Tom Raftery (17th Sept)

Global VP and Futurist, SAP

Tom Raftery is a Global VP for SAP, an Innovation Evangelist, Futurist, international Keynote speaker, and host of The Digital Supply Chain podcast. Prior to joining SAP, Tom worked for a number of companies at Group IT Manager/CTO level, and as an Industry Analyst. Tom is also a regular Guest Lecturer at the International Instituto San Telmo Business School in Seville.

Advisor, LocatorX,

Opening Keynote Speaker Saphila
Opening Keynote Speaker at many SAP Now’s
Keynote Speaker EclipseCon
Opening/Closing Keynote Speaker at several SAP for Utilities events
Opening Keynote Speaker at CloudStack Collab in Las Vegas
Sole keynote speaker at Atos Benelux CxO event Belgium
Keynote address Digital Trends Athens
Closing Keynote at SAP for Utilities in San Antonio
Presented on Cloud Computing’s Green Potential at Green Economy in Dublin
Jurist on many international competitions

Award winning, highest subscribed blog in Ireland (
Multi-award nominated audio and video podcast at (no longer online)
Main blogger on Cork Internet eXchange
Frequent contributor on it@cork blog and podcasts

Event/Conference Organiser
Chair of organising committee of it@cork Technology in Business Conference 2007
Member of the Advisory Board of the 2007 Web 2.0 Expo in Berlin
Organiser and Co-Chair BlogTalk 2008
Member of organising committee of it@cork Technology in Business Conference 2005 and 2006
Organised and chaired the first Web 2.0 conference in Ireland (June 2006)

Co-founder and director of Cork Internet eXchange – a hyper energy-efficient, data centre based in Cork, Ireland (2006-2010)
Founder Tom Raftery IT – a social media consultancy business in Ireland (2004-2008)
Co-founder and director of Zenith Solutions Ltd., a web applications development company (1996 – 2002)
CTO Chip eServices Ltd. (2002-2004)
Advisor to Synergy Module – a start-up energy aggregator which utilises energy demand management for grid stabilisation