Largest Irish MPS conference a big success

The success of the largest Managed Print and IT Services Conference ever staged in Ireland exceeded the expectations of the organisers, Bryan S Ryan. Called simply Convergence, the event drew more than 150 participants, including some from abroad.

Speaking afterwards at Dublin’s iconic Convention Centre, Bryan S Ryan CEO Brian Whyte described the conference as “a huge success”, saying it will prove to be “a landmark event for the industry.”

He praised the support of the conference partners, particularly event co-hosts ComputerScope, and thanked exhibitors Canon, Kyocera and Citrix.

The half-day conference opened with a presentation called A World Picture of MPS, delivered by Steven Swift, Senior Consultant at imaging specialist Photizo Group.

Next, the IT Director from a leading international hedge fund administrator, shared some insights and lessons from his experience with MPS and document management in the context of Managed IT Services.

He was followed by Carey Bowden of Citrix, who spoke about the cloud and on issues arising from the ‘bring your own device’ ethos.


Following a lively Q&A session, the event’s second half was opened by Google Ireland’s Country Manager, Shane Nolan, who gave delegates an overview of MPS user trends and business opportunities.

Rounding off the roll of guest speakers, Bill Cullen of ‘The Apprentice’ TV show fame said that, while Ireland had progressed hugely in recent years, in today’s difficult economy businesses needed to work even harder and smarter.

A second Q&A session was followed by a light lunch aimed at enabling delegates to concentrate on some useful executive networking.

Photizo’s Steven Swift later described Convergence as a well-planned and focused event notable for its “compressed yet highly informative sessions.” Expressing appreciation for the networking opportunities, he also noted that the venue and timeframe were “extremely efficient for those with busy schedules.”

The Convergence the Managed Print and IT Services Conference was the first in a series of events planned and hosted by Bryan S Ryan with the aim of fostering MPS growth and educating existing and potential clients.

A snapshot of the event is available at here.

Materials from Event:
Guest Speaker Presentations
Managed Print Solution
Video of Event

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