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About Francis O'Haire

Francis O'Haire is Director of Technology & Strategy. He is the longest serving team member in DataSolutions; he was there from the start in 1991 when the company commenced trading. Today he is the company’s Director of Technology and Strategy and over the last 25 years Francis identified all the world class vendors that Data Solutions bring to the market both in Ireland and the UK. Francis is regarded as the evangelist responsible for bringing Citrix to Ireland in 1995 and building & supporting the successful vendor’s reseller channel. He is a well-respected technologist regularly speaking at various industry events and his opinion is often sought by the national and trade press. Francis’s unique skill is to take complex technologies, simplify them and present them back to any audience justifying their business case while still highlighting their USP’s. Francis is passionate about good technologies that solve real life problems, as the company’s guru when it comes to technology – he seeks out new solutions appropriate for the market and acts as their spokesman. As one on Data Solutions founding members, Francis has decades of experience in the IT industry with extensive knowledge of topics including virtualisation, cloud, security, and data communications fields. He thrives on finding solutions that address real market needs and deliver return on investment, increased efficiency and lower cost to the end customer. Francis is one of the most well known and respected technology evangelist’s active in the EMEA marketplace today, with dozens of media outlets regularly seeking his input on the latest trends in technological innovation and his thoughts on the future. When he is not searching for new technologies or engaging in verbal or written sparring with technology journalists, you would be likely to find Francis researching anything and everything automotive, or doing a few laps on the track in Nürburgring.

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November 2015