Business 100 – 2019

Mary Ann Pierce/MAP Digital, Inc.

Mary Ann Pierce is the founder and CEO of MAP Digital, Inc. For over 20 years she has forged the digital space to investment banking conferences and built MAP Digital: MetaMeetings™, an event platform-as-a-service. Headquartered in New York City, MAP Digital produces events globally. She is the co-founder of the Equality Moonshot, which supports women-run STEM businesses solving the U.N. Sustainability Development Goals 2030.
Mary Ann serves on the board of Digital Irish, which provides soft landings for Irish technology companies in the U.S. and produces events and podcasts featuring Irish innovators worldwide. She was an adviser for Inspirefest in Dublin and produced its New York Salons. In 2018 she was named a Belfast Ambassador at the Belfast Homecoming and awarded the first Technology Award at the Belfast: Be the Bridge Conference 2019. Also in 2019, Mary Ann opened 56 Ludlow, an exhibition space dedicated to the fusion of art. Her grandparents hail from Glangevlin, Cavan, and Ahenny, Tipperary. She makes Dublin her usual port of entry for most international travel.