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CompTIA UK & Ireland Community

Get Involved

The UK & Ireland Community brings together technology business professionals from across the UK and Ireland to discuss both regional opportunities and global trends. We offer industry leaders the opportunity to gain valuable insight, share best practices, and collaborate to grow their businesses and showcase how technology and technology companies solve business challenges.

If you are a CompTIA member located in the UK or Ireland, your membership includes belonging to this community. If you’re not a member, join here or contact us at [email protected] for more information.

Join a Committee

Members of the UK & Ireland Community can choose to get involved with one or more committees dedicated to an important technology industry topic. Committee members participate in initiatives, provide thought leadership and work together to solve common business problems. Current UK & Ireland Committees include:

  • DEI Committee: Focused on technology workforce issues, including diversity, equity and inclusion in the tech industry
  • Cybersecurity Committee: Focused on helping tech businesses strengthen and build a cybersecurity strategy
  • Emerging Technology Committee: Focused on identifying business use cases for transformative technology solutions
  • Managed Services Committee: Focused on sharing best practices and business strategies for managed services providers

UK & Ireland Community members can log into the member portal and opt in to participate in committees.

What We Stand For

The UK & Ireland Community is a progressive industry group embracing innovative technologies and shaping the future of the channel. As an open, vendor-neutral forum, we help members build and expand their businesses and connect with others to create a stronger, thriving industry.

How We’re Making an Impact

We offer meetings, events and initiatives in a vendor-neutral environment that highlight thought leadership and business guidance through networking, collaboration, peer-to-peer learning and best practice sharing in order to:

  • Advance technology businesses and the customers they serve.
  • Highlight innovative technologies and business use cases.
  • Promote organizational diversity to create a fair and equitable workforce and help fill the many open roles across the tech industry.

Leadership

Every regional community is guided by an executive council, made up of leaders chosen from the community by community members. The executive council, which includes a chair and vice chair, collaborates with CompTIA to establish the community's priorities, initiatives and strategies.

Tracy Pound

Tracy Pound

Chair

Managing Director, Prizm Solutions Ltd.,
Maximity Limited, Director

Dan Scott

Dan Scott

Chair

IT Nation Community Director - EMEA,
ConnectWise

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Hollie Whittles

Vice Chair

Information Security & HR Director,
Purple Frog Systems Ltd.

Paul Croker

Paul Croker

Founder and Director,
18iT

Olivia Donnell

Olivia Donnell

EMEA Sales Director,
StorageCraft Technology

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Robert Gibbons

Business Development Manager,
CARA Technology

Ian Groves

Ian Groves

Managing Director,
Start Tech

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Greg Jones

Business Development Director,
Kaseya/Datto

Jason Kemsley

Jason Kemsley

Technical Director,
Uptime Solutions

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Hannah Lloyd

VP Channel Sales,
inSOC

Tracey Pound

Tracy Pound

Managing Director,
MaximITy

Scott Riley

Scott Riley

Owner,
Cloud Nexus

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Lizzie Robinson

Vendor Success Manager,
Pax8

James Steel

James Steel

Senior Partner Community Advocate,
Akamai Technologies

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