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February 21, 2022

itag Welcome Global Healthcare Innovators Legato

Legato Health Technologies, the multinational health and technology company whose mission is to transform healthcare for humanity, has become the latest technology innovator to join itag (Innovation Technology AtlanTec Gateway).

Legato’s Global R&D Hub is in Limerick, next to the University of Limerick, where the company is hiring 120 experts in artificial intelligence (AI). On a global level, Legato is working to create and develop solutions that promote high value and access to healthcare. The key focus in Legato’s Global R&D Hub in Ireland is to build models for health assurance.

itag is the non-profit tech association whose vision is to lead and support a thriving technology community of innovators and influencers along the AtlanTec Gateway. The announcement that Legato is to join adds to itag’s 100+ member companies who employ in excess of 10,000 people.

AI is also a key pillar of activity for itag. They currently run a Masters in AI in NUI Galway, along with a specially designed AI for Managers programme. They also maintain a significant AI forum involving their member companies which includes regular meetings and training events facilitated through itag Skillnet, as well as organising an annual conference on the topic of AI.

Speaking about the announcement, Caroline Cawley, CEO of itag said, “We are honoured to welcome Legato to the itag family. Legato has developed an exceptional reputation for healthcare innovation around the world, through their focus on utilising the latest advances in data analytics, digital technologies, automation and artificial intelligence to help improve treatment and advance preventative healthcare solutions. They will find extensive opportunities for collaboration with our existing members who are also innovative leaders in their respective fields and we look forward to working with them as valued members of the itag network,” she said.

Her remarks were echoed by John Patrick Shaw, Country Head, Legato Health Technologies Ireland who said, “We are delighted to join itag and to have the opportunity to collaborate with Caroline, the rest of the itag team and our fellow itag members. Legato is committed to transforming healthcare through operational excellence, innovation and digital transformation and we can see how that sits well with the values championed by itag.

“We also see strong value in itag’s efforts to help nurture the growth and development of technology talent across the AtlanTec Gateway. As Legato grows we understand the great importance of being able to draw on the skills of qualified, talented team members. itag are making great strides in helping to promote technology careers and qualifications throughout the region and we look forward to contributing to these efforts,” he concluded.

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