Tech Talk Webinar – Innovation: bringing the fight to COVID-19

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Innovation and disruption in technologies is playing a significant role in the fight to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland.  These technologies are also ensuring that critical services and supplies are delivered safely and securely to the most vulnerable in society throughout the lock down.

Some of Ireland’s most innovative entrepreneurs and leaders are deploying their technologies resourcefully in our country’s hour of greatest need.  In particular, the grocery/retail and healthcare sector have seen significant evolution’s in digital transformation.

This webinar will feature exerts from the drone delivery, digital health and grocery/retail sectors. Our panel of experts will provide insight and opinion on some of the following crucial areas:

  • Real life examples of how industry is adapting its products and services in the fight against COVID-19
  • How isolation and lock-down has changed consumer behavior and tendencies
  • How COVID-19 could be the catalyst for the adoption of new and existing technologies
  • How will technology support the economy and society after COVID-19


Registration: This webinar is open to all it@cork members and the general public. Registration is free. Please click on the following link for registration:

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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. 

Profile of panellists:

Bobby Healy

Bobby is a key note speaker for Tech Summit Cork 2020. Bobby founded Eland Technologies which he sold in 2003 to Then until CarTrawler over 14 years – the world’s largest mobility marketplace for airlines, and led two successful LBOs for the business. For the last 3 years, he’s been building ‘Manna’ – a Drone Delivery as a Service business for the world with which he plans to revolutionise the world of online food and pharmacy delivery – making a 3-minute, low-cost delivery service as pervasive as running water in Europe and the USA.

Manna Drone Delivery is engaged in a pilot as the world’s first drug/grocery delivery service for vulnerable and isolated people during the COVID-19 lockdown. Watch this video to find out more: Manna Drone Delivery Explained

Brendan Casey 

Brendan has over 20 years’ experience across a number of sectors, in that time Brendan has gained a wide range of experience as CEO, COO and CTO addressing Healthcare Innovation, Business Management, Data Analytics, Research & Innovation and Software Development. Brendan is passionate about the delivery of innovative solutions utilising leading edge technologies and has played a pivotal role in bringing products to market Internationally. Specialties include: Healthcare Innovation, Business Management, Operational Management, Data Analytics, Research & Innovation, Software Development, Software Implementation and Commercialisation.

Swiftqueue booking platform is helping the health sector to manage speedy and efficient appointment scheduling at COVID-19 test centers throughout the country.  Find out more about Swiftqueue here: Speedy Testing Slows Down Spread

Caroline Walsh

Caroline works as Head of Digital Product at Musgrave Retail Partners. Caroline is an eCommerce expert with experience across leadership, team building, strategy, operations, customer experience, product development, finance and P&L management. Musgrave is Ireland’s leading food retail, wholesale and food-service company supporting more than 41,000 jobs, in more than 1,400 stores and offices, with combined total retail sales of €5.2 billion. Musgrave’s brand portfolio include’s SuperValu, Centra, Mace and DonnyBrook Fair.

The grocery sector has seen a massive surge in demand for in-store and on-line shopping in the last two months.  Retailers are responding with investment in resourcing and rapid digital transformation of their products and service offering.


Event Details
  • Start Date
    2020-04-30 08:00
  • End Date
    2020-04-30 09:00
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