The 2020 ATLANTEC Conference takes place online via Cisco Webex during the week 18th-22nd May 2020, with a theme of “The Art of AI & Digital Innovation”

The Art of AI & Digital Innovation, focusing on AI, Machine Learning, Big Data, Blockchain, Cyber Security, Cloud Computing offers an opportunity to explore and discover the practical and successful implementation of AI & Digital Innovation in driving forward your business in 2020 and beyond.

The conference will consist of a series of virtual keynote talks and workshops ranging from hands on technical sessions to more thought provoking inspirational and interactive sessions.

If you are interested in joining the many illustrious speakers who have graced the ATLANTEC stage over the years please feel free to drop us a line at

Online booking for your ticket will be available from the 24th of April. In the meantime feel free to explore our video library and register for exclusive content.


Some of the illustrious speakers that will join us at ATLANTEC 2020 are as follows:

Nicklas Bergman

Nicklas Bergman
Founder, funder, futurist.

Mark Greville
VP of Architecture at Workhuman

Keith Griffin
Site Leader for Cisco Galway

Michelle B. Lindersmith
Vice President, Cyber Security Fusion Center at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Gerry Duffy
International Motivational Speaker

Kathryn Lynch
Innovator, Programme Manager, Strategist

Gary Short

Marie Oldfield
Chartered Scientist & Statistician, Speaker, Author

Madison Savilow
Chief of Staff at Carbon Upcycling Technologies Inc

Want to find out more about the ATLANTEC Festival & Conference?



18may10:00 am10:40 amKeith Griffin, Distinguished Engineer & Site Lead, Cisco Galway

'The Application of AI in Collaboration Technology'

18may11:00 am11:40 pmGary Short, Freelance Principal Data Scientist, AMEY CONSULTANCY LIMITED

'The Only Tool You Need for Data Science'

18may12:00 pm12:40 pmDavid Rijlaarsdam, Deep Learing Data Science, Intel Movidius

'Startracking using AI: how AI will change the way we navigate in space'

18may2:00 pm3:00 pmNUI Galway Response to Covid-19 - Innovation impact

'TIM JONES - SymPhysis Medical'
'DR AARON GOLDEN - Ryan Institute'

18may4:00 pm4:40 pmPat Lordon, Detective Chief Superintendent and Pat Ryan, Detective Superintendent An Garda Siochana

'How Gardai are Responding to New Wave of Fin & Economic Crime'

19may10:00 am10:40 pmEdmund Sutcliffe, GuruTeam

'Trust, Uncertainty and Doubt: Models and their interpretation'

19may12:00 pm12:40 pmDonal Simmie, Head of Data Science, Newday

'Embedding a Data Science culture within an Organisation'

19may2:00 pm2:40 pmUna Fitzpatrick, Director, Technology Ireland at Ibec

'Insights from a Female Tech Lobbyist'

19may4:00 pm4:40 pmTech Start Ups

'Animated Language Learning; PlanDomino; PiPiT Global; Octiga'

20may10:00 am10:40 pmMaciej Dąbrowski, Chief Data Scientist & Ismael Rivera, Lead Architect, AI Group at Genesys

'Genesys Feature Store'

20may11:00 am11:40 amRichard Murphy, Head of FCAT Europe, Fidelity Investments

'Driving Disruptive Innovation in a Successful Firm'

20may12:00 pm12:40 pmRuoyi Zhou, Director, IBM Research - Ireland

'AI in a Privacy Aware World'

20may2:00 pm2:40 pmLillian Forsyth, Inclusive Leader, Educator, Facilitator, Coach, Own The Room

'Own Your Power'

20may4:00 pm4:40 pmMichelle Lindersmith, Vice President, Cyber Security Fusion Center Operations at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

'Evolving Security in the West of Ireland through Fusion'

20may8:30 pm10:30 pmTom Gibbs & Team Cisco, AtlanTec Quiz

'€300 in Prize Money'

21may10:00 am10:40 amNorah Patten - Award Winning STEM Advocate & Author | Citizen Scientist-Astronaut Candidate

'From Ireland to Space'

21may11:00 am11:40 amDavid Baker, Master Engineer, Ericsson

'5G networks : Accelerating the IoT revolution'

21may12:00 pm12:40 pmGerry Duffy, Professional Speaker in Leadership, Goal Setting, Sales and Public Speaking

'How to Show Up at Your Best'

21may2:00 pm2:40 pmJJ O'Riordan, Co-Founder, Mindful Leader Academy

'Inspiration Leadership - Lessons learned'

21may4:00 pm4:40 pmJoseph Dunleavy, VP Head of Innovation, Pramerica

'The Wave Innovation @ Pramerica'

22may10:00 am10:40 amMathieu D’aquin, Site-Director Insight SFI Research Centre in Data Analytics at NUI Galway

'Using Data Science to Automate Machine Learning'

22may11:00 am11:40 amRachel O' Donnell, UX Design Manager (AI), Genesys

'The Secret to Successful Collaboration & Innovation'

22may12:00 pm12:40 pmMark Greville, VP of Architecture, Workhuman

'Rapid Change - Why It’s Important to Embrace'

22may3:00 pm3:45 pmProfessor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, President, NUI Galway

'The search for distinctiveness: Open NUI Galway as a partner for the public good'

22may4:00 pm4:40 pmDes Ryan, Director of Solutions, Microsoft

'Cyber Security in Ireland'

22may4:00 pm4:40 pmMadison Savilow, Chief of Staff, Carbon Upcycling Technologies

'Climate Change and Fourth Industrial Revolution'