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Programme 2016

Time Title  
08.30-09.00 Registration and Coffee  

Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast

09.10-09.20 Welcome
Professor Andrew Burke
Dean of Trinity Business School

The Future of Trinity Business School
09.20-09.55 Keynote - The Future of Business and Work
Stephen McIntyre

Vice President Twitter
Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Parallel Sessions

The Future of Work in the 21st Century

Chair: Professor Andrew Burke
David Jackson,
Chairman and Founder of Hudson Contract
Derek Butler,
CEO at Grid Finance
Simon McVicker,
The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE)
Lan O'Connor,
Director of Capgemini


The Ethical Dilemmas for Leaders and How to Solve Them

Chair: Professor Gemma Donnelly-Cox
Mary Lawlor
, Front Line Defenders
Grainne Madden, GMJ Associates
Ken Rushton, Formerly ICC, and Trustee of the Institute of Business Ethics, London



Morning Break


Parallel Sessions

Have we done enough to prevent another Financial Crisis?

Chair: Professor Brian Lucey
Frances Coppola, Financial Writer and Commentator
Megan Greene, Managing Director of Maulife Asset Management
Tom McAleese, CEO Alvarez & Marshal and President of TBA
Kyran McStay, Director and co-Founder of Key Capital

Social Entrepreneurship, Whose Job is it anyway?

Chair: Conor O'Meara,
Trinity Business Student of the Year 2016
John Evoy, Founder of Irish Men's Shed Association
Darren Ryan, CEO of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland
Iseult Ward, CEO and Founder of FoodCloud


Parallel Sessions

Managing the Wealth of Nations

: Brendan McDonagh, Former Chairman, Bank of NT Butterfield & Sons Ltd
Conor O'Kelly, CEO of National Treasury Management Agency
Ruairi Quinn, Former Minister of Finance
Frances Ruane, Former Director of the Economic and Social Research Agency

Beyond the Hype: what really distinguishes high from low performing ventures?

Chair: Sean Melly, CEO and Founder of Powerscourt Capital and Chairman of Trinity Business School Advisory Board
Ronan Higgins, TVADSync
John McKeon, CEO and Founder of Allergy Standards
Patrick Sweeney II, Chairman of Entertainment Network at YPO (Young President's Organisation)


Keynote - Thriving In An Uncertain World
Paul Drechsler
President of the Confederation of British Industry




Parallel Sessions

Digital marketing and technology trends and knowing which 50% works

Chair: Professor Laurent Muzellec
Aidan McCullen,
Head of Innovation Partnerships and Funding at RTE
Fionnuala Meehan, Director EMEA Sales (SMB) Google
Paul Quigley, CEO and Founder of NewsWhip


The Future of Manufacturing in Ireland

Chair: Professor Frank Barry
Richard Keegan,
Manager of Competitiveness Department at Enterprise Ireland
Colm Healy, Skelligs Chocolate
Anne Randles, Ornua Co-operative


Parallel Sessions

The Accommodation Shortage and the Future of Irish Business

Chair: Professor Mary-Lee Rhodes
Aidan Culhane, Consultant at WK Nowlan Real Estate Advisors
Ronan Lyons, Assistant Professor of Economics at Trinity and author of Reports
Brian Moran, Senior Managing Director at Hines
Kevin O'Kelly, Trinity Dean of Students and Professor in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering


Meet the Future: views and visions of the emerging leaders

Chair: Lara Connaughton,
Auditor of Dublin University Business and Economics Society
Rosa Langhammer, CoderDojo Foundation
Emma-Louise Leavey, Global Online Partnerships Growth Lead at Google
Daniel Philbin-Bowman, VP at Potentialife

15.25-15.55 Afternoon Break and Networking  

Keynote - The Making and Managing of the Pogues
Frank Murray
Former Manager of the Pogues


Conference Overview
Ben Butler

Rapporteur and Trinity Business Student of the Year 2015


Trinity Business Alumni
Tom McAleese
CEO Alvarez &Marshal and President of TBA


Closing Remarks
Professor Andrew Burke

17.15-18.00 Drinks Reception and Networking