Programme

7:30

Doors open and breakfast / coffee / tea

8:15

Opening Remarks

  • Dr Barry O’ Connor (CIT President)
  • Brandon Donnelly (CTO, SteriTrack)

8:30

Opening speech - Technology, Society and Control

  • Dave Troy (Mailstrom)

9:15

Blockchain – "What the heck is Blockchain?"

  • Troy Norcross (Blockchain Rookies)

9:30

Blockchain "Sucks"?

  • John Biggs (TechCrunch)

10:00

Expert Panel Discussion - Blockchain

  • John Biggs (TechCrunch)
  • Troy Norcross (Blockchain Rookies)
  • Rob Leslie (Sedicci)
  • Dr Alan McGibney (Nimbus Research Centre)
  • Paula Butler (Deloitte)

10:20

Space – IoT across the galaxy

  • Nadeem Ghafoor (Canadensys Aerospace Corporation)

10:50

Tea / Coffee Break

11:10

Cyber Security - Opportunity or Threat to IoT?

  • Jon Soberg (MS & AD Ventures)

11:40

Expert Panel Discussion - Security

  • Jon Soberg (MS & AD Ventures)
  • Dr Donna O’ Shea (CIT)
  • Greg Bollella (VMware)

12:00

Research Trends - Irish Cutting Edge Research Capability and Trends

  • Prof Linda Doyle (Trinity College Dublin)

12:10

Expert Panel Discussion - Research Trends

  • Prof Linda Doyle (Trinity College Dublin)
  • William Brown (Regent University, USA)
  • Conor McCarthy (Head of SFI CONFIRM, UL)
  • Dr Susan Rea (Nimbus Research Centre, CIT)

12:40

Lunch

Networking Opportunity 

13:40

Technology mega trends and what it takes to build a tech ecosystem

  • Vitaly M. Golomb (GS Capital)

14:20

Are investors really interested in IoT technology investment?

Stuart Hilston (ConCap)

14:40

IoT Investment Panel Session

  • Vitaly M. Golomb (GS Capital)
  • Helen McBreen (Atlantic Bridge)
  • Stuart Hillston (ConCap)
  • Isabelle O’ Keeffe (Shard Capital)

15:00

Tea / Coffee Break

15:20

AR/VR - Linking the Human to IoT

Geoffrey Allen (Mersus Technologies)

15:40

AR/VR - Industry 4.0 and the Digital Twin - Where Next?

  • Noreen Ryan (JNJ)

16:00

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

  • Ross Comerford (Fast Model Technologies)

16:30

Changing how we work - IoT & AI

  • Joshua Sutton (Pandera)

17:00

The Big Think - Prof. John Barrett to put forrward a few challenges and hypothesis on the future of IoT

  • Prof John Barrett (CIT)
  • Full complement of key speakers on the stage

17:30

Awards and Closing Remarks

  • Dr Orla Flynn (VP, External Affairs, CIT)
  • Brandon Donnelly (SteriTrack)
  • Prof John Barrett (Nimbu Research Centre, CIT)

17:45

Networking and Closing

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