Public Speaker, Social Media Manager, and Project Manager in Dublin, Ireland
Ed Giansante is the founder and CEO of E-Dublin - the largest channel of information for Brazilian expats based in Europe.
Ed has decided to create E-Dublin back in 2007, when he was doing some research about Ireland and couldn't find any information in Portuguese. Since his English was really poor, he decided to re-write most of the information he was finding and having to translate, in Brazilian Portuguese.
What started as a hobby and a simple way to help fellow Brazilians, became a massive community. Through meaningful conversations and solving a real issue, Ed soon identified an opportunity to build a business out of it.
Fast forward to 2019, Ed is a well known figure in Ireland and Brazil. He speaks to over 2 million people through the sum of all his social networks, creates daily content online, is top 1% on LinkedIn and now runs events to thousands of people all over Brazil.
Ed has spoken at several well known events, such as 3XE Digital Ireland, Rebrandly Ireland, FeverBee UK, VMworld SF, EEBB Sweden, TBEX Czech Republic and so on.
Ed's work on E-Dublin has been recognised many times globally, including being voted as the Best Blog Abroad in 2010, 2015 and 2017. Some brands that have worked with E-Dublin includes AirFrance-KLM, Kingston, Trinity College, UCD, DCU, Samsung and EuropeCar.
While building his side hustle, Ed has worked for many multinational companies: Intel, Zynga and lately Dropbox, where he led the global community operations and ambassadors program for over 4 years. Ed's work at Zynga and Dropbox earned him several MVPs awards and a Delta Award at Zynga (given to only 3 employees every year) for his massive contribution which led to savings of millions of dollars per quarter.
In his spare time, Ed likes to go to the Dublin mountains with his dog while he mentors people. Going to the mountains helps stay disconnected from distractions and enjoy the nature. He was also the drummer from the Irish rock band Medz, where they recorded an album which is now available on Spotify.