Business 100 – 2018

Mary Ann Pierce/MAP Digital

Founder & CEO, MAP Digital: MetaMeetings™, a corporate event platform and Smart Venues” for Convention Centers worldwide. She serves on the boards of Digital Irish, IIBN-NY, is an advisor for the MIT Enterprise Forum, NYC, Dublin’s “Inspirefest;” and was named a Belfast Ambassador for 2019. Mary Ann Pierce is also the technical director of the UNCTAD sponsored “Economic Equality Moonshot” that fosters Women-run STEM businesses solving Sustainability Development Goals 2030 in order to “Make Women Wealthy,” especially in Emerging Markets. She has worked with J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Lehman Brothers, The Wall Street Journal, Novartis, and Havas. She taught digital events design at New York University. In 2017 Meetings & Conventions Magazine named her as one of the “Top 25 Women in Events “ stating: “Pierce is ahead of the curve, as the rest of the industry now embraces data capture and analytics as the next frontier.” She hails from Glangevlin, Cavan, and Grangemockler, Tipperary and has a cherished network of the #FutureIsFemale colleagues in Ireland and around the world.