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    • Hugh Kelly - Managing Director, Associated Marketing Ltd.

      Hugh Kelly – Managing Director, Associated Marketing Ltd. 

      Speaker Bio: Hugh Kelly is a recognised expert in the field of international business and export market development. He is a former President of the Irish Exporters Association and Chairman of the IEA's Asia Trade Forum. He is Managing Director of Associated Marketing Ltd., an Export Management Company (EMC) that supports companies to enter and accelerate their sales in targeted export markets. His market experience spans the Middle East, Far East, Australasia and Southern Africa while his sectoral experience covers both B2B and B2C. Presentation Title: ...

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    • Robert Dry - Marketing Manager, Coca-Cola Ltd.

      Robert Dry – Marketing Manager, Coca-Cola Ltd. 

      Speaker Bio: I have spent the last 20 years working in the Coca-Cola System in various positions and different markets most recently in Poland and prior to this in Ireland. Currently, I am working on a number of start-up projects. Presentation Title: The perils of big data - what we can learn from Komar to breaking bad Synopsis: Nearly 100 years ago 2 Russian artists recently arrived in the United States believed they had discovered the secret to commercial success creating pictures perfectly based on what the consumers wanted t...

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    • Nikolay Malyarov - EVP, Chief Content Officer and General Counsel Pressreader

      Nikolay Malyarov – EVP, Chief Content Officer and General Counsel Pressreader 

      Speaker Bio: Nothing gets past Nikolay. As Chief Content Officer and General Counsel at PressReader, that’s a good thing. His attention to detail and complete knowledge of the tech and publishing industries have helped turn PressReader into a truly global business with a brand new office in Dublin. Nikolay believes in the power of storytelling. He also knows how people think about, read, and share stories in the digital world. He makes PressReader work the way people want it to. Capitalizing on opportunities that others don’t even see, Nikolay leads the industry with str...

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    • Paul Loughrey – Head of Insights, RTÉ Television

      Paul Loughrey – Head of Insights, RTÉ Television 

      Speaker Bio: Paul Loughrey is Head of Insights at RTÉ Television (yes, ALL people still watch TV in large numbers!).  Multi award winning researcher.  I thoroughly believe that Research brings the voice of the consumer into the business and acting on the insight will bring you closer to the consumer. Presentation Title: From Research to Insight to Action to Growth Synopsis: The purpose of this presentation to demonstrate that 'Research' is the start of a process that can help grow your business.  Don't fear it, embrace it!

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    • Ciaran Crean - CEO & Co-Founder, MicksGarage.com

      Ciaran Crean – CEO & Co-Founder, MicksGarage.com 

      Speaker Bio: Ciaran Crean is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of award winning automotive parts and accessories website MicksGarage.com. With a background in software development, Ciaran co-founded MicksGarage.com in 2004 after identifying a gap in the automotive online market. Since then, under his guidance, the company has grown to become one of Europe's most successful eCommerce businesses, selling automotive parts and accessories to over 70 countries every month, operating via international sites in both Ireland and the UK. Presentation Title:...

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    • Conor O’Malley - Regional Vice President UK & Ireland, Salesforce

      Conor O’Malley – Regional Vice President UK & Ireland, Salesforce 

      Speaker Bio: Conor O’Malley leads Salesforce’s SMB (geo) business in the UK & Ireland and is responsible for growing revenues across all product lines. Conor is passionate about helping his customers be even more successful and attracting the best talent to Salesforce’s Dublin hub. He has worked in tech for over 20 years. Presentation Title: Driving Hyper Growth  

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    • Philip Martin - CEO, AppliancesDelivered.ie

      Philip Martin – CEO, AppliancesDelivered.ie 

      Speaker Bio: Philip Martin is the CEO of AppliancesDelivered.ie, Ireland’s first online-only appliances retailer. AppliancesDelivered.ie pride themselves in taking the hassle out of buying appliances, with an easy-to-use website, same and next day delivery options, and guaranteed lowest prices. Philip is a graduate of DBS where he studied Marketing with Digital Media and Cloud Computing. Presentation Title: AppliancesDelivered.ie – Marketing, Measurement and Management Synopsis: ...

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    • Barry Magee - Client Analytics & Data Transformation Leader, IBM

      Barry Magee – Client Analytics & Data Transformation Leader, IBM 

      Speaker Bio: Barry Magee leads Client Analytics and Demand Generation for IBM Digital Sales in Europe where he works to put data-driven approaches to client selection and engagement at the heart of the sales and marketing process. With a deep commercial and analytical background Barry guest lectures in the IMI and UCC while pursuing a PhD in Client Analytics Strategies. Presentation Title: Combining Agile and Analytics to improve Next Best Customer selection and reduce time taken to achieve Sales & Marketing Pipeline targets Synopsis:...

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    • Lisa Toner - Senior Marketing Manager, HubSpot

      Lisa Toner – Senior Marketing Manager, HubSpot 

      Speaker Bio: Lisa leads a team of marketers who run the content strategy and influencer relations for HubSpot’s Sales product line. Her team is responsible for driving brand awareness through educational and valuable online experiences. Presentation Title: How to Connect Your Sales & Marketing Tech to Drive Revenue Synopsis: Sales and marketing tech has come a long way and new tools are released almost daily. While these tools are built to help sales and marketing teams, when a compan...

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    • Silviu Preoteasa - Lead Instigator, Travel Open Partnership

      Silviu Preoteasa – Lead Instigator, Travel Open Partnership 

      Speaker Bio: Silviu Preoteasa is a serial entrepreneur, investor and travel technologist. Before joining the Travel Open Partnership, Silviu was Head of Marketing Technology with Hostelworld.com for over 3 years and EMEA Online Business Manager for Dell, before that. Travel Open Partnership is a revolutionary, new project, bringing together technology and travel companies, to create better technologies and stronger partnerships. Presentation Title- “What is Hybrid Transaction/Analytical Processing (HTAP) and why should you care?”

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    • Stan Massueras - EMEA Sales Director,  Intercom

      Stan Massueras – EMEA Sales Director, Intercom 

      Speaker Bio: Stan is Sales Director for EMEA at Intercom. He has spent the past 10 years working on the growth of communication platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. He co-founded the social platform www.pulp.mobi in 2014 before joining Intercom. Presentation Title: Making Internet Business Personal Synopsis: Stan will discuss how Internet businesses can make business personal and will share personal stories and current examples of when companies have gotten this right.

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    • Ben Parker - Managing Director, Marketing Company

      Ben Parker – Managing Director, Marketing Company 

      Speaker Bio: Ben Parker started his career in National newspapers in the UK and Ireland and with his passion for marketing moved into Direct Mail, Creative and Digital marketing. He is now a co-owner of the Leaflet Company Ireland and Marketing Company Ireland. Presentation Title: Why you don’t want a website, to grow your business

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    • James Turner - Chief Insight Officer, Black Swan

      James Turner – Chief Insight Officer, Black Swan 

      Speaker Bio: James (JT) Turner is Chief Insight Officer of Black Swan, where he leads the Data Consulting division. His team helps clients apply cutting-edge predictive analytics to solve their business problems, to create better outcomes through technology, prediction and data science. They are constantly exploring new ways to connect data, using data science alongside more traditional research and data techniques Presentation Title: Slave to the Algorithm Presentation Synopsis: Gartner predicts that by 2018 over half of larg...

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

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

      Speaker Bio: Brian Downes is the founder of performance consultancy, Performance Cubed. He is a specialist on people centred performance for business growth, a sought after public speaker and the creator of the Performance Cubed approach, the Performance Equation and the Business Design methodology. Brian’s performance through people approach to business growth and change is founded on 20+ years of business experience around the globe, a successful career in sport and an academic background in business, accounting and behavioural science. Brian works with organisations and ...

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    • Gearoid Spellman - Founder & Managing Director, Vitalrate Wristbands 

      Gearoid Spellman – Founder & Managing Director, Vitalrate Wristbands  

      Speaker Bio: At nineteen years old Gearoid Spellman set up his own business (Vitalrate Wristbands) from his home. By accident he noticed there was no wristband company in Ireland and felt it was a market with huge potential. He started by visiting sports shops all over Ireland selling club and county silicone wristband. Now seven years later he has a customer base of almost 200 retailers in Ireland and abroad. Vitalrate Wristbands is also the top online website in Ireland for a large range of custom wristbands. The story of Vitalrate showcases how to overcome struggle...

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    • Marc Mulligan - Author, Motivational Speaker & Public Speaking Coach, www.marcmulligan.com

      Marc Mulligan – Author, Motivational Speaker & Public Speaking Coach, www.marcmulligan.com 

      Speaker Bio: Author, motivational speaker & public speaking coach, Marc Mulligan delivers an inspirational presentation. Marc struggled for 2 years to recover from brain trauma. His passion is in understanding fear & how to overcome it. When we do, we open up a world of possibilities. www.marcmulligan.com Step outside your comfort zone today and see what happens. Presentation Title: Outside the Comfort Zone

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    • Sarah Doyle - Co-founder and Owner, The Better Life Project

      Sarah Doyle – Co-founder and Owner, The Better Life Project 

      Speaker Bio: Sarah Doyle is a life coach and motivational speaker. As the co-founder and owner of The Better Life Project, a movement dedicated to helping you live happy, healhty, positive and confident lives and with oodles of infectious energy she is super passionate about helping to inspire you make your awesome life happen. She’s the “go to” coach for anyone feeling stuck in a rut, lacking in confidence or struggling with low self-esteem or body image. Sarah offers life coaching and mentoring services and works with clients in person in Ireland and over Skype around ...

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    • Barry Adams - Founder, Polemic Digital

      Barry Adams – Founder, Polemic Digital 

      Speaker bio: Barry Adams has been making websites successful since 1998. His agency Polemic Digital delivers SEO services to clients worldwide, and was named the Best Small SEO Agency at the 2016 UK Search Awards. Barry teaches SEO for Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University, and regularly speaks at digital conferences in Dublin, London, Paris, Amsterdam, New York, and Las Vegas. Presentation Title: How online search is transforming the web Synopsis: The last few years has seen a seismic shift in how people discover co...

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    • Fiachra Ó Comhraí - Founder & CEO, PipelineCheck

      Fiachra Ó Comhraí – Founder & CEO, PipelineCheck 

      Speaker Bio: Fiachra, founder and CEO of Pipeline, loves selling and CRM systems (and his family). He is a middle-aged, bald genius who can confound and inspire his audience even in a 15 minutes speaking slot. Presentation Title: What analysing half a million opportunities in CRM systems told me about salespeople and CRM systems Synopsis: PipelineCheck's CEO will share insights from analysing opportunities and the effort by salespeople that is reflected in CRM data.

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    • Darya Recker - Darya Recker Business Consulting

      Darya Recker – Darya Recker Business Consulting 

      Speaker Bio: Darya is an expert in international business with focus on sales and marketing and international trade. She is a serial entrepreneur and owner of several business. Darya was mentioned in media multiple times: Startup Awards, publications in Irish Tech News,  Silicon Valley, ...

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    • Rob Cullen - Membership Advisor, Dublin Chamber of Commerce

      Rob Cullen – Membership Advisor, Dublin Chamber of Commerce 

      Speaker Bio: Rob works as a membership advisor at Dublin Chamber of Commerce  and is  responsible for new member development and helping companies grow their business through networking and connecting. Dublin Chamber of Commerce  has 1200 SMEs, corporates, multinationals and semi state bodies. Dublin Chamber can help with introductions with Irish and international businesses. Presentation Title: Top tips to start networking Synopsis: Basis tips on how to prepare for an event and a little interaction on hand shakes , eye conta...

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    • Edward Nugent - Entrepreneur, Author, Business and Digital Strategist, Digital Scorecard

      Edward Nugent – Entrepreneur, Author, Business and Digital Strategist, Digital Scorecard 

      Speaker Bio: Dr Edward Nugent is the founder of several businesses across Europe. He is a guest lecturer at Lund University and the author of several books. Edward focuses on business growth through sales and marketing and is the designer of Digital Scorecard, a means to find out how well your business is using digital in sales and marketing and powering many digital strategies today. Edward currently lives in Ireland but undertakes most of his work in Scandinavia and Europe. www.digitalscorecard.com Presentation T...

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    • Antonio Bruno - Director and Marketing Manager, Strive International Consulting Ltd.

      Antonio Bruno – Director and Marketing Manager, Strive International Consulting Ltd. 

      Speaker Bio: Antonio Bruno is the founder and Director at Strive International Consulting Limited. Before Antonio has been Marketing and Business Development Manager at the Federation of Italian Business in Ireland focusing on Promotional events and Business projects in Ireland for Italian firms. In the past he was PromoExport Consultant at Intertrade, promoting annual services and trade events abroad, and Marketing and communication consultant at the Chambre de commerce italienne au Canada. He was also Associate Consultant at Octagona and Associate Consultant at Onemedit S...

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    • Jane Manzor - CEO, Manzor Marketing

      Jane Manzor – CEO, Manzor Marketing 

      Speaker Bio: With over 15 years’ experience in the food and beverage sector (Kepak, Unilever, Valeo Foods), Jane Manzor (CEO) brings a wealth of experience to her clients with a particular emphasis on the SME sector. Growing up in two family businesses Jane was immersed from a young age in a strong business culture. She has always had a strong interest in marketing and in particular in the food industry. A continuous learner, Jane has recently completed training courses in digital marketing (Masters DCU), event management & PR (The Fitzwilliam Institute) and train the ...

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    • Lorraine Carter - Branding Maven, International Speaker, Multi-Award Winner, Mentor, Writer & Designer,  Persona Branding & Design

      Lorraine Carter – Branding Maven, International Speaker, Multi-Award Winner, Mentor, Writer & Designer, Persona Branding & Design 

      Speaker Bio: Lorraine Carter is founder and principal of Persona Branding and Design, a multi-disciplinary branding and design company leading their clients to become No. 1 in their target market. A winner of numerous awards over 20 plus years, she takes no-name companies and transforms them into highly recognised brand names amongst their primary audiences. She’s worked with brands from a multitude of sectors for both the national and international markets, many of which are household names. As a professional branding expert, international speaker, writ...

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    • Karl Purcel - Behavioural Change Consultant, Carr Communications

      Karl Purcel – Behavioural Change Consultant, Carr Communications 

      Speaker Bio: Karl Purcell is a Behavioural Change Consultant with Carr Communications’ Behavioural Economics and Sciences Team (B.E.S.T). He develops innovative behavioural change solutions for Carr Communications’ clients; helping them understand their customers’ attitudes and finding solutions to influence and motivate behavioural change. At the Sales and Marketing Summit Karl will outline the core principles of behavioural science, explain how it provides a better understanding of the consumer and will demonstrate how the B.E.S.T method can be applied to boost your marke...

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    • Sinéad O'Donnell - Media Specialist, Carr Communications

      Sinéad O’Donnell – Media Specialist, Carr Communications 

      Speaker Bio: Sinead O’Donnell is an award-winning journalist and media specialist with over ten years’ experience working as a reporter with Newstalk, TV3, Today FM and The Sunday Times. In Carr Communications, Sinéad develops communication strategies and delivers customised media training for clients, using the ‘practice by doing’ method in Carr Communications’ simulated TV and Radio studios. Presentation Title: Building Brand You: How to discover, develop and promote your personal brand to get ahead Synopsis:...

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    • Mark Stewart - Digital Strategist, Digital Chief

      Mark Stewart – Digital Strategist, Digital Chief 

      Speaker Bio: Mark has spent the last ten years working in start-ups and small successful businesses. He has lived and worked in Argentina and Spain, before stopping off in London for a couple of years on his return trip to Ireland. Through his work in the publishing industry and website design he has had the opportunity to work closely with a wide variety of business in numerous different industries. He has a natural curiosity in social behaviour and is constantly improving on tactics to make marketing more personal. Presentation Title: The Intimate e...

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    • Gina Miltiadou - Co-founder & Managing Director, Zahra Media Group

      Gina Miltiadou – Co-founder & Managing Director, Zahra Media Group 

      Speaker Bio: Gina is the managing director and co-founder of Zahra Media Group, founded in 2003. Gina has extensive experience in the media and publishing industries in South Africa, Australia and Ireland. She is an expert in strategic planning and the application of global best practices in communications. A few of her international blue-chip clients include The Australian Defense Force, Jaguar, Deutsche Bank, Aviva, SuperValu, MSD and ESB. Presentation Title: Making the Case for Content Marketing: Getting Buy-in from the Higher-ups Synops...

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    • Eddie Shanahan - Retail Consultant and Product Development

      Eddie Shanahan – Retail Consultant and Product Development 

      Speaker Bio: Eddie Shanahan is Chairperson of the Council of Irish Fashion Designers and a Director of the Leitrim Design House. He regularly undertakes special mentoring projects for the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland. He developed the Irish Designers Create project with Brown Thomas to identify emerging Irish design talent with the potential to sell in this premium department store. Member of the Steering Committee for Ireland - The Design Island, a consultation paper towards a National Design Strategy. Eddie devises professional business development program...

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    • Patrick McHugh - Creative Director, Patrick McHugh Digital

      Patrick McHugh – Creative Director, Patrick McHugh Digital 

      Speaker Bio: Patrick McHugh has worked in the fashion and advertising industry in New York and London for almost 18 years. He studied Art and Photography at SVA and Parsons in NYC and later Information Technology at DCU in Ireland. Today, he runs a creative practice Patrick McHugh Digital which develops effective online solutions for fashion, retail and design clients. Currently working on projects for both national and international brands in Ireland, Europe and the USA. His clients have included Aer Lingus, Baileys, McDonald's, Mazda and Time Inc. and his work...

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    • Katharine Crawford - Company Owner, Cosmopolitan Communications and Events

      Katharine Crawford – Company Owner, Cosmopolitan Communications and Events 

      Speaker Bio: Katharine Crawford, founder and Managing Director is a University College Dublin graduate, with over 20 years experience working in the areas of communications, advertising - online and offline, sales, marketing and event management. Having lived and worked in several different countries, and knowing how hard it can be to meet new contacts (friends or business) when moving a lot, she wanted to create a platform to welcome people from all countries and backgrounds to the social networking events, hence the name - Cosmopolitan! This initial idea gradually d...

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    • Dave McEvoy - Director & founder, Dmac Media Ltd

      Dave McEvoy – Director & founder, Dmac Media Ltd 

      Speaker Bio: Dave McEvoy is Director and founder of Dmac Media Ltd. Dave has been involved in the Design industry since 2004. In 2006 Dave launched Dmac Media, a website design company aimed at delivering bespoke online solutions for the SME’s. The company has grown to a 8 strong team that service over a 1000 clients nationwide. Dmac Media specialise in eCommerce success for small business operators.  Over the last decade Dmac have helped their clients develop consistently strong and sustainable revenue from their eCommerce activities. At previous eCommerce Expo ev...

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    • Eric Fitzpatrick - Author, Speaker, Trainer, Coach, ARK Speaking and Training

      Eric Fitzpatrick – Author, Speaker, Trainer, Coach, ARK Speaking and Training 

      Speaker Bio: Eric Fitzpatrick is the owner of ARK Speaking and Training. He speaks, coaches and trains on the subjects of Improving Performance and Communicating with impact in the areas of sales and leadership. He works with entrepreneurs, SME’s and large organisations to help them craft and tell their story. His clients have included Kelloggs, VHI, the HSE, Irish Life, The Tyndall Research Institute, New Ireland Assurance and Snap Printing. He is the creator of "T.R.U.E Presentations”, a tool that helped one sales team win a cont...

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    • Dr. Catherine Rossiter - Lecturer in Marketing, Dun Laoghaire IADT

      Dr. Catherine Rossiter – Lecturer in Marketing, Dun Laoghaire IADT 

      Speaker Bio: Dr. Catherine Rossiter, is a Lecturer in Marketing and Marketing Research in Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, third level college. She has previously worked in marketing and public relations before pursuing a career in education. She has 15 years experience teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her PhD research focused on bringing psychology theory on nonverbal behaviour into services marketing theory, and combining these elements with physical theatre training, to create a front of house staff training framework for 5 sta...

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    • Emma D’Arcy MSc BBS - Marketing Agency Owner, Emma D Marketing

      Emma D’Arcy MSc BBS – Marketing Agency Owner, Emma D Marketing 

      Speaker Bio: Emma has a degree in Business and a Masters of Science in Marketing. Emma has 20 years experience in a variety of industries, such as with retail giant Lidl, as a sales manager, as a market researcher, in the agricultural & bloodstock industry & in warehousing & logistics. Emma has also worked as a CMO in the Tech Industry. Emma provides a consultancy service to clients all over the world with her online Business & Marketing Consultancy service. Emma works with corporates and business owners on a one to one basis, in addition to in-g...

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    • Sean Dwan - Founder, Speak for Success International

      Sean Dwan – Founder, Speak for Success International 

      Speaker Bio: Sean Dwan has worked in Sales & Marketing of Engineering Machinery to numerous Industries, SMEs and Multinational Organisations. He held the position of Area Manager, Sales Manager and Sales Director over a period of 25 years. Since 2007, he has delivered the Top Rated SpeakersTrainingCamp(R) Workshop  -  Presentation & Public Speaking Skills Training to Sole Traders, SMEs and Multinational Organisations. Sean believes that being able to deliver powerful presentations will be highly beneficial in...

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    • Ronan Higgins - CEO, TVadSync

      Ronan Higgins – CEO, TVadSync 

      Speaker Bio: Ronan Higgins is co-founder of TVadSync a leading player in the “TV to digital” cross-screen marketing and attribution arena.  Ronan has worked in digital technology since the early days of the Internet and has 5 startups under his belt.  He was drawn back to digital marketing when he saw a way for television to become part of the digital conversation after 70 years of broadcast advertising. Presentation Title: TV viewing data and omnichannel marketing attribution Synopsis: Recent advances in television technology h...

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    • Melissa Curley - Founder, SocialBee

      Melissa Curley – Founder, SocialBee 

      Speaker Bio: Melissa is a secondary school teacher turned entrepreneur. She created her business, SocialBee, because she had the lofty notion that people needed more opportunities to socialise and connect in meaningful ways. SocialBee is a niche service with a huge imagination. It has grown to become a successful corporate events service, specialising in the beautiful and timeless occasion of the Afternoon Tea party. The youngest in a family of ten children, and a dedicated globe wanderer, Melissa has sought out social connection wherever she has gone, and believes it is ke...

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    • Dr. Celine Mullins - CEO, Adaptas Ltd.

      Dr. Celine Mullins – CEO, Adaptas Ltd. 

      Speaker Bio: Celine is a Psychologist, and Coach. She is also an actor and writer, and combines skills, techniques and experience from this variety of areas to create unique and impactful learning & development. See www.adaptastraining.com for testimonials, blogs and lots more. Presentation Title: The Thinking Leader Synopsis: ‘You can’t get out of a problem with the same thinking that got you into it’ Wakefield (2006) It is becoming more common knowledge, that much of what it takes to be a great leader, invol...

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    • Christine Spies - Social Media Consultant, C.A.F

      Christine Spies – Social Media Consultant, C.A.F 

      Speaker Bio: Christine Spies is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society which she obtained with her degree in Media and Journalism. Her company's goal is to assist her clients by growing their online presence organically, so they are in the driver seat of their own success. Presentation Title: Growth hacking – Twitter for business Synopsis: Using Twitter from a business perspective. Aimed at businesses who would like to improve their Twitter engagement by promoting their brand on Twitter, integrate with websites ...

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    • Maurice Coyle - CEO, HeyStaks AI Marketing

      Maurice Coyle – CEO, HeyStaks AI Marketing 

      Speaker Bio: Maurice has spent the past 15 years developing innovative technology to personalize online experiences, first as part of his Ph.D. research and since 2008 as part of HeyStaks. Helping people find what they are looking for while respecting their privacy and user experience are joint goals of Maurice’s work. Presentation Title: Fewer, better ads. How respectful, relevant advertising creates a win-win-win situation Synopsis: Online advertising is in a downward spiral, where poor targeting, high frequency and obtrusive ...

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    • Lorcan Lynch - Managing Director, DataXcel

      Lorcan Lynch – Managing Director, DataXcel 

      Speaker Bio: Lorcan Lynch MD at DataXcel, Ireland’s Leading Provider of Consumer Data and Real Time Leads. Lorcan has been working in the data industry in Ireland for over 20 years where their technology turns anonymous clicks into actual consumer leads and data. A regular speaker at industry wide data events both in Ireland and the UK his focus in recent times is around Data Acquisition, Lead Generation and the implications for all marketers regarding the new GDPR: www.dataxcel.ie Presentation Title: Turning...

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    • Robert Farrell - Marketing Program Director, Further Learning Group

      Robert Farrell – Marketing Program Director, Further Learning Group 

      Speaker Bio: Rob is the Digital Marketing Program Director with the Further Learning Group. He is active with industry and judges the eir Spider awards, Digital Media awards and PostGradIreland awards. Rob regularly speaks at conferences in Ireland and the UK discussing Digital Marketing, Innovation & Disruption and eLearning. Presentation Title: The Evolving Social Media Landscape Synopsis: The ever evolving social media landscape is filled with opportunities and challenges for forward looking organisations. The rise in vid...

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    • Jack Murray - Founder & CEO, All Good Tales

      Jack Murray – Founder & CEO, All Good Tales 

      Speaker Bio: Jack is a media innovator with over 20 years’ experience in the Irish communications Industry. In 2006 he purchased the Irish Media Contacts Directory. Over the last ten years he transformed the business to MediaHQ. In 2016, Jack had his eureka moment and created All Good Tales, after realising that communications was evolving to a golden age of storytelling, and those with the best stories succeed. He is a native of Ballinasloe, he lives in Harold’s Cross, Dublin with his wife, two daughters and dog called Maxi Lopez. Presentation Title:...

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    • Randall Glick - Digital Marketing Curriculum Lead, Digital Skills Academy

      Randall Glick – Digital Marketing Curriculum Lead, Digital Skills Academy 

      Speaker Bio: Randall Glick is the Digital Marketing Curriculum Lead and Mentor Lead for the Industry Partner Major Projects with Digital Skills Academy. Randall has been working in online and digital in Ireland since 1999 and has worked with start-ups, SMEs, international and multinational organisations dealing with their digital strategy, online optimisation, eCommerce, web analytics and digital marketing strategies. https://digitalskillsacademy.com/ Presentation Ti...

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    • Samantha Magee - Founder and Chief Learning Officer, Symposium Learning

      Samantha Magee – Founder and Chief Learning Officer, Symposium Learning 

      Speaker Bio: Samantha Magee, MA in Philosophy (UCD) and CIPD Accredited Trainer, has been working with front managers, supervisors and team leaders for the past 20 years in Ireland, Europe, Americas, North Africa and Asia. Our motto is “To build a well-functioning team is an extra-ordinary goal - accessible to all.” Presentation Title: SFA or CRM: how to get your sales team to update your data tools

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    • Fiona Uyema - Owner & founder, Fused by Fiona Uyema

      Fiona Uyema – Owner & founder, Fused by Fiona Uyema 

      Speaker Bio: Fiona Uyema is an award winning cook and author of cookbook "Japanese Food Made Easy". She provides consultancy to restaurants and gives talks/demos across Ireland. Inspired by her time in Japan, she created "Fused by Fiona Uyema" a healthy and tasty range of flavoured soy sauces to bring Japanese flavours to your everyday cooking. Presentation Title: Key Marketing Tips for Small Businesses Synopsis: In her presentation Fiona Uyema will bring us on an unique journey telling us how she transformed her passion for Jap...

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    • Avril Crotty - Digital Marketer, BranCREATIVE

      Avril Crotty – Digital Marketer, BranCREATIVE 

      Speaker Bio: Avril is a marketing professional with over 4 years’ experience. She has worked with multiple organisations in the arts industry such as Music Generation and The Gaiety School of Acting where she was Marketing Manager and International & Outreach Marketing Manager. She has recently launched a new agency, branCREATIVE, that specialises in all things digital and social. She currently helps manage social media accounts for organisations like The Cork Rose of Tralee Centre and Wicklow County Council Arts Office. She has previously been a judge for the Social Me...

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    • Ramune Rubinaite - Marketing Manager, IG Ireland

      Ramune Rubinaite – Marketing Manager, IG Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: In 2016, Ramune was named amongst the top 100 marketing professionals in Ireland by Business & Finance magazine. A strong analytical mind with a creative problem solving ability and broad international experience, she develops effective marketing campaigns with rapid results. She joined IG in 2014, and has been instrumental in driving the company’s rise to being a dominant provider of financial derivatives to the retail public in Ireland. Prior to IG, Ramune held roles with a leading Scandinavian ad-tech company, the chamber of commerce, and within the d...

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    • Paul McCann - Chairman of the Board, CDG Brand

      Paul McCann – Chairman of the Board, CDG Brand 

      Speaker Bio: 27 years of working in the brand and graphic design industry, with a Masters in Professional Design Practice and currently researching a PhD in Design Innovation in NUIM Paul Mc Cann embraces the brand design industry with gusto and fervor. He has demonstrated that brand design has come of age and that digital brand design is now part of mainstream business in Ireland with the ability to thrive and innovate. With Paul at the helm, CDG has grown to be one of Ireland’s leading full service design agencies with an enviable portfolio of clients across the world inc...

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    • Ingrid De Doncker - CEO, iDDea

      Ingrid De Doncker – CEO, iDDea 

      Speaker Bio: I am the founder of iDDea, previously known as IDD Consult and e-Quiddity, a company that increases the ROI and impact of procurement’s contribution to the bottom line of any business. We focus on delivering value beyond cost savings and on implementing best procurement practices upfront. We do this either by upskilling the competencies of your procurement professionals, by offering an outsourced buying team who will buy on your behalf and deliver savings upfront, or by designing fit for purpose “value beyond cost savings" transformation programs. I lecture ...

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    • Pauline Kwasniak - Founder, Hotel4Meetings.com

      Pauline Kwasniak – Founder, Hotel4Meetings.com 

      Speaker Bio: Pauline is a founder of hotel4meetings.com. Female entrepreneur and social media enthusiast and a passionate event manager. An ex fashion model . A big fan of Guy Kawasaki and a firm believer of "The art of enchantment" in both business and personal life. Pauline is now working on a bespoke hotel sourcing platform for meetings and events for companies and corporates. Presentation Title: Raise your sales by keeping the best employees- the effect of incentives and events

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    • Sharon Tighe - Head of Social Media & Community Strategy, eumom.ie

      Sharon Tighe – Head of Social Media & Community Strategy, eumom.ie 

      Speaker Bio: Sharon Tighe co-ordinates the online journey of over 300,000 Irish moms registered with eumom. Ireland’s largest parenting community, eumom have an active online presence with expert-led articles, email marketing and social media, as well as numerous offline touch points. With a dedicated commitment to facilitating relevant communications which add value at all times, she is currently optimising eumom’s social strategy & is instrumental in campaign planning on the site for well-known brands such as Skoda, Johnson & Johnson & SuperValu. Pr...

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    • Ellen Gunning - Director, Irish Academy of Public Relations

      Ellen Gunning – Director, Irish Academy of Public Relations 

      Speaker Bio: Ellen Gunning MA, MIAPR, FPRII, NUJ, is a director of the Irish Academy of Public Relations which she formed in 1992. The Academy provides communications training worldwide. Ellen has written three books. Her latest – 10 Red Hot Tips to Promote Your Business – was published by Mercier Press in November 2016. Presentation Title: Some Red Hot Tips to Promote Your Business Synopsis: The presentation will draw on Ellen Gunning's latest book - 10 Red Hot Tips to Promote Your Business (Mercier Press, Nov 2016). Ellen will...

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    • Ed Flanagan - Founder and Creative Director of Advanced Photo Video  APV.ie; Cofounder of Advanced Media; Mentor, and Director of Innovate Dublin

      Ed Flanagan – Founder and Creative Director of Advanced Photo Video  APV.ie; Cofounder of Advanced Media; Mentor, and Director of Innovate Dublin 

      Speaker Bio: Ed Flanagan Successfully founded Advanced Photo Video production company, servicing the corporate market, creating compelling videos along with capturing events, speeches and testimonials and providing an alternative to stock images. Subsequently founded Advanced Media, which help company formulate their growth strategy, creates the media assets, pushes them on web and social media, measures the results to insure increase in sales leads, to drive growth. As ex IBM executive Ed is experienced...

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    • Declan Keane - Managing Director, Leaflet Company

      Declan Keane – Managing Director, Leaflet Company 

      Speaker Bio: Declan Keane has a master’s in business and over 20 years’ experience sales and marketing. He joined the leaflet Company Ireland in 2005 and has gone from Sales Manager to Managing Director since joining the Company. Overseeing Many changes within the Marketing landscape over the last decade Declan and his Team have led the way in introducing a more targeted approach to Marketing for the SME, FMCG. Presentation Title: Targeting your customers using traditional Marketing

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    • Austin Dunne - CEO & Founder, Progressive Mind Action

      Austin Dunne – CEO & Founder, Progressive Mind Action 

      Speaker Bio: Training and coaching with direction and purpose is how Austin has been described by many of his clients and groups which have benefited from his unique style. He continues to assist many individuals gain greater success in their business and personal lives.  His style of facilitation is one of interaction and fun will ensuring participants gain usable strategies to enhance their personal performance. When Austin speaks, nobody sleeps. Presentation Title: The psychology of selling for a sales professional Synopsis: ...

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    • Eddie McFarlane - Entrepreneur & Business Consultant, Votive Leadership Consultancy Limited

      Eddie McFarlane – Entrepreneur & Business Consultant, Votive Leadership Consultancy Limited 

      Speaker Bio: Eddie is an entrepreneurial business consultant with over 22 years experience in all aspects of sales, sales management and sales training. He specialises in providing real sales management expertise. Eddie’s core modus operandi is to energise sales teams, and their routes to market, using a proven structure, process and methodology to open new and existing clients, and extend and stretch the available accounts and markets. As a business consultant, Eddie’s experience extends to people, leadership and management development across any part of the organisa...

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    • Gavin Gregan - Regional Sales Manager, Curtiss-Wright

      Gavin Gregan – Regional Sales Manager, Curtiss-Wright 

      Speaker Bio: Gavin Gregan is Regional Sales Manager, Rest of World, for Curtiss-Wright. Curtiss-Wright are the original Wright Brothers’ company and are one of the world leaders in Aerospace and Defence Technologies and are the original inventors of what we now refer to as “the Black Box” or Fight Data Recorders. Gavin is responsible for Curtiss Wright Sales for a territory spanning from Istanbul to Indonesia. Presentation Title: Sales Pipeline Discipline and Data Hygiene Synopsis: Whether you are a Start-up, an SME or part o...

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    • Fiona McNicholas - Account Manager, Heneghan PR

      PRII Young Communicators. Fiona McNicholas, Heneghan PR. Photo Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2016

      Fiona McNicholas – Account Manager, Heneghan PR 

      Speaker Bio: At Heneghan PR Fiona develops and delivers strategic, high impact national and local communications campaigns across multiple media channels for a range of bluechip clients. She is a Fellow of the European Institute of Communications and in 2016, Fiona was shortlisted by the PRII for the Young Communications Professional Award. Fiona holds a BA in Journalism from Dublin City University. Previously, Fiona worked as a journalist. Presentation Title: The future of Public Relations: How communications is changing for c...

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    • Denise Whitmore - Social Geek Girl, The Social Media Department

      Denise Whitmore – Social Geek Girl, The Social Media Department 

      Speaker Bio: Denise Whitmore is one of Ireland’s best known digital marketers. She has an Honours Degree in Information Technology and is renowned for her fresh approach to building business using platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and email marketing. She is also the founder of The Irish Women in Business Network, a successful women’s network that assists women all over I...

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    • Simon Rees - Clients & Marketing Director, Idiro Analytics

      Simon Rees – Clients & Marketing Director, Idiro Analytics 

      Speaker Bio: Simon Rees is Clients and Marketing Director of Idiro Analytics, an Irish company specialising in advanced analytics. Idiro offers helps Irish businesses get more value from their data. Simon has worked in sales and marketing management since 1986 and has been with Idiro since 2005. Presentation Title: Using advanced analytics to increase your company's revenues

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    • Fiona Flynn - Director, Foresight Coaching and Development

      Fiona Flynn – Director, Foresight Coaching and Development 

      Speaker Bio: Fiona has significant experience in building and developing sales teams to deliver results and growth in market share in a highly competitive fast paced environment. She passionately believes that as a manager /leader – creating the right environment allows the team to flourish and this approach allows each of us to reach our full potential. Fiona is an experienced sales professional with over 20 years sales and marketing experience, 12 years of which was spent working in the highly competitive telecommunications and internet sectors. His success cover...

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    • Rodolfo Melogli - Owner, Business Bloomer

      Rodolfo Melogli – Owner, Business Bloomer 

      Speaker Bio: Author, Speaker, Web developer and Internet marketer, Rodolfo Melogli founded his own Web Agency in 2011. During these 6 long years, Rodolfo has established himself as a worldwide Digital marketing and WordPress expert, and today he freelances with small-to-medium businesses to troubleshoot, fix or improve their website. Rodolfo is the organiser of the Dublin Ecommerce Meetup & the Dublin WordPress/WooCommerce Meetup. He enjoys interacting with people, hiking, travelling, running on the beach and chasing tennis & soccer balls. Presentat...

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    • Glen Westlake - CEO, BrightTarget

      Glen Westlake – CEO, BrightTarget 

      Speaker Bio: Glen Westlake is on a mission to help B2B marketers maximise their impact on pipeline and contribution to sales. As a senior executive, with his roots in technology, sales and marketing, Glen brings a unique vision to how modern B2B sales & marketing professionals can leverage data using AI and machine learning to accelerate both new business and customer account growth. Presentation Title: How Predictive Analytics transforms B2B sales and marketing effectiveness Synopsis: Predictive marketing is one of the m...

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    • Damien Fegan - CEO, Beacon Internet Marketing

      Damien Fegan – CEO, Beacon Internet Marketing 

      Speaker Bio: Damien has been growing business’s online for over 15 years, which is a long time in the life of the internet! He currently runs Beacon Internet Marketing – a selective digital marketing agency who believe in keeping a low client to staff ratio. He’s a passionate internet marketer who loves digital marketing strategy and embarrassing his children at every opportunity. Find him at https://beaconinternetmarketing.com/ ...

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    • Colm Hanratty - CEO, Sixtwo Digital

      Colm Hanratty – CEO, Sixtwo Digital 

      Speaker Bio: Colm Hanratty is Founder and CEO of Sixtwo Digital, a digital marketing agency that helps businesses get more from their social media and content marketing… by being social. Having worked with Hostelworld.com for almost 11 years, he set up his business in November 2013. Since then he has worked with clients across a wide rang of industries including East Coast Bakehouse, ding* (formerly known as ezetop), Digicel Bermuda, Homestay.com, Tourism Ireland, The Irish Sun, Trekksoft and Erdinger Ireland. He also lectures on social media with the Marketing Institute of...

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    • Ray Sheerin - Managing Director, Chemistry

      Ray Sheerin – Managing Director, Chemistry 

      Speaker Bio: Ray Sheerin is the Managing Director of Chemistry, Ireland’s most award-winning creative agency for the past 18 years, and Chairman of brand and design and digital agency, Clickworks. He is also a Board Director of the Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland and was elected a Chartered Director by the Institute of Directors in 2016. He is a passionate advocate for creativity in business and in communications. Presentation Title: Rules Are For Breaking: In the most crowded media landscape the...

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    • Kerry Manning - Personal Branding Specialist, KerryManning.net

      Branding portrait of Kerry Manning for her blog

      Kerry Manning – Personal Branding Specialist, KerryManning.net 

      Speaker Bio: Kerry Manning is a personal branding specialist and a passionate marketer.  ‘I believe that brand is the core of the apple when it comes to marketing.  Getting the brand right is the first step in product development and this needs to be applied to yourselves.’ People buy from people which means that we need to distill our own brand and then work it! Kerry has worked in marketing for over 30 years as an entrepreneur and in the corporate world.  She is also a professional speaker, a blogger and the founder of the international Fabulous Woman Group on Faceb...

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    • Jason Hier - Director, Roelto Ltd

      Jason Hier – Director, Roelto Ltd 

      Speaker Bio: Jason provides visual and collaborative solutions to help you communicate the benefits of your business products, services and solutions quickly and easily. As a BS 11000 accredited facilitator and leading SharpCloud Expert Jason can help you enjoy the benefits of developing profitable business relationships with your clients and business partners. Presentation Title: Polaris Lamps - Swedish Company Launch in the US

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    • Phil LaDuke - Principle Consultant, Environmental Resources Management

      Phil LaDuke – Principle Consultant, Environmental Resources Management 

      Speaker Bio: Phil La Duke is an internationally renowned executive consultant, safety expert, speaker, blogger, trainer, and business author. He has over 225 published articles in print.  La Duke speaks extensively on organizational change and worker safety. He frequently guest lectures at universities including presentations at Tulane, Loyola,  the University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins, and Wayne State Universities. Mr. La Duke is the author of a popular weekly blog on performance assurance topics www.philladuke.wordpress.com...

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    • Trevor Koen - Director, Digital Strategy, Imperic Media

      Trevor Koen – Director, Digital Strategy, Imperic Media 

      Speaker Bio: Future island owner. Former Head of Digital now on the agency side with Imperic Media - Major league F1 fan, Science Nut, Weekend golfer. Presentation Title: How Marketers Can Lead Digital Transformation

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    • Amy Whelan - CHIPMONGERS Assistant Brand Manager, Musgrave Wholesale Partners

      Amy Whelan – CHIPMONGERS Assistant Brand Manager, Musgrave Wholesale Partners 

      Speaker Bio: Currently working in brand management for CHIPMONGERS - Musgrave Wholesale Partners Ireland, Amy is part of the team behind the aggressive campaign to rollout new stores across Ireland. Although one of the youngest speakers at this conference, Amy has built up a vast amount of experience working with a wide range of clients on consumer research projects for companies such as Kellogg’s, AIB, Data Solutions and The Hope Foundation. Amy is a graduate of Waterford Institute of Technology (BBS), Smurfit Business School, UCD (MSc), a Trade Winds Scholar and an alu...

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    • Jason Cooper - Mind Coach, NLP

      Pic:Naoise Culhane-no fee

      Jason Cooper – Mind Coach, NLP 

      Speaker Bio: Jason Cooper is an accredited Mind & Business Coach from The Irish Institute of NLP and uses other tools and techniques. He has over 18 years of Sales and online marketing experience from large multinational to aggressive, small online tech startups. Jason specialises in shifting people's mind focus in order to help them achieve their personal and business goals. Jason will work on getting you to simply create more useful beliefs and better quality thoughts. Jason believes that this is the first step in opening up the possibility for major change with yo...

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    • Charley Stoney - Managing Director, Alternatives Group Managing

      26th April 2017. Alternatives Elect Head Shots Photos: Aidan Oliver Photography

      Charley Stoney – Managing Director, Alternatives Group Managing 

      Speaker Bio: Charley’s career to date spans over 25 years of working in professional services in the UK and Ireland across every key industry sector.  The majority of her time has been spent providing marketing, sales, digital and people related services, so in Alternatives, all these skills combine to spearhead their specialist talent and organisational design consultancy.  Alternatives has pioneered flexible talent solutions since our inception in 2000, working with clients on interim, contracting, permanent and executive search assignments. Presentation Title:...

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    • Givi Kokaia - Management Consultant, Kunskapspartner AB

      Givi Kokaia – Management Consultant, Kunskapspartner AB 

      Speaker Bio: Givi Kokaia is a Management Consultant at Kunskapspartner AB, a consulting and research firm based in the very dynamic and entrepreneurial environment of Southern Sweden. Givi is also a guest lecturer at Lund University and has a background within international sales and marketing, business development and finance. Givi works closely with Dr Edward Nugent and the launch of Digital Scorecard in Scandinavia. Presentation Title: Polaris Lamps - Swedish Company Launch in the US

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    • Jessica McIlwaine, Head of Business Solutions, PFH Technology

      Jessica McIlwaine, Head of Business Solutions, PFH Technology 

      Jessica is passionate about technology-led business transformation and the design of innovative, practical and easy to use Sales Automation software. With 10+ years Business Systems Consultancy and Implementation experience, she thrives on helping companies derive practical benefit and tangible ROI from IT adoption and usage. Having held a number of senior roles across Consultancy, Operations and Sales in some of the leading IT Services companies in Ireland, Jessica has an in depth knowledge of CRM both as a methodology and as a technology tool set. With a particular aptitude for Sales &...

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    • Paul Byrne-CEO, Currency Fair.

      Paul Byrne-CEO, Currency Fair. 

      Topic for TechConnect Conference: How to grow and scale a technology business, whilst dealing with currency uncertainty: Paul Byrne has started, led, and scaled 4 software businesses, the first in Ireland and the last 3 in the US.These businesses all delivered consistent high revenue growth and profitability with liquidity events each delivering returns significantly greater than market norms. His last US venture was Cadency, a profitable SaaS workflow and finance automation business which grew revenue bookings 100% year-over-year for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 whilst increasing headcount to...

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    • Amanda Roche Kelly-Managing Director, JUST EAT Ireland

      Amanda Roche Kelly-Managing Director, JUST EAT Ireland 

      Amanda is managing director for JUST EAT in Ireland. She joined JUST EAT in 2012 as head of sales and quickly progressed to her current role managing the Irish business across sales, marketing, operations and customer care. JUST EAT is one of Ireland’s fastest growing, most exciting and dynamic technology companies. As MD for JUST EAT Ireland, Amanda has established the company in Ireland and driven its growth and expansion since taking over as MD three years ago. JUST EAT is Ireland’s leading takeaway delivery service connecting over 1800 restaurants and over 30 different cuisine types wi...

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    • Stephen McCann  General Partner /CFO, SOSV.

      Stephen McCann General Partner /CFO, SOSV. 

      Stephen McCann is a General Partner and the CFO at SOSV, one of the World’s leading early stage investors. SOSV is primarily focused on accelerator programs, specifically in the areas of Hardware, Software, Food and Biotechnology, with offices all over the Globe. SOSV invests from $50,000 to $2 million in over 150 companies per year. Presentation Title- Financial Management for Startups. Presentation Synopsis- Simple tips to maximise your growth potential and make your Company more attractive to Investors.

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    • Luis Franco  MD EMEA, SurveyMonkey

      Luis Franco MD EMEA, SurveyMonkey 

      Luis joined SurveyMonkey in January 2010. He is responsible for SurveyMonkey’s international operations in Dublin. Previously he was at Portugal Telecom, where he spent 7 years in a number of managerial roles, most recently as General Manager of tradecom.pt and COO of pmelink.pt. Before PT, Luis was a Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting. He has spent much of his career internationally, having worked in the U.S., Germany, Brazil, Spain and the Netherlands. Luis received a BA in Management and a post-graduate degree in Multimedia and Communications Management from the Technical Universi...

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    • Louise Phelan  Vice president, PayPal

      Louise Phelan Vice president, PayPal 

      Louise Phelan is Vice President, Western, Central and Eastern Europe, Ireland, Middle East and Africa. She was recently appointed to this role following her tenure as VP of Global Operations Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She has responsibility for growing revenue and customers for PayPal in more than 100 countries across the region. Louise joined PayPal from the senior management team of GE Money in 2006, when PayPal had 200 employees in Ireland. She oversaw significant growth and expansion with employee numbers currently at more than 2,600 in Dublin and Dundalk, and is on track to grow...

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    • Aisling Curtis  Director of Small Medium Solutions Business and Partner Group, Microsoft.

      Aisling Curtis Director of Small Medium Solutions Business and Partner Group, Microsoft. 

      Aisling is Director of Small Medium Solutions and Partner at Microsoft Ireland. Prior to joining Microsoft in January 2016, she spent 15 years in the telecommunications industry including Vodafone, where she held several senior Global and Country roles, leading teams across Strategy, Transformation, Marketing and Sales. Aisling’s passion is to create value for customers, help transform businesses, as well as developing an engaging results driven environment for her team. She has led transformation programmes and P&Ls with a value up to €1bn, and has led teams of up to 150 people. Dur...

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    • Kieran Harte  Head of Cities: Ireland, Wales, Midlands & South West UK Uber

      Kieran Harte Head of Cities: Ireland, Wales, Midlands & South West UK Uber 

      Kieran Harte became General Manager for Uber in Ireland in March 2015. Previously, Kieran has worked for some of Ireland’s best known digital brands including Daft.ie and IrishTimes.com. Originally hailing from Australia, Kieran has years of working with disruptive digital business models across the world. Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through their apps, Uber makes cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From the first ride in 2010 to launches in hundreds of cities today, Uber’s rap...

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    • Peter Kelly  Managing Director, Virgin Media Business

      Peter Kelly Managing Director, Virgin Media Business 

      Over the past 25 years, Peter has used passion and knowledge to help UK businesses #VOOM. With his wealth of experience from Vodafone, Nortel and Virgin Media Business, he’s a true innovative thought-leader in the B2B market. Driving growth, profit, market share and inspiring future leaders is at his core.

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    • Dermot Casey  Venture Investment Leader, NRDC.

      Dermot Casey Venture Investment Leader, NRDC. 

      Dermot is a Venture Investment Leader at NDRC where he sources investment opportunities and mentors them through to securing early customers and follow-on investment as they build ideas into globally scalable business. Prior to NDRC, Dermot ran his own consultancy business. Dermot was COO and CTO for Storyful where over three years he grew it from two to 35 staff, build the core technology platform and operations and managed finances and investment. Storyful was sold to NewsCorp for $25 million in 2013. Dermot spent over decade in GE working in Ireland and across Europe on financial services...

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    • Aisling Keegan  Vice President & General Manager, Dell EMC Ireland.

      Aisling Keegan Vice President & General Manager, Dell EMC Ireland. 

      Aisling Keegan is Vice President and General Manager for Dell EMC Ireland.   Aisling is responsible for driving the company’s commercial business on the island of Ireland. This involves delivering a wide range of services, solutions and products to a diverse group of customers in the public and private sector.   Aisling is a member of the Ireland Leadership Forum, a group which provides strategic direction and governance to Dell EMC’s sites in Cork, Limerick and Dublin. Dell EMC’s Irish operations span sales, services, operations, IT, manufacturing, finance and solutions ...

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    • Michael Crean  Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder MicksGarage.com

      Michael Crean Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder MicksGarage.com 

      Michael Crean is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of award winning automotive parts and accessories website MicksGarage.com. With a background in both the automotive industry and information technology, Michael co-founded MicksGarage.com in 2004 after identifying a gap in the automotive online market. Since then, under his guidance, the company has grown to become one of Europe’s most successful eCommerce businesses, selling automotive parts and accessories to over 70 countries every month, operating via international sites in both Ireland and the UK.

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    • Rory O’Sullivan  Managing Director, Pagemill Partners, a Duff & Phelps Business

      Rory O’Sullivan Managing Director, Pagemill Partners, a Duff & Phelps Business 

      Rory O’Sullivan is a managing director at Pagemill Partners, a division of Duff & Phelps. With over 20 years of experience of M&A and corporate finance within the technology industry, Rory is an accomplished dealmaker with experience of over 50 transactions totaling in excess of $5 billion in value across enterprise software/SaaS, internet, information services, semiconductors and communication technology.

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    • Niamh Bushnell  Founder and CEO, TechIreland.

      Niamh Bushnell Founder and CEO, 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 publication, the #1stFridayBrekkie, and Mentoring for Scale, a monthly mentoring event for scaling companies. Niamh has been in the technology business for ove...

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    • Elizabeth Fitzgerald - Freelance Technology Solicitor

      Elizabeth Fitzgerald – Freelance Technology Solicitor 

      Speaker Bio: Elizabeth is a freelance technology and commercial law solicitor, co-founder of Dublin Legal Hackers and member of the Technology Committee of the Law Society of Ireland. Elizabeth has extensive experience of advising on privacy, regulatory and commercial issues in the technology sector. Presentation Title: Nowhere to hide – Processors, GDPR means you’re about to hit the bigtime ...

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    • Garry Connolly - Chairman, GconnTec & Founder, Host in Ireland Founder and Co-Chair of the GDPR Awareness Coalition

      Garry Connolly – Chairman, GconnTec & Founder, Host in Ireland Founder and Co-Chair of the GDPR Awareness Coalition 

      Garry Connolly has over 20 years of both entrepreneurial and executive experience in assisting foreign direct investment companies to achieve global success.  Garry currently serves as President and Founder of Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, and winner of the Datacloud Europe 2016 award for Innovative Data Center Location. This initiative, established in 2014, is comprised of partner organizations throughout the Irish digital assets hosting industry and beyond whose purpose is to achieve the comm...

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    • Damien McCann  Director of Enterprise and Marketing, Viatel, Ireland

      Viatel Staff. Picture Conor McCabe Photography

      Damien McCann Director of Enterprise and Marketing, Viatel, Ireland 

      Damien McCann leads a team of highly skilled telecoms and data centre solutions experts based in Ireland. Damien is the Director of Sales and Marketing of Viatel – an Irish owned corporate telecoms company, which specialises in data connectivity, voice, data centre and managed network solutions. Presentation Title- The Digital Divide

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    • Ollie Walsh  CEO, Pip Payments

      Ollie Walsh CEO, Pip Payments 

      Presentation Title: Fintech for Developing Nations Speaker Bio: Ollie Walsh has been involved in Start Ups since 1994 both as an entrepreneur and as a consultant. Based in Galway, Ollie works with companies around the world developing strategy for investment, launch and growth. He is the CEO of PiP Payments, a innovative Digital Cash Collection platform which has recently launched in the UK. At TechConnect Live, Ollie will be talking on ‘Cash in a FinTech World’ which will discuss the role of cash in the digital society and also in developing na...

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    • Bernard Chanliau  Business Innovation Coach

      Bernard Chanliau Business Innovation Coach 

      Bernard Chanliau is the owner of BC Team Leadership Coaching (http://www.teamleadership.ie/) and a registered European Business Innovation Coach with the SME instrument managed by EASME (Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) in Brussels.   As part of the Horizon 2020 programme, the European Commission is hand-picking potentially disruptive businesses to invest and support as part of the SME Instrument. Businesses can receive up to €2.5 million in funding, and world-class business coaching. A PCC (Professional Certified Coach – ...

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    • Paul Mc Carthy  Business Solutions and Professional Services RGC Technologies Ltd

      Paul Mc Carthy Business Solutions and Professional Services RGC Technologies Ltd 

      RGC Technologies provide flexible software solutions for : – Engineering and Construction Job Costing & Project Management – Purchasing, Supplier and Contractor Management – Facilities, Asset Management and Maintenance – Workforce Management, CRM and Time-Billing – PC, Internet, Mobile Phone and Tablet Solutions Title: Business Solutions and Professional Services RGC Technologies Ltd Getting started with the ‘Internet Of Things’ Synopsis: The ‘Internet Of Things’ (IOT) is here and it is growing fast.  In simple terms, it is the concept of connecting any device to the Internet (s...

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    • Dr. Vikram Pakrashi  Chartered Engineer, UCC

      Dr. Vikram Pakrashi Chartered Engineer, UCC 

      Presentation Title: BRIDGE SMS – Intelligent Bridge Assessment Maintenance and Management System Presentation Synopsis: Bridge SMS – Intelligent Bridge Assessment Maintenance and Management System is an ongoing EU-wide industry-academia partnership project that develops a software platform to empower engineers and key personnel to predict, identify and prepare for potentially destructive flood events. The talk will focus on this project and also the unique industry-academia partnership model. Speaker Bio: Dr. Vikram Pakrashi, a ...

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    • Andrew Parle  Digital Marketing Executive at the Irish Red Cross

      Andrew Parle Digital Marketing Executive at the 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.

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    • Robert Leslie  CEO, Sedicii, Ireland

      Rob Leslie, Chief Executive Officer, Sedicii, Ireland at the World Economic Forum - Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, People's Republic of China 2015. Copyright by World Economic Forum / Jakob Polacsek

      Robert Leslie CEO, Sedicii, Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Rob is a co-founder of Kyckr (ASX:KYK) which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Itprovides organisational identity services for KYC & AML to banks and other regulated financial institutions. He also foundedSedicii which is a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer. Rob has been invited to speak at Davos on Cybersecurity, Identity and other technology issues.

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    • Hugh Jones - Co-founder, Sytorus Ltd

      Hugh Jones – Co-founder, Sytorus Ltd 

      Speaker Bio: Hugh Jones is a co-founder of Sytorus Ltd, a specialised provider of Data Protection training, consultancy and assessment services. With his colleagues, 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 organisatio...

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    • John Power  CEO - Ostia Software Solutions, Ireland

      John Power CEO – Ostia Software Solutions, Ireland 

      Mr. Power is the founder and CEO of Ostia Solutions. He has over 30 years’ experience in the software industry with particular focus on large scale business critical systems.He is now focused on helping organizations that want to innovate and participate in the digital revolution by removing the bottlenecks in that process. Title: Joining the digital revolution – what is the biggest bottleneck ? All organizations, and particularly those not ‘born in the cloud’, are desperately attempting to innovate and join the digital revolution. However, they struggle due to a major bottleneck in the ...

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    • Declan Murray  CEO and Co-Founder of Zendfast Ireland.

      Declan Murray CEO and Co-Founder of Zendfast Ireland. 

      The presentation title: You “Click” We Go!!!! Synopsis of your talk: How to deliver parcels and documents unbelievable fast in an urban environment. The solution is in the gig and sharing economy, using a crowd-sourced courier network with cutting edge cloud and mobile technology. Declan is a Former Director of Irish Express Cargo Ltd, Global Logistics Director with Flextronics Ltd, and Operations Manager with Kuehne and Nagel Ltd. An accomplished Senior Executive with over 25 years experience in the logistics/ Supply Chain and manufacturing industry bot...

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    • Gerard Keohane  Omnichannel Commerce Specialist, StudioForty9

      Gerard Keohane Omnichannel Commerce Specialist, StudioForty9 

      Gerard Keohane is an Ecommerce expert with over 15 years of industry-grade web development experience. In 2006, Ger founded StudioForty9, an award-winning team with a national and international reputation for excellence, specialising in systems integration and omnichannel retail ecommerce. StudioForty9 is the 2017 “Supplier of the Year” to the retail industry, awarded by Retail Excellence Ireland. Presentation Title- The Irish Ecommerce Dashboard in Practice Presentation Synopsis- I will introduce the Irish Ecommerce Dashboard, a joint initiative by Retail Excellence Ireland and St...

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    • Brendan Guildea  Barrister

      Brendan Guildea Barrister 

      Brendan is a practicing barrister, with expertise in intellectual property and technology law. He lectures on the subject at the Law Society and Griffith College. He holds a Master of Intellectual Property Laws from King’s College London and published an article “App stores: digital no man’s land or innovation’s bane” in the Journal of IP Law and Practice in August 2016.

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    • Frances Keating  Training & Consultancy Franceskeating.com

      Frances Keating Training & Consultancy Franceskeating.com 

      Frances is a qualified teacher, specialising in project management education. She has over 15 years’ experience as a Senior Project Manager in Software Development, Financial Services and Telecommunications. Frances holds a diploma in Project Management from UCC and a Masters in Arts in Training and Education from Griffith College. She has been an accredited Project Management Professional (PMP®) since 2003. She is currently Outreach Officer for Project Management Institute (PMI) Ireland Chapter. Presentation Title- Team building is it important in this digital world? Presentation Synopsis-...

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    • Dr. Ignazio Graffeo  Registrar in Psychiatry presso HSE's

      Dr. Ignazio Graffeo Registrar in Psychiatry presso HSE’s 

      Promotor and First Author in Academic Researches on the field of the CyberTherapy and CyberPsychiatry in Italy, he gained huge experience with Neuro Virtual Reality (full NeuroVR2 Trained). He was one of the first to study the relationships and the interrelations between Social Media and Mental Health issues, using the major social networks as a mean for trying to help people in distress. He is actually developing a project in order to bring Psychiatrists and Mental Health Operators nearer to the Patients in need. Presentation Title- Registrar in Psychiatry HSE’s Psytech: an overview on tech...

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    • Naghmeh Reilly  Senior Development Adviser - High Potential Startup Divisions, Enterprise Ireland

      Naghmeh Reilly Senior Development Adviser – High Potential Startup Divisions, Enterprise Ireland 

      Naghmeh Reilly is a Senior Development Advisor with Enteprirse Ireland’s HPSU (High Potentail Startup) division. Naghmeh works with a portfolio of early stage compaines to help them  become investor ready and raise seed funding  with possible matching funding from EI. She has held a number of other roles in EI , inclduing Director Nordic Area based in Stockholm and Senior Executive in coprorate marketing.  She has Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) from UCD and a MBs (Master of Business Studies) from UCC

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    • Lorcan Bannon  Head of Client Strategy, Olytico, Ireland

      Lorcan Bannon Head of Client Strategy, Olytico, Ireland 

      Lorcan Bannon is Head of Client Strategy at Olytico where he leads Social Media Monitoring activities for leading brands like Heineken, Electric Ireland and Liberty Insurance. Prior to joining Olytico, he worked at Pernod Ricard as Senior Global Brand Manager for Jameson Whiskey working across multiple markets leading strategic marketing plans for key activation pillars. ...

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    • Julian Kulkarni  Chief Marketing Officer, Morgan McKinley, Ireland

      Julian Kulkarni Chief Marketing Officer, Morgan McKinley, Ireland 

      As CMO Julian Kulkarni has transformed recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley into a data and insight-driven business, growing a global database of clients and candidates from 200,000 to more than 3,000,000 over three years. Content-driven marketing through the company’s 12 corporate and local websites has played a key role in this strategy. Project Galileo – Re-engineering Morgan McKinley’s Websites to Improve Candidate Experience and Increase Engagement Business background Morgan McKinley is a global recruitment consultancy with 17 offices in nine countries and 800 employees, most of w...

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    • Tony Corrigan  Founder & CEO, TenderScout, Ireland

      Tony Corrigan Founder & CEO, TenderScout, Ireland 

      Tony is Founder and CEO of TenderScout ,a SaaS finds qualified RFPs and helps businesses to deliver winning proposals. He worked in technology roles for multi-nationals and startups and in 2003 founded his first company. Tony has worked on hundreds of RFPs and proposals primarily for businesses around the world. Presentation Title: Building an RFP Sales Engine Synopsis: How to fill your sales pipeline with qualified RFPs and maximise the win-rate of your sales team when competing for contracts.

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    • Jennifer Brennan  Associate Director, Next Generation,Dublin Ireland

      Jennifer Brennan Associate Director, Next Generation,Dublin Ireland 

      Jennifer is the Associate Director for the IT Division within Next Generation Recruitment. She currently manages a team of 10 Talent Acquisition Partners. Jennifer has eleven 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...

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    • Grainne Murphy  IoT Marketing Manager, Analog Devices

      Grainne Murphy IoT Marketing Manager, Analog Devices 

      As IoT (Internet of Things) Marketing Manager, Grainne Murphy manages alliances, customer engagement and IoTmarketing/communications which originate from many business and technology groups across Analog Devices .She is a University of Limerick graduate (BENG) and also holds an MBA from Oxford Brookes University. Presentation Title- Moving from the IoT Hype into Reality Presentation Synopsis- IoT unlocks new business opportunities around systems and services related to monitoring and analysing key assets. Simply put, full sensor-to-cloud systems will enable customers better understand an...

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    • Olga Gaffney - Senior Solicitor, AMOSS Solicitors

      Olga Gaffney – Senior Solicitor, AMOSS Solicitors 

      Speaker Bio: Olga is a Senior Solicitor in AMOSS Solicitors and is highly experienced in several key areas of law including commercial law, commercial and residential property, landlord and tenant law, and banking law. Olga is also a lecturer, tutor and examiner with the Law Society of Ireland and also lectured on the MA in Literature and Publishing, NUI Galway in the areas of “Intellectual Property Law” and “Technology Law”.

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    • Leona O’Brien  Senior Legal Researcher, GRC Technology Centre Ireland

      Leona O’Brien Senior Legal Researcher, GRC Technology Centre Ireland 

      Leona O’Brien BBus, BCL, LLM currently works as a senior researcher within the GRCTC, and is actively involved across the research platform, actively engaging with the GRCTC’s industry members and partners, and academic actors on the areas of semantic technologies, AI and Law, and Finance to ensure the research and proofs of concept developed at the GRCTC help with the regulatory compliance and risk management challenges faced by the financial industry.  She has a number of academic publications on the use of semantic technologies for financial regulation

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    • Bruce Bale  CEO, Sportdec

      Bruce Bale CEO, Sportdec 

      He has now worked in sports, technology and gaming for over 15 years, and prior to Sportdec, was Head of Social Games & Development at Sky Betting & Gaming (acquired by CVC Capital from Sky Plc in early 2015). Before that, Bruce led Facebook’s gaming team in EMEA – based in Dublin, having previously managed European operations for social gaming startup Lionside (sold to DeNA in June 2011). His earlier roles included Head of Sports & Partnerships at Viagogo, Head of Partnerships at West Ham United, and Sports Business Consultant at Deloitte (advising clients including Premier Lea...

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    • Ray Walshe  Senior Funded Researcher, Insight Centre for Data Analytics@DCU

      Ray Walshe Senior Funded Researcher, Insight Centre for Data Analytics@DCU 

      Ray Walshe is a Funded Investigator (FI) in the Insight Centre for Data Analytics in Dublin City University. He runs Big Data projects in the areas of Health/Human Performance, Power Electronics and Personal Communication Platforms. Ray is a recognised expert in Big Data Standards where he some of his work includes : – Lead Editor of ISO WG9 Big Data Standards, –  Head of Ireland Delegation for Big Data at NSAI, – Member of Cloud Select Industry Group (C-SIG) for DG-CNECT, Software and Services, Cloud Unit at European Commission , – Steering Board member for  NetWorld2020, the European Technol...

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    • Tom Banville  Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Wexford, Ireland

      Tom Banville Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Wexford, Ireland 

      Tom Banville is the Head of Enterprise at the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) in Wexford County Council. Tom has over 20 years’ experience working with start-ups and small businesses. He runs a team of 10 people and an annual budget of €2millionto focus on enterprise and economic development in the county with a strong focus on sectors such as Food, Tourism and Technology. LEO Wexford is part of a network of 31 Local Enterprise Offices located in every county of Ireland. Local Enterprise Offices offer business advice and information, business training and mentoring, business networking and grant...

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    • Kevin Koidl  CEO ,Wripl Technologies.

      Kevin Koidl CEO ,Wripl Technologies. 

      In 2008, Kevin received his Ph.D. from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in Computer Science pioneering Cross-Site Personalisation, a privacy sensitive Content Personalisation and Recommendation service. Prior to that Kevin worked as a consultant for the German Automotive Industry and received a dual master in Business Administration and Applications from Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. In 2009 Kevin co-founded the crowed-sourced Poetry Translation Platform Kaffeehouse.com. Kevin is now CEO of Wripl Technologies. Wripl offers SaaS-based solutions for content producers to predict what to...

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    • Laurence Knell  Director, Strategic Innovation Partners, and co-founder, Brain for Business Ireland.

      Lawerence Knell by City Headshots Dublin

      Laurence Knell Director, Strategic Innovation Partners, and co-founder, Brain for Business Ireland. 

      Laurence Knell is director of Strategic Innovation Partners and co-founder of Brain for Business, an initiative bringing the lessons of neuroscience to the world of organisations. Laurence specialises in working with senior business leaders and their teams to achieve breakthrough results through enhanced focus on strategy, innovation and performance. Presentation Title- Resilience in the face of “failure”. Presentation Synopsis- Failure is hot right now….anyone who is anyone in Silicon Valley claims to have failed more times than they can remember, making them the great success that they...

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    • Conall Geraghty  Technology Lawyer,Mason Hayes & Curran,Ireland.

      Conall Geraghty Technology Lawyer,Mason Hayes & Curran,Ireland. 

      Conall helps companies to become investor-ready.A technology lawyer with Mason Hayes & Curran,Conall advises on raising investment – including Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Fund (CSF) and High Potential Start-Up (HPSU) investments – term sheets, shareholders’ agreements and share option plans (ESOPs).

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    • Pearse Coyle  CEO, NVMdurance.

      Pearse Coyle CEO, NVMdurance. 

      Pearse joined NVMdurance as CEO in 2013. He is a serial entrepreneur who played a key role in the early commercial development of data storage and other technology companies that went on to significant exits or continue to trade successfully. These include Eurologic, Peregrine/Exceptis and Propylon. A computer science graduate of Trinity College, Dublin his focus at NVMdurance is sales, marketing and funding. Since June 2009, Pearse has been a partner in CorporateSpinouts.com which is focused on the completion of commercial assessments of potential ventures. Corporate Spinouts works closely...

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    • Roy Phillips  CTO, FoodCloud.

      Roy Phillips CTO, FoodCloud. 

      Roy Phillips CTO, FoodCloud. Roy started out developing software for mainframes, through client/server, to today’s reactive and service-oriented systems. In more than 35 years, he has worked for companies large and small, including IBM, UBS and Citibank to smaller start-ups. Roy’s interest is in the development of reactive, scalable solutions with an open-source stack, including Scala, Play Framework, Akka, Postgres and Apach...

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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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    • Colin Keogh  Research Engineer, University College Dublin

      Colin Keogh Research Engineer, University College Dublin 

      Colin is an engineer working out of UCD in the areas of Design, Innovation, Advanced Manufacturing and Disruptive Technologies (3D Printing, Low Cost Design, AR/VR Applications). He works with Government, Academic, Corporate and Private clients, and is currently running the Printastic marine waste upgrading project, and co-founded The Rapid Foundation, a charity project that implements disruptive technologies in underprivileged settings globally. He was named as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science & Healthcare for 2017. Presentation Title: ” Low Cost Innovation: Tackling major commercial...

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    • Cristiani Eccher  Ph.D. Student in Manufacturing Engineering, DCU

      Cristiani Eccher Ph.D. Student in Manufacturing Engineering, DCU 

      CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management – APICS). Currently in a Ph.D program focused on application of modelling & simulation in Supply Chain Management. MBA in Industrial Engineering with a strong background in Systems Analysis applied to different sectors such as food, automotive and chemical. ERP implementation in Mexico and Brazil.BSc in Computingfocused on the development of a flexible system to simulate taxes based on formulas and scenarios to support different ERPs.

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    • Lesley Burdett  Director Jaunty Twig Ltd UK

      Lesley Burdett Director Jaunty Twig Ltd UK 

      Lesley Burdett – Entrepreneur and professional photographer. Ex Wunderman and Ford employee. Creator of the Jaunty Twig app which provides event guests with the opportunity to share their experience with others by way of a live social media wall/slideshow. Presentation Title- ‘Pitch – Jaunty Twig Ltd’ Synopsis – To effectively pitch Jaunty Twig Ltd with the intention of raising 150k of funding. Enterprise Investment Scheme approved.’

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    • Stuart Nelson  Founder Jigsaw Consulting Ireland

      Stuart Nelson Founder Jigsaw Consulting Ireland 

      Bio Stuart works with organisations to solve problems and develop an organisational Growth Mindset.  Stuart bring over 20 years’ experience managing teams, coaching, training, and consulting, to the analysis and improvement work he carries out.  Using tools from Lean, Six Sigma, and Design Thinking, and techniques such as coaching, mentoring and training, he is in a unique position to guide the person and the process through the change cycle.  Stuart holds 3rd level qualifications in Psychology, Innovation, Lean, and Six Sigma and has researched and published in Leadership, Psychological Safe...

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    • Andrew Hobbs  Manager Mobile Engineering, Johnson Controls International.

      Andrew Hobbs Manager Mobile Engineering, Johnson Controls International. 

      Andrew Hobbs manages a team of native IOS and Android Developers that develop enterprise level/ prototype apps for external and internal customers in the Internet of Things space. Andrew is Manager Mobile Engineering for Johnson Controls which is a world leader in Smart Building Technology such as Security, HVAC, Fire Protection and Suppression. Presentation Title: Mobile and Internet of Things enabling Smart Buildings

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    • Rick Nassar  CEO / Co-Founder, LivingLab.ie

      Rick Nassar CEO / Co-Founder, LivingLab.ie 

      Rick has been in the startup scene for over 10 years with speciality in Business scaling and growth. His new Startup is a Social Enterprise with the mission to Disrupt Centralisation. It is an initiative to revive Rural Areas by utilising IoT (Internet of Things) environment. Presentation Title- Disrupting Centralisation: Can IoT revive rural areas? Presentation Synopsis- It is based on the Social Enterprise initiative for my town in South Kerry, Cahersiveen. It all began with a desire to discover new ways to revive the town. The IoT living lab as the start of it. The concept is to set u...

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    • James Aschehoug  Co-founder@Uriji Jami, UK

      James Aschehoug Co-founder@Uriji Jami, UK 

      James Aschehoug: Co-founder @UrijiJami, tech addict, sports junky, art lover, globe trotter, passionate husband & dad. Uriji Jami is a network where we share our dreams and projects, our stories and experiences, it’s the social-media-meets-e-commerce start-up that brings meaning and purpose to social media. Presentation Title- Creating a Start-up in One of the Worst Countries to Run a Business Presenatation Synopsis- Venezuela is the fourth worst country in the world in which to try to run a company, according to the World Bank’s 2016 Doing Business report. Why would anyone do such ...

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    • Kevin McGivern  VP, Kx, Ireland and UK

      Kevin McGivern VP, Kx, Ireland and UK 

      From helping to setup the firm’s Singapore presence to propelling the world’s fastest time-series database into new verticals, Kevin McGivern has had a fast-paced and dynamic career. Now working on the Kx Technology Fund, giving startups access to funding and technology, helping the next big thing. Presentation title – How Startups Can Utilise Big Data Presentation Synopsis- Big Data has historically been used by corporates to get ahead of the game. With the volume of data ever expanding by 1.5MB per second for every individual on the planet, it’s time for startups to grasp the benefits. B...

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    • Mark Bannon  CEO and Co-Founder , VT Networks

      Mark Bannon CEO and Co-Founder , VT Networks 

      Mark Bannon is CEO and Co-founder of VT, the operator of Ireland’s first dedicated Internet of Thingsnetwork. Using Sigfox technology, VT provides connectivity for simple, low-power IoT devices. Presentation Title- Connecting the physical world to the cloud. Presentation Synopsis- Presentation around the new services and insights the Sigfox Internet of Things network is enabling within the construction, environmental and connected city sectors.

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    • Lisa Duddington  Head of Customer Experience, Keep It Usable, United Kingdom

      Lisa Duddington Head of Customer Experience, Keep It Usable, United Kingdom 

      Lisa is a recognised Customer Experience Expert, Digital Psychologist, Author and Founder of Keep It Usable, a multi-award winning CX and conversion agency. She works with the biggest brands in the world to improve their business and revenue through an in-depth understanding of customer behaviour. With appearances on BBC Breakfast, radio, and international events, Lisa has co-authored several books, and is the winner of the women in business award 2015. Along with many awards, Keep It Usable’s design of a health app was recently showcased at 10 Downing Street to illustrate how digital ...

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    • Elva Carri  Founder and Co-CEO,Girl crew

      Elva Carri Founder and Co-CEO,Girl crew 

      Elva Carri is the founder & Co-CEO at GirlCrew, a women’s only social network with a focus on offline, local, get togethers and events. GirlCrew has groups in 46 different cities, over 85,000 members and user-organised events happening every week.

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    • Dr Mark Heaton  Nanotechnologist

      Dr Mark Heaton Nanotechnologist 

      My work in nanotech was carried out at Imperial College and Omicron was to fabricate a MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) microturbine, using the integrated circuit fabrication methods of printing, masking and prototyping with final laser machining to contour the microturbine in 3D. MEMS is part of the ideal to scale down conventional machines so that they can work with the miniaturization seen in the IC industry which in following Moore’s Law in double downscaling every 18 months is now at 3 Teraflops per chip. My device overcame some dimensional scaling issues in downscaling mechani...

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    • Charlie Sheridan  Director –Internet of Things (IOT) systems, Intel Labs Europe.

      Charlie Sheridan Director –Internet of Things (IOT) systems, Intel Labs Europe. 

      Charlie is the Director of Internet of things (IoT) systems research Lab in Intel Labs Europe and leads a team of researchers focused on the application of IoT Edge computing technologies across industry verticals such as Smart Cities and Autonomous Driving. Together with his team he leads an extensive research portfolio partnering with internal Business units, external academic and industry partners focused on the key technology challenges addressing IoT adoption. He has participated in several European Commission research projects and consulted with the EU Commission on IoT challenges. He ch...

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    • Niamh Malone  CEO and Founder, Brainey App, Ireland.

      Niamh Malone CEO and Founder, Brainey App, Ireland. 

      I worked as a clinical nurse specialist in stroke rehabilitation and had a sub arachnoid haemorrhage (ruptured aneurysm in my brain) 4 years ago. I live with ongoing chronic fatigue and cognitive impairments. I co- won the patient panellist “dragon’s den” Sunday Business Post Conference 2017, have been shortlisted for the Global Brain Health Institute Scholar’s Programme 2017. I won a poster presentation for European Integrated Care Conference and abstract will be published in the International Journal of Integrated Care 2017. Title of presentation: New Digitalised Recovery and Rehabilita...

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    • Charlie Byrne  CEO | Co-Founder, Engager,Dublin.

      Charlie Byrne CEO | Co-Founder, Engager,Dublin. 

      Charlie is CEO and Co-Founder of Engager. He previously worked as a Business Development Executive within two of Ireland’s largest law firms, working closely with their key stakeholders on marketing strategy and business development. Charlie is a graduate of Dublin Institute of Technology. Presentation title: Is Social Media finally shaping TV content? ...

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    • Maximilian Thiel  Head of Member Success, Entrepreneurs Anonymous, Ireland

      Maximilian Thiel Head of Member Success, Entrepreneurs Anonymous, Ireland 

      Max Thiel is an event host, speaker, workshop facilitator, and entrepreneur. As the Head of Member Success for Entrepreneurs Anonymous, a pan-European community of 15,000+ entrepreneurs, he helps companies by providing feedback, improving their business processes and raising funding. He is currently starting a new venture, launching May 2017.

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    • Ricardo Lopez - Facebook advertising specialist

      Ricardo Lopez – Facebook advertising specialist 

      Ricardo is a Facebook advertising specialist for businesses across the US, UK and the rest of Europe. Over the past 6 years he has been working with businesses whose budgets have ranged from $1000 per month to companies who spend up to $250,000 per day! This has included companies like King – makers of Candy Crush Saga, where Ricardo was part of the team that helped this application become one of the most downloaded mobile apps in history. Presentation Title: What is the big deal with Facebook and Instagram advertising? Synopsis: There has never been a better platform that allows SME...

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    • Garrett Cassidy  Co-founder & CEO, Trezeo , Ireland

      Garrett Cassidy Co-founder & CEO, Trezeo , Ireland 

      Garrett is Co-founder and CEO of Trezeo, a FinTech business with a mission to provide financial stability for self-employed working in the gig economy. Garrett is a FinTech entrepreneur and advisor with over 20 years experience in Finacial Services. As well as leading Trezeo, Garrett advises FinTech startups and large financial institutions through Abarta Consulting. He was European Managing Director at Circle Internet Financial, held a range of senior roles at Bank of Ireland and previously worked at Ulster Bank and Goldman Sachs. Presentation Title- Financial stability in a Gig economy wo...

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    • Eoin Killian Costello-  Digital Connector, Digital Dun Laoghaire

      Eoin Killian Costello- Digital Connector, Digital Dun Laoghaire 

      Speaker Bio: Eoin Costello  is a well known innovation, startup and digital marketing/social media expert. Eoin was CEO for Startup Ireland for a number of years and served as National Director for the successful ‘Startup Gathering’. Having started and grown a number of businesses himself he is very familiar with the innovation challenges faced by SME owner managers. He also worked hands-on with dozens of entrepreneurs when he managed Ireland’s largest startup programme, the Dublin Institute of Technology Hothouse New Frontiers programme. Eoin managed high profile digital m...

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    • Gary Stewart  Director of Wayra UK and Telefónica Open Future (UK).

      Gary Stewart Director of Wayra UK and Telefónica Open Future (UK). 

      Gary Stewart is the Director of Wayra UK and Telefónica Open Future_ (UK). He is also an associate professor and the Entrepreneur-In-Residence at IE Business School in Madrid. Gary co-founded Nuroa.es, a Barcelona start-up that raised over €4M in funding before being sold to an Australian competitor. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Gary worked as a lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in London, and Freshfields Brackhaus Deringer in Spain. Gary graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University and was the Executive Editor of The Yale Journ...

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    • Garret Flower  CEO, Parkpnp

      Garret Flower CEO, Parkpnp 

      Garret Flower is co-founder & CEO of Parkpnp. Parkpnp is one of Europe’s fastest growing parking marketplaces, matching under-utilised parking spaces with drivers to solve the global parking crisis. One space at a time. One city at a time. Garret is also co-founder of Krust Bakery.

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    • Jamie White- Founder and MD of Leading Social

      Jamie White- Founder and MD of Leading Social 

      Jamie is an award winning entrepreneur, winning Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur in Dublin in both 2014 and 2015. He is an acclaimed public speaker, speaking in Ireland, the UK and internationally on start -up business, social media & entrepreneurship. At age 29, Jamie is already a seasoned businessman. He has employed hundreds of people, promoted, managed and sold events to over half a million people. He has worked with some of the biggest names in business & entertainment, such as Gary Vaynerchuk & Jordan Belfort and worked with seven of the world’s top ten DJ’s. He also cre...

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    • Dr. Shane Keaveney  Research Engineer at University College Dublin, Co-Founder at The Rapid Foundation, Ireland

      Dr. Shane Keaveney Research Engineer at University College Dublin, Co-Founder at The Rapid Foundation, Ireland 

      A passionate innovator who wants to use his engineering skills and knowledge to change the world for the better. He sees technology as a key to creating a sustainable environment where humans and nature can live and prosper in harmony. Expertise: Manufacturing, Medical devices, 3D Printing, CAD/CAM-CNC Machining, Mechatronics Presentation Title: “3D Technologies for Medicine and Medical Devices” Presentation Synopsis: “As our modern world embraces 3D technologies, environments and 3D printing we have seen incredible achievements and milestones within all fields.  This presentation wil...

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    • Oliver Hynes - CEO, HUB Controls

      Oliver Hynes – CEO, HUB Controls 

      Speaker Bio: Oliver Hynes has spent the past two decades working across Europe for some of the biggest companies in the HVAC sector. In 2014 he founded HUB Controls, an IoT start-up that has successfully launched the world’s first Household Utility Bill (HUB) Controller, a next generation smart thermostat. www.hubcontrols.com Presentation title: Remote Control vs Smart Presentation Synopsis: Discussing the importance of IoT becoming more intelligent in order to create a truly smart living experience.

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    • Naomh McElhatton - Directorof Dig ital Education at House of Comms (UAE) and Founder of the DANI Awards (NI)

      Naomh McElhatton – Directorof Dig ital Education at House of Comms (UAE) and Founder of the DANI Awards (NI) 

      Speaker Bio: Naomh’s main role is to help guide clients define and understand their digital vision and strategy. Having worked with some of the world’s leading brands including Emirates, Dior, Gulf News, and the Marriott Hotel Group to name but a few, Naomh realises the continuous need for digital education. Being voted NI’s Top 40 under 40 Entrepreneur in 2011 and 2014, she is now a trusted global digital marketing mentor and Associate lecturer at Ulster University. Presentation Title- “Empowering YOUR professional brand online” Synopsis:...

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    • Dr Michael Barros - IRC post-doc fellow, TSSG/WIT

      Dr Michael Barros – IRC post-doc fellow, TSSG/WIT 

      Speaker Bio: Dr. Michael Barros was born in Campina Grande, Brazil, 1990. He is currently an IRC Government of Ireland post doc fellow associated with the Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG) and the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT – Ireland). Michael received his Ph.D. in Telecommunication Software at the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT-Ireland -2016). Presentation Title: The Future of Healthcare from a ICT Perspective Abstractive: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has progressively been incorporated int...

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    • Ronan McDonnell - Marketing Director, Alpha Fintech

      Ronan McDonnell – Marketing Director, Alpha Fintech 

      Speaker Bio: Ronan McDonnell is the marketing director for Alpha Fintech, the fintech enablement platform, empowering banking, service provider and merchant acquiring customers for their fintech needs both today and in the future. Presentation Title: The API Economy: Avoid Drowning in a Sea of Innovation Synopsis: The API economy has unleashed a massive amount of innovation in the fintech space, all solving unique problems – but banks, PSPs and other merchant acquirers are left staring at hundreds of different innovations. Lim...

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    • Coral Movasseli - Managing Director, Girls in Tech Dublin

      Coral Movasseli – Managing Director, Girls in Tech Dublin 

      Speaker Bio: Coral Movasseli is the Managing Director of Girls in Tech Dublin, a dedicated platform for women-in-tech and entrepreneurs. A techie problem solver at heart, Coral co-founded a mobile transit app for Toronto’s transportation system to make it easier for users to get to their destinations on time. Passionate about changing the world, Coral started her career on route to becoming a Canadian diplomat. After completing her Masters of Science at the London School of Economics, her trajectory redirected her to working in financial services and advising large private ...

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    • Marie Mc Carthy - Director Product Innovation, Information Technology ICON PLC.

      Marie Mc Carthy – Director Product Innovation, Information Technology ICON PLC. 

      Speaker Bio: Marie Mc Carthy, Director Product Innovation, is part of the multidisciplinary Innovation Team at ICON PLC. She has specific responsibility for developing solutions in the direct to patient paradigm. Her focus has been that of the use of wearables and sensors in clinical trials with particular emphasis on the potential these devices have to monitor the physical behaviours of the digital patient. Presentation title: Disruptive Innovations in Drug Development: the role of wearables.

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    • David Montgomery - Head of Risk & Regulatory Advisory, EisnerAmper Ireland

      David Montgomery – Head of Risk & Regulatory Advisory, EisnerAmper Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: As Head of the Firm’s Risk & Regulatory Advisory team, David advises financial services providers on risk, regulatory and compliance-related matters. David supports clients throughout the regulatory engagement cycle and specialises in the design and implementation of risk and compliance frameworks. David is the former Deputy Head of Risk in the Central Bank of Ireland. Presentation Title – Putting the Reg and Fin into Tech products Presentation Synopsis- The presentation will cover the challenges faced in develo...

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    • Stuart Hadden - Director, CrowdComms

      Stuart Hadden – Director, CrowdComms 

      Speaker Bio: We specialise in building apps and mobile web sites for conferences and exhibitions, providing audience response solutions, lead tracking & silent auction systems for charity events.

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    • James Merrin - Red Hat Mobile, Red Hat.com

      James Merrin – Red Hat Mobile, Red Hat.com 

      Speaker Bio: James Mernin is Chief Technology Officer at Red Hat Mobile, the mobile division of the world’s leading open source software company, Red Hat. With a background in software engineering as well as mobile, cloud and storage technologies, James is responsible for the technical direction and Engineering aspects of Red Hat’s mobile product and community portfolio. Presentation Title Developing for Success in the Cloud: A real-world insight into delivering managed services in the cloud Presentation Synopsis Based on real-w...

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    • Roseann Heavey - Partner, Noone Casey Accountants

      Roseann Heavey – Partner, Noone Casey Accountants 

      Speaker Bio: Roseann Heavey is a partner in Noone Casey. She has over seven years’ experience in delivering financial accounting and financial reporting advice to a wide range of clients from Financial Services, Retail, Manufacturing and Information Technology sectors. Roseann understands both the financial and non-financial risks facing Tech Start-ups in today’s environment and works with her clients to ensure they continue to obtain value from Noone Casey at all stages of their business life cycle. Roseann writes for Dublin globe where she encourages start-ups to ask ques...

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    • Colin Guilfoyle - Managing Director, Nebula Interactive.

      Colin Guilfoyle – Managing Director, Nebula Interactive. 

      Speaker Bio: A keen entrepreneur who founded Nebula where his team mixes coding with design and business to create games, apps and websites that fully utilise the new era of digital communication. Pioneering 360 and VR into companies marketing and product offering to create immersive experiences for customers across the spectrum. Presentation Title: Using Virtual and Augmented Reality in your Marketing and Sales Process Synopsis: VR and AR are the buzzwords at the minute but how do you use this buzz practically to market your ...

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    • Alan Clayton - Roaming Mentor SOSV

      Alan Clayton – Roaming Mentor SOSV 

      Speaker Bio: Since leaving a corporate career at WalMArt UK behind, as well as 10 years executive coaching for global brands at Unilever, Motorola, AT&T et al, Alan has spent the last 7 years as “Roaming Mentor” with SOSV, in the trenches with most of the 1500+ startup founders selected by the world’s 3rd largest seed stage investor for any one of its global accelerator programs. Much learned. Much to reveal at Tech Connect ! Presentation Title: What makes a great Startup CEO ?

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    • Paul Keane - Computing & Electronics, Patents Partner

      Paul Keane – Computing & Electronics, Patents Partner 

      Speaker Bio: Paul is a European Patent Attorney and partner with FRKelly. He has a BEng in Electronic Engineering specialising in Integrated Circuit Design from UL and Higher Diploma in Microelectronics (HDipMicro) from UCC. Areas of expertise include electronics, telecommunications, physics, mechanical devices, software/computer implemented inventions, integrated circuit design and optoelectronics.

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    • Moira Ní Ghallachóir - Founder , Mng

      Moira Ní Ghallachóir – Founder , Mng 

      Speaker Bio: Moira helps small business owners and entrepreneurs - inspire their way to more clients, customers and profits without being salesy.  She built a consistent 20K monthly revenue stream lightning fast by following her dream of having her own business, and now helps others to fulfill their dreams with their own profoundly profitable business. She does this by way of business coaching and running one of a kind business retreats in Donegal. Moira helps small business owners and entrepreneurs - inspire their way to more clients, customers and profits without being...

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    • Dorian Rees - Associate, Flynn O’Driscoll Business Lawyers

      Dorian Rees – Associate, Flynn O’Driscoll Business Lawyers 

      Speaker Bio: Bio:Dorian has gained significant domestic and international experience in mergers, acquisitions and disposals. Dorian has acted for a wide range of clients ranging from owner-managers to blue chip companies. Dorian worked for one of the UK’s largest law firms before relocating to Dublin in 2015. Presentation Title: Market Trends in M&A Transactions 2016-17 Synopsis: Flynn O’Driscoll Business Lawyers (“FOD”) are ranked by Experian MarketIQ as one of the leading law firms in Ireland for M&A deal volume. Corp...

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    • Laurence Veale - Head of User Experience  Each&Other Ltd.

      Laurence Veale – Head of User Experience Each&Other Ltd. 

      Speaker Bio: Laurence has a wealth of experience in designing leading consumer products, and in enabling & leading businesses through digital transformation. Presentation title: Data of the heart Synopsis: Research is the secret sauce for bringing human insights into successful product innovation. In this talk, Laurence will highlight how qualitative research can unlock innovation in your company or product.

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    • Cathy Doherty - Director, Practical People Solutions Ltd, Northern Ireland

      Cathy Doherty – Director, Practical People Solutions Ltd, Northern Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Cathy helps businesses be more successful, profitable and productive by preventing costly staffing and employee problems before they steal valuable time and money. She helps them create a win-win company culture that saves time, money and employee turnover. Cathy’s fresh, forward thinking approach is built on having grown up in a successful and reputable family business. Her understanding of what makes both management and employees tick lead her to starting her own business 3 years ago. She works with SMEs all over Ireland helping them be both successful and...

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    • Joe Greaney - Director, Westbic

      Joe Greaney – Director, Westbic 

      Speaker Bio: Joe Greaney is the Director of WESTBIC, the EU Business &Innovation Centre for Irelands Northern and Western Region. Joe is a regular policy contributor at both EU and National level on many aspects of Applied Innovation Support Services in the SME market. He has extensive experience in the Start-Up sector in the areas of strategy, marketing, innovation, finance and business development His other areas of expertise include Transnational Innovation Transfer, Entrepreneurship, Incubation, Private Equity Start-up Capital, the Innovation Process in the SME mark...

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    • Michele Hallahan - Sustainability Consultant, LEED AP,  Ireland

      Michele Hallahan – Sustainability Consultant, LEED AP, Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Michele has worked in the environmental and sustainability sector for over fifteen years  in the USA and in Europe.  She has worked for 20 years with various organisations, including Fortune 500 businesses, to establish eco-efficient practices, sustainable culture and management systems. She has presented at various conferences in Ireland, the USA and South Africa on sustainability. Presentation Title:  Creating a Culture of Sustainability in your organization

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    • Andrea Linehan - Commercial Director, GRID Finance

      Andrea Linehan – Commercial Director, GRID Finance 

      Speaker Bio: Andrea is a commercial, finance and marketing professional with over 15 years of international experience across a range of products and services. She spent 10 years in the Middle East working on commercial and leisure development for the Omani Government and is now Commercial Director and founding team member at GRID Finance providing finance to small and medium Irish businesses and wealth products for individuals. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Finance, is a Postgraduate of the Chartered Institute of Marketers, has an Advanced Diploma from the Chartered Institute ...

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    • Ronan Cooper - Sales Director, GRENKE Finance

      Ronan Cooper – Sales Director, GRENKE Finance 

      Speaker Bio: Ronan Cooper is Sales Director at GRENKE since joining in October 2015. Ronan is a highly skilled networker and communicator specialising in tailoring financial products, specifically in the area’s of Invoice Financing and Leasing, for SME’s in the Irish market. With over 10 years experience in the industry, Ronan has been at the forefront of driving GRENKE’s presence in the market and delivering on working capital and cash flow solutions. A keen golfer and follower of Horse Racing, Ronan knows how to balance risk with rewar...

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    • Nicole Pretorius - Cofounder, SheCanCode

      Nicole Pretorius – Cofounder, SheCanCode 

      Speaker Bio: Nicole was born and raised in South Africa, educated at St. Andrews University in Scotland and is currently immersed in the tech industry having cofounded SheCanCode – a career consulting platform that aspires to bridge the digital skills gap by empowering diverse technologists to enter and remain in the tech industry. Presentation Title: The Economics of Diversity and Inclusion Synopsis:   Given the breadth of the UK’s digital skills gap, the increasingly tenacious war for technical talent, and the dearth of women entering the tech sector; we’re seeing the...

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    • Simon McKeever - CEO, Irish Exporters Association

      Simon McKeever – CEO, Irish Exporters Association 

      Speaker Bio: Simon McKeever has over 20 years’ international experience developing businesses, an outstanding track record in trade development, trade policy and strategy. Simon drives the direction of the IEA through representation, member development, networking & connectivity, and export services. Simon established the IEA’s SME initiative, the National Export Hub in 2015. Presentation title: Supporting SME’s on their export journey.

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    • Miriam Dowling - Founder, Mentality Ireland

      Miriam Dowling – Founder, Mentality Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Miriam Dowling, is the founder of Mentality, a business consultancy practice focused solely on the area of mental health in the workplace. Miriam previously ran an awareness project called Don’t Mind the Gap, highlighting the challenges those dealing with mental ill health have in the workplace. Miriam has recently completed an MBA (HRM) researching the area of disclosure of mental illness during the recruitment process. As a See Change Ambassador, Miriam has spoken publicly about her experience of mental illness to businesses.  Miriam was honoured to spe...

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    • Bill O'Dea - Business Advisor NOW

      Bill O’Dea – Business Advisor NOW 

      Speaker Bio: Bill is a success driven, experienced professional who has worked in the software and e-commerce sector in the UK, US and Irish markets.He has founded, funded and served on the boards of multiple technology businesses. He is particularly successful at selling innovative software products and solutions into large global enterprises. Presentation Title:  Selling an innovative(early stage) software solution to Multinationals

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    • Peter Kerrigan - Celtic Invoice Discounting

      Peter Kerrigan – Celtic Invoice Discounting 

      Speaker Bio: I help cash strapped SME Business Owners on a daily basis by releasing funds and cash flow through Transactional Based Invoice Discounting. I know exactly what it is like to be given the run around by financial institutions that is why I set up Celtic Invoice Discounting over 20 years ago as an alternative funding option for Irish business owners. Celtic have helped 000's of SME's with their financial and cash flow problems providing flexible Transactional Based Invoice Discounting and funding solutions for Irish small and medium sized business across all...

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    • Eoin Whelan - Lecturer in Business Information Systems, National University of Ireland, Galway.

      Eoin Whelan of the Cairnes Business School at NUI Galway. Photograph by Aengus McMahon

      Eoin Whelan – Lecturer in Business Information Systems, National University of Ireland, Galway. 

      Speaker Bio: Eoin Whelan is a Lecturer in Business Information Systems at the National University of Ireland, Galway. His research interests focus upon the unintended consequences of information technology.  His works have appeared in a variety of journals including MIT Sloan Management Review, Journal of Information Technology, R&D Management, and Information Systems Journal. Presentation Title: What cognitive abilities do you need to sidestep the harmful effects of communication overload? The human inability to cope with the deluge of digital...

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    • Emma Boylan - Owner, Outside the Box

      Emma Boylan – Owner, Outside the Box 

      Speaker Bio: 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. I will send you on a copy of my presentation slides closer to the date. Presentation title: The faster path to way more money:  5 steps to fill your business with all the clients you can handle Synopsis: Is you...

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    • Conall Laverty - Founder & CEO , Wia

      Conall Laverty – Founder & CEO , Wia 

      Speaker Bio: Conall Laverty is Founder & CEO at Wia. He has developed and architected products for a wide range of companies including BBC, Net-a-Porter, IBM, Channel 4, Deezer and many more. Presentation Title: IoT Platforms: Build vs Buy Synopsis: You’re about to build an Internet of Things product and need a cloud infrastructure to turn your product into a smart service. Should you hire a team of developers and do it in house, or buy something off the shelf.

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    • Derek Lowry - Business Advisory, Comerford Foley

      Derek Lowry – Business Advisory, Comerford Foley 

      Speaker Bio: QFA, Dip Corp Fin, APA (Debt Management). A Member of the Institute of Directors and Institute of Bankers. Derek has 5 years experience in assisting business owners achieve their objectives and 14 years across a number of Irish financial institutions, including leading a lending unit that focused solely on providing funding to meet the needs of SME’s and Family owned businesses. He has a proven track record of raising funds (debt, working capital, mezzanine, equity) for Irish businesses over the past 5 years. Derek has established relationships with tradi...

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    • Julie Ryan - Founder MK1 PRODUCTIONS

      Julie Ryan – Founder MK1 PRODUCTIONS 

      Speaker Bio: Julie Ryan is an international producer having worked in TV & Film in Ireland, Canada and the US over the last 10 years. Julie recently produced the box office smash hit The Young Offenders which grossed over 1.2 million  and was the fastest Irish film to pass the 1million mark last year with the biggest opening weekend. The film ran for 25 weeks in the cinema, played to rave reviews internationally and is now available in over 180 countries on Netflix. She is currently working on a slate of projects, one of which is a TV drama shot entirely through mobile ...

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    • Shay Lynch - Founding Director, Future State

      Shay Lynch – Founding Director, Future State 

      Speaker Bio: Being an engineer by trade, Shay has leveraged his knowledge of process to create a systems thinking approach to business success. These systematic methods have been implemented successfully in over 100+ companies worldwide making good companies truly great a what they do. Shay will systematically accelerate your business success. Presentation Title: Scaling your Business Without Scaling Your Costs.

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    • Judie Russel - Founder , THE VIDACADEMY

      Judie Russel – Founder , THE VIDACADEMY 

      Speaker Bio: Judie is a producer, director, editor and mobile content creator. Judie was ‘Behind the Scenes Producer’ of the 2016 box office hit, The Young Offenders and following the film’s release Judie founded The Vidacademy to make mobile video production and editing simple for everyone via public speaking consulting, and training workshops. Presentation Name: Mobile Video Made Simple Presentation Outline:  Video has never been more important for brands to connect to their customers and build an audience. In this presentatio...

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    • Aidan D'Arcy - Head of Business Division, Virgin Media Ireland

      Aidan D’Arcy – Head of Business Division, Virgin Media Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Aidan has worked across the telco industry for the past 14 years beginning with engineering and gravitating towards his current position as Head of Business for Virgin Media in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Developing the Virgin Media proposition in Public Sector and other business markets have led to an innovative and alternative customer experience along with growing the revenue and profit position for Virgin Media in Ireland.

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    • Sara Viegas - Product Line Manager, OpenApp

      Sara Viegas – Product Line Manager, OpenApp 

      Speaker Bio: Sara Viegas is an accomplished and certified project management professional. She has over 7 years in international and cross cultural experience in Healthcare software development and implementations. Having had the opportunity to live in a Navajo reservation in Arizona, Sara spent 2 years there implementing an Electronic Health Record (EHR) at their local hospital. At OpenApp, Sara has been engaged in the continual development of a Patient Centric platform and is a customer facing advocate for several international patient registries covering over 10 di...

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    • Donal O’ Mahony - CEO, Cyber Security Ireland

      Donal O’ Mahony – CEO, Cyber Security Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Donal O’ Mahony is CEO of Cyber Security Ireland, responsible for monitoring security trends and developing long-term strategies for new solutions and product development to meet the emerging needs of customers. An information security and compliance professional, with successful leadership experience in various-sized organizations that serve the IT security and quality assurance industries. Donal believes that education has been and always will be the most powerful weapon against cyber crime. Presentation Title:   Cyber Security & Da...

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    • Alex Gibson - Senior Lecturer, Marketing DIT

      Alex Gibson – Senior Lecturer, Marketing DIT 

      Speaker Bio: Alex is a lecturer in marketing at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and Visiting Professor at ESSEC Business School, Paris. He has been involved in research into Augmented Reality in the tourism and heritage area and is also the Chairman and Founder of the ARVR Innovate Conference. Presentation Title: AR and VR: Making the Business Case In this presentation, Alex Gibson outlines some Enterprise and Consumer user case studies that show the impact augmented and virtual reality technologies are set to make in the very near future...

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    • Kiel Harkness, Director of Marketing, UPS, UK, Ireland and the Nordics

      Kiel Harkness, Director of Marketing, UPS, UK, Ireland and the Nordics 

      Speaker Bio: With 17 years’ experience at UPS, Kiel has recently taken on an international role as director of marketing, overseeing revenue and opportunity management, segmentation and communications for the UK, Ireland and Nordic markets. Prior to this role, Kiel was director of revenue management and business planning, Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. He began his UPS career as a sales executive in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1999 and has since held various roles in pricing and retail marketing prior to being named forecasting and business planning director in 2012...

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    • Christopher Deans - Country Sales Manager, UPS

      Christopher Deans – Country Sales Manager, UPS 

      Speaker Bio: Chris, joined UPS in 2009 and is currently the UPS Country Sales Manager for Ireland, leading a team of sales professionals throughout the full portfolio of UPS services. A key focus of his current role is concentrated on empowering his salesforce to build strong dynamic teams both within the department and across other functions. He is also a member of the UPS Ireland Senior Management Team, responsible for the daily management of operations in Ireland.

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    • Kieran Oneill - Data Science Manager, ESB Innovation.

      Kieran Oneill – Data Science Manager, ESB Innovation. 

      Speaker Bio: Kieran has worked in the Energy sector in a variety of roles for the past 13 years including I&C customer pricing, energy trading, risk & governance, emerging technologies.  He is currently managing the ESB Innovation Data Science team. Presentation Title: Big Data & Analytics – what does this mean for Utilities? Synopsis: With the advent of smart devices and internet of things, Big Data & Analytics is a growing trend that is becoming more and more prevalent in our everyday lives. But how is this r...

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    • Jules O'Loughlin - Trade Expert, TransferMate Global Payments

      Jules O’Loughlin – Trade Expert, TransferMate Global Payments 

      Speaker Bio: Transfermate the market-leading, international choice for businesses worldwide that send and receive foreign currency payments. With over 5 years’ experience working within the financial sector and a further 6 years’ operating her own business, Jules has worked with some of the world’s leading importers and exporters and her insight and knowledge of international trade is second to none. Presentation Title: How TransferMate can help you navigate the challenges of Brexit. Synopsis: Jules O’Loughlin will be deliver...

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    • Gearoid Collins, Ireland Country Manager, Regus.

      Gearoid Collins, Ireland Country Manager, Regus. 

      As Country Manager for Regus, Gearoid Collins has responsibility for Regus’ business activities in Ireland, where the global workspace provider currently has 11 locations, including its new centre at Dublin Airport. Regus is the global workspace provider with a reach extending across 107 countries. The company’s network of locations in Ireland currently covers Dublin, Cork and Limerick. Talk title: The Future of Work   Synopsis: Regus, the global leader in flexible office space forecasts the evolution of the way we work.

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    • Graham Carrick - Co-Founder & CEO, RunLastMan

      Graham Carrick – Co-Founder & CEO, RunLastMan 

      Speaker Bio: Graham is the founder of RunLastMan.com and is the company’s CEO. Based in Dublin RunLastMan has quickly become the #1 supplier of Last Man Standing prediction games and B2B solutions. With games aimed at sports clubs and charities as fundraisers over €500,000 has been raised for great causes so far through RunLastMan Premier League, GAA and golf games. Presentation Title: Startups are hard. Gambling ones are f*****g impossible.

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    • Alan Fogarty,  BSc Dip Eng MA MCIBSE.

      Alan Fogarty, BSc Dip Eng MA MCIBSE. 

      Alan is a Sustainability Partner in Cundall and heads up their specialist environmental building physics group.  He is a chartered Building Services Engineer who has specialised in passive building design and low carbon systems. He lead the implementation of the WELL Building Standard for Cundall’s London office fit out, the first certified WELL project in Europe. In Cundall he established a research group to test  ideas such as the integration of plants in buildings, their Biophilic benefits including their ability to improve air quality to yield carbon reduction.  From this lead to the de...

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    • Peter Oakes - Non-Executive Director, TransferMate and Susquehanna International.

      Peter Oakes – Non-Executive Director, TransferMate and Susquehanna International. 

      Speaker Bio: Peter Oakes, Non-Executive Director of TransferMate and Susquehanna International and advisory board member to fintech and regtech firms.  Peter is founder of Fintech Ireland and Fintech UK.  He is former Director of Enforcement and Financial Crime at the Irish Central Bank and has worked as a senior regulator in the UK, Australia and Saudi Arabia. He works with regulators on their supervisory and enforcement strategies. Presentation Title: Getting to market and getting past the regulator: Uberisation or Teslaisation? Synopsis...

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    • Richard Linger - Technology Gateway Manager, Embedded Systems at Nimbus, Cork Institute of Technology

      Richard Linger – Technology Gateway Manager, Embedded Systems at Nimbus, Cork Institute of Technology 

      Speaker Bio: Over the past 25 years Richard has worked extensively in the technology sector and abroad for blue-chip consulting/energy companies. He has expert knowledge of Applied Internet of Things (IoT) / Industry 4.0 and commercialisation of new technology. Richard currently manages all industry projects for one of the largest IoT technology development centres in Ireland,  the TEC Gateway, part of the Nimbus centre. Nimbus have over 70 staff full-time researchers and engineers. Presentation Title – The realities of IoT and Industry 4.0 technolog...

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    • Patrick O'Sullivan, Senior Business Analyst, Allianz Worldwide Care.

      Patrick O’Sullivan, Senior Business Analyst, Allianz Worldwide Care. 

      Patrick holds a Master’s degree in E-Business from University College Cork. Since graduating in 2011, Patrick worked for a number of years in Glanbia’s CRM team delivering key global projects in sales mobilisation and pipeline management (to name a few). In 2015, he took up the position of Lead Business Analyst in the sales stream of AIB’s customer experience programme responsible for the redesign of banking processes with particular focus on the customer. More recently, Patrick joined Allianz Worldwide Care and their Digital Customer Journey programme. Presentation Title: ...

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    • Pamela O'Brien - Maths and Computer Science Lecturer, Limerick Institute of Technology

      Pamela O’Brien – Maths and Computer Science Lecturer, Limerick Institute of Technology 

      Speaker Bio: Pam O’Brien is a Maths and Computer Science lecturer in the Limerick Institute of Technology. She is passionate about inspiring students to develop a love and understanding of Maths principles in the world around them. The integration of techology in education is a key driving force and is an area to which she devotes a significant effort. She organises the ICT in Education conference (http://lit.ie/ictedu), an annual event which provides an opportunity for educators to share ideas for the integration of technology in teaching and learning. She has been a Coder...

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    • Michael McMorrow - Principal, MMM Data Perspectives.

      Michael McMorrow – Principal, MMM Data Perspectives. 

      Speaker Bio: Michael is Principal of MMM Data Perspectives, providing consultancy to businesses, and lecturing to business colleges, on common-sense approaches to organising, understanding and exploiting data. Prior to this Michael was Head of Information Solution Design at AIB Bank and the leading architect for the design, build and business use of the  Enterprise Data Warehouse. Michael is past-chairman of the UK & Ireland Teradata User Group and has presented and published widely on data-centric topics including governance, modelling and analytics. Michael h...

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    • Suzy Kell - Customer Insights Analyst, Hostelworld Group

      Suzy Kell – Customer Insights Analyst, Hostelworld Group 

      Speaker Bio: Suzy Kell is a customer insights analyst for Hostelworld, passionate about driving excellent customer experiences with data. Her time as a data mining consultant for Presidion and her background in Psychology have served her well in building an approach to truly understanding customer behaviours through team work and problem solving effectively. Presentation Title: Avoid Disaster! - Essential Tips for New Analysts Synopsis: - Define the question or problem: garbage in, garbage out - Scoping a Project for the wors...

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    • Dr. James Lawlor - Data Scientist, ESB.

      Dr. James Lawlor – Data Scientist, ESB. 

      Speaker Bio: Dr. James Lawlor works as a data scientist at the utilities company ESB, developing projects using machine learning and predictive analytics. In his talk he'll discuss a few of these projects in detail and how these novel techniques, combined with the explosion in the availability of data, can be applied across many businesses. Presentation Title: Machine Learning in Utilities (and Beyond) Presentation Synopsis: Machine Learning and predictive analytics are two of the hottest topics across many industries, and for g...

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    • Avril Copeland - Founder/CEO, TickerFit

      Avril Copeland – Founder/CEO, TickerFit 

      Speaker Bio: Avril Copeland is a chartered physiotherapist and Founder/CEO of TickerFit, a digital healthcare company based in Dublin and London.  With a background in exercise science and physiotherapy, Avril had the idea for TickerFit while working in the Irish public hospital system.  Together with her cofounder/CTO, Greg Balmer, they have built a technology which enables health professionals to prescribe, deliver and monitor personalised interventions of exercise and education, to patients currently living with or at risk of chronic conditions. The TickerFit technology ...

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    • Sarah Sheeran - Digital Producer, Director Agtel

      Sarah Sheeran – Digital Producer, Director Agtel 

      Speaker Bio: Sarah develops digital strategies for Agtel’s clients and manages our video, social media and web projects. In a past life, she worked for the BBC and produced multi million hit viral videos for a top UK agency. Presentation title: The power of social video: creating online videos with impact Synopsis:  With mobile video consumption already making up a significant percentage of all mobile data, social videos are taking over Facebook and Twitter. This is dramatically changing how brands and businesses share their sto...

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    • John Burns - Information Services Professional, Fariones Cloud Services Limited

      John Burns – Information Services Professional, Fariones Cloud Services Limited 

      Speaker Bio: John Burns is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant with a 1st class hons Graduate Diploma in Computing. After spending 25+ years working as an accountant in industry, John is keen to develop a career as a thought leader in the area information technology security, innovation and trends.John offers consultancy services in Office 365 rollouts, data security, data encryption, and mobile working to micro businesses and SME’s.

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    • Andrea Renzi - Co-Founder & Sales Director, 3D to Sell­

      Andrea Renzi – Co-Founder & Sales Director, 3D to Sell­ 

      Speaker Bio: Andrea and Mauro both have a strong Sales and Marketing Background. Both Italians of origin, they have been living in Ireland for a long time. Andrea, with a degree in Marketing, moved from Rome to Dublin in 2015. He previously worked as an ICT Sales Consultant for 3 years before starting his own business in Rome, where he was promoting online a large portfolio of properties for short term corporate rentals. When Andrea and Mauro met in Ireland in 2015 decided to put together their own experiences in promoting properties online. They understood the importance...

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    • Brian O’Mullane - CTO, Creme Global

      Brian O’Mullane – CTO, Creme Global 

      Speaker Bio: Brian leads the software team at Creme Global. He has 20 years professional experience in software development and management. He has founded a high growth startup and worked on and lead teams through some exciting and high profile projects such as, Great Northern Haven at CASALA (a finalist for engineering project of the year) and the world's first face recognition border passport control at Sydney airport. He is driven by creating elegant solutions to complex problems and is as comfortable coding, as facilitating brainstorming sessions, to delivering on a ...

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    • Gillian Barry - Head of Innovation & Enterprise LIT

      Gillian Barry – Head of Innovation & Enterprise LIT 

      Speaker Bio: Gillian is head of the Innovation & Enterprise at LIT whose mission is to deliver high quality support for aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators at the early stages of their startup journey in order to maximise the opportunity for venture success. LIT have the largest portfolio of enterprise, incubation &acceleration centres in Ireland.  They have a highly successful RD&I function to support growing companies as well as startups who can scale, operate 2 seed funds and run Enterprise Ireland’s National Entrepreneur Development Programme for emerging ...

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    • James Lee - Founder and Medical Director, CODOC Medical Software.

      James Lee – Founder and Medical Director, CODOC Medical Software. 

      Speaker Bio: Dr James Lee is a medical entrepreneur with a lifelong interest in health informatics. His main area of interest is the transformation of medical information into structured data enabling semantic interoperability and the development of meaningful electronic health and personal health records. Codoc seamlessly enables this innovation to take place.

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    • Rohit Thakral - CEO, Target Integration

      Rohit Thakral – CEO, Target Integration 

      Speaker Bio: With an experience of working for more than 10 years in the industry, Rohit Thakral runs a mid-size software development company, Target Integration, spread in 4 countries, with development centre in 3 of them. He has the experience of managing large CRM and ERP implementation projects, cloud migration projects, and software sales management. He has a remarkable reputation in the industry for successfully delivering a number of projects to clients all over the world and has been consulting their ERP and CRM implementations on a regular basis.

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    • Julian Seymour - Syndicate Manager, HBAN

      Julian Seymour – Syndicate Manager, HBAN 

      Speaker Bio: Julian is business development professional with over 18 years international experience in Telecoms, ICT, Cleantech, Education, NGO and FMCG sectors.He has held senior sales roles with Diageo in Germany, Ericsson, Telecom New Zealand and is former Head of Operations for ECDL Foundation. He has also worked as Head of Industry Engagement for The Green Way, Dublin’s Cleantech cluster. Presentation Title: Angel Investing in Ireland Synopsis: Business Angel investing in Ireland forms an integral part of the  seed funding...

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    • Nick Ashmore - CEO, The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI).

      NTMA Executive Portrait - Nick Ashmore. Picture Shane O' Neill / Fennells Copyright 2013 Fennell Photography.

      Nick Ashmore – CEO, The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI). 

      Speaker Bio: Nick Ashmore is Chief Executive of the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI). Prior to taking up this role he served as Project Director during the setup of the SBCI.  He joined the NTMA as part of the team managing the National Pensions Reserve Fund (NPRF) in 2006, where he served as Head of Private Equity and Infrastructure before becoming Deputy Director in 2011.  Before joining the NTMA Nick was an Investment Manager with Greenaap Consultants Limited, a private family office.  He trained as a Chartered Accountant with Grant Thornton in Glasgow and...

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    • Sam Whelan - Senior Software Engineer, Dataworks Limited Ireland.

      Sam Whelan – Senior Software Engineer, Dataworks Limited Ireland. 

      Speaker Bio: Sam is a senior software engineer at Dataworks Ltd. He has 18 years’ experience working with clients to deliver innovative software solutions across a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, medical device and manufacturing. Sam specialises in data visualisation and providing intuitive user experiences using web technologies.

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    • Francis Fitzgibbon - CEO, StoryStock

      Francis Fitzgibbon – CEO, StoryStock 

      Speaker Bio: StoryStockCEO and founder Francis Fitzgibbon is an award winning journalist with over 15 years’ experience working in Radio,TV and in print media working with TV3, Newstalk and Independent News and Media in Ireland. He has worked as a reporter on the Pat Kenny show, a senior series producer at Newstalk radio and as a documentary maker with TV3. He was awarded a Justice Media award by the Law Society of Ireland in 2013 for his contribution to Irish Journalism.He appears regularly in the Irish media, including a weekly slot on TV3s flagship Ireland AM show. He ha...

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    • Maciej Dabrowski - Chief Data Scientist, Altocloud

      Maciej Dabrowski – Chief Data Scientist, Altocloud 

      Speaker Bio: Maciej has 10+ years of experience building scalable data analytics and AI systems for industry leaders such as Cisco, currently as Chief Data Scientist at Altocloud. He is the founder of the Galway Data Meetup with over 250 members and was shortlisted as one of the four finalists of the DatSci 2016 competition. Presentation Title:  Real-time Analytics using Apache Spark Synopsis:  This talk will give an overview of the data platform at Altocloud and walk through the major real-time analytics and Machine Learning us...

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    • Barry Roche - Global IT Operations Manager, Concern Worldwide

      Barry Roche – Global IT Operations Manager, Concern Worldwide 

      Speaker Bio: After studying History, Politics in UCD then a bit of Public Relations I like many of my contemporaries travelling to the US in 1994. After a short stint in Boston I ended up in San Francisco, ground zero of the tech boom. I worked in stock brokerage business for a number of years before migrating to the IT side of the business. In 2003 I came back to Ireland and starting working with Concern. In the last decade I’ve seen at first-hand how the internet and technology can radically transform working lives in the developing world. Presentation Title:...

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    • Hilary Treacy - Founder and MD, Barbican Data Protection Services

      Hilary Treacy – Founder and MD, Barbican Data Protection Services 

      Speaker Bio: Hilary is a Data Protection expert and a qualified solicitor in Ireland, England and Wales. Hilary has almost 2 decades’ experience working across various industry sectors in Ireland, including telecoms and banking, and over the past 8 years has worked as Group Data Protection Officer for various large Irish based multinational companies. As a non-...

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    • Shane Byrne – Showoff CEO - Degree in Finance, University College Dublin

      Shane Byrne – Showoff CEO – Degree in Finance, University College Dublin 

      Speaker Bio: Shane is a qualified financial advisor with a degree in finance from UCD, which he obtained while working in the sector. He has four years experience in the banking sector as a Relationship manager and Regional Coordinator for multiple sales campaigns. Throughout his career in the financial services sector Shane project managed numerous campaigns and projects all of which were a resounding success. In September 2011 Shane left his position to take up the opportunity to travel to Australia, after traveling for the year he returned to Ireland to set up Showoff...

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    • Ken Nugent - Commercial Manager, RTÉ

      Ken Nugent – Commercial Manager, RTÉ 

      Speaker Bio: Ken has over 20 years commercial experience, 10 of which is in the digital advertising market. He joined RTÉ in 2003, having previously worked for Standard Life Fund Managers and Tribune Newspapers. He has commercial responsibility for the development of RTÉ.ie, RTÉ Player and RTÉ News Now Presentation title: Antartica and Back – Building Audiences at Home and Abroad Synopsis: An inside look at how RTÉ has developed it’s national and international audiences

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    • Brendan Dowling - Founder & CEO, Consumer Data Protection

      Brendan Dowling – Founder & CEO, Consumer Data Protection 

      Speaker Bio: Brendan Dowling is the Founder and CEO of Consumer Data Protection, the world’s first Consumer Data Protection (CDP) cloud technology, 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)

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    • Andrea Bland - CMO Showoff and Showoff Marketing - BA Hons in Law - University of Westminster, CIP - Insurance Institute of Ireland / University College Dublin

      Andrea Bland – CMO Showoff and Showoff Marketing – BA Hons in Law – University of Westminster, CIP – Insurance Institute of Ireland / University College Dublin 

      Speaker Bio: Andrea has been working in the marketing industry for over 12 years having started her career in the UK working in sales for the largest publishing house in Europe. After moving to Ireland in 2005, Andrea has carved out a successful marketing, communications and PR career having worked with large brands and companies such as Chill Insurance, Horse Racing Ireland, Toys 4 Big Boys, Kerrygold, The Irish Farmers Journal and RTE to name but a few and created and executed high level, high profile campaigns for major brands in Ireland, the UK, Germany, France, The Net...

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    • Devan Hughes - Cofounder, Buymie

      Devan Hughes – Cofounder, Buymie 

      Speaker Bio: Devan holds a degree in Finance from the National College of Ireland, and has worked in the start-up sector for most of his career. Most recently Devan worked for a Fortune 500 cloud computing company, Salesforce.com, as part of their strategic enterprise team, with a focus on the FMCG and Manufacturing sectors. Devan has extensive experience in commercial and operational efficiency with expertise in platform economics and architecture. Presentation Title The Accidental Disruptor Synopsis After launching in Dublin i...

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    • Brian White - engineering manager on product strategy/roadmaps Intercom

      Brian White – engineering manager on product strategy/roadmaps Intercom 

      Speaker Bio: Brian is a product engineer at Intercom, a highly successful and fast growing technology company that offers a customer messaging platform to Internet businesses. Brian builds the APIs that power the Intercom platform. Previously, he worked as an engineer building Amazon Web Services. Presentation Title Chasing Waterfall Synopsis When it comes to software development methodologies there’s not much debate; Waterfall is old hat and your teams are committed to capital-“A” Agile. Have you truly progressed though? You ma...

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    • Ian Lucey - CEO, PixAlert.

      Ian Lucey – CEO, PixAlert. 

      Speaker Bio: Ian is the founder of the Lucey Fund, a Venture Technology firm that build, sell and finance products for early-stage startups. Previously Ian has been Sales Director with Relate Software, a Deloitte Fast50 company, managed the Accountants Division in Sage. Now he is CEO and founder of Lucey Fund and sits on board of numerous companies such as PixAlert, BoscaBox, StyleFinch, ISOgenie and MedXNote.

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    • Aidan Connolly, CEO, Idiro Analytics.

      Aidan Connolly, CEO, Idiro Analytics. 

      Speaker Bio: Aidan, founder of Idiro, has over 20 years experience in the IT industry including over 15 years in analytics & CRM for telecommunications, utilities and gaming. Aidan has worked with numerous companies, including Vodafone Ireland, ESB, AT&T and the European Commission, and graduated from the University College Cork (U.C.C) with a BSc in Computer Science (1990) and a post-graduate diploma in New Business Development (2005) from Dublin City University, Ireland.

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    • Derek Mizak - Chief Technology Officer, Resilient Defence.

      Derek Mizak – Chief Technology Officer, Resilient Defence. 

      Speaker Bio: With over 25 years of IT experience, Derek is an expert in cybersecurity, counterintelligence and digital forensics, as well as a background in law enforcement. As an ISO27001 Lead Auditor, Derek has spent his career designing infrastructure and systems to ensure compliance and minimise cyber threats. Derek has a passion for machine learning and has consulted and implemented Security Management Systems and Intelligence Analysis Systems for multinational organisations across Europe. Derek holds a Master of Science, Digital Investigation & Forensic Computing ...

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    • Pat Lucey - CEO, Aspira Consulting & IT Services

      Pat Lucey – CEO, Aspira Consulting & IT Services 

      Speaker Bio: Pat is the co-founder and CEO of Aspira, the Consulting and Enterprise IT specialists.   With a B.Eng and M.Eng in Engineering, Pat holds multiple International Project Management Certifications and Awards and has established an international reputation in this arena. Pat worked his way up to a Senior Executive level with a global Multinational, before being made redundant with the company closure in Ireland in 2007.  At that point he co-founded Aspira and has led the company to consistent growth to the point where Aspira is now challenging the Big Four, wit...

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    • Achille Carette,Project Manager, Mobile Solutions,Novartis.

      Achille Carette,Project Manager, Mobile Solutions,Novartis. 

      Achille Carette has 15+ years’ experience in software development management. He started his career as consultant and  Software Architect then managed an Offshore Center in Brazil before being hired as CTO of a start-up in Shanghai.  More recently, he has been applying agile practices in mobile apps development for the Pharmaceutical sector.  Engaged in start-ups since 2000, he is strongly convinced that agile methods are the most efficient way to manage projects. Presentation Title: Agile and compliant: software project management in a highly regulated environment. ...

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    • John O'Shea - Commercial Director, Capventis Ireland

      John O’Shea – Commercial Director, Capventis Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: John joined Capventis in 2016, having previously headed up the online publishing divisions of INM and The Irish Times, both of whom had significant BI and analytics capabilities. He previously led Zamano from start-up to AIM flotation, and was an early web development leader in Webfactory, Ireland’s leading web agency. Presentation Title: How “Data Democratic” is your business? Synopsis: John will discuss how businesses which adopt data democracy, making the right information available at the right time to the right...

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    • Rich Archbold - Director of engineering, on people management Intercom

      Rich Archbold – Director of engineering, on people management Intercom 

      Speaker Bio: Rich Archbold is an Engineering Director at Intercom, a highly successful and fast growing Irish technology startup company that provides customer communication software to Internet businesses. Rich leads some of Intercom’s Ops, Infrastructure & Product engineering teams. His teams are responsible for the security, performance, availability, scalability and cost of Intercom’s infrastructure. Previous to Intercom Rich was a Senior Manager at Facebook and Amazon. Presentation title:  People leave Managers, Not Companies Synop...

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    • Keith O’Leary - Principal Consultant, SunGard Availability Services (Ireland) Limited

      Keith O’Leary – Principal Consultant, SunGard Availability Services (Ireland) Limited 

      Speaker Bio: Keith O’Leary, Principal Consultant, SunGard Availability Services (Ireland) Limited Has worked with global organisations in managed IT, cloud and recovery services provider (Sungard Availability Services), consulting (TCS, ThruPoint, Accenture, PwC, PA Consulting), independent software vendors (Compuware and Progress Software), hardware vendors (UB Networks), end-user (Goldman Sachs) and fixed & mobile service provider (O2, eircom) sectors Keith has a B. Eng. (in Electronic Engineering & Telecommunications) and a M. En...

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    • Brian Finnegan, Solutions Architect, Sungard Availability Services

      Brian Finnegan, Solutions Architect, Sungard Availability Services 

      Brian is a Solutions Architect with Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) in Dublin with over 20 years of experience in IT management, consultancy, and service provision. Prior to joining Sungard AS, Brian held several positions, including Project Manager at AboveNet, IT Network Manager at Maxol, and Senior Consultant at Ciall (an IT Consultancy). Brian started with Sungard AS in 2009 as a Professional Services Engineer, progressing to Operations Lead. In 2012 he joined Amazon Web Services as a Technical Account Manager, and in 2014 re-joined Sungard AS as a Solutions Architect. Bef...

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    • Mathieu Gorge - Security Subject Matter, PCI DSS expert, International Speaker, and Trainer on Security & Compliance, Networker, Entrepreneur, VigiTrust

      Mathieu Gorge – Security Subject Matter, PCI DSS expert, International Speaker, and Trainer on Security & Compliance, Networker, Entrepreneur, VigiTrust 

      Speaker Bio: Mathieu has been involved with the security industry for the last 15 years. In 2003 he identified a gap in the market to provide pro-active consultancy services around key legal aspects of corporate security such as compliance with international data protection legislation as well as industry security frameworks. He started VigiTrust, which enables organisations to achieve and maintain compliance PCI-DSS, PA-DSS, HIPAA and ISO 27001. Presentation Title: GDPR: A blessing or curse for Irish organizations? Synopsis: Th...

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    • Owen Sorensen - CEO, PlanetVerify

      Owen Sorensen – CEO, PlanetVerify 

      Speaker Bio: Owen is CEO of PlanetVerify, a company that assists lettings agents/ employers/professional services collect and verify documents/data from their clients.

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    • Paul Prior - Managing Director, FTI Consulting and Ireland, UK and US

      Paul Prior – Managing Director, FTI Consulting and Ireland, UK and US 

      Speaker Bio: Paul is an international innovator and blue-sky strategist chairing FTI Consulting’s Innovation Form. A vetern of 15 years working with global clients in Europe, the UK, South America and South Africa; this year he has been featured in the Sunday Business Post, Future CIO Magazine and the Times. Presentation Title: The Customer Journey starts in the Womb, not on your website Synopsis Conventional wisdom surrounding the proactive design of online experience and customer journey is flawed in its assumption that custom...

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    • Jessica McIlwaine - Head of Business Solutions, PFH Technology

      Jessica McIlwaine – Head of Business Solutions, PFH Technology 

      Speaker Bio: Jessica is passionate about technology-led business transformation and the design of innovative, practical and easy to use Sales Automation software. With 10+ years Business Systems Consultancy and Implementation experience, she thrives on helping companies derive practical benefit and tangible ROI from IT adoption and usage. Having held a number of senior roles across Consultancy, Operations and Sales in some of the leading IT Services companies in Ireland, Jessica has an in depth knowledge of CRM both as a methodology and as a technology tool set. With a pa...

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    • Mojtaba Akbari - CEO, Grouper Technology

      Mojtaba Akbari – CEO, Grouper Technology 

      Speaker Bio: Mojtaba (AKA Moji) has 14 years’ experience in strategic leadership and ICT operation assurance framework development. He is CEO and co-founder of Grouper Technology, and has been advisor to boards of directors and executive teams within multiple industries including Telecom, Hospitality, Engineering, Oil & Gas, Utilities, Consumer Business, Retail, and Government. Mojtaba’s previous positions include Advisor to the Department of Expenditure and Reform, Actavo Group, British Telecom, CIÉ and IarnródÉireann. He has served in number of leadership positions...

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    • Paul Conaty - Principal Consultant, CWSI

      Paul Conaty – Principal Consultant, CWSI 

      Speaker Bio: Paul leads the enterprise mobile consulting arm of CWSI which provides strategic and tactical advisory services for public and private sector organisations in Ireland and the UK, as well as several multinationals. Specialising in security, governance, and business innovation using mobile technologies with over 16 years’ experience in ICT and security roles. Presentation Title: “GDPR impact on Enterprise Mobility” Synopsis: GDPR will impact on many if not all areas in EU organisations. While primarily a legal and com...

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    • Linda Hynes - Head of Employment & Data Protection Leman Solicitors

      Linda Hynes – Head of Employment & Data Protection Leman Solicitors 

      Speaker Bio: Linda heads up Leman Solicitors’ Employment & Data Protection Team and is a Certified Data Protection Practitioner with PDP Ireland with an in-house legal background. Linda advises a variety of clients from sports bodies to commercial enterprises on their data protection obligations includingadvice on getting ready for the new General Data Protection Regulation.

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    • Dr Dennis M. Jennings - Chairman Co-Chair Irish GDPR Coalition

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      Dr Dennis M. Jennings – Chairman Co-Chair Irish GDPR Coalition 

      Speaker Bio: Dr. Dennis M. Jennings is an Irish physicist, IT Director, Pioneer in the Internet Society’s (ISOC) Internet Hall of Fame, and an early stage investor. In 1985–1986, he was responsible for the decisions that shaped the development of the National Science Foundation Network (NSFNET), the network that became the US National Research and Education Network, and that evolved into the Internet. Dr. Jennings was the director of Computing Services at University College Dublin;the first Program Director for Networking at the US National Science Foundation; interim Pres...

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    • Liam Lynch - Cyber Security Evangelist, L2 Cyber Security Solutions

      Liam Lynch – Cyber Security Evangelist, L2 Cyber Security Solutions 

      Speaker Bio:Liam started his career as a Developer, moving onto being an IT Manager and Global Infrastructure Manager over the last nearly 30 years. However he finally broke free and started his own IT security business in 2016. Now he delivers simple information security advice to anyone that will listen. Presentation title: Personal Data Breaches under the GDPR Synopsis: Under the new General Data Protection Regulation, data breaches need to be reported to the Supervisory Authority (Data Protection Commissioner) within 72 hours of...

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    • Donal Bourke - Business Unit Manager, Yokogawa

      Donal Bourke – Business Unit Manager, Yokogawa 

      Speaker Bio: Donal Bourke is Business Unit Manager for Yokogawa Ireland and Business Development Manager for their Advanced Solutions Consultancy Group in UK and Ireland. He is a graduate of Griffith College Dublin (BA) and also holds an MSc in Information Systems Management from NUI Galway. As business development manager for Yokogawa’s Advanced Solutions consultancy group Donal works with customers in the process manufacturing industries to provide professional services and technologies for IIoT, Cyber Security and Data Analytics. Presentation Title: ...

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    • Sean Owens - Willows Consulting Ltd.

      Sean Owens – Willows Consulting Ltd. 

      Speaker Bio: Sean Owens has been building ecommerce sites since 1994. His switch from a 10 year career in family retail to programming in 1991 put him in a perfect position to realise the potential for excommerce. He has worked for Oracle web services since 1994 for 7 years. In 2002 he founded Willows Consulting a specialist ecommerce agency. Since then he has delivered over 450 online stores for B2C and B2B businesses and organisations. His presentation will show real life examples of where online has increased revenues by over 20%. Presentation Title: ...

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    • Fred Logue - Partner, FP Logue Solicitors

      Fred Logue – Partner, FP Logue Solicitors 

      Speaker Bio: Fred is a solicitor, specialising in technology, IP and commercial law. Fred has a science background and worked as an engineer before becoming a solicitor. Fred has experience and expertise in licensing and exploitation of software and technology. He specialises in advising clients on strategy, contracts, transactions and disputes in business sectors where technology plays a key role. Presentation title: “The legal issues that keep software engineers up at night” Synopsis: Software and technology business have particular legal issues due to the complex and e...

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    • Kevin Neary - Founder and CEO, Connectors Marketplace

      Kevin Neary – Founder and CEO, Connectors Marketplace 

      Speaker Bio: Kevin Neary is founder and CEO at Connectors Marketplace, working with sales leaders to implement a digital selling program that delivers measurable results. Connectors Marketplace is a social media lead generation tool for social selling and marketing. They are offering a new way to research prospects on social networks using Connectors Marketplace to build lists of targeted prospects, to source leads using social media profiles and to track social conversations. Connectors marketplace helps to find and to engage social prospects, target audiences and sales le...

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    • David Doyle - Managing Director, B2BSell.com

      David Doyle – Managing Director, B2BSell.com 

      Speaker Bio: David has spent over 30 years in the IT business working from the bottom up and successfully building IT enterprises from zero to acquisition. Currently he is running a lead generation outsourcing business and will be sharing the most important lessons learned. Presentation title-   4 Questions Every Sales Person Needs to Answer?

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    • Liz Fulham - Founder and CEO, SalesOptimze

      Liz Fulham – Founder and CEO, SalesOptimze 

      Speaker Bio: Liz is a CEO of Sales Optimize.com. SalesOptimize helps sales and marketing teams resolve two of the biggest problems lead generation and lead quality. It is a B2B online sales lead generation platform. Their patent technology scans the internet, analyzing online shops globally and ranks them in terms of Enterprise ($20m) versus Sole Proprietor ($10k). They have found over 1.7M online shops which drive in excess of $ 1Trillion in retail sales. Presentation title- How does SalesOptimize revolutionising the retails sales industry worldwide?

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    • Mike Wegwermer - Co-founder Director Circular Data Solutions Ltd Northern Ireland

      Mike Wegwermer – Co-founder Director Circular Data Solutions Ltd Northern Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Industry veteran in data destruction services specialising in end of life data storage equipment and devices. Co-Founder of Circular Data Solutions Ltd based in Belfast, manufacturers and distributers of a range of new generation data destruction equipment for all types of commercial applications.

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    • Stephen Dargan - CEO,WakeUp! and Happy Workplaces Ireland

      Stephen Dargan – CEO,WakeUp! and Happy Workplaces Ireland 

      Stephen Dargan Spent 14 years in Industry and now works with happiness. His Company www.wake-up.ie provide programmes in personal happiness for individuals. The Why? of employee motivation led him to the concept of how we can create happier workplaces and now along with his programmes runs a yearly event Happy Workplaces Ireland for Irish organisations.   Title- Does Workplace happiness really matter?   Synopsis- Happiness is an overused word these days. It seems to be attached to everything and we all believe we deserve to experience it for ...

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    • Keith Fingleton- Chief Technology Advisor, Financial Services,IDA

      Keith Fingleton- Chief Technology Advisor, Financial Services,IDA 

      Keith Fingleton is the Chief Technology Advisor within the Financial Services Division in the IDA, with cross company responsibility for FinTech. In this role Keith builds and maintains relationships with senior corporate technology executives, helping them maximise their return on financial technology investment in Ireland. Keith works closely with the global IDA team in identifying and winning Fintech investments, undertaking the research and analysis to identify new investment opportunities both at sectoral and company level and to develop and deliver value propositions aimed at conve...

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    • Derek F. Butler - CEO, GRID Finance

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      Derek F. Butler – CEO, GRID Finance 

      Speaker Bio: Derek is an experienced executive and chartered accountant who has worked in a variety of organisations, across industries around the globe. He began his professional career in Goodbody Stockbrokers and Ernst and Young. He subsequently worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dublin, Boston and Los Angeles with a specific focus on financial services and private companies. He also le...

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    • Daithi Coombes- Software Developer, Coder Forge.

      Daithi Coombes- Software Developer, Coder Forge. 

      Digital nomad, vagabond coder. With a passion for emerging technologies and disruptive products. Founder of Coder Forge, a community based non profit teaching programming to adults. Has over 10 years IT experience and can't stop talking shop. Current interests are in open source as a mode of production and blockchain as a solution to political-economy issue's. Presentation title and synopsis Educating Blockchain and our changing mode of production The talk will hope to show how efficient blockchain as evolved due to the existence of open source projects, and that t...

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    • Brendan Dunne - Founder & Principal Consultant, Proactive Pipeline, Sales Training and Consultancy

      Brendan Dunne – Founder & Principal Consultant, Proactive Pipeline, Sales Training and Consultancy 

      Speaker Bio: Brendan Dunne has over 30 years experience selling B2B technological solutions in Ireland and overseas.  He has worked for indigenous and multinational companies in positions including; Business Development Manager, Key Account Manager and Sales Director. He currently runs his own sales training and consultancy firm Proactive Pipeline. Presentation Title: Win More Deals by Asking the Right Questions Synopsis: Increase your sales win rate by using a consultative or solution selling methodology, both of which are ques...

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    • Ruth Quinlan- Service Delivery Manager of TWi.

      Ruth Quinlan- Service Delivery Manager of TWi. 

      Ruth Quinlan works as the Service Delivery Manager with TWi. She has seventeen years of experience in information technology, working initially as a technical writer and documentation project lead before moving into development management. Ruth’s qualifications include a first-class MA in Writing from NUI Galway, a Postgraduate Diploma in Technical Communication, as well as a BA in Law and European Studies from University of Limerick.

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    • Barry O'Connor, CEO, Blue Consulting

      Barry O' Connor

      Barry O’Connor, CEO, Blue Consulting 

      A technology veteran who has worked with the biggest and the smallest. He is now focused on the the blockchain and crypto domain as this is where he sees the future. presentation title and synopsis- The Wheel of Disruption - Technology and new thinking are creating significant disruption in the way business is conducted. We have not seen change like this since the widespread adoption of the Internet in the late 90's. Will take a look at the things that are driving this change.

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    • Brian Seidman Managing Director at Seidman & Co. Limited

      Brian Seidman Managing Director at Seidman & Co. Limited 

      Speaker Bio: Highly experienced, innovative & well-networked FDI & early-stage advisor, consultant & EaaS/NED to foreign companies coming to or in Ireland and indigenous Irish early-stage & growth companies; Founder, strategist, CEO, senior executive, mentor & investor; Public and private business success spanning 25 years throughout the US and Europe.

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    • Cronan McNamara - Founder & CEO, Creme Global, Founder & Director, Predict Conference, Chair, Irish Software Association

      Cronan McNamara – Founder & CEO, Creme Global, Founder & Director, Predict Conference, Chair, Irish Software Association 

      Speaker Bio: Cronan’s passion is in applying data and predictive models to solve problems and to help people to make better decisions. His vision is a world where everyone makes better decisions, based on real data and expert models. Prior to founding Creme Global in 2005, Cronan worked in financial risk analysis and derivative option price modelling with Merrill Lynch Capital Markets Bank. Cronan then moved to Trinity College Dublin where he adapted the same mathematical methods to the food safety sector while developing the science and technology that underpins Creme G...

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    • Gordon Wade - Solicitor, KPMG Legal Services

      REPRO FREE: Thursday 18th September 2014. Photo Jason Clarke Photography

      Gordon Wade – Solicitor, KPMG Legal Services 

      Speaker Bio: Gordon is a solicitor with KPMG Legal Services. Gordon regularly advises domestic and international clients on their European-wide compliance obligations under data protection law. Gordon work closely with KPMG Risk and Consulting in assisting clients in devising data protection strategies in areas such as multi-jurisdictional data transfers, drafting privacy and data protection policies and GDPR readiness. Presentation title:          What will EU Data Protection Reform mean for Start-up Companies?  

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    • Dave Ewing-SensorPro

      Dave Ewing-SensorPro 

      Speaker Bio: Dave Ewing has been working in the marketing automation space for over 15 years with Limerick-based company Sensorpro. Global brands like IHG, WD40 and NFL trust Sensorpro for their email marketing and/or online survey requirements.

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    • Vyacheslav Ladischenski - Founder, TechSalesHookups meetup

      Vyacheslav Ladischenski – Founder, TechSalesHookups meetup 

      Speaker Bio: Vyacheslav is a Founder of TechSalesHookups meetup - a Dublin based community for sales professionals and sales leaders. He holds a master degree in computer science and has previously founded 3 tech startups and has worked for multinationals like Credit Suisse, PwC, Dell and now is full time employed as Cloud Sales Specialist at IBM. https://www.meetup.com/Tech-Sales-Hookups-Dublin/   Presentation Title: How can you build, manage and grow networking communities with less than 3 hours per week? Synopsis: ...

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    • Joan Mulvihill – Centre Director, Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4) at DCU.

      Joan Mulvihill – Centre Director, Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4) at DCU. 

      Speaker Bio: As Centre Director for the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4) at DCU, Joan Mulvihill has been at the heart of the tech community in Ireland for the past decade, having served as IIA CEO for the previous 7 years.   Working with the very best technology entrepreneurs and researchers across the spectrum of start-up and scaling indigenous business to established global operators, Joan is long-term champion of innovation and a recognised industry spokesperson.  As a driving force for the delivery of the IIA NSAI Swift10 “Adopting the Cloud” decision...

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    • Alan Hickey, Co-Founder and Commercial Director, We Bringg

      Alan Hickey, Co-Founder and Commercial Director, We Bringg 

      Alan is the Co-Founder and Commercial Director at WeBringg. Alan is a graduate from UCD in both Economics Degree and the Grad Dip in Financial Planning. As Commercial Director Alan has responsibility for driving sustainable growth for WeBringg in market both home and aboard. .

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    • John Cassidy – Global Head of Sales, Ground Labs

      John Cassidy – Global Head of Sales, Ground Labs 

      Speaker Bio: An expert in data security and technology, John has more than twenty years’ experience working at industry leading companies including Dell and isheriff who were acquired by Mimecast late last year. As global head of sales at Ground Labs, John is guiding the expanding company in the quickly developing data security software industry. Ground Labs' innovative data discovery software helps organisation to conduct risk assessments, and prepare for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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    • Nicola Byrne- Senior Vice President, Irish Exporters Association

      Nicola Byrne- Senior Vice President, Irish Exporters Association 

      Founded 11890 directory enquiries in 2006, created Cloud90 in January 2013. Cloud90 is a Data Preparation Service. Harvesting 24/7 live social media data, we touch each piece of data for cleaning and distribution through text, email and dashboard for a total business solution through every department and business unit. Delivering instantly usable analysed social media data in the right place at the right time 24/7. A global first in delivery of Ready Data. Nicola is a board member of the Ireland US Council, sits on the new Childrens Group Hospital board, board member British Irish Chamber of C...

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    • Neil McDonnell-CEO, ISME

      Neil McDonnell-CEO, ISME 

      Neil McDonnell served fifteen years in the Irish Defence Forces, leaving in 2000 with the rank of captain. After 12 years in contract logistics for Hoyer Ireland and Wincanton Ireland, he joined FTA Ireland as country general manager in October 2013, until taking up his role as CEO of ISME in October 2016. Presentation Title: Representation and Policy for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise.

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    • Dr. Sinead Keogh- Director, Irish Medtech Association, Ibec

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      Dr. Sinead Keogh- Director, Irish Medtech Association, Ibec 

      Sinead is the Director of the of Medtech and Engineering sectors in Ibec, which comprises of the recently rebranded Irish Medtech Association.  Sinead is a member of the EU National Associations Committee at Medtech Europe and sits on the advisory Board of BioInnovate Ireland. She holds a PhD and degree in Physics from DIT.

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    • Danny McCoy -CEO, Ibec

      Danny McCoy -CEO, Ibec 

      Danny McCoy is CEO of Ibec, Ireland’s largest business representative organisation. He currently leads the Irish business response to Brexit. As a strong advocate of the Irish enterprise model, he led business in a visionary campaign to restore Ireland’s international reputation abroad following the economic crisis. Prior to joining Ibec, Danny was a senior economist at both the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and the Central Bank of Ireland. He has held lecturing posts at Dublin City University, University College London, University of Oxford and Trinity College Dublin an...

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    • Alan Costello-Venture Investment Leader, NDRC.

      Alan Costello-Venture Investment Leader, NDRC. 

      Alan is a Venture Investment Leader with NDRC and works with early stage companies whose focus is on delivering with and through technology.  Special interest in convergent tech - fintech, healthtech etc and development of startup and scaling SME ecosystems. "Getting and leveraging market traction"

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    • Jim Gregg - Professional Development Consultant, Irish Computer Society.

      Jim Gregg – Professional Development Consultant, Irish Computer Society. 

      Speaker Bio: Jim is a Professional Development Consultant at the Irish Computer Society. He delivers Data Protection training and advises clients on how they can achieve and maintain compliance with Data Protection legislation. Jim is a founder member of the Association of Data Protection Officers.  

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    • Elaine Walsh – Tender Consultant

      Elaine Walsh – Tender Consultant 

      A Tender Consultant and Business Development Executive with Tenderteam.ie, Elaine Walsh narrates client bids and future business success stories. Start-ups should tender to scale up their business – Ireland spends over €9billion a year on public procurement, which may not be glitzy but it is the biggest show in town. Writing and delivering a tender is daunting, overwhelming and demanding but we can help with that. ewalsh@tenderteam.ie

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    • Susanne Carpenter,Senior Quality Consultant, CG Business Consulting.

      Susanne Carpenter,Senior Quality Consultant, CG Business Consulting. 

      Susanne holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a Degree in Business Studies from Dublin Institute of Technology and a Fellow of the Chartered Quality Institute.   With extensive experience working as a Quality Manager, Quality Engineer and in Operations Management, Susanne has been merited with many opportunities to work with large industries in the development and transition of Quality Management Systems and the deployment of continuous improvement activities.   As a Lead Auditor for ISO 9001 and a Q Mark Assessor Susanne has worked with ...

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    • Caroline Geoghegan, Managing Director, CG Business Consulting.

      Caroline Geoghegan, Managing Director, CG Business Consulting. 

      CG Business Consulting was founded in 2009 by Caroline Geoghegan. Caroline is a Chartered Quality Professional with over 16 years of experience in advisory and management roles within the construction, banking, finance, insurance and consultancy sectors.   Caroline holds a B.A. in Business Studies, a Safety, Health and Environmental Diploma, is a Certified Lead Auditor and holds a Master Trainer Certificate from the Irish Management Institute (IMI).   Caroline has significant experience in developing and delivering ISO Management Systems, she has worked with hundreds of b...

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    • Eric Robson-Data Mining and Social Computing Research Unit Manager, TSSG, WIT West Campus

      Eric Robson-Data Mining and Social Computing Research Unit Manager, TSSG, WIT West Campus 

      Eric Robson is a senior leader in the software industry with over 14 years’ experience delivering high quality innovative products in multi-national, SME and R&D environments.  Eric currently leads the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Research Lab in TSSG where where his team are published ground-breaking research and delivered world class technology to clients around the world. As the leader of an R&D division Eric has promoted a culture of continuous innovation coupled with industry grade (agile/scrum) engineering.  The research lab is currently investigating highly novel...

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    • Angelo Paolillo, Founder and CEO, Cleerup Ltd.

      Angelo Paolillo, Founder and CEO, Cleerup Ltd. 

      Following experience with web and software development, marketing and IT for business, after joining IBM, Google and LinkedIn, Angelo Paolillo has started Cleerup as a consulting, development and education digital company. His experience ranges from marketing and advertising to software development and learning, for a 360 degrees digital strategy building. Presentation title: D&D Digital and Dragons - Engaging the audience and evaluating results through digital story-marketing and gamification  

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    • Bryan McCarthy- Partner-Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Cyber and Data Protection Group.

      Bryan McCarthy- Partner-Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Cyber and Data Protection Group. 

      Speaker Bio: Bryan McCarthy leads Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Cyber and Data Protection Group, representing organisations on a broad range of data management issues including GDPR, data security breaches, data subject rights, international data transfers, employee data, due diligence in sales of corporate assets and compliance training

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    • Mark Regan- Managing Partner, Regan Solicitors

      Mark Regan- Managing Partner, Regan Solicitors 

      Presentation Title- “Intellectual Property-An Overview”

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    • Aoife Sexton, Co-founder /Director Frontier Privacy.

      Aoife Sexton, Co-founder /Director Frontier Privacy. 

      Speaker Bio: Aoife is Principal at the law firm, Tech Law Services, and more recently Co-Founder and Director at Frontier Privacy. Frontier Privacy is an innovative consultancy offering a full range of data protection services, assisting companies to become compliant with existing data protection laws as well as the upcoming GDPR. Aoife is a Certified Data Protection Practitioner (PDP) as well as certified IAPP/E.  She is a regular lecturer at the Law Society of Ireland on data protection and technology law and a regular conference speaker

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    • Matthew Bradley-Co-Founder and CEO at Flyte Technologies.

      Matthew Bradley-Co-Founder and CEO at Flyte Technologies. 

      Matthew brings an in-depth knowledge of, and passion for the future of aviation, having been exposed to flying at a young age. Matthew has also worked extensively in developing location based technical solutions for regulators, governments and private companies across the UK and Ireland.   Talk Title: Drones - Behind the Scenes of a New Era  

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    • Muireann Fitzmaurice - CEO, MarketingCoach.ie

      Muireann Fitzmaurice – CEO, MarketingCoach.ie 

      Speaker Bio:  “Engaging”, “Fun” and “Inspiring”: Muireann Fitzmaurice is an experienced Marketing trainer and speaker. She runs a vibrant marketing agency MarketingCoach.ie. She has 15 years’ experience with multinational brands and for the last 6 years has worked with small business owners to build marketing plans that grow sales. MarketingCoach.ie is a boutique agency that provides marketing services to SME’s. The agency has just launched an exciting online tool, Marketing Coach Toolkit, that creates personalised marketing action plan...

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    • Mark McEvoy, Head of Data, Dentsu Aegis Network Ireland

      Mark McEvoy, Head of Data, Dentsu Aegis Network Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Responsibilities: Mark’s is responsible for constructing a group-wide data strategy that shapes industry leading data analytics capability.  The focus will be sourcing and combining data from multiple sources to generate actionable insights that drive real business impact and deep data partnerships with our clients. Brand Experience: with Olivetti, Gateway Computers and most recently Microsoft Background: Mark is a seasoned multi-discipline professional with vast experience in marketing within the technol...

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    • Des McHugh- Information Governance & Analytics-ZL Technologies

      Des McHugh- Information Governance & Analytics-ZL Technologies 

      Speaker Bio: Des has 20 years’ experience working with technology and service providers assisting large enterprises manage their data and information governance strategies – most recently assisting organisations implement best practice information governance, managing their communications data for the purposes of information risk, compliance, ediscovery and analytics, and prior to that, in financial services implementing master data management for asset management products.    

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    • Diarmuid O’Brien, Chief Innovation and Enterprise Officer, Trinity College Dublin.

      Diarmuid O’Brien, Chief Innovation and Enterprise Officer, Trinity College Dublin. 

      Diarmuid has worked in senior research and innovation roles both the public and private sector. Previous roles include the Director of Research & Innovation and the Executive Director of CRANN at Trinity College Dublin. Prior to Trinity Diarmuid worked in leadership roles in Dublin based start-ups NTera and Deerac Fluidics and Xoliox SA based in Switzerland. Talk Title: Building an Innovation District for Dublin  

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    • Paul O'Byrne - Strategy Director, Tinderpoint

      Paul O’Byrne – Strategy Director, Tinderpoint 

      Speaker Bio: Paul is Strategy Director for Tinderpoint, a full service digital marketing agency since 2002. With extensive experience across multi-national organisations, Paul creates innovative strategies through various digital platforms that provide measurable results for clients. Presentation Title: How To Increase Your Website Traffic with These 7 Clever Tactics

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    • Cara Shields, SEO & Analytics Director, iProspect

      Cara Shields, SEO & Analytics Director, iProspect 

      Cara Shields is SEO & Analytics Director with iProspect, Ireland’s leading digital performance agency. In her role, Cara is responsible for organic visibility and performance for iProspect clients, as well as clients across the broader Denstu Aegis Network. Using data-led insights and backed by user intent research, Cara and her team build SEO and content strategies to drive quality traffic to clients’ websites. Cara also employs analytics analysis and conversion rate optimisation techniques to measure and effectively report on website visitor behaviour and optimise website performance bas...

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    • Emily O’Mahoney -Consultant , MASON HAYES & CURRAN

      Emily O’Mahoney -Consultant , MASON HAYES & CURRAN 

      Emily is a consultant on our Commercial Team. Emily has multi-jurisdictional expertise on data protection, privacy, intellectual property and media law. She regularly advises domestic and international businesses in the information technology sector on technology agreements, IP licensing and commercial contracts. Emily has in-depth knowledge of international data protection law and data transfer strategies.   Emily is also involved in the firm’s foreign direct investment (FDI) practice and advises global companies looking to do business in or through Ireland. Prior to joining Mason ...

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    • Reuben Godfrey, Founding Director, Blockchain Association of Ireland

      Reuben Godfrey, Founding Director, Blockchain Association of Ireland 

      Founding director of the Blockchain Association of Ireland, Reuben has worked in sales, business development, finance and operations roles for major multinationals and start-ups in the tech, telecoms and pharmaceutical industries globally. 

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    • Barry Rudden – Director , Sigmar Recruitment Consultants Limited

      Barry Rudden – Director , Sigmar Recruitment Consultants Limited 

      Barry has more than 17 years’ recruitment industry experience. Part of the senior management team that completed an MBO in 2009, Barry has ownership of Contract & Temporary recruitment as well as Compliance across the Sigmar group. He has also been involved at national level driving the broader employment agenda.

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    • Sharon O’Reilly- Experienced Information Security, Data Protection, Quality and ISO Management Systems Consultant and Auditor

      Sharon O’Reilly- Experienced Information Security, Data Protection, Quality and ISO Management Systems Consultant and Auditor 

      Sharon O’ Reilly is a highly experienced Information Security, Data Protection and Business Management Systems Consultant who has a verified track record of successfully leading Irish companies to implement and maintain Information Security Management Systems standards (ISO 27001) with a focus on robust Data Protection compliance within the standards requirements.

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    • Dara Keogh, CEO, GeoDirectory

      Dara Keogh, CEO, GeoDirectory 

      Dara Keogh is the CEO of the innovative technology company GeoDirectory. GeoDirectory’s address-mapping ‘geocode’ database suite is a unique tool for address management and geographic data management for Ireland. Dara has worked with a wide variety of companies, both nationally- and internationally-based, from very small to very large organisations to integrate projects across different media, with niche products within their markets and timeframes, to broader offerings that spanned all markets and timeframes. Dara’s specialties include data management & data structures, creating & dev...

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    • Lorraine Higgins -Head of Public Affairs and Communications with Retail Excellence

      Lorraine Higgins -Head of Public Affairs and Communications with Retail Excellence 

      Lorraine Higgins is Head of Public Affairs and Communications with Retail Excellence, the largest industry representative organization which supports Irish retailers to be the best they can be. Retail Excellence involves over 1650 leading retail companies who operate in the Irish market. We provide HR Advice, Market Insights, Representation, Learning and Events and eCommerce support to all of our members.   Coming from a family who are generations in retail she is also a qualified barrister and a former Senator who served in the 24th Seanad following her nomination by An ...

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    • Mark Casey – CEO Plexus

      Mark Casey – CEO Plexus 

      Blockchain enthusiast, serial entrepreneur with two decades of experience in Fintech & Infotech domains.

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    • Francis O’ Haire- Director of Technology & Strategy , DataSolutions.

      Francis O’ Haire- Director of Technology & Strategy , DataSolutions. 

      Francis is Director of Technology & Strategy at DataSolutions, a specialist distributor of disruptive new technologies in the UK and Irish markets. As one of DataSolutions founders, Francis has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry with extensive knowledge of topics including security, virtualisation, cloud, and data communications.

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    • Liam Chambers, Strategy Manager ,IBM Research

      Liam Chambers, Strategy Manager ,IBM Research 

      Liam Chambers is a Strategy Manager at IBM Research in Dublin. IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research organizations. With a history of sustained investment in basic research and core science. IBM Research collaborate across disciplines and partner with clients to address some of the world’s biggest challenges. IBM researchers are working with clients, governments and academics to design and develop Blockchain solutions that create trust and remove frictions that inhibit business, building networks to simplify and secure all types of digital transacti...

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    • exhibitor - Dr.Paul Ennis-Quinn Business School, UCD

      Dr.Paul Ennis-Quinn Business School, UCD 

      My current research interests are related to Bitcoin, blockchain technology and how consensus is built in the communities surrounding these technologies. I also take an interest in 'alternative,' 'deviant' or 'outsider' organisations and specifically in their digital form (e.g. cybercriminals, dark net markets). In the past I have worked on the contemporary philosophical movement known as speculative realism. I was previously Research Fellow at the School of Business, Trinity College Dublin and also a lecturer on the Art in the Contemporary World course at the National College of Art and De...

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    • Simon Cocking-Editor,Irish Tech News

      Simon Cocking-Editor,Irish Tech News 

      Since setting up in Dublin, I have started three companies, two coops and a national sporting organisation. Over this time I have project managed numerous projects and products. I recently managed the creation of a digital product (an educational app “classpic”, on Google play store https://play.google.com/store/search?q=classpic&hl=en ). We localised this app to meet Irish & UK market specifications, from an existing Spanish web based system. Also part of Dublin Growth Hackers, managing PR, blogging and reviews of innovative digital marketers, including recently Hailo and Micks ...

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    • Denis Parfenov-Co-founder and CEO, Kubrik Engineering

      Denis Parfenov-Co-founder and CEO, Kubrik Engineering 

      Experienced consultant with a strong academic background and an in-depth understanding and knowledge of open data and open government solutions. I am passionate about empowering evidence-based decision-making through open knowledge and development of public data infrastructures driven by open-source technologies. I am a motivated self-starter who enjoys generating ideas and making them a reality.

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    • Anil Nayak-Principal Consultan,Wipro FS Industry Advisory Group

      Anil Nayak-Principal Consultan,Wipro FS Industry Advisory Group 

      Anil has 10 years of experience in IT Services Industry. He has managed various Treasury implementation projects. Anil is currently involved in upcoming technologies, being a member of Wipro Blockchain practice and council. He has expertise in designing and conceptualizing use-cases in Blockchain for Capital Market and Payments. He is also a Member of Blockchain Association of Ireland.   Anil is currently working on a PoC to do MIFID 2 regulatory reporting using Blockchain as infrastructure for one of the pillar Irish Bank

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    • exhibitor - Elliot Hedman-Chief Operating Officer	BitLand Global (US)

      Elliot Hedman-Chief Operating Officer BitLand Global (US) 

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    • Grant Leech- Project Manager at Mabu IoT Security

      Grant Leech- Project Manager at Mabu IoT Security 

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    • exhibitor - Conor Ryan-Team Lead of Operations Department & Partner Engineering MIRACL

      Conor Ryan-Team Lead of Operations Department & Partner Engineering MIRACL 

      I am a passionate and committed technologist with over two decades of experience in Software and Cloud Infrastructure Development, Systems Integration, Financial Services, E-Commerce and Business Development. I specialise in Transaction, Financial & E-Commerce technology. I am experienced in platform infrastructure, agile software engineering, production change management (MVP, System Design and Implementation, bug fixes, new features, migrations, upgrades, deployments, compliance, anti money laundering, fraud detection, etc). I am a very experienced operations engineer and full s...

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    • Jake MccGwire-CEO, TicketChain

      Jake MccGwire-CEO, TicketChain 

      Final year Economics Student. I focus on the business applications of disruptive technologies, specifically AI &Blockchain.

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    • Jorge Alvarado-Cybersecurity Architect, ELCA Informatique SA

      Jorge Alvarado-Cybersecurity Architect, ELCA Informatique SA 

      Responsible for architecture, design and implementation of enterprise cloud and blockchain applications .

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    • Jim Urell, CEO, Property Button.

      Jim Urell, CEO, Property Button. 

      Fun loving & driven tech entrepreneur Presentation title: PropTech: Makin' money and keepin' it simple with Property Button!  

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    • Eoin Lambkin- Co-Founder, Circular Data Solutions Ltd.

      Eoin Lambkin- Co-Founder, Circular Data Solutions Ltd. 

      Co-Founder of Circular Data Solutions Ltd provider of data destruction equipment and services. Based out of Catalyst Inc (formally known as Northern Ireland Science Park in Belfast) Eoin has had a long career in technology start-up companies including mobile wireless communications and internet security solutions. Currently holds the position of Entrepreneur in Residence supporting the Connect Programme at Catalyst Inc. Title: Chain of custody for ‘end of life data’ your responsibility  

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    • Brendan Kelly- Managing Director, Financial Planner

      Brendan Kelly- Managing Director, Financial Planner 

      Brendan Kelly is the Managing Director of Financial Planner (financialplanner.ie). He has extensive experience in this sector, having worked as a financial advisor and investment advisor specialising in creating wealth for business owners. His  previous roles have been in management positions in the banking sector. Since leaving over several years ago, has set up his own successful financial advisory firm since 2000. Brendan has extensive knowledge and experience in lending, investments, pension and insurance planning. As a business owner himself, he understands the needs of the SME and has...

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    • Peter Brown- Interim Director, Irish Research Council

      Peter Brown- Interim Director, Irish Research Council 

      Peter is currently the Interim Director of the Irish Research Council. The Council is an associated agency of the Department of Education and Skills and is charged with funding excellent research across all disciplines, enabling a vibrant research community and the development of diverse expertise. He joined the Council as Deputy Director in early 2015. Prior to this he held a number of different positions in the Higher Education Authority going back to 2003. In addition to research, his work in higher education has spanned access and widening participation, skills and labour market activation...

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    • Geraldine Gibson-CEO, AQMetrics

      Geraldine Gibson-CEO, AQMetrics 

      Geraldine Gibson is the CEO of AQMetrics. In 2012, Geraldine left her then role as Head of Professional Services at BAE Systems and founded AQMetrics. Geraldine is a computer scientist with a MBA from the Michael Smurfit School of Business, Dublin.

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    • Gerard Meaney-CEO & thought leader, Dandelion Innovation.

      Gerard Meaney-CEO & thought leader, Dandelion Innovation. 

      Gerard Meaney is the founder of Dandelion, a successful design and management consultancy, specialising in sustainability projects and policies across a number of sectors including customer information, energy management and data protection. Gerard also provides business innovation coaching on behalf of the European Commission H2020 programme. Gerard is a GDPR ambassador and member of Ireland’s GDPR coalition.

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    • Pascal Derrien-Leadership, Managing Complexity, Governance, Change Management, Coaching & Mentoring, Directorships, Irish Executives Network

      Pascal Derrien-Leadership, Managing Complexity, Governance, Change Management, Coaching & Mentoring, Directorships, Irish Executives Network 

      I am recognised as a high energy team builder with proven leadership competencies. I step-up, take control of challenges and opportunities and make things happen. As a senior manager & leader, I have a successful track record in implementation and change management. How others value my contribution: ….’absolutely open, honest and respectful. Especially in a multi-cultural environment, he understands and appreciates different approach and working style and treats everyone accordingly. Diversity and inclusion are not just a buzzword for him, he actually lives it…. …..he promoted ...

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    • Gareth Davies- Data Protection Officer , Kerry Group

      Gareth Davies- Data Protection Officer , Kerry Group 

      I have specialized in Data Protection for over a decade and have worked within or consulted in industries including, Telecommunications, Social Media, Transportation and Taste & Nutrition. In that time I have liaised regularly with the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, seen new legislation introduced and contributed to cross industry working groups to lobby and publish guidance papers.   I am currently the Data Protection Officer for the Kerry Group, responsible for compliance across the Group, worldwide.

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    • Ruaidhri Mag Fhloinn -Digital Marketing Manager, TVadSync

      Ruaidhri Mag Fhloinn -Digital Marketing Manager, TVadSync 

      Ruaidhri is the Digital Marketing Manager at TVadSync. After a number of years working in digital marketing and client-services for one of the world's leading marketing agencies, Ruaidhri spotted an exciting opportunity to move into the wonderland of TV data and omnichannel marketing with TVadSync

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    • Pat Moran- Head of Cybercrime & IT Forensics, PwC Dublin

      Pat Moran- Head of Cybercrime & IT Forensics, PwC Dublin 

      I am partner in PwC Dublin with responsibility for Cybercrime and IT Forensics. I have worked for over 25 years in Ireland, across Europe and Asia Pacific performing cybercrime projects, information security assessments, IT forensics and fraud investigations. Throughout my career, I have experience of working with a broad range of clients from financial services, utilities and communication sectors. I have a BSc in Computer Science from Trinity College. I am a qualified Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and am a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

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    • Marc Wesselink- Managing Partner, Startupbootcamp.

      Marc Wesselink- Managing Partner, Startupbootcamp. 

      Speaker Bio: Managing Partner @Startupbootcamp: serial Entrepreneur who started 12 companies in FMCG, Home Electronics, Healthcare, E-Commerce, HR, and Finance, B2B & B2C. Failed 4 times. Because of this experience, he has an in-depth knowledge in many fields which can help entrepreneurs maintain a 360-degree view of their business. He is a motivator, business coach, and critical optimist. With his skills and experience, he is currently in charge of selecting Startups for the Accelerator programs in Amsterdam and helping the 104 alumni from Startupbootcamp Amsterdam wit...

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    • Barry Young –  Senior Compliance and Privacy Specialist, CISSP  Riot Games

      Barry Young – Senior Compliance and Privacy Specialist, CISSP Riot Games 

      Speaker Bio: I’ve worked in the IT Industry for 16 Years. Prior to joining Riot Games, I worked in Government where typically,I wore many hats, but primarily focused on Security,Telecoms and Vendor management. As my role in Riot Games requires me to liaise with all disciplines, having both an understanding of Government Compliance and a technical background, has proven massively beneficial, especially when discussing such topics as privacy by design and raising awareness on GDPR requirements.

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    • Shirley Finnerty -Windows and Devices Business Group Lead, Microsoft Ireland.

      Shirley Finnerty -Windows and Devices Business Group Lead, Microsoft Ireland. 

      Speaker Bio: Shirley Finnerty is the Windows and Devices Business Group Lead in Microsoft Ireland. With a 25 year career in Telecoms and IT, she has experienced the evolution of mobility and productivity in the workplace. She is focused on IT security and how it can support Organisations in their GDPR journey to enable Digital Transformation.

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    • Dr. John Dismore-Assistant Professor in Digital Integrated Care and the Health Innovation Lead/Deputy Director of the Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI) at Trinity College Dublin.

      Dr. John Dismore-Assistant Professor in Digital Integrated Care and the Health Innovation Lead/Deputy Director of the Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI) at Trinity College Dublin. 

      Dr. John Dinsmore is an Assistant Professor in Digital Integrated Care and the Health Innovation Lead/Deputy Director of the Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI) at Trinity College Dublin. His role involves building and leading teams to research and develop (R&D) technologies, services and practices in a wide range of healthcare areas

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    • Stan Nazarenk- Co-Founder & CEO, PipRate

      Stan Nazarenk- Co-Founder & CEO, PipRate 

      Stan Nazarenko, CFA is the co-founder and CEO of PipRate; a Dublin based company that builds permanent digital footprints of real world objects as an enabling platform for a wide range of applications from on-demand insurance and IoT data markets to recycling and green economy. Stan is a technology leader with 20 years experience in the areas of reinsurance, quantitative finance & risk management. He is also a member of Open Knowledge Ireland, a local non-profit organisation which uses advocacy, technology and training to unlock data and enable people to create, manage and share knowledge....

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    • Alex Bausch, Entrepreneur.

      Alex Bausch, Entrepreneur. 

      Alex is a seasoned entrepreneur with broad experience in all aspects of international business development. He is experienced in the mobile and security industry, with a proven track record in building successful high growth companies that won many awards. Alex is a firm believer in business ecosystems which aim to inspire and facilitate co-innovation among its members. He has published and presented on Mobile Platform as a Service and Mobile Identity Security.  Alex is an advocate on Blockchain, which is considered foundational technology that will impact our everyday lives. It will change...

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    • Jason Fleming-Head of Shipping and Tracking Solution UK & ROI,Pitney Bowes Ltd.

      Jason Fleming-Head of Shipping and Tracking Solution UK & ROI,Pitney Bowes Ltd. 

      Head of Shipping and Tracking Solution for the UK and ROI. Supporting clients in the Private and Public sectors along with Higher Education, with their transformation from physical to digital processes, advisory role to many organisations throughout the UK on work flow optimisations and improving operational efficiencies, standardisations of workflows across multiple locations.  

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    • Balazs Vajna- Consulting Manager at Idiro Analytics.

      Balazs Vajna- Consulting Manager at Idiro Analytics. 

      Manages a team of data analysts and data scientists at one of Idiro's clients. Nine years' experience in multivariate statistics, data science and data engineering with broad experience across the entire data/analytics lifecycle, with various types of data. Holds a Ph.D. degree and has worked in technology and consulting companies. Currently working in the banking sector.  

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