The Network Revolution

The network is changing. It’s adapting to the wide scale shift to the cloud, the explosion of mobile devices accessing the network, and the adoption of bandwidth-hungry applications. Traditional networks, where data packets are forwarded to the next hop by a network switch, are too rigid to embrace this dynamic new environment.

But Software Defined Networking (SDN), where the network control and forwarding functions are separated, and Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) are game changing developments. Service providers and enterprises are using SDN and NFV to gain complete control of their networks, right down to individual traffic flows. They’re also using them to rapidly roll out applications, and scale up/down network services quickly and cost efficiently.

About Iricent

We founded Iricent to help service providers and enterprises realise the potential of SDN and NFV. Our decades of expertise and our direct relationships with established global vendors and innovative start-ups mean we’re ideally placed to enable businesses and service providers transform their networks into flexible, cost effective and revenue generating platforms.

We offer a complete suite of SDN and NFV-based open networking solutions, applications and services including consultancy, design and delivery. We’d be delighted to discuss how we can help you. Please contact us at info@iricent.com or by telephone on +353 1 4429840.

Meet our management team

Damian Murray

Damian Murray

Damian has almost twenty years’ experience in telecommunications and IT networking, working with major industry players including Siemens and Nokia. He started his career in technical roles in enterprise data networking. He moved on to product management and then held a succession of senior Sales and Business Development roles across enterprise and service provider segments. Damian has a degree in Electronic Engineering from Dublin Institute of Technology and an MBA from University College Dublin.
Ger O’Byrne

Ger O’Byrne

Ger has over 25 years’ experience in telecommunications and IT networking, working with major industry powerhouses including eircom, Siemens, Nokia Siemens Networks and Nokia. He started his career in technical roles in network design, implementation and project management. He moved into sales and then held a series of senior management roles including General Manager Siemens Communications and Country Director Nokia Siemens Networks Ireland. Ger has a Master of Science (Experimental Physics) degree from University College Dublin, a CDipAF from the ACCA as well as several technical and management qualifications.
Rory MacHale

Rory MacHale

Rory MacHale has more than thirty years of international experience in the telecommunications industry, working with companies as varied as Eigensolve, Ammeon, Logica/Aldiscon, Softech Telecom and Siemens AG in Munich. Initially a software developer, Rory transitioned quickly into design and software architecture roles in public telecommunications, progressing to product and presales management. Rory held the post of Chief Technology Officer in his last two engagements, including ten years at Ammeon. Rory has also held a number of senior industry positions both as a director and technical committee chairperson of the Open Mobile Alliance and steering committee member of the Multimedia Messaging Interoperability Group. Rory has a BE(Hons) / Electronic Engineering from University College, Dublin.

Kevin O’Donovan (FCCA)

Kevin O’Donovan (FCCA)

Kevin is a seasoned finance professional with more than 20 years global experience working in international technology companies including Nokia Networks, Nokia Siemens Networks and Vodafone. During this time he held a number of senior finance positions including Head of Financial Planning & Analysis, Sub-Region CFO, Director of Business Control and Financial Controller. He has also held several management team and Board memberships both locally and regionally. Kevin is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA) and holds a postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from Cambridge Marketing College.