Cian Ó Maidín, President & Founder, NearForm
Cian Ó Maidín is a computer scientist and founder of the software engineering company NearForm. Described as ‘truly visionary’, Cian is an inspirational speaker and thought leader, recognised for his championing of code as a force for good and positive change in the world.
Since its founding in 2011 NearForm has become a world leader in solving complex problems by leveraging open-source frameworks. Building on its pioneering remote-working culture, it has grown from humble beginnings in Tramore, Ireland, to establish a global footprint of over 300 NearFormers working from over 28 countries. NearForm partners with enterprise clients across Europe and the Americas including Telus, Walmart, Conde Nast, ADP, Virgin Media, EY, Protocol Labs, Betaworks and Charles River Laboratories.
The successful addition of new funding from private equity specialist Columbia Capital in 2020, is driving a new phase of growth for NearForm, building on its foundations of providing open, innovative software solutions for forward-thinking companies and bringing world-class digital experiences to their customers.