Diversity in Tech Webinar: Next Generation Planning

We are delighted to announce our next upcoming Diversity in Tech event, ‘Next Generation Planning’, scheduled for Wednesday 21st October from 12-1pm.

This event will be an energising and enlightening panel discussion with a mix of both graduates and professionals.

We are currently living in a new world and companies will need to plan strategically to meet the expectations and beliefs of the next generation. In recent years there has been shift in generational differences, so companies need to react accordingly to ensure that they attract and retain graduates and employees.

With changes in ideas, values, attitudes, how do companies adapt to meet the needs to the next generation?

Be sure to join us to for this virtual event that is not to be missed. Hear the various thoughts and opinions of each of the panellists on this topic, including items such as:

  • What are the next generation’s expectations of work? (compared to previous generations)
  • How do companies need to adapt to manage both this generation and next generation expectations?
  • Will next generation attitudes and values have an impact on companies’ strategies to attract and retain employees?
  • Will there be a knock on impact on company culture?
  • Will Covid-19 impact next generation planning?

Panellists include:


Registration: We are delighted to announce that this webinar is free for all it@cork members and non-members, however registration is essential. Please click on the following link for registration:

Webinar Registration

Please note this is a virtual event only. If you do not already have Zoom installed on your PC, tablet or smartphone, you may be asked to download a plugin to access the webinar.

Mairead O’Flynn, University Campus Manager, Diversity and Inclusion Lead at VMware

Mairead is responsible for University Relationship Management at VMware, one of the biggest software companies in the world. Her role requires her to execute a strategy across over 8 countries to attract interns and graduates from universities across Europe and the Middle East to join VMware. She is extremely passionate about diversity in technology and helping students find their path, as well as showcasing the IT industry as an amazing place to start a career for students from all sorts of disciples.

Julia Sheehan, Student & WiSTEM UCC Society Chairperson

Julia is a third year Financial Maths and Actuarial student in UCC and chairperson of the UCC WiSTEM Society. Julia initially started on the society as first year representative in its founding year, took on the role of vice-chairperson in second year and is now chairperson of the very successful society. During Julia’s time on the committee they have been fortunate enough to win several awards, including UCC Best Society in 2020 and UCC Best New Society and Societies Choice in 2019.

Aisling Crowley, Talent Acquisition Senior Analyst at Dell Technologies

Aisling has been on the Talent Acquisition Team in Dell Technologies for over 2 years, she specialises in Technical recruitment, as well as Graduate and Internship hiring. Aisling holds a MSc in Human Resource Management, a BSc in Commerce and is extremely passionate about how Diversity and Inclusion can impact the workplace”

Prince Sebastian, DevOps Engineer at IBM

Prince is currently working as DevOps engineer at IBM and has recently completed a Masters in Computing Science in University College Cork.

Lee McSweeney, Associate Director at KPMG

Lee is an associate director in KPMG’s Management Consulting Practice in Cork. Lee works with both local and global clients shaping and delivering solutions to solve KPMG’s clients biggest business challenges.

Lee has over 10 years experience, working in professional services and in Banking with Bank of Ireland specialising in People and Change; and has extensive change, transformation management and cultural change experience, working on and leading teams on large complex transformation and technical programmes.

Event Details
  • Start Date
    2020-10-21 12:00
  • End Date
    2020-10-21 13:00
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