TechFire is a series of management briefings for IT professionals. 


TechFire briefings are moderated by TechCentral.ie editor Niall Kitson, delivered in a relaxed and informal interview style. These briefings have consistently attracted IT professionals since 2009, based on their trust in our technology media brands which have been serving the IT sector for more than 35 years.


Whether online or in-person TechFire briefings are presented in an interactive format with our independent host and moderator encouraging two-way communication between the speakers and attendees. Powerpoint presentations are limited; the emphasis is on Q&A, discussion and information sharing.


End-user experience is a key focus at TechFire meetings. The series has featured customer interviews with organisations including Laya Healthcare, Galway University Hospital, Chill Insurance, Irish Distillers, Dept. of Social Protection, Permanent TSB, Irish Stock Exchange, Aer Lingus, Comreg, Beaumont Hospital, Pramerica, Fexco, Northern Ireland Civil Service, AIB, CityJet, Micksgarage.com, An Post, Depfa Bank, Kingspan, NHS, Ervia, the HSE and more.

While host sponsor partners providing their insight and expertise on the burning question have included BT, Cisco, Accenture, Interxion, PFH, HP, Dell EMC, Fortinet, IBM, Triangle, Agile, Juniper, Comtrade, NetApp, Appliance Technology, Schneider, CWSI, MobileIron, eir, Sungard, Fujitsu, Microsoft, Citrix, Trend Micro, F5 Networks, Fujitsu, Veritas, Symantec and ManageEngine. 

The customer experience session is a focal point. Conducted in a relaxed and informal interview style by our independent host and moderator, they deliver unique insights and learnings. While in advance, delegates are encouraged to submit questions and talking points they would like discussed.

Absolutely relevant and excellent in content – the sessions provide a truly independent assessment/view on the related in scope topics – the presenters being leaders in their fields – so excellent and relevant materials delivered in a professional manner.

Head of IT Risk & Control, Permanent TSB