Programme 2024

The AtlanTec Festival 2024 from 7 – 17 May, inclusive. Stay tuned for updates!

May 7 -9

EdUTec Cyber Safety Programme for Schools

We would like to invite TY Students to take part in a 1/2 day of learning and activities, to develop a deeper understanding of why and how they can improve their online safety.. 

The programme will involve presentations and interactive sessions on Cyber Awareness, Gaming Addictions, Dark Materials within online gaming, how to identify them and what to do once identified.  

Students will be given a presentation on the value of studying Computer Science and the career path to be gained from it.

If you are a computer science teacher or a year head for TY classes we would like to invite you and your students to take part in our Cyber Safety Programme this  May as part of the AtlanTec Festival.

Register your interest now contact Jo via email jmullins@itag.ie

Venue: Various Secondary School in Galway

We would like to invite TY Students to take part in a 1/2 day of learning and activities, to develop a deeper understanding of why and how they can improve their online safety.. 

The programme will involve presentations and interactive sessions on Cyber Awareness, Gaming Addictions, Dark Materials within online gaming, how to identify them and what to do once identified.  

Students will be given a presentation on the value of studying Computer Science and the career path to be gained from it.

If you are a computer science teacher or a year head for TY classes we would like to invite you and your students to take part in our Cyber Safety Programme this  May as part of the AtlanTec Festival.

Register your interest now contact Jo via email jmullins@itag.ie

Wednesday 8 May

Sustainability

Unlocking SaaS Growth: The Importance of Customer Onboarding and Scaling in Business Success

In a SaaS business model where Annual Recurring Revenue is a key measure of business success – retaining customers is equally, if not more, important than acquiring them. This is where customer onboarding and scaling come into play. Effective onboarding ensures that customers have a positive first experience with your product or service, while scaling allows you to expand your customer base without sacrificing the quality of service. Both these processes are crucial for unlocking growth and achieving long-term business success.

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This event will bring together industry practitioners to share their insights and best practices on customer onboarding and scaling. Attendees will learn about the latest trends and strategies, as well as real-world examples of successful onboarding and scaling. Whether you’re a startup looking to establish a foothold in your market or an established business aiming to expand your customer base, this event is a must-attend for anyone interested in unlocking growth.

Venue: Cisco, Oranmore Business Park, Galway

In a SaaS business model where Annual Recurring Revenue is a key measure of business success – retaining customers is equally, if not more, important than acquiring them. This is where customer onboarding and scaling come into play. Effective onboarding ensures that customers have a positive first experience with your product or service, while scaling allows you to expand your customer base without sacrificing the quality of service. Both these processes are crucial for unlocking growth and achieving long-term business success.

Format:

This event will bring together industry practitioners to share their insights and best practices on customer onboarding and scaling. Attendees will learn about the latest trends and strategies, as well as real-world examples of successful onboarding and scaling. Whether you’re a startup looking to establish a foothold in your market or an established business aiming to expand your customer base, this event is a must-attend for anyone interested in unlocking growth.

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09:30 - 10:00 Registration, Tea/Coffee
10:00 - 10:10 Welcome Note and Introduction - Damien McCoy, Cisco
10:00 - 10:50 Onboarding, Liam McDwyer, Genesys & David McNulty, Diligent
10:50 - 11:05 Tea/Coffee Networking
11:05 - 11:45 Scale Customer Success, Liam McDwyer, Genesys

Friday 10 May

Sports Tech Event

Sports Tech, Changing The Game Connecting the Future
Venue: iHub, AtlanTec Technological University, Galway
09:45 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:30 Lisa Fallon
10:30 - 10:50 Robert Mooney, Head of Department of Sport, Exercise & Nutrition (Acting),ATU

Dr Robert Mooney graduated from NUI, Galway in 2018 with a PhD in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, having previously obtained a first class honours undergraduate degree in Sport & Exercise Science from Manchester Metropolitan University. Robert joined ATU (formally GMIT) as a lecturer in Sport & Exercise Science in 2016 where he teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, mainly in biomechanics. He is currently the acting Head of Department of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition at ATU. In addition, he has over 20 years’ industry experience in a variety of research, scientific and management roles. He was the performance analyst for the Irish swimming team for a number of years and provided support at World and European Championships.

 

Robert’s research interests span several areas, including sports biomechanics, usability testing, engineering, data analytics and computer programming.  He is particularly interested in the measurement of human movement using wearable sensor-based technologies. He has developed technology for use in elite swimming which allows for real-time analysis of swimmers’ performance without the requirement for video recordings or other time-consuming and expensive equipment. More recently Robert has focused on other applications of wearable technologies, including in gait analysis, golf and for the measurement of physical literacy in children. 

 

 

Presentation Abstract

The role of the Performance Analyst in sport has changed dramatically in recent years and continues to evolve to keep pace with technological developments. Much of this development has focused on increasing the range and quantity of data that may be collected. However, more recently the focus has also shifted towards reducing the manual processing involved in generating these data, allowing the Performance Analyst more time to devote to analysis and feedback that will impact upon performance. As part of the development of these new technologies, it is essential that all key stakeholders are involved in the process. These include engineers, sport and exercise scientists, computer scientists, coaches and the athletes themselves. However, do these individuals understand each other’s motivations and needs adequately? If you build it, will they come? Moreover, the accuracy of many newly developed commercially available technologies often remains unknown and the role of academic researchers in the validation of these tools is an essential component in building trust in the reliability and validity of new products for the end user.

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10:50 - 11:10 Yvonne Comer, CEO & Co-Founder at RugbySmarts
11:10 - 11:30 Tea / Coffee Break
11:30 - 11:50 Denise Martin, Lecturer at TU Dublin
11:50 - 12:10 John Newell, Professor at University of Galway
12:10 - 12:30 Gráinne Barry, SVP Global Operations at Stats Perform
12:30 - 13:00 Q & A, Panel Discussion

Monday 13 May

Testing Forum Event

Building a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace: Empowering LGBTQ+ Voices in Tech

Building a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace: Empowering LGBTQ+ Voices in Tech is an event aimed at promoting and advocating for inclusivity and diversity within the technology industry. The event’s focus is on empowering the LGBTQ+ community to be their authentic selves at work, creating a welcoming environment where they can thrive professionally. Through panel discussions attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals in the workplace and how to build a supportive work culture. This event will encourage participants to share their stories, exchange ideas, and network to create a more equitable and inclusive tech industry.

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18:00 - 19:30 Panel Discussion

Moderator

John Quinlivan (He/Him)

Engineering Lead at Rent the Runway

Panel Members:

Vanessa Lynch (She/Her)

Senior Talent Acquisition Partner at Genesys

Amelia Gannon (She/Her)

Software Engineer at Signify Health

Steve Muir (He/Him)

Manager CX Incident Response at Coinbase

 

Overview of Session:

  • Introduction [Paint the Picture]: In my 15+ year career, I was never learning from anyone I could really relate to. I never knew any of my professors, lecturers, tutors, or lab demonstrators to be part of the LGBTQ+ community. In my first job, I never had a colleague openly visible as part of the community. I didn’t realise the impact this absence of LGBTQ+ role models had on me until I started making friends with other LGBTQ+ people in STEM.

  • 15-minute Overview of ERGs giving an overview of what each company has done recently
    • Why? 
      • Gives the audience with ERGs in place potential ideas for their own events e.g. Building Inclusive Homes, HIV Information Session.
      • Gives leaders considering the ROI in any ERG real examples of what can be done
      • Shows the audience what good can look like.

  • Panel Discussion:
    • Each panelist gives intro and brief overview of their journey in Tech
    • As someone who identifies as X, in what ways do you think your experience has been different from people who identify as heterosexual?
    • Are you out/open at work? If not, why not?
    • Power of Allyship – Have they benefited from allyship? What advice would you give to allies in 2023?
    • Any workplace challenges?
    • Favourite part of being LGBTQ+ in Tech

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Venue: PorterShed

Tuesday 14 May

Blockchain event in Supply Chain Digital Transformation – Dr. Trevor Clohessy

Blockchain

Sales Professional Network and West Regional Skills are bringing Move the Needle in Sales Featuring event for you with keynote speakers

  • Chanelle, Lady McCoy, Chanelle Medical/Pureis: One of Ireland’s Most Successful Business Women, and a Popular Leadership, Business and Motivation Speaker. Co-Founder of Chanelle Medical and of Pureis, the first CBD food supplement range to be clinically tested and proven safe to use, Chanelle, Lady McCoy, is a passionate supporter of women in business and of mentoring young entrepreneurs. Her talks offer candid and unrivalled insights into business leadership and resilience.
  • Chloe Gardiner, BaaBaaBandits/The Wonky Woolins : Leading young entrepreneur

Join us and learn about How to innovatively drive digital sales

Free Business Breakfast & Networking

Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science

Funded by the National Training Fund

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Venue: TBC

Sales Professional Network and West Regional Skills are bringing Move the Needle in Sales Featuring event for you with keynote speakers

  • Chanelle, Lady McCoy, Chanelle Medical/Pureis: One of Ireland’s Most Successful Business Women, and a Popular Leadership, Business and Motivation Speaker. Co-Founder of Chanelle Medical and of Pureis, the first CBD food supplement range to be clinically tested and proven safe to use, Chanelle, Lady McCoy, is a passionate supporter of women in business and of mentoring young entrepreneurs. Her talks offer candid and unrivalled insights into business leadership and resilience.
  • Chloe Gardiner, BaaBaaBandits/The Wonky Woolins : Leading young entrepreneur

Join us and learn about How to innovatively drive digital sales

Free Business Breakfast & Networking

Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science

Funded by the National Training Fund

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Supply Chain Digital Transformation - Dr Trevor Clohessy

Sales Professional Network and West Regional Skills are bringing Move the Needle in Sales Featuring event for you with keynote speakers

  • Chanelle, Lady McCoy, Chanelle Medical/Pureis: One of Ireland’s Most Successful Business Women, and a Popular Leadership, Business and Motivation Speaker. Co-Founder of Chanelle Medical and of Pureis, the first CBD food supplement range to be clinically tested and proven safe to use, Chanelle, Lady McCoy, is a passionate supporter of women in business and of mentoring young entrepreneurs. Her talks offer candid and unrivalled insights into business leadership and resilience.
  • Chloe Gardiner, BaaBaaBandits/The Wonky Woolins : Leading young entrepreneur

Join us and learn about How to innovatively drive digital sales

Free Business Breakfast & Networking

Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science

Funded by the National Training Fund

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Thursday 16 May Morning

AtlanTec Conference
Venue: Bailey Allen Hall, University of Galway
08:45 - 09:15 Welcome & Opening Address
09:15 - 10:00 Future of Tech & Tech Innovation
10:00 - 10:40 Augmented Human Workforce
10:40 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:40 Fostering Diversity and Inclusion
11:40 - 12:30 Panel Discussion

Leading the way towards a Connected Future

A unique opportunity for tech leaders and professionals to gather and exchange insights on how to reimagine leadership and navigate the ever-evolving landscape of digital transformation.

The Tech Leaders’ Summit brings together industry leaders, academia and experts to discuss the latest trends, challenges and best practices in leadership, innovation and technology. 

With a focus on refining leadership for the ever-evolving future, attendees will gain valuable insights on how to adapt to and thrive in an environment of constant change and disruption.

This event is an ideal platform to network with peers, learn from the best, and gain a competitive edge.  Throughout the day, there will be keynote speakers, panel discussions, roundtable conversations and networking opportunities.

Don’t miss this chance to be part of this dynamic and thought-provoking leaders’ summit.

We look forward to welcoming you. 

12:30 - 13:30 Light Lunch and Networking
 

In the context of the disruptive technology, work/talent practice and customer engagement trends, this the panel will share their thoughts on keeping the region competitive and growing– in technology delivery, business development, customer support and research – while build a strong global and corporate investment brand.  What are the initiatives we need to double down on or initiate that we can drive across our companies, community, sectors and support agencies to support a region of scale and innovation.

Moderator

Mike Conroy, Director – European Digital Innovation Hub, ex VP/GM @ Avaya & Cisco

Panel Members

Deirdre Giblin, Head of Ericsson’s Cloud Native Application Development Platform – 5 min

Dorothy Creaven, VP & MD Rent & Runway Ireland – 5 min

Marian Ryan, Senior Director Intel Corporation & General Manager Intel Shannon, Ireland Intel – 5 min

Kenneth Fox, CEO at Channel Mechanics

Joe Smyth SVP Genesys.

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Thursday 16 May Afternoon

AtlanTec Conference Afternoon Cyber Track
Venue: Bailey Allen Hall, University of Galway
13:30 - 14:15 AI Powered Social Engineering Attacks: Mamoona Ashgar, University of Galway
14:15 - 15:00 How companies use open source LLM Technology to combat Phishing: John McPhillips & Seán Morris, TitanHQ
15:00 Tea/Coffee
15:15 - 16:00 Panel Discussion - The Evolving Threat Landscape in Cyber across AI and Cloud 'What are the emergent threats and how can we protect against them?

Friday 17th May 2023

Regional Tech Spotlight – Leaders Event

AtlanTec Tag Rugby

AtlanTec Tag Rugby World Championship 

DATE: Friday 19th May

TIMES:  Blitz from 18:00 till late 

COST:   €120 per team (min 7 players, max 10 players – mixed format min 3 ladies)

Prize Giving, Food & Beer 

Whether your company is a seasoned tag rugby campaigner or ready to take part in their first tag tournament, the AtlanTec Tech Tag Rugby World Championship is the perfect event to kick start your Tag Rugby Season.

Your team is guaranteed at least 2 x 10 minute matches (weather permitting). Most teams will also then qualify for a further knockout game, where they have a chance of winning a prize.

Après AtlanTec Tag Rugby Party
After the final join us for the prize giving, final wrap up party for this year’s AtlanTec Festival with music, burgers, beer and other entertainment especially selected for Techies!

BOOK your Team today. Email us at info@itag.ie