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# fora-magazine - Friday 17 January, 2020

Want to be a CGI wizard, sous chef or finance specialist? There's now an apprenticeship for that

Apprenticeships are changing – but attitudes to them need to catch up.

# fora-magazine - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Ireland has talent, but when it comes to tech and science it needs to tackle gender imbalances

Ireland’s smart economy ambitions stem from its educated youth, it needs to be nurtured early

Tech has been the driving force behind the taxi industry’s evolution and it's not slowing down

Drivers and traditional companies have been thinking on their feet to keep up with new apps.

Why medtech startup PMD raised €1.4m to work on a 'huge opportunity' in the Middle East

The Cork outfit develops wearables to monitoring patients’ breathing and is also looking towards Canada.

Three years after opening its Irish R&D lab, Kaspersky closed its office in Dublin

The cybersecurity giant had a three-year plan to hire 50 people but opted to close the office last summer.

From apps to taps: Where Ireland sits in the march toward a cashless society

Early adoption is led by the Nordics and Asia as infrastructure and societal acceptance plays catch up.

As Google buys Pointy, co-founder Mark Cummins enters his second act with the tech giant

The Dublin startup isn’t the first business founded by Cummins to be snapped up by the company.

# fora-magazine - Friday 10 January, 2020

Spending might be up over Christmas, but Irish retailers are still facing challenges

Increased trade doesn’t quite match economic growth, as consumers habits continue to evolve.

'There is no free lunch, there is no reward where there is no risk'

Tools of the Trade: Mazars’ Mark Kennedy talks the piano, publishing and learning to manage risk.

Work-It: Building a culture of trust and recognition is like “turning a massive ship”

Bean-bags and ping pong tables aren’t much consolation if people don’t feel valued.

How UtilityAR is bringing augmented reality to factories and data centres

In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out the most promising companies emerging from Ireland.

Uber rival Bolt set to join the race to get to the top of Dublin's taxi app market

The $1bn company has emerged as a key player in Europe’s competitive transport app game.

Here's where venture capital investors have been cutting their cheques in 2019

Fintech remains an area of key interest with health tech hot on its heels.

'It's the evolving nature of capitalism, it can't just be about profit': Meet the man helping scale social entrepreneurship with ChangeX

Alongside Niamh McKenna, Paul O’Hara is pioneering a new tech-driven way to spread social innovations.

# fora-magazine - Friday 3 January, 2020

Shoe Dog, Bad Blood and Lord of the Flies: 2019's best business book recommendations

Tools of the trade: The best business books recommended by leading Irish business people in 2019.

Startup Scout: Companies to watch in 2020

From IoT to cybersecurity, here are the startups to keep on your radar next year.

Worklife trends of 2019 and what's in store for next year

Here’s how Irish businesses are embracing an evolving workplace.

Inside 1989: What Irish business looked like 30 years ago

From Intel to Coillte, the State Papers show the foundation of modern Ireland.

2019 was a solid year for foreign direct investment but what does 2020 have in store?

Talent and tax changes could be issues as Ireland looks to stay as the multinational destination of choice.

'This is the most fun business on the planet, the most difficult but the most fun'

How Bobby Healy plans to put food delivery drones in Irish skies in 2020 with Manna.

# fora-magazine - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Your crashcourse in... 5g and other tech trends for 2020

AI, edge computing and drones: It’s going to be an interesting new year.

# fora-magazine - Saturday 28 December, 2019

The throwback economy: Why 'a good story' never goes out of style

As the retail world evolves, do vinyl and the printed word still hold a special place in peoples hearts?

# fora-magazine - Friday 20 December, 2019

Parenthood, losing money and falling from the top: Turning points in the lives of business leaders

Tools of the trade: The moments that changed the lives of Irish business leaders.

Your crashcourse in... 5g and other tech trends for 2020

AI, edge computing and drones: It’s going to be an interesting new year.

Fintech, health and cybersecurity: Fora's tech deals of the year

Bumper funding rounds and high-profile acquisitions ruled the order in 2019.

Pack to the future: Inside An Post's shiny new parcel hub

The semi-state is just getting started as it plots its long-term plan.

The throwback economy: Why 'a good story' never goes out of style

As the retail world evolves, do vinyl and the printed word still hold a special place in peoples hearts?

Vertical farming, AI and getting personal: what Ireland and the business world might look like by 2030

Business leaders give their take on the innovations, ideas and tech that could influence the next decade.

Then and now: How Ireland and the business world have changed from 2010 to 2020

Irish business leaders give their take on the influential innovations, ideas and tech that shaped the decade.

'We often say in this business that feedback is the breakfast of champions'

Tools of the Trade: Entrepreneur and radio host Karl Fitzpatrick on vision and motor shows.

Meet the (one of the) men behind Taoglas, the Irish company working on next-gen IoT tech

Co-founder Ronan Quinlan thinks Ireland can lead the way in precision tech for e-scooters and much more.

Work-It: Are robots really going to steal your job?

With tech’s rapid development, are we really at the mercy of machines or is it all just hype?

Meeting a global demand - why Troy has expanded to become Ireland's largest studio

Siún Ní Raghallaigh on how the Limerick-based studio is adapting in an evolving TV and film landscape.

Skin in the game: How Irish company Integumen is blending AI, cloning and skincare

The company recently announced a funding round – but it’s just getting started.

'Wind and wave are our oil and gas': How Ireland could harness the power of the ocean

The wave energy industry has potential, but it won’t all be plain sailing.

# fora-magazine - Thursday 12 December, 2019

'Dominating the space': Irish cybersecurity startup Tines has raised a further $11m to go global

The company is one of the domestic breakouts from a burgeoning cybersecurity scene.

Open banking has arrived in Ireland: Here's what it means for banks, fintech and the rest of us

Financial institutions now have to open up their data troves to third parties, who smell an opportunity.

'Be sensitive to changes and nudge things along, rather than try to force them'

Tools of the trade: The Apple Farm’s Con Traas talks being overly cautious and pruning 40,000 trees.

Work-It: Playing with space in the modern office

From open plan to old-style cubicles, layout can have a big impact on how people interact.

In the great fintech race, N26 is prepping to invest more in the Irish market in 2020

The German digital bank has now reached 100,000 users in Ireland.

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