The 2019 ATLANTEC Festival’s Digital Women’s Forum Afternoon Tea event returned to the Meyrick Hotel in Galway on May the 29th.

The focus was to Inspire & Empower with a series of presentations followed by a panel Q&A.

An illustrious line up of speakers did just that:

Ally Watson – Code Like a Girl

Catharine Bowman – Medical Researcher UC Calgary

Joanne Sweeney – Social Media Specialist


Gerry Duffy – International Motivational Speaker & Extreme Athlete

Get your tickets for the 2019 Atlantec Digital Women’s Forum Afternoon Tea Event




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'