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2021-04-22
EVOLUTION STAGE
ELEVATION STAGE
EVOLUTION STAGE
ELEVATION STAGE
<h4>The Business Show – Event Opening</h4> image
10:00 - 10:05

The Business Show – Event Opening

<h4>The Business Show – Event Opening</h4> image
10:00 - 10:05

The Business Show – Event Opening

<h4>Panel Discussion: Shaping the Future of Irish Business – Voices of Industry</h4> <h5>LEADERSHIP AND AGILITY</h5> image
10:05 - 10:35

Panel Discussion: Shaping the Future of Irish Business – Voices of Industry

LEADERSHIP AND AGILITY

Anne O’Leary
CEO
Vodafone Ireland

Paul Kelly
CEO
Fáilte Ireland

 

 

John Power
CEO & Founder
Aerogen

Moderator
Sarah Freeman
Managing Editor
Business & Finance Media Group

<h4>Fireside: Redefining Business, Entrepreneurship & Connectivity in the Digital Era</h4> <h5>DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION / ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INVESTMENT</h5> image
10:10 - 10:30

Fireside: Redefining Business, Entrepreneurship & Connectivity in the Digital Era

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION / ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INVESTMENT

David McCourt
Chairman
National Broadband Ireland

Moderator
Gary Fox

Entrepreneur & Podcast Host
The Entrepreneur Experiment Podcast & HostButlers

<h4>Panel Discussion: Expanding the Tech Ecosystem – NDRC’s Regional Expansion</h4> <h5>ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INVESTMENT</h5> image
10:35 - 11:00

Panel Discussion: Expanding the Tech Ecosystem – NDRC’s Regional Expansion

ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INVESTMENT

Mary Rodgers
CEO
Galway City Innovation District

Ian Browne
COO
Ignite NI

 

Patrick Walsh
CEO
Dogpatch Labs

Moderator
Jonathan Keane
Journalist

<h4>Panel Discussion: Employee Wellbeing – How To Get It Right?</h4> <h5>WORKFORCE EVOLUTION</h5> image
10:40 - 11:15

Panel Discussion: Employee Wellbeing – How To Get It Right?

WORKFORCE EVOLUTION

Kara McGann
Head of Social Policy
Ibec

Sophie Moran
Senior Executive – The KeepWell Mark
Ibec

 

Paula Lawlor
National Eden Programme Manager
Suicide or Survive

Alan Mulvey
Operations Director
Sky Ireland

 

Moderator
Tracey Carney
Managing Director
Business & Finance Media Group

 

 

<h4><strong>Keynote:</strong> Mary Buckley, Executive Director, IDA Ireland</h4> <h5>Foreign Direct Investment – The Way Ahead</h5> image
11:05 - 11:15

Keynote: Mary Buckley, Executive Director, IDA Ireland

Foreign Direct Investment – The Way Ahead
<h4>Fireside: The Return to Normal? Ireland & Industry Post-Covid</h4> <h5>LEADERSHIP AND AGILITY</h5> image
11:20 - 11:45

Fireside: The Return to Normal? Ireland & Industry Post-Covid

LEADERSHIP AND AGILITY

Prof. Luke O’Neill
Immunologist and Chair of Biochemistry
Trinity College Dublin

Moderator
Donal O’Donovan
Business Editor
Irish Independent

<h4>Fireside: How Culture eats Strategy</h4> <h5>WORKFORCE EVOLUTION</h5> image
11:20 - 11:35

Fireside: How Culture eats Strategy

WORKFORCE EVOLUTION

Ruairi Kelleher
CEO
Immedis

Moderator
David Monaghan
Deputy Editor
Business & Finance Media Group

<h4><strong>Keynote:</strong> Mark Jordan, Chief Technologist, Skillnet Ireland</h4> <h5>Steps to Incorporate Innovation into your Organisation Strategy</h5> image
11:40 - 11:50

Keynote: Mark Jordan, Chief Technologist, Skillnet Ireland

Steps to Incorporate Innovation into your Organisation Strategy
<h4>Lunch / Stage Break</h4> image
11:50 - 12:20

Lunch / Stage Break

<h4>Lunch / Stage Break</h4> image
11:50 - 12:15

Lunch / Stage Break

<h4>Fireside: Brexit 6 Months On – The Impact so Far</h4> <h5>INTERNATIONAL TRADE</h5> image
12:15 - 12:40

Fireside: Brexit 6 Months On – The Impact so Far

INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Rt Hon Greg Hands MP
Minister of State for Trade Policy
Department for International Trade – UK

Thomas Byrne
Minister for European Affairs
Department of Foreign Affairs – Ireland

Moderator
Daniel McConnell
Political Editor
Irish Examiner

<h4><strong>Joint Keynote: Siobhán Smith, Global Marketing Manager, Expleo<br>Graeme Clarke Global DevOps Lead & Solution Director Expleo</h4> <h5>Rebooting in Action – How Expleo Enabled the Most Successful Campaign in ICHH’s History</h5> image
12:20 - 12:35

Joint Keynote: Siobhán Smith, Global Marketing Manager, Expleo
Graeme Clarke Global DevOps Lead & Solution Director Expleo

Rebooting in Action – How Expleo Enabled the Most Successful Campaign in ICHH’s History

Siobhán Smith
Global Marketing Manager
Expleo

Graeme Clarke
Global DevOps Lead & Solution Director
Expleo

<h4>Panel Discussion: Going for Growth – Discussing Pivots to Digital and Maintaining Growth Post-Covid</h4> <h5>DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION</h5> image
12:40 - 13:05

Panel Discussion: Going for Growth – Discussing Pivots to Digital and Maintaining Growth Post-Covid

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

John Delves
Managing Director
Magnet Networks & AirSpeed

Seamus Matthews
Senior Director, Enterprise Indirect Business Segment
Interxion: A Digital Realty Company

 

Dara Keogh
CEO
GeoDirectory

Moderator
Melanie Byrne
Director of Business Analysis and Business Process Management
Expleo

<h4>Fireside: Looking Back to Move Forward – Analysing the Impact a Year of Changes had on the Business Landscape</h4> <h5>LEADERSHIP AND AGILITY</h5> image
12:45 - 13:05

Fireside: Looking Back to Move Forward – Analysing the Impact a Year of Changes had on the Business Landscape

LEADERSHIP AND AGILITY

Danny McCoy
CEO
Ibec


Moderator
Seamus Hand
Managing Partner
KPMG Ireland

<h4>Fireside: Going Green – The Sustainability Challenges for Businesses</h4> <h5>SUSTAINABILITY</h5> image
13:10 - 13:30

Fireside: Going Green – The Sustainability Challenges for Businesses

SUSTAINABILITY

Dermot McArdle
Head of Business Markets
Electric Ireland

Moderator
Tomás Sercovich
CEO
Business in the Community

<h4>Fireside: Learnings from The Hill –  Moving from Sport to Business</h4> <h5>WORKFORCE EVOLUTION</h5> image
13:10 - 13:45

Fireside: Learnings from The Hill – Moving from Sport to Business

WORKFORCE EVOLUTION

Bernard Brogan
Founder
PepTalk

Moderator
Niall O’Carroll

Chief of Program & Performance Strategy
PepTalk

<h4>Panel Discussion: Building Digital Transformation into your Business Strategy – A Leadership Discussion</h4> <h5>DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION</h5> image
13:35 - 14:00

Panel Discussion: Building Digital Transformation into your Business Strategy – A Leadership Discussion

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Carolan Lennon
CEO
eir

Susan Spence
Co-Founder
SoftCo

 

Brian Kennedy
Head of Digital & Innovation
Expleo

Moderator
Joan Mulvihill

Digitalisation Lead
Siemens

<h4>Panel Discussion: Bullish on Irish Venture Investment – The Innovation Nation</h4> <h5>ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INVESTMENT</h5> image
13:50 - 14:15

Panel Discussion: Bullish on Irish Venture Investment – The Innovation Nation

ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INVESTMENT

Alan Foy
Chairman
VentureWave Capital

Nicola McClafferty
Partner
Draper Esprit

 

Claire McHugh
CEO & Co-Founder
Axonista

 

Moderator
Finn Murphy
Principal
Frontline Ventures

 

 

<h4>Lunch / Stage Break</h4> image
14:00 - 14:30

Lunch / Stage Break

<h4>Stage Break/Networking Break</h4> image
14:20 - 14:40

Stage Break/Networking Break

<h4>Fireside: On The Horizon – Discussing Future-Focused Leadership</h4> <h5>LEADERSHIP AND AGILITY</h5> image
14:30 - 14:50

Fireside: On The Horizon – Discussing Future-Focused Leadership

LEADERSHIP AND AGILITY

Francesca McDonagh
Group CEO
Bank of Ireland

Moderator
Sarah Freeman
Managing Editor
Business & Finance Media Group

<h4>Panel Discussion: The Future of Trade and Commerce in the Brexit Era</h4> <h5>INTERNATIONAL TRADE</h5> image
14:40 - 15:05

Panel Discussion: The Future of Trade and Commerce in the Brexit Era

INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Julie Sinnamon
CEO
Enterprise Ireland

Michael Nolan
CEO
Declaron.ie

 

Moderator
Ian Talbot

CEO
Chambers Ireland

<h4><strong>Keynote:</strong> John Keaney, CEO, SIRO</h4> <h5>Fibre-to-the-Building: Fast-Tracking Recovery and Growth for Irish Business</h5> image
14:55 - 15:10

Keynote: John Keaney, CEO, SIRO

Fibre-to-the-Building: Fast-Tracking Recovery and Growth for Irish Business
<h4>Fireside: Let’s Talk Crypto, Tech and Increasing your Organisation’s Net Worth.</h4> <h5>ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INVESTMENT</h5> image
15:10 - 15:30

Fireside: Let’s Talk Crypto, Tech and Increasing your Organisation’s Net Worth.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INVESTMENT

Fred Thiel
Chairman & Chief Advisor
Thiel Advisors

Moderator
Gary Fox
Entrepreneur & Podcast Host
The Entrepreneur Experiment Podcast & HostButlers

<h4>Fireside: Check In to Check Out – Hospitality and Travel: A Year in Review</h4> <h5>LEADERSHIP AND AGILITY</h5> image
15:15 - 15:35

Fireside: Check In to Check Out – Hospitality and Travel: A Year in Review

LEADERSHIP AND AGILITY

Pat McCann
CEO
Dalata Hotel Group

Dalton Philips
CEO
daa

 

Moderator
Sarah Freeman
Managing Editor
Business & Finance Media Group

<h4>Panel Discussion: Fortune Favours the Brave</h4> <h5>ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INVESTMENT</h5> image
15:35 - 16:05

Panel Discussion: Fortune Favours the Brave

ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INVESTMENT

Sonia Deasy
Co-Founder
Pestle & Mortar

Barry Lunn
Founder & CEO
Provizio

 

Devan Hughes
Founder & CEO
Buymie

 

Moderator
Fiona Alston
Freelance Journalist
RTÉ, The Irish Times

<h4><strong>Keynote:</strong> Alan Masterson, Partner Manager, simPRO</h4> <h5>How to Strengthen and Enhance your Accountancy/Consultancy Practice with your Field Clients </h5> image
15:40 - 15:55

Keynote: Alan Masterson, Partner Manager, simPRO

How to Strengthen and Enhance your Accountancy/Consultancy Practice with your Field Clients
<h4>Fireside: Future Proof your Business Through Investing in your People</h4> <h5>WORKFORCE EVOLUTION</h5> image
16:00 - 16:15

Fireside: Future Proof your Business Through Investing in your People

WORKFORCE EVOLUTION

Mary Lyons
Director – Enterprise, Employees and Skills
SOLAS

Moderator
Tracey Carney

Managing Director
Business & Finance Media Group

<h4>Fireside: From Handy to Angi – The Past, Present and Future of an Entrepreneur’s Journey</h4> <h5>LEADERSHIP AND AGILITY</h5> image
16:10 - 16:30

Fireside: From Handy to Angi – The Past, Present and Future of an Entrepreneur’s Journey

LEADERSHIP AND AGILITY

Oisin Hanrahan
CEO
Angi

Moderator
James McCann

Managing Director
ClearStory International

<h4><strong>Keynote:</strong> Prof. Kieran Conboy, Co-Principal Investigator, Lero</h4> <h5>Time & Technology – Critically Evaluating the Central Role of Technology in Today’s Obsession with Speed and Acceleration</h5> image
16:20 - 16:35

Keynote: Prof. Kieran Conboy, Co-Principal Investigator, Lero

Time & Technology – Critically Evaluating the Central Role of Technology in Today’s Obsession with Speed and Acceleration
<h4><strong>Keynote: </strong>Diane Albano, Chief Revenue Officer, Globalization Partners</h4> <h5>Redefining the Future of Work: Top Global Workforce Trends in 2021</h5> image
16:35 - 16:50

Keynote: Diane Albano, Chief Revenue Officer, Globalization Partners

Redefining the Future of Work: Top Global Workforce Trends in 2021
<h4><strong>Keynote: </strong>Justine Gika, CEO, Lumipay</h4> <h5>How to Navigate Digital Transformation: To Drive Revenue, Lower Costs, and Protect Your Resources</h5> image
16:40 - 16:55

Keynote: Justine Gika, CEO, Lumipay

How to Navigate Digital Transformation: To Drive Revenue, Lower Costs, and Protect Your Resources
<h4>Fireside: Empowering SMEs to Embrace Innovation and Take Financial Control to Drive Resilience and Recovery</h4> <h5>LEADERSHIP AND AGILITY</h5> image
16:55 - 17:15

Fireside: Empowering SMEs to Embrace Innovation and Take Financial Control to Drive Resilience and Recovery

LEADERSHIP AND AGILITY

Teresa Venables
Founder & Director
Shop In Ireland

Deirdre O’Keefe
Owner
Burdy Bookkeeping and Payroll Services

Moderator
Barry Murphy

Managing Director
Sage Ireland

<h4><strong>Keynote: </strong>Fionnbarra Claffey, Ireland Sales Manager, Goodtill by SumUp</h4> <h5>Keeping Pace with the Cashless Consumer in a Digital Ireland</h5> image
17:00 - 17:10

Keynote: Fionnbarra Claffey, Ireland Sales Manager, Goodtill by SumUp

Keeping Pace with the Cashless Consumer in a Digital Ireland
<h4>Panel Discussion: Fake News! – Standing Out in an Era of Misinformation</h4> <h5>LEADERSHIP AND AGILITY</h5> image
17:20 - 17:45

Panel Discussion: Fake News! – Standing Out in an Era of Misinformation

LEADERSHIP AND AGILITY

Mark Little
CEO and Co-Founder
Kinzen

Áine Kerr
COO and Co-Founder
Kinzen

 

Moderator
Richard Forde
PR Director
BeachHut PR

 

 

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