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Trinity Business + Technology Forum Agenda 2020

Location: New State-of-the-Art Trinity Business School Building, 182 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. See map.

Date: Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Main Event (Schedule below) takes place from 1pm

MORNING AGENDA (Limited Tickets Available)

 

Time

Title

10.00- 10.30

Registration with Coffee and Tea on Arrival

10.30 - 13.00

A Taste of Trinity Business School Executive Education

Location: Executive Education Suite - 5th Floor

STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS

This timely and provocative half day workshop looks at strategic thinking for organisations that include environmental and socio-economic sustainability as key areas of overall business planning. A range of frameworks are looked at through a mix of interactive lectures, case studies and action learning.

Participants leave with practical and impactful strategies for building consensus and making change, and are empowered to take action on sustainability from the personal through enterprise level within their organisation.

10.30 - 12.00

Workshop Hosted By Trinity Research & Innovation (All Welcome)

THE PATHWAY FROM CONCEPT TO IMPACT

Location: Executive Education Suite - 5th Floor

Trinity’s position as one of the world’s leading universities is defined by our research, scholarship, and capacity to address issues of global, societal and economic importance. Our strength lies in the breadth and excellence of our expertise; from individual scholars and thought-leaders, to large multidisciplinary teams, institutes and research centres each delivering research of national and global importance. Our vision is to engage in research with the quality, intensity, depth, diversity, and openness that leads to fundamental breakthroughs and new understandings.

Through our Research and Innovation Strategy, Trinity seeks to harness and maximise the societal and economic benefits from all newly generated ideas and technologies. Working with industry and other research organisations is key in fulfilling this ambition.

Come to “The Pathway from Concept to Impact” workshop where we will provide information and advice along the continuum from research funding, through partnerships through intellectual property management to exploitations by licensing to campus company or to established industry.

-          IDEA: Research funding for academics & industry – Irish, European and International funding opportunities.  Meet the experts and hear about some of the upcoming calls for proposals

-        PARTNER: Industry academic collaborations – how can industry access expertise, equipment, knowledge within Trinity.  Meet the Business Development team who can match-make your business problem with our scientific / engineering / arts experts.  Hear case studies of successful collaborative research projects where industry benefit from the world class research in Trinity

-        DELIVER: Trinity has been successfully transforming advanced research into real-world, impactful solutions via technology transfer activities, such as IP licensing, industry engagement, consultancy and campus company formation- Meet Trinity’s Technology Transfer Case Managers to hear about Trinity’s intellectual property portfolio in ICT, Life Science, Health and Materials Science & Engineering 

-        ACCELERATE: Learn more about how Trinity spinout companies are at the forefront of research and innovation – meet the class of 2019 / 2020 commercialising some of Trinity’s intellectual property.  Opportunity for investors to get an early look into our pipeline of disruptive technologies.

12.00 - 13.00

Workshop Hosted By Trinity Research & Innovation (All Welcome)

Location: E McNabb Theatre - B132

TRINITY TECH SERIES: ENGAGING WITH RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

The Trinity Tech Series aims to bring alumni and leading Trinity researchers from multiple disciplines together to showcase current work, discuss future trends and explore opportunities for engagement and collaboration. 

·         Learn more about how Trinity spinout companies are at the forefront of research and innovation
·         See examples of our successful start-ups https://ti.to/tcdalumni/trinity-tech-series/en

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

AFTERNOON AGENDA

 

Time

Title

13.00 - 14.00

Main Event Opening

Light Lunch and Registration For Main Event

TRINITY RESEARCH SHOWCASE: MEET TRINITY RESEARCHERS

Trinity’s position as one of the world’s leading universities is defined by our research, scholarship, and capacity to address issues of global, societal, and economic importance. Our strength lies in the breath and excellence of our expertise; from individual scholars and thought leaders, to large multidisciplinary teams, institutes and research centres each delivering research of national and global importance.

Through our research and innovation strategy, Trinity seeks to harness and maximise the societal and economic benefits from all newly generated ideas and technologies. Working with industry and other research organisations is key in fulfilling this ambition. Please take the opportunity to visit the research booths, meet the research teams and learn more about how research at Trinity can help and engage with your company.

Exhibitors include Trinity research Institutes in Humanities, Medical Sciences and national research centres such as ADAPT, CONNECT, and AMBER. All are looking forward to this unique opportunity to engage in active discussion, find collaboration opportunities and new partners.

14.00 - 14.15

FORUM WELCOME AND OPENING - BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY AT TRINITY

Location: A & K Dargan Theatre - B101

Professor Andrew Burke, Dean of Trinity Business School and Leonard Hobbs, Director of Trinity Research and Innovation

14.15 - 14.45

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH THE DEAN: HARNESSING BORDERLESS BUSINESS

Location: A & K Dargan Theatre - B101

Brendan McDonagh, Chair of Trinity Business School Advisory Board and Independent Non-Executive Director at AIB

The new Chairperson of Advisory board of Trinity Business School talks to the Dean, Professor Andrew Burke about his insights from a career in international banking and about the future of business and banking.

14.45 - 15.15

KEYNOTE: RETAIL TRANSFORMATION IN A DIGITAL WORLD

Location: A & K Dargan Theatre - B101

Alice Delahunt, Chief Digital Officer, Ralph Lauren Corporation

Trinity Business School alumni Alice Delahunt talks about the evolution of retail in a fast-changing digital landscape.

15.20 - 16.15

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

A NEW EUROPE: The Disruptive Potential of Europe's Green Deal

Location: A&K Dargan Theatre - B101

Chair: Dan O'Brien

Panellists: Professor John Fitzgerald, Patricia King, Gerry Kiely

The European Green Deal, supported by at least €1 trillion of public and private investment over the next decade, is the European Commission’s ambitious attempt to make the EU the world’s first climate-neutral bloc by 2050. But can this disruptive green agenda act as a new growth strategy for Ireland and Europe? Speakers will consider whether the European Green Deal will foster significant structural changes in business models and consumer behaviour in Ireland and forge a socially equitable path to the green transition.

This panel is jointly organised with the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA).

HOW SOON IS NOW? What Climate Science Wants Business To Do

Location: E. McNabb Theatre (B132)

Chair: Dr. Norah Campbell

Panelliets: Mark O'Connell, Marc Hudson, Claire Igoe

There is a high consensus within climate science that we have one decade until feedback and cumulative effects lead to a point of no return and the eventual collapse of the biosphere. While consensus converges on the scale and scope of the climate and environmental emergency, there is less on what is to be done. Norah Campbell discusses the eco-psychological, geo-physical and socio-economic scales of response with a writer, a researcher in sustainable consumption and a Corporate Sustainability Officer.

16.15 - 16.40

Networking Break and Light Refreshments

TRINITY RESEARCH SHOWCASE: MEET TRINITY RESEARCHERS

Location: Luce Foyer (Ground Floor Area)

Trinity’s position as one of the world’s leading universities is defined by our research, scholarship, and capacity to address issues of global, societal, and economic importance. Our strength lies in the breath and excellence of our expertise; from individual scholars and thought leaders, to large multidisciplinary teams, institutes and research centres each delivering research of national and global importance.

Through our research and innovation strategy, Trinity seeks to harness and maximise the societal and economic benefits from all newly generated ideas and technologies. Working with industry and other research organisations is key in fulfilling this ambition. Please take the opportunity to visit the research booths, meet the research teams and learn more about how research at Trinity can help and engage with your company.

Exhibitors include Trinity research Institutes in Humanities, Medical Sciences and national research centres such as ADAPT, CONNECT, and AMBER. All are looking forward to this unique opportunity to engage in active discussion, find collaboration opportunities and new partners.

16.40 - 17.30

PANEL DISCUSSIONS (P) & WORKSHOPS (W)

(P) INVESTING IN A GREEN FUTURE: The Impact of Financial Markets on Climate Change

Location: A&K Dargan Theatre (B101)

Chair: Dr. Martha O'Hagan Luff

Panellists: Anthony MacGuinness, Dawn Slevin, Emma Jane Joyce, James Johnston and Mark Merrigan

Public sector responses to tackling climate change at the national and supranational level have been difficult and slow.  The private sector also has a major role to play.  Financial services can play a key role in transitioning our economies to a more sustainable future, redirecting funds away from firms with poor environmental standards and channelling them towards sustainable innovations to reduce the negative impact that humans are inflicting on the environment and on the natural world. 

We meet with speakers working in the financial industry to discuss what investors and issuers can do and how Euronext Dublin are positioning to become a major international hub for sustainable finance.   

(P) IRELAND AND ITS NORTH/SOUTH TRADE FUTURE

Location: E. McNabb Theatre (B132)

Chair: Michael Flynn

Panellists: David Roberts, Alan Wogan, Simon McKeever

In the twenty plus years since the good Friday agreement we have seen a major expansion of cross border economic and trade activity. With our new political reality could this all change and what will it mean for the economies on both side the border?

(W) INVESTING IN NATURE

Hosted by Nature+

Location: Executive Education Suite (5th Floor)

Intro:Professor Linda Doyle, Dean of Research

Chair:Professor Yvonne Buckley

Panel: Dr. Sheila Cannon, Professor Fraser Mitchell, Professor Iris Moeller, and Dr. Helen Sheridan

We are in the midst of a biodiversity & climate emergency, with the rapid and irreversible loss of nature and the life support systems nature provides to people. Society, business and ecosystems will all be impacted by species loss. There is a business case for investment in nature to prevent further biodiversity loss, protect functional ecosystems, restore degraded ecosystems and to develop new systems, services and products inspired by nature.

Healthy and functional natural systems underpin supply chains, reduce risks of natural hazards, provide new products and services, provide opportunities for jobs and social transition and solutions for carbon capture and storage. In this workshop leading Trinity researchers will explore how companies can invest in nature for: 1) Mitigating coastal flood risk, 2) Biodiscovery of new products and services, 3) Smart Biodiversity Monitoring, 4) Facilitating social transitions, 5) Nature-based carbon capture and storage.

17.35 - 18.10

Frank Sixt, Executive Director, Group Finance Director and Deputy Managing Director of CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd

Location: A&K Dargan Theatre - B101

KEYNOTE: WOKE MARKETS? ESG Trends, Developments, Risks and Opportunities in Capital Markets

Using CK Hutchison Holdings - with its large portfolio of diverse business  in over 54 companies - as the ideal case study for understanding ESG trends and impacts, Frank will argue that if ESG is to affect capital flows for good it must be science based, sector and country specific and adaptive so as to bias capital flows ‘for the good’. If they merely become ‘WOKE’ capital flows will be biased by ‘politically correct’ appearances.

18.10 - 19.30

NETWORKING RECEPTION

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