Business 100 – 2016

Mary Ann Pierce/MAP Digital

For 20 years, Mary Ann Pierce has fused the Internet to events. As founder and CEO of MAP Digital, she co-created with her investment banking clients, MetaMeetings, a FinTech event management platform and has built immersive experiences for financial services, marketing agencies, pharmaceuticals, and C-Suite conferences worldwide.

With ancestors from counties Cavan, Leitrim, Galway, Cork, and Tipperary, Mary Ann has organized events that have had a significant impact on the Irish American experience. She produced the Bards for St. Bridget fundraiser with Peter Quinn, John Lee, and Paul Dougherty that helped save St. Bridget’s, the “Famine” church on New York’s Lower East Side. She produced the initial IAW&A Eugene O’Neill Award honoring William Kennedy, and was awarded IIBN-NY 2014 Spirit of Excellence Award for producing OpportUnity, IIBN’s Global Conference.

Mary Ann sits on the advisory board of Digital Irish and IIBN. She frequently spends time in Ireland in search of technology partners and talent. When working in Dublin, she shares an office with ChannelSight at One O’Connell Street.