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Ireland’s Largest Business & Technology Event







Industry 4.0



office FINANCE the


expo 2018



An Industry of Substance

Growing Your Business Online CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION


Sponsor Profile

RDS, DUBLIN - 30th May 2018

The rise of the Digital Workplace

As new tools and services transform the traditional workplace into a digital one, the scene is set for what many commentators are calling a fourth industrial revolution. Treasa Doran, Head of Small Business in Vodafone talks to us about how this impacts Irish SMEs and how these companies can use new technology and communications systems to flourish in this new industrial age. What trends are you seeing in the small business landscape/market? “Technology uptake by businesses in Ireland has facilitated a profound shift across all industries and changed the commercial landscape beyond recognition in recent years. New business models have emerged causing a digital disruption that has reshaped production, consumption, transportation and delivery systems. Smartphones, tablets, Wi-Fi devices are all being deployed by staff that are working remotely, whether in sales

or deliveries or working from home. Embracing technology has also been an important enabler to SMEs for activities such as; digital marketing, order processing and customer services. We’re moving towards a single technology ecosystem where 20 billion devices will be connected by 2020. This connectivity is changing working patterns. The digital workplace is the next major evolution in the way we work, fuelled by these broad changes in technology, but also workforce preferences, habits and demographics.

I believe that nurturing and facilitating a digital workplace is the next frontier for SMEs. Some have implemented this already and have created a digital or smart workplace that is the virtual equivalent of the physical workplace. The wider uptake of a digital workplace is a major opportunity for many SMEs across different industries. It requires strong planning and management due to its fundamental role in people’s productivity, engagement and working health but the benefits include improved business operations and employee and customer experiences.”

Sponsor Profile How can digital workplaces benefit SMEs? “While technology adoption by SMEs has the clear benefit of improving everyday processes, it is also critical to attracting and retaining talent, keeping employees engaged and productive, fostering a culture of innovation and staying ahead of competitors – many of whom were born digital. In my view, a key driver for SMEs to integrate digital practices is better operational agility. With the help of a more connected workforce, you can make better decisions faster and the cloud gives you this flexibility to scale digital resources up and down, as you see fit. Moreover, managed services take the effort out of maintaining and administering technology – so you can focus on more important things like building your customer base. At Vodafone, we believe the digital workplace brings benefits to three key areas of business. Firstly, by making your business operations more flexible, resilient and secure, you can respond quickly to changing market conditions and communication needs to take advantage of new opportunities. Secondly, by enabling employees to work cost effectively and securely, how, when and where they need to, your business can be more productive and get to market faster. Thirdly, by giving your customers the freedom to interact with you in the ways they want, and indeed expect in this changing market, you can build a stronger, more personal relationships. The result is a flexible, agile, and responsive organisation that is ready for anything. So when enabled by productivityboosting technology and seamless communications structures, SMEs – no matter where they are based or what industry they are in – can become digital workplaces and embrace the values it supports. It’s important to point out that the adoption of a digital

workplace doesn’t come without its challenges. Empowering employees to work anywhere requires a robust network and device security but it will help you retain the best talent and deliver more agile and responsive services. You will need to be flexible and it’s vital that you stay on top of the latest technologies to reap the benefits.” Have you seen any examples of businesses/customers embracing technology and change? “From a small business point of view, I really admire the vast array of companies that have set up and operate from our Gigabit hubs. The Gigabit Hub Initiative was launched in early 2017 by SIRO and Vodafone, who partnered on this unique initiative, which has the ambitious aim of connecting community and enterprise centres in 15 towns nationwide with free 1 Gigabit broadband. One year on from its launch, the initiative has supported business and enterprise hubs to attract new companies and encourage people to relocate to communities and towns around the country. The six hubs that have received super-fast gigabit broadband to date have expanded with 29 new companies moving to their premises, with an additional 80 people on site. The hubs are now planning further expansion, with an extra 200 jobs targeted over the next three years.

The Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen is just one of Vodafone’s Gigabit hubs from which Irish SMEs operate from.

Another example is one of our business customers, who are an established Irish SME, providing marketleading fire-fighting products and services for the past 20 years. They are constantly evolving and adapting to market trends and customer needs and believe that technology is a key enabler for them being ready for the future. They have partnered with us on our Unified Communications solution, One Net Business, which has transformed the way they work – by allowing staff to collaborate more efficiently when out of the office and ensuring always-on responsiveness to customers.” What role is Vodafone playing in creating digital workplaces? “No two digital workplaces are the same, but in a typical small business multiple tools and solutions come together to create a workplace with similar characteristics. Unified communications and collaboration tools provide a simple platform for the kind of anywhere, anytime teamwork that helps to drive innovation. We understand that to make the digital workplace a reality, businesses are searching for communication service providers that offer them reliable connectivity and cloud-based services. Access to data is also vital and Vodafone has built a portfolio of solutions to allow you stay connected to one another, to customers and to data, regardless of location. For example, our One Net Suite of Unified Communications solutions offers SMEs a cost effective way of combining all of their communications tools into one solution hosted on the cloud, here in Ireland.”

To find out how you can improve your business practices and become a Digital Workplace, visit the Vodafone Business Team on Stand H6 in the main hall.

TechConnect Live Main Stage Moderator - Jessica Kelly - Newstalk Presenter Times Name 9.35- 9.40 9.40 - 10.00 Csaba Kiss Kallo - Head of Product Portfolio ,Vodafone

Topic Opening remarks Becoming a Digital Workplace

10.00 - 10.20 Ciaran Quilty,Vice President EMEA SMB.Facebook

Connecting for Growth

10.20 - 10.40 Lucinda Kelly, Founder -Popertee

My Top 10 Tips from the Trenches Fintech and The future of Digital Accounts and Payments.

10.40 -11.00 Colm Lyon-

Jess Kelly -Panel Discussion - Ken Finnegan Director of Technology and Innovation,Harbour Innovation Centre, The future of connectivity - changing the 11.00- 11-30 Claire Penny business models Global Industry Leader IBM Watson Internet of Things Coffee Break & Networking 11.30  -11.50 11.50-12.10 Fergal Nestor- Commercial Director Just Eat  Using data in the future of food delivery 12.10- 12.30 Liam Ryan , Managing Director SAP SAP, changing perceptions in Ireland 12.30-12.50  Vanessa Tierney -Co-Found, Abodoo Smart Working - Opening up new talent pools’ Ken Finnegan- Director of Technology and The Crimes we commit when working alone. 12.50-1.10 Innovation,Harbour Innovation Centre Lunch Break & Networking 1.10-2.00 2.00 - 2.20 Niamh Bushnell,Founder & CEO Tech Ireland Discovering and Connecting with Irish Innovation. Adam Grennan - Cisco Director of Systems Engineering 2.20 - 2.40 for the UK and Ireland & Howard Roberts, Chief Innovation at Cisco, the New Era of Networking Technology Officer ,Arkphire 2.40- 3.00 Connor Cantwell -Partner , Cosimo Ventures  Blockchain and the Evolution of VC Coffee Break & Networking 3.00-3.20  Niall Shanley- In-House Counsel - Telefónica Open Future_ (UK) & Wayra UK Limited  Amelia Kelly, Director Speech Technologies ,Soapbox 3.40 - 4.00 Labs Ivan Kelly,Global Supply Chain & Innovation Program 4.00 -4. 20 Manager HP Barbara Skerritt, Director, Product Innovation 4.20 -4.40 ,Information Technology 3.20 - 3.40

Being Investor Ready (What Investors Want to See) The future of children's voice technology Fostering Technology ICON & ICHOM – GLobal Outcomes Benchmarking (GLOBE)

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IOT Industry 4.0 Stage Moderator - Dr. Nikos Minas , Maclachlan & Donaldson Times Name


9.55-10.00 Dr. Nikos Minas , Maclachlan & Donaldson

Opening remarks

The Internet of Things can be a mind field to navigate. What’s the right connectivity for me Smarter than smart. Cognitive buildings that can Claire Penny- Global Industry Leader - Cognitive IOT for 10.20 - 10.40 Buildings, IBM Watson Internet of Things think for themselves? 10.40 -11.00 Stephen Fitzpatrick, VP of IOT ,Adaptive Mobile IoT Connectivity Disrupted Coffee Break & Networking 11.-00 - 11.30 Paula Corcoran - Product Manager - IoT & Mobility  11.30-11.50 How To Grow And Scale Your IoT Vision Solutions, Vodafone Ireland & Andrew Saul,Asavie Niall Brady ,Senior Research Engineer (Energy Refrigeration Use Case : How the IoT is 11.50 - 12.10 Analytics and IoT Specialist),IBM Transforming the Retail Industry Share IoT data with Blockchain network (Trade, 12.10 - 12.30 Anil Nayak, Principal Consultant at Wipro Power, Finance and Smart City) IoT & Industry 4.0 – how to protect your 12.30 - 12.50 Dr. Nikos Minas , Maclachlan & Donaldson innovations in the era of automation Lunch Break & Networking 1.00-2.00 10.00-10.20

Mark Bannon, CEO of VT

2.00 - 2.20 Dr. Matteo Zallio ,CEO Déan Design Lab

User Experience Design in the era of Internet of Things IoT Realising its full potential with Enterprise Context

Dr. James Crawford Director & Technical Expert, SAP IoT Accelerator. Chris Johnson - Solutions Architect ,Amazom Web The best 40 euro I ever spent!” 2.40- 3.00 Services Coffee Break & Networking 3.00-3.30 3.30 - 3.50 Ciaran Walsh -Founder of Dog Internet of Things Dogs and the Internet of Things Cihan Baykal - Life and Executive Coach, Business A journey from Industry & Leadership 4.0 to 3.50 - 4.10 Mentor, Baykal Coaching Industry & Leadership 5.0 Using the IoT to create an incredible experience 4.10-4.30 Bruno Diniz, Chief Technology Officer ,Incube for a restaurant. Dr. Nikos Minas , Maclachlan & Donaldson Closing remarks 2.20 - 2.40

IOT Industry 4.0

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National Sales and Marketing Summit Stage Moderator - Simon Palmer ,Head of Marketing & Communication RTE Pulse Times Name 9.35- 9.40 9.40 -10.00 10.00 - 10.20


Simon Palmer ,Head of Marketing & Communication Opening remarks RTE Pulse Gordon O’Neill, CEO, How to boost sales with smart technology Ken Nugent, Group Client Sales Manager, RTE STOP, LOOK and LISTEN - Perspective in Media   Andrew Bradley. Director, Bradley Brand & Design Why Brands Matter: guide to defining your brand Marie Davis , Head of Sales & Marketing -Google Marketing in the Age of Assistance Coffee Break & Networking

10.20 - 10.40 10.40 -11.00 11.-00 - 11.30 11.30-11.50 Jeff Moran, European Skills Laeader, IBM Iliyana Stareva, Head Global Partner Program , 11.50 - 12.10 HubSpot 12.10 - 12.30 John Madigan ,Head of Marketing & Research at SBCI

SALES WARS: The death of the field seller ? Making Inbound PR Happen

Financing SME Growth Lining up the ‘3 voices’ to deliver a great 12.30 - 12.50 Jan Richards ,Head of Insights & Planning, DAA passenger experience’ Lunch Break & Networking 1.00-2.00 The Sales-Force Within; Your Greatest Untapped 1.40 -2.00 Dermot Walsh , VP Sales & Marketing Each and Other Asset 2.00 - 2.20 Cillian Fennel - Director ,Still water Communication Selling with story Conor Kavanagh , Journalist and former RTE Radio Tell me all you know 2.20 - 2.40 Producer Geraldine Moloney - SME Customer Strategy at Electric Energy Insights through Data 2.40- 3.00 Ireland Coffee Break & Networking 3.00-3.30 Overcoming the Imagination Gap: Using Storytelling

3.30 - 3.50 Daragh O'Byrne , VP Marketing Nucleus Software Neil McKenna & Stephen Bradshaw, KICK Advertising & Design 4.10-4.30 Andrew Dobbin- The Business Mindset Simon Palmer ,Head of Marketing & Communication 4.35-4.40 RTE Pulse

3.50 - 4.10

Does digital work

Closing remarks


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GDPR Stage Moderator - Ken O’Connor -VP of DAMA Times Name 9.35-9.40 9.40- 10.00 10.00-10.20

10.20 -10.40 10.40 -11.00 11.00 -11.30


Hiscox Opening remarks Terry Halpin ,Solutions Consultant Vodafone Mobility, Security & GDPR Dania Rifaat ,Specialty Claims Manager.-Hiscox Cyber: the threat close to home Insurance Dr John Ghent,CEO ,Sytorus How to Get Data Protection Right Paul O’Brien,Founder CalQrisk  GDPR five days in.. Coffee Break & Networking

11.30-11.50 Brendan Dowling- CEO ,Consumer Data Protection

You all hear about the GDPR problem but what is the solution Truths, Lies and Opportunities - GDPR deconstructed

Jason Burns-IBM Analytics Architect and GDPR Leader (Ireland) Rachel Gallagher - Manager in Risk Advisory 12.10 - 12.30 Accountability: The New Dawn for Data Protection -Deloitte’s Data Privacy Team Sharon O'Relly ,GDPR Specialist and Consultant at IT How ISO 27001 can assist with your GDPR 12.30 -12.50 Governance compliance” Lunch Break & Networking 1.00-2.00 Donna Creaven -Governance, Compliance & Risk Balancing GDPR and Public Service Delivery 2.00-2.20 Manager, Public Sector, SUSI Obligations Hillary Lemass- Data Protection & Compliance From DNA to Data 2.20-2.40 Manager Genomics Medicine Ireland The Data Value Map for GDPR - How to extract 2.40-3.00 Ken O'Connor -VP of DAMA  business value from your GDPR preparations Coffee Break & Networking 3.00-3.30 11.50-12.10

3.30 - 3.50 Rigel Discala Digital architect,Wipro 3.50 - 4.10 Anne Quinn , Clear Stream 4.10- 4.30

Hugh Jones, Co Founder , Sytorus



Blockchain and the GDPR 3rd Party Risk Management - GDPR Defending the Brand: Managing a Data Breach under the GDPR Closing remarks



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Grow SME Stage Moderator - Alec Drew- SME Business Coach Times Name


9.35- 9.40 Alec Drew- SME Business Coach

Opening remarks How not to kill your Startup

9.40-10.00 Dermot Casey,Venture Leader ,NDRC Joe Healy,Divisional Manager, High Potential Start-up Unit, 10.00-10.20 Scaling Your Business internationally Enterprise Ireland. 10.20-10.40 Eoin Christian ,Managing Director GRENKE Smart Finance for Smart Businesses’ 10.40-11.00 John Madigan ,Head of Marketing & Research at SBCI Innovative Funding for SMEs Panel Discussion - Moderator ,Bobby Kerr - Panellist - Richard Phelan,Founder Dynamic Events,Eddy 11.00-11.45 O’Shaughnessy Chairman of Charleville Community Sports Complex & Stephen Cairns ,Founder Innov8 Office Interiors Coffee Break & Networking 11.-45 - 12.00 12.00-12.20 Alec Drew- SME Business Coach Common sense gross profits 12.20- 12-40 Cian McDonagh, Digital Marketing Manager, Three Ireland, Making it Count in the Attention Economy 12.40- 1.00 Andrea Linehan GRID Finance ,Commercial Director SME Funding Lunch Break & Networking 1.00- 1.40 Funding for Tech Companies – Challenges & 1.40-2.00 Mark Harris, Head of Technology, Media & Telecoms How to prepare 2.00- 2.20 Helen Quinn-Executive, Small Firms Associations GDPR and the human element Barry Maye , Commercial Planning and Performance Don’t Press for Service 2.20- 2.40 Manager - Virgin Media Funding your start up - How to access 2.40-3.00 Ian Lucey- Director Lucey Fund investment, government support & Debt Facilities Coffee Break & Networking 3.00-3.20 3.20-3.40 Jennifer Appleton - Operations Director ,ISO 3.40- 4.00 Aidan Magner,Managing Director Simple Supply Solutions 4.00-4. 20 Ronan Leehane -Director ,We Can Save You Money 4.20 - 4.40 Per Frennbro - CEO/Founder, FRENNS 4.40-4.45 Alec Drew- SME Business Coach

Protecting your Business Information Growth Hacking through Global SCM partnerships We Can Save You Money How SMEs can utilise technology to collaborate and overcome the challenges of financing growth. Closing remarks



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IT, Data & Software Stage Moderator - Pedro Martin - Information Security Consultant,EMEA , LogMeIn Times Name


Pedro Martin - Information Security Consultant,EMEA , LogMeIn 9.40 -10.00 Joe Keating ,CEO Glantus 9.35 - 9.40

10.00 - 10.20

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

Opening remarks

Data is Simple. "Transforming IT for the Resilient enterprise

Retain or Return –Are tech women the answer to our skills shortage? Brian Martin, Head of Strategy and Planning, eir Information Technology is core to all modern 10.40 -11.00 Business, Ireland strategy development – hype or reality? Coffee Break & Networking 11.-00 - 11.30 11.30-11.50 Chris Donnelly - IT Director ,BWG Foods Bringing the best of B2C to the world of B2B” 11.50 - 12.10 Geraldine Moloney - Electric Ireland Energy Insights through Data 12.10 - 12.30 Terry Halpin -Solutions Consultant ,Vodafone Mobility, Security & GDPR Marie McCarthy ,Senior Director Product Innovation , 12.30 - 12.50 ICONplc Lunch Break & Networking 1.00-2.00 10.20 - 10.40 Marie Hunt- Skillsnet

Krithika Ramanarayanan,Data Insights Manager, Davy 2.20 - 2.40 Steven Peake, Systems Engineer, Barracuda Networks 2.00 - 2.20

2.40- 3.00 Pat Larkin, CEO, Ward Solutions 3.00-3.30

The Evolution of Email Threats Security transformation underpinning your digital transformation Coffee Break & Networking

Pedro Martins - Information Security Consultant,EMEA , LogMeIn 3.50 - 4.10 Allesandro Prest,CEO Logo Grab Om Tandon , User Experience Director, DIGIT Games 4.10-4.30 Studio Pedro Martin - Information Security Consultant,EMEA 4:30 -4.50 , LogMeIn 3.30 - 3.50

Customer Journey Analytics

Passwords and People From cave paintings to Emojis Empowering UX : How it elevates Business & Design Closing remarks

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Grow Your Business Online Stage Moderator - Richard Forde Consultant at Beachhut PR Times Name


9.30-10.00 Paul Dunne- Head of Sales & Partner Channels ,Elavon 10.00-10.20 Paul Dunne- Head of Sales & Partner Channels ,Elavon

Opening remarks 4 Steps to better selling on-line

Driving increased efficiency in local government through the use of web based technology 10.20-10.40 Thomas Giliigan , Director Mayo County Council to enhance citizen engagement and greater customer satisfaction Accelerate Ireland’s digital ambition – a 10.40-11.00 Erik O Donovan, Head of Digital Economy Policy, Ibec manifesto for making Ireland a global digital leader Coffee Break & Networking 11.-00 - 11.30 "Challenger-brand-building hacks any business 11.30-11.50 Ross O Mullane ,Marketing Manager ,Energia can use. 11.50 - 12.10 David Campbell ,Retail Excellence  Becoming Digitally Savvy How to Turn Data Into Actionable Insights for Your 12.10 - 12.30 Ayse Guvencer, Head of Digital & Strategy ,Starcom Business 12.30 - 12.50 "Cathy McGovern ,Sales & Marketing Director ,Inspiron  “B2B Digital Marketing – Drive Sales Leads” Lunch Break & Networking 1.00-1.40 Clyde Genie – Brand & Digital Consultant, Bradley Brand & Design Naomh McElhatton ,Director of Digital Education 2.00 - 2.20 -Smart NI Niall Bodkin ,Founder and Chairman ,eCommerce 2.20 - 2.40 Association of Ireland 2.40- 3.00 David Cashman ,Commercial Director Zevas Paul Dunne- Head of Sales & Partner Channels ,Elavon 1.40-2.00

Why human experiences matter in a digital world Changing the Cultural Mindset in Digital Transformation Best practice in E-Commerce Closing remarks

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Blockchain Stage Moderator - Anthony Day COO of the Deloitte EMEA Blockchain lab Times Name


9.35 - 9.40

Anthony Day COO of the Deloitte EMEA Blockchain lab

Opening remarks

9.40- 10.00

Anthony Day COO of the Deloitte EMEA Blockchain lab

Why business leaders need to be thinking about Blockchain – Strategies for creating new business value

10.00 - 10.20 Tim Hennessy , DasCoin / Newleaders

A Better Way – An Introduction to DasNet

10.20 - 10.40

Liam Chambers - Strategy Manager at IBM Research

“Permissioned blockchain: where, why and how”

10.40 -11.00

Philip Kenlin –AIB Research & Innovation Innovation Hub, Bankcentre

Will distributed ledgers change banking?

Coffee Break & Networking

11.-00 - 11.30

Food and Supply Chain Traceability using Blockchain

11.20-11.40 Johannes Ahlmann, CTO, 11.50 - 12.10

Sebastian Carru-Watson and Cloud Platform Business Development,IBM

12.10 Rohit Thakral -CEO Target Integration 12..30

How Blockchain based Smart Contracts can Reduce Queues of Trucks

12.30- 12.50 James Borley - Director at fscom, Ireland & UK

Regulating crypto: Be careful what you wish for

Lunch Break & Networking

1.00-2.00 1.40-2.00

All Blockchain Everything: The Adtech Case

Brendan Guildea ,Barrister & Intellectual Property Law Lecturer

Legal regulation of cryptocurrencies: the past, present and future

2.00 - 2.20 Anil Nayak -Principal Consultant - Wipro

Share IoT data with Blockchain network (Trade, Power, Finance and Smart City)

2.20- 2.40 Jamie McCormack,Founder Bitcoin Marketing

Stories from the ICO FrontLine -Establishing Trust in your Team

Coffee Break & Networking

3.00-3.30 3.30 - 3.50 PJ Fitzpatrick ,Business Coach

Explanation of the bitcoin trust model

3.50 - 4.10 David Boles-Chief Process Officer,LivingOffset 4.10- 4.15

Anthony Day COO of the Deloitte EMEA Blockchain lab

Closing remarks

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Mobile Technology Stage Moderator - Dermot Daly, CEO and Founder, Tapadoo, Ireland Times Name


9.35 - 9.40 Dermot Daly, CEO and Founder, Tapadoo, Ireland

Opening remarks

9.40-10.00 Ronan Whelan ,Commercial Director Siro

The Forces Shaping Irelands Digital Transformation

10.00 - 10.20

Beatriz botão alves ,Applications & Digital Customer Interaction Analyst,Jerónimo Martins

10.20 - 10.40 Terry Halpin -Solutions Consultant,Vodafone  10.40-11.00

Beatriz Botão Alves, Applications & Digital Customer Interaction Analyst,Jerónimo Martins

A New User for iEra Devices

Mobility, Security & GDPR A New User for iEra Devices

Coffee Break & Networking

11.00 - 11.30 11.30-12.00

Eoin Johnston Chief Technical Architect at Arkphire

Apple at Work

12.00 - 12.30

Adam Grennan, Director of Systems Engineering for the UK and Ireland , Cisco

Cisco & Apple, Why and Where to Next

12.30- 1.00 Howard Roberts,Chief Technology Officer ,Arkphire

Lunch Break & Networking

1.00-2.00 2.00 - 2.20

Apple and Cisco

Shirley Finnerty, Business Group Lead ,Microsoft Ireland

The Challenges of enabling a secure & productive mobile workforce

2.20 - 2.40 Stephen Mulliagan, three

In today’s ultra-connected world, the modern enterprise needs to keep their workers connected to stay ahead of the game

2.40- 3.00 Dermot Daly, CEO and Founder, Tapadoo, Ireland.

Real World Business Benefits of Mobile Applications

3.00-3.05 Dermot Daly, CEO and Founder, Tapadoo, Ireland

Closing remarks

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Data Centres Stage Times Name


9.30 - 9.40 Garry Connolly - President, Host in Ireland

Opening Remarks

The Connected Planet, 50Bn Connected Device by 2020 Will Artificial Intelligence Replace GovernmentsIs Ken Finnagan - Harbour Innovation Ireland a Follower or a leader in the "Connected Planet"? Quite Possibility‌. Moderator - Diane Hodnett, Panellists - Tanya Duncan, Is Ireland a Follower or a leader in the "Connected Valarie Walsh, Kieran McCorry Planet" Techies For Temple Street , Irelands Biggest Eoin Corry - Techies 4 Temple Street Charity Treasure Hunt Coffee Break & Networking

9.40 - 10.00 Garry Connolly - President, Host in Ireland 10.00 - 10.20

10.20 - 10.50 10.50 - 11.00

11.00 - 11.20 11.20 - 11.40 Roy Wilson - Microsoft

Architecting for the Expectations and Demands of the Digital Universe Aidan Healy - UnplugHQ How to Stay Focused in a Distracted World Moderator - Jack Nagle, Panellists - Eoin Lambkin, 50Bn Connected and Secure Devices by 2020, Ronan Fitzpatrick Your Having a Laugh! Garry Connolly - President, Host in Ireland Morning Review / Wrap Up Lunch Break & Networking

11.40 - 12.00 Marc O'Regan - Dell/EMC 12.00 - 12.20 12.20 - 12.50 12.50 - 1.00 1.00 - 2.00

The Rise of Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality: Data Implications.

2.00 - 2.20 James Corbett - Sumvirtua Moderator - David McAuley, Panallists - Paddy Conlon, Brian Hickey, Scott McConnell 2.40 - 3.15 Bill Kearney - IBM 3.15 - 3.30 Pascal Derrien - Talent Cloud Media 2.20 - 2.50

3.30 - 3.45 Aoife Murphy - Visatec 3.45 - 4.00 4.00 - 4.10 Garry Connolly - President, Host in Ireland

So What makes a Smart City Smart Anyhow? Data & The Everyday Revolution Timely and Accurate Data Helping companies and brands go global Closing Remarks

THE DATA CENTRE AND CRITICAL INFRASTRURE EXPO Irish Data Centres, An Industry of Substance

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The Office Expo & CXO Stage Moderator - Bernard Chanliau ,Executive Leadership and Team Coach Times Name 9.35-9.40 Bernard Chanliau ,Executive Leadership and Team Coach 9.40-10.00 Lisa White , Founder Spire work Ronan Gray – NashTech Senior Vice President of Digital 10.00 - 10.20 Advisory

10.20 - 10.40 10.40 -11.00 11.-00 - 11.20 11.20-11.40 11.40 - 12.00 12.00 - 12.20 12.20 - 12.40 12.40-1.00 1.00-1.40 1.40-2.00 2.00- 2.20 2.20-2.40 2.40-3.00 3.00-3.30

Topic Opening remarks The Future of Workplace Rewriting Existing Business Models through Digital Transformation: A Roadmap to Success Tools for Aligning and Focusing Your Hugh C. Kelly CEO, Associated Marketing Ltd Management Team Strategically Francis O’Haire, Group Technology Director , DataSolutions Hyper-Convergence De-mystified’ Coffee Break & Networking Building the world’s first global energy John McKiernan , Head of External Collaboration ,ESB startup accelerator How to be successful Scaling your StartUp in Bernard Chanliau ,Executive Leadership and Team Coach the context of VUCA? "Aidan Magner , Managing Director & Principal Consultant, Faster Growth, Lower Cost development Simple Supply Solutions through the use of Lean Design Principles Building Information Management for Office George Harold -Managing Director , IFS and Commercial Developments Manuel Breschi ,Zalando SE 3 steps to true disruptive innovation Lunch Break & Networking Performance Leadership: Happy Cows Brian Downes ,Professional Speaker Produce More Milk Alan Duncan -Partner Panther Communications How to Build a Brand People Will Buy From The Profitable Pathway to a Productive Family Orla Rafferty - CEO at Rafferty HR Business The Art of Saying No (And Keeping Your Kevin O'Donnell , Director of Product ,GoNitro Customers Happy) Coffee Break & Networking



3.30 - 3.50 John O Connor,The Hatch Lab

3.50 - 4.10 Brian Crooke ,Founder and CEO ,Office Worker Health "David Casey -Wellness and Health Promotion Manager Bernard Chanliau ,Executive Leadership and Team 4.30-4.35 Coach

4.10 - 4.30

How incubation hubs can help business startups ? Create a team of wellness champions in your business Promoting Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace Closing remarks


office expo 2018

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The National Finance Summit Stage Times Name


Maurice Quinlan| Business Development Manager, Regulation & Licencing will help companies enter Trasfermate new markets in a post brexit world. David Fitzgerald , CEO MIBI Motor Insurers Bureau of 10.20-10.40 Fighting Fraud in the motor insurance sector. Ireland 10.40-11.00 Karl Deeter , HO Client advice , Problem solving with the swarm Coffee Break & Networking 11.00- 11.30 11.30 - 11.50 John Byrne , CEO ,Corlytics From Techfin to Regtech Funding your start up - How to access investment, 11.50 - 12.10 Ian Lucey- Director Lucey Fund government support & Debt Facilities 12.10 - 12.30 Jane Pierce -Managing Director of the Jersey, Vistra Finding opportunity: the benefits of outsourcing Key Control Testing (as a complementary service 12.30- 12.50 Aileen Hughes - ESB to Internal Audit) Lunch Break & Networking 1.00- 2.00 10.00-10.20

The Digital Race – Compliant & Integrated OmniChannel Cloud Communications Access to Funding

2.00-2.20 Edward Grant,CFO Solgari

2.20-2.40 Lesley Tully , Head of Design Thinking, Bank of Ireland Billy Farrell-National Sales Manager – Fexco Corporate 2.40-3.00 International payments in a changing world Payments Coffee Break & Networking 3.00-3.30 3.30 - 3.50 Andrea Linehan ,Commercial Director,GRID Finance 3.50 - 4.10 Mike O’Halloran-CEO – Fexco Asset Finance

Rise of the Alternate Lender' Flexible Finance Solutions for your Business



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Seminar 1

AM: Content Creation, SEO, Social Media & Media PM: Digital Marketing

Content Creation, SEO, Social Media & Media Times Name Topic 9.30 - 9.45 Sasha Kinch - Creators How to work with influencers, bloggers and creators 9.45 - 10.00 Mario Gheghici - Founder, Federation of Marketing Forget about SEO, optimise your website for people Dr Léon McCarthy - Second-Screen Design at The Factory of The next wave in content creation & consumption: 10.00 - 10.15 Thought, University of Limerick intelligent, contextual, ephemeral 10.15 - 10.30 Patrick Haughey - MD, Haughey Media Why your business needs a Podcast Lorraine Larkin - Digital Student of the Year 2018, Christmas 10.30 - 10.45 Capturing Attention on Social Media FM 10.45 - 11.00 Niamh Guckian - Director, Go Motion Academy Thinking Of Going Live With Facebook? Think Again! Coffee Break & Networking 11.00 - 11.30 11.30 - 11.45 Andrew Parle - Digital Marketing Executive, Irish Red Cross  Strategic content  Damien Fegan - Owner, Beacon Internet Marketing, Northern Practical SEO - things you can do today to drive more 11.45 - 12.00 Ireland traffic to your website Jill McGrath - CEO, TAM Ireland (Television Audience Joining the Dots – Understanding video viewing 12.00 - 12.15 Measurement) across all devices 12.15 - 12.30 Diarmaid Mac Mathúna - Director, Agency Indiepics Social Video in a World of D​ igital Marketing

Digital Marketing Times Name 12.30 - 12.45 Gavin Duff & Graham Carroll - Friday 12.45 - 1.00 1.00 - 2.00 2.00 - 2.15 2.15 - 2.30 2.30 - 2.45 2.45 - 3.00 3.00 - 3.30

Topic User Experience is the new frontier of Digital Marketing

Robert Farrell - Course Director, Digital Marketing Academy of Social Media: a correction is coming Ireland Lunch Break & Networking The Importance of Building Audiences and Buyer Anja Basaric - Digital Marketing Specialist, EVROS Personas for Marketing Personalisation Randall Glick - Digital Marketing Curriculum Lead, Digital 5 Things to Know before starting any Digital Marketing Skills Academy Bairbre Brennan - Lecturer, Institute of Technology Beyond a Facebook Page: the challenges of trading Blanchardstown online for SMEs Peter Berends - User Experience Curriculum & Team Mentor, 4 Things Your Business Website Should Have Digital Skills academy Coffee Break & Networking

All presentations/timetables are subject to change. Please check with onsite event timetable on the day.

Seminar 2

AM: Sales & Marketing Skills, Training and Professional Development PM: Branding & Design

Sales & Marketing Skills, Training and Professional Development Times Name 9.45 - 10.00 10.00 - 10.15 10.15 - 10.30 10.30 - 10.45 10.45 - 11.00 11.00 - 11.15 11.15 - 11.30 11.30 - 11.45 11.45 - 12.00 12.00 - 12.15 12.15 - 12.30 12.30 - 12.45

Topic How SME’s can Use Marketing to Prevent Unexpected Rosemary Lafferty - Owner, Yellow Ruler Marketing Dips in Sales David Doyle – Managing Director, B2B Sell Sell Me This Pen Pay Attention or Pay the Price: The Business Benefits Peter Turley - Sales Trainer : Speaker, SALEStalk of Active Listening. Marc O'Dwyer - CEO, Big Red Cloud How to Market a SaaS product The faster path to way more money: 5 steps to fill your Emma Boylan - MD, Outside the Box business with all the clients you can handle Coffee Break & Networking Cormac Martin - Occupational Psychologist & Regional Personality Predicts Performance Operations Lead, cut-e Ireland Joseph Dalton - Founder, Breakthrough Brands 3 Pillars for Business Growth Kajsa Nordstrom - Head of Marketing, Cash & Carry Kitchens Digital in the context of a bricks and mortar business Sinead Peris - Project Manager in Business Change, Ervia Selling technology to the Internal customer Jason Cooper - Advanced Mind & Business Coach Cultivating a great Mindset Dara Keogh - CEO, GeoDirectory Unlock the Goldmine of Your Customer Address List

Branding & Design Times Name Topic 12.45 - 1.00 Aisling Nagle - Digital Marketing Consultant, Tailor Made Marketing How to re brand your business and win online Lunch Break & Networking 1.00 - 2.00 How to build a brand for a entirely new 2.00 - 2.15 Edel Kennedy - Head of Marketing, URBANVOLT business model. 2.15 - 2.30 Valerie O'Reilly - Managing Director, Unicorn PR & Communications Ltd The Inside Track to Effective PR Command Attention and High Paying Clients 2.30 - 2.45 Aisling Griffin - Brand Designer, treetopstudio - 3 steps to Instantly stand out with a bold brand identity that boosts your bottom line 2.45 - 3.00 Éadaoin Curtin - Owner and Photographer, Firechild Photography Stand out success Coffee Break & Networking 3.00 - 3.15 Process, print, data and pain: making 3.15 - 3.30 Damian Pothecary - Design Consultant, IPS Ltd information and documents easier to produce, reduce and secure. Gerard Tannam - Brand-Builder, Commentator & Keynote Speaker, 3.30 - 3.45 Building Bridges To Your Market Islandbridge Brand Development Branding is Personal - gain clarity & vision 3.45 - 4.00 Sara White - Lead brand strategist & client liaison, Right Track Creative for your visual brand

All presentations/timetables are subject to change. Please check with onsite event timetable on the day.

Seminar 3

AM: Jobs, Careers and Human Capital Management PM: Finance & Funding, Startups/Scaling a Business

Jobs, Careers and Human Capital Management Times Name 9.30 - 9.45 9.45 - 10.00 10.00 - 10.15 10.15 - 10.30 10.30 - 10.45 10.45 - 11.00 11.00 - 11.30 11.30 - 11.45 11.45 - 12.00

Topic From Recruiting Business Analysts to Becoming a Business Kimberly Forte - Consultant Business Analyst, SQS Analyst Jennifer Brennan - Associate Director, Next Generation What candidates want in 2018 How to build a high-performing remote team to grow your Laura Tato Garcia - Digital Project Manager, scopeandgo business. Sharon McKimm - General Manager, Andovar Recognising Unconscious Bias (Racism) in Your Business Felipe Lodi - Co-founder, WorkFlow ICT Build Your Personal Brand and Skip the Recruitment Agency. Eloise McNamee - Marketing Lead, Fine Grain Property Positioning your business for talent Coffee Break & Networking Deirdre Arnold - Tech Apprenticeship Business Development Officer, FIT ICT AP National Tech Apprenticeship FIT Ltd Legal Tech: In-house legal practice management, from BA Ciara Mcmenamin, with Hakan Ozbay - Pramerica Systems Ireland to Lawyer

Finance & Funding Times Name 12.00 - 12.15 Helen Cahill - CEO, InvoiceFair 12.15 - 12.30 12.30 - 12.45 12.45 - 1.00 1.00 - 1.45 1.45 - 2.00 2.00 - 2.15 2.15 - 2.30

Topic Your Pace PAYE Modernisation – Overview of significant changes to David Hanlon - Team Lead, Change Management, Revenue operation of PAYE from 1st January 2019 Claire Sinnott - Fundraising and Communications Officer, Matt ‘Building Bridges, Building Communities’ – How charity Talbot Community Trust partnerships will help your business Courtney Brennan - M&A Analyst, Pegasus Capital M&A in the Financial Services Industry Lunch Break & Networking Martin McFadden - Manager – Accounting & Finance, Quest Your Perfect Job & Finding it in the Irish Finance Sector Recruitment Oli Cavanagh - Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Flender PeerFast Growth Finance for Business Expansion to-Peer Crowd Finance Christopher Burge - CEO, SparkCrowdFunding Disruptive Funding for SMEs.

Startups/Scaling a Business Times Name Topic 2.30 - 2.45 John Whelan - ICT, Commercialisation Manager What are the Traits of Successful Entrepreneur Barry Connellan - Managing Director, Franchise Development 2.45 - 3.00 'Technology & Innovation in Franchising’ Solutions International Coffee Break & Networking 3.00 - 3.15 3.15 - 3.30 Paddy Quinn - Principal, Paddy Quinn & Co Chartered Accountants Accountancy Basics for Startups How to access early stage angel and venture capital 3.30 - 3.45 Alan Costello - Venture Investment Leader, NDRC investment in Ireland 3.45 - 4.00 Martin Meier - UX / UI Designer, Future Finance Prototype first! Then build a winning product 4.00 - 4.15 John Burns - CEO, Fariones Cloud Services Limited From Ideation to Reality. Entrepreneurship & my Big Fat Tech Dream: How to test your 4.15 - 4.30 Saoirse Sheridan - Founder, Elder Home Share assumptions and stay totally lean

All presentations/timetables are subject to change. Please check with onsite event timetable on the day.

Seminar 4

Data Protection, Data Management, GDPR & Cyber Security

Data Protection, Data Management, GDPR & Cyber Security Times Name 9.45 - 10.00


Shane O'Connor - Technology Risk Manager, Susqhuehanna (‘SIG’)

Cyber Defence and the End-User – an anomaly – simultaneously potentially the source of your biggest risk and your greatest strength

10.00 - 10.15 Stan Nazarenko - CEO, Piprate

Secure data wallets: creating transparency and trust in insurance data

10.15 - 10.30 Simon Shaw - Security Architect

Identifying and managing privacy risks in software development

10.30 - 10.45

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

10.45 - 11.00 Paul Griffin - Director, First Compliance Limited

A Governed & Secure GDPR Data Lake is your best bet for GDPR compliance Data protection in reality - do understand where the risks lie and don't over-engineer your compliance.

Coffee Break & Networking

11.00 - 11.30

11.30 - 11.45 Kevin Kiley - Vice President of Sales & Partnership, OneTrust

Operationalise GDPR and Privacy by Design: What to Automate in Your Privacy Programme

11.45 - 12.00 Rowena McCormack - Partner, DAC Beachcroft

The GDPR Effect – Costs to Businesses and When to Notify

12.00 - 12.15

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

12.15 - 12.30 William McLoughlin - Barrister, Argent Business Consultants

Data Subject Access Requests - how ready are you to respond within 30 Days? Data Protection litigation and (class action) lawsuits

12.30 - 12.45

Ivana Bartoletti - Head of Privacy and Data Protection, Gemserv Limited

The GDPR and beyond

12.45 - 1.00

Samantha Magee - Founder & Chief Learning Officer, Symposium Learning

Who’s afraid of GDRP: 20 years worth of complying with European data laws

Lunch Break & Networking

1.00 - 2.00

2.00 - 2.15 Cormac Clancy - GDPR Consultant, Data Protection Group 2.15 - 2.30

Liam Lynch - Cyber Security Evangelist, L2 Cyber Security Solutions

How do we DEMONSTRATE compliance with the GDPR? Data Breaches – some examples that might surprise you

2.30 - 2.45 Gerry Morley - Director, Tech Guard

The importance of a human firewall for GDPR

2.45 - 3.00 Nigel Tozer - Solutions Marketing Director EMEA, Commvault

5 Ways that GDPR Will Benefit Your Business

3.00 - 3.15 3.15 - 3.30

David McConnell - Chief Technical Evangelist, Inpute Technologies

GDPR: A Practical Demonstration

Coffee Break & Networking

All presentations/timetables are subject to change. Please check with onsite event timetable on the day.

Seminar 5

AM: Artificial Intelligence, DevOps, Agile, Software Design, AR and VR PM: Analytics ,Cloud, Data & IT, Digital Transformation, Research, Innovation, Technology and Business Transformation

Artificial Intelligence Times Name


9.45 - 10.00 Benjamin J. Z. Boyle - CEO, Caipiteal

Touching on the future AI, Crypto and a new reality

10.00 - 10.15 Stephen Ralph - Product Manager, Zarion Software

Leveraging AI and Intelligent Work Management for Financial Services

10.15 - 10.30 Dr. Richard Lee Kin - Founder, Mint Clinic

AI Robotics & the Future of Health Care

DevOps, Agile, Software Design Times Name


10.30 - 10.45 Sergey Sobolev - Change agent, Mind Digger Ltd, Ireland.

Costs of Agile

10.45 - 11.00 Colm Lally - Senior Product Designer, Brite:Bill

Designing Customer Communications Software

Coffee Break & Networking

11.00 - 11.30

11.30 - 11.45 Goran Peuc - Director UX Design, SAP Design - d.Studio

Software industry is making us stupid

11.45 - 12.00 Ricardo Farinha - Product Owner, Ocuco Limited

Agile, what?

AR and VR Times Name 12.00 - 12.15


Philip Bourke - Lecturer Computer Games Development, IT Carlow

Virtual Reality an Application or an Experience?

Analytics ,Cloud, Data & IT Times Name


12.15 - 12.30 Anna Browne - Commercial Director, Dataconversion Direct 12.30 - 12.45

Dimitry Kirejenkov - Software Developer and Cloud Architect, Apptentic

12.45 - 1.00 Dr. Houssem Jerbi - Chief Data Scientist, Smart pmo

The best Data Strategy won’t compensate for the lack of a Business Strategy How Cloud Computing Helps Businesses Save Time And Money How Analytics can Make Data a Real Enterprise Asset?

Lunch Break & Networking

1.00 - 2.00

Digital Transformation Times Name


2.00 - 2.15 David Bristol - Business Development Manager, Avocor

Exploring the Digital Workplace

2.15 - 2.30 Angela Kelleher - Acting Senior Executive Officer, Cork Coco

Digital Transformation in Cork County Council

2.30 - 2.45 Conor Ahern - Acting Senior Executive Officer, Cork Coco

Using Service Design to transform Cork County Council online services

Research, Innovation, Technology and Business Transformation Times Name


2.45 - 3.00 James O’Toole - CEO, ID-PAL

Identity Verification. Made Simple. Coffee Break & Networking

3.00 - 3.30 3.30 - 3.45

Rhealyn Mugri - Project Management Professional, First Data Corporation

The Change Makers

3.45 - 4.00

Florentin Miron - Manager, Technical Support, Citrix Systems Ireland Ltd

Innovation – A Framework for Success

All presentations/timetables are subject to change. Please check with onsite event timetable on the day.

RDS, DUBLIN, May 30th 2018 If your idea or start-up business is ready for rapid growth, complete the entry form at to win a life-changing opportunity. We will select six of the best entries to pitch in front of a live audience at the RDS on May 30th.

Prize One Three months of pre-acceleration in the London Academy Pre-acceleration includes: • Free office space in Central London for a maximum of four people for the pre-acceleration period • Access to Wayra’s best-in-class coaches, including experts in customer development, sales, investor readiness and pitching • A mentor from Wayra’s network • Invitations to Wayra events, including opportunities to pitch to Telefónica, O2 and Wayra partners where appropriate. Wayra would expect one key decision-maker from the company to be based in the London Academy on a full-time basis. The start-up would sign a pre-acceleration agreement, which would be valid for the duration of the pre-acceleration period (Sept-Nov 2018).

Agenda 11:00 Wayra UK Pitch Semi Final 1 12:00 Wayra UK Pitch Semi Final 2 13:00 Wayra UK Finalists Announced 16:00 Wayra UK Pitch Final with winners announced immediately after

Prize Two Fast track to Wayra Finals The finals of the Wayra Call are judged by a panel of investors from the Wayra network. This has previously included VCs from LocalGlobe, Octopus Ventures and Wayra investors-in-residence Ascension Ventures and Mustard Seed Impact. The start-up would complete an application form when the Call opens and then bypass early selection rounds to go straight through to the Finals, which will take place in November 2018. Before the Finals, the start-up would conduct a Skype session with members of the Wayra Acceleration Team and receive feedback.

Prize Three Bootcamp The start-up that wins this prize would be invited to the London Academy for a single day when there would be a number of coaches present, effectively becoming part of the Wayra cohort. The entrepreneur would attend sessions including masterclasses and 1:1s according to his/her specific needs.

Winning the Wayra pitch at Tech Connect last year was a pivotal point for Popertee. Our next planned market was UK and the prize enabled us to fast track this move to London at a price we could afford. From the get go, the Wayra team made us feel at home and our new office in the centre of London is just perfect - prospective customers always remark on it which makes us look great! We ended up on the Wayra accelerator with investment made by Telefonica into Popertee and cementing some seriously good working relationships with the company globally. Honestly thank you Tech Connect - I highly recommend any early stage start-up to apply for this pitch contest - if you are a prize winner, it can only lead to bigger opportunities in a new export market for your business.

Lucinda Kelly CEO Popertee

About the Sponsors

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Ibec members benefit from advice, representation, networking events, industry reports and business briefings

We are Ireland’s largest and most influential business representation organisation. We proudly speak on behalf of Irish businesses; home grown, multinational, big and small, spanning every sector of the economy and employing 70% of the private sector workforce in Ireland. Together with our 40+ trade associations, we lobby government and policy makers nationally and internationally to maintain a positive climate for business and drive economic growth. Our policy is shaped by our members and our work has probably influenced your business. We regularly produce market leading industry and business events, positions on issues impacting business, economic research, forecasts and analysis. We also provide a wide range of professional services and management training to members on all aspects of human resource management, occupational health and safety, employee relations and employment law. With 200 staff in 6 offices around Ireland as well as an office in Brussels and connections in the U.K. and Washington, Ibec communicates the Irish business voice to key stakeholders at home and abroad.

Being in business for yourself, doesn’t mean being in business by yourself. Drop over to the Ibec stand and talk to us about how your company can benefit from: + HR advice and representation + Networking opportunities + Key business and industry insights + Lobbying + Training and development + 200+ Events + 40+ Trade associations

Ibec membership can make the difference Call us for a quote on 1890 546 546

About the Sponsors

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POWERING PAYMENTS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS ...ON-LINE, IN-STORE, ON THE MOVE Running a business has never been easy, but today’s always-on, mobile-first digital world presents new challenges for small and medium business owners. New technologies have transformed the way customers shop for and purchase products and services. Social media has replaced traditional advertising in radio and television, while debit and credit have replaced cash as the primary forms of payment. Nowadays, consumers also expect seamless, convenient interactions with businesses at every stage, from in-store to online. That’s why it’s important to ensure your payment processor can support your needs to keep customers coming back and boost your productivity and bottom line. Whether you’re launching an innovative new start-up or upgrading your business, here’s everything you need to know about setting up instore and eCommerce payments. Pick your payment platform wisely. The key to choosing the right payment solution from the wide variety available is to understand your business’ individual needs. For example, retail stores will have very different requirements than a restaurant, or an artisan who sells exclusively through a website. When it comes to in-store payments, countertop point-of-sale terminals are perfect for retail operations, quick-serve restaurants and professional services. They are all-in-one payment solutions that feature everything your business needs to easily and securely accept debit, credit and all other payment types, including contactless “tap” and mobile payments. Meanwhile, if you’re in an environment where you have to bring the point of payment to the customer, wireless point-of-sale terminals are ideal. They’re suited for restaurant/food service businesses, most retail operations, taxi/car services or for tradespeople who need a point-ofpayment on the go.

For eCommerce payments, you’ll want to look for flexibility and the ability to accept credit, debit, PayPal, Apple Pay, Android Pay and more. Elavon’s ecommerce gateway offers businesses flexible options, whether you’re looking for a simple hosted payment page or an API to integrate payments seamlessly into your online experience. It’s perfect for strictly eCommerce operations as well as businesses that want to accept payments in a variety of ways, including in-store, mobile, online, order ahead, recurring billing, mail order and phone order. Security is key. With hackers, fraudsters and other risks, keeping your data secure and offering your customers top-of-the-line privacy and security of their personal information and payment card details is essential. When setting up in-store or eCommerce payments, a trusted and secure payment processor can give you and your customers’ peace of mind. As a leader in the processing payments industry for over 25 years, Elavon works to constantly provide customers with the latest technology standards, protecting your business with secure solutions. We also offer secure mobile and wireless payment processing solutions that offer encryption and tokenization capabilities to protect data both in transit and at rest. These security features also help ensure you comply with the established requirements for accepting or processing payment cards set out in the Payment Card

Industry Data Security Standards. Getting started is simple. One of the most common questions business owners have is how to get started and what information they need to provide. Fortunately, we work to make the process as smooth as possible. Once you’re set up, you can monitor your payment processing account online anytime using iMerchantConnect. This online portal allows you to view your monthly statements and detailed reports, manage chargebacks, and analyze your sales and payment trends to stay on top of your business. With Elavon, setting up payments is one thing you can effortlessly scratch off your to-do list. Our exclusive, turnkey solutions make it easy to securely accept payments across mobile, in-store and online platforms that seamlessly ingrate into your existing business model. You will get paid next day for all transactions to help with cashflow and get local customer service support. For more information about our eCommerce features visit, call us on 1800 995 085 or email Elavon Financial Service DAC, trading as Elavon Marchant Services, is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Future Payments solutions that change with your business Your business is going places so you need a payments partner that will keep you one step ahead. Wherever your customers are and however they want to pay Elavon has the right payment solution to meet your business needs:

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Elavon Financial Services DAC. Registered in Ireland – Number 418442. Registered Office: Building 8, Cherrywood Business Park, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin, D18 W319, Ireland. Elavon Financial Services DAC, trading as Elavon Merchant Services, is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Y2867v2518

About the Sponsors

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Sungard Availability Services (AS) partners with customers around the globe to understand their unique business needs and provide production and recovery services tailored to help them achieve their desired business outcomes. We apply our deep expertise and experience in disaster recovery to design, build and run production environments that are resilient and available in the present, and positioned for growth in the future. Rather than focusing on one isolated area of technology, we deliver business continuity, information security, IT disaster recovery, and cloud systems that are fully integrated and responsive. The result is a solution that meets your business challenges and can be delivered quickly, flexibly, and cost-effectively. In addition to our traditional recovery services, we also offer businesses with leading Managed Cloud and Cloud Based Recovery services. These solutions provide businesses with the flexibility of public cloud services, but with the reassurance that comes from working with a company with over 40 years’ experience in keeping business infrastructure operational. Even as more businesses move to the cloud, Sungard AS still understands that infrastructure is key to enabling businesses to keep going no matter what challenges they face. This has seen us invest heavily in a new workplace facility in Dublin. Launched at the start of 2018, this facility provides an increased number of work positions for our Irish customers to meet the growing need for work area recovery sites in Dublin. With Digital Transformation projects gathering pace, Sungard AS has

helped many businesses transform their IT infrastructure to enable them to keep pace with the everchanging demands of their Digital Transformation projects.

we deliver business continuity, information security, IT disaster recovery, and cloud systems that are fully integrated and responsive. One such business was John Menzies plc, who contracted Sungard AS to undertake its highly complex IT Transformation project. So why Sungard AS? Steve Rick, Senior Vice President of John Menzies, who is leading the wider transformation explains. “We selected the Sungard AS solution because it provides us with the flexibility to scale our IT to meet business demand, without requiring capital investment or a commitment to server or storage volumes.” “Leveraging their investment in data centres, IT infrastructure and service management provides economies of scale and operation

which translates into lower running costs for Menzies’ IT infrastructure. Sungard AS was also able to meet specific challenges around the global operation of the Menzies business and existing technology and supplier arrangements.” Menzies is one of a diverse group of customers, proof that our solutions offer a broad range of benefits. Over half of our customers are small and medium enterprises, and more than 70 percent of Fortune 100 companies rely on our services. Working with large businesses in verticals such as Financial services, manufacturing, retail, transportation, telecommunications, utilities, and government verticals. Our customers include big name businesses including Menzies plc, Centrica and the Financial Times as well as Mick’s Garage and Royal Collage of Physicians of Ireland. Our proven track record of innovation has helped us deliver reduced disaster recovery times, less complexity, and greater utility as information loads grow and technology dependency advances. These and future innovations will help our clients use technology to continue to drive business outcomes.



It’s about business resiliency. We partner with organisations to provide resilient production IT that is fully recoverable to meet expectations of your end customers and business executives at the right cost to the business. +353 (0)1 467 3650

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About the Sponsors

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Your Trusted Partner in a Digital Age Hiscox insure over 200,000 businesses throughout Ireland and the UK. We provide cover for a wide range of combined risks for SMEs, as well as larger organisations. We develop in-depth sector knowledge, which allows us to design specialist products suited to the specific risks businesses face in a particular industry. The sponsorship of Tech Connect Live and in particular, The GDPR Summit, reflects our ongoing commitment to insuring and supporting the growth of Ireland’s technology sector. Cyber and data We have been providing cyber and data insurance since 1999, so we understand the changing risks that you face. Cyber and data risks insurance covers everything from extortion, data theft and hacking, to phishing attacks. If your business is interrupted by a cyber attack or a hacker holds your data to ransom, we have a team of people to help get you back up and running. Our team of IT specialists will recover lost data and prevent further damage wherever possible, while our PR and legal specialist teams can help clear things up if your reputation is damaged. We can also provide compensation for

losses you may have incurred. You may need cyber and data risks insurance if you: • Hold sensitive customer data, such as names, addresses or banking information • Are reliant on computer systems to conduct your business • Have a website • Are subject to a payment card industry (PCI) merchant services agreement. HELPING YOU STAY CYBER SAFE With more than two thirds of cyber incidents resulting from employee error or negligence, Hiscox introduces a new online employee training solution for your business – the Hiscox CyberClear Academy. The Hiscox CyberClear® Academy is a new GCHQ online cyber security training platform designed to raise cyber security awareness among your employees and help them protect their businesses from cyber threats.

How the training works The training contains nine learning modules allowing clients’ employees to understand all aspects of cyber risk, including social engineering, online safety and information handling. Training is tailored The Hiscox CyberClear Academy includes simple tests to ensure that each individual employee receives training relevant to their level of knowledge. The progress of all employees can be monitored by your client’s own appointed system administrator. Please visit us at stand H13 for more information.


BUSINESS. Comprehensive cover against cyber-attack and data breach.

Speak to your broker about cyber and data risks insurance.

Hiscox Underwriting Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK and is regulated but the Central Bank of Ireland for conduct of business rules. 18944 05/18

About the Sponsors

Providing access to lower cost finance lies at the heart of the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) mission. The SBCI was set up in late 2014 to address issues SMEs were facing in the credit market in Ireland following the banking crisis. Specifically, the SBCI was put in place to secure sources of longterm lower cost funding for SMEs. SBCI finance is available to businesses in almost every sector of the Irish economy, and we encourage any SME that has not thought about an SBCI loan to consider the benefits our finance can bring. The benefits for businesses that secure loans through SBCI include a lower cost and potentially more

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flexible repayment periods, delivering cashflow benefits to SMEs. Up to the end of 2017, the SBCI had supported 22,962 Irish SMEs with loans totalling â‚Ź920 million. These SMEs employ over 119,392 people. In addition, the SBCI has guaranteed an additional â‚Ź150 million in lending to the agricultural sector in Ireland through the agricultural cash flow support loan scheme. In March 2018 the SBCI introduced a new risk sharing product, the Brexit Loan Scheme, to support SMEs that are preparing for Brexit.

You can find further information on the SBCI and how to apply for SBCI loans at


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Arkphire – The Mobile Device Management Solutions Specialist Arkphire, one of the fastest growing IT procurement companies in Europe, is sponsoring the Mobile Tech Summit, which is being held on 30th May 2018 at the RDS in Dublin. Part of the annual TechConnect Live, Ireland’s largest technology event, the Arkphire Mobile Tech Summit, in association with Apple and Cisco, will showcase the mobile technologies that are transforming the way small businesses to large global enterprises work. As the only Apple Authorised Enterprise Reseller and Cisco Gold Partner in Ireland, Arkphire specialises in deploying and managing Mobile Device Management solutions built around Apple iOS devices and the portfolio of applications developed for iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch. Arkphire’s Mobile Device Management solutions are used by Irish and international businesses of all sizes to enhance both efficiency and productivity by altering how they operate. The IT solutions and networking company’s goal is to empower businesses and their respective field sales and service agents in particular. Arkphire is responding to the needs of its customers, including some of the leading US tech multinationals based in Ireland, that see the value in embracing modern mobile technologies that can address real-business challenges and transform the world of work. Preferred IT Solutions Supplier With offices in Dublin and London, Arkphire procures, supplies, designs, builds and manages IT products, networks and solutions for customers across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and the Asian Pacific Continent (APAC). The company is the trusted IT partner to some of world’s leading companies. Indeed, six out of the ten leading FDI multinationals in Europe, have chosen Arkphire as their preferred IT solutions supplier.

transformative mobility to solve problems, create new revenue streams, reduce costs and empower their employees to embrace the app revolution,” says Paschal Naylor, Co-founder and CEO of Arkphire. “Apple technologies help enterprises to collaborate in innovative ways, giving teams a platform to build industry-changing apps and extending businesses’ capabilities with expert support.”

The newly launched and comprehensive Apple Enterprise all-in-one package is designed to cover iOS device procurement, system set-up, security infrastructure, prebuilt software apps, network integration and managed support services. Arkphire can also wrap the complete offering in a competitive lease financing package where required.

Paschal Naylor (left), Co-founder and CEO of Arkphire and Howard Roberts (right), Co-founder and CTO of Arkphire.

He adds: “The world of work is changing and we see great growth potential for both Arkphire and Apple to play its part in helping organisations embrace transformative digital and mobility technologies, including big data, augmented reality and internet of things to solve problems, create new revenue streams, reduce costs and empower their employees to embrace the app revolution.”

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Paschal Naylor elaborates: “Arkphire is the market leader in mobility transformation across EMEA and APAC. We enable enterprise customers to embrace Apple iPad, Mac, iPhone, Apple Watch and apps to drive business, increase efficiency and enhance productivity. With Apple’s powerful, intuitive software, strong security and seamless integration, we help enterprises’ end users transform the way they work.”

“Modern enterprises need to start embracing

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Arkphire is now one of the fastest growing IT procurement companies in Europe with global capabilities through its strategic partnerships. Arkphire has grown by 470% and doubled its staff numbers in the last year.

Achieving the Apple ‘Authorised Enterprise Reseller’ accreditation in 2017 has required significant investment in building Arkphire’s resources and professional skill-sets, which includes a dedicated team of Apple specialists and a 24/7 help-desk support service. The goal of the team is to help business solve IT problems by embracing Apple enterprise solutions.

Arkphire is seeing a massive shift to a mobile work force within enterprise. “The workplace is no longer where you go to work, it’s wherever you happen to be at any given moment,” points out Howard Roberts, Co-founder and CTO of Arkphire. “With Arkphire’s Apple enterprise solutions, we can provide a full end-to-end solution that will help our enterprise clients to transform the way their teams work, with powerful iOS solutions to empower employees and generate revenue.” Howard Roberts continues: “We look at our customers’ needs and try to solve their dayto-day problems through Apple iOS devices and applications. We supply full end-to-end solutions through Apple technologies in procurement, deployment, management, security, network integration, end user support and app development.”

Speakers Adam Grennan Systems Engineering Director UK & Ireland at Cisco Adam Grennan was appointed Systems Engineering Director for Cisco UK & Ireland in March 2017. He is a Director of Cisco Systems Interworking (Ireland) Ltd and a member of the Cisco UK and Ireland Operations Board. Adam is also a Non-Executive Director on two, not-forprofit boards: the Board of the Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL) and the Board of Fast Track to Information Technology (FIT) Ltd.

Aidan Healy Head of Learning & Development UnPlug Aidan oversees the design and delivery of all of the evidence-based programmes. Aidan comes from a background in psychology, coaching and leadership development. Over the last ten years, he has worked in organisations across the public, private and non-forprofit sectors, mostly recently at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Aidan Magner Managing Director Simple Supply Solutions Ltd. Aidan Magner is the founder and principal consultant at Simple Supply Solutions Limited. With over 25 years’ experience Aidan has accrued extensive knowledge in merging the disciplines of Lean Six Sigma and Supply Chain management. With Simple Supply Solutions Aidan guides companies in Lean & Six Sigma methodologies and in Supply Chain alignment.

Aisling Griffin Brand Designer Treetop Studio Treetop Studio is Aisling Griffin, an award winning brand designer with over 14 years experience of helping SME’s in Ireland and the UK, create a bold brand that instantly stands out and commands attention in the marketplace. Unfortunately most business owners are simply blending in, so no matter how good they are or how good their product is – it doesn’t matter if they don’t stand out.

Aileen Hughes Internal Audit Analyst ESB & Chair of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA), Ireland Aileen Hughes, ACCA is a systems accountant and auditor with both public and private sector background. Originally from a family owned practice, she has worked in a variety of finance environments including project accounting on large scale design-build (PPP infrastructure) for engineering multinationals as well as legal accounting/knowledge management and healthcare service and industry.

Aisling Nagle Digital Marketing Consultant, Tailor Made Marketing During Aisling’s Masters in International Tourism at the

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University of Limerick in 2004-2005 she designed and implemented ecommerce adoption strategies for the Castletroy Park Hotel. Her dissertation ‘The evolution of electronic distribution’ demonstrated entrepreneurial and innovative thinking as she took theory from her Masters and applied it to a real live business with the Castletroy Park Hotel.

Alan Costello Venture Investment Leader, NDRC

Alan sources and invest in early stage technology startups for the NDRC. Background in science and technology commercialisation for multinationals and venture backed startups, now working to support Ireland startup ecosystem gain scalable, sustainability.

Alan Duncan CEO Select PR An enthusiastic, communications professional with a passion for all things marketing. Extensive experience in working with a broad range of businesses, from startups to multi-national, blue chip companies. In 2011 Alan established Select PR, a boutique PR agency in Dublin and Belfast that provides original and creative ATL and BTL communications solutions to clients from a variety of industries.

Alessandro Prest CTO LogoGrab Alessandro leads the LogoGrab technology team. Alessandro is a former Google researcher in artificial intelligence and computer vision at the prestigious ETH Institute. He has undertaken multiple research positions in several institutions and has extensive experience in delivering artificial intelligence solutions to different markets.

Dr. Amelia Kelly Director of Speech Technology Soapbox Labs Dr. Amelia Kelly is the Director of Speech Technology at Soapbox Labs and has more than a decade’s experience, spanning academia and industry, in the areas of speech signal processing, natural language processing, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Prior to joining Soapbox Labs, she worked as a speech recognition engineer in a Silicon Valley start-up.

Anja Basaric Digital Marketing Specialist at Evros Technology Group Anja has worked with a number of successful brands in Ireland helping them develop and implement digital marketing strategies across a variety of channels. She has spent some time within Irish marketing agencies before moving in-house to one of the country’s leading technology company, Evros Technology Group. Anja currently manages digital marketing for seven brands: Evros, Digital Planet, itContracting, Comsys, Inspired, and

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

Andrea Linehan Commercial Director GRID Finance I am a commercial and marketing professional with over 15 years of international experience in sales, marketing and commercial development across a range of products and services. I spent 10 years in the Middle East working with a PPP for the Omani Government and am now a Director in the non-bank finance space.

Anil Nayak Principal Consultant Blockchain Wipro Anil is a principal consultant with Wipro Technologies with over 12 years of experience in Treasury implementation/transformation projects. He is Council member for Blockchain, IoT and Artificial Intelligence at Wipro. His professional activities includes Consulting CIO’s on Digital Strategy, Architecture & Delivery Roadmap.

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

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




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Speakers Ayse Guvencer Head of Digital & Strategy Starcom Graduated from Northwestern University with a double degree in Economics and Political Science, Ayse started her digital career at Razorfish in 2004 looking after Fortune 500 clients in finance, retail, entertainment and travel. After returning to Istanbul, she assumed to role of building up the performance marketing department of a start-up which became Performics.

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

Andrew Saul Partner Account Manager Asavie , Ireland Andrew Saul joined Asavie in 2015, an Irish tech company delivering productised secure connectivity solutions to mobile operators and their end customers. Andrew has responsibility over partner account management for the entire Irish home market – encompassing Asavie’s product range in IoT and Enterprise Mobility Management services.

Anthony Day COO of the Deloitte EMEA Blockchain lab As COO of the EMEA Blockchain Lab, Anthony is responsible for advancing Deloitte’s propositions, network and capability around Blockchain as a major disruptive technology across all industry sectors worldwide. Anthony works with Deloitte clients and partners to shape disruptive strategies and build Blockchain propositions that can transform the way our clients do business and create value.

Barry Maye Commercial Planning & Performance Manager, Virgin Media Ireland Barry has worked in various senior roles in the telecommunication industry for over 30 years gaining huge experience nationally and internationally in contact centre operations, outsourced solutions and sales operations.

Brian Crooke Founder & CEO Office Worker Health My goal is to empower people to make their workplaces healthier places to be. My passion for health and

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wellbeing began during my 10 years working as a management consultant for a large corporation. Seeing the bad habits, lack of activity and ill health developed by my colleagues over a period of time drove me to set up Office Worker Health.

Bairbre Brennan Lecturer, School of Business Institute of Technology Blanchardstown Bairbre is an experienced marketing practitioner having worked with companies such as Nestle and Georgia Pacific. A member of the Fingal LEO mentor panel since 2009. Works as a lecturer in the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown. Research interests: digital enterprise and attitudes to trading online amongst Irish SMEs.

Brian Downes Facilitator, Coach, Consultant, Speaker, Leading For Performance Brian Downes is an expert in the leadership, development and management of performance for individuals, teams and organisations. This is built on 25 years of entrepreneurship & business experience and deep learning on personal growth, performance and behaviour. He is the creator of the Performance Cubed approach to organisational development, T.E.A.M. work and the Performance Equation.

Barry Connellan Managing Director, Franchise Development Solutions International Mr. Barry Connellan, is the Founder and Managing Director of Franchise Development Solutions International-FDSI – a wholly Irish owned, 21st Century Boutique Franchise Consultancy & Marketing firm. Barry began his early career as a stock broker after earning his BA in Business Management, Business Economics and E-Commerce from Dublin Business School.

Beatriz Botão Alves Applications & Digital Customer Interaction Analyst, Jerónimo Martins Beatriz is graduated in Design, has a Master in Advertising and two postgraduate degrees in Web Design & Development and in Consumer Psychology. During her Master’s thesis, her main object of investigation was the research reflection on the interception of disciplines related to the study of cognitive behavioural process and consumer profile.

Benjamin J. Boyle CEO Caipiteal Benjamin J. Boyle is a serial entrepreneur and investor with qualifications in business management, financial trading and investments and capital markets, he is also currently enrolled as a Scholarship MBA candidate at Trinity College Dublin. Benjamin has won a number of awards in Artificial Intelligence, FinTech and Investing and was recently received a lifetime achievement award.

Bernard Chanliau Executive Leadership & Team Coach

My calling is around strategic transformational change – vertical learning – raising the level of consciousness of individuals-teams-organisations in order to future proof them in this VUCA world. Currently owner of BC Leadership Team Coaching, I’m a bi-lingual Professional Certified Coach (PCC- ICF since 2010 and Ireland Coach of the year 2015).

Billy Farrell National Sales Manager Fexco Corporate Payments Billy has over 20 years’ experience in payments helping clients across a diverse range of sectors to reduce FX risk and increase efficiency in International payments processes.

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

Brendan Guildea Barrister & Intellectual Property Law Lecturer Brendan operates a mixed legal practice throughout Leinster, including commercial and intellectual property law litigation. He lectures IP at Griffith College Dublin on both an Undergraduate and Masters degree level. He took an LL.B from Trinity College Dublin and a specialised LL.M in Intellectual Property Law from King’s College London. He is also an associate member of the Irish Association of Patent and Trademark Attorneys.

Brendan Dowling Founder & CEO Consumer Data Protection, Ireland 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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Speakers Bruno Diniz CTO Incube Bruno Diniz is an Entrepreneur with particular experience in IoT, IT Architect, Development Management and Research.

Brian Hickey Software Engineering Manager EnerNOC Brian leads the software engineering team at EnerNOC’s EMEA HQ in Dublin, where he and his team are currently implementing EnerNOC’s next generation flexibility services platform. The platform is the future of demand response capabilities at global scale; it maximises opportunities and addresses complexities that maturing energy markets and technologies are presenting to industrial and commercial organisations around the world.

Barbara Skerritt Director, Product Innovation ICON Clinical Research With 25 years in the CRO environment, encompassing in-depth project management, data management, eCOA and also strategic business development, Barbara joined the innovation team in December 2015 to keep abreast of current and future state health care initiatives and to further her learning and challenge herself. She is leading ICHOM’s GLobal Outcomes BEnchmarking (GLOBE) Pilot Program.

Connor Cantwell Partner COSIMO Ventures Connor Cantwell, a Partner at COSIMO Ventures who is based in Ireland, works with UK and Irish based technology start-up companies to support their launch into the US market. He is also Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Centauri Technologies, managing investment and operational activities across a portfolio of IT and Business Intelligence companies in mobile, business intelligence and social media.

Conor Kavanagh Journalist and former RTE Radio Producer Conor Kavanagh will discuss his 40 years experience as a Journalist, Broadcaster and Radio Producer and his recent departure from RTE. The theme of his talk is “Tell me all you know”.He will share some of his experiences about the his job and the people he has met along the way to weave a story about his career and the public appetite for news and information.

Ciaran Quilty - Vice President Facebook’s Small & Medium Business division across Europe, Middle East and Africa Ciaran Quilty is Vice President of Facebook’s Small & Medium Business division across Europe, Middle East and Africa. He has responsibility in this region

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for driving advertising sales and service for millions of businesses who use Facebook’s family of apps and services to connect with their communities. He has significant expertise in the global technology sector, with over 17 years’ experience.

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

Ciaran Walsh Founder Dog Internet of Things Ciaran Walsh is a financial advisor, entrepreneur, dog trainer and founder of Dog Internet of Things.

Cian McDonagh Digital Marketing Manager Three Ireland Cian Mc Donagh is Digital Marketing Manager at Three Ireland, one of Ireland’s leading telecommunication companies. In his role, Cian is responsible for all brand, sponsorship and tactical communications delivered through digital channels. A senior member of the marketing team, Cian has overseen and led a number of award-winning marketing campaigns for Three.

Ciara McMenamin Senior Legal Analyst & Asso Pramerica Legal Services Ciara McMenamin is responsible for the day-to-day management and leadership of Pramerica Legal Services and the Subsidiary Governance team, which form part of Prudential’s Law, Compliance, Business Ethics and External Affairs (LCBE) department. Ciara, a qualified Barrister, was called in the top 10% of all Barristers in her year and has worked in the legal industry for over 11 years.

Cihan Baykal Life & Executive Coach Business Mentor, Baykal Coaching Having worked for over 22 years in the IT Industry, he spent the last 7 years working as an IT Executive. During that time he was responsible for datacenter management team, consultancy and pre-sales teams as well. He loves working as a IT Executive and using leadership and coaching skills and business development knowledge. For the last 5 years while he was in datacenter company, he had the opportunity to develop these skills.

Cilian Fennell Director Stillwater Communications, Ireland Cilian is a Director at Stillwater Communications and is one of Ireland’s leading communications and messaging development consultants. He is known for his authenticity, passion and understanding of storytelling and communication, and works with leaders across all sectors in Ireland and internationally. Cilian has successfully adapted the story model to a business model.

Claire Penny Global Industry Leader Watson IOT for Buildings Onward and Upward! 2017 has presented an exciting opportunity for me. I am now the Global Industry Leader for Watson IOT in Buildings. I am part of an exciting team that is delivering cognitive solutions into buildings. I still get to combine all my passion, experience and learning from the past 17 years and focus it into the users of buildings and the operational phase of a building.

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

Colm Lyon Founder Colm Lyon is the CEO and Founder of Fire – com. Fire Financial Services – trading as Fire and fire. com is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Fire provides digital accounts to businesses and personal customers based in the UK and Ireland.

Colm Lally Digital Product Designer BriteBill In the constantly changing world of digital product design, my design philosophy is to be inquisitive, openminded and responsive to new challenges and new ways of living/working in world.

Colm Moynihan Partner Presales Manager EMEA Cloudera Inc, Ireland Colm leads Partner Presales in EMEA and has over 25 years international experience working with

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Speakers global system integrators, software companies, banks, government agencies, Telcos, life science, manufacturing, transportation, stock exchanges and brokerage companies. He also held numerous positions in compliance, consulting, operations, IT, ecommerce, project management, business analysis, presales and alliances.

Cristiane Pitzer Agile Coach PaddyPower Betfair Agile Coaching and Enterprise culture change are my areas of expertise in a world that is going Digital. I work with teams and leadership to design and build a workplace that is adaptable to the ongoing changes and shifts in the world and that unleashes innovation within each individual being.”

Christopher Burge CEO Spark CrowdFunding Chris co-founded Spark Crowdfunding in 2017 to help fill the funding gap that small and medium businesses – both new and established – were experiencing. Equity CrowdFunding is a very quick and low-cost mechanism by which entrepreneurs and companies can raise money by selling shares to a ‘crowd’ of investors.

Chris Ducker- Senior Director Global Proposition Strategy Sungard Availability Services With more than 20 years managing teams that develop products, services and go to market propositions Chris Ducker brings a fresh customer focussed perspective to the traditionally ‘tech heavy’ IT industry. Chris has a track record in thought leadership across the Telecoms, Cloud, Hybrid IT and Business Continuity markets, most recently leading a global proposition strategy team for Sungard AS’ Market Strategy.

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

Conor Ahern Service Designer Service rePublic I have over 25 year experience working in the hospitality industry, motor industry, financial services sector. I have spent 20 years in the public service working with Cork County Council in clerical and administrative roles for 2 years and followed that up with 17 years in ICT. My

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initial role in ICT was as technical support for business systems users for two years.

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

Cormac Clancy Barrister GDPR Consultant Cormac Clancy practises at all levels in Irish Courts for individuals, partnerships, SME’s and multinationals. He has a background in customer relations and management. He is a Certified Data Protection Practitioner (Law Society of Ireland Diploma School) and has been advising on and been involved in data protection matters for several years, both as lawyer and consultant.

Cormac Martin Occupational Psychologist & Regional Operations Lead, cut-e Ireland Cormac is currently practicing as an Occupational Psychology Consultant for the leading psychometrics company in Ireland; cut-e. He is also functioning as the Regional Operations Expert for Ireland and the UK, providing consultation internally with regards to the best use of current tools, the creation of customized solutions, and integrating partner solutions.

Dr. Csaba Kiss Kalló Head of Connectivity, Mobility & Security Portfolio at Vodafone Dr. Csaba Kiss Kalló is a telecommunications expert with 19 years’ experience with service providers and equipment vendors like Vodafone, Telecom Italia, Enet, Intune Networks and Ericsson.Csaba has spent most of his career working in international settings in a range of countries including Ireland, Italy, Romania, Hungary and the USA. His projects won The Irish Times “Product of the Year” and “Innovation of the Year” awards in 2011.

Deirdre Arnold Tech Apprenticeship Business Development Officer, FIT Ltd Deirdre is a graduate of NUIG with a BA in Training and Education. She has been working in the Adult Education Sector for the last decade and with FIT (Fast Track into IT) has played a central role in the successful implementation of the ICT Associate Professional Pilot, which has led to the new national Tech Apprenticeships. She is currently focused on the implementation of the Apprenticeship programme in the Midlands and the West of Ireland.

David Campbell eCommerce Manager Retail Excellence Experienced eCommerce Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the retail industry. Skilled in Retail, Web Design, Labour Relations, Management and Teamwork. Strong operations professional with a Masters in focused in eCommerce/Electronic Commerce from Dublin City University.

Davide Dattoli Co-Founder and CEO Talent Garden Davide Dattoli began his career building his experience in the digital marketing sector. In 2010 he founded Viral Farm, a Digital Company specialising in social media and mobile applications. Later, he became a senior consultant for the Condé Nast group, Il Sole 24 Ore, Il Giornale di Brescia, and in December 2011 he founded Talent Garden.

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

David Hanlon Team Lead, Change Management, Revenue David Hanlon is a team lead on the Change Management team for the PAYE modernisation project. He is a Revenue professional with extensive experience in the practical application of tax and audit. As an auditor in Large Cases division his knowledge spans across multiple economic sectors including manufacturing, life sciences, food, financial and ICT.

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David Boles Chief Process Officer, LivingOffset

Over the last two years, the LivingOffset team have digitised a climate action Instrument to tackle growing emissions in the the multi point emission sectors, namely, ag, transport, Buildings, Peatland Restoration and Forestry. This is seen as a blue ocean opportunity as there is currently no solution to growing emissions in these sectors.




Speakers David Bristol Business Consultant Avocor A graduate from the University of Liverpool, David is a forward-thinking individual with a passion for technology. In his role as a consultant for Avocor, one of the fastest growing collaboration display brands, globally, David is responsible for facilitating clients in their decisions to deploy technology to improve collaboration and productivity within the workplace.

David Fitzgerald CEO Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) David is an experienced insurance professional, and is CEO of MIBI. This is a non-profit-making organisation registered in Ireland, established in 1955 by Agreement between the Government and those companies underwriting motor insurance in Ireland. Their principal role is to compensate victims of road traffic accidents caused by uninsured and unidentified vehicles.

David McAuley Founder Bitpower David is the founder of Bitpower, a specialist power consultancy based in Dublin, Ireland. Advisory Council member Host in Ireland. He works at the interface between data and energy. His client base includes government agencies, data centre developers, and large energy users. He is an expert in power connections and energy efficiency, having spent a decade working in the energy policy system in Ireland.

Damian Pothecary Design Consultan IPS Ltd Damian Pothecary has been working with organisations to improve business processes for more than two decades. Specialising in the tricky area of paper and digital content management and distribution. Damian has worked with some of the largest names in the industry with customers ranging from SMB through to PLC’s.

Damien Fegan Owner, Beacon Internet Marketing Northern Ireland 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 digital marketing agency that specialises in Digital Strategy and SEO. He’s a passionate internet marketer who loves digital marketing strategy and embarrassing his children at every opportunity.

Dania Rifaat Technology, Media and Cyber Claims Manager - Hiscox Insurance Dania Rifaat is a Technology, Media and Cyber Claims

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

Dara Keogh CEO GeoDirectory Dara Keogh is the CEO of GeoDirectory, an innovative technology company providing unique and definitive databases of all 2.2 million residential and business addresses in the Republic of Ireland. GeoDirectory’s unique products has been used by thousands of Irish and international organisations and millions of consumers each week.

Daragh O’Byrne Vice President Marketing Nucleus Software Daragh O’Byrne has over 20 years ,he has been working in marketing Financial Services application software, focusing on ensuring that software provides tangible business benefits for customers, and that those business benefits are explained in a clear, concise and compelling way via an integrated set of creative marketing activities that generate results.

David Doyle Managing Director,

David has spent over 30 years in sales, working from the bottom up and successfully building IT enterprises from zero to acquisition. Having studied Electronics and Computer Science at DIT and Enterprise Ireland’s Export Sales Development Programme, he has spent most of his time in sales. He is founder and Managing Director of B2B Sell.

Derek Murray EMEA Credit & Collections Team Lead With a constant drive towards the use of automation in a world leading computing company, Derek has worked the last two years in credit and collections. Within two years he has risen to team leader, in a fast paced EMEA environment, while concurrently securing his honours bachelor’s degree in management.

Dermot Casey Venture Leader NDRC Dermot sources startup investment opportunities and with cash and acceleration mentor them through to securing early customers and follow-on investment. He helps the digital startup, IP or technology rich, or with an innovative business model, that needs pre-seed investment and help to get to a seed round. He’s a catalyst, talent scout and matchmaker.

Dermot Daly CEO & Founder Tapadoo Dermot Daly is the founder and CEO of Tapadoo. Dermot has worked in the mobile arena since 1998. He worked on the world’s first WAP-based cinema ticketing application and mobile parking systems deployed in Dublin, Sydney, Berlin and Las Vegas. He launched Tapadoo in 2009 after the demand from his business clients for mobile apps. Dermot ran Dublin’s iOS developer meet ups, XCake from 2009 to 2012. You can find further information on Tapadoo at www.

Diane Hodnett- CEO, Board Director & EntrepreneurAdvisory council member Host in Ireland CEO, Board Director and entrepreneur who has led/ served as principal in global Internet Infrastructure and eCommerce/ Technology Solutions companies. Advisor to private Technology Investors infrastructure and Investment Companies. Has worked in the Datacentre/ Comms industry since 2003 leading Corporate Development and M&A activities in the US, Europe and Asia (Singapore).

Diarmaid Mac Mathúna Director – Agency indiepics Diarmaid Mac Mathúna is Director – Agency at indiepics. He has been named a Top 30 Business Tweeter by the Sunday Independent. A regular speaker at Irish and European events, he has given many workshops on how best to use social video campaigns for marketing and communications.

Dimitry Kirejenkov Software Developer & Cloud Architect Apptentic Dimitry is a full stack software developer and cloud architect who partners with businesses to help them with technical challenges. Dimitry has worked with successful companies like Segment and Stella Doradus, and he is an AWS Cloud Architect and Cloud Security Consultant at FundCalcs. Although he loves software, his true passion is teaching and sharing his knowledge with others. You can reach Dimitry at dimitry@

Donna Creaven – Head of Governance, Risk & Compliance, Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI), Ireland Donna is a Certified Data Protection Officer with a background in law, finance, strategy, risk management, governance and project management. SUSI is the single national awarding authority for the administration of Student Grant funding in Ireland. Donna has worked across multi-disciplined teams with whole of organisation responsibility and provides a focal point for independent advice and guidance on the conduct of business, governance and regulatory compliance.

Speakers Eloise McNamee Marketing Lead Fine Grain Property I lead the creation and delivery of the marketing strategy for Fine Grain Property, focused on raising awareness of our brand and properties as well as researching trends in the market. I draw on over ten years’ experience in professional services in understanding our audience and the nuances of the Irish property market.

Éadaoin Curtin Personal Branding Photographer Firechild Photography Éadaoin’s entire life, from the age of 9, has been about photographing people from all walks of life. Having studied design before finding her way into full time photography, authenticity and integrity are at the core of her work. She truly believes that blending in is simply not an option; imagery that connects with people is vital – especially in this era of social media and instant impact!

Edel Kennedy Head of Marketing URBANVOLT Edel Kennedy is Head of Marketing for URBANVOLT. She joined the company when it was a startup and helped build it into the fastest growing energy services company in Ireland. URBANVOLT is now the biggest Light as a Service company in the world, and is ranked by as Number 226 in the Fastest Growing 5000 Companies in Europe.

Edward Grant CFO Solgari Ed has over 20 years of experience in technology, private equity and corporate finance. A graduate of University College Dublin and the University of Regensburg, Ed spent 10 years working in corporate & investment banking with Citi in Dublin, London and Paris, covering the Technology, Media and Telecoms sectors. Ed subsequently moved into private equity with a particular focus on SaaS leading to the launch of Solgari.

Emma Boylan Owner Outside the Box Emma helps small business owners, who struggle with marketing, fill their business with ideal clients and find a faster path to way more money by Standing out and NOT sounding the same as every other business. So they have massive breakthroughs in their profit and attract their ideal clients again and again.

Eamonn Roarke - DeviceSmart IoT International Speaker on IoT / M2M Control & Monitoring Systems Spent the last 15 years working on platforms to control, monitor and manage any protocol driven

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devices. Solutions thats provide an 8 months Return on Investment (ROI). I have managed turnkey solutions to provide realtime information to clients on the health status of their facilities, equipment, networks and remote sites.

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

Eoin Lambkin Founder & Director Circular Data Solutions An ‘old timer’ of the wireless communications industry, Eoin gracefully exited to concentrate on investing and developing new business opportunities. In 2015 he co-founded Circular Data Solutions Ltd, a company specialising in supplying equipment that destroys ‘end of life’ data storage devices. Eoin is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Catalyst Inc Innovation Centre Belfast.

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

Erik Odonovan Head of digital economy policy IBEC Erik leads Ibec’s policy development on advancing Ireland as a global digital leader and co-ordinates the work of its cross-sectoral digital economy policy committee. Ibec represents Irish business; home grown, multinational, big and small, spanning every sector of the economy. Mr. O’Donovan is also a member of the OECD (BIAC) Committee on Digital Economic Policy and the Business Europe Digital Economy taskforce.

Eddy O’Shaughnessy Chairman Charleville Community Sports Complex Eddy O’Shaughnessy Chairman of Charleville Community Sports Complex .Charleville Community Sports Complex is a friendly community based sports

complex in that provides a fun, enjoyable environment so that all participants can reach their full potential no matter what their aspirations may be. The complex provides the best possible facilities in an environment that aims to foster children’s and adults’ wellbeing.

Eoin Johnston Chief Technical Architect Arkphire Eoin Johnston is the Chief Technical Architect at Arkphire since 2015. Eoin has over 12 years’ experience across vendor, partner and end-user roles in the IT industry. Eoin understands our customers’ needs and uses technology to create solutions that ultimately turn our customer challenges into business value and opportunities. Eoin has designed a multitude of solutions for organisations across the private and public sector.

Francis O’Haire Group Technology Director Data Solutions Francis O’Haire is group technology director for specialist IT distributor DataSolutions. Francis has been with the company since its inception in 1991 and is responsible for DataSolutions’ product development, including the identification and evaluation of new technologies. With over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry, including the virtualisation, cloud, security and data communications fields, Francis has vast experience in both the technical and commercial aspects of this fast-changing industry.

Felipe Lodi Partner WorkFlow ICT Felipe Lodi creates marketing strategies to leverage personal brands and companies in the digital world. After 24 years designing software for multinationals in countries such as Belgium, Germany, Ireland and Brazil, Felipe co-founded WorkFlow ICT, the Learning and Development business that is disrupting the recruitment market in Ireland.

Fergal Nestor Commercial Director Just Eat Ireland Fergal is Commercial Director for Just Eat in Ireland. He joined Just Eat in July 2016. Just Eat is one of Ireland’s fastest growing, most exciting and dynamic technology companies. Just Eat is Ireland’s leading takeaway delivery service connecting over 2100 restaurants and over 40 different cuisine types with customers throughout the country.

Florentin Miron Manager & EMEA Software Support, Citrix Systems Ireland Ltd Winner of the American Chamber’s Future Leaders’ 2018 Hackathon and a forward-thinking technology advocate and strategist passionate for change and innovation. Within Citrix, I am part of the global Innovation

Speakers champions team acting as an EMEA Innovation ambassador successfully running a patentable Innovation program for two consecutive years.

Gavin Duff Head of Digital Performance Friday – Digital Agency Gavin has been working in digital marketing for 15 years, with vast experience in SEO, analytics, e-commerce, content, and creative online thinking. He is adept at defining effective future PPC, SEO, display, content, e-commerce, conversion optimisation and social direction for businesses across all sectors. He also has vast experience in lecturing and strong capabilities in bringing companies of all sectors and sizes to increased ROI. Garry Connolly- Founder/President Host in Ireland Co-chair of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Awareness Coalition

Garry Connolly is the 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. He is also Co-chair of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Awareness Coalition.

Gerard Tannam Founder & CEO Islandbridge Brand Development Gerard, a strategic planner and brand builder, has a soft spot for the all important but often ignored customer. His company, Islandbridge brand Development was set up in 2004 to work closely with clients to develop a brand framework and tool kit which helps them build new relationships and strengthen existing ones, gain competitive edge and grow their business.

Gerry Morley Director Tech Guard Gerry Morley is an I.T Security consultant with 13 years industry experience. He is a director and co-founder of Tech Guard – an Irish I.T Security company that helps businesses reduce their risk of a data breach and increase GDPR compliance through implementing effective I.T security and user awareness measures.

Goran Peuc Director UX Design

clients. For the last 5 years he settled down in SAP (Ireland) as UX Design Director, working on solid products impacting SAP’s large customer base.

George Harold CEO & co-founder, Integrated Facilities Solutions George has over 20 years experience in leading and delivering projects in a number of sectors including Transport, Financial Services, Pharmaceutical, Education, Sports Stadia, Health, Data Centres. IFS are leading specialists in Digital Information for the whole building & asset lifecycle.

Gordon O’Neill CEO Gordon is an IT professional with over 20 years’ experience in web-based technology. He cut his teeth in project management before becoming Head of IT at Babelgum Networks, which was one of the first companies to provide free-to- view online video streaming in the pre-YouTube era. Gordon set up Irish communications technology firm Goldfish during the height of the last recession.

Goran has been working as designer in the digital design industry since the age of dialup modems, mostly in high powered agencies working for big international

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

Grainne O’ Keeffe Head of Innovation Spearline Risk & Compliance Grainne is Head of Innovation at Spearline Risk and Compliance, a global software company based in Skibbereen, West Cork that develops data protection software solutions. ‘Spearline Data Protection’ is a GDPR operational compliance workflow tool that gives you a central place to record all of your GDPR efforts, including your privacy-related policies and procedures, allowing you to centralise the management of your GDPR compliance.

Hakan Ozbay Business Systems Analyst Pramerica Systems Ireland Hakan Ozbay has been with Pramerica since December 2004. Initially, Hakan worked as a Systems Developer with different technologies like Mainframe, .NET and JAVA. Hakan has been a Business/Systems Analyst with LCBE for the last 5 years, and last 3 years of 5 is with TeamConnect Legal Matter Management System.

Hillary Lemass Data Protection & Compliance Manager Genomics Medicine Ireland Hillary Lemass has PhD in Oncology with over 12 years within the pharmaceutical industry. She has worked in the therapeutic areas of cardiology, neurology and vaccines. She has extensive experience in regulatory, pharmacovigilance, and scientific affairs. She headed the sales and marketing of ViiV Healthcare, managing their HIV portfolio, with responsibility for defining and delivering the company’s strategy.

Dr. Houssem Jerbi Chief Data Scientist Smart pmo Houssem Jerbi is founder and chief data science officer at smart pmo. He helps companies and government agencies realise their visions from the development of a data strategy through its implementation using artificial intelligence and data analytics. Houssem worked at Facebook, Dublin and Insights, Dublin. He has led highimpact data science projects in Internet, Retail, Digital & Social Media, Advertising, Hospitality, Public Sector and Real estates.

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Howard Roberts Technical Director Arkphire oward has over 30 years’ experience in the ICT industry and has been the CTO in Arkphire since 2006. Over this time, he has overseen the transformation of Arkphire’s IT strategy and capabilities to provide best-in-class IT services to an international customer base. He leads the team that has designed, implemented and managed some of the largest and most complex ICT solutions in Ireland and the UK.

Helen Cahill CEO InvoiceFair Helen Cahill, Co-Founder & CEO. Helen has over 20 years financial services experience in leading banks and a proven track record in building diverse businesses. She has a deep understanding of the corporate sector having provided treasury risk management solutions to companies in Ireland, the UK and the US.

Ian Lucey CEO Lucey Fund 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.

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

James O’Toole CEO ID-Pal Previously James was a management consultant for Accenture where he worked on a number of client engagements ranging from strategy development to operational excellence and delivery within the Financial Services industry.

Jack Murray Founder & CEO All Good Tales 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.

Jack Nagle IT Security & Business Development Professional A thirty year veteran of the IT Industry, with over 20 years in the area of Security and Compliance in a career that has spanned start-ups, consulting for the European Commission, implementation of major international projects, and positions with companies as varied as Baltimore Technologies, Cybertrust, McAfee and Verizon.

James Borley Director of Assurance FSCOM James Borley is a payments expert with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the payments and e-money landscape and ecosystem, gained from many years heading up the Payment Services authorisations team at the FSA/FCA, and as Accountable Executive at the FCA responsible for the project to implement PSD2 into UK regulation.

James Corbett Managing Director Simvirtua Ltd ames Corbett B.Eng, is co-founder and Managing Director of Simvirtua Ltd., one of Ireland’s longest established AR/VR development studios & consultancies. With 23 years experience in IT, James has delivered training workshops and lectures to government agencies and third level institutions including Smurfit Business School, FAS, NUI, DCU, UL, LIT and others.

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

Jan Richards Head of Insights & Planning DAA A senior marketing and brand professional with 25 years national and international experience and an outstanding track record of achievement developing brand and communications solutions for national and multi-national brands such as Dublin Airport, Irish Life, ESB, Aviva, McDonalds, Carlsberg, and Tourism Brand Ireland.

Speakers Jane Pearce Managing Director Vistra Jane Pearce is the Managing Director at Vistra . She leads the corporate, fund administration and private client trust business on the Island. She was Group Director of Ogier Fiduciary Services with global responsibility for the Closed Ended Funds Administration business. She is trained with Ernst & Young and have been involved in the administration and accounting for complex investment structures for more than 20 years. xxx

Jennifer Appleton Operations Director ISO

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

Jason Cooper Advanced Mind & Business Coach

Jason Cooper is an Advanced Mind & Business Coach and uses tools and techniques of NLP, NeuroScience and other tools and techniques to get success in people. He

has over 20 years of Sales and marketing experience from large multinational to aggressive, small online tech startups. Jason specialises in business skills development within the IT, Finance and manufacturing industries.

Jeffrey Moran European Skills Leader IBM Jeff is an experienced commercial & marketing professional with a focus on driving best in class sales performance in the competitive Information Technology sector. Jeff’s career has spanned varied industries such as digital & mobile marketing, loyalty & rewards, sports marketing and Information Technology. As a skills leader & training specialist with IBM, my job is to ensure that our 700 digital sellers covering 23 countries & 17 languages have the skills & training they need to best serve our clients across Europe.

Jennifer Brennan Associate Director Next Generation Jennifer is the Associate Director for the within Next Generation Recruitment. Jennifer has 12 years of experience in the recruitment sector, ten of these with a leading Global Irish Agency where she managed the number one Irish Office Support Agency in Ireland. Over her career she has recruited for all levels of roles

within Legal, Finance, Office Support and IT.

Jessica Kelly Presenter Tech Talk at Newstalk 106-108 FM Newstalk’s Technology Correspondent. Broadcast journalist working in Newstalk 106 – 108FM since 2008. Contributor to publications such as The Sunday Business Post, and Tatler. MC for events such as Brain for Business at the Science Gallery in Dublin and Mindfield and Electric Picnic.

Jill McGrath CEO, TAM Ireland (Television Audience Measurement) Jill McGrath has been CEO of TAM Ireland since 2012. TAM Ireland oversees an accurate and effective audience measurement system for the whole of the Irish television advertising industry. Jill has worked across the entire spectrum of the Irish Ad business. Her career has included working in Ad Agencies, the Press, Radio, Online and now the TV Industry.

Joe Healy Manager of High Potential Start-up Division Joe is the Divisional Manager with responsibility for

Cork County Council, in a unique partnership with highly regarded third level institution Cork Institute of Technology, has established Ireland’s first public sector service design centre - Service rePublic - based in County Hall, Cork. “Our mission is to help people to have better lives by delivering the best services for all.” Service rePublic was established in January 2017, and was officially launched in May 2017. The collaboration between third level institution Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), the first in Ireland to offer a dedicated Special Purpose Award in Designing Innovative Services, and Cork County Council, the second largest local authority in the Republic of Ireland, marks the beginning of a new, exciting approach to service delivery in the public sector in Ireland. Service rePublic is transforming how Cork County Council operates, by looking outwards rather than inwards, by engaging with citizens, users, elected representatives, communities, businesses and other stakeholders (public and private). We use an all-inclusive approach to co-designing and co-creating better services. Service rePublic is creating better services for citizens and users by designing them using a collaborative approach; developing opportunities for citizens, communities and business; co-designing new futures (tackling societal challenges, e.g. ageing population); adopting a developmental view of local government

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Speakers High Potential Start Up companies. Joe joined Enterprise Ireland in 1997. During his time with Enterprise Ireland he has worked in a number of senior roles. He was appointed Secretary to the board from 2013 to 2017. During this period, he was the Manager in charge of Corporate Governance, Policy, Planning and Government Relations.

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

Johannes Ahlmann Chief Technology Officer Johannes Ahlmann is the Chief Technology Officer of iLen, an Irish company delivering product traceability to consumers using blockchain in the dairy and food industry. He previously founded Fluquid, a services company crawling and leveraging web data, worked as Head of Data Science at Scrapinghub, as Head of IT at ACO Group and as Senior IT Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton.

John Burns CEO Fariones Cloud Services Limited John Burns founded Fariones Cloud Services Limited in April 2017. John is a chartered management accountant with a 1st class graduate diploma in computing. He is an associate member of the Professional Speaking Association, and a distinguished toastmaster within Toastmasters International. John loves to share his knowledge with fellow professionals.

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

John Whelan ICT Commercialisation Manager Trinity College PhD Physics , founder of a three start ups two of which raised significant VC – rode the internet bubble and settled down with the third which was most successful in the area of mobile multimemedia tech which traded

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for 9 years with sales averaging over €1m per year. In 2008 became ICT Commercialisation Manager at Trinity College, Dublin responsible for commercialisation of IT/ web research.

Dr. John Ghent CEO Sytorus John is a co-founder and CEO of one of Europe leading data protection firms, Sytorus. A company leading the market by delivering end-to-end Data Protection solutions. He is a certified Data Protection Practitioner, holds a bachelor’s degree with honours and a PhD in computer science from National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He attended Harvard Business School, completing an Executive Education Programme

John O Connor CEO The Hatch Lab His current position as the CEO of The Hatch Lab and EETC is a blend of Business Mentor, Project Management and Commercial Management. His skills, knowledge and experience in entrepreneurship has put him in the ideal position to help individuals with business ideas and how to turn them into commercial ventures. Specialties: Corporate Secretary, Financial Management, Business start up and supporting businesses in getting their product/services to the marketplace.

Joseph Dalton Founder, Breakthrough Brands www. Radio show host, Business owner, Keynote Speaker. Joseph has vast expertise in sales and marketing, both in Ireland and abroad, with a proven record of accomplishment in achieving year on year company growth and regularly exceeding defined targets. His strength lies in successfully managing and motivating teams to achieve business growth.

John Madigan Head of Marketing & Research SBCI John joined the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland in February 2015 from KBC Bank. At KBC Bank Ireland he had been Senior Manager Strategy and Planning, Retail Distribution as part of the Retail Distribution Leadership team since 2013. There he led the rollout of KBCI Retail Distribution strategy, delivering on both the expansion of KBCI physical branch infrastructure and the expansion of KBCI product suite to include Consumer Finance products.

Kajsa Nordstrom Head of Marketing, Cash & Carry Kitchens Kajsa is a Swedish national and has worked internationally for the past 20 years. She has worked in Ireland since 2003 as a Management consultant with assignments for over 20 Irish companies and more

recently as Head of Marketing for Cash & Carry Kitchens. She has a double degree in Marketing and Economics.

Karl Deeter Head of client advice at

Karl Deeter is the Compliance Manager (PCF 12) at Irish Mortgage Brokers, a company he co-founded in 2004. He is also the head of customer advice in Trinity Accountants and Financial Advisors to a firm of accountants and auditors. He is the co-author of a best selling book called ‘This book is worth €25,000’ which came out in September 2017 by Gill Books, co written by Charlie Weston of the Independent.

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

Ken Nugent RTÉ Group Client Sales Manager Ken has over 25 years commercial experience in Finance and Media Markets. He joined RTÉ in 2003, having previously worked for Standard Life Fund Managers and Tribune Newspapers. He is Group Client Sales Manager for the commercial team. This team is responsible for all advertising and commercial solutions across TV, Radio, Online and Print platforms in RTÉ.

Ken O’Connor VP Marketing DAMA Ireland - Data Supply Chain Management Consultant Ken is a data management consultant with extensive hands on experience helping multi-national organisations ensure that their data supply chain delivers the right information to the right people at the right time, while complying with regulatory requirements, such as GDPR. Ken is a founding board member and Vice President of Marketing of Data Management (DAMA) Ireland.

Kevin Kiley Vice President of Sales & Partnership OneTrust Kevin Kiley is Vice President of Sales & Partnership at OneTrust a global leader in privacy management software which helps organizations operationalize data privacy compliance and Privacy by Design. In his role, Kiley works closely with many of the world’s largest companies on developing, delivering and supporting their privacy programmes.

Speakers Kevin O’Donnell Director of Product, Nitro

Kevin O’Donnell is Director of Product at Nitro, responsible for strategy and execution of desktop and cloud enterprise productivity software. Kevin drives planning, customer engagement and delivery of solutions using agile product management approaches. Prior to Nitro, Kevin successfully led global product development teams at Microsoft in Dublin and Seattle.

Kieran McCorry National Technology Officer Microsoft in Ireland Kieran has worked in the technology industry for over 27 years. He is responsible for positioning Microsoft as the partner technology company of choice and engendering trust, technology vision, strategic alignment, and relevant policy direction for Microsoft customers. He has worked across broad sections of the technology landscape.

Krithika Ramanarayanan Data & Insights Manager Davy Passionate about data storytelling. I work in the Software & Predictive Data Analytics Consulting Industry, with an in-depth knowledge and understanding

of the requirements analysis, design, development, quality assurance and production support phases of projects. My career has led me to provide strategic solutions and shape direction for clients in various industries.

Laura Tato Garcia Digital Project Manager Scope&Go Laura is a digital project manager who partners with CEOs and entrepreneurs to help them manage their projects, teams, and launches. After spending more than four years managing remote teams, Laura knows that the key to success is having a high-performing team. Laura is a certified Scrum Master and holds an Honours degree in Agile Project Management from DIT. You can reach Laura at

Dr Léon McCarthy - Second-Screen Design at The Factory of Thought University of Limerick At the University of Limerick, Dr McCarthy’s research spans second-screening, social-media, data-mining, data-visualisation, audio-visual production and performance. At ‘The Factory of Thought’, he designs bespoke second-screen platforms and smart-media screens. Through these platforms, audience secondscreen discussions manifest in related media content on the main-screens, faciliated through bespoke AI algorithms.

Liam Lynch Cyber Security Evangelist L2 Cyber Security Solutions Liam spent the last 30 years working in the areas of networking and security. He has developed a way of delivering training on the technical topics of Cyber Security and Data Protection in a simple, no nonsense fashion. Some people even enjoy his training sessions.

Lisa White Founder at

Technologist, Transformation Manager, Consultant, Innovator, Program Manager, Evangelist, Entrepreneur, Team Leader and Follower, Security Specialist, Privacy Guru, Corporate Stooge, Cultural Sponge, Talker. I’m reinventing management consulting. My dream is to MAKE WORK BETTER – for workers, customers and shareholders alike, by changing the way organisations are run.

Lorraine Larkin Digital Marketing Manager Christmas FM Lorraine is an award winning strategist, who is passionate about making connections with consumers in creative and innovative ways. She is an accomplished publicist and marketer with almost 10

Data Protection for a new landscape. We help companies to understand how to protect their information assets, demonstrate compliance and gain a competitive advantage through demonstrating quality against industry standards. Whether you are looking for a virtual data protection office or need a risk assessment, we offer a range of services to help with your data and build trust with your clients and suppliers. Come find us on Stand G14 at the GDPR Summit.

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Speakers years’ experience delivering effective traditional and digital communications strategies for a wide range of audiences.

Louis Dwan Associate Consultant Oracle Financial Services I have an academic background in Information Systems from U.C.C. I work in an I.T Consultancy role with Oracle Financial Services supporting the Bank of Ireland I.T Centre. I have an understanding of core banking infrastructure that is critical to a functioning economy. I have a keen interest in blockchain technology and I was involved in start-up incubator during my time at UCC.

Lucinda Kelly Founder & CEO Popertee Product development, mobile marketing, Innovation, start-ups, online marketing, e-commerce, business development.

Maire Hunt – Network Director Software Skillnet Managing Director, Nett-Plus Consulting Maire Hunt has over 25 years at the forefront of national talent development and sector competitiveness. She is National Director of the Software Skillnet – a talent development network for companies across the software and digital technology sector. Working with over 300 tech companies, the network develops strategies and programmes to enable companies to address future skill needs, and co-funds the development and delivery of programmes.

Marc O’Dwyer CEO big red cloud He launched Big red cloud in June 2012, the online version of big red book, to date the company successfully converts 55% of trials into sales and the number of customers is growing rapidly. Marc was recently awarded Business All Stars CEO of the Year at the All Ireland summit in Croke Park and Big Red Cloud was awarded All Star Brand of the year 2018.

Mike O’Halloran CEO Fexco Asset Finance Mike has over twenty years’ experience in the financial sector and currently is the CEO of Fexco Asset Finance. Mike works with clients across a range of sectors helping them achieve the finance solution for their business.

Mario Gheghici CEO Federation of Marketing Mario is the founder of the Federation of Marketing ( and is responsible

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for technological and product developments. Mario has over 15 years’ experience in media and advertising. Throughout his career, he has been a journalist, a PR expert and now he is known as a social media, online marketing, web development and SEO specialist.

Marie Davis Head of Google Marketing Solutions Ireland Marie joined Google in 2005 working as a Senior Sales Account Manager for the UK and Ireland. She previously worked as a Sales Manager for Small and Medium Businesses in the UK market before moving take up the role as Head of Google Marketing Solutions in Ireland. She leads a team of talented people who partner with Irish SMEs and Irish agencies to help grow their businesses online. Marie holds an MA in International Relations from University College Cork.

Marc O’Regan Technologist & CTO Dell EMC Ireland Marc is a passionate believer in Technology and how we can work together as an industry to better enhance and empower every person and organization in the world to achieve more. Marc has nearly 20 years’ experience in Technology, starting his career at Dell in 1999 where he spent sixteen and a half years specializing in various Technology domains including Cloud, Data Analytics and High Performance Computing.

Martin Meier UX / UI Designer Future Finance Martin is currently UX Design Lead in the Irish Fintech startup “Future Finance”. Previously he designed digital experiences for “Paddy Power Betfair”. His background includes 7 years design and leadership experience in a German digital agency. Leading numerous Finance projects and a design team, has resulted in his broad UX Design and Online Marketing expertise.

Dr. Matteo Zallio Researcher at Dublin Institute of Technology & CEO Déan Design Lab Dr. Matteo Zallio is an award winning architect, researcher and inventor. He holds a master with honours in Architecture and a PhD in Industrial Design. He is currently a researcher at the Dublin Institute of Technology, CEO of the startup Déan Design Lab Ltd, guest lecturer and speaker in Europe, USA and Canada. He has extensive expertise as team leader and product designer for smart technologies, Emotional Design and User Experience Design.

Mark Harris Head of Technology Sector in Business Banking AIB Mark is the Head of Technology, Media & Telecoms for AIB’s Sector Strategy & Specialists team. Mark supports AIB’s presence in the TMT sector, providing insight and assistance to the bank in understanding the challenges

facing the industry. Mark is a qualified accountant and started his career in practice in Dublin serving the needs of SME companies.

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

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

Neil McKenna Managing Director KICK Neil is an experienced marketing expert which is evidenced by his 25 year career working for major clients such as Ardagh Group, Cable and Wireless, Diageo, AXA, Meteor, Mars Ireland and Pinewood Healthcare. With an established reputation for strategic thinking, along with a being a keen advocate of integrated communications, Neil has worked very closely with our clients on both their strategic approach and communications mix.

Niall Bodkin- CEO of Founder & Chairman of eCommerce Association of Ireland Niall is a web entrepreneur specialising in eCommerce. He has a background in retail distribution and was early to eCommerce launching one of Irelands earliest sites in 1999. Today he heads, a free omnichannel marketplace for bricks and mortar stores as well as cofounding the eCommerce Association of Ireland in 2014.

Niall Brady Senior Research Engineer – Cognitive Buildings/IoT Energy Analytics IBM Niall Brady is a Senior Research Engineer at the Smarter Cities Technology Centre, Dublin, Ireland.His research work focuses on big data Energy Analytics in Cognitive Buildings and Retail Refrigerationenvironments, with his main area of expertise being in real world sensor interfacing and backend development of data driven algorithms for the validation of system control behaviour and energy optimisation.

Speakers Niall Shanley In-House Counsel – Telefónica Open Future_ (UK) & Wayra UK Limited Niall is responsible for all of the legal aspects of Wayra UK, Wayra Social Ventures and Wayra in Ireland. This means that he is responsible for negotiating, managing the terms of all Wayra’s investments (including any subsequent rounds, exits and other shareholder matters) and Wayra’s partnerships. He has worked with Wayra since 2014, which has allowed him the benefit of seeing the future of technology.

Niamh Bushnell Founder and CEO TechIreland TechIreland is a not for profit mapping all product innovation in Ireland. Our platform and service is freely available thanks to sponsorship from Google, Bank of Ireland, the IDA, Enterprise Ireland and many others. In October 2014, I returned to Dublin after 16 years in NYC to take up a role as Dublin’s first Commissioner for Startups with responsibility for spearheading the development of the city as a global hub for innovative companies. Angel Investor at

Niamh Guckian Director GO Motion Academy Niamh Guckian is a highly-experienced television producer director, formerly with RTÉ and The Irish Times. Additionally, as a BBC-qualified trainer, she has been training content makers in video for social media over several years. At Go Motion Academy, she uses her extensive knowledge of broadcast to teach video production for digital marketing.

Nigel Tozer Solutions Marketing Director EMEA Commvault Nigel Tozer is a Commvault subject matter expert on GDPR, and on the advisory board of the Chief Data Officer Exchange. He has more than two decades of experience in the IT industry with the majority of it in enterprise software, cloud and other businesstransforming technologies. Nigel is a regular speaker at events and webinars on data value and best practices.

Dr. Nikos Minas Technologist | Patent Attorney | IP strategist Nikos is a Senior Patent Attorney with MacLachlan & Donaldson. He is specialising in the protection of industry 4.0 innovations, and regularly advises on the topics of innovation harvesting, Intellectual Property Protection Strategy (IPPS), and IP assets monetisation. Before becoming a Patent Attorney, Nikos was part of the R&D team that put the foundations in the fabrication of Three-Dimensional (3D)- Semiconductor Integrated Circuits.

Oli Cavanagh Founder and Chief Commercial Officer Flender Peer-to-Peer Finance Oli has a background in technology startups. He founded or led sales in several technology firms with successful exits (ChangingWorlds, Brite:Bill, CI Solutions, fPrint) achieving a total acquisition value of over £170 million. Prior to founding Flender, Oli ran ICT sales in Ireland for Ericsson, the world’s largest communications technology company.

Om Tandon User Experience Director DIGIT Games Studio, Dublin, Ireland 14+ years of holistic experience, building teams, processes, pipelines & creating massively entertaining & monetizing experiences for worlds best known IP’s including, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Hasbro, Marvel and many more. Alumni Y-Combinator (Incubator of AirBnB & Dropbox) 2012 batch. With a B.Sc (Hon) in Economics & Behavioral Economics backed by masters in Advertising, users and their journey is pretty centric to my approach.

Orla Rafferty FCIPD CEO RaffertyHR Orla Rafferty is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), with over 20 years of HR Management experience having worked across multiple industries and sectors. In the last 4 years Orla has successfully set up her own consultancy and coaching business under the name of RaffertyHR.

Patrick Haughey MD Haughey Media Patrick Haughey is an award-winning radio producer, content editor, and podcaster. Having produced ‘The Last Word with Matt Cooper’ on Today FM for over ten years, he joined the technology company Voxpro as Content Editor. Here, he devised Voxpro’s entire content strategy and launched the highly successful Voxpro Studios podcast series.

Paddy Conlon Executive Director CBRE Paddy is an Executive Director in CBRE specialising in Office Leasing and Acquisitions. He has been with CBRE for 17 years and has in depth knowledge of the latest trends both from the Property development community and the occupiers who are looking to shape the City of the Future.

Pascal Derrien CEO Talent Cloud Media (TCM) Pascal Derrien is the CEO of Talent Cloud Media (TCM). Pascal joined TCM at an early juncture after having held senior Operations Leader positions in Microsoft, Gateway

or Sony. Pascal is also a brand ambassador for the iconic social media platform beBee (11 million users) based in Madrid. The Recruitment Marketing company has recently launched and is already attracting curiosity and respect from key opinion leaders in the recruiting sector.

Pat Larkin CEO Ward Solutions With nearly two decades’ experience in the IT industry, Pat Larkin is a well-known figure in the Irish information security sector. Pat is a co-founder and co-owner of Ward Solutions, the leading information security provider, and has spent the last 10 years in commercial IT management. Pat has also worked closely with Oyster technology investment group, chaired by Bill McCabe, assessing products and technology for investment.

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

Paul Griffin Director First Compliance Limited Paul is an Institute of Banking Certified Data Protection Officer with over 30 years experience with a wide range of industry sectors, including financial services, B2B environments and retail. He has spent most of his commercial life between the UK and Ireland, has managed business operations across Europe and North America for a division of a FTSE 100 Plc.

Peter Berends User Experience Curriculum & Team Mentor, Digital Skills Academy Peter Berends is the User Experience Curriculum Lead and a Team Mentor for the Industry Partner and Entrepreneurial Projects with Digital Skills Academy. Since 2011, Peter has been working on digital experiences for start-ups, SMEs, international and multinational organisations in Europe and North America, optimising their user experience and lead generation. Prior to working with Digital Skills Academy, Peter worked with several organisations including Google and Web Summit as well as teaching in several educational institutions.

Paddy Quinn Principal, Paddy Quinn & Co Chartered Accountants With over 15 years experience working with startups and fast-growing business, Paddy is able to advise on all the major accountancy and tax issues these businesses encounter. Paddy is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Speakers Peter Turley Profit Builder, Speaker, Thought Leader, SALEStalk Peter enables winning organisations to develop greater sales effectiveness. He focuses on ramping up their sales skills in medium to high ticket sales for challenger brands to the next level using combinations of live performances, workshops, immersive technologies and behaviour changing tools and techniques.

Per Frennbro CEO/Founder FRENNS, United Kingdom Per Frennbro has over 20 years of expertise in leading and growing international business operations by promoting operational excellence, revenue and profit growth. Previous achievements include leading the transformation of banks and financial services firms and boosting the profitability of corporates as well as SMEs through enhanced sales techniques.

Paul Dunne Head of Sales & Partner Channels Elavon Paul Dunne is Head of Sales & Partner Channels for Elavon, a leading global payment provider to over 1 million merchants worldwide. Prior to joining Elavon, Paul spent over 5 years at Realex Payments and following its acquisition; Global Payments as Head of eCommerce Sales. He also has experience in the mobile payments industry having previously held the role of Sales Director at boxPAY.

Philip Kinlen AIB Research & Innovation Innovation Hub, Bankcentre Philip Kinlen works in AIB’s Research & Innovation group, much of his current focus is on distributed ledger technology. He has a background in applied mathematics and prior to AIB he worked in investment banks in London and East Asia.

Philip Bourke - Lecturer in Computer Games Development Institute of Technology Carlow Philip has over 29 year’s industry experience in development, working with international organisations. A speaker at numerous conferences Games:EDU Develop Conference. Recently Philip gave workshops to hundreds of games development enthusiast on 8-Bit Games Development @ 8-Bit Conference.

PJ Fitzpatrick Business Coach

Experienced technologist with thirty years experience in IT, Trading, Derivative Pricing, Asset and Liability Management, Credit Risk and Market Risk for Irish (AIB) and International Banks (Cititbank, Lloyds and Bank Of America).

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

Randall Glick Digital Marketing Curriculum Lead Digital Skills Academy 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.

Rhealyn Mugri First Data Project Leader, Dun Laoghaire Toastmasters Club President Rhealyn is a passionate Life Coach, technology enthusiast, Agile champion, and a Project Management Professional who is a Project Leader in First Data, a global leader in commerce-enabling technology solutions. Rhealyn is also currently the Club President in Dun Laoghaire Toastmasters leading the club in embracing a revolutionised educational programme.

Rigel Di Scala Digital Architect Wipro Digital, Ireland Rigel is a software architect and engineer with over 15 years of professional experience. He has led the design and implementation of several, award-winning digital transformation projects for EU and US legislatures, and global information service providers. He is currently working with financial institutions as a digital architect.

Dr Richard Lee Kin Specialist Periodontist & founder Mint Clinic Dr Richard Lee Kin is a specialist Periodontist. He is founder of the Mint Clinic in Adelaide Rd., Dublin 2 where he maintains a full – time clinic , practice limited to Periodontology & Dental Implantology. His particular interest is in AI & health care and is shortly due to be speakin in amsterdam at the EFP , a world conference on dental and periodontal health ~ Irelands only representative.

Rohit Thakral CEO Target Integration Rohit Thakral has 17 years of experience working in

environments from Manufacturing to Services, from Retail to Distribution and from Event Management to Software Development. He has been running a businesses since 2008 and has been successful in converting a small business to a mid size software development company spread in 4 countries with development centre in 3 of them.

Richard Phelan Managing Director Dynamic Events Richard Phelan is the Managing Director of Dynamic Events, one of Ireland’s leading Event Management Companies which he started in 1996. Dynamic Events has grown from a small team of two to an ever-growing crew of more than 12. Their expert and experienced event professionals come from a range of backgrounds.

Ronan Gray Senior Vice President - Advisory Services at NashTech Ronan Gray is an IT professional with 15+ years’ experience covering Consulting, Solution Architecture, Delivery Management & Executive Relationship Management.He has worked closely with Business Executives and IT Leadership teams within many organisations, assisting them to map IT Solutions to their business needs and aligning to their IT Strategy to support the current and future needs of their organisations .

Ricardo Farinha Product Owner Ocuco Limited “One can make the difference, but two can make it quicker.” Ricardo Farinha’s background in software engineering back in 2002 placed him on a path of adventure, belief and risk all together. After graduation, his first work experience set the bar for his career: Drive software development, with limitless creativity. Nowadays, Ricardo is a Product Owner at Ocuco, a worldwide leading software company.

Robert Farrell Course Director for the Digital Marketing Academy of Ireland Rob is responsible for the design and management of the academies Digital Marketing courses. He was previously the online lecturer with the Digital Marketing institute and taught MBAs in Dublin Business School. An accomplished conference speaker, Rob judges several marketing and education industry awards and has a masters in Strategic Management.

Ronan Fitzpatrick Director of Digital PCW Ronan is the Director of Digital within the Consulting team of PwC Ireland. Prior to joining PwC, Ronan spent over 20 years in Industry, primarily in Digital, online and mobile roles spanning both IT and Commercial. Ronan has excellent practical knowledge of the Business,

Speakers Customer Experience and Technology aspects of all digital, e-Commerce and mobile solutions.

Ronan Whelan Commercial Director SIRO Ronan Whelan joined SIRO (an ESB Vodafone joint venture) in 2015, a company delivering a 100% fibre-to-the-building broadband network, with speeds of up to 1000Mbps. Ronan has responsibility for the commercial strategy, marketing, product & pricing development. As Commercial Director, Ronan was integral to securing 9 broadband retailers now connected the SIRO network, which include Vodafone, SKY, BT, Digiweb and seven other retailers.

Ronan Leenane Founder We Can Save You Money Owner and founder of since 2009, over this time we have grown our client base to more than 7000 commercial clients. We save Irish business more than €5million .

Ross O’Mullane Marketing Manager Energia Ross O’Mullane has spent half his 16 year career working in various marketing roles at Paddy Power, and has recently become the Marketing Manager for Energia: Ireland’s fastest growing energy provider.Based on his experience and industry case studies, in this talk he’ll explain tricks any company can use to emotionally connect with people & drive brand awareness; tips for acquiring and retaining customers more efficiently.

Rosemary Lafferty Owner Yellow Ruler Marketing Rosemary Lafferty is the owner of Yellow Ruler Marketing, a Dublin-based marketing consultancy which helps SME’s who want to create steady growth for their businesses but are unable to devote time to marketing themselves. Rosemary has a Master’s degree in marketing as well as many years’ experience as sales representative.

Rowena McCormack Partner DAC Beachcroft Dublin Rowena is a litigation specialist with considerable experience in dealing with a broad range of complex disputes. She routinely attends before the Commercial Court and High Court and has previously advised clients attending before the Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis in Ireland (the Banking Inquiry) and the Financial Services Ombudsman.

Roy Wilson Cloud Solution Architect Microsoft

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

Samantha Magee Director of Data Acquisition and Research at Rhetorik Samantha Magee is Director of Data Acquisition and Research at Rhetorik. Originally from Milan, Samantha has 20 years’ experience in research, collating and disseminating B2B Marketing Tech Data. In that time working and implementing a range of Data Protection practices and regimes. She has managed research teams across Europe and internationally.

Steven Purcell Country Manager, Global Knowledge Ireland Steven Purcell is Irish Country Manager for Global Knowledge, a leading ICT & Best Practice Learning Solutions company. In delivering learning solutions to support customers as they adapt to key business transformations and technological advancements, we drive the way that organisations around the world differentiate themselves and thrive.

Simon Shaw Security architect, Hannah C.S Ltd

Simon Shaw is a security architect with over 10 years experience implementing information systems designed to protect sensitive Information and demonstrate compliance with international information security standards, financial services regulation and privacy laws.

Sara White Brand Architect & Client Liaison Right Track Creative Sara White is the co-founder and lead ‘brand architect’ with Right Track Creative – an innovative branding and web design agency based in Dublin. Responsible for client liaison and visual brand strategy, Sara has a strong focus on personal branding and coaches clients towards clarity and vision in their brand and online presence.

Scott McConnell Sales Director Equinix Scott has been Sales Director for Ireland and the Emerging Markets with Equinix since 2015. Working in the data centre industry for 13 years he previously held the position of Sales Director for Ireland with Telecity Group and prior to this was Sales Manager for Interxion in Dublin. Scott is responsible for executing the Equinix sales strategy and has over 20 years’ experience in the ICT sales sector.

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

Sharon McKimm General Manager Andovar Sharon McKimm has had a varied and trans-Atlantic career in publishing, philanthropy, and non-profit sectors; but none as rewarding as the 22+ years’ experience in the multi-cultural and stimulating localisation industry. Although a former New Yorker from the Bronx, Sharon enjoys life in Ireland and thrives on the Irish obsession with sunshine. In her role as General Manager for Andovar, Sharon enjoys the challenge of establishing the Dublin Office.

Sharon O’ Reilly IT-GRC Consultant at IT Governance Europe Sharon O’ Reilly is a GRC/GDPR Consultant with IT Governance and an active ambassador with the Irish GDPR Awareness Coalition. A certified Data Protection Practitioner and trainer, Sharon has been deeply involved in the delivery of consultancy and training to the Irish business sector since 2002 following an earlier career in the pharmaceutical sector within the medical devices regulatory area.

Simon Palmer Head of Marketing & Communications RTE Pulse Former gatekeeper turned poacher, now working inhouse undertaking PR, communications and digital marketing in the telecoms sector for Goldfish Telecom aka Providing cloud telecoms and contact centre management services to organisations across Ireland. have 14 years’ experience implementing major corporate public relations and marketing strategies for blue chip clients headquartered in Ireland and the UK.

Sasha Kinch Builder, (by Independent News & Media), Ireland World traveller, sushi lover, antique collector and tech adorer, Sasha has been working in Independent News & Media, Ireland’s largest media company, for over 3 years. She has just finished developing, Ireland’s only blogger aggregation site. In her talk, she’ll help you understand how to engage with influencers and bloggers, how to create a stunning content plan and may even share a few tips and tricks on how to build a loyal community.

Roy is a Senior Solution Architect with 20+ years

Speakers Sebastian Carru Watson & Cloud Platform Business Development, IBM, Ireland With extensive B2B experience in sales and marketing, worked in Not-for-Profit and technology companies. Gained a considerable amount of knowledge in dealing with the Italian and European business world, leading different teams and generating a positive impact to my country. I am currently working at IBM, in Dublin, bringing Cloud, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technologies to the world.

Sergey Sobolev Change agent Mind Digger Ltd Ireland. Drawing from his 15 years of experience in various IT and management roles, Sergey aims to bring change to small and medium businesses and help them with the transition to more productive and adaptive ways of working. With access to Russian and Western management perspectives, he strives to use simplest, most practical approaches from both worlds to achieve significant results.

Shirley Finnerty Business Group Lead, Microsoft Ireland.

Shirley Finnerty is the Business Group Lead for Devices in Microsoft Ireland. Over the past 20 years, she has focused on the evolution of the workplace, enabled by devices and technology. Primarily working within the Telecommunications and IT sectors, both in Ireland and Internationally.

Sinead Peris Project Manager in Business Change Ervia Sinead Peris is an IT, multimedia Project and Change Manager leading end to end software development and roll out programs. She has 20 years of experience of leading international transformation programs with cross functional and inter disciplinary teams of solution architects, business analysts, UX designers, software developers, testers, release managers, product trainers and post go live support.

Stephen Fitzpatrick Vice President Sales Northern Europe 1NCE GmbH A dynamic and innovative senior business leader with nearly twenty years successful experience in enterprise, public sector and multinational technology sales. I specialize in IoT, Security and Connectivity.

Stephen Ralph Product Manager Zarion Software Stephen Ralph is the product manager at Zarion Software. Responsible for driving the strategy, roadmap and growth for all their product offerings in the

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enterprise software space. Specialises in wrangling complex problems and solving with simple solutions by understanding customer needs and requirements.

Saoirse Sheridan Founder & CEO Elder Home Share Saoirse Sheridan is the Founder and CEO of Elder Home Share. She is also a home share companion to David, 98.

Stan Nazarenko CEO Piprate, Ireland Stan Nazarenko is a co-founder and the CEO of Piprate; a Dublin based company that delivers a blockchain based platform providing trust, accountability and transparency in insurance data sharing. Stan is a proven technology leader with 20 years experience in reinsurance and investment management industries.

Stephen Bradshaw Business Development Director KICK Stephen is an ambitious marketeer that believes relationships are fundamental in the pursuit of success in any form of business, but especially in marketing. In his 12 years working in advertising, he has partnered with many national and international clients, including Diageo, Guinness, Beamish, Murphys, Renault, Topaz, Cable & Wireless, The National Dairy Council, TG4 and many more.

Tanya Duncan Managing Director Interxion With over 15 years in the ICT industry, Tanya began her career in the Telecoms sector with roles at both KPNQwest and Esat BT. Tanya then joined Interxion in 2001, where she held a number of positions before becoming Managing Director in 2005. Tanya’s customer focus coupled with a strong understanding of both business and technical requirements has propelled Interxion’s success in the Irish data centre market.

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

Tim Hennessy Dascoin /Netleaders

Tim Hennessy is passionate about blockchain, digital marketing and working with businesses, entrepreneurs and marketers to help them research, learn and understand their audience using a proven

methodology to understand emerging digital solutions! The combination of technical, retail and marketing experience gives him the ability to bridge the gap between opportunity and execution.

Terry Halpin Solutions Consultant Vodafone Over 18 years of experience working within the mobile telecoms industry responsible for the delivery of our Enterprise managed mobility strategy and assisting customers digitally transformation journey. Also have significant expertise of complex back end software and hardware solutions. This knowledge has added significantly to the technological advancements in Ireland within the mobile and Telecommunications sector.

Valerie O’Reilly

Founder & Managing Director, Unicorn PR & Communications Ltd, Dublin Valerie is Founder and Managing Director of Unicorn PR & Communications Ltd. She set up the boutique agency in 2003 and specialises in Communications, Public Relations and Event Management. The company has offices in Dublin and Tipperary. Valerie and her team have fronted campaigns for some of Ireland’s most well known companies along with assisting SME’s perfect their PR campaigns.

Valerie Walsh Executive Council Member Host in Ireland Valerie Walsh is the Vice President of Asset Management for Digital Realty in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Ms Walsh joined Digital Realty as one of the first employees in Europe, through an acquisition in 2006. As Head of Asset Management, Valerie has responsibility for the financial performance of the portfolio of thirtyfive properties in EMEA.

Vanessa Tierney Co-Founder Abodoo Vanessa is co-founder of Abodoo, an exciting global and intuitive platform that is connecting companies with smart working professionals. She champions remote and flexible working in order to attract and retain the best talent and lives and breathes “smart working” . A Top 100 All Ireland Female Entrepreneur Vanessa also founded one of the first 100% remote recruitment agencies supporting Fortune 1000 Technology Companies in the US and across EMEA.

William McLoughlin Barrister & Senior Consultant Argent Business Consultants William McLoughlin BL is a barrister specialising in regulatory compliance, data protection, employment, planning and judicial review. He is the founder of Argent Business Consultants, www.argentbusinessconsultants. ie, a data protection and employment consultancy firm that provides solutions to all data protection related matters.

Exhibitors ABODOO


Abodoo (Abode and Do) was created (like most wellmeaning ideas are) to solve a problem. How to fix the issues around sourcing great talent without being restricted by sq footage or commuting. Through smart working we believe that companies can grow and communities can thrive by allowing professionals the freedom to work and live where they choose.



Ai Bridges has rapidly expanded providing a range of products and services for the communications industry in Ireland and abroad. Our experienced team of engineers & managers put an emphasis on quality and thorough project management.



Arkphire is a leading International provider of managed IT infrastructure and services. We specialise in transforming how IT delivers value to the business and we apply best-practice methodologies to design, build managing complex ICT systems and demanding change projects.



Blueface is the recognised global standard for communications technology, offering ultra-reliable, easily integrated cloud PBX business phone solutions. Since 2004, Blueface has been on the cutting edge of communication technology, utilising our cloud-first infrastructure to rapidly innovate and expand globally. 10/11 Exchange Place, IFSC, Dublin 1 Tel: 00 353 1 524 2000




BCS Sales Recruitment is a specialist Consultancy, providing Human Resources services to the business marketplace. We are experts in Recruitment and Selection of Sales and Specialized Professionals, from Graduate Trainee through to Senior Manager or Director level. 2nd Floor Castelforbes House, Castleforbes Road, Dublin 1 Tel: + 353 1 5311 280



The Global Markets team are the currency management specialists at Bank of Ireland. We offer FX solutions at competitive market pricing. From standard currency exchange, to more tailored solutions, our team can explain how these might work for your business. Our experienced treasury team can help find ways to save you time and money.



Strong brand have strong margins. We believe good branding creates dynamic, ever evolving and meaningful relationships with customers. 109 Q House, Furze RoadSandyford, Dublin 18, D18 P642 Tel: +353 (0) 1 293 7787


Missing Sales Opportunities? Dublin based Lead Generation, Appointment Setting, Telesales and Sales Outsourcing agency delivering campaigns in Ireland, UK and US within the Technology and Professional Services B2B space. Unit C1 Bluebell Industrial Estate, Bluebell Avenue Dublin 12, D12 N799 Tel: +353 1 554 7351



We are a honed team of expert space specialists who design and build workspaces for companies and industries who want more productive and happier employees. We have the competency and vision to design you out of a corner and give you a fresh perspective on how to optimise your space. ‘Productivity by Design’. Unit 6 Rathenraw Industrial Estate, Antrim, BT41 2SJ Tel: +44 (0)28 9442 5200 ­­­ ROI Portfolio House, Kilbarrack Industrial Estate Raheny, Dublin 5, D05 TF86 Tel: +353 (0)19010160


Barnardos is a children’s charity. We work with vulnerable children and their families in Ireland and campaign for the rights of all children. We work with children and families in difficult situations to bring them hope. We campaign for child welfare and child protection; and against child poverty. We provide expertise to people working with children.




Brother has been operating in Ireland since 1958 and is a member of the Brother Global Group. Their vast range of information and communication products includes Printers, All in one Machines, Fax Machines, Label Printers and Scanners together with Brother original consumables and accessories.



The name ‘Camara’ comes from the Bantu dialect of West Africa and means ‘teacher’ or ‘one who teaches with experience’. Many people read it as ‘Camera’ and pronounce it as such, however the correct pronunciation is ‘Ca ma ra’. Camara Education, Chapelizod Industrial Estate Dublin 20, D20EW68 Tel:+353 (0)1 65 22 665 COBBLESTONE LEARNING


Cobblestone Learning is an eLearning design agency. We are a team of designers who improve workplace performance via customised eLearning courses and programmes. We work with your existing information, staff and subject matter experts to create relevant courses, tailored to your unique business and needs. 5 Lombard Street East, Dublin 2, Ireland. Tel: +353 1 9081582



Today’s organisations exist in a mobile-first world. Those that fully embrace a mobile-first strategy can create significant competitive and commercial advantages, achieving better productivity, profitability, customer loyalty and employee engagement. 12 Sandyford Office Park Sandyford Dublin 18 D18 YR24 Tel: +353 1 2932 500

Brother Ireland DAC Unit 37, Boeing Road, Airways Industrial Estate, Santry,Dublin 17, D17 E893 Tel: 01 2411900


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Cashin Telecom are a 3CX Platinum partner. 3CX is a extremely popular low cost, feature rich VOIP Phone System, which can be hosted in Cloud or on Premises. We are exhibiting the 3CX Phone System, showing full functionality, such as: mobile apps, soft phones, CRM integration. Auto attendant, Call Recording. Unit 7 Birch House, Rosemount Business Park Balycoolin, Dublin 11 Tel: 01 8853000




Communication Technology Ltd, Denhu Complex, Walkinstown Avenue, Dublin 12 D12 HW02 Tel: 01 456 1274


Commvault’s data protection and information management solutions provide mid- and enterpriselevel organizations worldwide with a significantly better way to get value from their data. Commvault can help companies protect, access and use all of their data, anywhere and anytime, turning data into a powerful strategic asset.


From a standing start in 2013, Convertibill® has grown to a turnover of EUR 100.0M by delivering fast, flexible finance solutions in a non-traditional way to growing businesses in Ireland.

An alliance of entities and technologies built on a world-class hardware infrastructure, proprietary blockchain technology, a decentralized, user-friendly wallet system and a regulation-friendly global network of KYC authenticated users. All powered by an incentivized marketing engine.


Since 1986 we have provided Managed Print Solutions, Photocopiers, Printers, Scanners and Digital Duplicators to organisations across Ireland. We are your authorised print partner of Epson, HP, Riso, Samsung and PaperCut.


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DasCoin is the store of value in a powerful, cooperative ecosystem – DasEcosystem.

CityPOST House, 523 Grants Place, Greenogue Business Park, Rathcoole, Co Dublin, D24 RY89 Tel: 1890 240 240


Convertibill® – A better way to finance your business.


CityPOST are Ireland’s largest private postal provider, proudly offering the business community national innovative, low cost, non-priority postal services.


Using the 4 building blocks of Supplier Finance, Order Finance, Customer Finance and Sales Finance, growing companies are nourished with the finance they need to win and fulfil bigger contracts and grow their sales and turnover exponentially faster. The big difference is that Convertibill® uses a purchasing model rather than traditional, outdated lending models.


Dataconversion is Ireland’s leading data-focused software development company. We inform, advise and implement data-driven software and engagement solutions that improve your customer experience offering. 25 – 26 Westland Square, Pearse Street, Dublin 2, D02 N403. Tel: +353 1 804 1298 DLRT LIMITED


DLRT Ltd, a member of the TALL Group of Companies, is vastly experienced in producing and delivering a wide range of security print including cheques, paying-in books, forms, ballot papers, certificates and vouchers. DLRT understands the importance of preventing document fraud and can advise how to maximise the security of your documents using secure print production.



Dublin Chamber represents the interests of all businesses in the Greater Dublin Area and as the leading business organisation in the area, the Chamber offers the opportunity to promote your business and to get involved in its future direction.



DBC Group specialises in people and corporate identity solutions. We will show our new visitor management system IDreception. This GDRP compliant software is designed to look good in any reception or foyer while adapting to the unique work-flows of visitor and contractor management system. Come along and see how you can Brand – the welcome, Customise – the experience, Audit – the visit For more information, free samples or demonstrations, please call +353 1 460 2200 or visit our website


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Digicom specialises in Audio Visual, Cloud Conferencing Solutions and Managed Print Services. With over 20 years in business and a team of over 40 people, we have grown to become the trusted partner of many businesses in Ireland and abroad. Tel: +353 (0)1 460 0022



eBuild Web Solutions has over twenty years of web development. We work with a large range of customers, our services ranging from web design, to building tailored online extranet solutions. 3013 Lake Drive, Citywest Business Campus Dublin 24, D24 PPT3 Tel: +353 1 4693751 EUROPCAR BUSINESS FLEET SERVICES


An industry leader in the B2B sector, Europcar Business Fleet Services has in excess of 1,000 vehicles on Irish roads on a permanent basis. Providing bespoke, high-specified packages to all manner of enterprises, our diverse and ultra-modern fleet can facilitate everyone from multi-nationals to SME’s. 35 Northwood Court, Northwood Business Park, Santry, Dublin 9. Tel: 0860298714




The eCommerce Association of Ireland is an independent non-profit group chartered with promoting eCommerce, knowledge, best practice and standards in Ireland for the betterment of business and consumer. 57 Bolton Street, Dublin 1



To give your customers choice and convenience, you need to accept all kinds of payments online using a PC, tablet or mobile, by mail order or over the phone. Tailored to meet your specific business requirements, Elavon’s online payment solutions are smart, flexible, affordable and easy to integrate with your existing systems.


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Energia has been providing electricity and gas to Irish businesses since 1999 with over a third of all Irish SMEs choosing Energia as their energy supplier. Energia is Ireland’s fastest growing home energy supplier. Energia is committed to improving energy efficiency across Irish homes and businesses. To date we have reduced the energy consumption of our business customers by over 69 million carbon tonnes, saving over €9 million in business energy costs.



At ERS, we have built an impeccable reputation for delivering robust custom software applications across desktop, portal and mobile device platforms for over 17 years. This week we will be presenting our Team Konnect Portal and Mobile application platform that enables organisations to manage their mobile resources using tasks management, job scheduling and resource planning and many more modules.


Office 1, Unit 1, Bridgecourt Office Park, Walkinstown Avenue, Dublin 12 Tel: +353 1 7079814

Evros Technology Group presents: Two SaaS-based portals for your IT Procurement & Software Licensing eSource is the easy-to-navigate, fully customisable portal that delivers complete end-to-end procurement and deployment options on all IT hardware and software requirements, with customised enterprise branding, and real-time access to your tailored corporate packages.



For over 30 years, Fexco Corporate Payments has been providing tailored international payments and business foreign exchange solutions for SMEs and large corporate clients. Reduce the cost of your supplier payments with a solution that mitigates FX risk and guarantees a swift and seamless payment experience. Fexco Centre, Iveragh Road, Killorglin, Co. Kerry Tel: 066 976 1258

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Alfa Romeo has always delivered passion and emotions through the excellence of engineering. The brand has recently reopened their Partnership with F1 and plans to reengage with their passion for performance. In Ireland, Alfa Romeo has been rewarded for excelling in the car industry. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Ireland DAC, Agnelli House, Naas Road, Dublin, 12 – Ireland



FIT is an industry-led initiative which works in close collaboration with government departments and national education and training agencies, local development organisations and a host of community based organisations. 7A Bellevue Industrial Estate Glasnevin, Dublin 11, D11 YE00 Tel: +353 1 8825570 Email:



We love recruitment……. MO7

When you’re looking for working capital fast you need to know two key things: (1) you’re dealing with a trusted, reputable provider focused on business success over margin and (2) the person you are talking with is an expert and the decision maker. Fifo Capital is a leading provider of business finance solutions with deep pockets and expert finance skills at the ready to support for your cash flow and capital needs. Suite 5338, 26 Upper Pembroke St, Dublin 2 Tel: (1) 443 4473



Evad provides a broad range of Managed IT Services & Solutions to many industries, from new businesses to large multi-office organisations. Whether you’d like us to proactively manage your computer network or to assist your existing onsite staff, Evad can help.





Fine Grain Property is an owner and operator of industrial and business park properties. We create high-quality, flexible spaces with a bespoke mix of facilities designed with your employees in mind. In the competition for talent, we understand the importance of a great working environment.

We have placed over 50,000 people in to jobs and careers since 1980 and with that comes a lot of responsibility . We understand we are dealing with peoples lives and futures and take that very seriously (but we do try to enjoy ourselves doing it). With 10 branches nationwide our specialist sales and marketing recruiters source the highest performers for our extensive national client base, across all sectors in Ireland.

K11 is part of The Data Protection Group who are expert and experienced legal, data protection and business professionals providing industry leading GDPR related Privacy and Compliance solutions to SME’s, Professionals and Enterprises throughout Ireland and Europe. Level 1, The Chase, Carmanhall Road, Sandyford Dublin 18. Tel: +353 1 685 5025

Exhibitors GRENKE

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At Grenke, we take a personal approach to our work. We believe that traditional values such as transparency, fairness and honesty still hold true and we strive to ensure that these continue to underpin our relationships with customers, partners and shareholders.

business and residential leads. Increase your Sales, Save Time and Reduce Costs with our online service This is an easy to use and cost effective way to clean your customer address list, add extra information to your customer lists and at the same time help you meet your GDPR compliance. Tel: 01 705 7005 -


Headquarters Ireland, Sandyford Business Park Suite 306 Q-House Furze Road, Dublin 18 Tel: (01) 292 3400



Glantus is an innovative developer of business led data processing and analysis platforms. Our mission is to make data science accessible by delivering insights to transform data into a valuable business asset.

Grow offers customised development programmes for sales teams with a simple, measurable goal: Improve sales performance to generate more business.

Estuary House, Block P7,, Eastpoint Business Park, Clontarf, Dublin 3, D03 Y6A2, Ireland Tel: +353 (01) 889 5300


Tel: 01 254 9915



The IEDR is the registry for .ie Internet domain names and maintains the database of .ie registered domain names. We have been managing the .ie country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) namespace since 1991. IE Domain Registry CLG 2 Harbour Square, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin Tel: 01 2365 430



Hiscox is headquartered in Bermuda and is an international specialist insurer, underwriting a diverse range of personal and commercial insurance risks. For more information on how we use our expertise and specialism, please visit



We help companies to understand how to protect their information assets, demonstrate compliance and gain a competitive advantage through demonstrating quality against industry standards. We specialise in the GDPR, ISO 27001, PCI DSS, ISO 22301 as well as other risk management services to truly assess your security landscape.

At Go Motion Academy, we understand that people need simple, accessible training to give them the confidence to make credible video content. We unpack the language and grammar of video, and take away the mystery. We encourage you to take hold of your video content and make it work for you. Tel: +353 1 410 0600



Drive your business and grow your customer base by connecting to 2.2 million prospective customers with GeoDirectory. Backed by An Post and Ordnance Survey Ireland it’s the country’s most accurate database of


Save Time & Money in a Busy World. Automate People Management and Recruitment processes with HRLocker’s smart, cost-efficient cloud solution.

Beach Road, Greystones, Co. Wicklow, A63 X954 Tel: 015547888

• Awesome backup. Superhero Support • Safe, secure and easy to setup & use. Helps you reach GDPR Compliance • Built by HR professionals. We know HR!




Goldfish provides cloud telecoms and communications software. It is the first Irish company to be appointed as an official telecoms partner to ZOHO. Speak to them about how their Quvu PhoneBridge integration can help your business work more efficiently.

Fitzwilliam Hall Business Centre Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2 Tel: +353 (0)1 669 4630




GPS2Find has been providing GPS trackers and much Peace of Mind to its customers in Ireland and across the web since 2013 specialising in the Construction and Plant Hire sectors. Whitehouse Cross, Dromiskin, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Tel: +353(0)42 942 0560 Website:



The Hatch Lab is a new Tech Incubator space located in Gorey, Wexford. Located in a modern building, The Hatch Lab is designed specifically for Technology Companies, supporting business concepts, business start-ups and co-working staff.

Grandview House, Lahinch, Co. Clare Tel: 01 4434 32 / 065 7081466 Website:



Inpute are leaders in intelligent data capture, content and case management, and secure document delivery. Inpute leverage over 30 years’ experience to tackle the challenges of GDPR and deliver software solutions that improve organisational efficiency, reduce operational costs and increase a company’s responsiveness to an ever-changing marketplace. Frankfort Centre, Dundrum, Dublin, D14E8N5 Tel+ 353 1 5175100


F21 InterAccess are Ireland’s leading provider of web and mobile accessibility consultancy and training. InterAccess will help you create practical accessible design and development solutions with a high level

Exhibitors of usability and aesthetics that also conform to international accessibility standards.


Tel: 01 961 0059



ID-Pal is a Saas solution for KYC that enables businesses to verify the identity of customers simply, securely and conveniently. Using advanced mobile technologies, ID-Pal reduces the cost and risk associated with customer onboarding, whilst removing any friction from the user experience.


Irish Times Training has been in the professional development and education business for over 40 years. We deliver the highest quality Business, Management, Digital Marketing and Personal Development programmes. Our courses are designed to enhance your skills at every stage of your career. The Irish Times Building , 24-28 Tara Street, Dublin 2 Tel: 01-472 7101 ISO QUALITY SERVICES LTD


We specialise in helping SMEs improve their business through the implementation of ISO and BS EN Management Standards and delivery of CPD Accredited training. We simplify the entire process, ensuring it is straightforward and stress free for you. Quality Suite, Oak House, Everoak Estate, Bromyard Road, Worcester WR2 5P (UK) 01905 670303



Since itContracting was established in 2010, we have been positioning the best permanent, contract and temporary IT talent within the brightest companies. We really care about getting it right. As members of the National Recruitment Federation, we adhere to the standards and codes of practice for the recruitment industry in Ireland. Hibernia House, Cherrywood Business Park, Loughlinstown, Dublin 18.

Managed Print Services Document Processing Systems Design & Professional Services Inclusive Photocopier Service

We are excited to showcase our expanded range of products and services at TechConnect Live.


C08 is the procurement services division of leading Irish ICT provider PFH Technology Group. Serving over 1500 customers including Government, Health, Educational & Corporate bodies, from offices in Dublin, Cork & Galway, PFH is the “go to” organisation which ensures best value on ICT investment. PFH Technology Group, Eastgate Business Park, Little Island, Co. Cork /

Tel: +353 (0) 1 832 0930


39 St Stephen’s Green Dublin 2, Email: Tel: +353 (0)1 556 3225


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Ibec represents Irish business; home grown, multinational, big and small, spanning every sector of the economy. The organisation and its sector associations, work with government and policy makers nationally and internationally, to shape business conditions and drive economic growth. 84/86 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, D02 H720 Tel: 01 605 1500



Units 12 – 15, Blackthorn Business Park Coes Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth Tel: +353 (0)42 9331742

6-7 Granby Row, Dublin 1, Ireland Tel: +353 1 5397227



Zodiac 5, Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead,HP2 7SJ, United Kingdom Phone 1 800 677 300 Fax 1 800 677 301



Established over 25 years, Liffey Plastics are leading manufacturers of Ring Binders in PVC and Polypropylene. Our range of products include, Conference Folders, Travel, Bank, Insurance and Tax Documentation Wallets. G16

IT Governance is a leading global provider of IT governance, risk management and compliance solutions, with a special focus on cyber resilience, data protection, PCI DSS, ISO 27001 and cyber security. IT Governance Europe Ltd,The Mill Enterprise Centre, Newtown Link Road, Greenhills, Drogheda, Co. Louth, A92 CD3D Tel: 00 353 16 950 411


KK – Industrial equipment from a simple waste bin to a mezzanine floor with an engineer’s store. Catalogue to bespoke orders.

Intact Software works with ambitious Merchant, Retail, Wholesale/Distribution, Light Engineering and Growing businesses that need technology to be a perfect fit for their business. Our technology and services support their medium and long-term commercial goals, enabling their business to operate at its best.




Lensmen is one of the leading and oldest media companies in Ireland covering 65 years of major political and social events. Originally a Photography company we have expanded our services to include Video Production, Time-Lapse and Drone. Our crew includes skilled photographers and videographers experienced in a variety of services including PR, event, editing, film, industrial and editorial photography and video. 17 Nottingham Street, North Strand, D3, D03 C654 Tel: 00353 01 8197738


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The Local Enterprise Office Dublin City supports early stage and growing tech companies in Dublin City. We can support you with financial assistance, access to mentors, info & advice, training, and connections to other agencies in the ecosystem. Local Enterprise Office Dublin City, Block 4, Floor 1|Civic Offices |Wood Quay|Dublin 8. Tel: +353 1 222 5611 MACLACHLAN & DONALDSON




One-stop-shop for project planning, requirements analysis, UI/UX, development, testing and support. We develop professional solutions for industry leaders and startups with an aim to build powerful and result focused websites, apps and systems that are modern and easy to use. Gedimimo ave. 27, Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 (685) 16600



Our goal is to assist clients formulate effective Intellectual Property (IP) Protection Strategies that will help them gain a commercial edge over their competitors. Key to our approach is that we take the time to fully understand our clients’ business and markets so we can give a practical, professional service focused on our clients’ specific commercial needs and objectives. 2b Clonskeagh Square, Clonskeagh Road, Dublin D14 V0N2, Ireland



Some of the most productive devices on the planet are right at your fingertips. Designed for the way you work, play and all of the moments in between, the Microsoft Surface collection delivers innovative technology that will transform your day, bring new life to your projects and help you spend more time doing what you love. For more information, please contact: Catherine McGovern Matthew Hewston


1 Albert Park, Sandycove, Co. Dublin, Tel: +353 (0)1 280 7735 / 284 4456

30 Ailesbury Mews, Dublin 4, Ireland Tel: +353 1 901 4177

Ireland remains at the leading edge of agri-food, ICT, med-tech, pharma-chem and internationally traded services. It also offers strong opportunities in the green economy, arts, entertainment, recreation and education sectors. Make it Meath Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co. Meath C15 Y291 Tel: +353 46 9097065 Email: Website:

Nuix understands the DNA of data at enormous scale. Our software pinpoints the critical information organisations need to anticipate, detect and act on cybersecurity, risk and compliance threats. 4700 Cork Business Airport Business Park Kinsale Road, Cork, Ireland. Tel: + 353 214849123 THE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE INFORCEMENT A05

Established in 2001, the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) is responsible for improving the compliance environment for corporate activity in Ireland.


Unit 206, Q House, Furze Rd., Sandyford, Dublin 18 Tel: 00 353 1 2790020 F10 ONETRUST

New Horizons Ireland is the leading training provider for IT courses and certification in Ireland. We are the number one choice for Microsoft Office, Microsoft technical, Cisco training, CompTIA, Business skill and more. 22-24 Strand Street Great, Dublin 1 Tel: +353 18898700


OneTrust is a leading privacy management software platform used by more than 1,500 organisations globally to comply with data privacy regulations across jurisdictions, including the EU GDPR.



We are unique and it works. Olas helps Irish businesses to achieve superior IT productivity. Whether the answer is SAP End-user Training or SAP project team training, bespoke databases and applications, or corporate IT Training, we speak the language of your business.


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We are helping small businesses to utilise talents of their employees fully. We work to contribute to establishing effective processes, and management approaches so that company would improve, employees would thrive, and owners would get welldeserved success.



The Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement 16 Parnell Square Dublin 1 Tel. 01 8585800

Marketing magazine is Ireland’s leading marketing, advertising and media monthly. is read by Ireland’s top marketing and media executives, online and digital companies, advertising agencies, PR practitioners, researchers, direct marketing and promotion firms, designers, event organisers and film and sound studios.


network of web, design & print studios across Europe. We work with businesses large and small to help them grow, achieving their marketing goals. We offer web and graphic design, print and signage, and SEO. Call 01-4054775 or



Nettl of Dublin is your local studio, part of the largest

The Optimum Results team have a long track record in the design and delivery of results-focused and cost

Exhibitors effective business Management & Staff training to the highest International Standards. The Business Centre, Blackthorn Business Park, Coe’s Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 EO3R


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Our online printing store allows you to order business cards, posters, flyers, wedding invitations & much more at unbeatable prices.

Pembroke Insurances is one of Ireland’s leading Independent Business Insurance and Commercial Insurance Brokers. At Pembroke Insurance we are acutely aware that it is essential for commercial insurance purchasers to find the best value available.


Proactive Pipeline is a sales training firm specialising in consultative selling, we work with technical sales teams to improve productivity. Mountain West, Oranmore, Co. Galway Tel: 086-2818-111



Paddy Quinn & Co specialise in assisting start-ups with their accountancy and tax requirements. We are a modern accountancy firm, utilising the latest technology available to help make accountancy simple for business owners. Block B, The Crescent Building, Northwood, Santry, Dublin 9, D09 C6X8 Tel: 01 552 6307


Voted Best in Practice Accountancy & Finance for the years 2017, 2015, 2013 & 2012 Quest is a team of experienced and professional Financial Recruiters solely dedicated to recruiting for Accountancy and Financial Services Professionals. Quest Recruitment, 59 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Tel: +353 1 676 0505




At Permanent TSB, we serve the needs of over one million customers everyday with our range of daily banking, lending and financial planning options. We serve our business and personal customers through our 77 branches, online, phone and mobile channels. Talk to us about how we can help you to keep going.






Ximbus is a multimedia teaching application that allows you to create interactive training courses in minutes. Create training courses from your existing content from Microsoft OneDrive or Google Drive, YouTube Videos, PDFs, Bing Images, Web links & more.



Pecan is a company expense tool with integrated software and a company payment card that helps you control your budget and manage expenses in real time. Pecan is brought to you by PerfectCard DAC, a financial institution regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.


Red flare is an enterprise wide solution that collects, collates, and communicates key information on the effectiveness of the management structure, processes and controls. Tel: +353-1-677 1411


Revenue’s Mission Statement: ‘To serve the community by fairly and efficiently collecting taxes and duties and implementing Customs controls.’ Revenue is a customer-centric, compliance orientated, tax and Customs administration. Revenue plays a vital role in the economy by securing taxes and duties due to the State. Dublin Castle, Dublin 2 Tel: +353 1 8589205


Protectorate Solutions Ltd. specialises in providing consultancy services and Software Solutions to aid enterprises in acting in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation.




Pembroke House, 22 – 23 Pembroke Street Upper, D2 Tel: 01-7998899

13 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4 D04 W7K5 Tel: 1890247000 PROTECTORATE SOLUTIONS LTD.

Unit A10, Network Enterprise Park, Kilcoole Co.Wicklow A63 RK23 Tel: +353 (0)1 255 7112


Our purpose is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives. Our promise is to innovate to help our customers run at their best. Our focus is HR, ERP and Reporting solutions which run in the Cloud. SAP Ireland 1012 -1014 Kingswood Avenue Tel:014717000


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Providing access to lower cost finance lies at the heart of the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) mission. The SBCI was set up in late 2014 to address issues SMEs were facing in the credit market in Ireland following the banking crisis. Specifically, the SBCI was put in place to secure sources of longterm lower cost funding for SMEs. Twitter handle – @SBCIreland SCANOMAT TOPBREWER


Discover the world’s most advanced commercial coffee machine for workplace. TopBrewer offers a wide selection of premium hot & cold beverages from a single app-controlled tap. The award-winning, minimal design is a natural anchor point in breakout spaces and offices to encourage collaboration & promote wellbeing. Follow us: @TopBrewerIRL



Servecentric is your managed hosting and IT services partner. Our team of experts deliver compliant, robust


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solutions with integrity and invention, empowering you to focus on your business. Our core focus is on providing solutions that are appropriate to the client’s technology, business and budget. Unit 9, Blanchardstown Corporate Park, Dublin 15 D15 CXE2

full potential. We offer the shortcut to e-commerce. How? Through 100% seamless integration with SAP and Microsoft Dynamics. Our e-commerce solution leverages existing business logic and data in powerful and user friendly web stores.


Cork County Council, Library Building, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, T12 K335 Tel: 021-4285713 Twitter: @servicerepublic



We are a strategic digital marketing agency based in Dublin. Our team combines digital marketing strategists and certified specialists. We will help you succeed online by offering you best in class digital marketing advice and services. 39 Clarendon Street, Dublin 2, Ireland Tel: (01) 7030406 Website:



SmartCloud delivers practical business solutions that enable organisations to streamline internal and external business processes and to build stronger relationships with staff, suppliers, prospects, and customers. 1 Camac House, Bow Bridge, Kilmainham, Dublin D08 YX74, Ireland, ​Dublin Tel:+353 1 685 9306



Suicide or Survive (SOS) is an Irish charity focussed on breaking down the stigma associated with mental health issues and ensuring that those affected have access to quality recovery services that are right for the individual.



Sana helps business all over the world reach their

Snap Group Office, 2058 Castle Drive, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24 Eircode : D24 K443 Tel: +353 (0)1 466 0525 Email:


Unit 5 Beckett Way, Park West Business Park Nangor Road, Dublin 12 Tel: 01 467 3600


Sytorus is a recognised leader in pragmatic Data Protection deployment, utilising our proven services and products, including assessments, implementation, training and support. Our job is to ensure that our clients are compliant with the legislation in an efficient and effective manner.


Tapadoo are Ireland’s leading team of mobile app developers. We eat, sleep and drink and mobile apps. Drop by the Tapadoo office during an Apple or Google announcement and you’ll find the whole team hanging back to see what’s new. We have been committed to mobile app development since our establishment in 2009. We retain a singular focus on mobile app development, which means every project we work on has mobile app development at its core. 27 – 28 Strand Street, North City, Dublin 1 Tel: 01 555 2224


E15 is Ireland’s easiest way to cut the cost of your daily commute with Dublin Bus, Iarnród Éireann, Bus Éireann and Luas. You can save up to 52% off the cost of your commute when you buy your ticket through your employer. Come visit our stand and start saving today.



TechIreland started gathering data in May 2016 while still a project of the Dublin Commissioner for Startups office. Now, with its own dedicated team of research analysts, we are tracking over 1200 Irish company profiles and update 200 of them every week.

Unit 243 The Capel Building, Dublin 7 Tel: +353 87 987 8741 SPARK CROWDFUNDING

Spearline Risk & Compliance, part of the award winning company Spearline, develops software solutions for organisations that handle data. Spearline Data Protection is a software solution that supports organisations on their journey to GDPR compliance.


Sungard Availability Services (“Sungard AS”) is a leading provider of critical production and recovery services to global enterprise companies. Sungard AS partners with customers across the globe to understand their business needs and provide production and recovery services tailored to help them achieve their desired business outcomes. Learn more




Do more with Snap. Bring your marketing plans, events, facilities and sales collateral to life with our 360 service that includes; design, print, signage, promotional products and digital content. All under one roof.


27 South William Street, Dublin 2 Tel: 01 44 33 944 SPEARLINE RISK & COMPLIANCE


Service rePublic is a partnership between Cork County Council and Cork Institute of Technology, established in January 2017. It is a dedicated service design unit located in Cork County Council and is transforming how public services are being delivered.

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Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for Irish companies to raise new funds in a quick and cost-efficient manner. We are Ireland’s first equity crowdfunding platform, based in Dublin. We are Irish. Our platform is simple. We offer a complete solution. Our fees are very competitive. Highly qualified,

Human error due to phishing and lack of security awareness is the #1 cause of Ransomware and Data breaches. Staff security awareness is now a key requirement of the G.D.P.R. Tech Guard helps


Exhibitors companies reduce their cyber-risk and increase G.D.P.R compliance through its world class, online security awareness training and simulated email phishing platform and service. Tel: +353 (1) 699 1545 TRANSFERMATE GLOBAL PAYMENTS


TransferMate Global Payments, the market-leading, international choice for businesses worldwide that send and receive foreign currency payments at top speed and lowest cost.


Viatel is the largest Irish-owned provider of advanced voice, broadband connectivity, data centre and managed WAN solutions. We provide cost-effective, innovative and bespoke telecoms solutions for small to medium enterprises (SME), corporate, public sector and wholesale customers.



We are the business school at the heart of world renowned university located at the core of Dublin, an international capital city and hub for global business. Trinity College Dublin has a robust reputation as a leading international university which extends over four centuries.


Vodafone is Ireland’s leading total communications provider with 2.3 million customers and employs over 2,000 people directly and indirectly in Ireland. Vodafone provides a total range of communications solutions including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications to consumers and to small, medium and large businesses. Since 2011, Vodafone has expanded its enterprise division, offering integrated next-generation fixed and mobile solutions in addition to cloud-based platforms,machine to machine services and professional ICT support.


Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Dublin 2



Tweak Cloud allows organizations to share, edit and control their brand design at a never-before-seen level of detail. The result is significant savings on design, agency and staff costs through real and sustainable efficiency. We allow organizations to protect their brand and marketing materials, while having full control over them 24/7. 32 Fitzwilliam Place, Floor 2, Dublin 2 Tel: 1800 202 202 UCD INNOVATION ACADEMY



At UCD Innovation Academy we take a highly actionoriented approach to teaching and learning. All of our teaching is grounded in academic rigour but our focus is on the practical application of this in a real-world context. O’Brien Science Centre, Belfield Campus, University College Dublin


A clever free-call button for your website that allows online customers worldwide connect to your company landline and/or mobile ‘free of charge’. It can also be used for online & email marketing and is up to 85% cheaper, as a replacement for Premium Rate numbers & Freephone numbers. M11 Business Campus, Gorey, Co Wexford, Tel: + 353 87 678 4747 /



VT is the exclusive operator of the Sigfox network in Ireland. This nationwide Internet of Things (IoT) network provides the lowest power, lowest cost connectivity for the most common use of connected objects — simple sensors and devices. We are part of the global Sigfox network which allows businesses to connect objects under one network and one contract.


Tel: 0345 454 0014



At WorkFlow ICT, we create Human Resources Technologies to enable the Learning and Development, Career Strategy, Personal Branding and Marketing of professionals for the job market.

Unit 1, College Business & Technology Park Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, D15 PEC4 Tel: 1800 930 860

14 St. Stephens Green, Dublin 2. Tel: (01) 635 3700 TRINITY BUSINESS SCHOOL


find the perfect work place for you through all the major providers for free. Think there. Create There. Workthere


Workthere are the smart agent and website that matches businesses with serviced office space. We work with all types of businesses – large or small – to

Suite 2, 20 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2. Tel: +353 (01) 254-9428



Zoho CRM helps you sell smarter, better, faster. Reach out to prospects at the right moment and engage them across every channel. Zoho CRM helps businesses of all sizes close more deals the smarter way. Tel: +1 877-834-4428 Email: Website:


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