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Novartis: Digital Pharmaceutical Company of the Year

Congratulations to the Novartis team who won Digital Pharmaceutical Company of the Year Award at the Digital Media Awards. The Awards are organised by PM Society and the criteria measured are campaign objectives and strategy, effectiveness, Tactical implementation, innovation and creativity. Novartis beat off Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech (Roche), GSK and Sanofi to take the first ever Digital Pharmaceutical Company of the Year Award.



Cardiology and Novartis – get involved

Exciting times here in Novartis, especially for anyone with an interest or specialism in Cardiology, and we are pleased to announce an opportunity for you to become involved.
Novartis UK are looking for a Senior Medical Advisor with Cardiology specialization to be the “Product Champion” for the pipeline molecules and lead the Medical Plan, ensuring appropriate CPO buy-in to the challenges and potential.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, and you are Medically Qualified with GMC registration and the right to work in the UK, please drop me a line, or connect. To know more and to apply, you can visit the following link: http://goo.gl/AXojNI or click on the image below.

Best “Out of Office” Auto Replies ….

Best “Out of Office” Auto Replies Ever….

(Image with thanks to John Redmond/Tourism Ireland Imagery).

As today is my last day I Ericsson LM Ireland, I have to put my out of office on, which reminded me of an amusing list of amusing “out of office replies” that I saw before, so I thought I would share with you. Hope you enjoy:

  1. You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office. If I was in, chances are you wouldn’t have received anything at all.
  2. I will be unable to delete your email until I return from holiday on 1 April. Please be patient and your mail will be deleted in the order it was received.
  3. Thank you for your email. Your credit card has been charged $15.99 for the first ten words and $1.99 for each additional word in your message.
  4. The e-mail server is unable to verify your server connection and is unable to deliver this message. Please restart your computer and try sending again.
  5. Thank you for your message, which has been added to a queuing system. You are currently in 352nd place, and can expect to receive a reply in approximately 19 weeks.
  6. I will be out of the office for the next 2 weeks for medical reasons. When I return, please refer to me as ‘Margaret’ instead of ‘Steve’.(and my favourite):
  7. I’ve run away to join a different circus.

On a serious note, my actual out of office says I am leaving Ericsson today. I’ve met some fantastic people here in Ericsson Ireland, and I would most especially like to thank the other members of the recruitment team and the hiring managers whom I have had the pleasure to work with. Ericsson is an easy place to recruit for because it is such a fantastic place to work, and I have enjoyed every minute of it.

Ericsson Supports Girls

RailGirls that is. If you have never heard of it before, RailGirls’ aim is to give tools and a community for women to understand technology and to build their ideas. They do this by providing a great experience on building things and by making technology more approachable.

Rails Girls was born in Finland, but is nowadays a global, non-profit volunteer community, and recently held an event in Galway which Ericsson supported with sponsorship and engineers.

If you missed it, don’t worry, I’m sure there will be future events soon, but in the meantime, this might give you a feeling for one of the events if you think RailGirls might be for you and you think you might like to attend:

Ericsson Master Engineer Gerry Kavanagh at RailGirls Galway


Cloud POC Program Manager position, Ericsson Athlone

As PDU OSS Cloud POC Program Manager you will be overall responsible for all PDU customer engagements and the key spokesperson in contacts with regions, customer units and customers on behalf of the PDU. You will participate in both early phases of customer contacts and in the deployments to ensure that the PDU maintains the right priority and attention to our customers, as well as ensuring we meet our delivery commitments on-time and with quality.

Interested? Click here to know more and apply: http://goo.gl/M9uxG0

Rec Room

A while ago, I mentioned that we have a recreation room in Ericsson Dublin. What I neglected to say was that we also have one in Ericsson Athlone. Just another great reason to work in Ericsson Ireland. Why not see if we have a role for you?: http://jobs.ericsson.com/search/?q=&q2=&locationsearch=Ireland)

PS – please note I resisted the temptation to say “taking a break in Ericsson Ireland” :)


Ericsson Athlone Rec Room

5 Great Big Data facts about little Ireland

More and more about big data these days providing useful insights to enable decision makers. Here are 5 nice things we’ve learned from big data about little Ireland.

As you know, from time to time, I like to “fly the flag” for Ireland and highlight why it is such a great place to live and work, and as a Data Analytics graduate, I like reading about things to do with big data, so here are 5 things you might not have known:

1. Ireland does the “most good”

Ted.com run an index called “The Good Country Index” which measures how much each country contributes to the planet. Ireland topped the poll in the latest release, at number one: http://goo.gl/dpIZXy

TED.com Good Country Index – click for a larger version

2. We have the 10th best traffic in the world

According to Numbeo, the world’s largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide, Ireland ranks number 10 in the world for its traffic, its index being a composite index of time consumed in traffic due to job commute, estimation of time consumption dissatisfaction, CO2 consumption estimation in traffic and overall inefficiencies in the traffic system: http://goo.gl/FstxOw

Numbeo.com traffic index (by country) – click for a larger version

3. We’re pretty pollution-free too!

Again, according to Numbeo, Ireland is #11 in the global pollution index. Pollution by their definition means the amount of pollution in the country, not how much it makes (ideally of course, having both as low as possible is desireable): http://goo.gl/H5A3vU

Numbeos Pollution Index - click for an interactive version

Numbeo Pollution Index – click for an interactive version

4. We live until we’re 81 years old!

Yes, that’s what he WHO and Eurostat say. Eurostat provides detailed statistics on the EU and candidate countries, along with various statistical publications and the WHO track life expectancy on a global basis. According to Eurostat, women in Ireland live to an average age of 83.2 years, and men until we’re 78.7 years old. According to the WHO, Japan is number 1 at 84 years, so Ireland is only 3 years off that (and besides, I don’t speak Japanese). Horray!: http://goo.gl/ogNJjk

WHO Life Expectancy page. Click for an interactive version.

WHO Life Expectancy page. Click for an interactive version.

5. We smart and were getting smarter.

OK – what I mean here is more educated. The below graph, from the CSO Education analysis of the 2011 census, illustrates clearly ongoing gains in educational attainment in Ireland. This data a bit older than the rest, being a report from 2012 but I think its an important index to promote Ireland, becuase it relates not only to ourselves, but to future generations: http://goo.gl/0C1Rgj

Education Gains in Ieeland - click to see the full report.

Education Gains in Ireland – click to see the full report.

So there you go. If you want to live for a long time, in a country with low pollution, spend as little time as you can in traffic, surrounded by people who think of others and where you (and your children) will likely be the among the most educated in the world, you must be in Ireland, or on your way here.


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