Conall Laverty is the Founder & CEO of Wia, a leading platform for developers building Internet of Things hardware. Wia provides a simple way for people and things to talk to each other with just a few lines of code. The platform is now being used by 10,000’s of developers in more than 100 countries and has attracted €1m in venture capital funding with backers including Suir Valley Ventures, Enterprise Ireland and NDRC. He is a key figure in the global Internet of Things ecosystem.
Previously Conall was CTO of Big Motive, a creative technology company based in London and Belfast. There he architected and developed products for BBC, Net-a-Porter and Channel 4. He was also Technical Director of Woogie, an innovation consultancy who has worked with Cambridge Silicon Radio, Deezer and startups throughout Ireland. He attained a First Class Honours Masters from Queen’s University Belfast in Computer Games Development.
Conall is an engaging, humble and inspirational speaker. Recent engagements include Mobile World Congress, Dublin Tech Summit, RIOT, Web Summit, TechConnect, ICONs Festival.
Publications include TechCrunch, Yahoo Finance, Irish Times, Fora, Silicon Republic, Sunday Business Post, Business World
Awards and Accolades:
Forbes 30 Under 30 2019
Sunday Independent 30 Under 30 2018
Blackbox Connect 23 2018
Sunday Business Post 30 Under 30 2018
Digital DNA Young Person of the Year 2017
IIA Startup of the Year 2017
NDRC Launchpad Winner 2016