Ann O’Dea is CEO and co-founder of Silicon Republic, Europe’s leading technology and innovation news service. Ann received a Net Visionary award from the Irish Internet Association for her work on ensuring the visibility of remarkable women role models in her industry, and was named ‘Media Woman of the Year’ at the Irish Tatler Women of the Year Awards 2014. She also sits on the advisory board of the Digital Youth Council, and the Royal Irish Academy’s Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee.