15-16 October 2020CCD, Dublin
6-7 September, 2018ICC Sydney, Australia
Chief Operating Officer @ SAP Global Partner Organisation
Managing Director, Security @ Accenture
Director of Women’s Entrepreneur Network @ Dell
Distinguished Engineer @ Fujitsu
Anne Marie Neatham
Commercial Director @ Ocado Technology
VP, International Europe and APAC @ Remitly
VP, Western US, Consumer Tech and Business Services @ IDA Ireland
VP, Strategic Organisational Enablement @ Openet
VP, Programmer Professional Markets @ Bank of America
Global Director of UX Design Labs @ McKesson
Global Vice President of Digital @ Talend
Co-Founder and Director of AI and Machine Learning @ Akara AI
Managing Director @ Girls in Tech
Dr Andrea Johnson
Senior Director @ Workhuman
Director of Production @ Zendesk
Co-Founder @ CaliberAI
Dr. Nitheen Kaperi
Product Development Scientist @ Transitions Optical
Director, IT Strategic Program @ ICON
Divisional Manager, ICT and International Services @ Enterprise Ireland
Gül Kamisli Hasanoglu
Machine Learning Engineer @ CaliberAI
Founder/CEO/Investor @ Global Policy house
Consultant @ Oxford Insights
Platform Developer @ Code Institute
Senior Manager @ Tenable
Dr Joan Cahill
Research Fellow/Principal Investigator @ Trinity College Dublin
CEO @ TechIreland
Dr. Angela Duffy
Venture Investment Leader @ NDRC
Founder and CEO @ Warducks
Delivery Manager, AI & Virtual Assistant @ Versus Arthritis
Senior Digital Content Editor @ Versus Arthritis
Head of CRO, Analytics and UX @ Wolfgang Digital
Co-Founder and Head of Financial Advice @ Moneycube
Technology Team Lead @ Isobar
Founder and Corporate Consultant @ Kennedy Insights
Partner @ Kennedy Insights
Founder @ AMAResults
Partner @ Untapped Innovation
Appointed in 2019 as the first Irish Chief Operating Officer for SAP’s Global Partner Organisation, Emer is a proud sponsor of the university programs which gave her the opportunity to join SAP as a graduate of University Limerick just 12 years ago. Since joining SAP Ireland’s Galway office in 2008, Emer has had the opportunity to benefit from the international offerings available to employees at SAP and held a number of positions within the ecosystem business worldwide, with her passion centered around being an advocate for business transformation towards the next-generation’s agenda and experience. Prior to her appointment as Chief Operating & Transformation Officer, Emer worked as Chief of Staff for the SAP President of Global Partner Organisation, leading strategic initiatives and liaising with SAP’s board offices driving a partner first agenda. Emer’s team is now responsible for executing upon the Next-Gen Partnering strategy, a multi-year transformative movement at SAP to enhance the ecosystem experience for customer success. Emer has been nominated by CRN as Top Women of the Channel 2017,18,19,20 for her contributions to SAP’s channel business. Emer has also been recently nominated as an SAP “Woman to Watch” where she benefits from mentoring from senior SAP executives and participating in strategic projects supporting company transformation. Emer is passionate about technology and people and their joint ability to transform our world for the better.
Jacky leads Accenture’s security business in Ireland and has 20+ years’ experience in technology and cyber security consulting. She holds an MSc in Digital investigations and Forensic computing, a GCFA and a GICSP. She has worked across multiple industry sectors and specialises in helping organisations to understand and treat their cyber risk. Jacky has had the experience of investigating many large and small scale national and international breaches. She is also Vice-chair on the board of CyberIreland and is an adjunct lecturer for UCD on their MSc in forensics and security. In 2018, she was awarded ‘Security Champion of the Year’ in Ireland for her contribution to the Irish security industry and her mentorship and encouragement of women in security.
Ingrid Devin is the director for Dell’s Women Entrepreneur Network (DWEN). The aim of DWEN is to empower women entrepreneurs to grow their business through the power of technology, expansion of global networks and access to capital. By highlighting female entrepreneurial success and creating a supportive atmosphere, DWEN helps a group of like-minded women share best practices, build business opportunities through collaboration, explore international expansion and access new resources and technologies that support business growth.
Prior to this role, Ingrid was the EMEA lead for diversity and inclusion in Dell and was responsible for implementing and driving a strategy which focused on leadership and accountability, inclusive culture, and external brand, across EMEA.
Before joining Dell, Ingrid was the training & development manager in Accenture and was responsible for the training and development needs across the three Accenture sites in Ireland.
Caragh O’Carroll, Distinguished Engineer, 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.
Anne Marie Neatham is chief operating officer (COO) at Ocado Technology, the technical arm of Ocado. Anne Marie leads the creation and organisational development of Ocado Technology’s centres in UK, Poland, Barcelona and Sofia.
She completed a BSc in Computer Science at University College Cork before starting work as a software engineer and has worked in various technical roles in Ireland, the US, Germany and the UK. Anne Marie joined Ocado in 2001, to lead the development of early in-house support applications and has since taken on a variety of technical leadership roles across the organisation, as well as opening Ocado’s first offshore development centre in Krakow Poland.
She was appointed Chief Operating Officer at Ocado Technology in 2014, looking after infrastructure and operations, organisational development, and general management. She led Ocado’s Code for Life initiative, now used by over 160K children, a free and comprehensive teaching resource for coding in primary schools.
She has been listed as one of the UK’s Top 100 women to watch 2018 by Cranfield University, and has been included in Computer Weekly’s 2018 Top 50 most influential women in IT.
Elena leads Remitly’s international operations. Since joining the company in 2018, she has driven the rapid growth of Remitly across territories outside North America, adding 13 new send countries, and opening up a migrant audience of more than 60 million people. Before joining Remitly, Elena worked at the Expedia Group as the UK & Emerging Markets EMEA General Manager for HomeAway, and prior to that as Director of Product for Hotels.com where she led a team that developed and executed Global Content strategy and product expansion into vacation rentals. Elena has also worked at BoozAllen and Barclays Bank. She holds an MBA from London Business School and a Master of Economics from MGLU Moscow.
Catherine Slowey is IDA Ireland’s VP Western US - Consumer Tech and Business Services with responsibility for securing investments from the global technology sector for Ireland. Catherine leads a team which works with some of the world’s leading technology companies with the aim of establishing and scaling their presence in Ireland.
Catherine joined IDA Ireland in 2005 and has held a number of roles in the intervening period, including managing new and existing enterprise technology business from the Silicon Valley and Europe territories. Catherine is a graduate of Business Studies and German from Trinity College Dublin.
Jeni Brown currently holds the role of VP, Strategic Organisational Enablement having joined Openet in 2015 as HR Director for EMEA. With global responsibility for strategic organisational enablement, culture and transformation across the entire Technology, Delivery & Customer Enablement groups, Jeni is embracing the challenge of delivering agile organisational transformation to enable Openet shape the future of digital services.
Jeni is strongly passionate about building a truly inclusive workforce. Jeni was a mentor on the 30% club, is a founding sponsor of Teen Turn, Women Reboot and a National Council Member of Business 4 Digital Tech Women. Further, Jeni is an advisory board member of The Context Factory- a talent platform that seeks to challenge bias in talent engagement, and founded the women@openet initiative. Jeni is a vocal advocate of organisational architecting as a catalyst for truly delivering an inclusive workforce.
Prior to joining Openet, Jeni held senior HR management roles with a broad range of companies including INM, The Irish Times, Page 7 Media as well as acting as IR/HR Executive in Ibec for several years. Jeni also ran Rubix3, a successful HR consultancy practice providing expertise to a large number of corporate clients.
A graduate of University College Dublin, Jeni holds a Master’s degree in European Studies, a B.A. (Hons), is CIPD accredited and has an IITD certificate in Training and Development and a Diploma in Employment Law (NCI accredited).
Andrea has been with Bank of America for over 5 years and is a developer in Non-Linear Rates Technology. Currently working with Python, she previously worked as a full stack developer on data visualization applications as well as with big data platforms, crunching large numbers for regulatory reporting.
She is Co-Chair of the internal Women in Technology and Operations (WITO) network in Dublin. As an advocate for women who want to pursue a career in technology, Andrea has implemented a number of programs to help increase the pipeline of female applicants to technology-related University courses. She has also provided courses for women wishing to reskill in software development at third level. When not at work, you’ll find her on the side of a hill, hiking, running or camping. As a keen outdoor enthusiast, Andrea has been a scout leader for over 10 years; this has taken her all over Ireland’s mountains and as far as Switzerland, Croatia and Nepal.
Maébh is a design thinking pioneer. She has worked for twenty years developing meaningful design strategies in both start-ups and large multinationals. As Global Lead of UX Design Labs for McKesson, she heads up a new global multidisciplinary team and is responsible for strategy, user research, product innovation, service design all things user experience. Driven by a passion for problem solving, Maébh brings a diverse skillset to her role and is empowering her team to deliver business value across the organisation.
Demand Gen marketer with 15+ years experience driving ROI for businesses. Communications Graduate with a MA in Digital Media Technologies. She specialises in driving real business impact through cross functional alignment. She has built successful and scalable demand programs and processes for high growth companies such as Salesforce, Sage and Qualtrics. She joined Talend in November 2019 as Global VP of Digital to build a data driven digitally focused team that will help scale the business to high growth. She is hugely passionate about support Women in Technology initiative’s and in 2019 received the Women in Tech Dublin award for mentorship.
Niamh Donnelly is co-founder and Director of AI and Machine Learning at Akara Robotics. Previously, Niamh worked as Web Operations Engineer at Etsy and an AI engineer at the Krisolis. In 2018, Niamh received the honour of 'Best Student Application of AI', a national award that celebrates the most innovative artificial intelligence research done by students in Ireland, for her Masters research project on canopy coverage estimation using deep learning methods. At Akara, Niamh works primarily on developing the artificial intelligence system of 'Stevie the robot', where her work enables the robot to better 'see', 'understand' and 'act' in the world around it.
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. 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. 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 and baking sourdough loaves.
Andrea is a thought-leader and disruptor, passionate about bringing others into focus, sponsoring and mentoring all kinds of humans, to ensure they do the best work of their lives! Committed to advancing Women in STEM, through initiatives such as TeenTurn and Reboot and an Executive Board Member of Women in Technology Science Ireland (WITS).
Caroline is a respected leader with extensive experience in program management, product development and people management across Europe and USA. During her 15 years in product, she has worked in a number of companies including The Walt Disney Company, Paddy Power and Intercom. Today Caroline is the Director of Product at Zendesk. She is passionate about people, building great products, innovation, improving how we work and collaborate, education and women in STEM.
Neil Brady is a journalist and academic researcher, and the Co-Founder of university spin-in CaliberAI, a digital publishing intelligence that flags potentially defamatory text. Previously Neil was Digital Policy Analyst at the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA), while prior to this he worked for the Guardian and social media agency Storyful. He holds an MA in Political Science from University College Dublin and an MBS in Management & Organisation from the Smurfit Business School.
Dr. Nitheen Kaperi Sanyal was a principal investigator at School of Chemistry, TCD and is now a Consultant R&D Product Development Scientist at Transitions Optical, Galway. During her integrated masters in Chemistry from the University of Hyderabad, she was invited to Germany to attend the 59th Nobel Laureate Student’s Meeting in 2009. Her interaction with the laureates enhanced her interest to further study chemistry, and she joined Trinity College Dublin for a Ph.D. program. Her Ph.D. thesis was on “Designing novel fluorescent Fluoranthene molecules for explosive detection.” She received many awards including the Government of Ireland scholarship from President Michael Higgins in 2012. Her first independent Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) grant application was successful in 2017 (~100K euros) and she joined Transitions Optical to work on exciting chemistry for optical wear. Apart from mixing molecules to produce amazing colours, she enjoys cooking and traveling.
Sheila holds the post of Director, IT Strategic Programs at ICON plc. She has over 20 years’ experience and has a special interest in the implementation of customised clinical data management solutions.
In her current role, Sheila is responsible for leading the implementation of several global programs, which includes the design, development and transition of services and solutions across the organisation.
Sheila has a BA (University College Dublin), an MSc in Health Informatics (Trinity College Dublin), and certifications in Marketing and Business Management. She is currently pursuing a Diploma in Data Protection (UCD Sutherland School of Law).
Carol is Divisional Manager with responsibility for ICT and International Service Sectors within Enterprise Ireland.
Carol has considerable experience in a variety of industry sectors, most notably ICT, within which she has worked directly with some of Ireland's best-known brands, from very early stage start-up companies, right through to globally trading multinational businesses.
Over her 20-year career Carol has held a series of senior positions within Enterprise Ireland, Forfás and IDA Ireland.
She has served on multiple internal committees, including Enterprise Ireland’s Industrial Research and Commercialisation Committee and Management Approvals Committee.
Carol served on several Irish Government advisory boards and high-level Steering Groups and Science Foundation Ireland ICT Center Steering Committees. She is currently a member of the Board of the Digital Hub Development Agency. She is also a member of the Institute of Directors.
Carol is a native of Cork. She is married with 3 children. She is a keen tennis player, an avid rugby supporter, enjoys a good read and loves to spend time outdoors especially the environs of Mayo and Donegal.
Gül Kamisli Hasanoglu is a computer scientist with a specialisation in machine learning and a passion for its interdisciplinary application. She has previously worked on the use of machine learning in the healthcare sector, in the field of genomics, including the use of neural networks for gene to gene interactions. She holds an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Oxford, a BSc in Industrial Engineering and a BA in Economics from Koc University.
Michelle Chivunga Nsanzumuco has vast experience in designing government policy frameworks; analysing corporate finance packages and sourcing investments for global projects. Michelle is also recognised worldwide as a digital transformation/ blockchain professional and major influencer with access to an extensive network of global stakeholders in the digital economy and financing space. Since her first engagement relating to the digital economy/cryptocurrency in 2009, Michelle has been leading in evaluating the growth of the digital economy and potential of emerging technologies such as Blockchain/DLT, AI, Quantum computing, Big Data and others and their impact advising corporates, governments, SMEs and many others across the world. Michelle previously worked for the British Bankers Association (now UK Finance) managing a range of corporate financing projects working with many global senior stakeholders - mainly with governments, business leaders and development institutions. Michelle has had engagement with groups such as the African Union, OECD, Commonwealth, World Bank, World Trade organization, International Chambers of Commerce, European Banking Federation,Financial Conduct Authority.
Scarlet works as a consultant at Oxford Insights. Her key work examines the gender implications of AI and the effect of AI on the future of education. She has worked on a number of projects including advising local government on a data ethics framework. She presented at UNESCO’s 2019 Mobile Learning Week in Paris and UNESCO’s 2019 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Education 2019. Scarlet holds a Master's in Middle East and Islam and International Affairs
Nakita is a coder, a curious problem solver and a creative educator. She builds software used by thousands of students to acquire the coding skills and confidence to land their first role as a software developer.
Nakita leverages design thinking, analytics, automation and devops techniques to deliver technology that adapts and evolves with a student’s own learning journey.
When developing software, Nakita draws upon her previous project management experience. As a Consultant at Deloitte, she managed a diverse portfolio of technology projects with global retail clients, resulting in the roll out of global range planning systems, predictive analytics tools and a suite of capability benchmarking tools and training materials.
Nakita is an EdTech enthusiast. She strongly believes that education empowers and technology drives purposeful social change.
Andrew Harton is a Senior Technical Support Manager with Tenable, the global leader in Cyber Exposure, leading a team of Engineers based in Dublin. Andrew is responsible for European Support operations across the entire Tenable product portfolio.
Andrew completed a B.Sc. In Mechanical Engineering in Bolton Street College of Technology before working in various technical roles spanning several industry sectors in Ireland and the US, with the last ten years spent in Support Management for Cyber Security products and solutions.
Passionate about the delivery of outstanding customer experiences, Andrew has long been an advocate for the diverse array of soft-skills that can take an accomplished Technical Support Engineer from good to truly great.
Dr Joan Cahill is a Research Fellow and Principal Investigator at the Centre for Innovation in Human Systems (CIHS), at the School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Joan's research is at the nexus of people, information/technology and process delivery and focuses on technology-based supports and interventions in healthcare, aviation and transport. Joan is passionate about human factors and specifically technology interventions that are ethical and prioritise human value and wellbeing, along with positively impacting on society.
John is CEO of TechIreland, the not-for-profit organisation that tracks, promotes and connects the start-up & innovation community across Ireland and internationally. TechIreland is a keen advocate for female founders and entrepreneurs. John previously worked for Enterprise Ireland where he managed the funding and supports for early stage tech startups. He also mentors several early stage businesses.
Angela is a venture investment leader at NDRC where she acts as an investor, strategic adviser and business mentor to new ventures. Angela started her own market research consultancy after gaining years of experience in the corporate world. In the US she worked as a Global Marketing Manager for Medtronic, and in Ireland lead Innovation Activities for the company. She held academic positions in both the National University of Ireland and the Royal College of Surgeons. She has PhD in clinical pharmacology, an MBA and diploma in Digital Marketing. She is a business opportunity specialist, an expert in identification of customer insights, innovation practices and new technology project management. Angela loves to travel, doesn’t drink black tea, and chills out by life drawing.
Nikki Lannen is the Founder and CEO of WarDucks, a team of all-stars founded in 2013 to push creative boundaries to build top games for augmented and virtual reality platforms. The team has had six best selling VR games, the latest two were Top Ten on PlayStation VR. Nikki also runs the IRISH AR & VR MeetUp for the tech community of Ireland. Prior to WarDucks she worked at Facebook, where she was a founding member of the games team. WarDucks is working on an exciting location based mobile AR game due in 2020.
Ellen started exploring chatbots and artificial intelligence three years ago, using IBM Watson. Since, she has worked with specialists to build out orchestration layers for multi-channel and multi-input chatbots with business logic, built up a hugely successful customer service chatbot with the Institute of Chartered Accountants, and is now working with Versus Arthritis to evolve their AI programme and strategy.
Danni Coxon-Smith is the Senior Digital Content Editor at Versus Arthritis. She has worked on the founding project of their AI programme, the AVA chatbot, since its inception, and leads IBM and subject matter experts to design, analyse and improve conversation while focusing on supporting people with arthritis
Zonja Bailey is Head of CRO and UX in Wolfgang Digital. She has over 17 years experience working as a conversion rate optimisation and UX advisor for a range of clients in the retail, travel, hotel and health industry.
She is passionate about human centered design, improving online customer experience, and helping businesses and users streamline mobile experience for websites and apps
Ralph Benson is co-founder and head of financial advice at Moneycube.ie, the provider of online investment and pensions advice. Moneycube.ie enables Irish people to take control of their investments and pensions through better use of technology, open pricing, and straight talking about money. A chartered accountant, Ralph spent ten years working in mergers and acquisitions in the UK, returning to Ireland in 2016 to establish Moneycube.ie. He has particular interests in fintech, cybersecurity, ways to help people engage with their financial futures.
Aoife has been working in the technology industry for over 10 years, initially as a front-end developer and more recently in a leadership role. Over the years she’s worked on countless small and large scale web applications with her main focus to ensure accessibility compliance and provide a seamless user experience. Aoife now manages an entire development team, working to deliver high quality applications with the single aim of helping Isobar’s customers transform their business through digital.
Aoife is passionate about anything to do with front-end development, building scalable and easily maintained applications, improving how her team works and collaborates and of course cultivating more interest in young girls to aim for careers in STEM.
The founder of Kennedy Insights, Margaret helps to unleash the human potential inside organisations. She works with global leaders to turn their workplace culture into a tangible business tool that drives growth. Margaret has a reputation for providing critical insights and engaging customised solutions. With over two decades of entrepreneurial experience and her knowledge of organisational culture, she provides unique practical support to her clients as they navigate today’s business landscape. Margaret is a Gallups Strengths Coach and holds a MA in Applied Social Research Methods and a PhD from the University of Limerick.
Michelle is laser-focused on creating long-term sustainable growth through thoughtful customer experience and positive culture. With a practical commercial mindset and a superpower in creative problem-solving, Michelle can work through even the most complex issues bringing individuals and teams along with her. As well as an entrepreneur in her own right, Michelle has over 15 years of global customer-focused leadership roles. Michelle holds post-graduate executive diplomas in Business Finance and Strategic Marketing from University of Cork and Irish Management Institute.
Aoife Mollin is the founder of AMAResults that supports professionals who are dissatisfied in their careers that are dragging down their entire life. Clients work with Aoife to uncover a plan to a career that inspires and satisfies them so they are more fulfilled in a career they love and have the energy and time to enjoy life again - without the stress. This leads to greater confidence, satisfaction & success in their role.
Aoife started her career in corporate finance advisory working with companies that were restructuring their debt finance. Thus began her work with change management as she realised her interest was more in supporting the people going through the change, rather than the financing of the change. She has supported clients in large organisations across industries - financial services, IT, transport,retail - within both the private and the public sector.
Aoife combines her 15+ years consulting experience with training and coaching skills, allowing her to challenge individuals to understand how they can work through career change by mapping out a career that allows them to contribute more effectively to organisational performance, while enjoying their work.
Aoife holds a European honours degree in Business & Legal Studies from University College Dublin, a Diploma in Corporate & Executive Coaching and a Diploma in Personal and Small Business coaching. Aoife is a member of the Irish Institute of Training & Development (IITD) & the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Aoife is currently pursuing a part-time Masters in Positive Psychology & Coaching Psychology with the University of East London & a PCC credential (Professional Certified Coach) through the ICF. Aoife was a finalist in the 2016 Coach of the Year Ireland ICF awards.
Deirdre loves nothing more than combining ingredients from different worlds – everyday human life, emerging technologies & future trends – to invent exciting new products & services. With a broad spectrum of experience in manufacturing, technology development, and marketing, she has a firm grasp of how to translate new ideas into action, creating big impact. She has a degree in Chemistry, spent her early career working for P&G and is now a partner at Untapped, consulting with a diverse range of start-ups & larger companies.Inside or outside work, she loves meeting new people, going to lots of different concerts & exhibitions, and is a self-confessed ‘podcast nerd’ with a very long listening list.
Suzanne is a creative and analytical thinker who loves to dig deep into the worlds of technology and human insight to uncover connections that spark new products and services. She loves Science and Story in equal measure – Science from her background in Natural Sciences and a PhD in Chemistry and Human Stories from a 20-year career in understanding human needs to inspire innovation. She spent 17 years client-side at P&G and was a founding partner in Untapped Innovation in 2012.In her spare time, she loves sport, and anything that lets her get outdoors exercising (preferably with her dog).
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