Diversity in Tech Webinar: Hot Skills of the Future

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it@cork are delighted to announce the first Diversity in Tech event of the year, ‘Hot Skills of the Future’, scheduled for Thursday 11th March from 12-1pm. Berkley Recruitment Group have kindly agreed to sponsor this event.

The event is intended to be informative, with a good mix of panellists from various backgrounds.

Panellists will be discussing recent trends and changes in the tech industry job market, while also looking at jobs that will be in demand in future years to come (some of these jobs might not even exist yet). This webinar will appeal to a wide audience –  including people who have an interest in a career in tech, students, recent graduates and people wishing to get back into the work force.

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

  • Thoughts on the hot skills of the future
  • Recent employment trends and jobs that are in high demand in the current market
  • What companies can do to ensure that their employees have the necessary skills for the future
  • Will remote working have an impact on hot skills of the future?
  • Has Covid – 19 changed the demand for certain jobs?

Panel speakers include:


Registration: Please click on the following link –

Webinar Registration

Event Sponsor: Berkley Recruitment Group

The Berkley Group proudly leverage the latest in advanced AI technologies to empower their team of expert recruitment specialists to identify and deliver the most suitable candidates for permanent and contract roles. Berkley Group, provide Recruitment, Search & Selection and Talent Management services and have outstanding knowledge in three specialist sectors: IT, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences and Engineering.

Overview of panellists

Megan Kearney

Megan has a keen interest in Information Technology with a demonstrated history of working in the computer and network security industry. Megan has sharpened her career focus and advanced her skills with a Masters degree in Cyber Security from Cork Institute of Technology.

Mark Jordan

Mark is the Chief Technologist at Skillnet Ireland, and has held a number of senior leadership roles in the Financial Services and FinTech industry. Having worked in the UK, US, Switzerland & Ireland, he is an experienced and innovative leader possessing expertise in technology deployment, operational management, system transformation and regulatory compliance.

Throughout his career, Mark has managed and delivered many global strategic transformation programs around system redesign, operational workflow improvements, outsourcing, offshoring and process re-engineering. He also specialises in identifying and developing partnerships and successful commercial engagements with governments, industry bodies and subject matter expert companies.

Mark has an ICMA from the Henley Business School at the University of Reading. He also holds diploma designations from the Securities Institute, Chartered Insurance Institute and The Boston Institute of Finance.

At Skillnet Ireland, Mark is leading the technology skills strategy and agenda. He is engaged with the European Commission, higher education, government departments and industry sectors in Ireland, and is focussed on readying business for the impact technology will have on the future world of work.

Louise O’Neill

Louise joined Berkley in June 2020 with almost four years of Recruitment experience in the Technical space in the Munster and Galway markets. Louise specifically focused on Infrastructure, Support and IT Security. Louise recruits for Senior IT roles including IT Managers, Network Engineers, System Administrators, Infrastructure Engineers, Cloud Engineers and all IT Security positions.

“My role as Manager in Berkley Group offers me the opportunity to both recruit, keeping me in sync with the market, and to develop a team of talented Consultants – it is an exciting challenge on a daily basis and a role that offers me the chance to work with Leading Management here in Berkley, advancing my management skills at a rapid pace.”

Prior to Recruitment Louise was a Localisation Project Manager and moved into Recruitment for a more people focused career. Louise loves the buzz of meeting Clients and Candidates and getting each their perfect placement.

Aisling O’Driscoll

Aisling is a lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Information Technology at University College Cork (UCC). She is also a Funded Investigator in two of the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centres; CONNECT for future networks and telecommunications Lero, the Irish software research centre. She is on the board of it@cork.

Event Details
  • Start Date
    2021-03-11 12:00
  • End Date
    2021-03-11 13:00
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