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Trinity Business & Technology Forum Agenda 2018

Location: Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, 152 - 160 Pearse Street. See map.




08:00 - 09:00

Registration and Coffee

09:00 - 09:05

Provost's Welcome

09:05 - 09:15

Introduction - Andrew Burke, Dean of Trinity Business School and Leonard Hobbs, Director of Trinity Research and Innovation Group

09:15 - 09:45

Fionnuala Meehan - VP Google EMEA, Google Marketing Solutions EMEA & Head of Google Ireland
New Challenges, New Opportunities: Driving business growth in uncertain times

9:50 - 10:35 Parallel Sessions

Panel Session
Where now for Brexit?
Chair: Arthur Beesley, Ireland Correspondent at Financial Times
Frank Barry, Professor of International Business and Economic Development
Frances Coppola, Economic Commentator and Writer
Martina Lawless, Economist and Social Research Institute
Brian Lucey, Chair of International Finance and Commodities at Trinity Business School


Panel Session
The Internet of Things - Piloting in Ireland and Preparing for Global Markets
Chair: Richard Curran, Journalist
Linda Doyle, Dean of Research at Trinity College Dublin
David McDonald, Co-Founder and CEO at Danalto
Jamie Cudden, Smart City Programme Manager, Dublin City Council

10:40 - 10:55 Coffee Break - Innovation Showcase

10:55 - 11:40

Parallel Sessions

Panel Session
Turning Data into Cash
Chair: Stephan Onggo, Associate Professor in Data Analytics, Trinity Business School
Paul Pierotti, MD, Accenture Digital
Afnan Al-Qadi, MBA Student

Panel Session
DNA & Gene Based Medicines
Chair: Richard Curran
Jane Farrar, Professor of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin
Laura Brady, Fighting Blindness
Avril Daly, CEO Retina International

11:45 - 12:30

Parallel Sessions

Panel Session
Humans need not apply: Digitization, AI and The Future of Work
Chair: Tom Molloy, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, Trinity College Dublin
Julian Friedland, Assistant Professor of Business Ethics, Trinity College Dublin
Grainne Madden, Founder of GMJ Associates
Donald Storrie, Chief Researcher/Co-ordinator, Eurofound
Vinnie Wade, Director of Adapt Digital Research Centre

Panel Session
Demystifying Blockchain
Chair: Jillian Godsil, Journalist
David Dalton, Consulting Partner and Co Lead, EMEA Grid Blockchain Lab at Deloitte
Jake MccGwire, Co-founder of Evopass
Lisa Simpson, Manager at Deloitte

12:35 - 13:20

Parallel Sessions

Panel Session
Managing People in a Digital Age
Chair: Sarah Jane Cullinane, Assistant Professor in Organisational Behaviour and HRM
Tim Bergin, Business Psychologist and Associate Director of People Consulting, KPMG London
Mary Connaughton, Director of CIPD
Orla Graham, Chief Human Resource Manager in Deloitte
Kevin Emmpey, Managing Director of Work Matters

Panel Session
The Dark Side of Big Data: Avoiding the Risks to Decision Making
Chair: Sinead Roden, Associate Professor in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Trinity College Dublin
Phil Beckett, MD at Alvarez and Marsal's Investigations Practice in London
Eoghan Nolan, CIO at Games on Media
Lan O'Connor,VP, Capgemini Consulting

13:20 - 14:20

Light Lunch - Innovation Showcase

14:20 - 14:45

Aisling Hassell, CX at Airbnb
Insight Led Innovation

14:50 - 15:35

Parallel Sessions

Panel Session
The Challenges of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
Chair: Wendy Hederman, Partner at Mason Hayes Curran and President of TBA
Jevan Neilan, Mason Hayes and Curran
Dave Lewis, Director at Adapt Digital Research Centre
Ronan Davy, Assistant GC & Director of Legal at Etsy

Panel Session
AI: Driving an intelligence revolution within organisations
Chair: Richard Curran, Journalist
Vinnie Wade, Professor of Computer Science and Director of Adapt, Trinity College Dublin
Helene Graham, ex CTO of Eir
Conor McGann, VP of Development at Genesys

15:35 - 16:00

Coffee - Innovation Showcase

16:00 - 16:25

Lord Mark Price, Former MD of Waitrose and Deputy Chairman of John Lewis Partnership. Former UK Minister of State for Trade Policy 2016 - 2017
Fairness For All

16:25 - 16:55

Bernie Capraro, Silicon Technology Research Manager, Intel R & D Ireland
MOORE'S LAW: Continuing to enable the digital revolution

16:55 - 17:25 Ian Robertson, Professor of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin
How to Make Stress Work For You

17:25 - 19.00

Drinks Reception

This agenda may be subject to change. More panellists are being added daily.

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