Speakers

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    • Bobby Kerr- Entrepreneur, Broadcaster, former Chairman of Insomnia Coffee Chain

      Bobby Kerr- Entrepreneur, Broadcaster, former Chairman of Insomnia Coffee Chain 

      Bobby is formally co-owner and Chairman of Insomnia Coffee Company (which he exited from in 2018), Ireland largest independent coffee chain. Bobby is a presenter on “Down to Business” the popular Newstalk radio business show on Saturday at 10am and “Bobby’s Late Breakfast” a life style magazine type show which airs at 9am on Sunday mornings. He also co-hosts a slot called the “Agony Uncle” on The Hard Shoulder on Newstalk. He was one of the original Dragons on Dragon’s Den for the first 4 years of the series. Although he has left the series to look at other broadcasting opportunities he contin...

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    • Karl Deeter – Head of client advice at Advisors.ie

      Karl Deeter – Head of client advice at Advisors.ie 

      Karl Deeter is the Compliance Manager (PCF 12) at Irish Mortgage Brokers, a company he co-founded in 2004. He is also the head of customer advice in Trinity Accountants and Financial Advisors to a firm of accountants and auditors. He is the co-author of a best selling book called ‘This book is worth €25,000’ which came out in September 2017 by Gill Books, co written by Charlie Weston of the Independent. Karl writes two national weekly columns on finance, one for The Sun and  the other for the Sunday Business Post, in the past he was co-contributer to a segment...

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    • Joe Healy- Manager of High Potential Start-up Division

      ENTERPRISE IRELAND’S START-UP SHOWCASE 2017 BRINGS TOGETHER 400 START-UPS, ENTREPRENEURS AND INVESTORS. Photo Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2017

      Joe Healy- Manager of High Potential Start-up Division 

      Joe is the Divisional Manager with responsibility for High Potential Start Up companies. Joe joined Enterprise Ireland in 1997.  During his time with Enterprise Ireland he has worked in a number of senior roles. He was appointed Secretary to the board from 2013 to 2017.  During this period, he was the Manager in charge of Corporate Governance, Policy, Planning and Government Relations. Prior to that, Joe was the Manager of the Equity and Legal Department in the Investment Services Division from 2011 to 2013 and the Manager of...

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    • David Dalton- Partner Consulting at Deloitte

      David Dalton- Partner Consulting at Deloitte 

      David Dalton is a Consulting Partner and is Deloitte’s financial services industry leader in Ireland. He focuses on Asset Management and Asset Servicing and is the IM global consulting lead. David co-leads the EMEA Grid Blockchain Lab. David has over 25 years of strategy and business consulting experience. David’s professional experience is focussed on business strategy development, operating model design and large scale transformation programmes. David’s client experience includes BNY Mellon, HSBC, BBH, Bank of Ireland, Citi, Bank of America, US Bancorp, State Street and AIB. He is a member o...

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    • John Byrne – CEO, Corlytics

      John Byrne – CEO, Corlytics 

      John Byrne is founder and CEO of Corlytics, responsible for setting the company’s vision and strategy. He is a serial entrepreneur in the financial technology sector, John has built and sold a number of global technology based enterprises. He co-founded one of the first campus companies in Ireland in 1985 in the energy technology sector and built Information Mosaic in 1997, a global player in the securities software industry which was sold to Markit in 2015. He set up Corlytics to provide real regularly risk intelligence. Follow...

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    • Dr. Nikos Minas – Technologist | Patent Attorney | IP strategist

      Dr. Nikos Minas – Technologist | Patent Attorney | IP strategist 

      Nikos is a Senior Patent Attorney with MacLachlan & Donaldson. He is specialising in the protection of industry 4.0 innovations, and regularly advises on the topics of innovation harvesting, Intellectual Property Protection Strategy (IPPS), and IP assets monetisation. Before becoming a Patent Attorney, Nikos was part of the R&D team that put the foundations in the fabrication of Three-Dimensional (3D)- Semiconductor Integrated Circuits, which paved the way for the development of the Through Silicon Via’ (TSV) DDR4 memory currently used in next-generation ...

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    • Emerald de Leeuw – International expert on General Data Protection

      Emerald de Leeuw – International expert on General Data Protection 

      Emerald de Leeuw specialises in helping companies globally achieve compliance with Data Protection Law (GDPR & ePrivacy).

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    • Fergal McHugh – Head of Strategy, Arekibo

      Fergal McHugh – Head of Strategy, Arekibo 

      Fergal McHugh is Head of Strategy at Arekibo. Fergal is responsible for overseeing Arekibo’s innovation and growth strategies. Fergal also works with Arekibo’s customers in Ireland and Europe, advising them on how to integrate and scale digital innovation into their organisations. With a background in software development Fergal subsequently pursued roles in solution architecture and business development before moving into digital business strategy. Leveraging this background Fergal brings a sensitivity to the complexity and cost of implementing genuinely transformative digital strategies t...

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    • Kingsley Aikins – Diaspora, Networking, Philanthropy, Crowd Funding

      Kingsley Aikins – Diaspora, Networking, Philanthropy, Crowd Funding 

      Having lived and worked in six countries in the areas of trade promotion, philanthropy and Diaspora engagement I am now running a consultancy company in these areas. I have come to believe strongly in the power of Networking, something I had to focus on especially in countries where I knew nobody on arrival. I found that Networking was not just the ‘glue’ that made everything happen but was an essential key to ‘survive and thrive’ in challenging times and challenging locations. But here is what is curious – schools and colleges don’t teach Networking and companies don’t have strategies for it ...

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    • Rita Treacy – Founder & CEO WordsWorthLearning

      Rita Treacy – Founder & CEO WordsWorthLearning 

      Rita Treacy graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1986 with a BSc. (Hons) Degree in Remedial Linguistics (Speech & Language Therapy). Following one-year work experience in a community care clinic in Dublin, she relocated to Australia where she specialised in Specific Learning Difficulties / Dyslexia and associated language difficulties in children and adolescents. She returned to Ireland in 1991 and worked for 12 years in a multi-disciplinary team, in the St John of God Lucena Clinic, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) becoming Principa...

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    • Rob Fox – Managing Director, Site Passport Limited

      Rob Fox – Managing Director, Site Passport Limited 

      Rob Fox is a chartered engineer with 20 years’ experience at one of the largest main contractors in Ireland. In 2016 Rob established Site Passport, a digital marketing and compliance platform designed specifically for construction. Site Passport aims to optimise its customers solutions using technologies such as AI and Blockchain. Title: Construction Technology. Synopsis: In order for the construction sector to make the essential quantum leap that is needed to improve both it’s reputation and operations it will need to embrace emerging technologies. The fir...

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    • Robert Hoban – Property Consultant, Dublin Institute of Technology

      Robert Hoban – Property Consultant, Dublin Institute of Technology 

      Selling over €1bn of property, I have worked in the Irish property sector for over 16 years, specialising in the sale of commercial and residential assets and I am a vocal advocate for the advancement of technology, transparency & information in the sector. I have overseen the exchange of over 6,000 Irish properties, 30% via online-only auctions.

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    • Onno Bouwmeister – Group Managing Director, Vistra Alternative Investments

      Onno Bouwmeister – Group Managing Director, Vistra Alternative Investments 

      Onno was appointed Group Managing Director for Vistra Alternative Investments and a member of the Executive Committee in 2016, having been Orangefield Luxembourg’s Managing Director for three years. He joined Orangefield in 2008 as Principal Relationship Manager, progressing to Commercial Manager after four years and ultimately to Managing Director in 2013. After graduation he joined the international Dutch law firm, Kneppelhout and Korthals, where he specialised in corporate law, before beginning his career in finance with Raboban...

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    • Aileen Hughes- Internal Audit Analyst ESB & Chair of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA), Ireland

      Aileen Hughes- Internal Audit Analyst ESB & Chair of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA), Ireland 

      Aileen Hughes, ACCA is a systems accountant and auditor with both public and private sector background. Originally from a family owned practice, she has worked in a variety of finance environments including project accounting on large scale design-build (PPP infrastructure) for engineering multinationals as well as legal accounting/knowledge management and healthcare service and industry. Contracts included a plethora of interesting engagements that involved fraud investigations, internal control enhancements and policy writing as well as assistance with start-ups, take-overs and finance data ...

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    • David Fitzgerald – CEO, Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI)

      David Fitzgerald – CEO, Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) 

      David is an experienced insurance professional, and is CEO of MIBI. This is a non-profit-making organisation registered in Ireland, established in 1955 by Agreement between the Government and those companies underwriting motor insurance in Ireland. Their principal role is to compensate victims of road traffic accidents caused by uninsured and unidentified vehicles. They are also the 4th EU Motor Insurance Directive Compensation Body, which handles claims made by EU citizens who have been involved in an accident which has occurred outside their country of residence. He is a qualified accountant...

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    • Jane Pearce – Managing Director ,Vistra

      Jane Pearce – Managing Director ,Vistra 

      Jane Pearce is the Managing Director at Vistra . She leads the corporate, fund administration and private client trust business on the Island. She was Group Director of Ogier Fiduciary Services with global responsibility for the Closed Ended Funds Administration business. She is trained with Ernst & Young and have been involved in the administration and accounting for complex investment structures for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Ogier, she was Head of Private Equity Administration for Kleinwort Benson in the Channel Islands. She also held positions with Gartmore and Deutsche Bank

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    • Sean Towson- Finance Executive Chameleon Ad

      Sean Towson- Finance Executive Chameleon Ad 

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    • Martin McFadden – Manager – Accounting & Finance, Quest Recruitment

      Martin McFadden – Manager – Accounting & Finance, Quest Recruitment 

      Martin leads the Accounting & Finance division of Quest Recruitment, a leading Dublin based Financial & Professional Services Recruitment firm. Martin has proven experience working at Mid, Senior & Executive level financial appointments including Partner, Director & Senior Management level roles across leading accounting firms and select finance/audit/risk roles in industry, particularly Financial Services. His deep market knowledge of the Dublin finance scene, particularly of Professional Services, leaves Martin well ...

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    • Dr. Paul Ennis – Professor UCD

      Dr. Paul Ennis – Professor UCD 

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    • Peter Oakes- Non Executive Director Central Bank

      Peter Oakes- Non Executive Director Central Bank 

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    • Joe Keating – Chief Data Officer, Glantus

      Joe Keating – Chief Data Officer, Glantus 

      Joe has worked with many of the most successful organisation across Ireland, UK and beyond to strategically apply Data Management, Automation and Analytics to optimise company performance. At Glantus, Joe has brought this experience to bear by embedding his knowledge into a set of Software Products that simplify Data, designed for business users.

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    • Emma Boylan – MD, Outside the Box

      Emma Boylan – MD, Outside the Box 

      Emma helps small business owners, who struggle with marketing, fill their business with ideal clients and find a faster path to way more money by Standing out and NOT sounding the same as every other business. So they have massive breakthroughs in their profit and attract their ideal clients again and again.   Title: The faster path to way more money:  5 steps to fill your business with all the clients you can handle Synopsis: Is your business a “Me Too” or ‘Same As’’ business, that...

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    • Jamie McCormick - Founder, Bitcoin Marketing Team

      Jamie McCormick – Founder, Bitcoin Marketing Team 

      Jamie is founder of the Bitcoin Marketing Team. Prior to this he is a 15 year veteran of the video games publishing industry who now runs the Dublin based specialist cryptocurrency marketing agency running since shifting sectors in 2014. A member of the Marketing Institute of Ireland, he is also editor of BitcoinsInIreland.com, Games Entrepreneurship Lecturer in Dublin Institute of Technology's School of Media and a Mentor to Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers & Competitive Start Fund companies.   Title: Stories from the ICO Front Line - Establishing Trust in your...

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    • Benjamin J. Boyle CEO BeJoZa Ltd

      Benjamin J. Boyle CEO BeJoZa Ltd 

      Benjamin J. Boyle is a serial entrepreneur that now invests his time in innovative new entrepreneurs and start-ups. Benjamin’s company, BeJoZa Ltd. has holdings in everything from clothing products to Artificial Intelligence technologies. Benjamin himself has consulted for a full range of entities from SME’s to Government bodies. Presentation Title- “Understanding Consciousness, The Route to AI Superintelligence” Synopsis- on understanding Artificial Intelligence Consciousness and Intelligence

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    • Dr. Elaine Spain – Lead Researcher and Co-Inventor of SepTec, National Centre for Sensor Research, Dublin City University

      Dr. Elaine Spain – Lead Researcher and Co-Inventor of SepTec, National Centre for Sensor Research, Dublin City University 

      Dr. Elaine Spain is currently the lead researcher/Co-Founder of SepTec at the National Centre for Sensor Research, Dublin City University. Elaine and the SepTec team are currently driving the development and commercialization of SepTec, the next generation sepsis detection device that is capable of rapidly detecting sepsis related pathogens in whole blood within 15 minutes.   Title: SepTec: Addressing the need for rapid and accurate diagnosis of septic pathogens and sub-pathogens ...

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    • Ayse Guvencer – Head of Digital and Strategy, Starcom

      Ayse Guvencer – Head of Digital and Strategy, Starcom 

      Graduated from Northwestern University with a double degree in Economics and Political Science, Ayse started her digital career at Razorfish in 2004 looking after Fortune 500 clients in finance, retail, entertainment and travel. After returning to Istanbul, she assumed to role of building up the performance marketing department of a start-up which became Performics. After a brief interlude with creative agency management at Ogilvy One, Ayse moved on to launch iProspect and AMNET into the Turkish market.In 2016, she moved on to Google to manage small businesses and their agencies for the Turkis...

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    • Jack Murray- Author, All Good Tales

      Jack Murray- Author, All Good Tales 

      Jack is a media innovator with over 20 years’ experience at the most senior level in the Irish communications industry. He has worked in marketing, journalism, and media relations. He is a former political spokesperson and government advisor, as well as an award-winning corporate PR practitioner.

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    • Cian McDonagh -Digital Marketing Manager at Three Ireland

      Cian McDonagh -Digital Marketing Manager at Three Ireland 

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    • Ken Nugent- RTÉ Group Client Sales Managerv

      Ken Nugent- RTÉ Group Client Sales Managerv 

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    • Maeve O’Gorman-Digital Strategy Manager at Vhi Healthcare

      Maeve O’Gorman-Digital Strategy Manager at Vhi Healthcare 

      A highly experienced senior manager with 11+ years experience in helping businesses transform their digital customer experiences. Proven successful at rallying executive sponsorship and building commercially sound customer strategies that have consistently exceeded targets.

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    • Tim Graham- Marketing & Product Manager at GeoDirectory

      Tim Graham- Marketing & Product Manager at GeoDirectory 

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    • Brendan Dowling – Founder & CEO, Consumer Data Protection

      Brendan Dowling – Founder & CEO, Consumer Data Protection 

      Brendan Dowling is the Founder and CEO of Consumer Data Protection, the world’s first Consumer Data Protection (CDP) cloud solution, that allows Consumers take control of their personal data and relationships with Enterprise, while allowing Enterprise to freely engage with Consumers, across various communications channels, while being compliant with the latest Data Protection legislation (GDPR). Brendan is a serial technology entrepreneur in the telecoms and media industry, having built and exited a number of internationally traded companies, such as imagine mobile (the first MVNO) and DVM (o...

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    • Ciara Lucy – Managing Director, Spearline Risk & Compliance.

      Ciara Lucy – Managing Director, Spearline Risk & Compliance. 

      With over 20 years experience in driving global teams to success with innovative companies such as Starwood Hotels, PGI, Capita and Voxpro, Ciara brings with her a wealth of experience and insight to her role as Managing Director for Spearline Risk & Compliance.

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    • Gavin Duff – Head of Digital Performance, Friday – Digital Agency

      Gavin Duff – Head of Digital Performance, Friday – Digital Agency 

      Gavin has been working in digital marketing for 15 years, with vast experience in SEO, analytics, e-commerce, content, and creative online thinking. He is adept at defining effective future PPC, SEO, display, content, e-commerce, conversion optimisation and social direction for businesses across all sectors. He also has vast experience in lecturing and strong capabilities in bringing companies of all sectors and sizes to increased ROI.   Title: SEO Done Right Synopsis: SEO is not just ab...

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    • Dermot Casey- Venture Leader ,NDRC

      Dermot Casey- Venture Leader ,NDRC 

      Dermot sources startup investment opportunities and with cash and acceleration mentor them through to securing early customers and follow-on investment. He helps the digital startup, IP or technology rich, or with an innovative business model, that needs pre-seed investment and help to get to a seed round. He’s a catalyst, talent scout and matchmaker. He was COO and CTO for Storyful and grew it from 2 to 35 people, building the technology and the processes, raised a few million in funding and ran a 24×7 organisation. Storyful sold to NewsCorp in 2013 for $25 million. Before Storyful he has wor...

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    • David Cashman -Commercial Director at Zevas Communications

      David Cashman -Commercial Director at Zevas Communications 

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    • Andreea Wade -Opening.io CEO

      Andreea Wade -Opening.io CEO 

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    • Courtney Brennan - M&A Investment Banking Analyst, Canaccord Genuity London

      Courtney Brennan – M&A Investment Banking Analyst, Canaccord Genuity London 

      M&A Investment Banking Analyst at Canaccord Genuity London covering the Financial Services Sector. Prior to joining Canaccord Genuity, I completed my undergraduate degree in Business and Economics in Trinity College Dublin and previously studied at HEC Paris. Experience to date includes working on six live M&A transactions, including the RockSpring Patrizia merger and the sale of Small World Financial Services to Equistone Capital Partners. Previous experience working in Morgan Stanley UK FIG Capital Markets team.     Title: M&A in the Financial ...

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    • Maire Hunt – Network Director Software Skillnet, Managing Director, Nett-Plus Consulting

      Maire Hunt – Network Director Software Skillnet, Managing Director, Nett-Plus Consulting 

      Retain or Return –Are tech women the answer to our skills shortage? Currently women represent less than 20% of technology workers and only 4% of tech CEOs. 56% of women leave technology mid-career. However it is well proven that gender diversity has a tangible impact on numerous elements of company performance. Quite simply companies with diverse leadership are more successful. If we have only 26% female STEM graduates in Ireland, we need to retain and nurture this talent as a high priority. We also ...

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    • Lorenzo Bruni- Technology Dissemination Manager at the CSO

      Lorenzo Bruni- Technology Dissemination Manager at the CSO 

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    • Ciara Garvan – WorkJuggle.com, University College Dublin

      Ciara Garvan – WorkJuggle.com, University College Dublin 

      In 2016 after fifteen years working in Technology, I founded WorkJuggle.com. WorkJuggle is an online, curated platform which connects highly skilled professionals with companies who need those skills on a flexible basis; part-time, remote or contract opportunities. WorkJuggle was listed as one of the Top 30 Start Ups to watch in 2018 by Silicon Republic; https://www.siliconrepublic.com/start-ups/irish-startups-2018 I am also Chair of the Dyspraxia Association of Ireland, a voluntary position. Regular Contributor to Irish Tech News.

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    • Gino Salveta- EMEA Account Manager at MB Diffusion

      Gino Salveta- EMEA Account Manager at MB Diffusion 

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    • Naomh McElhatton – Director of Digital Education, SMART NI

      Naomh McElhatton – Director of Digital Education, SMART NI 

      As founder of the She Said Club, SMART NI and the DANI Awards, Naomh is well known for delivering top class digital transformation training and marketing consultancy around the globe. Being heavily involved within the digital and creative industries, Naomh is a STEM Ambassador, sits on the board of the Digital Catapult and recently delivered her TEDx Talk in Stormont highlighting our online addictions.   Title: Changing the Cultural Mindset in Digital Transformation Synopsis: Assessing the internal team...

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    • Alan Costello – Venture Investment Leader, NDRC

      Alan Costello – Venture Investment Leader, NDRC 

      Alan sources and invest in early stage technology startups for the NDRC.  Background in science and technology commercialisation for multinationals and venture backed startups, now working to support Ireland startup ecosystem gain scalable, sustainability.   Title: How to access early stage angel and venture capital investment in Ireland Synopsis: Availability of capital in Ireland in European context Quality bar needed to attain private capital Value added supports available

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    • John Burns – CEO, Fariones Cloud Services Limited

      John Burns – CEO, Fariones Cloud Services Limited 

      John Burns founded Fariones Cloud Services Limited in April 2017. John is a chartered management accountant with a 1st class graduate diploma in computing. He is an associate member of the Professional Speaking Association, and a distinguished toastmaster within Toastmasters International. John loves to share his knowledge with fellow professionals.   Title: From Ideation to Reality. Synopsis: My presentation will be about my experience of starting my own business, and will evolve around what I have learn...

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    • exhibitor - Seán Reid – Account Specialist & Team Mentor, HubSpot

      Seán Reid – Account Specialist & Team Mentor, HubSpot 

      Title: Pillar Pages: The Key to Modern SEO Synopsis: SEO has changed. Gone are the days when having a keyword pasted across your website would get more eyes to your website. Now, being viewed as an expert on a particular topic is the key to getting more visitors and leads. In this session, Seán will introduce you to using pillar pages to boost your websites rankings, and why you shouldn’t hide that meaty piece of content behind a form.

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    • Mario Gheghici – CEO, Federation of Marketing

      Mario Gheghici – CEO, Federation of Marketing 

      Mario is the founder of the Federation of Marketing (http://federationofmarketing.com) and is responsible for technological and product developments. Mario has over 15 years’ experience in media and advertising. Throughout his career, he has been a journalist, a PR expert and now he is known as a social media, online marketing, web development and SEO specialist. Mario has spent his professional life honing his skills in Digital Media, embra...

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    • Goran Peuc -Director UX Design

      Goran Peuc -Director UX Design 

      Goran has been working as designer in the digital design industry since the age of dialup modems, mostly in high powered agencies working for big international clients. For the last 5 years he settled down in SAP (Ireland) as UX Design Director, working on solid products impacting SAP’s large customer base.

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    • Leni Zneimer – General Manager, UK and Ireland at WeWork

      Leni Zneimer – General Manager, UK and Ireland at WeWork 

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    • Lucinda Kelly – Founder & CEO at Popertee

      Lucinda Kelly – Founder & CEO at Popertee 

      Product development, mobile marketing, Innovation, start-ups, online marketing, e-commerce, business development.

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    • Ken Finnegan – Director of Technology and Innovation at Harbour Innovation Campus

      Ken Finnegan – Director of Technology and Innovation at Harbour Innovation Campus 

      The Harbour Innovation Campus Dún Laoghaire, in the South of Dublin is a prime strategic location for cutting edge innovation for companies across Ireland. The Campus will leverage Ireland’s superb capability in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Data Analytics, the Internet of Things, 5G and Blockchain to facilitate and help companies co-innovate and develop solutions in application areas such as FinTech, MarineTech, AgriFoodTech, CommTech, Smart Cities and Energy. Ken partners with business to c...

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    • Niall Vaughan – Managing Director Vistra

      Niall Vaughan – Managing Director Vistra 

      Experienced Head Of Accounting with a demonstrated history of working in the investment banking industry. Skilled in Portfolio Management, Financial Risk, Risk Management, Corporate Finance, and Banking. Strong accounting professional graduated from QFA.

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    • Andrea Linehan – Commercial Director Grid Finance

      Andrea Linehan – Commercial Director Grid Finance 

      I am a commercial and marketing professional with over 15 years of international experience in sales, marketing and commercial development across a range of products and services. I spent 10 years in the Middle East working with a PPP for the Omani Government and am now a Director in the non-bank finance space. I hold a BSc (Hons) in Finance, am a Postgraduate of the Chartered Institute of Marketers, have an Advanced Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and an MBA from Trinity College Dublin.

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    • Declan Flood – Chief Executive of Irish Credit Management Training.

      Declan Flood – Chief Executive of Irish Credit Management Training. 

      Declan is a lifetime credit professional who is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with anyone who is interested in finding out more. He has written hundreds of articles on the topic and provides education & training in all aspects of credit management in Ireland and beyond. He is available to help you on an individual basis to improve every aspect of your management of credit. He is also an inspirational speaker, who gives unique insights into the untapped potential that exists within the Credit function of eve...

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    • Lisa White – Founder at Spire.works

      Lisa White – Founder at Spire.works 

      Technologist, Transformation Manager, Consultant, Innovator, Program Manager, Evangelist, Entrepreneur, Team Leader and Follower, Security Specialist, Privacy Guru, Corporate Stooge, Cultural Sponge, Talker. I’m reinventing management consulting. My dream is to MAKE WORK BETTER – for workers, customers and shareholders alike, by changing the way organisations are run. I founded Spireworks, to bring together a global consulting community of innovation expertise. We support clients facing unprecedented market and technology threats. ...

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    • Bernard Chanliau – ICF Ireland Coach of the Year

      Bernard Chanliau – ICF Ireland Coach of the Year 

      My calling is around strategic transformational change – vertical learning – raising the level of consciousness of individuals-teams-organisations in order to future proof them in this VUCA world. Currently owner of BC Leadership Team Coaching, I’m a bi-lingual Professional Certified Coach (PCC- ICF since 2010 and Ireland Coach of the year 2015). I work with Fortune 1000 and ScaleUps organisations, offering deep experience of Dialogic Organisation Development (OD); culture and operations management for driving customer-centric b...

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    • Dr. Manuel Breschi – CEO e-Up

      Dr. Manuel Breschi – CEO e-Up 

      I am a passionate product visionary with a wide IT engineering background, over 15 years of international experience in CRM implementation projects, IT solutions and multi-industry business cases, including enterprise corporations and start-up ventures. I successfully drive higher value and ROI on growth & innovation through lean product leadership, working with engineers, designers, data scientists, marketing, sales and customers, collaboratively designing high-engaging products and creative go-to-market strategies.

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    • Adam Garfein – Vice President of Business Development Menawat & Co

      Adam Garfein – Vice President of Business Development Menawat & Co 

      25 years experience in operational and business transformation, profit improvement, software and analytics, program/project management, marketing and innovation in manufacturing and services firms. Proven track record delivering successful solutions for startups, mid-market and large organizations in automotive, aerospace, industrial, manufacturing, medical devices, construction management, private equity, software, telecommunication and government sectors. Identifies business opportunities, crafts strategic initiatives, and plans and executes projects. Guided by holistic thinking and action. ...

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    • Pete McVicar – Head of IT Marketing & Sales Solutions at Pernod Ricard

      Pete McVicar – Head of IT Marketing & Sales Solutions at Pernod Ricard 

      I’m a highly experienced architect with significant digital design and development experience. I’ve led teams that have designed and deployed complex web solutions on both the client and supplier side. I’ve worked extensively with agile methodologies and tools to deliver commercial and government digital solutions.

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    • Krithika Ramanarayanan – Data & Insights Manager at Davy

      Krithika Ramanarayanan – Data & Insights Manager at Davy 

      Passionate about data storytelling. I work in the Software & Predictive Data Analytics Consulting Industry, with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the requirements analysis, design, development, quality assurance and production support phases of projects. My career has led me to provide strategic solutions and shape direction for clients in various industries such as Investment Banking, Government Revenue Tax Department, Trading and Risk Management, Reinsurance, Electrical Utility, Hospitality, Online Gaming, Telecommu...

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    • Sharon O’ Reilly – IT-GRC Consultant at IT Governance Euro

      Sharon O’ Reilly – IT-GRC Consultant at IT Governance Euro 

      Successfully guided companies through the ISO 27001, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 process to registration. Particular expertise in the Irish BPO sector. Specialties: Business/Information Security/Data Protection/Quality/Environmental/Energy Management Systems implementation and registration Bespoke GAP and Internal Audits Information Security/Data Protection/Quality/ISO Standard-specific training design and delivery

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    • Niamh Phelan – Director Holistic Analytics

      Niamh Phelan – Director Holistic Analytics 

      I am interested in working on advanced Digital Analytics implementations, or with companies who want to be advanced quickly. The challenges of measuring marketplaces and SaaS are of particular interest. I have run hundreds of A/B tests generating millions of dollars in upside for my clients. My expertise covers hosted aggregate data Web Analytics solutions (GA and Adobe Analytics) and on-premise, user/cookie-identified, time-stamped clickstream data. I can generate and analyse billions of rows of Clickstream data at <$10k per ye...

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    • Ivana Bartoletti – Head of Privacy and Data Protection, Gemserv

      Ivana Bartoletti – Head of Privacy and Data Protection, Gemserv 

      Ivana Bartoletti is the Head of Privacy and Data Protection, at Gemserv. Her years of experience in the field span the public and private sectors, including senior roles in the NHS, Barclays and Sky. Ivana holds a Master of Laws degree (LLM) with a Distinction and a postgraduate management degree in European Public Affairs.

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    • Fergal Nestor Commercial Director at Just Eat Ireland

      Fergal Nestor Commercial Director at Just Eat Ireland 

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    • Jason Burns Analytics Client Architect – IBM Ireland

      Jason Burns Analytics Client Architect – IBM Ireland 

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    • Niamh Bushnell – CEO and Founder, TechIreland

      Niamh Bushnell – CEO and Founder, TechIreland 

      Niamh Bushnell is the founder and CEO of TechIreland, a not for profit established in Dublin in January 2017. TechIreland maps and tracks all product innovation in Ireland and is on a mission to tell the story of Irish innovation to the world. Prior to TechIreland Niamh was Dublin’s first Commissioner for Startups where she developed a platform, an image and a voice for Dublin as a great tech city. Niamh founded the Dublin Globe publicat...

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    • Niamh Guckian – Director, GO Motion Academy

      Niamh Guckian – Director, GO Motion Academy 

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    • Sara White – Brand Architect & Client Liaison, Right Track Creative

      Sara White – Brand Architect & Client Liaison, Right Track Creative 

      Sara White is the co-founder and lead ‘brand architect’ with Right Track Creative – an innovative branding and web design agency based in Dublin. Responsible for client liaison and visual brand strategy, Sara has a strong focus on personal branding and coaches clients towards clarity  and vision in their brand and online presence.     Title: Branding is Personal  – gain clarity & vision for your visual brand Synopsis: What is branding? Branding is a visual representation of the personality of your busine...

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    • Moira Ní Ghallachóir – International business and sales coach

      Moira Ní Ghallachóir – International business and sales coach 

      Moira helps small business owners and entrepreneurs enrol more clients and make more money doing what they love! (even if they hate sales!). She first built a travel business that served 1000 travelers from all over the world. Then built a coaching business from debt to a quarter of a million Euros in less than two years. (All from her home office!)

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    • exhibitor - Karyn Corrigan – Content Marketing and SEO Specialist

      Karyn Corrigan – Content Marketing and SEO Specialist 

      Karyn Corrigan is a marketing professional, specialising in SEO and content management. With experience in both agency and in-house marketing she has created and led many successful integrated marketing strategy for companies in Ireland and across the world.   Title: SEO in a Fast Paced Environment Synopsis: SEO is a hard discipline to get your head around. Covering a keyword research process Karyn will show attendees how to plan content effectively while also looking at elements of a webpage you can optimise in ord...

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    • Éadaoin Curtin – Personal Branding Photographer

      Éadaoin Curtin – Personal Branding Photographer 

      Éadaoin’s entire life, from the age of 9, has been about photographing people from all walks of life. Having studied design before finding her way into full time photography, authenticity and integrity are at the core of her work. She truly believes that blending in is simply not an option; imagery that connects with people is vital – especially in this era of social media and instant impact!   Title: Stand out success Synopsis: Powerful secrets to using your authentic brand to make an impact, get more clients and m...

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    • Diarmaid Mac Mathúna Director – Agency, indiepics

      Diarmaid Mac Mathúna Director – Agency, indiepics 

      Diarmaid Mac Mathúna is Director – Agency at indiepics. He has been named a Top 30 Business Tweeter by the Sunday Independent. A regular speaker at Irish and European events, he has given many workshops on how best to use social video campaigns for marketing and communications. Title: Social Video in a World of ​Digital Marketing Synopsis: For ​brands​ to connect with ​consumers​ in the age of social media and ​digital marketing overload,​ we need to be reminded that a picture is still worth a thousand words. In today’s att...

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    • Angela Kelleher – Service Designer, Service rePublic Team

      Angela Kelleher – Service Designer, Service rePublic Team 

      Angela is a service designer in the Service rePublic team.  She has a Science background and worked in environmental consultancy for a number of years prior to joining Cork County Council in 2006. These years provided valuable experience of working with a range of stakeholders across various service areas. She became interested in customer service improvement while working on a number of service review and process improvement projects during her time working in the ICT department in the Council.  Angela has enjoyed designing various services in collaboration w...

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    • Conor Ahern – Divisional manager, Service rePublic Team

      Conor Ahern – Divisional manager, Service rePublic Team 

      I have over 25 year experience working in the hospitality industry, motor industry, financial services sector. I have spent 20 years in the public service working with Cork County Council in clerical and administrative roles for 2 years and followed that up with 17 years in ICT. My initial role in ICT was as technical support for business systems users for two years. I spent the next 10 years as a business systems analyst & developer, providing design & implementation services & consultancy to Cork County Council’s many customer departments & managers. My last 5 years in ICT in...

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    • Christine Nsubuga – Business Development Strategy, Pointy.com

      Christine Nsubuga – Business Development Strategy, Pointy.com 

      Christine joined the Irish Tech Start Up ​Pointy ​team last year as the 19th company hire and 3rd female on the team after working for a large US online retailer as Key Account Relationship Manager. She brought her knowledge of internet marketing , E-commerce logistics & customer relationship management to Pointy where she spends her days in B2B interactions with small & medium business owners in Ireland, UK, US & Canada as well as doing other startup-y things. Title: ​How Brick & Mortar Retailers Can Compete in the Digital Age...

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    • Peter Turley – Profit Builder, Speaker, Thought Leader, SALEStalk

      Peter Turley – Profit Builder, Speaker, Thought Leader, SALEStalk 

      Peter enables winning organisations to develop greater sales effectiveness. He focuses on ramping up their sales skills in medium to high ticket sales for challenger brands to the next level using combinations of live performances, workshops, immersive technologies and behaviour changing tools and techniques. These motivational sales programmes are designed to inspire individuals to be remarkable, authentic and truthful while enabling their prospects to become trusted repeat customers. TAB Boards Ireland, Business Speaker of the Year 2017 Irish Business All...

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    • Derek Murray – EMEA, Credit & Collections Team Lead

      Derek Murray – EMEA, Credit & Collections Team Lead 

      With a constant drive towards the use of automation in a world leading computing company, Derek has worked the last two years in credit and collections. Within two years he has risen to team leader, in a fast paced EMEA environment, while concurrently securing his honours bachelor’s degree in management. Titel: AI in Credit & Collections Synopsis: The purpose of my presentation is to convey the importance of AI use in credit and collections. The start of the presentation will give an overview of what credit & collections entails and a quic...

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    • Jamie McCormick – Founder, Bitcoin Marketing Team

      Jamie McCormick – Founder, Bitcoin Marketing Team 

      Jamie is founder of the Bitcoin Marketing Team. Prior to this he is a 15 year veteran of the video games publishing industry who now runs the Dublin based specialist cryptocurrency marketing agency running since shifting sectors in 2014. A member of the Marketing Institute of Ireland, he is also editor of BitcoinsInIreland.com, Games Entrepreneurship Lecturer in Dublin Institute of Technology’s School of Media and a Mentor to Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers & Competitive Start Fund companies.   Title: Stories from the ICO Front Li...

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    • Courtney Brennan – M&A Investment Banking Analyst, Canaccord Genuity London

      Courtney Brennan – M&A Investment Banking Analyst, Canaccord Genuity London 

      M&A Investment Banking Analyst at Canaccord Genuity London covering the Financial Services Sector. Prior to joining Canaccord Genuity, I completed my undergraduate degree in Business and Economics in Trinity College Dublin and previously studied at HEC Paris. Experience to date includes working on six live M&A transactions, including the RockSpring Patrizia merger and the sale of Small World Financial Services to Equistone Capital Partners. Previous experience working in Morgan Stanley UK FIG Capital Markets team.

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    • Shane O’Connor – Technology Risk Manager, Susqhuehanna

      Shane O’Connor – Technology Risk Manager, Susqhuehanna 

      Shane O’Connor is the Technology Risk Manager for Susqhuehanna (‘SIG’) in Dublin. SIG are a quantitative trading firm specialising in ETF and Options market making and low latency, high frequency trading. Shane joined SIG in 2006 and over the past 12 years has developed successful QA and Operational Support functions before, in 2016, taking on his current role to develop and manage SIGs Technology Risk function. In his other life Shane is a Winter Olympian (Vancouver 2010), OCI Executive Board Mem...

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    • Aisling Nagle - Digital Marketing Consultant, Tailor Made Marketing

      Aisling Nagle – Digital Marketing Consultant, Tailor Made Marketing 

      During Aisling’s Masters in International Tourism at the University of Limerick in 2004-2005 she designed and implemented ecommerce adoption strategies for the Castletroy Park Hotel. Her dissertation ‘The evolution of electronic distribution’ demonstrated entrepreneurial and innovative thinking as she took theory from her Masters and applied it to a real live business with the Castletroy Park Hotel. Along with her supervisor Sinead O’ Leary, they published a paper and presented it at the 2nd Annual Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference 2006 where it was short listed for best paper. “T...

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    • Colm Moynihan – Partner Presales Manager EMEA, Cloudera Inc, Ireland

      Colm Moynihan – Partner Presales Manager EMEA, Cloudera Inc, Ireland 

      Colm leads Partner Presales in EMEA and has over 25 years international experience working with global system integrators, software companies, banks, government agencies, Telcos, life science, manufacturing, transportation, stock exchanges and brokerage companies. He also held numerous positions in compliance, consulting, operations, IT, ecommerce, project management, business analysis, presales and alliances. Currently Colm leads the Partner Presales Team in EMEA for Cloudera and drives customers and partners to deliver partner based solutions built on Cloudera - the modern data platform for ...

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    • Claire Sinnott - Fundraising and Communications Officer, Matt Talbot Community Trust

      Claire Sinnott – Fundraising and Communications Officer, Matt Talbot Community Trust 

      Claire has worked in the not-for-profit sector since September 2016 with eight years’ experience in sales before that. She works with an education centre in Ballyfermot called the Matt Talbot Community Trust, which is a small organisation putting corporate partnerships at the centre of their strategy. She was the first designated Fundraising & Communications staff member hired by the organisation with a responsibility to develop and implement the first evidence-based fundraising strategy.   Title: ‘Building Bridges, Building Communities’ – How charity partnershi...

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    • PJ Fitzpatrick - Business Coach, Praesta Ireland

      PJ Fitzpatrick – Business Coach, Praesta Ireland 

      Experienced technologist with thirty years experience in IT, Trading, Derivative Pricing, Asset and Liability Management, Credit Risk and Market Risk for Irish (AIB) and International Banks (Cititbank, Lloyds and Bank Of America).   Title: Explanation of the bitcoin trust model Synopsis: Bitcoin consists of a lot of innovative features. One of the most crucial is the removal of the need for users to trust each other. This can sound impossible and the mechanism by which this is achieved is very nuanced. This talk will explain how this is achieved ...

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