Ian Hyland

CEO/Publisher, Business & Finance Media Group

Ian Hyland is CEO/Publisher, Business & Finance Media Group, President Ireland INC, Chairman JobSourceGlobal and Nexus Events Group with activities operating in Ireland, UK, US and Asia Pacific.

Mr Hyland is also Founder of Ireland INC, a global business body aimed at increasing economic activity between Ireland and international markets. Ireland INC have hosted a number of significant global summits, most notably seven Ireland Day Summits in both the New York Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange.

Ian Hyland recently founded IrishBusinessBank.com, an online portal with the purpose of connecting High Potential Start Ups and SMEs with alternative sources of finance. IrishBusinessBank.com launched in April 2015 and hopes to increase the connectivity between companies and sources of funding and in doing so, increase economic activity, investment and job creation.

Ian Hyland serves as a Director of the Haven Foundation (New York). He served on the founding advisory Board of Self Help Africa (New York) and is Chairman of the Haiti Week Programme which was launched by President Clinton in 2012. He is also Chairman and Founder of Business2Sports in Dublin and London.ian

Eavann Murphy

Chief Commercial Officer at eir

Eavann is an experienced telecommunications executive with over 14 years’ experience in senior commercial positions with Vodafone, across both Enterprise and Consumer markets. She also held senior roles in Vodafone’s consumer division including Head of Mobile, Head of Post Pay and Roaming and Head of Strategy and Roaming.

Eavann was also Head of Enterprise Markets in the company’s Enterprise Division. Originally from Northern Ireland, Eavann holds an MA in Marketing Management from the University of Ulster and an ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Finance and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK).


Christian Kinnear

As Managing Director for HubSpot EMEA, Christian leads the business from the company’s Dublin Office where he is responsible for driving HubSpot’s growth in Europe. This includes setting the Go To Market strategy and aligning resources in order to maximise revenue and market growth within the business, as well as delivering customer success.Christian joined HubSpot from a successful tenure at Google, where he managed the Google for Work sales development team in EMEA, Japan, Asia, and the Pacific. In this position, Christian managed teams in a variety of cities across the globe, and gained significant experience in leading multi-segment teams across a range of international markets. Prior to this role, Christian enjoyed a seven-year career at Oracle, where he managed core elements of Oracle’s Technology and Applications Sales business across the UK and Northern Europe.Christian_Kinnear_Headshot
Honouree of the evening; Colm Lyon
Lyon is the CEO and founder of Fire Financial Services. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of Realex Payments up until the business was acquired in March 2015 for €115m. From 2000 to 2015, Lyon led Realex Payments to be one of Europe’s largest online payment gateways – processing in excess of €28bn per annum in online payments for over 12,500 retailers, including some of the world’s leading brands.