12-13 September2019, CCD Dublin
6-7 September, 2018ICC Sydney, Australia
Global Business Operations Manager & Global Diversity & Inclusion Leader @ Hewlett Packard Enterprise
VP Global HR @ Workhuman
Commercial Director @ Microsoft Ireland
Director of Engineering @ HubSpot
Vice President, Dublin Technology Hub @ Mastercard
Account Director and Telecoms Sector Lead @ Fujitsu
CEO @ waytoB
CEO @ WorkJuggle
Pre-Acceleration Programme Leader @ NDRC
Co-founder & Director @ Vela Games
Senior Solutions Consultant, ConsenSys & Co-founder @ BlockW
Technical Lead & CSM Associate Security Engineer @ Tenable
Founder @ Delygate.com
Chief Marketing Officer @ Valitor
Strategic Operations Director @ Consensys
Data Scientist @ Klarna Bank AB
Dr Susie Harding
Head Data Scientist @ Arvoia
Founder & Consulting Director @ SDN Innovation Solutions
Dr. Sapna Negi
Data Scientist @ Genesys
Managing Director @ Girls in Tech Dublin
Lead Engineer for IBM Blockchain Platform Developer Tooling @ IBM
Patent Attorney @ HGF
Production Engineering Manager @ Facebook
Managing Director & Founder @ Gallium Ventures
CEO @ The UX Studio
Chaiperson @ Connecting Women in Tech & Manager, Marketing Solutions @ LinkedIn
COO & Co-Founder @ Kinzen
Founder @ Confident Speak
Digital Transformation Manager @ vStream Digital Media
Senior Technical Developer - Wearables @ Design Partners
Founder @ The Best Possible You
Process Automation Practice Lead @ Expleo
Head of Data Analytics @ Ambisense
Head of Digital @ Vhi Healthcare
Founder & CEO @ Strider Technology
Team Leader - Big Data and Analytics @ Sigmar Recruitment
Dr Anastasia Dedyukhina
TEDx speaker & founder @ Consciously Digital
Global Senior Online Marketing Manager @ SIEMENS
Co-Founder @ Tech For Good Dublin
As the Vice President of Global HR at Workhuman, named The Best Workplace in Ireland in 2019 and one of Europe’s Great Workplaces, Niamh is passionate about cultivating a workplace culture of gratitude. Niamh is committed to shaping the future of work by helping people find and achieve their purpose.
Niamh oversees all global HR activities focused on the recruitment, retention, and alignment of Workhuman’s international workforce based in Dublin and Boston. Chief among these responsibilities is continuously improving and elevating everything the company does to ensure its employees have an exceptional employee experience. Niamh also spearheads the company’s people strategy and culture, which has resulted in multiple awards from the Great Place to Work Institute in Dublin and the U.S., including the prestigious “Best Practices for Caring” award. This year Niamh’s efforts culminated in Workhuman claiming first place in the 2019 Great Place to Work Awards, a testament to the dedication of Niamh and the entire Workhuman team.
Niamh is passionate about Workhuman’s culture, its people, and its product. She has an employee-first mindset and drives Workhuman’s internal recognition programme and continuous performance management platform to help the company connect culture to shared purpose to motivate and empower people to do the best work of their lives.
During her nearly 20 years with Workhuman, Niamh has held several leadership roles from human relations and operations to creating and maintaining a best-in-class operational infrastructure as the company has scaled globally.
Niamh has presented at leading Irish and International conferences including The Talent Summit, Dublin Tech Summit, Great Place to Work, and Workhuman. She has also been featured in publications including the Sunday Business Post, Irish Tech News, and Fora.
Aisling Curtis is a Commercial Director Microsoft Ireland. Aisling joined Microsoft in January 2016 after 20 years in Telecommunications.
She held several senior in-market and global commercial roles leading business and consumer teams in start-up and turn around environments.
Aisling's passion is to create value for customers and develop an engaging results driven environment for her team. Aisling also held Non-Executive Director roles in UK, South Africa and Netherlands and has recently been appointed to the Advisory board of Ensygnia.
Aisling was selected for the Microsoft Leaderpad Development Programme 2018/19 and has completed the Global Leadership Programme (Inspire). She was selected for Vodafone’s 2014/15 Global Leadership Programme.
Aisling also serves on CWIT (Connect Women in Technology Steering member), She is an IMI Mentor and sits IMI advisory Council. She is also a Business Mentor on the Start-up/scale up programme with Enterprise Ireland and Local Enterprise. She is a Member of the Institute of Directors. Aisling is an active advocate for STEM and developing young female talent. Image Business Woman of the year and WMB Woman in Technology award finalist 2017.
In her personal time, she loves spending time with her husband and their daughter, travelling and horse riding. She holds a Master in Business Economics from University College Cork.
Barbara is the Director of Engineering at HubSpot, where she oversees HubSpot’s Dublin engineering team, which develop a number of HubSpot’s core products. Barbara has a history of growing large tech teams, having held positions such as VP of Software Development for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Software Development Director for Inspired Gaming Group. She is passionate about diversity in the tech industry and about growing/promoting positive engineering work cultures, is a regular speaker at industry events and was recently featured on Silicon Republic's 25 of Ireland's phenomenal women of engineering.
Sarah Cunningham is Vice President of Mastercard’s Dublin Technology Hub where she is focused on growing the impact of Mastercard’s Dublin operation.
Over her 20-year career, Sarah has held various Strategy, Marketing, Innovation Management and Leadership positions in companies including Google, BT Retail UK, CapGemini and Accenture.
Sarah is passionate about mentoring and coaching the future generation of up-and-coming talent. In addition to her day job, she also previously worked as a part-time Associate Lecturer in Digital Marketing at the Technological University Dublin.
As former chair of Mastercard’s Dublin chapter Women’s Leadership Network and active PRIDE ally, Sarah is a staunch advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
In her spare time, Sarah is an avid hiker and has completed hikes in the Himalayas, Lesotho, the Inca Trail and most recently, a 140km leg of the Camino de Santiago. She is currently training to participate in a week long fundraising Alpine expedition, climbing three mountains in the Alps in aid of The Caroline Foundation for Cancer Clinical Research Trust (CCRT) team.
Caragh O’Carroll, Account Director and Telecoms Sector Lead, has a keen interest in data strategy and the potential of data-centric companies. She focuses on transformation through combining business challenges with technology solutions for both managed services clients and new customers. Caragh is passionate about co-creating and articulating how technology can improve and change our working and daily lives in this age of rapid digital transformation. With a background in engineering, operations, product management and partner management, she has insights into many business challenges and opportunities. She has presented widely on GDPR and also recently on Artificial Intelligence in London.
Talita Holzer is the CEO and co-founder of the award-winning startup waytoB, with the mission to use technology to help people with intellectual disabilities become more independent. Originally from Brazil, she is a Manufacturing Engineer with an specialisation in business and management. She is interested in using Design Thinking to create better solutions for groups that are usually left out of the design process. She is an advocate for diversity and inclusion, being the D&I Track Captain at Startup Week Dublin. She is also behind two D&I initiatives: #GoingFar and StartAbility - the first to support immigrant women and non-binary people to advance their careers in Ireland, and the second to inform and inspire people with disabilities about entrepreneurship. She was the winner of the Women in Tech Award in 2018, in the Rising Star category.
Ciara Garvan is the founding director of WorkJuggle.com, an innovative, online platform connecting highly skilled professionals with flexible, remote and contract roles. Ciara has been a notable contributor to the Irish technology industry over the past fifteen years, holding senior roles in blue chip companies, such as Accenture, Eir and Meteor. <p> Ciara holds a Masters in Applied Computing and was recently invited to be an external assessor on the DIT Masters in Advanced Analytics for Engineering Professionals. Since founding WorkJuggle in 2016, Ciara has taken the business, which was named as one of Silicon Republic’s top Irish Start-ups 2018, from strength to strength.
As Pre-Acceleration leader at NDRC, an early-stage investor in technology start-up companies, Helen has overall responsibility for the design, development, sourcing, delivery and evaluation of pre-venturing support at pre-seed investment stage. A passionate advocate of female entrepreneurship, she led the delivery of NDRC Female Founders six-month accelerator in partnership with Enterprise Ireland. She has recently completed the first global study of the value of peer support in female business venturing.
Prior to joining NDRC, she was General Manager with ClubCorp in Beijing, China, having worked with the organisation in the United States as a General Manager, Regional Manager and as a member of the corporate revenue team. She received numerous accolades for operational excellence and customer experience transformation. She attributes much of her success to an ability to unite teams around a shared, user-centred, vision.
Lisa Newon George is a co-founding Director of Vela Games, an independent game studio in Dublin, focused on creating innovative multiplayer experiences for enthusiast gamers. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Lisa earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology from UCLA, where she studied digital games along with the communities and cultures that shape them. Making the transition from academia to industry, she moved from Los Angeles to Dublin to join Riot Games where she eventually lead the Player Insights team. Lisa brings a wide breadth of experience to the Vela Games team, where she is currently working on the company’s first unannounced project.
Niamh works at ConsenSys Ireland as a Senior Consultant since it was incorporated in Dublin in April 2018. She has experience working with Clients on blockchain engagements across Supply Chain, Consumer Products and Financial Services.She is heavily involved in blockchain related initiatives in Ireland. In September 2018, she co-founded BlockW, a female-led association that raises awareness of blockchain for all in a bid to showcase its relevance and potential.
In November 2018, she was awarded the Blockchain Leadership Award at Dublin Tech Summit’s Women in Tech Event.
Prior to ConsenSys, Niamh worked at Deloitte’s EMEA Blockchain Lab since it was established in May 2016.
Niamh became interested in blockchain in November 2015 after supporting with the orchestration of “Europe’s largest hackathon”. Since then, She became hooked in better understanding how blockchain could be used to better improve the quality of our lives, enabling more equal access to information and wealth globally.
Jennifer proudly boasts 14 years in the IT industry and is currently a Security Engineer with Tenable. Tenable is a global leader in the Vulnerability Management market and Jennifer has achieved several promotions since joining the company in 2016. She works to empower organisations in the private and public sectors in EMEA towards best practices in Cyber Security, Risk prevention & Exposure awareness. Jennifer is an accomplished and results-oriented individual with a strong track record of over-achieving her goals. She is also a married mother to four boys and travels from Wexford to Dublin several days a week to work whilst studying for her degree in her ‘free time’.
Jennifer has previously been nominated for both the Women in Tech and Women in IT awards in Dublin and is an active member of WITS Ireland, NWCI and Leaders in Tech Ireland.
Johanna Herbst is an entrepreneur from Zurich, Switzerland, and graduated with an M.B.A. from NYU Stern School of Business. She has lived, worked and studied in Switzerland, the US, France and Germany and worked for more than 12 years in corporate finance, management consulting and business development for companies such as Procter & Gamble, Horvath & Partners and Siemens before becoming an entrepreneur. She is now the founder of the Swiss startup Delygate.com, a digital marketplace empowering its users to delegate everyday tasks such as handiwork, home improvement, cleaning, babysitter, moving and more, in just a few clicks.
In her leisure time, she loves sports, mainly running and gym classes, as well as sculpting with clay.
Christine joined Valitor, an international payment solutions company, as Chief Marketing Officer in August 2017. She has 25+ years’ experience of B2B marketing in technology/payments, including leading European marketing functions for Hewlett-Packard and Cisco Systems.
A respected thought leader and motivational speaker with a TEDx Talk ‘Unconventional Career Advice’ (86k views) and regular blogs for Forbes Woman, Christine was recently voted #l Woman in Tech by B2B Marketing.
Christine is an advisor for European Women Payments Network (EWPN) and a Senior Fellow of The Conference Board. She has a doctorate (DBA) in customer insight from Cranfield School of Management.
I work as a Data Scientist at Klarna Bank AB and build Machine learning models to personalise payments for consumers in online shopping. From being a programmer in Bangalore, India, in 2014, I decided to follow my love for numbers and Mathematics and chose to do a Masters in Machine learning at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. After completing my master's I started working at Klarna Bank AB. Now, I get to play with numbers and work on optimization problems and probabilities more closely which is super-fun :) I have also previously worked as a Machine learning engineer in Carl Zeiss and Ericsson while I was studying.
With more than 10 years of experience, she brings a unique combination of theoretical expertise from her years completing a PhD in biostatistics at University College Dublin, coupled with experience building big data Ai solutions having spent over 6 years at some of the world’s largest online gaming sites such as Pokerstars, Full Tilt and Matchbook.
Since joining Arvoia, she has played an integral role in transforming the Data Science department and has introduced an end to end Ai process which puts Arvoia at the forefront of deep learning and Ai in mobility.
iane Nevin is founder and consulting director at SDN Innovation Solutions. An innovative business consultancy company that empowers start-ups and organisations to discover opportunities for new growth, design innovative strategies and business models to seize opportunities and transform organisations to execute.
Diane has an impressive track record in delivering successful digital transformational strategies across multiple industries. Working with multidisciplinary teams to build high-performance and embrace change, deliver creativity and innovation tailored specifically around the individual organisational needs.
Extensive experience in eHealth and is a proud board member of eHeath Ireland since it was first established in 2015. Her passion for technology and its use to enhance patients’ lives, is paramount.
Lecturer in entrepreneurship & innovation, new enterprise and development and global digital marketing. Diane has comprehensive knowledge in innovation methodologies and business models.
Also, a board member of the Empowerher programme. A female entrepreneurship accelerator programme run for females in the West of Ireland as part of the GMIT Innovation Hubs and funded through ESF Programme, co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund.
Dr. Sapna is a scientist in the area of AI and Machine Learning, with over 6 years of experience working in the field. Her educational portfolio comprises of a Bachelors in computer science, and a Masters and PhD in natural language processing and machine learning. She has published over 15 research papers and presented in international conferences across the world. Sapna started her professional career as a software engineer, and is currently working as a Data Scientist at Genesys in Galway, where her work infuses AI in customer experience and call centre software. Prior to Genesys, she was a PhD researcher at the Insight Centre of Data Analytics, where she worked on research projects with a diverse suite of industrial bodies and academic institutes across Europe. Sapna is particularly passionate about applied machine learning and AI for good.
Besides her technical and professional background, Sapna boasts of a diverse cultural experience having resided in 4 different states of India, and 5 different countries in Europe.
Coral Movasseli is the Managing Director of Girls in Tech Dublin (GITD), a dedicated platform for women-in-tech and entrepreneurs. She created GITD in 2016 and it has since grown to be the largest organization of its kind in the country, and has trailblazed entry for women, by holding the first Women in Tech hackathon in Ireland this Spring 2019.
A techie problem solver at heart, Coral co-founded a mobile transit app for Toronto’s transportation system to remove friction points for users. On weekends you can find her lifting an Olympic barbell, fermenting kombucha, baking sourdough, and flexing her photography skills with her Nikon.
Passionate about making an impact in the world, Coral started her career on route to becoming a Canadian diplomat. After completing her Masters of Science at the London School of Economics, her trajectory moved her to advising large private equity funds in London. Since, she’s worked to help companies dissect and digest their business challenges in technology, financial services, clean-tech, manufacturing, and healthcare.
Caroline has worked with enterprise blockchain technologies for over two and half years. Presently, she is the lead engineer for the IBM Blockchain extension for Visual Studio Code, an open source IDE which provides developers with the tools they need to quickly and easily develop smart contracts and blockchain applications. She also plays a role in the community as a Hyperledger Technical Ambassador. Prior to her role in blockchain, she worked on IBM's Watson and enterprise integration products. Outside of work, Caroline enjoys spending time with her two children.
Sarah studied Electronic Engineering at UCD, graduating in 2000, and did a Masters in Telecommunications Engineering in DCU. She joined the patent profession in 2003 at a Dublin firm and moved to work for HGF in London in 2012. She returned from the UK this year to head up HGF's new Dublin office. Sarah has worked with a wide variety of clients, from private inventors to large multinationals, covering a broad spectrum of inventions.
Catherine is a production engineering manager for Facebook Infrastructure provisioning. She has a passion for all things data and prior to Facebook led data as a service teams with Fidelity Investments and Dun & Bradstreet. Catherine started her early career as a software engineer with AIB and AIG and later as an engineering manager in British Telecom and eTel. Catherine has also been involved in a number of tech startups. She is a mathematician with a masters in Computer Applications from Dublin City University.
Heather Delaney is MD and Founder of Gallium Ventures, a strategic communications consultancy for startups, scaleups and large corporates. Heather is the world's leading expert in Crowdfunding and has to date secured more than $60 Million in pledges for over 100 clients. Heather is a listed expert for Kickstarter and Indiegogo as well as a mentor for startups at Google, Blackbox VC and GSV Labs.
Rachel’s story is distinctively memorable. She comes from a family of 5 females who all work in tech. She started her career in design back in 2008. Today only 11 years later, she owns a multi-award winning UX Design Agency. The UX Studio works with large product companies infusing 'Design Thinking' into traditional organisations. Rachel likes to get inside your head! Her innovative UX process is about getting inside the minds of the real end users in order to figure out what’s really important.
Aoife Macken is a Chairperson at Connecting Women In Tech (CWIT), an organisation that brings together technology companies with a shared vision of connecting and supporting the development of women in the technology industry, now and for the future. Aoife is also a manager at LinkedIn Marketing Solutions where she leads international sales team. At weekends Aoife spends time at home in Meath (a stud farm!), foraging, cooking and bug hunting with her two sons. Passionate about technology, Aoife has worked closely with technology companies throughout her varied career, Managing Key Partnerships at Web Summit and leading LinekdiN Marketing Solutions efforts in the fast paced Israeli tech scene.
Áine Kerr is COO and Co-Founder of Kinzen; a technology company building personalised news products for people and publishers. She previously worked for Facebook as its global head of journalism partnerships in New York, for Storyful as its Managing Editor, and for The Irish Independent, The Irish Times and The Irish Examiner as a political correspondent and current affairs reporter.
She is on the board of FUJO in Dublin City University (DCU), a member of the European Council’s committee of experts on quality journalism in the digital age and the co-founder of Online News Association (ONA) in Ireland. She is a Sulzberger Fellow with Columbia University in New York City, holds a Masters of Journalism and Bachelor of Education with DCU, recently completed the Going for Growth program sponsored by Enterprise Ireland and was awarded Woman of the Year in Media by Irish Tatler Magazine in 2018.
Olivia MacDonnell (M.A. Voice Studies) is Founder of ConfidentSpeak, a specialist S.T.E.M. communications company working internationally. She is a professional voice, executive presence coach and professional speaker.
She is uniquely qualified to understand the challenges faced by women technology in relation to engaging and influencing listeners. Her career began in the technology and banking world, before she found herself “treading the boards” of London’s prestigious Central School of Speech & Drama (it’s a long story how that happened she says!). Returning to the corporate world her company, ConfidentSpeak with born. Today, ConfidentSpeak has evolved into a highly successful communications, voice & executive coaching company working with many household names internationally (incl Salesforce.com, Blizzard Entertainment, Stryker, Symantec)
Her passion is coaching executives to craft and deliver messages with authentic presence and confidence to achieve the results they want from their communications. She does this by blending time-honoured techniques from the world of performance with carefully developed communications tools. Her sessions are practical but grounded in relevance for an audience she knows well.
Emma is the Digital Transformation Manager for the vStream Group. vStream is an award-winning, experiential and immersive technology company with offices in Dublin, London & New York. Specialising in the creation of digital transformation strategies and immersive experiences for global brands such as Audi, Westfield, McLaren F1, Epson and Pfizer, vStream work across a variety of sectors including healthcare, retail, tourism, sport and manufacturing, creating experiences that connect with audiences in an innovative and memorable way.
Through the use of cutting edge technologies and content creation, vStream is reinventing brand communication strategies through the use of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, Projection Mapping and Interactive Digital Installations.
Emma supports clients through their digital transformation journey, advising them on the most effective technologies and content to invest in to drive consumer engagement, market demand, business goals, and industry thought-leadership.
Julia Doherty took off from fashion and came to land in tech.
She is the Senior Technical Developer on Wearables at Design Partners- an innovative design consultancy practise based in Bray.
Julia began her career in fashion, studying at NCAD and spending years overseas working in London’s fashion industry, gaining in depth knowledge on design process management from concept to delivery.
Harnessing her knowledge of a well-established manufacture industry she has re-skilled and re-specialized herself to help Industrial designers, Mechanical Engineers and Product Designers develop human centric wearable technology.
She works now as Senior Technical Developer on Wearables at Design Partners- a future focused area of the company that looks at integrated technologies, smart materials and holistic design approaches to solve real world problems.
After successfully climbing up the corporate ladder in the tech industry for 10 years, Katrin decided to leave her position as senior sales manager in Salesforce to start her own business.
She made her passion and strengths to help people and businesses to grow the core of her company.
Katrin has coached and mentored hundreds of women in her tech career and entrepreneurial journey by increasing their self-confidence and getting the best out of them on a personal and career level.
Katrin works with leaders and entrepreneurs to take their career or business to the next level and supports tech companies to develop and scale their sales teams and processes as well as empowering their female workforce.
She also runs retreats and company offsites to coach people on stress management and mindfulness to keep the right balance and increase their focus and productivity.
After graduating Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Computer Science and Business in 2015, Rebecca joined the Expleo graduate programme in 2016.Rebecca’s passion and drive for business was recognised early by the Expleo management team. Six months after starting in Expleo’s graduate programme as a business analyst, Rebecca was tasked with “kicking off” the process automation stream within the €1.1 billion revenue global company. Expleo Group (formerly SQS Group) operates in 25 countries providing consultancy services in engineering, quality service and digital transformation.Two years after joining the company, she was appointed as the head of Expleo’s Process Automation, an area which encompasses Robotic Process Automation (RPA.). Recognising the potential for RPA, Rebecca created the methodology and training in this area, which led to her setting up a global centre of excellence in Dublin supporting the roll-out of the service to clients worldwide.
Maryam leads the data analytics practice where she is responsible for the strategy and design of the industry-leading data and analytics offering covering all aspects of technology, data science and consulting. She has built the Ambisense analytics platform – Ambilytics. Ambilytics enables real-time visualisation, analytics and machine learning insights of data from remotely deployed sensors alongside contextual data sources. Ambilytics has most recently been identified as a step-change technology in revolutionising how environmental risk from Oil&Gas fields is managed.
As the business and technical lead, Maryam continues to lead platform design, development and vision. Including the data and information architecture design for a modern industry 4.0 to deliver a system of environmental intelligence.
Maryam has over 8 years of experience working in the data and analytics industry across Europe from Oil& Gas services, Management Consulting, Location Intelligence Technology and most recently Marketing & Ad-tech. Maryams experience has been focused around the design of best in class analytical and data science solutions offerings for client and industry.
Maeve O’Gorman is Head of Digital for Vhi Healthcare. Maeve has been leading the Vhi Digital team since 2015.
Formerly Digital Strategy Director and Head of Social Media for Mindshare Ireland, and with Core Media before that; her background was in digital communications, strategy and planning, with a focus on technology innovation in media.
At Vhi she created and now leads the Vhi Digital Lab, which is a group of fully agile and integrated Product teams. Comprised of strategists, analysts, developers, designers and testers working across Mobile Apps, Websites, Social Media and other new platforms.
From inception, these teams have taken on the challenge of bringing customer centred design practices, iterative change and innovation into the heart of one of Ireland’s most loved and well established brands.
This transformation journey has been massively challenging, it’s had to be as Agile as the methodology it embraces; evolving new roles, bringing in new practices and processes, and most importantly bringing customers on the journey with the business.
Annabel Dallamore is the founder and CEO of Strider Technology a leading South African financial technology business which deploys its AI engine for automation and data processing at large banks, insurers and various financial institutions. Founded at the end of 2013 Strider has managed to sign a large majority of the local blue chip financial institutions as clients.
Strider has developed a proprietary AI engine called Glance which operates in the rapidly advancing field of augmented machine learning robotic process automation. The company is working to showcase the local capabilities in AI to a global audience. In doing so Annabel has been and continues to be invited to speak at conferences and to executives around the globe about the state of AI.
Today Annabel is faculty of xTech and lectures on AI, Algorithms and Automation. She spends a large majority of her time tapping into global trends to ensure Strider is positioned as a global leader in AI as the company expands its operations into Singapore and Ireland.
Claire has over 6 years’ experience across recruitment, with 4 years specifically in the Big Data and analytics field. Throughout this time she has worked with a multitude of companies from SME’s to large multinationals who are either setting up their EMEA HQ or expanding their operations across Ireland. Further to this, she works extensively with government bodies to advise international companies on talent and skills availability across Ireland.
Dr Anastasia Dedyukhina is a coach, TEDx speaker, Huffington Post blogger and author of Homo Distractus. She got rid of her smartphone as well as her senior international career in digital marketing, when she realised how dependent she had become on her gadget. She eventually set up Consciously Digital, a London-based consultancy that helps people develop a healthier relationship with technology. She is frequently quoted in the international press talking about tech-life balance and has appeared in The Guardian, BBC, Metro, Channel 4 etc. and is a speaker at major tech conferences, including World Mobile Congress (Barcelona).
Pauliina Jamsa is an engaging motivational speaker, life coach, stand-up comedian and responsible at Siemens for global enablement across 90 countries providing digital advice, leading agile projects and encouraging a fail-safe culture. She has lived in 5 countries, speaks 7 languages and has worked in agencies, start-ups and blue chips like SAP and Microsoft.
Having developed a method to overcome her social anxiety and fear of public speaking, her story from a bullied small-town girl to a global manager has been inspiring people around the world. She’s a keynote speaker, panellist and chairwoman in conferences in over 12 different countries from New York to London.
Ellen Ward is the (Interim) Head of IT Systems at Concern Worldwide where she has worked since 2007 designing and delivering technology solutions for the global organisation. Concern operates in 24 of the world’s poorest countries, helping people to achieve major and long-lasting improvements in their lives https://www.concern.net/ Ellen studied Philosophy (BA Hons) and Communication and Culture Studies (MA) is qualified in Project Management (Prince2 and PMI ACP). She has worked in IT since 1995 and is an advocate for equality and diversity in STEM.
Ellen is also the co-founder of Tech for Good Dublin which was launched in March 2017. This community of more than 1,650 people holds free events showcasing projects that use technology to solve everyday problems and create positive social impact. In 2018 Tech for Good Dublin were finalists in the Innovation for Change category of the Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards. In June 2019 Ellen and her co-founder Máirín Murray gave a TEDx talk about Tech for Good
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