The fifth annual ATLANTEC Conference took place at NUI Galway on the 30th May 2019.

Exploring recent advances in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning (AIML) including fundamental advances in algorithm development, ever-increasing volumes of big data which may be used to train better models, and the availability of inexpensive, massively parallel computing infrastructure.

The 2019 conference consisted of a series of keynote talks in the morning followed by a panel discussion and lunch. The afternoon featured 3 tracks covering AI Implementation, Tools & Techniques and the MedTech AI Revolution.


8:00 – 8:45
Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway
8:45 – 9:00
Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh
President, NUI Galway
Opening Address
10:50 – 11:10

Afternoon Tracks

14:00 – 16:30

AI Application

Tools & Technologies

AI & MedTech Revolution

** Agenda is subject to change


An amazing line up of speakers from all around the globe descended on Galway in May of 2019 to speak, engage and interact with the tech communities of Galway.

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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'

19may11:00 am11:40 amVenkatesh Kannan, Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC)

'AI for Earth Observation'

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'