When you meet a man from Limerick you expect him to be funny, humorous and have a heart of gold. Mark Cahill was all of that as we met in a line to board a limo for a Klout event at SXSW Austin 2011. Everyone who meets Mark will hit it off very well as he makes people comfortable. he seems to be a big deal back in Ireland and to us he was a big deal as we networked together at SXSW. Thought provoking conversations, sharing knowledge and also taking great pictures made us all like Mark Cahill when we met him IRL ( in Real Life) I have been following him on Twitter for some time.
In case you felt it was just me who was impressed with Mark, This is what Lisa Byrne had to say “I first met Mark on Twitter yet we never interacted until we found ourselves tweeting from the same line in Austin, Texas. The shared love of all things Apple and the launch of the new iPad 2 brought us face to face! Well, that and we’re both from Ireland! Mark’s contagious spirit enhanced the good times at SXSW and we’re new and good friends since.”
Mark Cahill has over 15 years experience with blue-chip corporations such as such as Dell, Airtricity, Trinity Biotech and Johnson & Johnson in a variety of Technical/IT Project Management and Strategy roles. In recent years he has also worked with SMEs and entrepreneurs developing business and social media marketing strategies. He completed his masters degree in business administration (MBA) in 2008 (Kemmy business School, University of Limerick, Ireland -www.ul.ie/business/ ), and his thesis “To what extent have Online Social Networks Changed Business to Consumer Marketing” (http://www.consultmark.ie/blog/2011/04/06/mba-thesis-to-what-extent-have-online-social-networks-changed-business-to-consumer-marketing/). His thesis looks at how online social networks and Web 2.0 have changed the marketing landscape and it proposes a model for an integrated offline and online marketing strategy.
He also holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering and has a passion for technology and how it can benefit business. Mark is one of the founding organisers and speakers at Bizcamp Limerick (http://bizcamp.ie/).
Mark is also a visiting lecturer with the Kemmy business school, University of Limerick (www.ul.ie/business/) in Entrepreneurship and Marketing with a focus on Social Networks and Social Media.
He is also Marketing Director of the Green Enterprise centre Cloughjordan, Tipperary Ireland.