The ILTG Global Technology Leaders Summit 2013 takes place in Mountain View this week, 14 and 15 May 2013. The event is a two day gathering which will emphasise the significant economic, political and commercial trends affecting global technology industries. A particular highlight of the event will be the Annual Silicon Valley Awards Gala which will recognise and award the top Irish Technology start-ups. The esteemed list of 20 Finalist fast Pitch companies can be viewed here. The event marks a great signal for the positive impact Ireland has on Silicon Valley business and is an unrivalled opportunity to showcase Irish start-ups on the West Coast. The event will be attended by A&L Goodbody’s Palo Alto based partners, John Whelan (IP & Technology) and Paul Fahy (Tax).