Speakers

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    • Sean Gallagher - Entrepreneur - Conference Chairman

      Sean Gallagher – Entrepreneur – Conference Chairman 

      Sean is a highly engaging speaker. He has both a passion and a gift for inspiring others. He speaks with energy, enthusiasm and authenticity. The diversity of his experience, in areas such as business, politics, agriculture, youth work, disability and sport, provides him with unique insights into the key areas of Leadership, Business Development and Personal Growth. His message helps empower audiences to build success in their own lives and in their organisations. 

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    • John F. Whelan -  Independent Consultant, Allied Irish Bank

      John F. Whelan – Independent Consultant, Allied Irish Bank 

      John Whelan is a leading international trade consultant. He  delivers guest lectures to the UCD Smurfit College  MBA programme on  export entry strategies . He is  the  export industry adviser to the  Allied Irish Bank group and assisting them to become the bank of choice for export businesses . He is also the international business columnist with the Irish Examiner newspaper. He is well known for his many published books and papers on international trade matters. He has regularly presented on TV and radio on a range of international trade issues. He has been a guest lecturer at a number of...

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    • John McGrane - British Irish Chamber

      John McGrane – British Irish Chamber 

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    • Mark Masterson,Manufacturing Director Health and Grooming Procter and Gamble

      Mark Masterson,Manufacturing Director Health and Grooming Procter and Gamble 

      Mark, a native of Newbridge, Co. Kildare has over 30 years’ experience working on World Class Manufacturing sites in Europe, US, LA and Asia.  Mark is a Leader with a proven track record for implementing change, developing Organizational Capability, delivering sustainable results and implementing Lean Manufacturing. Throughout his career Mark has worked in Engineering, Program Management, Lean Consultancy and many operational roles in Manufacturing which included responsibility for Plants in China and the PG Ireland Campus. In his current role he is Director of Manufacturing for 26 of P&...

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    • Matt Moran - Director Biopharmachem Ireland

      Matt Moran – Director Biopharmachem Ireland 

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    • Barry Heavey Head of Life Sciences, Engineering & Industrial Tech at IDA Ireland

      Barry Heavey Head of Life Sciences, Engineering & Industrial Tech at IDA Ireland 

      Responsible for winning and developing foreign direct investment in business sectors such as: Biopharma, Pharma & Food Medical Devices, Diagnostics & Connected Health Engineering, Automotive & Aerospace

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    • Simon McKeever - CEO, Irish Exporters Association

      Simon McKeever – CEO, Irish Exporters Association 

      imon McKeever’s career to date has encompassed senior executive roles in global financial markets, business consultancy in Ireland, and more recently an outstanding track record in development of trade and trade policy & strategy across Ireland and UK. In addition to his background in Financial Services, his recent role at the British Embassy in Dublin placed him at the forefront of joint trade strategy between Ireland and the UK, where he developed a close working relationship between UK Trade and Investment and Enterprise Ireland. He was the driving force behind the creation of the Britis...

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    • Alan Hendry - Director of Sustainability, Jacobs

      Alan Hendry – Director of Sustainability, Jacobs 

      Speaker Bio: Alan is the Director of Sustainability at Jacobs and is based in Glasgow. He has 29 years of experience, starting as a town planner and moving to work in sustainability 1996. Alan has a wide appreciation of the application of sustainability within both the public and private sectors having worked in both and supported a wide range of organisations with their embedding of sustainability. Alan supports Jacobs’ Global Community of Practice on Sustainability and runs the Jacobs Global Sustainability Call which features senior presenters from leading businesses and...

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    • Hugh Henry - Director of Innovation and R&D, Bord na Mona Plc

      Hugh Henry – Director of Innovation and R&D, Bord na Mona Plc 

      Dr Hubert Henry is currently Director of Innovation and R&D in Bord na Mona plc. The organisation‘s strategic vision "A New Contract With Nature" signifies an innovative transition from traditional businesses, heavily dependent on peat and fossil fuels, to a new, more sustainable business, focussed on resource recovery, wind energy, biomass, environmental products, water/wastewater, district heating and ecotourism. The Innovation Centre provides the Bord na Móna group with a range of support services and places Innovation at the core of the organisation’s ‘new contract with nature’. Innova...

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    • Bill Liao - Dedicated to a future world that works for all living things.

      Bill Liao – Dedicated to a future world that works for all living things. 

        Australian entrepreneur, venture capital investor, diplomat, author and speaker with a distinguished record in the areas of business, development and community activism, Bill is co-founder of the CoderDojo movement, founder of Weforest and is a general partner of SOSV and a founder of their Bio-Tech practice. SOSV is a $300m international accelerator venture capital fund. European General Partner SOSV.com specializing in startup accelerators for TechBio Chair of the investment committee for the Nominet Trust. Co-Founder - CoderDojo.org (Voluntary) Founder - WeForest.org (Vo...

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    • Robert Hernan- Senior Executive, Enterprise Ireland

      Robert Hernan- Senior Executive, Enterprise Ireland 

        Speaker Bio: Senior Executive in Enterprise Ireland Lean Team BSc, MSc, Dipl. In Lean Systems. Working in Enterprise Ireland’s Competitiveness Dept. Involved in the Lean Team and the Lean Business Offer. Involved with all aspects of the Lean Business Offer: LeanStart, LeanPlus and currently working on the Lean Transform projects. Previously technical manager in Enterprise Ireland accredited laboratory. Presentation Title:Lean for Micro Business Synopsis: Lean is a business improvement management system based on decreasi...

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    • Jean Hinfey, Senior Supply Chain Professional, Global FMCG

      Jean Hinfey, Senior Supply Chain Professional, Global FMCG 

      Jean has over 18 years’ experience working in manufacturing of which the last 10 years were in a Senior Supply Chain Leadership role with Procter & Gamble at their Newbridge manufacturing facility. She was responsible to lead the Global Supply Network for Oral Care products from the Newbridge plant in the pursuit of excellent Customer Service balanced with the right amount of Inventory. Jean has worked extensively with SAP R/3 and SAP APO throughout her Supply Chain career to date. She has been involved in several SAP ...

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    • Paul Guildea, European Change Manager- Kellogg's

      Paul Guildea, European Change Manager- Kellogg’s 

      Successful transformation manager, certified lean black belt, with over 10 years’ proven change management experience across numerous cultures,geographies and industries, successfully leading mid to large scale infrastructure projects including IT systems design and deployment, operational risk management, capacity increase and overall organisation lean transformation.

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    • Francis Ryan, Business Process Improvement Manager at Glanbia

      Francis Ryan, Business Process Improvement Manager at Glanbia 

      Responsible for Lean Implementation and Cost reduction programme in GII

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    • Chris Dawkins B.Sc MBA MBS, Quality Manager, Cartamundi Ireland Ltd

      Chris Dawkins B.Sc MBA MBS, Quality Manager, Cartamundi Ireland Ltd 

      Chris Dawkins B.Sc MBA MBS is the Quality Manager with Cartamundi Ireland, one of the largest manufacturers of board games in Europe. His career, spanning 30 years in the UK and Ireland includes, building and electrical services design, contract management, project management, R & D, and quality management.

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    • Laura Smith, B.Sc. (Environmental Health), M.Phil, CFIOSH, SIRM - Group Risk & Compliance Manager, UDG Healthcare plc

      Laura Smith, B.Sc. (Environmental Health), M.Phil, CFIOSH, SIRM – Group Risk & Compliance Manager, UDG Healthcare plc 

      Speaker Bio: Laura Smith has B.Sc. in Environmental Health, Research Masters in Health and Safety, and is a Fellow of IOSH. Laura worked as the EHS Manager (Tallaght Hospital), R&D Executive (IHSAB (HIQA)) and now works with UDG Healthcare plc. with responsibility for Global Enterprise Risk Management, Compliance and Insurance. Presentation Title: The Challenge of Introducing a pan-European Energy Audit Programme Presentation Synopsis: As an Irish business, based in 19 countries, implementing the Energy Efficiency Directive ...

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    • Brendan Guildea - Barrister-at-Law, Law Library (Ireland)

      Brendan Guildea – Barrister-at-Law, Law Library (Ireland) 

      Speaker Bio: Called to the Irish bar in 2011. In addition to operating a general practice in Dublin, Brendan is an expert in intellectual property law. He lectured at the Law Society last year on the Diploma in Technology Law. His father is a mathematician and his wife is an avid environmentalist. Presentation Title: Patent Protection and the Sustainability Race Presentation Synopsis: This talk will focus on Irish and European patent law. In particular, in the context of ‘sustainable’ technologies, it will look at the ‘experimen...

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    • Robert Haniver - Lawyer (Senior Associate) at Mason Hayes & Curran

      Robert Haniver – Lawyer (Senior Associate) at Mason Hayes & Curran 

      Commercial contracts: General commercial law advices; drafting, advising and negotiating terms of business; framework agreements; procurement contracts; outsourcing contracts; distribution and agency agreements (including advising on commercial agency); franchise agreements; advertising and marketing agreements; transitional services; event management and other bespoke contracts. Contractual disputes and exit strategy. Due diligence. Technology: Software development agreements; IT services, support and SLAs; SaaS; EULAs; cloud service agreements; website and app T&Cs; terms of use and o...

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    • Domhnall Carroll - Division lead, Digital Factory division, Siemens Ltd.

      Domhnall Carroll – Division lead, Digital Factory division, Siemens Ltd. 

      Domhnall leads the Industrial business in Ireland at Siemens,  a leading global supplier of manufacturing automation equipment, software and services.  In addition to the local business of Siemens Ltd.,  Domhnall is currently focused on the global development of data driven services in support of Industry 4.0 and the factory of the future.   Based in the Siemens Operations Centre in Dublin, this work is part of Siemens’ R&D activities in industrial data analytics. Domhnall joined Siemens in 2003, prior to this having held roles in engineering, sales and marketing in the electrical indus...

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    • James Wall; Director; 3D Technology Ltd Ireland.

      James Wall; Director; 3D Technology Ltd Ireland. 

      James Wall is the founder and Managing Director of 3D Technology Limited; an Irish owned and managed business providing 3D printing solutions in both Ireland and the UK. James is an Industrial Engineer and an international oarsman having represented Ireland at the World Championships in the sport of rowing. James has extensive experience of client relationship management, leadership, team management, risk management, business development and strategy. 3D Technology based in Galway and Dublin provide 3D Printers, 3D Scanners, Maintenance, Support, Finance, Consumables, Bureau Services, 3D C...

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    • Eamonn Redmond - Operations Manager, Lily O'Briens

      Eamonn Redmond – Operations Manager, Lily O’Briens 

      Speaker Bio: I am a senior Global Supply Chain Leader, with over 25 years experience in the regulated manufacturing industry. My experience is with global leaders in food, medical devices and electronics. I have had leadership roles in manufacturing, engineering, planning, warehouse & distribution and procurement. I have a track record in cost reduction, process reliability and implementing organization change. My key skills include Process Simplification, Loss Elimination, Lean manufacturing, Structured Problem Solving and GMP. I am recognised for influencing change w...

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    • Geoff Mackey- Sustainable Development & Communications Director, BASF Europe North

      Geoff Mackey- Sustainable Development & Communications Director, BASF Europe North 

      Geoff is responsible for a service portfolio in Europe North including Sustainable Development, Advocacy & Communications. He advises a wide range of strategic and tactical groups inside and outside BASF including private, public and third sector organizations. At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing for 150 years, ranging from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enabl...

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    • Ryan O' Neill - International Solutions Director at Schneider Electric

      Ryan O’ Neill – International Solutions Director at Schneider Electric 

      Development of new business at corporate level. Primary focus is on large energy users with a global footprint. Highly motivated, with a proven track record of delivering complex solutions across a wide range of sectors. Solutions will typically include: - Energy Procurement - Commodity Risk Management - Data Management - Compliance (EED, ISO 50001, EUETS etc.) - Bureau Services - On-line Reporting - Auditing Schneider Electric service clients with a combined energy spend of over €30bn per annum. We service over 100 cou...

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    • Colm McDaid - Lead Sustainability Architect UK & Ireland, Fujitsu Services

      Colm McDaid – Lead Sustainability Architect UK & Ireland, Fujitsu Services 

      Speaker Bio: Colm is the Lead Sustainability Architect for the UK and Ireland with Fujitsu Services and manager of the Sustainability Engagement Team. He is a Fujitsu Distinguished Engineer and holds a Master Degree in Computer Science and a Hons Degree in Engineering. He is also GreenIT Certified and a member of the BCS. Colm has a long standing interest in all things environmental / sustainable that stretches back almost 30 years to determining pollution levels whilst at college. His diversified background enables him to fulfil his passion, which is the use of IT...

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    • David O'Flynn - Group Head of CSR, Dawn Meats 

      David O’Flynn – Group Head of CSR, Dawn Meats  

      Speaker Bio: David O’Flynn is Group Head of CSR for Dawn Meats a billion euro beef and lamb processor with operations in Ireland and the UK and offices across Europe.  David has over 20 years’ experience with the last 10 years being in environmental and sustainability roles.  David most recently represented the Irish Food and Drinks industry as part of the Bord Bia Origin Green Ambassador programme undertaking projects at Abbott Nutrition in the USA, at Unilever and Asda in the UK. David previously worked with Ecocem a leading international supplier of low carbon cement ...

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    • Darragh Gaffney - R&D Manager, Monaghan Biosciences

      Darragh Gaffney – R&D Manager, Monaghan Biosciences 

      Speaker Bio: In his role as R&D Manager for Monaghan Biosciences, Dr Gaffney develops and implements the R&D strategy for the industrial enzyme development company. He manages a team of more than 20 multidisciplinary research and development scientists across Fermentation & Process Technology, Applications Development, Molecular Biology and Analytical Development groups. Monaghan Biosciences has recently been awarded two multimillion euro projects under the H2020 funded Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking. Darragh holds a PhD from the University of Limerick o...

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    • Derek O’Connor BSc Eng (Hons) MSc Eng MIEI MIET – Facilities Engineering and Project Manager, Bausch + Lomb

      Derek O’Connor BSc Eng (Hons) MSc Eng MIEI MIET – Facilities Engineering and Project Manager, Bausch + Lomb 

      Speaker Bio: Derek O’Connor holds both a Master’s Degree in Building Services Engineering from Brunel University and an Honors Degree in Engineering from the University College Northampton.  He has over twenty years’ experience within the engineering sector as an engineer and a qualified electrician in various roles.  Derek is the Facilities Engineering and Project Manager for Bausch + Lomb Ireland having joined the company in November 2003.  His main responsibility’s is the uptime, compliance, expansion projects and energy management for the site.  During this period Derek...

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    • Howard Knott M.A., FCILT. – Logistics Consultant, Irish Exporters Association

      Howard Knott M.A., FCILT. – Logistics Consultant, Irish Exporters Association 

      Speaker Bio: Thirty years  experience in the shipping and Forwarding Industry followed by ten years with the Irish Exporters Association developing the organisation’s Trade Facilitation and Supply Chain capability. Has represented the organisation in a number of EU backed Logistics projects and at a number of Oireachtas Transport Committee hearings. Has spoken at a number of international  Conferences on intermodal transport. Columnist with “Fleet Transport”, compiles “Fleet Maritime” and has contributed to a number of other leading publications. Passionate Sailor. Title...

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    • Seamus McCann - Director ASTEC and Chairman ConsultingIreland

      Seamus McCann – Director ASTEC and Chairman ConsultingIreland 

      Professional Experience in the Information Technology, Finance, Telecoms, Energy, Environment and Agriculture sectors. Worked in various Public Sector organisations - ESB, Eircom and Teagasc - as well as Private sector companies in Financial Services, Retail and Information Technology. Particular knowledge and experience of working with some of the major International Financial Institutes (IFIs) such as EC, World Bank, EIB, EBRD, UNDP, ADB, Islamic Development Bank. Work involved the development of Policy and Strategy for Government and major IFIs as well as writing the tenders for issuance...

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    • Denis Canty- Lead Technologist for Data Science and IoT Strategy, Johnson Control’s Innovation Garage

      Denis Canty- Lead Technologist for Data Science and IoT Strategy, Johnson Control’s Innovation Garage 

      Speaker Bio: Denis Canty is the Lead Technologist for Data Science and IoT Strategy with Johnson Control’s Innovation Garage, focused at market sensing and building analytics applications to solve direct customer challenges. In the past he has worked in computer vision, energy aware computing, cloud architecture and machine learning, and has worked in both multinational and start-up environments.  In the past, Denis has worked for EMC, where he was part of their sustainability E3 group led up by Kathrin Winkler, and received the 2012 Sustainability Innovation award for an i...

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    • Paul J. Walsh, Director of Operations at Futurepoint: Strategists in Human Capital, Futurepoint

      Paul J. Walsh, Director of Operations at Futurepoint: Strategists in Human Capital, Futurepoint 

      Speaker Bio: Paul has a broad career base in operations management within the multinational and education sector. He has developed various professional development programmes and is currently delivering the 2017 Soft skill Programme for STEM graduates to Irish companies. He enjoys nothing more than sharing knowledge and experience with fellow professionals. Title: Why the Hard Science of Engineering is No Longer Enough to Meet the 21st Century Challenge Synopsis:The new professional skill set required in all science, technology, engineering and maths orientated professionals for the 21...

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    • Jakub Marecek, Ph.D. - IBM

      Jakub Marecek, Ph.D. – IBM 

      Speaker Bio: Jakub Marecek is a research staff member at IBM Research, where works on a variety of optimisation and control problems across power systems and transportation. Previously, he has obtained his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Nottingham and done a post-doc in Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh.  

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    • Prof Terrence Perera Sheffield Hallam University United Kingdom

      Prof Terrence Perera Sheffield Hallam University United Kingdom 

      Speaker Bio: Prof Perera is a well known consultant and practitioner in the field of systems modelling and simulation. He assists companies to deploy simulation based solutions to address strategic as well as operational challenges. His clients include BAE SYSTEMS, Caterpillar, Bosch and Sweden Post, Anglo Beef Processors (ABP), Fosters Bakery and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.   Title: Simulation – the essential partner in lean projects and beyond Synopsis: The presentation focuses on how modelling and simulation techniques are used to m...

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    • Óonagh McArdle – Lead Supply Chain Sustainability Specialist, Dow Chemical

      Óonagh McArdle – Lead Supply Chain Sustainability Specialist, Dow Chemical 

      Speaker Bio: Óonagh is responsible for leading improvement projects to support productivity improvements, operational reliability and improved customer service performance. She is the Global Sustainability Focal Point for all customer and supplier requests for participation in third party supply chain sustainability platforms and audits and leads the End-to-End Transparency Goal of the Dow Supply Chain Sustainability Strategy. Additional to this Óonagh is responsible for reporting on behalf of Supply Chain into the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and GRI and is the EMEAI Sus...

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    • Alexandra Brunner- Senior Project Manager, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

      Alexandra Brunner- Senior Project Manager, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership 

      Bio Alexandra Brunner is a Senior Project Manager at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). She has over 6 years experience working in the Higher Education sector specifically in the area of Executive Education. She currently manages the part time professional Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains and supports the other graduate programmes that CISL run. In addition to being an experienced project manager she has experience in marketing, legal contracts, quality & accreditation, student liaison, Freedom of Information ...

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    • Pippa Gardner - CEO & Co-Founder, Smart Cities Data Experts Urban Tide

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      Pippa Gardner – CEO & Co-Founder, Smart Cities Data Experts Urban Tide 

      Speaker Bio: Pippa is a project and programme manager in smart cities strategy development and smart cities project delivery. She co-wrote and project managed the successful Glasgow City Council Future Cities Demonstrator bid in 2012 – winning a grant of £24 million from Innovate UK. Pippa then led the £7.2M OPEN Glasgow demonstrator programme. Pippa managed the Smart Cities Readiness Assessment and development of an Outline Investment Roadmap for the Scottish Government in partnership with the Scottish Cities Alliance. She participates in the delivery of open data train...

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    • Dara Connolly- Executive Director, Recreate Ireland

      Dara Connolly- Executive Director, Recreate Ireland 

      Dara is the Executive Director of ReCreate, a new Creative Reuse social enterprise which collects for no charge unused and unwanted materials from businesses and then stores them in the Warehouse of Wonders in Ballymount. The materials are then available for free in unlimited quantities to early childhood organisations, schools and facilitators of special needs and community groups for use in all kinds of educational and creative projects. ReCreate achieves 3 key social objectives – stimulating creativity in individuals across society, saving schools / groups on their arts supplies budgets and...

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    • Paidi O Reilly- Innovation Specialist, University College Cork

      Paidi O Reilly- Innovation Specialist, University College Cork 

      Bio Paidi is on the lecturing panel for the the Cloud and Data Business Diplomas delivered to executives through University College Cork/Irish Management Institute. His research continues to be published in top publications including the proceedings of major conferences, such as the top-ranked International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) and the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS).

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    • Darren McDonnell - Assistant Lecturer at Dublin Institute of Technology

      Darren McDonnell – Assistant Lecturer at Dublin Institute of Technology 

      Mechanical engineering researcher and consultant with international experience in large scale research and development projects across multidisciplinary and multinational teams. Particular expertise includes material analysis, manufacturing technologies, mechanical design and testing, statistical analysis, condition monitoring, and human - system interaction. Experience with cGMP, SOP's, and clean room environments in both large scale and small scale production and research facilities

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    • Garry Connolly- Chairman, GconnTec & Founder, Host in Ireland

      Garry Connolly- Chairman, GconnTec & Founder, Host in Ireland 

      Bio Garry is the Chairman of GconnTec, a company that specialise in providing a Single point of contact for companies Investing into Ireland (FDI) via a process and methodology we call Executive As a Service EXaaS. He is also the Founder and President of Host in Ireland, an industry-led and sponsored initiative demonstrating why Ireland is an optimum location to host Digital Assets.

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    • Amie Hynes Fitzpatrick- Corporate Engagement Executive, NCBI

      Amie Hynes Fitzpatrick- Corporate Engagement Executive, NCBI 

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    • Dr. Deirdre Quinn, Research Support Officer,-Irish Research Council

      Dr. Deirdre Quinn, Research Support Officer,-Irish Research Council 

      Deirdre Quinn is the Research Support Officer on the Enterprise Suite of Programmes facilitated by the Irish Research Council. The Enterprise and Employment Programmes promote original and innovate research between Higher education institutes, research centres and industry.

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    • Dr Louise Drake - Senior Programme Manager, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, UK.

      Dr Louise Drake – Senior Programme Manager, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, UK. 

      Speaker Bio: Louise Drake (formerly Driffill) is course director for the Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business, and deputy director for the Master’s in Sustainability Leadership, both of which lie at the heart of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)’s mission to inspire and develop the business leaders of the future.

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    • Maeve Thornberry - Community Reuse Network Ireland

      Maeve Thornberry – Community Reuse Network Ireland 

      Maeve Thornberry is the Coordinator for CRNI, the all-island representative body for community-based re-use, recycling and waste prevention organisations. Using her wide range of skills and knowledge, Maeve works with key stakeholders such as the EPA, government departments, regional waste authorities and members to support and develop the reuse and recycling sectors.

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    • Ali Madani - Director, Avicenne Medical

      Ali Madani – Director, Avicenne Medical 

      Speaker Bio: Since 1990 he has been working on strategic and marketing studies in the medical sector. He has advised major players in this industry on strategy development and implementation, technical and economic appraisals, and mergers & acquisitions. He has advised also the medium and small size companies for market researches and strategic partnerships in USA, Europe and BRICS. In 2005, Ali founded the annual medical industry conference and exhibition, Implants which he presides ever since. Presentation Title: Additive manufacturing:  From hi...

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      Gráinne Lynch 

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      Eamonn Merriman 

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    • Neasa Kane-Fine - Director, RPS Project Communications

      Neasa Kane-Fine – Director, RPS Project Communications 

      Speaker Bio: Neasa Kane-Fine, Director of RPS Project Communications since 2008, has over 20 years’ experience in devising and delivering environmental campaigns in the areas of water, waste, climate change and biodiversity and managing communications for major infrastructure developments. She delivers public consultations to inform policy and infrastructure developments in the areas of water, wastewater, transport and energy and is an Expert Witness at planning oral hearings. RPS is Ireland’s leading integrated consultancy firm of Engineering, Environment, Planning, P...

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    • Michael Clancy - Director, FDT Consulting Engineers & Project Managers Ltd

      Michael Clancy – Director, FDT Consulting Engineers & Project Managers Ltd 

      Speaker Bio: Since 1995, I have worked as an Engineer and Consultant to Process clients across industry in a range of sectors including Brewing & Beverage, Food, Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Water & Wastewater Treatment, Medical Devices and Galvanising. Experienced Consultant and Trainer in ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems Standard and Cleaner Production/Resource Efficiency methods to Industrial and Process Clients. Working in the area of Resource Efficiency since 2001. Irish delegate to ISO Technical Committee 242 Energy Management as an expert in developing ...

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    • Gary Nixon - Business Development Manager, Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd

      Gary Nixon – Business Development Manager, Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd 

      Speaker Bio: Gary is currently a business development manager and product manager for Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd. Gary holds an Honours Bachelor degree in Building Services Engineering from the Dublin Institute of Technology and is a member of the Institute of Engineers Ireland. Gary has been working for IES since 2007. In the business development role Gary has worked and is active in the Irish, UK, USA, European, South African and Australian Markets predominantly on the software side of the IES business. With Gary’s in depth technical knowledge and experienc...

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    • Morgan Rusk, Strategic Sales - Mitsubishi Electric

      Morgan Rusk, Strategic Sales – Mitsubishi Electric 

      Morgan Rusk has worked in the automation industry for almost 20 years. Morgan brings with him a wealth of knowledge having experience in various industries such as; water, waste water, Food and Beverage, Life Science, process and packaging. Following on from the very successful talk on Industry 4.0 at last years National Manufacturing Conference, this year Morgan is presenting on the highly talked about topic of  OEE- Overall Equipment Effectiveness.   Presentation Title: OEE- Overall Equipment Effectiveness Presentation Synopsis: Following on fr...

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    • Dermot Connolly, Head of European Business Development,- Exertis SCS

      Dermot Connolly, Head of European Business Development,- Exertis SCS 

      Dermot has over 15 years’ experience in Global Supply Chain analysis,  design and implementation and has delivered and managed global solutions for such accounts as Beko, Belkin, Schneider Electric, Sun Micro, Lucent Alcatel, BT and NCR. Dermot’s experience of working in California, Poland , UK and China has provided a unique insight into the global supply chain requirements and challenges faced by companies  in these regions and has also helped develop the solutions required to address these challenges   - Presentation Title : “Have you too much cash tied up on your Supply Ch...

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    • Dr William R Magill, Director, Wavelength Consulting Ltd, UK.

      Dr William R Magill, Director, Wavelength Consulting Ltd, UK. 

      Dr Magill is an independent consultant who has worked with some of the world’s largest corporations, guiding them through the Technology, Process and Organisational aspects of implementing Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and associated technologies. His experience covers a diverse range of industries, including Aerospace, Shipbuilding, Utilities, Consumer Electronics and Financial Services. Presentation Title:Product Lifecycle Management – Optimising through Design, Manufacturing and Support. Synopsis: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is a mature methodology for optimising businesse...

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    • Tadhg Henderson, Managing Director, Profitsflow, Ireland

      Tadhg Henderson, Managing Director, Profitsflow, Ireland 

      With 20 years' experience delivering ERP solutions to the Irish manufacturing sector, Tadhg has been involved as both project team member and project manager in hundreds of ERP system implementations ranging in scale from small companies employing less than 10 people right up to multinational organisations with a centralised system deployed across many countries and continents.  During that time he has seen the evolution of ERP moving from "thick" client software with minimal server requirements through client/server software and onto the cloud and hybrid platforms many companies are deploying...

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    • Colin Darby – CEO, Volt Motorcycles's

      Colin Darby – CEO, Volt Motorcycles’s 

      Speaker Bio: Colin Darby is the CEO of Volt Motorcycles. Colin has over 20 years’ business experience with Ireland’s only microscope specialist company “Micron Optical”, serving clients such as hospitals, industry, research and universities. Colin has always been passionate about technology and in 2012 Colin identified the growing demand for cleaner vehicles in the marketplace. Together, with his love for technology and his business experience, Colin founded Volt Motorcycles –  Europe’s newest electric powered two-wheeler company and Ireland’s only electric vehicle compa...

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    • Alan Hendry - Director of Sustainability, Jacobs

      Alan Hendry – Director of Sustainability, Jacobs 

      Speaker Bio: Alan is the Director of Sustainability at Jacobs and is based in Glasgow. He has 29 years of experience, starting as a town planner and moving to work in sustainability 1996. Alan has a wide appreciation of the application of sustainability within both the public and private sectors having worked in both and supported a wide range of organisations with their embedding of sustainability. Alan supports Jacobs’ Global Community of Practice on Sustainability and runs the Jacobs Global Sustainability Call which features senior presenters from leading businesses a...

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    • James Hogan – Programme Manager, Green Business Programme

      James Hogan – Programme Manager, Green Business Programme 

      Speaker Bio: James Hogan, Green Business Programme Manager, Clean Technology Centre, CIT, Cork. James Hogan is an Environmental Consultant and Project Manager at the Clean Technology Centre, based at CIT since 1995. In that time he has managed a wide range of resource efficiency projects both Irish based and International. Since 2011, James has been Programme Manager of the Green Business Programme which is funded by the National Waste Prevention Programme. The Green Business Programme is a free resource efficiency service for business which assists business to ident...

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    • Dr. Fionnuala Murphy – Assistant Professor, School of Biosystems and Food Engineering, University College Dublin

      Dr. Fionnuala Murphy – Assistant Professor, School of Biosystems and Food Engineering, University College Dublin 

      Speaker Bio: Dr. Fionnuala Murphy is an Assistant Professor in the School of Biosystems and Food Engineering in university College Dublin. Her research focuses on life cycle assessment modelling for the analysis of environmental impacts of a range of production systems, with a special interest in renewable energy systems renewable energy systems. Fionnuala’s work aims to understand, quantify and analyse complex environmental exchanges resulting from renewable energy deployment across the full value chain. A particular focus of her current research focuses on greenhouse gas ...

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    • Barbara MacMahon – Corporate Sustainability Consultant, Life Cycle Solutions for Sustainable Business

      Barbara MacMahon – Corporate Sustainability Consultant, Life Cycle Solutions for Sustainable Business 

      Speaker Bio: Barbara is an expert in corporate sustainability having worked in sustainability and energy teams in electronics and medical devices industries, consultancies and technology providers. An advocate for the Lifecycle Thinking approach, she has worked on projects including product lifecycle assessments, alternative material substitutes, portable power technologies, design for end of life, on-line energy waste reduction, energy demand and supply balancing as well as the management and communication of sustainability metrics and reporting. Barbara helps organisat...

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    • Callum Poole, Senior Business Development Manager at Herbst Software

      Callum Poole, Senior Business Development Manager at Herbst Software 

      Callum is a Senior Business Development Manager with Herbst Software. Callum has a wealth of knowledge of the software industry with a focus on ERP software. Prior to joining Herbst Software, Callum worked in cyber security. Callum and the team at Herbst Software are committed to enabling all clients and potential clients to achieve profitable growth and organisational efficiencies  through the implementation of Herbst Insight. Herbst Insight is a modular ERP system with all of the functionality required for distribution, manufacturing, food production and engineering. Herbst Insig...

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    • exhibitor - Cathy Dodd – Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board

      Cathy Dodd – Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board 

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    • Roy Rothwell- Sr. Consultant in Professional Services, eMaint Enterprises LLC, a Fluke Company

      Roy Rothwell- Sr. Consultant in Professional Services, eMaint Enterprises LLC, a Fluke Company 

      Bio Roy Rothwell has over 25 years’ experience providing leadership in Maintenance & Operational “best practices”.  He is dedicated to establishing positive relationships while bringing to the table a broad base of experiences in maintenance and operations.  In addition to serving as a project manager and delivering implementation services to clients, Roy has presented sessions at eMaint events and industry conferences. Presentation Title...

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    • Chris McCann, Principal Consultant-BSI Supply Chain Services & Solutions

      Chris McCann, Principal Consultant-BSI Supply Chain Services & Solutions 

      Speaker Bio: Chris has spent twenty years managing sustainability programmes for Fortune 500 companies across Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. His appointments include UN FAO and human rights programmes for UK DEFRA, DFID, HSE, Ministry of Justice, GLA and the international GSCP. His PhD thesis focuses on supply chain resilience. Speaker title: Embracing the Green Age: Technology and Sustainable Sourcing   Synopsis: The 21st century presents unparalleled global challenges. Population growth, climate change, resource depletion (including energy and water), and fo...

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    • Shane Loughlin- Chief Technology Officer, SL Controls Ltd.

      Shane Loughlin- Chief Technology Officer, SL Controls Ltd. 

      Bio Shane Loughlin is an Instrument Master Craftsman with a degree in Electronic & Software Engineering and Master’s Degree by research in industrial networking utilizing PLCs, PCs and RTOS. Shane is a recognized expert in the area of equipment systems integration and is currently completing a Ph.D. part-time by research at Dublin Institute of Technology in order to determine if the utilization of a benchmarking process (DiVOM) can reduce the risks associated with equipment system integration projects, with particular reference to heavily regulated industries. With a c...

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    • Damian Mccann- Director of Sales and Marketing, Viatel

      Damian Mccann- Director of Sales and Marketing, Viatel 

      Bio Damien McCann is Director of Sales and Marketing of Viatel – an Irish owned corporate telecoms company which specialises in data connectivity, voice, data centre and managed network solutions. Damien leads a team of highly skilled telecoms and data centre solutions experts based in Ireland. Presentation Title ...

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    • Damien McDonnell- Managing Director, Polar IceTech

      Damien McDonnell- Managing Director, Polar IceTech 

      Bio Damien McDonnell, Managing Director of Polar IceTech - Dry Ice Blasting Specialists offering moisture free, abrasive free and non-toxic cryogenic cleaning services to industries such as Power Generation, Oil & Gas, Medical Devices, Food & Beverage and others. Cryogenic cleaning is ideal process & production equipment, high value assets and electrical equipment. It is environmentally-friendly, produces no secondary waste, decontaminates 99.9% of bacteria, and is approved by the EPA, FSA and USDA.

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    • exhibitor - Conor V Casey A.C.M.A , CEO Casey Technology, Connahy, Jenkinstown, Kilkenny

      Conor V Casey A.C.M.A , CEO Casey Technology, Connahy, Jenkinstown, Kilkenny 

      As CEO of Casey Technology, Conor Casey leads a team of professional energy consultants who have delivered a significant proportion of the national target under the Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme.  The energy management systems installed by Casey Technology are compliant with ISO 50001. Toward Zero Carbon Ltd, which operates a funding platform that will make capital available to their clients to deliver their energy conservation measures.  

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    • Denis O’Brien- Director of Standards and Solutions, GS1 Ireland

      Denis O’Brien- Director of Standards and Solutions, GS1 Ireland 

      Bio: Denis specialises in the design, development and implementation of production, inventory and warehouse management systems with a particular emphasis on traceability. He also provides expert consultancy on all aspects of software development and implementation for a wide range of clients including government bodies, multi-nationals and SMEs many sectors including food, healthcare and logistics. Presentation Title: Traceability – how to have your cake and eat it Presentation Synopsis: Denis has over thirty years industry expe...

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    • Barry Dowling- Co-Founder, Transfermate Global Payments

      Barry Dowling- Co-Founder, Transfermate Global Payments 

      Bio Barry Dowling is co-founder of the multi-award winning international payment provider TransferMate. An Irish company with a global presence, TransferMate offers clients a smarter way to send and receive international payments, at top speed and lowest cost.  With over 20 years’ experience in financial services, Barry brings a wealth of knowledge and industry insight. Presentation Title Brexit and the implications for Irish Importers and Exporters Synopsis With the UK still Ireland’s most important market, how has Brexit affected our im...

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    • Peter Moir, Company Director, Relequa Analytical Systems Limited, Ireland

      Peter Moir, Company Director, Relequa Analytical Systems Limited, Ireland 

      Dr Peter Moir is a Director of Relequa Analytical Systems Limited and inventor of the Relequa Moisture Profiling™ System. Relequa, an Irish company, provides an analytical tool for precisely measuring the moisture status in materials. Peter has worked within the pharmaceutical industry since 1986 and has presented at international conferences on material-moisture interactions. Title: Fidelity of Moisture Status in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain   Synopsis: The GDP Guidelines update published in 2013 created a need for obtaining improved scientific data in the pharmaceutical s...

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    • Myles Doyle- Commercial Manager, ROI at Nuapay a trading brand of Sentenial Ltd.

      Myles Doyle- Commercial Manager, ROI at Nuapay a trading brand of Sentenial Ltd. 

      Bio Myles is the Commercial lead for Nuapay's Irish operations. Nuapay is a brand of Sentenial, a SaaS FinTech company specialising in Direct Debits. He is responsible for growing Nuapay’s Irish revenue stream, through direct sales and marketing communication. Myles' role is to present the substantial business benefits large Direct Debit users and potential users can enjoy.He has over 20 years’ consultative sales (both direct and indirect), account management, systems implementation and digital marketing experience in the software and retail sector. Myles' business and per...

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    • James Hogan- Programme Manager, Clean Technology Centre, CIT

      James Hogan- Programme Manager, Clean Technology Centre, CIT 

      Bio James Hogan is an environmental scientist with 20 years experience in the field, having worked as waste minimisation officer with the pharmaceutical industry, and as programme manager with Clean Technology Centre,based at CIT, Cork since 1998. James has wide experience in the area of Cleaner Production, Resource Efficiency(RE) and Environmental Management Systems in Ireland and internationally. James has managed, and been a partner in a number of international cleaner production and carbon management projects under the EU LIFE,Tempus and Asia Pro Programmes and has wor...

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    • exhibitor - Alan Brennan- Commercial Manager, Greyhound Recycling & Recovery

      Alan Brennan- Commercial Manager, Greyhound Recycling & Recovery 

      Bio Alan Brennan is the commercial manager at Greyhound Recycling & Recovery. Greyhound is Ireland’s largest household waste management company, providing recycling and waste disposal services across Ireland and employing over 350 people, full and part-time. Alan deals with the sales and marketing for all Commercial business.

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    • Jim Smyth- Co-Founder & Managing Director, Airsynergy

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      Jim Smyth- Co-Founder & Managing Director, Airsynergy 

      Bio Jim Smyth is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Airsynergy, which is a privately owned renewable energy product development and licensing company, which was founded in 2008. Airsynergy produces cleantech products which generate an affordable, secure and reliable power supply. The company is based in Granard, county Longford, Ireland, with other offices based in Dublin, Ireland.

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    • Marcus McCarthy, Sales Manager - OCS Checkweighers Ltd

      Marcus McCarthy, Sales Manager – OCS Checkweighers Ltd 

      OCS Checkweighers are at the heart of the Food, Non-Food & Pharmaceutical industries for Checkweighing systems, X-Ray Inspection, serialisation and aggregation equipment. Marcus operates as our Sales Manager throughout Ireland. Marcus has worked within the Food Technical Sales sector for many years, having received a HND in Business management. Title:OCS Checkweighers: Ensuring quality control through Checkweighing, Product Inspection and Serialisation. Synopsis: Insight into OCS weighing and inspection systems, from Checkweighers and X-Ray Scanners to the OCS Track & Trace techn...

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    • Patrick Larkin- Director, Redwings International

      Patrick Larkin- Director, Redwings International 

      Bio Patrick Larkin is the Director of Redwings International a business which covers international sales and marketing assessment and evaluation, export management, strategy planning and implementation for businesses expanding in the Middle East markets.

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    • Colm Fitzpatrick- Co Founder, Traveplan Technologies Ltd

      Colm Fitzpatrick- Co Founder, Traveplan Technologies Ltd 

      Bio Colm is a very experienced international manager/ CEO with and an Electrical/Electronic Engineering background. He is always prepared to take on and deliver projects that are interesting and challenging.

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    • Brian Cooney- General Manager, KUKA Robotics Ireland

      Brian Cooney- General Manager, KUKA Robotics Ireland 

      Bio In May 2014, Brian became the General Manager of ...

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    • Jensine-Bethna Wall- freelance editor for Prizewinning Author Jax Miller

      Jensine-Bethna Wall- freelance editor for Prizewinning Author Jax Miller 

      Bio A creative, witty and resourceful Journalist/Writer/ Editor and also a highly creative and multi-talented Graphic Designer with extensive experience in magazine design, layout and editing. Lecturer in a variety of subjects: Journalism, Media, Design, Digital Content Production and Magazine Production. Great interpersonal skills with high abilities in both written and verbal communication. Branding experience and a very good understanding of Project management. A well-developed eye for details, an exceptional understanding of deadlines and a dynamic team player and...

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    • Peter Richardson, Sales and Marketing Manager, McAree Engineering

      Peter Richardson, Sales and Marketing Manager, McAree Engineering 

        Peter Richardson – Sales and Marketing Manager, McAree Engineering Peter has worked in a variety of commercial roles in both the telecommunications and engineering services sectors; including business development, customer services, customer relationship management and Sales & Marketing.   He has helped lead the lean transformation programme with McAree Engineering over the past 3 years.   Presentation Title: Two Sides to Every Story – Lean Business Improvement from both the Client and Consultant point of view. ...

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    • John Tuohy- Director, 2e Technical Development Ltd

      John Tuohy- Director, 2e Technical Development Ltd 

      Bio In 2010 Dr. Tuohy established 2e Technical Development Ltd (2eTDL). 2eTDL provides R&D Outsourcing, Project Management and Consultancy services to the Dairy, Food and Bio-processing industry sectors.

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    • Tim Daniels, Marketing Manager-Autoscribe Ltd

      Tim Daniels, Marketing Manager-Autoscribe Ltd 

      Bio: Tim has over 30+ years of experience working in national and international markets across a range of software/high-technology products. He is currently the Marketing Manager at Autoscribe Informatics, based near Reading in the UK. Autoscribe Informatics provides database management solutions such as Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) that, uniquely, are graphically configurable requiring no scripting or custom coding to configure solutions. Tim‘s broad background provides a unique blend of practical knowledge and insight to drive all aspects of product and corporate marketin...

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    • exhibitor - Phil Cooper- Sales & Marketing Manager, Heuft Ltd.

      Phil Cooper- Sales & Marketing Manager, Heuft Ltd. 

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    • Tom Murphy, IT Consultant- Make it Work (MitW)

      Tom Murphy, IT Consultant- Make it Work (MitW) 

      Speaker Bio:Tom previously headed up IT for the MD&D division of a major multinational covering 50 plants worldwide. Now an IT consultant with a strong knowledge of Manufacturing and Lean, his particular focus is helping businesses get real benefits from their IT investments. He is a certified Agile Scrum master. Title:   IT Systems for Industry 4.0 Synopsis: Overview of IT systems required in Manufacturing to facilitate and be a catalyst for Industry 4.0 or Smart Manufacturing. Overview of the systems and the key features required to keep them flexi...

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    • Dr. Kevin Dempsey, Director of Engineering and Quality- Celestica Ireland

      Dr. Kevin Dempsey, Director of Engineering and Quality- Celestica Ireland 

      Accomplished, committed and results driven professional with 25 years R&D, engineering and manufacturing experience. A hands-on professional with an inclusive approach of involving, developing and coaching people to deliver to their full potential.  

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    • David Goodstein, Connected Living Project Director, GSM Association

      David Goodstein, Connected Living Project Director, GSM Association 

      David’s talk will address the relevance and opportunity of the Internet or things for every manufacturer. David is responsible for full life-cycle delivery of new industry solutions at GSMA, the industry body that represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem. Prior to GSMA, David has worked variously as a technical specialist and business consultant. For more information, please see https://ie.linkedin.com/in/dgoodstein

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    • Tom Walls – Managing Director , LPE

      Tom Walls – Managing Director , LPE 

      Bio - Tom is Managing Director of Laser Prototypes Europe Ltd (LPE), Belfast which is the longest established Rapid Prototyping and 3D Printing company in the UK & Ireland.  Having worked in this field for 26 years he has extensive knowledge of 3D Printing in both plastics and metals. Prior to founding LPE and returning to Ireland he worked extensively in the Aerospace and Space sector working as senior engineer in Boeing, Bombardier, Leonardo  Helicopters and Airbus Defence and Space. Talk Title:Metal 3D Printing. Talk Synopsis – Metal Additive Manufacturing.  Metal 3D Printing has ...

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    • Michael J. Shea - Independent Consultant at GxP Systems

      Michael J. Shea – Independent Consultant at GxP Systems 

      I have been managing engineers, technical staff, and trades people for over thirty years. I have expertise in the areas of Validation, Compliance, Serialization, cGxPs including ASTME-2500, Calibration and Process Engineering. I am currently implementing serialization projects for companies who are working to comply with the varying serialization regulations worldwide. I have lectured at several serialization seminars in Europe over the last year. I am published in BioPharma International and on AskAboutValidation.com

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    • Cathal Murtagh - Smart Factory Founder & CMO OEE, IoT, IIoT, BI, MES, ERP, SIEMENS DIGITAL FACTORY, TURCKBANNER, AUTOID

      Cathal Murtagh – Smart Factory Founder & CMO OEE, IoT, IIoT, BI, MES, ERP, SIEMENS DIGITAL FACTORY, TURCKBANNER, AUTOID 

      I am a results orientated, strategic and methodical sales professional with over twenty years experience in delivering customer solutions with quantifiable ROI to blue chip multinational companies. Over the years I have developed a very collaborative approach with customers delivering on all their requirements pre and post sales which has enabled me to develop enduring customer relationships. I am also known for my leadership characteristics in leading and empowering both sales and marketing teams to be highly effective and successful teams. With a proven track record of developing business...

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    • Barry Winkless - Imagination Leader, Kataware

      Barry Winkless – Imagination Leader, Kataware 

      A seasoned senior level executive with a track record of delivery through creativity, purposeful leadership, team engagement and meaningful change Specialties: - Strategic Management - Digital Strategy - Service and Experience Design - Program Mgt - Product Mgt - Brand innovation - Marketing research and Insights - Proposition Development - Innovation Management - Experiential Design and Design Thinking - Stroytelling - Team Leadership - Senior Level Facilitation Industries - Telecoms - Food and Drink - Medical Device and Pharma - FMCG - Media - Financial Services - S...

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    • Dan Maher - CEO at Nua Venture

      Dan Maher – CEO at Nua Venture 

      Nua Venture Innovations Limited understands the dynamics of early-stage technology driven new ventures. Nua Venture is focused on innovation management - market strategy, translating technological invention to market innovation, and building regional innovation clusters. Nua Venture works with Governments, Multinationals, Universities and individual entrepreneurs.

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    • Tagh Henderson, Managing Director, Profitsflow, Ireland.

      Tagh Henderson, Managing Director, Profitsflow, Ireland. 

      With 20 years' experience delivering ERP solutions to the Irish manufacturing sector, Tadhg has been involved as both project team member and project manager in hundreds of ERP system implementations ranging in scale from small companies employing less than 10 people right up to multinational organisations with a centralised system deployed across many countries and continents.  During that time he has seen the evolution of ERP moving from "thick" client software with minimal server requirements through client/server software and onto the cloud and hybrid platforms many companies are deploying...

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    • Dave Pearson - Director at Star Renewable Energy

      Dave Pearson – Director at Star Renewable Energy 

      Following over 30MW of industrial heatpump installations including the 14MW 90C system in Drammen in Norway Star Refrigeration Ltd have formed a new business unit to focus on this market. I was asked to lead this unit and was delighted to accept. The opportunity of working in such an important segment at such an interesting time backed by the considerable technical and commercial resources of the main business made this an opportunity worth stepping into despite my role as Director of Innovation having been superbly enjoyable. This would not have come to pass if it wasn't for the incredi...

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    • John McKeon MIET - Co-Founder & Technical Director at Portalis Limited

      John McKeon MIET – Co-Founder & Technical Director at Portalis Limited 

        John has enjoyed over 20 years as an engineer in the international market place and is a member of the institution of Engineering and Technology.  His vast experience spans several major sectors in engineering and technology, among them; avionics, semi-conductor, medical device manufacturing and most recently in leading design changes and technological innovation in the pharmaceutical sector. John believes in continual development and knowledge acquisition but also utilising the latest in technological innovation.  His career successes demonstrate a focus on client care while deli...

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    • Mark O'Sullivan - Supplier Quality Services throughout EMEA

      Mark O’Sullivan – Supplier Quality Services throughout EMEA 

      Reverse Logistics / Aftermarket Services expert with over 20 year experience in designing and implementing sophisticated service solutions for my customers. Goals - to continuously improved the already excellent customer service we provide our current clients and to show potential customers the range of innovative, flexible & quality driven services we provide in Europe.

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    • George Richards - Business & Innovation Manager

      George Richards – Business & Innovation Manager 

      I'm responsible for the development of innovative customer centric business solutions that help manufacturing businesses use less energy, reduces costs and improves environmental performance. I am also an ESOS specialist. JRP Solutions is one of the UK's leading energy specialists and works closely with manufacturing businesses to help improve resource efficiency and lower costs through the development and implementation of intelligent, robust strategies and practical solutions. JRP have expertise in all elements of the Energy Chain from efficient conversion of utilities into useful ener...

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    • Lorcan Sheehan - CEO at PerformanSC Supply Chain

      Lorcan Sheehan – CEO at PerformanSC Supply Chain 

      Passionate about driving supply chain excellence through improved supply chain design and a relentless focus on execution. Excited to be the founder and CEO of a new enterprise that will support organizations in their quest for maximum supply chain performance. Over 20 years personal experience in supply chain, operations, marketing and finance roles in a global environment, working with the world’s leading technology, consumer and healthcare brands. Recognized thought leader in international supply chain best practices. Specialties: Corporate Strategy, International Operations Manage...

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    • Liam Curham CEO Dataworks Limited Ireland

      Liam Curham CEO Dataworks Limited Ireland 

      Dataworks help companies achieve and sustain Lean Enterprise Excellence through the innovative application of technology to process. Liam Curham, CEO of Dataworks, with 25 years IT and Manufacturing experience, will lead this session to show how clients have leveraged technology to transform their visual management strategy to support their Enterprise Excellence journey.   Presentation Title: Leveraging Technology to Transform Your Visual Management Strategy   Synopsis:Dataworks help companies achieve and sustain Lean Enterprise Excellence through the i...

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    • Dr. Abdel Hakeem Hammad, S Sigma MBB

      Dr. Abdel Hakeem Hammad, S Sigma MBB 

      An internationally recognized thought leader and expert in developing and implementing Operational Excellence programs with undisputed break-through improvement results. Dr. Hammad knows what it takes to create a world-class Enterprise in today’s competitive economy. He has more than 20 years of experience spanning Strategic planning, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, Services, Sales, Project management and change management across various industries including Medical devices, Electronics, Logistics, Food and Beverage Industry. Currently the President & CEO for Xi Horizo...

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    • Christian Drysdale Managing Director - Select & Innovate - Currently Hiring!

      Christian Drysdale Managing Director – Select & Innovate – Currently Hiring! 

      Select & Innovate is a specialist recruitment firm, which is tailored to suit your requirements on a bespoke basis to client and candidate. We continuously challenge the status quo through our company ethos, which is to continuously innovate and support businesses, working and specialising within FMCG Food Manufacturing, Catering, Hotelier and Aviation industry worldwide. Our reputation speaks for itself through our loyal clients who we class as partners, continuously growing and developing long lasting company relationships. We welcome the opportunity to work alongside companies wit...

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    • Brian Downes - Leading For Performance - Facilitator | Coach | Consultant | Speaker

      Brian Downes – Leading For Performance – Facilitator | Coach | Consultant | Speaker 

      Brian Downes is the founder of performance consultancy, Performance Cubed. He is a specialist on people centred performance for business growth, a sought after public speaker and the creator of the Performance Cubed approach, the Performance Equation and the Business Design methodology. Brian’s performance through people approach to business growth and change is founded on 20+ years of business experience around the globe, a successful career in sport and an academic background in business, accounting and behavioural science. Brian works with organisations and leaders in a variety of industrie...

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    • Simon Tobin - Director, Tobin Shipping, August Colop Irl., LFAI Ltd, Clicargo Ltd

      Simon Tobin – Director, Tobin Shipping, August Colop Irl., LFAI Ltd, Clicargo Ltd 

      Simon has been in the Global Shipping and Transport sector for 25 years and worked with leading private & corporate European plc's and achieved senior executive roles in both commercial & operational positions in Ireland,the UK & Germany. Success in organic business growth coupled with strategic mergers & acquisitions has led to extensive P&L and operational experience globally. Simon retuned to the family business is 2010 as Managing Director of Tobin Shipping and Transport Ltd in Dublin, first established in 1946 by his Grandfather and continued with his Father, to ...

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    • Martin McVicar Managing Director Combilift Ltd

      Martin McVicar Managing Director Combilift Ltd 

      Martin McVicar established Combilift in 1998 with Robert Moffett and was just 29 when he was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Under Martin’s leadership Combilift has developed a portfolio of products to outpace any competition and is now the acknowledged leading manufacturer and innovator in its sector worldwide, exporting to more than 75 countries.

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    • Patrick Mc Carthy, Country Manager, Medatech Ireland, Ireland

      Patrick Mc Carthy, Country Manager, Medatech Ireland, Ireland 

      Patrick Mc Carthy is the Ireland Country Manager leading another of Medatech’s exciting new territories. He is passionate about businesses and working with them to deliver incisive value through business requirements and their solutions above all else. He is from Kerry so he will never not talk about Irish GAA to you.   How to make your Traceability Lean? Certain industries demand levels of product and material traceability. The first stage of existing in these industries is to ensure you have the capability of recording this traceability. The next ...

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    • Edwina Shanahan - Marketing Director Visafirst.com

      Edwina Shanahan – Marketing Director Visafirst.com 

      Visafirst.com provides an International Visa and Recruitment Service to both Individuals and Corporate Business. Operating from 22 offices, we assist with - Permanent visa applications under Skilled Migration Progammes - Business Start-ups - Resident Return - Distinguished Talent - Partner and Parent visa categories - Temporary Work permits - Student visas - Retirement visas - Citizenship applications and - International Skills Sourcing facilitating International partners worldwide Presentation Title-  "What you need to know to get a Business Visas & Busine...

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    • Conor Murray - Principal at 3dimension

      Conor Murray – Principal at 3dimension 

      An Engineer by background and over 25 years in the cleanroom and biosafety related industries in design and construction, mainly cGMP in Life Sciences. Convenor of working group WG-05, Biocontamination Control in CEN TC 243 Cleanrooms standardisation. Chairman, Irish Cleanroom Society Chairman, International Cleanroom Education Board, (ICEB), 2007 - 2009 Chairman, International Confederation of Contamination Control Societies, (ICCS) 2008 Irish Head of Delegation for the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) and technical expert representative on ISO/ TC 209 international c...

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    • Paul McCarthy - Business & IT Solutions, RGC Technologies

      Paul McCarthy – Business & IT Solutions, RGC Technologies 

      RGC Technologies provide flexible software solutions for : - Facilities, Asset Management and Maintenance - Engineering and Construction Job Costing & Project Management - Purchasing, Supplier and Contractor Management - Workforce Management, CRM and Time-Billing - PC, Internet, Mobile Phone and Tablet Solutions Presentation Title: Getting started with the “Internet of Things” Presentation Synopsis: The 'Internet Of Things' (IOT) is here and it is growing fast.  In simple terms, it is the concept of connecting any device to the Internet ...

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    • Tom Way -  Tom Way-Head of Real Life Sciences Europe

      Tom Way – Tom Way-Head of Real Life Sciences Europe 

      Tom Way-Head of Real Life Sciences EuropeI have worked with Real Life Science for 12 Years building successful recruitment Teams in the US and across UK and Europe across executive, permanent and contract positions.  Real Life Sciences is one of the largest specialist pharma, biotech and medical devices recruiters in the world.  We are inspired by an industry that touches everyone’s lives at some point

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    • Dr. Richard Keegan- Manager Competitiveness Department, Enterprise Ireland

      Dr. Richard Keegan- Manager Competitiveness Department, Enterprise Ireland 

      Presentation Title: Why should the world go Lean? Speaker Bio: Is a specialist in the areas of Lean/World Class Business and Benchmarking with Enterprise Ireland. He advises major companies in Europe. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor, in the Business School at Trinity College Dublin, lecturing to MBA on Operations Strategy and undergraduate level on Operations Management, and is a visiting associate professor at University of Northern Iowa. Working with Toyota he has led best practice missions for over 1,500 managers to the Deeside plant, as we...

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    • Michael Clancy , FDT Consulting Engineers & Project Managers Ltd

      Michael Clancy , FDT Consulting Engineers & Project Managers Ltd 

      Mr Michael Clancy BE (Ag. &Food) MIEI ACIBSE Michael started in the Dairy Industry, has been with FDT as a consultant since 1998 and has been involved in Sustainability Projects since 2002. He has worked closely with SEAI and the EPA for both Industrial and Public Sector Assignments.  Michael has lead Energy Audits and Energy Efficient Design (EED) reviews for Irish and International clients and was part of the Project team who developed IS399:2014. Presentation Title: - Energy Efficient Design for Industry Presentation Synopsis: This s...

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    • Fidelma Callanan Head of Marketing & Business Development Synecco Ltd

      Fidelma Callanan Head of Marketing & Business Development Synecco Ltd 

      Fidelma Callanan is Head of Marketing & Business Development at Synecco Ltd and has over 20 years’ experience working in the pharma and medtech sectors in senior management roles in business development, marketing, strategic planning and communications.  She has worked for a number of multinationals including Alkermes and Elan Corporation. Her qualifications include MBA, Graduateship from the Marketing Institute of Ireland and B. Ed Title: Winning Strategies in the Evolving Contract Manufacturing Medtech Market Synopsis: As OEMs are doubling down on innovation, they’re asking more...

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    • Christopher Keely-Senior Business Development Manager, TCD

      Christopher Keely-Senior Business Development Manager, TCD 

      Trinity College proactively seeks to commercialize its research. Companies engage with Trinity College to access our talent pipeline, license our technologies, collaborate to develop new products or processes. This short presentation will outline some of our successes and engagement methodologies. Chris Keely brings 20 years of experience working in and with, technology-focused multinational and indigenous Irish companies. In his current positon as the Senior Business Development Manager at Trinity College Dublin, he champions and is responsible for the successful delivery of the college’s ...

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    • Arthur Stone- CEO, OEEsystems

      Arthur Stone- CEO, OEEsystems 

      Arthur Stone, CEO understands the challenges of global manufacturing operations because he has been there himself. Arthur has over 20 years’ experience in Senior Engineering, Operations and Technology Management Roles with international manufacturing companies in Ireland and the US. He is the CEO of OEEsystems for the last 15 years.

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    • Liam Murphy-Co-Founder and Director of HPP Tolling.

      Liam Murphy-Co-Founder and Director of HPP Tolling. 

      Liam Murphy is Co-Founder and Director of HPP Tolling who  opened Ireland 's first BRC Approved High Pressure Processing (HPP) central treatment facility in 2014 .Liam  is an Honours Science Graduate from UCG and has held a  broad range of leadership positions over the last 28 years in Ireland and the UK working for blue companies such as  Kerry Group and the Vion Food Group.   Presentation Title : Commercial Applications of High Pressure Processing (HPP) Technology in the Food Industry Synopsis: The presentation will give an introduction ...

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    • Mathew Bates-Director of Professional Products

      Mathew Bates-Director of Professional Products 

      Bio: Mathew Bates is the Director of Professional Products;a specialized team within Design Partners focused on developing physical and digital products to enable the workplace of the future. Over the last 20 years, Mathew hasdeveloped market defining connected andIOT products in conjunction with leading international companies such as Honeywell, Logitech, Terraillon, Resmed, Slendertone, Welch Allyn and Harman Professional Products. Throughout his career Mathew’s skill and vision have been recognised by all of the major international design awards including IDI, Red Dot, G...

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    • exhibitor - Vijay Ramachandran-Executive President Corporate Strategy & Managing Director, EMEA

      Vijay Ramachandran-Executive President Corporate Strategy & Managing Director, EMEA 

      For over 25 years Vijay has served as a transformational leader redefining and improving major pharmaceutical, industrial supply, and consumer product supply chains around the world.  Vijay led the strategy and design of Synovos’ innovative technology platform and is spearheading Synovos’ expansion into Europe and new product offerings globally. Presentation Title- 'Master Data Leadership ‘Don’t get left Behind’ Presentation Synopsis- 85% of all data management initiatives fail to meet their objectives. Synovos Master Data LeadershipSM reverses thi...

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    • Jean Roberts Owner at ILDÁNA TRAINING & CONSULTANCY

      Jean Roberts Owner at ILDÁNA TRAINING & CONSULTANCY 

      Jean has been involved in organising and developing technical courses for more than 30 years. She set up ILDANA Training & Consultancy in 1999. ILDANA offers practical hands on courses in areas such as Electrical, Mechanical, Programmable Logic Controllers to name a few. Some of these are stand-alone courses while others lead to QQI Certification. Previously she was a director of General Controls & Automation (1985 - 1998). Jean was shortlisted in the technology area for the recent Women in Business awards.   Topic:   THE IMPORTANCE OF PRACTICAL HANDS ON TRA...

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    • Mark O'Sullivan-Business Development Director for iQuTech

      Mark O’Sullivan-Business Development Director for iQuTech 

      iQuTech are an Irish company with their HQ in Limerick with over 20 years of Experience in the Electronics Industry. iQuTech provides RMA Management Services and manufacturing support to Tier 1 & 2 suppliers of Dell, HP, Lenovo and Acer. iQuTech currently supports six manufacturing sites and one service site across Europe. Bio: Mark O’Sullivan is currently Business Development Director for iQuTech (www.iqutech.com). iQuTech provides RMA Management Services and manufacturing support ...

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    • exhibitor - Paul Reilly - General Manager, Compliance Engineering Ireland Ltd

      Paul Reilly – General Manager, Compliance Engineering Ireland Ltd 

      Paul Reilly is General Manager of Compliance Engineering Ireland Ltd and has over twenty years’ experience in electronic design and testing. CEI is the only accredited electrical test laboratory in Ireland. He leads the Irish delegation on the European standards body CENELEC TC106X for electromagnetic fields and human health.  He has carried out and supervised over 500 EMF site surveys for Comreg, RTENL, Irish Navy, and many industrial locations. Presentation title and synopsis   CE Marking – New Requirements for Manufacturers and Importers   Eight different European d...

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    • William Fahey Operational Excellence Manager in Pfizer Grange Castle

      William Fahey Operational Excellence Manager in Pfizer Grange Castle 

      Will Fahey is an Operational Excellence Manager in Pfizer Grange Castle with a focus on Lean Manufacturing. He is Six Sigma Black Belt certified with ten years of biopharmaceutical manufacturing experience. He recently completed a MSc in Business Analytics at the Smurfit School of Business, UCD, Ireland. His interests include the application of machine learning techniques to manufacturing processes and the convergence of established Lean and Six Sigma approaches with newer analytics based methods.

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    • exhibitor - Seamus Shanahan- Owner, Solid Solutions

      Seamus Shanahan- Owner, Solid Solutions 

      Solid Solutions Ireland is a 100% Irish owned company and Irelands Premier SolidWorks Reseller. At Solid Solutions Ireland we are 100% focused on providing each and every one of our customers with a quality first class service. Our customers benefit from our premium local support and training.

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    • Ali Madani - Director, Avicenne

      Ali Madani – Director, Avicenne 

      Speaker Bio: Since 1990 he has been working on strategic and marketing studies in the medical sector. He has advised major players in this industry on strategy development and implementation, technical and economic appraisals, and mergers & acquisitions. He has advised also the medium and small size companies for market researches and strategic partnerships in USA, Europe and BRICS. In 2005, Ali founded the annual medical industry conference and exhibition, Implants which he presides ever since. Presentation Title: Additive manufacturing:  From hi...

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    • Dr Terry McGrail Director and Technology Leader Irish Composites Centre – IComp Ireland

      Dr Terry McGrail Director and Technology Leader Irish Composites Centre – IComp Ireland 

      Terry McGrail has over 30 years’ industrial R&D experience working on films, composites and adhesives, many of which have been patented and successfully brought to the market. Since 2010 he has been Director of the Irish Composites Centre (IComp), an Enterprise Ireland/IDA Technology Centre, hosted at the University of Limerick. Composite Materials – A Key Part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution Our world stands on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter life as we know it. A classic example of this is the already-viable driverless car. Lightweight, high ...

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    • Sandy Moffat, Mastercam European Territory Manager, CNC Software UK.

      Sandy Moffat, Mastercam European Territory Manager, CNC Software UK. 

      Sandy Moffat has almost 30 years in the CADCAM Industry. During this time, he has gained extensive international commercial experience having worked for many years throughout both Europe and Asia.

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    • Desmond Savage- MESA Ireland Chairperson and MOM Consultant ATS Global

      Desmond Savage- MESA Ireland Chairperson and MOM Consultant ATS Global 

      Desmond is an MOM/MES Consultant with ATS Applied Tech Systems Ltd., Ireland. He has been working in the area of MOM for over 15 years as a consultant, manufacturing engineer and validation specialist. Since 2004 focus has been on promoting and deploying MOM solutions across industry sectors. Desmond is the chairperson for MESA Ireland and sits on the board of MESA EMEA. Desmond is qualified with a Masters in Advanced Manufacturing Technology (1999) from the University of Limerick, Ireland

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    • Ryan O'Neill-International Solutions Director at Schneider Electric.

      Ryan O’Neill-International Solutions Director at Schneider Electric. 

      Development of new business at corporate level. Primary focus is on large energy users with a global footprint. Highly motivated, with a proven track record of delivering complex solutions across a wide range of sectors. Solutions will typically include: – Energy Procurement – Commodity Risk Management – Data Management – Compliance (EED, ISO 50001, EUETS etc.) – Bureau Services – On-line Reporting – Auditing Schneider Electric service clients with a combined energy spend of over €30bn per annum. We service over 100 c...

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    • Kieron Swords Management Consulting Dynamic Innovations

      Kieron Swords Management Consulting Dynamic Innovations 

      Kieron started his career and a Precision Engineer and progressed to generating over $200m in domestic and International sales across various Manufacturing sectors. Kieron’s genius and natural ability is helping people and Companies Flourish and prosper and has the perfect tools and experience to deliver it.

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    • exhibitor - Alan Tracey Business Advisor Knowledge Business Systems Limited

      Alan Tracey Business Advisor Knowledge Business Systems Limited 

      INTRODUCTION & BIOGRAPHY for ALAN TRACEY Alan Tracey, Chartered Accountant & MBA understands the critical elements that drive and achieve exceptional success in business. With a passionate commitment to supporting those who want to drive positive and effective change he has implemented methods and systems guaranteed to achieve the results Owners want in business.   SYNOPSIS Going for Gold: Getting the Best from Your Business reveals the principal secret unlocking the ultimate goal of all business: Maxi...

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    • exhibitor - Mark O’Sullivan Global Business Development  iQuTech Ireland, UK, Czech Republic, Poland & Hungary

      Mark O’Sullivan Global Business Development iQuTech Ireland, UK, Czech Republic, Poland & Hungary 

      Mark O’Sullivan is currently Business Development Director for iQuTech (www.iqutech.com). iQuTech provides RMA Management Services and manufacturing support to Tier 1 & 2 suppliers of Dell, HP, Lenovo and Acer. iQuTech currently supports six manufacturing sites and one service site across Europe.

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    • Laura Flanagan Training Within Industry (TWI) Master Trainer Johnson & Johnson Quality & Compliance Systems & Services

      Laura Flanagan Training Within Industry (TWI) Master Trainer Johnson & Johnson Quality & Compliance Systems & Services 

      Laura Flanagan is one of five TWI Master Trainers in the companies of Johnson & Johnson. Laura has worked in many areas of the business in J&J including: Operations, Training, Operational Excellence and most recently the Quality & Compliance Systems & Services group. In her current role Laura is responsible for managing and delivering TWI Training for manufacturing sites, transactional programs & business systems. Laura has a Masters in Supply Chain Management (SCM) & is a certified lean Black belt. Laura’s Thesis & Black belt project were both based on TWI and the ...

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    • James Fletchmoore Director General Manager  Engineering Technology Group - Ireland

      James Fletchmoore Director General Manager Engineering Technology Group – Ireland 

      With over 30 years of manufacturing experience, James has gathered a wealth of knowledge to deal with front line manufactures and suppliers. Working with clients from small Engineering firms to large Medical, Automotive and Aerospace organisations. ETG will assist them with improvements to manufacturing methods and processes. ETG has delivered cost effective technology and enhanced manufacturing to its customer base in Ireland.  

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    • Andrew Steele Managing Director FORCAM UK Ltd.

      Andrew Steele Managing Director FORCAM UK Ltd. 

      Andrew Steele is leading the charge for increased productivity in the UK & Ireland. The manufacturing engineer has worked for notable UK engineering giants such as Rolls Royce, Meggitt and Smiths Group. Andrew has been responsible for managing many engineering and aerospace projects both in the UK and abroad. Thus, he is the perfect spearhead for the campaign to close the productivity gap to other G8 nations. Andrew Steele is a sought after speaker at manufacturing events as an expert for Industry 4 and manufacturing productivity. Andrew Steele is married, has two children and lives in Lei...

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    • Conor Murray Chairman of the Irish Cleanroom Society

      Conor Murray Chairman of the Irish Cleanroom Society 

      Conor Murray is Chairman of the Irish Cleanroom Society and Head of Delegation for NSAI at ISO TC209 and CEN TC243.  Conor has over 30 years in Cleanrooms as a design build contractor and then as a consultant and independent expert in contamination control. Conor is Convenor of the Irish Biocontamination Mirror Group and Convenor of the Biocontamination Control working group, WG-05 in CEN 243 on the revision of CEN 14698.  Conor is a subject matter expert and member of a number of working groups in TC 209, including WG04 (ISO14644-4, Design, Start up and Operations) and WG13 on Energy Effic...

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    • Nathan Nangle Technical Sales and Support Engineer LVP Conveyor Systems Ltd.

      Nathan Nangle Technical Sales and Support Engineer LVP Conveyor Systems Ltd. 

      Speaker Bio: Nathan Nangle is a Technical sales and Support Engineer working on behalf of LVP Conveyor Systems Limited. He holds a Level 6 certificate in Mechanical Engineering, and a level 7 and level 8 in manufacturing engineering from Waterford Institute of Technology. He has a large mechanical background with various form of mechanical machinery and is leveraging this experience to benefit customers with new motor technologies for factory automation. He believes no matter what advances are made in factory automation, the end game is still moving products in production and manufacturing fro...

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    • Nick Ashmore - CEO - Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland

      Nick Ashmore – CEO – Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland 

      The SBCI's goal is to ensure access to flexible funding for Irish SMEs by facilitating the provision of lending products with longer maturities and low interest rates, subject to credit approval. The SBCI's funds are delivered to SMEs through bank and non bank lending institutions providing term lending and soon leasing and invoice discounting. The SBCI is set up to drive competition in the market for lending to SMEs and is looking for lending partners to work with in the Irish market whether they be existing participants or institutions looking to enter the market. The SBCI is a new par...

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    • Hugh Corcoran - National Manager - Post Logistics

      Hugh Corcoran – National Manager – Post Logistics 

      Hugh Corcoran is the National Manager of the New Initiative, Post Logistics from An Post. Hugh has over 20 years’ experience in the logistics sector, both in the domestic and international market, with a proven ability to work strategically in a changing environment where problem solving, innovation and negotiation skills are paramount.   Post Logistics from An Post is a high-quality, reliable, standardized freight forwarding and groupage service for SMEs exporting to the UK and Europe.   We have designed a dedicated pallet delivery service for Irish SMEs looking to export up to 7 p...

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    • exhibitor - Richard Lewis Sales Executive for Biopharma UK & Ireland,

      Richard Lewis Sales Executive for Biopharma UK & Ireland, 

      “Having gained a BSc & MSc in Environmental Sciences and furthering his skill set with an internship at University of Haifa in Israel, on his return to the UK, Richard worked within clean room based environments as pharmaceutical technician; a role demanding strict adherence to cGMP and ISO9001 protocols. Richard joined Biopharma in 2011 as Sales Executive for the UK & Ireland, covering several niche product areas such as SP Scientific Freeze Dryers, Freeze Drying Formulation assistance/cycle development, Avestin Homogenisers, and Genevac Evaporators, and PennTe...

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