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Advisory Panel

The Going for Growth team is delighted that former Lead Entrepreneurs will continue to be associated with the initiative by serving on the advisory panel to further develop and strengthen the initiative.

Deirdre Smith

Deirdre Smith is an engineer, tech entrepreneur and Chartered Director of the Institute of Directors.   She sits on a number of boards.  Deirdre acts as a consultant, mentor and advisor to start-up companies and SMEs through EI and via Redefine.ie, a consultancy group that specializes in Strategies for Growth and Lean & Six Sigma Programmes.  With a strong technical, operations and commercial background, Deirdre was the co-founder and CEO of Zandar Technologies from 1999, which developed award winning video solutions for the broadcast sector worldwide. She led Zandar through their acquisition in 2007 by Harris Corporation, a $5bn US headquartered company (NYSE: HRS).  Deirdre held various management positions with Harris, an international ICT company serving markets in more than 150 countries, until 2010.