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Ireland in top 4% Globally for Gender Equality.

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


Mensa Awards Ericsson “Most Intelligent Company”

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).

Create your own charts from the Ericsson Mobility Report Data

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…


Looking forward to the next TypeScript Meetup!

Looking forward to having the next TypeScript meetup on Tuesday the 17th of November here in Ericsson Ireland. There are 2 talks planned this time around;

Unit testing with TypeScript by Daniel Jimenez Garcia, and

Decorators & metadata reflection in TypeScript by Remo H. Jansen

The last event was an enormous success, and Tuesday is already booked out, but you can join the meetup group online to hear about when the next (and subsequent  meetups) will be, here: http://www.meetup.com/Dublin-TypeScript-Meetup/ as well as join the wait-list for Tuesday if anyone else cancels.

For all who come on Tuesday, I hope you will all feel very welcome here.

GLOBE Meeting in Ericsson Ireland

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:


Prague (Praha) – Graduate/Entry Level Vacancy with Ericsson

I’m very pleased to be working with my colleagues from Prague to help them find an Integration Engineer at Graduate/Entry Level. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with Czech language skills looking to start a career in a company like Ericsson.

Much like Dublin, Prague is a beautiful and vibrant city, steeped in history and culture. So for more information, or to apply, please visit the following link: https://goo.gl/T8k2xT