Cormac Callanan, CEO of Aconite Internet Solutions, established the first commercial ISP (Internet Services Provider) business in Ireland in 1991 (EUnet Ireland) and after 5 years of substantial growth and success sold the business as a going concern. He was awarded the Net Visionary Award in 2003 by the Irish Internet Association and the Golden Spider Hero of the Year award in 2006.
Having spent time in the computer industry in the USA and Japan and having developed strong relationships with service providers across Europe, Cormac brings a unique blend of experience to Internet Management Consultancy. He works as a expert with the Council of Europe in the cybercrime area.
Cormac was CEO of INHOPE the International Association of Internet Hotlines from 2003-2007. INHOPE coordinates a network of Internet hotlines combating online criminally illegal content.
Cormac has written for national and trade press including Communications Today magazine. He gives seminars when time permits and has lectured on a wide range of IT issues for many years.
Previously Cormac was head of computing and lectured in the subject at the Dublin Institute of Technology.
He was also treasurer of the Irish UNIX Systems Users Group and president of DECUS Ireland, the Digital Equipment Corporation Users Society.