As the science and technology sectors continue to thrive in Ireland, Silicon Republic points out 25 leaders to keep your eye on in 2020, and we are delighted that our very own Chief Commercial Officer, Faye Thomas has made that list!
Throughout the year on Siliconrepublic.com, they try to keep on top of everything sci-tech, from developments with the latest start-ups to cutting-edge science and focusing on areas from finance to pharma.
25 leaders in the science and tech sectors in Ireland
Here, they round up 25 leaders in the science and tech sectors in Ireland who caught their attention this year – some who are new to their roles, others who have been guiding the way for some time, but all who will no doubt have plenty in store in 2020.
Minimise the risk of a data breach
As our reliance on tech products grows, so does the need to properly dispose of devices. Faye Thomas is Chief Commercial Officer of AMI, the IT recycling company that helps organisations deal with their end-of-life IT, mobile and electrical equipment to minimise the risk of a data breach. AMI is the most secure IT disposal provider on the island of Ireland.
Shaping AMI’s strategy
Faye joined the AMI team in 2014 and has almost 20 years of sales, customer service and business operations experience. She has a passion for continuous improvement, placing the customer at the centre of our operations. As well as leading the sales, marketing and customer service teams at AMI, Faye is deeply involved in shaping AMI’s strategy and ensuring operations are in line with long-term business goals.
Demand driven by GDPR
The company employs 60 people in Belfast and Dublin, but has plans to expand over the next two years. “GDPR has really driven demand for our services as organisations realise the importance of eliminating all residual data from old or unwanted IT equipment, while securely disposing of these devices,” Thomas said earlier this year.
Interestingly, as of January 2020, AMI employs 75 people over both sites and has several new roles on the imminent pipeline.
Listed in the Business First, 40 under 40
Over her career, which includes a decade of experience in the IT sector, Faye has demonstrated an outstanding ability to identify market opportunities and has been instrumental in ensuring the growth and success of AMI. Faye was listed in the 2019 Business First 40 under 40.
Ability to generate new revenue streams for customers
AMI helps organisations manage the secure retirement of their end-of-life IT, mobile and electrical equipment. Established in 2001, it has grown to be a world leader in securely managing IT retirement, as evidenced by its ranking among the top four ADISA, audited companies, and only one in Ireland.
AMI leads based on its ability to minimise the risk of harmful data leaks from retired equipment; its exceptional customer service; and its ability to generate new revenue streams for customers post the refurbishment and resale of data sanitised devices. Its security-conscious public and private sector customers include central and local government agencies, as well as 35% of Ireland’s top 200 ICT user companies. www.amiltd.ie