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A word with Paddy O’Hagan – Digital DNA Business Personality of the Year 2019

By April 3, 2019 No Comments

How do you feel about being named Business Personality of the Year at Digital DNA Awards 2019?

Winning this award makes me feel extremely proud – both on a personal and professional level. The local tech sector is brimming over with talented people so this is really humbling.

Most importantly, it’s great news for the company. Gaining industry recognition creates a real buzz throughout the whole Neueda team.

What is the best thing about your role in Neueda?

Honestly, my role really doesn’t feel like a job! It is fun, challenging and I’m part of a great growth journey here at Neueda.

In my position as COO, I make daily decisions that make a difference to our company and our future and that’s a huge motivator – as are the great, talented people I get to work alongside.

What or whom inspires you in business?
Anyone who challenges the norm, dreams big and achieves their goals.

Where do you see the future of the tech sector in NI?
I think we will see continued growth through foreign direct investment, but it is most rewarding to see the growing start-up and innovation culture feeding off the industry right now.

The Northern Ireland tech sector can truly compete on the global stage and we need to keep enriching and encouraging the talent pool to support that.

What would you say to someone considering a career in IT?
Go for it. It’s a great career that is always changing and reinventing.

Every business these days, even the most traditional, is in some way a technology company. There are many varied career opportunities available in tech so do your research and keep an open mind.

What is happening at Neueda at the moment?
We are seeing continued growth and have a number of big developments in the pipeline.

We are currently building a new Belfast HQ for Neueda, with really modern themes, to create an environment where IT professionals can thrive. Our Spanish base in Malaga is growing and we have kicked off ambitious expansion plans in ROI and the US.

All told, this is a really exciting time for Neueda.

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