DIT product management excellence celebrated at Irish Software Association industry awards


L:R - Domhnall Mac Domhnaill (Skillnets Chairman), Seamus Galvin (Espion),  Edel Creely (ISA Chair and Managing Director of Trilogy Technologies), Maire Hunt (Network Manager, ISA Skillnet), Liam Cronin (CEO Right To Sight Technology),  Paul O’Sullivan (Director College of Business, DIT) and Claire Mc Bride (Programme Manager, DIT Product Management Programmes)

05 December 2013: Seamus Galvin of Espion and Liam Cronin of Right to Sight Technology were named winners of the DIT ISA-Skillnet Product Management student excellence awards at the Irish Software Association’s annual celebration of innovation and growth in the sector.

The awards recognise students’ abilities to combine theory with relevance to practice in product management – a role recently titled ‘The ‘IT’ Job of Silicon Valley’ by Fortune magazine.

Seamus and Liam both graduated from DIT this autumn. Seamus won his award for the postgraduate diploma while Liam was honoured for his work on the Masters in Product Management.

The DIT Product Management programme helps executives hone the perspective and frameworks required to shift product strategy from an event-driven process to a core competency. It ensures that companies prioritise where they want to go with the product as opposed to where the customer might take them, an approach that hampers potential to scale in many emerging technology companies.

The role marries business and technology acumen combined with strategic vision and pragmatism – all qualities that make product management an ideal stepping stone to leadership in the Irish software sector.

Within just two years, DIT’s suite of product management programmes, borne out of a close partnership with the Irish Software Association and ISA Skillnet has brought about close engagement with 64 companies and 80 participants.

In conjunction with its industry partners, DIT also hosts Dublin’s annual Product Camp and runs a series of professional development seminars in support of Ireland’s burgeoning product management community.


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