Navigating the Tech Storm Category: Future of Work 17 May 2021 10:30 - 11:30 Looking at the future of work and the way tech drives progress in how
17 May 2021 10:30 – 11:30
Looking at the future of work and the way tech drives progress in how we organize, and how new business strategies are fuelled by innovations.
Nicklas is a long-time member of the European startup scene, with more than 20 deep tech investments in AI, quantum applications, ICT and medical technologies as well as nano- and biotechnology. In the past 20 years, his portfolio companies have gone out of business, awaken from the dead, conquered the world, been sold to major industry players, and listed on the stock exchange, returning everything from 0 to 52 times the initial investment.
All-in-all, and with serious skin in the game, Bergman is the perfect guide to the ongoing transformation of business and society!
(Monday) 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Securing the Future of Remote Working with Zero Trust Category: Cyber Security 17 May 2021 11:30 - 12:30 Zero trust may sound like just another buzz word, but it’s
17 May 2021 11:30 – 12:30
Zero trust may sound like just another buzz word, but it’s quickly becoming an imperative in a world without boundaries! In this session, Sarah will explore the key principles behind zero trust, including what it is and what it isn’t!
(Monday) 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Driving innovation through Digital Policy Category: Digital Transformation 17 May 12:30-13:30 Digital policies are your transformational safety net. Through several use cases of large brands, I will demonstrate how
17 May 12:30-13:30
Digital policies are your transformational safety net. Through several use cases of large brands, I will demonstrate how policies can allow your organization to explore new boundaries and pivot quickly when circumstances change, whether it is a threat from a new competitor or a global pandemic.
Kristina Podnar, Digital Policy Advisor
Kristina Podnar is a digital policy innovator. For over two decades, she has worked with some of the most high-profile companies in the world and has helped them see policies as opportunities to free the organization from uncertainty, risk, and internal chaos. Kristina’s approach brings in marketing, human resources, IT, legal, compliance, security, and procurement to create digital policies and practices that comply with regulation. More importantly though, they unlock opportunity, strengthen the brand, and liberate employees to drive innovation.
Kristina is the Principal of Native Trust Consulting, LLC and is an advisory board member of XRSI and several start-up firms. She has a BA in international studies and an MBA in international business from the Dominican University of California and is certified as both a Change Management Practitioner (APMG International) and a Project Management Professional (Project Management Institute). Her book, The Power of Digital Policy was published in March 2019.
(Monday) 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Building a Culture of Innovation Category : Future of Work 17 May 14:00-15:00 Focusing on building a culture of innovation, creating strong workplace cultures when we
17 May 14:00-15:00
Focusing on building a culture of innovation, creating strong workplace cultures when we are no longer together in the offices. Coping with the challenge of remote working and Resilience.
Bruce Daisley is a bestselling author and technology leader from the UK. He spent 8 years as EMEA Vice President for Twitter having joined the company in 2012. Prior to this, Daisley ran YouTube UK at Google and he has also worked at Emap/Bauer and Capital Radio.
(Monday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A Digital Business Needs a Digital Workplace Category: Digital Transformation 17 May 2021 15:00-16:00 Digital transformation presents a constant and continuing state of change. You cannot become a
17 May 2021 15:00-16:00
Digital transformation presents a constant and continuing state of change. You cannot become a digital business unless you have a digital workplace, delivering applications, tools, and platforms that complement the way we use technology in our everyday lives. This calls for an employee-centric approach to selecting technology for the workplace. Join Avaya Technologist Steve Forcum for a discussion on the way in which digital transformation is impacting the future of work.
Steve Forcum started his career as an Avaya customer, then moved into the business partner community before joining Avaya in 2011. That journey has provided unique perspective on the breadth & depth of the Avaya Unified Communications, Contact Center, and Cloud portfolios. Forcum has become an in-demand guest speaker & trusted advisor for colleagues, partners, and customers wishing to learn about these technologies in a simple and easy to understand way. He has also developed a platform of ongoing engagement, interacting with customers, partners, and other followers on most social media platforms.
(Monday) 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Human Side of Cyber Security Category: Cyber Security 17 May 16:00-17:00 Jessica is one of the top 20
17 May 16:00-17:00
Jessica is one of the top 20 most influential women in cyber security in the UK and awarded as one of the UK’s Tech Women 50 in 2017. She is the Chair of ClubCISO and a team leader for the Cyber Volunteers 19 Project (CV19).
(Monday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Attention Management Category: Wellbeing & Resilience 18 May 09:00 - 10:00 It only takes 1/10th of a second to switch from one task to another, but doing this repeatedly
18 May 09:00 – 10:00
It only takes 1/10th of a second to switch from one task to another, but doing this repeatedly results in up to 40% productivity loss in a working day. Spend an engaging hour with Mind Ed and learn the science of focus, flow and productivity.
(Tuesday) 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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
Positioning Quantum Computing in Ireland across Europe and Globally Category: Emerging Tech 18 May 10:30-11:30 Quantum Computing (QC) is seeing
18 May 10:30-11:30
Quantum Computing (QC) is seeing rapid growth in both research and businesses and is deemed to be the next big leap ahead in High-Performance Computing (HPC). Given a small yet strong and tightly knit Quantum Computing ecosystem in Ireland, this presentation highlights key engagements of Ireland in European and international efforts, and the opportunities that position Ireland to be one of the drivers in Quantum Computing.
(Tuesday) 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Being Proactive: The Future of Digital Voice Assistants? Category: Emerging Tech 18 May 11:30 - 12:30 Voice based assistants have become a prominent platform for interaction. Yet they
18 May 11:30 – 12:30
Voice based assistants have become a prominent platform for interaction. Yet they are currently limited in how they interact with users, waiting for the user to take the lead. Our talk will focus on work we are doing at the ADAPT Centre on making voice agents more proactive and how this may be transformative for voice agent design, focusing on the opportunities and interaction challenges involved in proactive agent interaction.
Dr Benjamin Cowan is an Assistant Professor at University College Dublin’s School of Information & Communication Studies. His research lies at the juncture between psychology, Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and computer science in investigating how theoretical perspectives in human communication can be applied to understand phenomena in speech-based human-machine communication. He has published widely on user centered issues in conversational and speech interface interaction, is co-founder of the international Conversational User Interfaces (CUI) conference series and has been involved in a number of workshops on this topic at major international conferences. Dr Cowan is also the co-founder and co-director of the HCI@UCD group, one of the largest university based HCI research groups in Ireland and is a funded investigator in the SFI funded ADAPT Centre, which looks to develop and design cutting edge future digital technology interactions.
Justin Edwards is a PhD candidate at University College Dublin and a member of the ADAPT Centre. His research examines speech in multitasking environments, examining how people speak to machines when busy conducting other tasks, and applying these insights to the design of system-initiated dialogue with conversational agents. His work has been presented at CHI, CUI and Mobile HCI and published in Interacting with Computers. He also hosts a podcast about computational creativity called Robots on Typewriters, with work on this topic being published twice at the CUI Conference.
(Tuesday) 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Cisco and the post Covid office environment 18 May 12:30-13:30 Gerry Keleghan is a Cisco Collaboration specialist and works with customers and partners in Ireland and Scotland. Gerry has
18 May 12:30-13:30
Gerry Keleghan is a Cisco Collaboration specialist and works with customers and partners in Ireland and Scotland. Gerry has over 40 years in the Irish Telecommunications industry and has been with Cisco for over 21 years. During those 21 has witnessed the growth and development of Cisco’s technology first hand.
Helena Hunter is part of Cisco’s Country Digital Acceleration program, an investment fund to accelerate the digitization of countries Cisco operates in. The program has been running for 5 years and now operates across 39 countries globally. Helena runs the Programme Office for the CDA program in EMEAR.
Barry Redmond is a Technical Solutions Architect with Cisco. For over fifteen years he has been combing expertise across business, technology and people to deliver business outcomes across all industry verticals. The last eighteen months have been the most technically challenging and rewarding is his career assisting customers pivot through the business & technical transitions brought on by the pandemic.
(Tuesday) 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Future of Work - Panel Category: Future of Work 18 May 2021 13:30-15:00 Keith Griffin, Distinguished Engineer at Cisco, Site Leader
Category: Future of Work
18 May 2021 13:30-15:00
Panel Moderator: Mark Gantly, R& D Leader, Adjunct Professor of Management NUI Galway, JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics.
(Tuesday) 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Covid Resilience – Moving a Data Science Team to The Cloud Category: AI & Big Data 18 May 2021 15:00-16:00
18 May 2021 15:00-16:00
(Tuesday) 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Importance of Networking in A Changed World Category: Insider Voices "The last year has seen us all face considerable turbulence and disruption and, as we, gingerly, exit
The Importance of Networking in A Changed World
Category: Insider Voices
“The last year has seen us all face considerable turbulence and disruption and, as we, gingerly, exit from this crisis we need to take this time to get ready for a Post-Covid world which will be full of challenges and opportunities. In all of this our networks will be critically important. This webinar delivered by Kingsley Aikins will explain why Networks and Networking are going to be more important than ever. He will lay out a precise 4 step process for building a strong and diverse Network and the key skills needed to be successful”.
Kingsley Aikins is Dublin born and educated and an Economics graduate of Trinity College.
He worked for Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland for 10 years mostly based in Sydney. He then ran The Ireland Funds for 21 years. Based in Boston he established them in 39 cities in 13 countries and raised over $250 million for projects in Ireland.
Now based back in Ireland he established The Networking Institute in 2018 and works with governments, corporations and international agencies.
A former Leinster rugby player he lives with this wife and 3 children in Dublin
(Tuesday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
What it takes to secure data in a cloud native world. Category: Emerging Tech 19 May 10:30-11:30 A
19 May 10:30-11:30
A look behind the curtain. What it takes to secure data in a cloud native world. The People involved, the challenge of securing at scale, and how we can prove it.
(Wednesday) 10:30 am - 11:30 am
How Dataspaces will power AI in Europe Category: AI and Big Data 19 May 2021 11:30-12:30 For Europe to be globally
Category: AI and Big Data
19 May 2021 11:30-12:30
For Europe to be globally competitive in AI, its smaller and highly diversified data producers need to join forces. The talk details the need for common data sharing spaces to power European AI.
Edward Curry is Vice President of the Big Data Value Association (www.BDVA.eu) a non-profit industry-led organisation with the objective of increasing the competitiveness of European Companies with data-driven innovation. Edward is a research leader at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics (www.insight-centre.org) and a funded investigator at LERO The Irish Software Research Centre (www.lero.ie). Edward has worked extensively with industry and government advising on the adoption patterns, practicalities, and benefits of new technologies. Edward has published over 120 scientific articles in journals, books, and international conferences. He has presented at numerous events and has given invited talks at Berkeley, Stanford, and MIT. In 2010, he was a guest speaker at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium to an audience of 600+ CIOs and senior IT executives. His research projects include studies of smart cities, energy intelligence, semantic information management, event-based systems, and collaborative data management. He is a member of the scientific leadership committee of Insight, and a Lecturer in Informatics at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG). He has a Ph.D. from the National University of Ireland Galway.
(Wednesday) 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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
Agile Leadership & Teams - are you doing agile or being agile, what’s the difference? Category: Insider Voices 19th May 12:30-1:30
19th May 12:30-1:30
(Wednesday) 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
IT Modernisation to Business Transformation: Learning by Doing and Resetting Quickly Category: Future of Work 19th May 2021 : Online : 14:00-15:00 Sukhi Gill is the DXC technology VP,
19th May 2021 : Online : 14:00-15:00
Sukhi Gill is the DXC technology VP, Fellow and Chief Technology Officer for Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) where he is responsible for overall technical direction, innovation and leading the senior client facing technical leaders in DXC’s largest market. He uses his insight of the IT industry and emerging trends to influence clients and the Strategy for DXC technology.
Sukhi has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry, with an outstanding record of achievement in sales and delivery leadership of very large scale, IT services infrastructure modernisation and application delivery programmes. He has extensive experience across many vertical industries but is a recognised leader in the Government sector, Financial Services and Manufacturing.
For the last 20 years, he has held a range of CTO and Chief Architect roles, establishing successful partnerships with key business sponsors, influencing strategic and architectural direction, and ensuring organizations gain significant business advantage through the strategic deployment of technology and process innovation.
Prior to the DXC CTO role Sukhi was a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Fellow leading capability development at a Global level to support clients on business led Digital Transformation initiatives. This was heavily influenced by a sabbatical role at HP for 7 months in 2015 as the CTO and VP for Engineering for a startup based out of Sunnyvale, USA.
(Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Psychological Safety for High Performing Teams Category: Future of Work 19 May 15:00-16:00 The highest performing, innovative teams have one characteristic in common: psychological safety. Leaders must know
19 May 15:00-16:00
The highest performing, innovative teams have one characteristic in common: psychological safety. Leaders must know how and when to foster this essential team dynamic in order to succeed in the fast-paced modern business landscape. This highly actionable “how to” session will equip leaders of all levels with the research-based tools proven to promote psychological safety in 1:1, team, and supervisor relationships and will gain insights for how to shape a psychologically safe company culture.
Laura Delizonna, PhD - Stanford Instructor, Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker
As an international speaker and executive coach, Delizonna equips leaders to up-level individual and team performance and shape company culture at top organizations such as Google, Facebook, McKinsey, and Disney. She specializes in practical skill sets that elevate leadership effectiveness. She’s taught at Stanford Continuing Studies for 15 years and has presented throughout six continents.
Delizonna co-authored four books including Enhancing Emotional Intelligence, Mindful Leaders, Thrive, and Mindful. Her Harvard Business Review article on high performing teams achieved the top three articles of 2019 and has 1.5 million views. She was trained at Harvard, Boston University, and Stanford.
(Wednesday) 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Security by Design Category: Cyber Security 19 May 16:00-17:00 The presentation is a smooth introduction to secure product development lifecycle. To build common terminology for more advanced discussions. Next,
19 May 16:00-17:00
The presentation is a smooth introduction to secure product development lifecycle. To build common terminology for more advanced discussions. Next, security-by-design concept applied to IoT products will be presented. Theoretical considerations will be interspersed with practical examples. Afterwards typical vulnerabilities and attack vectors with potential mitigation methods will be discussed. We will also spend some time on threat modelling and tools for vulnerability assessment. Finally, challenges for security of future system will be highlighted.
Marek Zmuda was born in 1983. He received the M.Sc. And PhD degrees in electronic engineering from Gdańsk University of Technology, Gdańsk, Poland, in 2007 and 2013 respectively. Since 2009 he has been working for Intel, where since 2014 he holds Security Architect position. His research interests include system security especially for embedded systems.
(Wednesday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Paint & Prosecco Category: Social 19 May 19:30 - 21:30 Paint & Prosecco hosted by Paintclub To celebrate AtlanTec we are inviting our member companies to unleash your inner artist
19 May 19:30 – 21:30
Paint & Prosecco hosted by Paintclub
To celebrate AtlanTec we are inviting our member companies to unleash your inner artist online with Paintclub.
Have a relaxed fun evening as Paintclub guides you through creating your masterpiece ‘Dog’s Bay’ online.
Your ticket includes your full Paintclub experience online, materials pack with all you need to create your painting, 1 snipe of prosecco and tracked postage PLUS 2 hour LIVE step by step art class just for your group.
No Experience Necessary, we will guide you in a fun and relaxed class from blank canvas to finished masterpiece!
Places are limited for this event. Closing date for registration is 14th May 2021.
To registered click on the link below and enter the password atlantec
€20 per person (50% discount is especially for AtlanTec participants)
(Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Academics, Analytics, and SMEs Category: Emerging Tech 20 May 10:30 - 11:30 There is a cohort of small to medium enterprises who are technologically adept but lack the
20 May 10:30 – 11:30
There is a cohort of small to medium enterprises who are technologically adept but lack the in-house expertise to fully embrace data analytics and cloud. In this talk, I will give an overview of my experience in helping such companies to frame their needs, produce solutions, and keep the show on the road.
Dr Ian McLoughlin is a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Applied Physics at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) in Ireland, where he teaches modules in emerging technologies, data analytics, and mathematics. In 2018, he received the GMIT President’s Award for Teaching Excellence while in 2014, he was a Fulbright Tech Impact Scholar at Stanford University in California. He previously held positions at the Institute of Technology, Sligo, the National University of Ireland, Galway, and University College Dublin, and worked in industry at the Aon Centre for Innovation and Analytics in Dublin and at IBM Research in Zurich, Switzerland. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the National University of Ireland, Galway for which he was awarded an IRCSET scholarship in 2005.
(Thursday) 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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
The Role of Femtech and E-Commerce in Advancing Women’s Health Category: AI & Big Data 20 May 11:30 - 12:30
20 May 11:30 – 12:30
Every woman deserves the freedom and confidence of good pelvic health and access to safe and effective treatments to achieve that outcome. Danny Forde, Director of External Relations, shares insights about how Atlantic Therapeutics are fulfilling that mission through a digital-first approach.
(Thursday) 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Panel Discussion - Driving a new level of Leadership Category: Insider Voices 20 May 12:30 - 14:00 Deirdre Giblin, Head of
20 May 12:30 – 14:00
Panel Moderator: Jess Kelly, Presenter, Tech Talk, Newstalk 106-108 FM
AtlanTec Moderator: Karl Gaffney, Avaya
(Thursday) 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Panel Discussion - Digital Transformation Category: Digital Transformation 20 May 15:00 - 16:30 Kay Jordan, Senior Director, IT Strategy & Planning at
20 May 15:00 – 16:30
Panel Moderator: Jess Kelly, Presenter, Tech Talk, Newstalk 106-108 FM
AtlanTec Moderator: Karl Gaffney, Avaya
(Thursday) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Panel Discussion - Digital Transformation: Rethinking Cybersecurity Category: Cyber Security 20 May 16:00-17:00 Garret Taylor, Senior Systems Architect at IBM Resilient
20 May 16:00-17:00
Panel Moderator: Andrea Manning, Data Influence, Founder CyberPie, GDPR & Cyber Security
(Thursday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Infectious Disease Modelling: A System Dynamics Approach Category: AI & Big Data 21 May 10:30 - 11:30 System dynamics is
21 May 10:30 – 11:30
System dynamics is a computational modelling and analytics method that supports policy design in a range of areas, including public health, sustainability planning, and supply chain analysis. This talk highlights how the method is being used as part of NUI Galway’s new EU PANDEM-2 project, and how system dynamics has been deployed to support the work of the Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group (IEMAG) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prof. Jim Duggan lectures in the School of Computer Science, and his research expertise centres on the application of system dynamics modelling and data science to enhance public health. He has a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Information Systems, and is a Fellow of Engineers Ireland.
He is a member of the Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group (IEMAG), where his role is to develop and deliver epidemiological models to inform operational and policy decision making. He was awarded the 2015 Systems Science Scholar Award by AcademyHealth (USA), and is a member of the World Health Organisation’s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN).
(Friday) 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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
How Blockchain Powers Digital Transformation Category: Digital Transformation 21 May 11:30 - 12:30 Dr. Trevor Clohessy is a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Enterprise and Technology, at
21 May 11:30 – 12:30
Dr. Trevor Clohessy is a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Enterprise and Technology, at GMIT School of Business since September 2018. Trevor completed his PhD from the National University of Ireland Galway. His doctoral thesis investigated the digital transformation impact of cloud computing technologies. His research interests include blockchain, business analytics, digital transformation, and cloud computing. Trevor is a blockchain advocate and had been researching blockchain technologies for the past 6 years. Trevor conducted one of the first blockchain Irish organisational readiness reports in 2018 entitled “Organisational factors that influence the Blockchain adoption in Ireland.” In 2019, Trevor published his blockchain for business book which describes the digital transformation capabilities of blockchain technologies. He has also created a blockchain podcast in 2021 dedicated to showcasing blockchain start-up initiatives. Trevor is also a member and secretary of the Blockchain Ireland education, skills, and innovation working group.
Fiona Delaney, CEO and Founder at Origin Chain Networks. 2020 winner of EU Innovation and Standards Award and National Innovation Award 2020. Origin Chain Networks is an Irish emerging tech firm active in the agri-food sector, offering affordable mobile farming services for farm data collection on the fly.
Fiona Delaney is active at ISO TC307 Blockchain and DLT where she is co-editor of TR3242 Use cases and TR6277 Data flow model for DLT use cases. Her expertise lies in architecting and analysing DLT use cases and applications in multi-party and cooperative domains. She is Chair of Start-ups WG at Blockchain Ireland and a member of Block_W.
(Friday) 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Panel Discussion - Driving your Business in a Pandemic Category: Future of Work 21 May 12:30 - 14:00 Brian O’Rourke, CEO at CitySwift
21 May 12:30 – 14:00
Panel Moderator: Jess Kelly, Presenter, Tech Talk, Newstalk 106-108 FM
AtlanTec Moderator: Seamus Hayes, Genesys
(Friday) 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
What next for the Future of Work? Category: Future of Work 21 May 14:00-15:00 Dr Sarah Kieran is a Lecturer in
21 May 14:00-15:00
Dr Sarah Kieran is a Lecturer in the Department of Work and Employment Studies. She lectures in Strategic and Global HRM at the Kemmy Business School. Prior to joining UL she worked as a Management Consultant in Strategic and Organisational Development for a number of multinational organisations. This followed ten years in the Telecoms Sector where she held senior management roles in Strategy, CRM and HRM. She is the founder of the KBS Work Futures Lab and received a H2020 Grant for research into the future of work in 2020. This experience has led to a wide range of interests covering areas such as strategy-as-practice, sensemaking and other discourse-related perspectives of strategy and strategic change. She is also interested in research in the role of the middle manager, HR Analytics, the HR Profession and other such areas which underpin HRM’s contribution to organisational performance.
(Friday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Citizen Development: Driving the Future of Digital Transformation Category: Digital Transformation 21 May 15:00 - 16:00
21 May 15:00 – 16:00
(Friday) 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm