My name is Harry McCann, and I am a nineteen-year-old award-winning Irish entrepreneur. I founded my first business, Kid Tech, in 2014 just after my fifteenth birthday. Over the space of a year, I set out to 'Teach the Next Generation Tech' through short courses which I had designed and created. The help support of British Actor, Stephen Fry, and technology giant, Blackberry, allowed me to travel across Ireland to introduce one thousand kids to computer coding. In 2015, after early success in the business world, I went on to found the first Digital Youth Council in the world at 15-years-old. The council model which I designed in my capacity as Executive Director can no not only be seen in Ireland, but around the world in countries such as the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
My work as an entrepreneur and thought leader has allowed me to become one of the most influential young people in STEM, education, youth affairs and the online world. As a result, I have become one of the most sought-after young people speakers and media pundits in the world. I can regularly be heard speaking in the media, and on stage delivering motivational and educational speeches at conferences and events across the globe.
I have been recognised on multiple occasions for my work, and have been lucky enough to receive honours and awards such as the JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons in the world award in Amsterdam in 2017.
After completing full-time second-level education, my focus continues to be leading the Digital Youth Council into the future while also continuing my Public Speaking career and work as a Media Pundit. I am now also working with global brands, products and events as an ambassador, advisor and influencer.