AtlanTec festival to mark 8th anniversary

galway daily news atlantec festival announced in galway

AtlanTec festival will mark its eighth anniversary in Galway next month, where ethical hacking and social engineering will be discussed along with the use of AI and robotics in farming.

The theme of this year’s festival is ‘The Art of Digital Acceleration’, and will be held in person and virtually from 16 to 20 May.

The attendance is expected to exceed last year’s festival, which had a global audience of over 3,500 people.

Among the speakers participating in AtlanTec 2022 will be ethical hacker Freaky Clown, author Charles Leadbeater, and consultant Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino.

The festival is generously supported by the AtlanTec Cluster including start-ups, SMEs and global organisations such as Avaya, Cisco, DXC Technology, Ericsson, Fidelity Investments, Genesys, HPE, IBM,itag Skillnet,  NUI Galway, State Street, Storm Technology and many more.

Speaking about the upcoming festival, Karl Gaffney, Avaya & Chair of the itag AtlanTec festival said they are excited about the programme that is being put together.

“There certainly will be something for everyone – covering every aspect of technology, from the Future of Software Development, to Sustainability and everything in between,” he said.

“Be it agile, big data, climate, cyber security, ethical hacking, quantum computing, sports tech and much more, if it’s relevant to tech then we have it covered. We will have speakers and topics that will appeal to all interests and all levels – from experts to those with only a passing interest in tech.”

People can register their interest to attend the events at