Founder & CEO | Wia
Conall Laverty, is the Founder & CEO of Wia, an Irish startup that helps property operators create safer, more collaborative environments by utilising the Internet of Things to get a better understanding of occupancy, air quality and energy. The platform is now being used in more than 100 countries and has attracted €1.5m in venture capital funding. He is a key figure in the global Internet of Things ecosystem and was recently listed on Forbes 30 Under 30.
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.
Speaker engagements include Mobile World Congress, Dublin Tech Summit, RIOT, Web Summit, TechConnect, ICONs Festival, Google, Facebook.
Publications include Bloomberg, Forbes, TechCrunch, Yahoo Finance, Irish Times, Fora, Silicon Republic, Sunday Business Post, Business World
– Awards and Accolades
– Forbes 30 Under 30 2019
– 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