Press Release 21 Oct 2015

New Pivotal office in Dublin, Ireland, and expansion of Cork operations, will create 130 new jobs and create a software innovation hub for startups and enterprise customers

  • Announcement was made by the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, at an event in Dublin today
  • Investment reflects the appeal of Ireland as a major tech hub with a strong talent pool and resources for technology companies

Dublin, October 21, 2015 – Pivotal®, the company accelerating digital transformation for enterprises, today announced the creation of 130 new jobs and an investment of approximately €100 million in Ireland over the next five years, rapidly expanding the company’s presence in the Irish market. Silicon Valley-head-quartered Pivotal is partially owned by EMC Corporation and VMware, Inc. with General Electric becoming an investor in May 2013.

Today’s announcement was made by the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, alongside Leo Spiegel, senior vice president of strategy and corporate development; Robert O’Donovan, CFO; Alan Coad, vice president and general manager, EMEA; Kevin Flanagan, General Manager, Ireland; Kevin Olsen, Director, Pivotal Labs Dublin and Robbie Byrne Regional Director for Ireland & UK.

The announcement is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

Pivotal’s investment marks a significant commitment to Ireland – one of the world’s most important technology hubs. This expansion by Pivotal is also an opportunity to further capitalise on the rapidly expanding talent pool of creative and digital expertise across the region, further expanding Pivotal’s presence in EMEA and supporting the local Irish economy.

Pivotal Labs, a business unit of Pivotal, has been credited with shaping the development culture of Silicon Valley’s most influential and valuable brands. Its agile software development approach brings start-up speeds, predictable software methodology, and iterative product development culture to Ireland’s largest enterprises.

Over the next five years, the approximate €100 million investment includes a new Pivotal Labs office in Dublin and the expansion of the company’s current operations in Cork; resulting in recruitment for full-time software engineering, technical support, operational and general and administrative roles. Initially, Pivotal will be based at DogPatch Labs.

Partnering with Pivotal, Ireland’s enterprise customers will start their digital transformation journey by building next-generation mobile and web applications. However, in order to transform traditional enterprises into modern software companies, Pivotal complements its Pivotal Labs software development capabilities with Pivotal Cloud Foundry, one of the fastest growing open cloud-native platforms in the industry, and Pivotal Big Data Suite, one of the most complete data platforms that extracts value from both fast and big data.

Pivotal works with many of the world’s most admired brands such as AllState, BMW, Comcast, GE and Verizon, as well as a deep heritage working with many of the world’s most valuable Internet companies.

Pivotal’s CEO Rob Mee will be presenting a keynote session at the Web Summit, running from November 3rd-5th 2015 in Dublin.

Further information on career opportunities at Pivotal can be found at: 
For customer enquiries please contact: Kevin Flanagan, General Manager at Pivotal Ireland on or +353 21 4238500.

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD
“The €100 million investment by Pivotal in Dublin and Cork supports the reputation of Ireland as a one of the world's most important technology hubs. The creation of 130 highly skilled jobs by Pivotal is also an endorsement of the availability of the best and brightest talent in Ireland. I welcome Pivotal as valuable addition to our enterprise community. This Government is committed to maintaining Ireland as a pro-jobs and pro-investment location so that we can keep our recovery going."

Richard Bruton TD, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
“This announcement is great news for Dublin and Cork.  Technology is a sector where we have introduced a series of measures in successive Action Plan for Jobs in order to improve the environment for companies in this area to expand and grow.  Pivotal investing in its current offices in Ireland is another vote of confidence in the talent of the Irish workforce.  I am particularly pleased to see their geographical spread with their current expansion with jobs for Cork and Dublin.  Ensuring all regions of the country benefit from jobs creation is what we are trying to do.  I wish Pivotal and their staff every success with their expansion.”

Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland
“It is fantastic to see Pivotal open another office in Ireland.  Pivotal’s decision to establish a software innovation hub for startups and enterprise customers in Dublin is a strong endorsement of the city’s established reputation as a tech hub.  Pivotal’s new operation in Dublin will provide roles for those with software development and technology backgrounds.”

Kevin Flanagan, General Manager for Ireland, Pivotal
“The continued rapid development of Dublin’s tech scene makes it the perfect location for further investment by Pivotal. It is a hotbed of talent, innovation and exciting ideas that we are looking forward to playing a central role within. Pivotal Labs will quickly become a software innovation hub for Dublin’s largest enterprises in all industries and will help transform them into great software companies.”

About Pivotal
Pivotal is a trusted partner for IT innovation and digital transformation, enabling enterprises to provide modern software-driven experiences for their customers and workforces. The combination of leading agile development services, an open cloud platform and open suite of big data products accelerate innovation cycles for our customers across every industry. More at


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