Tech entrepreneur to address Newry conference

Helen Lennon’s story is one which many tech entrepreneurs will recognise.

Helen Lennon’s story is one which many tech entrepreneurs will recognise.


One of Northern Ireland’s most successful and exciting tech entrepreneurs is set to speak at this year’s Innovation Nation conference in Newry on Thursday 27th September.

Helen Lennon, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Secure Broadcast, will tell the story of the media communication technology company’s journey from a start-up six years ago, to fund-raising in Silicon Valley, to the present day where it has established itself as a ground-breaking media communications technology. 

Secure Broadcast provides secure data-driven media communication technology to enterprise.

These new media platforms, powered by artificial intelligence, offer ground-breaking new technology that layers data over video in real time.

The technology is the world’s fastest way to create personalised professional branded video content.

Secure Broadcast’s technology embeds data driven smarts and analytics that maximises audience engagement. 

Helen Lennon said: “Secure Broadcast’s story is one which many tech entrepreneurs will recognise. We’ve experienced rapid growth over the last few years and have to overcome the multitude of challenges which comes with that kind of growth trajectory.

“I look forward to sharing the journey at Innovation Nation and hearing from the other innovators and entrepreneurs on the bill in what promises to be a really exciting event.”

Cllr Mark Murnin, Chair of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, said: “Helen represents the innovative culture which Innovation Nation embodies, and I can’t wait to hear her story. She joins a stellar cast of speakers who will help us drive the technology and innovation culture in the Newry, Mourne and Down District on to the next level.”

Other speakers at the event include Mark Little, co-founder of NevaLabs; INCISIV founder Dr Cathy Craig; Brian Conlon, Founder and Chief Executive of First Derivatives; Norbrook Laboratories Chief Executive Liam Nagle; Peter McCaul, Chief Executive Officer at Péarlaí; Adrian Toner, Chief Operating Officer at First Derivatives; STATSports Chief Commercial Officer Sean O’Connor and Steve Pette, Co-founder at Ormeau Baths.

As well as Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, the event is being sponsored by First Derivatives plc, Norbrook Laboratories, KPMG, STATSports and Invest Northern Ireland.