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I’m absolutely delighted that we have 4 entries from Irish colleges to the Ericsson Innovation Awards 2016, and I just wanted to wish them the best of luck, and also encourage you to vote for them!
The projects are (and you can click on the names to see more details and to vote for them):
- onWinListeners – (replacing the physical queue system with a virtual queue)
- PI or Peoples Internet (a socialising app that will bring the “lone-wolf back to the wolf pack”)
- The Futuristics – (an automatic billing system based on RFID) and
- Carpartment – (a progression of self-driving cars to the next stage in evolution)
While I would love to have a winner from an Irish College, you should of course vote for what you think is the best, so you can see details of all the entries and vote for them here:
They are all great ideas, so I hope one day Ericsson can help make them a reality, as I really dislike queues, and the checkout, and you never know, I might even be persuaded to give up my “lone-wolf” motor-biker ways with PI and a Carparment!
Voting is open until December 17.
Delighted to see that The World Economic Forum has awarded Ireland a top 5 place globally for Gender Equality.
The index ranks 145 economies according to how well they are leveraging their female talent pool, based on economic, educational, health-based and political indicators. Here is a video about the index if you would like to know more:
As a country, we are not 100% there, but this is a very positive move in the right direction.
Ireland moves from 8th to 5th place globally
Congratulations to my colleagues in Hungary who were recently awarded “Most Intelligent Company” for the second year running.
The competition (in co-operation with Mensa, the high IQ society) involved employees of companies taking the Mensa’s official IQ test on a voluntary basis. Ericsson Hungary were the highest on average (for the second time in a row, as they won in 2014 as well) in the large company category. Several Ericsson entrants even achieved scores high enough to be offered Mensa membership.
Well done all!
You can read more about the competition here: http://www.intelligensvallalat.hu/fooldal (in Hungarian).
I’m adding the latest Ericsson Mobility report to my profile. Some fascinating numbers in it, published here: http://www.ericsson.com/mobility-report
Opening with the surprising fact that; currently, there are as many mobile subscriptions as people in the world, and every second, 20 new mobile broadband subscriptions are activated – the numbers and facts continue to astound throughout.
You can even create your own graphs, tables and data using the brilliant Traffic Exploration tool. Here’s one I made which illustrated the rise of LTE/5G from 2010 onward (including predictions to 2021) in Western Europe. for those of you who know me and my love of data; I may spend hours exploring this…
Our recent LGBT Network Launch was a great success. There was a strong turnout representing many parts of the Ericsson Ireland organisation and the network were very happy to have many of the managers join on the day showing their support.
The event was hosted by Derrick Howard and Sharon Goff who outlined why LGBT issues. The discussion was informative and well received, with the steering group team members adding their comments during a very interactive session.
Karen Lyons provided some background on the importance of Diversity generally, and the session also asked the audience to think about what they themselves can do.
The session had a collaborative feel where many of those present had the opportunity to ask questions and give suggestions and feedback.
Ericsson Ireland is committed to providing an inclusive work environment where everyone is valued and welcome. All individuals are respected for the skills they bring and the contributions and impact they make. If that sounds like the kind of place you would like to work, please visit our careers portal:
Congratulations to the Cyberlympics Winners!
On Thursday the 29th of October Ericcson ran a successful Cyberlympics event on campus in UCD. We had an excellent turnout of almost 40 enthusiastic computer science and engineering students. The competition was enjoyed by all and very well received. The winning team consisted of Karl Jonas Radle, Fabio D’Urso, Vincentas Glusinskas and Michal Gwizdz and they finished on a score of 4300 after two 45 minute rounds. A huge congratulations to the winning team as they held of stiff competition from the other teams. We look forwarding to seeing everyone again at future events.
Well done to to the organisers and volunteers and most especially all the participants!
Congratulations and thanks to Anne and Bernadetta, the organisers of the Midlands Jobs Fair for inviting us yesterday to the event in Athlone.
It was an enormous success and we met hundreds of job seekers and spoke to them about what a fantastic employer Ericsson is.
We also spoke to some recent graduates about joining Ericsson as a graduate employee, or further study through the Ericsson Masters in Software Technology – Plus a Guaranteed Job.
We also met some of the EURopean Employment Services (EURES) Team, some of whom had traveled from all over Europe to meet with midlands job seekers and advise them of options abroad. EURES offer a job mobility portal for job seekers and EURES Advisers that are in daily contact with job seekers and employers across Europe.
It was great also to meet and speak with Kevin Humphreys, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Social Protection with special responsibility for Employment, Community and Social Support about what Ericsson has brought to the midlands as an employer, as well as speak to Athlone Community Radio about what types of positions we have available.
Overall, a great day!