Group managing director or Trilogy Technologies
Career history: Deputy president of Ibec; chair of the Irish Software Association; managing director of Datapac Limited.
Measure of influence: With over 25 years' industry experience, Edel has grown the company by more than 250 per cent over the last five years.
Activities to advance women in tech: Regular speaker at events about women in IT.
How should the IT channel encourage more girls and women to work in it?
By highlighting the diversity of opportunity which is open to women in this thriving sector. More role are models needed.