Ireland: A Model of Substance. The Irish economy has been making headlines around the world for over two decades now – transforming from one of the poorest countries in western Europe to one of the richest – and the recovery from the recent global recession has been similarly impressive. Today Ireland is once again one of Europe’s fastest growing economies.  OptTech will acknowledge the depth and substance of the Irish business model, discussing the value of clustering, the skills requirement of the future, the implications of BREXIT for the Irish Technology sector, the role of data as we move forward, along with the future for Fintech.