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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Vanessa Tierney- Co-Founder, Abodoo

      Vanessa Tierney- Co-Founder, Abodoo 

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    • Niall Shanley-In-House Counsel - Telefónica Open Future_ (UK) & Wayra UK Limited

      Niall Shanley-In-House Counsel – Telefónica Open Future_ (UK) & Wayra UK Limited 

      Niall is responsible for all of the legal aspects of Wayra UK, Wayra Social Ventures and Wayra in Ireland. This means that he is responsible for negotiating, managing the terms of all Wayra’s investments (including any subsequent rounds, exits and other shareholder matters) and Wayra’s partnerships. He has worked with Wayra since 2014, which has allowed him the benefit of seeing the future of technology. Niall enjoys the culture of Wayra, and the great team in it, including being at the forefront of innovative change, societal inclusion, economic growth and cultural progression. This has allow...

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    • Jennifer Appleton - Operations Director ,ISO

      Jennifer Appleton – Operations Director ,ISO 

      Jennifer  joined ISO Quality Services Ltd in 2010, having worked previously at the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce in Business Development and as a Recruitment Consultant for Birmingham based SF Group prior to that.

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    • Cilian Fennell-Director, Stillwater Communications, Ireland

      Cilian Fennell-Director, Stillwater Communications, Ireland 

      Cilian is a Director at Stillwater Communications and is one of Ireland’s leading communications and messaging development consultants. He is known for his authenticity, passion and understanding of storytelling and communication, and works with leaders across all sectors in Ireland and internationally. Cilian has successfully adapted the story model to a business model and now helps companies, teams and individuals to discover, develop and deliver their story effectively. Working with narrative inquiry he guides organisations to find the true story that drives them and helps them articulate i...

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    • Terry Halpin -Solutions Consultant,Vodafone

      Terry Halpin -Solutions Consultant,Vodafone 

      Over 18 years of experience working within the mobile telecoms industry responsible for the delivery of our Enterprise managed mobility strategy and assisting customers digitally transformation journey. Also have significant expertise of complex back end software and hardware solutions. This knowledge has added significantly to the technological advancements in Ireland within the mobile and Telecommunications sector.A proven track record of consistently meeting and exceeding customer expectations and driving customer service. Regularly attends industry events such as the Mobile World Congress ...

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    • Howard Roberts- Technical Director at Arkphire

      Howard Roberts- Technical Director at Arkphire 

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    • Ronan Whelan - Commercial Director at Siro

      Ronan Whelan – Commercial Director at Siro 

      Ronan Whelan joined SIRO (an ESB Vodafone joint venture) in 2015, a company delivering a 100% fibre-to-the-building broadband network, with speeds of up to 1000Mbps. Ronan has responsibility for the commercial strategy, marketing, product & pricing development. As Commercial Director, Ronan was integral to securing 9 broadband retailers now connected the SIRO network, which include Vodafone, SKY, BT, Digiweb and seven other retailers.On joining SIRO, Ronan brought with him over 20 years’ telecommunications & senior management experience, where he held the role of Head of Enterprise Sal...

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    • Thomas Gilligan-Director of Services, Mayo County Council

      Thomas Gilligan-Director of Services, Mayo County Council 

      Tom Gilligan is currently a Director of Services with Mayo County Council. His role involves responsibility for Housing, Roads, Services Development, Procurement and Efficiency within the local authority. Prior to joining Mayo County Council, Tom worked with Limerick City and County Council as its Head of Finance

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    • Jan Richards-Head of Insights & Planning, DAA

      Jan Richards-Head of Insights & Planning, DAA 

      A senior marketing and brand professional with 25 years national and international experience and an outstanding track record of achievement developing brand and communications solutions for national and multi-national brands such as Dublin Airport, Irish Life, ESB, Aviva, McDonalds, Carlsberg, and Tourism Brand Ireland. Currently Head of Insights & Planning at Dublin/Cork Airports. Specific recent successful experience leading the development and implementation of strategic marketing and communications projects for Bord na Mona (Marketing Innovation Award Winner 2011), Irish Life, An Post...

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    • Erik Odonovan -Head of digital economy policy,IBEC

      Erik Odonovan -Head of digital economy policy,IBEC 

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    • Chris Donnelly -IT Director ,BWG Foods

      Chris Donnelly -IT Director ,BWG Foods 

      Chris Donnelly has vast experience in IT and in the retail industry in particular, having previously held the role of Head of Digital and Retail Technology for BWG Foods and Head of IT for ADM Londis plc. With his team, Chris designed and developed the award-winning Londis eCommerce platform.In 2015, when BWG acquired ADM Londis, Chris was part of the team that integrated the Londis Supply Chain and Retail Systems into BWG, one of the largest FMCG Supply Chain and IT Projects of 2015/2016. Chris was appointed IT Director of BWG Foods in 2016.

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    • Chris Ducker -Senior Director - Global Proposition Strategy ,Sungard Availability Services

      Chris Ducker -Senior Director – Global Proposition Strategy ,Sungard Availability Services 

      With more than 20 years managing teams that develop products, services and go to market propositions Chris Ducker brings a fresh customer focussed perspective to the traditionally ‘tech heavy’ IT industry. Chris has a track record in thought leadership across the Telecoms, Cloud, Hybrid IT and Business Continuity markets, most recently leading a global proposition strategy team for Sungard AS’ Market Strategy. Chris is a regular speaker at industry events, and media engagements on behalf of Sungard AS and their partners covering subjects as diverse as: Application Centric Infrastr...

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    • Om Tandon-User Experience Director, DIGIT Games Studio, Dublin, Ireland

      Om Tandon-User Experience Director, DIGIT Games Studio, Dublin, Ireland 

      14+ years of holistic experience, building teams, processes, pipelines & creating massively entertaining & monetizing experiences for worlds best known IP's including, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Hasbro, Marvel and many more. Alumni Y-Combinator (Incubator of AirBnB & Dropbox) 2012 batch. With a B.Sc (Hon) in Economics & Behavioral Economics backed by masters in Advertising, users and their journey is pretty centric to my approach. I believe in building product experiences from ground up. I am fascinated and passionate about UX design & research both as a strategy implement...

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    • Pat Larkin - CEO Ward Solutions

      Pat Larkin – CEO Ward Solutions 

      With nearly two decades’ experience in the IT industry, Pat Larkin is a well-known figure in the Irish information security sector. Pat is a co-founder and co-owner of Ward Solutions, the leading information security provider, and has spent the last 10 years in commercial IT management. Pat has also worked closely with Oyster technology investment group, chaired by Bill McCabe, assessing products and technology for investment. During the period 2000-2002, Pat led the development of First-Ask, an incubate of the Oyster technology investment group, which succeeded in raising $2.5M and taking...

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    • Dania Rifaat -Specialty Claims Manager- Hiscox Insurance

      Dania Rifaat -Specialty Claims Manager- Hiscox Insurance 

      Dania Rifaat is a Technology, Media and Cyber Claims Underwriter at Hiscox. Dania is a qualified solicitor and was formerly a litigator at a leading international law firm. In private practice, Dania regularly advised on data protection and technology disputes. At Hiscox, Dania handles a wide range of claims for tech and media clients, predominantly arising from Professional Indemnity and Cyber policies”

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    • Rachel Gallagher-Manager in Data Privacy Services, Deloitte Ireland

      Rachel Gallagher-Manager in Data Privacy Services, Deloitte Ireland 

      Rachael is a Manager in Risk Advisory within Deloitte’s Data Privacy Team.  She previously was a Senior Policy Officer with the Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO), the UK data protection authority, where she was responsible for advising organisations on compliance with data protection law, identifying systematic practices that failed to deliver positive information rights outcomes for individuals and helping to propose solutions. During her time with the ICO, Rachael worked in partnership with the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA) to design and deliver a programme ...

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    • Donna Creaven -Head of Governance, Risk & Compliance, Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI), Ireland

      Donna Creaven -Head of Governance, Risk & Compliance, Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI), Ireland 

      Donna is a Certified Data Protection Officer with a background in law, finance, strategy, risk management, governance and project management. SUSI is the single national awarding authority for the administration of Student Grant funding in Ireland. Donna has worked across multi-disciplined teams with whole of organisation responsibility and provides a focal point for independent advice and guidance on the conduct of business, governance and regulatory compliance. Donna is currently managing the implementation of recommendations from a deep-dive data protection audit, a remediation roadmap for ...

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    • Jacky Fox-Cyber & IT Forensic Lead at Deloitte

      Jacky Fox-Cyber & IT Forensic Lead at Deloitte 

      Jacky leads Deloitte’s Cyber Security and IT Forensic service lines in Ireland. She manages the Dublin based Security and Forensic lab which is home to the Deloitte Cyber Incident Response phone line. Jacky has 20+ years’ experience in the industry and has excellent knowledge of hardware, operating systems, networks and application software. She holds an MSc in Digital Investigations and Forensic Computing, lectures on Cyber Security in UCD and is an active researcher and publisher in the digital forensics and cyber communities.

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    • Brian Downes -Facilitator, Coach, Consultant, Speaker, Leading For Performance

      Brian Downes -Facilitator, Coach, Consultant, Speaker, Leading For Performance 

      Brian Downes is an expert in the leadership, development and management of performance for individuals, teams and organisations. This is built on 25 years of entrepreneurship & business experience and deep learning on personal growth, performance and behaviour. He is the creator of the Performance Cubed approach to organisational development, T.E.A.M. work and the Performance Equation. Brian works with leaders in a variety of industries internationally on performance and business growth projects and is a coach to CEO’s and senior executives for performance & leadership development. ...

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    • Johannes Ahlmann -Chief Technology Officer , iLen

      Johannes Ahlmann -Chief Technology Officer , iLen 

      Johannes Ahlmann is the Chief Technology Officer of iLen, an Irish company delivering product traceability to consumers using blockchain in the dairy and food industry. He previously founded Fluquid, a services company crawling and leveraging web data, worked as Head of Data Science at Scrapinghub, as Head of IT at ACO Group and as Senior IT Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. Since early 2017 he has focused on finding and developing affordable end-to-end blockchain solutions using Ethereum, Hyperledger, IPFS, and BigchainDB

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    • Paula Corcoran -Product Manager - IoT & Mobility Solutions, Vodafone Ireland

      Paula Corcoran -Product Manager – IoT & Mobility Solutions, Vodafone Ireland 

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    • Gordon O’Neill - CEO ,Goldfish.ie

      Gordon O’Neill – CEO ,Goldfish.ie 

      Gordon is an IT professional with over 20 years’ experience in web-based technology. He cut his teeth in project management before becoming Head of IT at Babelgum Networks, which was one of the first companies to provide free-to- view online video streaming in the pre-YouTube era. Gordon set up Irish communications technology firm Goldfish during the height of the last recession. The company has grown consistently year-on-year providing cloud telecommunications software and services to businesses across the world. Originally solely a provider of VoIP services to SMEs, the company          expa...

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    • Simon Palmer - Desk Jockey at Goldfish.ie / Disc Jockey at RTE Pulse

      Simon Palmer – Desk Jockey at Goldfish.ie / Disc Jockey at RTE Pulse 

      Marketing and Communications Manager at Irish technology firm Goldfish. Simon also plays records on Irish state broadcaster RTE at a time when most people sane people are in bed.A PR and marketing professional with over 20 years’ experience, Simon was formerly Account Director at global business advisory firm FTI Consulting in London, where his clients included: CRBE, Tesco and Astra Zeneca. He is also the former Marketing and Communications Manager at Omniplex Cinemas. His daughter still delights in telling people that ‘daddy used to sell popcorn’.These days his work is more focused on digita...

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    • Andrew Parle - Digital Marketing Executive, Irish Red Cross

      Andrew Parle – Digital Marketing Executive, Irish Red Cross 

      A graduate of DIT and the Digital Skills Academy in Dublin, Andrew has a BSc Honours Degree in Technology, Design and Innovation, specialising in Digital project management and marketing, A teacher at heart, Andrew is seasoned Social Media & Digital Marketing lecturer. Andrew has developed digital campaigns for a variety of businesses and is currently responsible for the Irish Red Cross Digital Marketing activities.   Title: Strategic Content

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    • Anna Browne - Commercial Director, Dataconversion, Ireland

      Anna Browne – Commercial Director, Dataconversion, Ireland 

      Anna is the Commercial Director of Dataconversion, Ireland’s leading data-focused software development company. Dataconversion is trusted by clients such as AA Ireland, Sky, Peter Mark as well as a number of Financial Institutions, to build customised solutions that enhance performance in three main areas for their clients: creation of comprehensive Data Strategies to complement Customer Experience initiatives; development of Customer Engagement Platforms to boost performance; and Data Integrity Management to improve CX and ensure compliance. Together with the Dataconversion team, Anna is resp...

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    • Helen Cahill - CEO, InvoiceFair

      Helen Cahill – CEO, InvoiceFair 

      Helen Cahill, Co-Founder & CEO. Helen has over 20 years financial services experience in leading banks and a proven track record in building diverse businesses. She has a deep understanding of the corporate sector having provided treasury risk management solutions to companies in Ireland, the UK and the US. In recent years, as an experienced Financial Adviser, she has gained significant insights into how high net worth professionals investors think and behave.

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    • Hakan Ozbay - Business Systems Analyst, Pramerica Systems Ireland

      Hakan Ozbay – Business Systems Analyst, Pramerica Systems Ireland 

      Hakan Ozbay has been with Pramerica since December 2004. Initially, Hakan worked as a Systems Developer with different technologies like Mainframe, .NET and JAVA. Hakan has been a Business/Systems Analyst with LCBE for the last 5 years, and last 3 years of 5 is with TeamConnect Legal Matter Management System.   Title: Legal Tech: In-house legal practice management, from BA to Lawye Synopsis: Our presentation focuses on how our in-house legal practice is managed.  We have worked with in-house technologists to develop a multi-funct...

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    • Peter Berends - User Experience Curriculum & Team Mentor, Digital Skills Academy

      Peter Berends – User Experience Curriculum & Team Mentor, Digital Skills Academy 

      Peter Berends is the User Experience Curriculum and Team Mentor for the Industry Partner and Entrepreneurial Projects with Digital Skills Academy. Peter has been working on digital experiences for start-ups, SMSs, international and multination organisations dealing with their user experience and lead generation. Prior to working with Digital Skills Academy, Peter worked as a Technical Specialist in Google, where he was responsible for product improvement to experiences that are used by millions of users.   Title: 4 Things Your Business Website Should Hav...

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    • Scott McConnell - Sales Director, Equinix

      Scott McConnell – Sales Director, Equinix 

      Scott has been Sales Director for Ireland and the Emerging Markets with Equinix since 2015. Working in the data centre industry for 13 years he previously held the position of Sales Director for Ireland with Telecity Group and prior to this was Sales Manager for Interxion in Dublin. Scott is responsible for executing the Equinix sales strategy and has over 20 years’ experience in the ICT sales sector. He has also held various management positions in the telecoms sector in the UK and Ireland. Scott has a BA (Hons) from University College Dublin and a graduate diploma in management studies from ...

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    • Eoin Corry - Business Development Manager, Temple Street Foundation

      Eoin Corry – Business Development Manager, Temple Street Foundation 

      Eoin Corry is the Business Development Manager at the Temple Street Foundation which raises funds for Temple Street Children’s Hospital.  He is one of the organisers for the team-building and fundraising event called Techies4TempleStreet.  This event attracts hundreds of companies from both the Tech and Business communities for a unique treasure hunt around Dublin City whilst raising funds for Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

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    • Valerie Walsh - Executive Council Member, Host in Ireland

      Valerie Walsh – Executive Council Member, Host in Ireland 

      Valerie Walsh is the Vice President of Asset Management for Digital Realty in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Ms Walsh joined Digital Realty as one of the first employees in Europe, through an acquisition in 2006. As Head of Asset Management, Valerie has responsibility for the financial performance of the portfolio of thirty-five properties in EMEA, ensuring the Company maintains continued growth, through successful new signings, on-going control of expenses and retaining our required returns on capital invested in the region. Over the course of her 10+ years’ experience with Digital R...

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    • Tanya Duncan - Managing Director, Interxion

      Tanya Duncan – Managing Director, Interxion 

      With over 15 years in the ICT industry, Tanya began her career in the Telecoms sector with roles at both KPNQwest and Esat BT. Tanya then joined Interxion in 2001, where she held a number of positions before becoming Managing Director in 2005.

Tanya’s customer focus coupled with a strong understanding of both business and technical requirements has propelled Interxion’s success in the Irish data centre market. Tanya has played a vital role in the positioning and development of Interxion’s data centres in Ireland.

Tanya holds a degree in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering from Trinity...

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    • Dimitry Kirejenkov - Software Developer and Cloud Architect, Apptentic

      Dimitry Kirejenkov – Software Developer and Cloud Architect, Apptentic 

      Dimitry is a full stack software developer and cloud architect who partners with businesses to help them with technical challenges. Dimitry has worked with successful companies like Segment and Stella Doradus, and he is an AWS Cloud Architect and Cloud Security Consultant at FundCalcs. Although he loves software, his true passion is teaching and sharing his knowledge with others. Title: How Cloud Computing Helps Businesses Save Time And Money

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    • Eoin Lambkin - Founder & Director, Circular Data Solutions

      Eoin Lambkin – Founder & Director, Circular Data Solutions 

      An ‘old timer’ of the wireless communications industry, Eoin gracefully exited to concentrate on investing and developing new business opportunities. In 2015 he co-founded Circular Data Solutions Ltd, a company specialising in supplying equipment that destroys ‘end of life’ data storage devices. Eoin is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Catalyst Inc Innovation Centre Belfast providing mentoring to start-up companies with high growth potential. Working closely with international Government departments and commercial organisations providing solutions to ensure the chain of custody of thei...

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    • Dermot Daly - CEO & Founder, Tapadoo

      Dermot Daly – CEO & Founder, Tapadoo 

      Dermot Daly is founder and CEO of Tapadoo.  Tapadoo are a leading developer of mobile applications for iOS and Android. Tapadoo have been developing for mobile since the introduction of the iPhone SDK back in 2009. Tapadoo have worked in diverse industries such as fintech, med tech, pharma and advertising, and have customers in Ireland, Europe and the USA.   Title: Real World Business Benefits of Mobile Applications

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    • Jill McGrath - CEO, TAM Ireland (Television Audience Measurement)

      Jill McGrath – CEO, TAM Ireland (Television Audience Measurement) 

      Jill McGrath has been CEO of TAM Ireland since 2012. TAM Ireland oversees an accurate and effective audience measurement system for the whole of the Irish television advertising industry Jill has worked across the entire spectrum of the Irish Ad business.  Her career has included working in Ad Agencies, the Press, Radio, Online and now the TV Industry. On the client side Jill was Marketing Director in FM104 for many years and  set up the first online Dating site in Ireland Maybefriends.com   Title: Joining the Dots Synopsis: Over the last deca...

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    • Nigel Tozer - Solutions Marketing Director EMEA, Commvault

      Nigel Tozer – Solutions Marketing Director EMEA, Commvault 

      Nigel Tozer is a Commvault subject matter expert on GDPR, and on the advisory board of the Chief Data Officer Exchange. He has more than two decades of experience in the IT industry with the majority of it in enterprise software, cloud and other business-transforming technologies.  Nigel is a regular speaker at events and webinars on data value and best practices.     Title: 5 Ways that GDPR Will Benefit Your Business Synopsis: Many organisations are struggling to get to a defensible position with regard to GDPR, and just because May 25...

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    • Grainne O’ Keeffe - Head of Innovation, Spearline Risk & Compliance

      Ludgate Hub members H&S Grainne O’Keeffe- Head of Innovation spearlike privacy Photography by Emma Jervis

      Grainne O’ Keeffe – Head of Innovation, Spearline Risk & Compliance 

      Grainne is Head of Innovation at Spearline Risk and Compliance, a global software company based in Skibbereen, West Cork that develops data protection software solutions. ‘Spearline Data Protection’ is a GDPR operational compliance workflow tool that gives you a central place to record all of your GDPR efforts, including your privacy-related policies and procedures, allowing you to centralise the management of your GDPR compliance. ‘Spearline Data Protection’ will allow you to identify, investigate and report on any breaches that may occur in your organisation.

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    • Graham Carroll - Founder & Client Services Director, The Friday Agency

      Graham Carroll – Founder & Client Services Director, The Friday Agency 

      Graham is a founding Director of The Friday Agency. His role involves managing the relationship between the agencies larger clients and it’s specialist group of creative and content experts. Graham also lecturers in Digital and Content Strategy at SureSkills’s Digital Marketing Diploma program and has provided consultancy and training for clients such as Google, IBM and Aer Lingus. More recently Graham delivers User Experience workshops with UXTraining.com.     Title: User Experience is the new frontier of Digital Marketing

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    • exhibitor - David Doyle - Managing Director, B2BSell.com

      David Doyle – Managing Director, B2BSell.com 

      David has spent over 30 years in sales, working from the bottom up and successfully building IT enterprises from zero to acquisition. Having studied Electronics and Computer Science at DIT and Enterprise Ireland’s Export Sales Development Programme, he has spent most of his time in sales. He is founder and Managing Director of B2B Sell and leads a team of experienced business and technology trained sales professionals offering Lead Generation Opportunity Research Sales Appointment Setting Sales Outsourcing     ...

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    • Billy Farrell - National Sales Manager,  Fexco Corporate Payments

      Billy Farrell – National Sales Manager, Fexco Corporate Payments 

      Billy has over 20 years’ experience in payments helping clients across a diverse range of sectors to reduce FX risk and increase efficiency in International payments processes.   Title: International payments in a changing world Synopsis: Join us at the Finance Summit to learn how we provide businesses and individuals with efficient, secure and transparent international money transfer and payment solutions.

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    • Mike O’Halloran - CEO, Fexco Asset Finance

      Mike O’Halloran – CEO, Fexco Asset Finance 

      Mike has over twenty years’ experience in the financial sector and currently is the CEO of Fexco Asset Finance. Mike works with clients across a range of sectors helping them achieve the finance solution for their business.   Title: Flexible Finance Solutions for your Business Synopsis:  Our experienced team understand the needs of businesses both large and small and we are available to discuss the various flexible funding solutions on offer, join us at the Finance Summit so we can help you to release the locked in value that your business needs ...

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    • Damian Pothecary - Design Consultant, IPS Ltd

      Damian Pothecary – Design Consultant, IPS Ltd 

      Damian Pothecary has been working with organisations to improve business processes for more than two decades. Specialising in the tricky area of paper and digital content management and distribution. Damian has worked with some of the largest names in the industry with customers ranging from SMB through to PLC’s. With a focus on identifying technologies that create real world benefits to businesses, Damian is passionate about solutions that demonstrate simplicity.   Title: Process, print, data and pain: making information and documents easier to produce, reduce and ...

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    • Shirley Finnerty - Business Group Lead, Microsoft Ireland.

      Shirley Finnerty – Business Group Lead, Microsoft Ireland. 

      Shirley Finnerty is the Business Group Lead for Devices in Microsoft Ireland.  Over the past 20 years, she has focused on the evolution of the workplace, enabled by devices and technology.  Primarily working within the Telecommunications and IT sectors, both in Ireland and Internationally, she has experienced the acceleration of change within the workforce and the embracement of a digital culture.   More recently, she has concentrated on cyber security and strategies to protect users, corporate data and their devices.   Title: The Challenges of Enabling a Secure and...

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    • Jennifer Brennan - Associate Director, Next Generation

      Jennifer Brennan – Associate Director, Next Generation 

      Jennifer is the Associate Director for the within Next Generation Recruitment. Jennifer has 12 years of experience in the recruitment sector, ten of these with a leading Global Irish Agency where she managed the number one Irish Office Support Agency in Ireland. Over her career she has recruited for all levels of roles within Legal, Finance, Office Support and IT.  Jennifer is fast becoming a taught leader in the area of IT recruitment and has spoken on events in the past on how to hire great candidates Working in recruitment for the past 12 years, Jennifer has worked across leading tech...

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    • Brian Hickey - Software Engineering Manager, EnerNOC

      Brian Hickey – Software Engineering Manager, EnerNOC 

      Brian leads the software engineering team at EnerNOC’s EMEA HQ in Dublin, where he and his team are currently implementing EnerNOC’s next generation flexibility services platform. The platform is the future of demand response capabilities at global scale; it maximises opportunities and addresses complexities that maturing energy markets and technologies are presenting to industrial and commercial organisations around the world. Throughout his career, Brian has worked in many aspects of the software industry in a variety of roles, and has long been a champion of using Cloud infrastructure to ac...

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    • David McConnell - Chief Technical Evangelist, Inpute Technologies

      Dublin - Ireland, Wednesday 12th October 2016: at Inpute Technologies. Photograph: David Branigan

      David McConnell – Chief Technical Evangelist, Inpute Technologies 

      David has over 30 years’ experience in designing and implementing secure document management solutions across SMEs, government departments and enterprise organisations. Through a practical demonstration, David will show how companies can leverage document management solutions to assist in complying with GDPR.

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    • Jason Cooper - Advanced Mind & Business Coach

      Jason Cooper – Advanced Mind & Business Coach 

      Jason Cooper is an Advanced Mind & Business Coach and uses tools and techniques of NLP, NeuroScience and other tools and techniques to get success in people. He has over 20 years of Sales and marketing experience from large multinational to aggressive, small online tech startups. Jason specialises in business skills development within the IT, Finance and manufacturing industries. Jason has achieved consistent success resulting in marked increases in productivity levels in sales targets, enhanced communication skill sets and advanced staff motivation and performance.   ...

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    • Edel Kennedy - Head of Marketing, URBANVOLT

      Edel Kennedy – Head of Marketing, URBANVOLT 

      Edel Kennedy is Head of Marketing for URBANVOLT. She joined the company when it was a startup and helped build it into the fastest growing energy services company in Ireland. URBANVOLT is now the biggest Light as a Service company in the world, and is ranked by Inc.com as Number 226 in the Fastest Growing 5000 Companies in Europe. Bringing her experience as a former journalist, Edel helped to build URBANVOLT into an international brand which is now the leading choice for Fortune 500 companies. URBANVOLT began by offering Light as a Service and is now expanding into other energy services ...

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    • Eoin Christian - Managing Director, GRENKE

      Eoin Christian – Managing Director, GRENKE 

      Eoin Christian who is the MD of GRENKE Invoice Finance who can talk about alternative forms of finance available to the industry. Eoin is head of GRENKE Invoice Finance but also was previously head of the Leasing division and is currently chair of the IFP (www.ifpireland.ie) which is the umbrella body for independent finance providers in Ireland so he very experienced and knowledgeable of the opportunities and providers of smart finance options available to businesses.   Title: Smart Finance for Smart Businesses

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    • Ronan Fitzpatrick - Director of Digital, PCW

      Ronan Fitzpatrick – Director of Digital, PCW 

      Ronan is the Director of Digital within the Consulting team of PwC Ireland. Prior to joining PwC, Ronan spent over 20 years in Industry, primarily in Digital, online and mobile roles spanning both IT and Commercial. Ronan has excellent practical knowledge of the Business, Customer Experience and Technology aspects of all digital, e-Commerce and mobile solutions. He has extensive professional experience in competitive, commercial environments with significant strategy development and implementation, infrastructure, architecture, application management, digital development and project/portfolio ...

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    • Ivan Kelly - Innovation Program Manager

      Ivan Kelly – Innovation Program Manager 

      Ivan Kelly has over 20 years of experience in innovation development and supply chain management within the global ICT sector. He has worked with global companies to develop their internal processes and to grow their innovation capacities to access partnership opportunities. Ivan has led the development of global supply chains to support R&D in ideation and prototyping, through the value chain to operation excellence and market release. Ivan has a BEng, CEng MIEI, MSc and MBA.   Title: Fostering Innovation – a practical users guide

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    • Hugh Jones - Co-founder, Sytorus Ltd

      Hugh Jones – Co-founder, Sytorus Ltd 

      Hugh Jones is a co-founder of Sytorus Ltd, a specialised provider of Data Protection training, consultancy and assessment services. Hugh provides professional Data Protection guidance, and is a frequent speaker at Privacy and Data Management events in Ireland and overseas. Through Sytorus, Hugh offers both general and bespoke training to organisations in the areas of data management and regulatory compliance. Hugh is an experienced project manager, and works with a wide range of commercial, not-for-profit and public-sector organisations to help them resolve their data management and regu...

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    • Aidan Healy - Head of Learning and Development, UnPlug

      Aidan Healy – Head of Learning and Development, UnPlug 

      Aidan oversees the design and delivery of all of the evidence-based programmes. Aidan comes from a background in psychology, coaching and leadership development. Over the last ten years, he has worked in organisations across the public, private and non-for-profit sectors, mostly recently at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Aidan brings a depth of international experience and intercultural competence to the UnPlug team, having previously delivered training and coaching programmes across six continents.

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    • Pascal Derrien - CEO, Talent Cloud Media (TCM)

      Pascal Derrien – CEO, Talent Cloud Media (TCM) 

      Pascal Derrien is the CEO of Talent Cloud Media (TCM). Pascal joined TCM at an early juncture after having held senior Operations Leader positions in Microsoft, Gateway or Sony. Pascal is also a brand ambassador for the iconic social media platform beBee (11 million users) based in Madrid.  The Recruitment Marketing company has recently launched and is already attracting curiosity and respect from key opinion leaders in the recruiting sector. In 2018 alone, numerous clients have availed of TCM bespoke solutions realizing that using data in an innovative and disruptive fashion was key in having...

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    • Roy Wilson - Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft

      Roy Wilson – Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft 

      Roy is a Senior Solution Architect with 20+ years experience applying technology to real world problems. In his current role he supports key Microsoft customers with design, deployment and adoption of the hybrid Microsoft Data Platform, including Big Data, Machine learning & AI, SQL Server and Azure based IoT solutions.

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    • Aoife Murphy - Major Accounts Director, Vistatec & Managing Director, Think Global Forum Europe

      Aoife Murphy – Major Accounts Director, Vistatec & Managing Director, Think Global Forum Europe 

      KiSAAs a consultative sales professional, I have always been delighted to work with world leading organisations to devise solutions that support their plans for global expansion, broadening my experience in strategy development, delivery and organisational change. My background in languages, international marketing, technical authoring and project management has helped me to fully understand customer requirements and call on the appropriate experts to create effective and sustainable solutions.

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