Trends that will shape the way we work and live to be presented at upcoming Shannon Chamber Webinar

Our increasing reliance on technology since the onset of COVID-19, not just from a work perspective but for our inter-connections with family and friends and for so many touch points in our everyday lives has prompted Shannon Chamber to assess what other trends are likely to shape the way we work and live in the months and years ahead.

As CEO Helen Downes explains: “COVID has brought the ways we work and live into sharp focus. Technology and other megatrends have already changed the way we interact and innovate every day. That’s why we decided to call on John Herlihy, VP, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Latin America (LatAm) with LinkedIn who is at the nexus of this constant change to share his views on what lies ahead via webinar.

“The webinar, which is entitled ‘The Future of Work and Life’ will take place on Wednesday, 2 September via Zoom from 10-11am. Thanks to sponsorship from the Local Enterprise Office Clare and support from Shannon Chamber Skillnet we can offer the webinar free of charge; however, advance booking is essential via

“The webinar will be conducted in an interview format with Kevin Thompstone, founder and owner of the Thompstone Group, board director and former president of Shannon Chamber and former CEO of Shannon Development as moderator. We are looking forward to a very enlightening event and would encourage as many people as possible to log in for the hour-long webinar, details of which can be found at There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions,” added Ms Downes.


About John Herlihy

John leads LinkedIn in EMEA & LaTAm, driving the company’s strategic direction in those regions, fostering business and member growth. He joined LinkedIn in November 2015 and is based at its EMEA headquarters in Dublin.

John was formerly Vice President at Google, where he held several international roles and scaled its EMEA business, also serving as Head of Google Ireland from 2005 – 2015.

Over 25 years, John has held senior management positions at global technology companies including First Data, PeopleSoft, Adobe Systems and Oracle Corporation.

A Chartered Accountant, John holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Dublin and was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Economic Science by University of Limerick.