Wia: Conall Laverty

Conall Laverty, is the Founder & CEO of Wia, an Irish startup that provides sustainability companies with cloud infrastructure to utilize the Internet of Things.

He is a key figure in the global Internet of Things ecosystem and was listed on Forbes 30 Under 30 for Europe. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he co-founded OSV, one of the fastest growing hardware movements to develop open source ventilators with over 7,000 engineers, designers and medical professionals.

From County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, Conall was previously CTO of Big Motive, a creative technology company based in London and Belfast. There he architected and developed products for BBC, Net-a-Porter and Channel 4. He was also Technical Director of Woogie, an innovation consultancy who has worked with Cambridge Silicon Radio, Deezer and startups throughout Ireland. He attained a First Class Honors Masters from Queen’s University Belfast in Computer Games Development.

Speaker engagements include Mobile World Congress, Dublin Tech Summit, RIOT, Web Summit, TechConnect, ICONs Festival, Google, Facebook.

Publications include Bloomberg, Forbes, TechCrunch, Yahoo Finance, Irish Times, Fora, Silicon Republic, Sunday Business Post, Business World

Awards and Accolades

    • Nominated for Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards 2020
    • JCI Outstanding Young People Awards for 2020
    • Forbes 30 Under 30 2019
    • Blackbox Connect 23 2018
    • Sunday Business Post 30 Under 30 2018
    • Digital DNA Young Person of the Year 2017
    • IIA Startup of the Year 2017
    • NDRC Launchpad Winner 2016

This episode is hosted by Dave Byrne


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