Prepare to be enlightened, informed and enabled by world class speakers and business leaders at Tech Summit 2019. As well as preparing yourself for the tech future which we will live and work in, you will also take home practical advice that you can apply today in the workplace, in the areas of Cyber, Talent, Diversity and Circular economy. Tech Summit 2019 is an unmissable event in the 2019 calendar if you want to solve the real business challenges of today and are preparing for the transformational forces that are coming.
In addition to world-class speakers and excellent networking opportunities, this years’ Tech Summit will see a new delivery format with keynote speakers, interactive panels as well as new workshop deep dive sessions throughout the day in the following areas:
Some say we are living in an era of cyber insecurity more than cyber-security. The costs of cyber-crime, ransomware attacks and data breaches are only going in one direction – up! It’s no longer a questions of “if” but “when” you or your organisation will come face-to-face with these real threats.
Is your business aware and adequately prepared? Learn effective steps you can take to protect your data, operations, customers and brand.
Topics in this section include….
- Cyber-security & crime
- Cyber talent pipeline
- Cloud Security
- Security Operations Centre (SOC’s)
- GDPR & Data Privacy
- Data Protection: Cyber backups
Talent for Today and Tomorrow
With the Irish economy on target for 7.5% full year growth in 2019 and approaching levels of full employment, business’s ability to scale and attract/retain top talent challenging. With advancements in Robotics and AI, and the challenges around infrastructure and accommodation our talent needs and demands are changing. How can we become more creative in solving these challenges together?
Topics in this section include…
- Talent attraction – being that employer brand of choice
- STEM courses – increasing registrations & addressing drop-out rates
- Remote working
- The knowledge-worker
- Business and Education partnerships
“I’m not different from you, I’m different like you” Embracing diversity is a strategic business imperative and creating an inclusive culture is not just words on a page, it takes real action to yield real rewards.
Topics in this section include…
- Innovation through diversity
- Unconscious bias
- Diversity to Inclusion
- The needs of Multi-generational workforce
- Focusing on ability, not disability
The Circular Economy: your legal and social obligations
50m tonnes of electronic waste is produced each year with 1/5 of it being disposed of correctly. Are you disposing of your end-of-life equipment in a compliant and ethically responsible way, with full traceability?
Topics in this session include…
- eWaste & Circular economy
- IT Asset disposition and EOL equipment
- GDPR & effective data cleansing
- Reputational implications of getting it wrong
Our skillnet contribution
This year, due to the generous support of our skillnet (it@cork skillnet) ticket prices for our members have been heavily subsidised, making them fantastic value-for-money.
Our skilllnet provides subsidised training and up-skilling in all forms for eligible it@cork member companies, another perk of being a member!
For more information on it@cork skillnet and subsidised up-skilling opportunities click here.
Watch out for Skills Hub at Tech Summit!
In addition to helping us to bring you these highly-competitive ticket rates, our skillnet will be hosting a ‘skills hub’ in the Millenium Hall breakout area. Steering group members will be on hand to chat about all things Tech, as well as answering any training queries you might have. There will be a Q & A lunchtime session where Antonio Santos of Atos will interview Paul Gerrard on The Importance of diverse skillset & collaboration in teams to deliver quality software products & projects
More and more organisations are moving to more collaborative, iterative and team-based software development and delivery processes. Agile encourages collaboration, but shift-left, DevOps and continuous delivery approaches force the issue, and as more dynamic and flexible process become the norm, ICT skills are no longer enough. Historically, the technology industry has focused on technical skills, but the tech business is increasingly a people business. To succeed, ICT professionals will rely more and more on softer, non-technical skills. These skills include inter-personal, collaboration, communication and project survival skills. Individual and team productivity will only increase if we bring such skills into our project teams.
Paul Gerrard, Principal, Gerrard Consulting
Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Sarah Walsh (Sarah@itcork.ie) or Eoghan O’Mahony (firstname.lastname@example.org)