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16-20 May 2022

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Some of the illustrious speakers that confirmed for AtlanTec 2021 are as follows:

Nicklas Bergman

Nicklas Bergman
Founder, Funder,

Marek Zmuda
Software Architect at
Intel Technology Poland

Alan Hicks
CTO at
Manna Drone Delivery

Kristina Podnar
Digital Policy Consultant
TEDx Speaker | Author

Dermot Ryan
Yoga Teacher, Author,
Meditation Facilitator

Paddy Medley
Managing Director
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Galway Ltd

Mark Jordan
Chief Technologist
Skillnet Ireland

Lorna Martyn
SVP, Head of Technology
Fidelity Investments

Denise Tormey
President & Co-Founder at
PlanNet21 Communications

Kathrin Koedderitz
Sales Director EMEA at
Globalization Partners

Helena Hunter
Programme Coordinator at
International Development Ireland

Bruce Daisley
Ex-Twitter VP,
now #1 Bestselling Author

Sarah Armstrong-Smith
Microsoft Chief Security Advisor,
Non-Executive Director and Keynote Speaker

Belinda Waldock
Co-Founder & Director of
Software Cornwall

Ian McLoughlin

Gary Short
Principal Data Scientist at

David Renton
Security and Compliance
Project Manager at Genesys

Venkatesh Kannan
Centre Technical Manager
Irish Centre for High-End Computing

Kay Jordan
Senior Director, IT Strategy &
Planning at Avaya

Laura Delizonna, PhD
Stanford Instructor, Executive Coach,
Keynote Speaker

Gerry Keleghan
Collaboration Sales Specialist
at Cisco Systems

Seán Morris
Chief Technology Officer at

Jessica Barker

Dr Jessica Barker
co-CEO and Co-Founder Cygenta;
Chair of ClubCISO

Pat Divilly
Emotional Resilience and
Wellbeing Coach and Facilitator.

Jim Duggan Personal Professor in Computer Science at National University of Ireland Galway

Professor Jim Duggan
School of Computer Science
NUI Galway

Sarah Kieran Ph.D.
Researcher and Lecturer at
University of Limerick

Edward Curry
Vice President of the BDVA
Insight | Lero | NUIG | dataspaces.info

Keith Griffin
Distinguished Engineer at Cisco
Site Leader for Cisco Galway

Noel Carroll, Ph.D
Programme Director MSc Information
Systems Management, NUI Galway

Steve Forcum
Passionate Avayan

Deirdre Giblin
Head of OSS Service Delivery
Customer Adaptations, Ericsson

Dorothy Creaven
VP, Managing Director & Site Lead
at Rent The Runway

Ann Roddy
VP at
Fidelity Investments

Sukhi Gill
Fellow at DXC Technology

Jacqui McGovern
Co-founder of
Mind Ed

Mark Davis
R&D Software Architect at

Garret Taylor
Senior Systems Architect at
IBM Resilient

Paul Madden
Director of Global Operations at

Trevor Clohessy
Lecturer/Researcher: Transformative
Technologies, GMIT

Paul Brady
Director – Enterprise Information Security
at Optum

Kingsley Aikins
CEO of
The Networking Institute

Daniel Forde
Director of External Relations &
Business Development at INNOVO

Benjamin Cowan
Voice UX consultant and
Assistant Professor at UCD

Ruairí Conroy
Site Lead at
Diligent Corporation

Justin Edwards

Peter McVeigh
Director of Architecture
Fidelity Investments

Breda Kyne
Co-founder of
Mind Ed

John Brosnan
Senior Director Products at

Brian O’Rourke
CEO at

RCP accredited trainer in
Positive Health and Wellbeing.

Fiona Delaney
CEO and Founder at
Origin Chain Networks


Monday 17th May


17may10:30 am11:30 am10:30 - Nicklas Bergman, founder, funder, futurist

Navigating the Tech Storm - Future of Work

17may11:30 am12:30 pm11:30 - Sarah Armstrong Smith, Chief Security Advisor Microsoft

Securing the Future of Remote Working with Zero Trust - Cyber Security

17may12:30 pm1:30 pm12:30 - Kristina Podnar, Digital Policy Advisor

Driving innovation through digital policy - Digital Transformation

17may2:00 pm3:00 pm14:00 - Bruce Daisley, Ex-Twitter VP & Author

Building a Culture of Innovation - Future of Work

17may3:00 pm4:00 pm15:00 - Steve Forcum, Avaya Chief Evangelist

A Digital Business Needs a Digital Workplace - Digital Transformation

17may4:00 pm5:00 pm16:00 - Dr Jessica Barker, co-CEO and Co-Founder, Socio-Technical Lead at Cygenta

The Human Side of Cyber Security - Cyber Security

Tuesday 18th May


18may9:00 am10:00 am09:00 - Jacqui McGovern & Breda Kyne, Mind Ed Training

Attention Management - Wellbeing & Resilience

18may10:30 am11:30 am10:30 - Venkatesh Kannan - Centre Technical Manager, Platforms and Technologies Programme Manager, ICHEC

Positioning Quantum Computing in Ireland across Europe and Globally - Emerging Tech

18may11:30 am12:30 am11:30 - Benjamin Cowan & Justin Edwards, ADAPT Centre

Being Proactive: The Future of Digital Voice Assistants? - Emerging Tech

18may12:30 pm1:30 pm12:30 - Gerry Keleghan, Helena Hunter, Barry Redmond (Cisco)

Cisco and the post COVID office environment - Future of Work

18may1:30 pm3:00 pm13:30 - Future of Work - Panel

Keith Griffin (Cisco), Ann Roddy (Fidelity Investment), Kathrin Koedderitz (Globalization Partners), Paddy Medley (HPE)

18may3:00 pm4:00 pm15:00 - Gary Short, AMEY Consultancy Ltd

Covid Resilience – Moving a Data Science Team to The Cloud - AI & Big Data

18may4:00 pm5:00 pm16:00 -Kingsley Aikins, The Networking Institute

The Importance of Networking in a changed World - Insider Voices

Wednesday 19th May


19may9:00 am10:00 am09:00 - Pat Divilly, Emotional Resilience and Wellbeing Coach

Resilience and Dealing with Uncertainty - Wellbeing & Resilience

19may10:30 am11:30 am10:30 - David Renton, Security and Compliance Project Manager, Genesys

What it takes to secure data in a Cloud Native World - Emerging Tech

19may11:30 am12:30 pm11:30 - Dr. Edward Curry, VP of the Big Data Value Association | Insight | Lero | NUI Galway

How Dataspaces will power AI in Europe - AI & Big Data

19may12:30 pm2:30 pm12:30 - Belinda Waldock, Co-Founder & Director of Software Cornwall, & Author

Agile Leadership & Teams - are you doing agile or being agile, what’s the difference? - Insider Voices

19may2:00 pm3:00 pm14:00 - Sukhi Gill, EMEA CTO, VP and Fellow at DXC Technology

IT Modernisation to Business Transformation: Learning by Doing and Resetting Quickly - Digital Transformation

19may3:00 pm4:00 pm15:00 - Laura Delizonna, Stanford University

Psychological Safety for High Performing Teams - Future of Work

19may4:00 pm5:00 pm16:00 - Marek Zmuda, Software Architect, Intel Technology

Security by Design - Cyber Security

19may7:30 pm9:30 pm19:30 - Paint and Prosecco

hosted by Paintclub

Thursday 20th May


20may9:00 am10:00 am09:00 -Leo O'hara, Resileo Training

Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace - Wellbeing & Resilience

20may10:30 am11:30 am10:30 - Dr. Ian McLoughlin, Lecturer Computer Science, GMIT

Academics, Analytics, and SMEs - AI & Big Data

20may11:30 am12:30 pm11:30 - Daniel Forde, Director of External Relations & Business Development, INNOVO by Atlantic Therapeutics

The Role of Femtech and E-Commerce in Advancing Women’s Health - Medtech

20may12:30 pm1:30 pm12:30 - Driving a new level of Leadership, Panel

Deirdre Giblin (Ericsson), Lorna Martyn (Fidelity Investments), Denise Tormey (PlanNet21)

20may2:00 pm3:00 pm14:00 - Alan Hicks, CTO at Manna Drone Delivery

Scaling Drone Delivery - Emerging Tech

20may3:00 pm4:30 pm15:00 - Digital Transformation, Panel

Kay Jordan (Avaya), Mark Davis (HPE), Mark Jordan (Skillnet Ireland)

20may4:00 pm5:00 pm16:00 - Digital Transformation - Rethinking Cybersecurity, Panel

Garret Taylor (IBM), Paul Brady (Optum), John Brosnan (Rapid7), Sean Morris (TitanHQ)

Friday 21st May


21may9:00 am10:00 pm09:00 - Dermot Ryan, Yoga Meditation Author

Chair Yoga - Wellbeing & Resilience

21may10:30 am11:30 pm10:30 - Prof. Jim Duggan, Lecturer Computer Science, NUI Galway

Infectious Disease Modelling: A System Dynamics Approach - AI & Big Data

21may11:30 am12:30 pm11:30 - Dr. Trevor Clohessy, Lecturer and Researcher, GMIT & Fiona Delaney CEO and Founder at Origin Chain Networks

How Blockchain Powers Digital Transformation - Digital Transformation

21may12:30 pm2:00 pm12:30 - Driving your Business in a Pandemic, Panel

Brian O’Rourke (CitySwift), Paul Madden (Clubforce), Ruairí Conroy (Diligent), Dorothy Creaven (Rent The Runway)

21may2:00 pm3:00 pm14:00 - Dr Sarah Kieran, Dept. of Work and Employment Studies UL

What next for the Future of Work? - Future of Work

21may3:00 pm4:00 pm15:00 - Dr. Noel Carroll, NUI Galway & Peter McVeigh, Fidelity Investments

Citizen Development: Driving the Future of Digital Transformation - Digital Transformation



    A big thank you to all of the moderators who are helping to make this years Atlantec Festival happen:

    Andrea Manning
    CEO & Founder

    Fiona Neary
    Innovation Operations Manager
    NUI Galway

    Jess Kelly
    Presenter, Tech Talk,
    Newstalk 106-108 FM

    Karen Conway
    Director, Technology Management
    at Fidelity Investments

    Mark Gantly
    Adjunct Professor of Management
    NUI Galway

    Patrick Eustace
    Growth Product & Go To Market Manager
    Webex at Cisco

    Taryn Schuller
    Advanced Certified Scrum Master
    at Kneat Solutions

    David Bermingham
    Director, AI Applications
    at IBM

    Ian Gallivan
    Commercialisation Executive at
    NUI Galway

    John Barry
    Integrated Circuit Design
    and Validation at Intel

    Karl Gaffney
    Senior Software Engineering Manager
    at Avaya Ireland

    Maureen Kelly-Hardiman
    People Manager UK & Ireland
    DXC Technology

    Seamus Hayes
    Senior Director Of Development
    at Genesys

    Eamonn Larkin
    Program Director of
    Devops at IBM

    James Livesey
    VP Research & Innovation at
    NUI Galway

    John McArdle
    VP Worldwide Sales
    Channel Mechanics

    Lorna Smyth
    Solutions Engineer at
    Diligent Corporation

    Sarah King
    Senior Software Development Engineer
    at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Sharon Walsh
    VP Technology Management
    at Fidelity Investments

    William O’D. Johnstone
    CEO, Trudo.ie
    CTO & Co-Founder RugbySmarts



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