In Conversation with Business Leaders

We invite leading business leaders to interact with our students and faculty to provide insights into the functioning of their businesses and its relevance in the field of digital business and analytics.

Some past guests include:

Breon Corcoran, Non-Executive Chairman of ATG on "Digital transformation, the role of data and key metrics in marketing"

Frédéric Mazzella, founder of BlaBlaCar on "Entrepreneurial journey and the challenges of establishing a successful multi-sided platform business model"

Victoria Montgomery Brown, founder and CEO of Big Think on "Media in the 21st century & unfiltered lessons of a female entrepreneur"

John Herlihy, VP EMEA & LATAM at LinkedIn on "Emergence and future of Dublin as the digital capital of Europe"

Elizabeth Theophille, Global Chief Technology Transformation Officer in Novartis on "Novartis business and her personal career journey"


In Conversation with Academic Leaders

In this series, we invite leadings scholars from around the world to share their ideas on cutting edge research and provide insights to our doctoral students on publication processes and provide feedback on the research of members of centre.

Some past speakers include:

Professor Arun Rai , Regents' Professor of the University System of Georgia and holds the Howard S. Starks Distinguished Chair at the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, on “How Will the AI Genie Behave

Professor Galit Shmueli, Tsing Hua Distinguished Professor at the Institute of Service Science(link is external), and Institute Director at the College of Technology Management, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan on “How to Improve Prediction Using Behavior Modification

Professor Soumya Ray, Distinguished Professor, and PhD Program Coordinator, Institute of Service Science, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, on “The Dual Nature of Privacy Control

Professor Frank Chan, Professor of Information Systems at the ESSEC Business School, on “E-Government Service Design and Citizen Satisfaction

Professor Chee Wee Tan, Professor with Special Responsibilities in Research Excellence at the Department of Digitization in Copenhagen Business School (CBS) on “Growing Brand on Digital Platforms

Professor Jose Benitez, Professor of Management Information Systems at EDHEC Business School, Lille, and Paris, France on “Social Media Capability and New Product Development”

Professor Rohit Nishant, Associate Professor, MIS Department, FSA Ulaval and Axis Leader: Emerging Information Technologies for Business at Information Technology and Business Research Center (CeRTIA) on “Exploring the Causes of Frequent and Severe AI Failures in Problem-Solving


Industry-Academia Conversation series

We also aim to connect with the wider industry practice around Trinity College Dublin. The aim of these events are to promote a dialogue between industry leaders and academics at Trinity on areas of mutual interest to drive new research projects and share ideas.

Some examples of past events include:

Theme: Data for Sustainability with - 

  • Brian Minehane : Chief Digital Transformation Officer at Novartis
  • Daniel Malan, Assistant Professor of Business Ethics at Trinity Business School

Theme: Data and Visualization Research for Marketing with - 

  • Ruadhan Barry, Director of Analytics at SiteCore, Ireland
  • Xiaoning Liang, Assistant Professor of Marketing at Trinity Business School