Tech Summit 2018
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Skillnet Ticket Rate:
One of the big perks of being a member of it@cork is access to our skillnet subsidised training programme
This year we thought we’d reward our members who have invested in up-skilling through our Skillnet by offering you a highly-subsidised ticket rate of €100 (+ VAT) to our flagstone Tech Summit event.
As a valued it@cork member you are being offered the opportunity to buy these tickets. Contact Annette Coburn on email@example.com today to find out how to avail of this offer.
Early Bird Rate will end on 26th March 2018
(all prices are inclusive of VAT)
Gillian holds a Masters in Data Business frim University College Cork and the Irish Management Institute. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Computer Science and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting and Management Information Systems. Gillian is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Project Management Professional (PMP). Gillian is also a director of the board with it@cork European Tech Cluster.
In the past, he has held global roles as Lead Technologist with Tyco/ Johnson Controls in the IoT space, Principal Architect & Development Manager with Dell EMC in the cloud space, and lead the design and development of a Computer Vision platform in the automotive electronics space for Alps Electric. Denis has also held roles with start-ups in healthcare informatics, and was a member of EMC’s global innovation council. Denis is a regular conference speaker in the area of disruptive technologies, mainly in IoT, and more recently in the area of automation and AI. Outside of technology, he has led commercial efforts in each of his positions, looking at sensing new market opportunities for emerging technologies.
He has presented The Anton Savage Show, Savage Sunday, The Sunday Business Show, and was stand-in presenter on The Last Word, The Tubridy Show and The Ray D’Arcy Show. He has written for the Irish Independent, The Mail, The Sunday Business Post, was a columnist with The Sunday Independent and now writes a weekly column for The Herald.
Anton also manages The Communications Clinic, a training and consultancy firm which list among its clients some of the country’s top sports stars, corporate entities, CEO’s and politicians.
Anton’s first book was titled ‘Spin and Win, How Irish Politicians Get Elected.’
She also advises start-up/high growth companies in the technology sector, on scaling their business overseas and on exit strategies.
Caroline graduated from UCC with a Bachelor of Law, is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Associate. She currently serves as Chairperson of IT@Cork in a volunteer capacity, a not-for-profit organisation which represents the interests of about 200 tech companies in the Cork region. Caroline is also co-founder of the award winning I Wish , a voluntary social enterprise to inspire secondary schools girls to pursue careers in STEM, which has reached over 10,000 girls since its inception in 2015. Caroline has won many awards for her work on I Wish and diversity including WMB Empowering Women Award 2015, Junior Chamber Ireland Top Ten Outstanding Person 2016, UCC Alumni Achievement Award 2017.
In 2015, Don moved to Stripe to help build their European Operations, with functions ranging from customer service, sales, finance, legal, compliance and now Engineering. Stripe currently employs about 100 people in their EU HQ in Dublin.
Professor O'Sullivan is a Fellow and current Deputy President of the European Artificial Intelligence Association (EurAI), one of the world’s largest AI associations with over 4500 members in over 30 countries. Professor O’Sullivan was President of the International Association for Constraint Programming from 2007-2012.
In 2013 he received a UCC Leadership Award and won the Association for Constraint Programming Distinguished Service Award in 2014. He was named Science Foundation Ireland Researcher of the Year for 2016, UCC Researcher of the Year in 2017, and elected to membership of the Royal Irish Academy in 2017, Ireland’s highest academic accolade.
Professor O’Sullivan has been involved in winning over €200 million in research funding, of which approximately €30 million has directly supported his research activities at UCC.
In addition to his academic work, Professor O'Sullivan runs his own AI consulting firm, AI Machina, and is SOSV’s AI Expert-in-Residence across its international set of startup accelerators that fund approximately 150 startup companies each year.
axial3D specializes in medical 3D printing to advance both standards and efficiency of surgical intervention. With a focus on providing unique workflow software and automated DICOM segmentation algorithms to 3D printing laboratories globally; as well as a full 3D printing service offering, axial3D’s mission is to improve access to 3D printing for surgeons globally and drive increased efficiency and reduced costs of medical 3D printing.
Prior to TechIreland Niamh was Dublin's first Commissioner for Startups, where she developed a platform, an image and a voice for Dublin as a great tech city. Niamh founded the Dublin Globe publication, the #1st FridayBrekkie, and Mentoring for Scale, a monthly mentoring event for scailing companies.
Niamh has been in the technology business for over two decades and spent 16 years in NYC where she built two startups (TechResources and Idirus) and became a mentor and angel investor at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator - ERANYC. Her first company Pan Research was founded in Dublin in 1996.
Niamh is on the board af FoodCloud and New Ireland's Millennial Board.
He is currently focused on working with companies and organisations to increase awareness and understanding of Blockchain and Crypto currencies, and to help them to deploy the technology in a way that will either make or save money.
Hazel is a Qualified Accountant, holds a Masters in Accounting from UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School and a B.Comm (Hons) from UCD. Hazel provides finance workshops to female entrepreneurs as part of Going for Growth a KPMG and Enterprise Ireland sponsored initiative, she is also a Social Entrepreneurs Ireland mentor. Hazel has previously spoken on the topic of fundraising at National Digital Week, Skibereen and Going for Growth conferences.
An editorial board member for major scientific publications, holding a PhD in science and a certified technology and project management professional with experience in consultancy for major international clients.
Specialties: AI, machine learning, research, innovation, project management and entrepreneurship.
Sean is a Geography post-grad with two masters degrees, who has also worked as a dive-master in the Tropics and team lead in Australia. A self-taught developer, he is also one of the founding members of SSDP in Ireland (Students for Sensible Drug Policy).
Dr. McGinn has won awards in both design and robotics, most notably the Engineers Ireland award for Innovation in 2013.
Prior to her research career, Sonja was a member of the BMW research and development team on Design- Ergonomics in Munich, Germany. She worked on projects focused on driver monitoring, fatigue and drowsiness detection.
Most recently, in the digital health domain, Sonja has developed a sensor and method for pressure-ulcer prediction “SanaSense”, with US and European patent being currently granted. SanaSense measures tissue/muscle compression, which allows to objectify subjective feelings of discomfort or pain. Sonja also has a keen interest in advancing human digital models, enabling them to feel discomforts and is a consultant advisor to industry in the areas of smart sensor hardware and software applications.
Dónal joined IDA Ireland in 1997 and has held a number of roles in the intervening period, including five years based in IDA’s Silicon Valley office, managing the organisation’s business development on the West Coast of North America. Before his current role, he managed IDA’s Professional Services and BPO business from the Dublin office. Dónal is a graduate of Business Studies and Marketing from Dublin City University.
Prior to joining Soapbox Labs, she worked as a speech recognition engineer in a Silicon Valley start-up, helped to create the natural language processing and dialog systems for IBM Watson, and contributed to the development of the first Irish language speech synthesiser at Trinity College. She holds a PhD in Speech Technology, and an M.Phil in Linguistics, both from Trinity College Dublin, and a B.Sc. in Physics and Astronomy from National University of Ireland, Galway. As well as various academic publications, she holds a patent in the area of cognitive computing, and is a regular speaker at technical conferences and summits in Ireland and abroad.
The session will focus on Future Psychology and how tech companies can address the psychological needs of human beings in the landscape of Cyberpsychology.
Brendan’s research interests’ lie in the areas of sensor system integration, low power embedded system design and development (hardware and software), algorithm development for embedded system data fusion, system miniaturization, RF system design and optimization and system deployment.
Brendan has published extensively in this area and has secured significant funding for Tyndall in the area of development and deployment of WSN technologies and applied research activities for energy the environment and health and has supervised a number of postgraduate students, both at MEngSc and PhD level.