Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway 24th May 2018.

One day conference bringing together the brightest and most experienced professionals
in AI & Machine Learning for
an immersive day of learning, discussion and connection.

Conference Agenda


08:00 – 08:40




Light Breakfast Served

08:50 – 09:00

Caroline Cawley – ITAG

Welcome Address

09:00 – 09:10

President NUI Galway Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh

Opening Address

09:10 – 09:50

Nell Watson

AI Revolution & Robotics – The Transparency – Privacy Paradox in a Machine Intelligent World (Differential Privacy)

09:50 – 10:30

Ben Chamberlain – RE.WORK

How AI and ML are transforming on-line retail – case study from ASOS.

10:30 – 11:00

Ben Evans – GuruTeam

The Ethical Implications of Machine Learning

11:00 – 11:20

Refreshments & Networking

11:30 – 12:00

John McIntyre – Capgemini Sogeti

In Pursuit of Digital Happiness – Why Digital Happiness is the Driving Force of Change in the 21st Century; what this means for your industry, organisation and most importantly your people.

12:00 – 12:30

Constantin Nica – Neueda

Artificial Intelligence and its application in Cyber Security and Cyber Warfare

12:30 – 13:00

Barry O’Sullivan – Genesys-Altocloud

Joe Smyth – Genesys-Altocloud

Building an AI Company from scratch – The Altocloud Story facilitated by Dr John Breslin

13:00 – 13:50

Lunch & Networking


13:50 – 14:30

Track 1 – AI in the Enterprise

Cisco – Brian Jordan – The Potential for Industry Disruption with Blockchain

Track 2 – AI Technologies

Microsoft – Gary Short – Machine Learning & Big Data

14:30 – 15:00

NUI Galway – Prof Dympna Casey – Mario Project

DXC- Antoine Voiry & Andrea Burke – Proactive Metadata Management key to successful Data Analytics

15:00 – 15:20


15:20 – 15:50

Orreco – Gearoid Hynes – How Orreco blend data science and sports science to optimise athlete performance

Optum – Michelle Concannon – AI & ML in Personalized Medicine

15:50 – 16:20

Valeo – Ganesh Sistu – Autonomous Driving & Deep Multi Task Learning

IBM Watson – Ambrish Rawa – AI and the benefits of Bayesian Deep Learning

16:20 – 16:50

Overstock – Aidan Finn – Large Scale Machine Learning in E-commerce

Genesys-Altocloud – Maciej Dabrowski, – Building Machine Learning Products

16:50 – 17:20

Ann Makosinski – The Art of Inventing and the Ideation Journey

Valeo – Joseph Fernandez – Deep Learning beyond CNNs, An Interdisciplinary approach – from the Math to Code

17:20 – 18:00

Wrap Up Followed by Networking in the College Bar

Festival & Conference

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Festival Events 2018

May 23, 2018

Digital Women’s

Venue: Meyrick Hotel, Galway

The Digital Women’s Forum presents  ‘Pressing for Progress’ with guest speakers including Lady Chanelle McCoy, Peter Cosgrove, Dr. Nell Watson, and Ann Makosinski for an afternoon of inspiration and networking.

May 24, 2018


Venue: Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway

At the heart of the Festival once again is the AtlanTec Conference. Returning to the Bailey Allen Hall in NUI Galway, it will welcome world class speakers keen to impart their knowledge on AI and Machine Learning.

May 25, 2018

Tech Tag World

Venue: Corinthians RFC, Galway

After a hugely successful inaugural Tech Tag World Championships held in 2017, the event returns for 2018 to Corinthians RFC.
Who will take the title away from Aerogen this year?

March – May, 2018


Venue: Various, Galway

Collaboration and knowledge sharing will be top of mind again as Galway’s most innovative tech companies open their doors as part of this year’s In-company events. Click below to find out more

May 10th, 2018

Transition Year
Gets Techy

Venue: GMIT, Dublin Road, Galway

This event will see local transition year students visit GMIT to learn about software development and coding.

May, 2018

The Art of Creative Coding
– Coding the Dance

Venue: NUI Galway

A first for 2018 will see a one day event at NUI Galway for 5th & 6th Class Girls

Further details to follow.

Event Calendar

may 2018

10may12:45 pm2:00 pm2018 In-Company Event : Avaya - How Can Machine Learning Be Utilized For Delivery Of A Superior Customer Experience?

10may2:00 pm5:00 pmTransition Year Gets Techy

14may2:00 pm3:00 pm2018 InCompany Event : Genesys - The AI revolution in Customer Experience

15may9:00 am10:30 am2018 In-Company Event : Fidelity Investments - Machine Learning : Paradigm shift from Reactive to Predicative models

16may3:30 pm5:00 pm2018 In-Company Event : DXC, HPE, Micro Focus Joint Event

17may6:00 pm7:30 pm2018 In-Company Event : SMARTBEAR Accelerating Your Test Execution Pipeline

23may3:00 pm7:00 pmDigital Women’s Forum - Pressing for Progress

24may8:00 am5:00 pmAtlanTec Conference - The Art of AI & Machine Learning

25may4:30 pm10:00 pmTech Tag World Championships

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