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Career Zoo to Focus on e-Commerce, IoT, Deep Data, Biotechnology and Machine Learning

Career Zoo to Focus on e-Commerce, IoT, Deep Data, Biotechnology and Machine Learning

Career Zoo to Focus on e-Commerce, IoT, Deep Data, Biotechnology and Machine Learning
February 24
08:49 2017

Career Zoo, which takes place at The Convention Centre Dublin on Saturday, 11th March from 10am to 5pm, was officially launched on Wednesday by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor.

Employers hiring at the March event will include e-commerce giant, internet of things company PTC, biopharma leaders BMS, performance marketing engine Criteo and software company Qualtrics – recently named as one of the hottest start-ups of the year.

The career networking event is expected to see over 7,000 attendees.

In addition to leading employers, next month’s line-up will include panel discussions focused on topics such as the Internet of Things (IoT), future tech, FinTech, machine learning, big data and BioTech. There will also be coding workshops, hacks, a series of talks on promoting diversity in tech and a ‘Game of Threats’ cyber security workshop.

“The past 12 months have seen some challenges for employers, but also lots of exciting opportunities,” Director of Career Zoo Jackie Slattery,  said. “Across the Atlantic, the new US administration is bedding down, which means there will be greater certainty for employers about economic priorities and opportunities for global growth. In the wake of Brexit, meanwhile, Ireland will become the sole English-speaking country in the EU. With our excellent track record in sectors such as tech, biopharma and financial services, employers here will be well positioned to capitalise on the opportunities that presents. Career Zoo has always been a good litmus test for how the business community in Ireland is faring. Following a year that saw lots of change, it’s reassuring that employers in Ireland still have plenty of exciting opportunities on offer. In particular, we continue to see growth in demand for skilled STEM-sector roles, such as dev ops, data scientists and bioengineers.”

“Diversity is important for the employers at Career Zoo on a number of fronts. Firstly, there is the need to encourage greater diversity in the STEM sectors and, secondly, there is the fact that talented employees can be very selective about the companies they work with. Companies that promote diversity and offer a welcoming and accepting environment gain a competitive edge. At the next Career Zoo event, we will have several workshops with a specific focus on diversity, and a Main Stage panel discussion with representatives from InterTech Ireland. That companies are increasingly geared towards diversity is a sure sign that employees are setting the scene for their workplace culture.”


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