Lisa Kellyeir Business
Lisa Kelly, Head of Marketing, eir Business. Chairperson of the judging panel.
Joan MulvihillIrish Internet Association
Was appointed CEO of the Irish Internet Association in November 2009 and is privileged to work with the best and brightest of technology start-ups as well as supporting more traditional businesses in the adoption of web-based technologies. Over the past three years, the IIA has led new initiatives such as Digitise the Nation to bridge the digital divide, as well developing policy on Digital Skills and Open-Data and driving business growth through Digital Marketing, eCommerce and Cloud Computing. Prior to joining the IIA, spent 8 years working in retail within the Kingfisher Group in London and Amsterdam before returning to Ireland in 2002 to work with Becton Dickinson’s global sourcing team with procurement responsibilities across Europe and the US. From there moved to a senior consulting role within leading international professional services firm, BDO International Winner of the 2011 Image Professional Business Woman of the Year Award. Winner of the 2012 Best Public Affairs Campaign at the PR Excellence Awards. Winner of the 2013 National Innovation Champion at the Innovation Luminary Awards Winner of the 2013 Lord Mayor Awards, Dublin Digital Champion
Ben EnglishDublin Tech Summit
Ben English is Co-Founder and CEO of the Dublin Tech Summit, a global gathering of technology and innovation leaders taking place across Dublin’s Silicon Dock in February 2017. Prior to co-founding the Dublin Tech Summit, Ben worked in management consultancy with Accenture, focusing on strategy and transformation across the UK and Ireland.
Ben has worked in a variety of roles in the US public and private sector. He worked in the US House of Representatives and the Maine State Senate before taking up a Government Affairs position with Alcoa Inc. in Washington D.C. Ben holds a BSc in Government and Public Policy from University College Cork and was a George Mitchell Scholar at the University of Maine. Ben has also served as an advisor to Ireland’s Ombudsman for Children and the US Embassy Advisory Council in Dublin, an initiative by then Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton
John MontayneLecturer in Digital Media Design at IADT
Richard O HeadhraErvia
Richard O Headhra
Richard is a native of An Cheathrú Rua in the Conamara Gaeltacht but now lives in Wexford with his wife and son. He graduated from NUI Galway in 2003 before completing post graduates in Film & Television & later in PR Marketing & Advertising. Before assuming his current position he has worked as Social Media Community Manager in the European Parliament & Commission office in Dublin and was chosen as Ireland’s representative for the Share Europe Online project. Richard has garnered a wealth of experience across all media platforms and has worked in television and radio production also. He is also a member of Irish language rock band Rís.
Having graduated from DCU with a degree in International Marketing and Languages, Joanne joined Diageo in 2007. It was a move to a Digital and Relationship Marketing role which saw Joanne’s expertise in the online space flourish and she held Digital strategy and leadership roles in Ireland and Western Europe before joining the Guinness Global Brand Team as Digital Lead in 2012.
Now, as Global Content Creation Manager – Joanne creates multi-discipline campaigns for the Guinness brand primarily across Asia and the US.
Joanne was recognised on Marketing Magazine’s ‘Top 10 Next Generation’ list in 2013.
Peter BrabazonSpecialisterne Ireland
Peter is an electrical engineer (University College Dublin) with a diploma in Business Strategy. After 5 years in telecoms he took up a role in Enterprise Ireland’s Industrial Energy Department which when he left in 2004 had become the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). Then he became the first Director of Discover Science and Engineering at Forfas leading a team delivering a national programme promoting the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) to young people so as to increase the numbers studying the physical sciences in college.
Since the start of 2013 Peter has been the General Manager of a new social enterprise company, Specialisterne Ireland, which is working to place people with autism in employment. It currently has employees in SAP and Microsoft and is seeking partnerships with similar hi-tech companies.
Brendan Cannon is the Managing Director at Adaptive. After graduating with a degree in Business Studies from Trinity College Dublin, Brendan worked for nearly a decade with multinational companies in Japan, UK and USA. He returned to Ireland to study for an MBA with Trinity College Dublin and joined Intel Ireland. Brendan worked in multiple roles for Intel, working in the Finance Department, undertaking strategic planning for an internal startup, and holding a key management role in the build out of the Intel Innovation Centres (now called Intel Labs Europe). Brendan worked as the Corporate Affairs Director at Intel Ireland with responsibility for driving Intel Ireland’s policy, communications, education and community agendas before moving to Adaptive in late 2015. Brendan is currently enrolled on the Trinity College PhD register researching the contribution that advanced manufacturing can make to a knowledge based economy.
Krishna De (www.KrishnaDe.com) is an award winning communications strategist, commentator and mentor. Her expertise in digital marketing, content marketing and social media is featured in several highly acclaimed books.
She guides organisations in how to integrate digital and social media communications to help them build visibility, manage their online reputation and deliver their strategic plan. She has lived in three continents and worked in more than 30 countries, so has a wealth of international experience.
Eamonn DoyleEsri Ireland
Eamonn Doyle is Chief Technology Officer with Esri Ireland. If you are looking for a geo-geek, look no further! Eamonn is what you might call a “professional geographer”, he graduated in Geography from UCD in 1985 and has been working with maps ever since. Of course the maps Eamonn works with are of the digital variety and he coined the term “Digital Geography” which is now an Eircom Spider Award Category.
Eamonn believes that maps make sense for business, for the environment and for society. Using maps we can perceive much more information in any set of data and use that information for business benefit.
Kevin loves all things computers. After completing a Masters in Marketing Practice, Kevin began his career on the Marketing Operations team in LinkedIn’s international headquarters. He grew quickly in this role looking after marketing campaigns across Europe, building out the business websites, defining LinkedIn’s global B2B segmentation strategy, and leading an outsourced team in Bangalore.
Kevin then went on to work in an exciting new role as Twitter’s first Marketing Operations Manager outside of the U.S. – building global automated marketing programs in addition to executing all of Twitter’s B2B marketing campaigns in Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. This included designing and coding websites and HTML emails, building out processes & tools, and helping to launch the ads platform in over 200 countries. He is now working in Sage as the Senior Marketing Automation Manager helping to revolutionise how businesses operate with their latest product Sage Live.
In his spare time, Kevin’s involved in running a social enterprise (100minds.org) which, in addition to fundraising for children’s charities, helps to upskill students and make them more employable when they leave college.
Robert FarrellDigital Marketing Institute
Robert believes that eLearning is transforming education just as digital has transformed marketing. As the digital marketing tutor with the Digital Marketing Institute, Robert supports students in over 50 countries globally. Robert has deep experience in digital marketing, lecturing and designing courses for higher education. Robert is a former digital marketing lecturer with Dublin Business School, he has spoken at conferences and delivered guest workshops around Ireland. Robert holds a masters in strategic management, degree in marketing, 2 certs in digital marketing and a post graduate cert in training & education
Paul C DwyerCyber Risk International
Paul C Dwyer
President of the ICTTF International Cyber Threat Task Force
Paul C Dwyer is an internationally recognised information security expert with over two decades experience and serves as President of ICTTF International Cyber Threat Task Force and Co Chairman of the UK NCA National Crime Agency Industry Group.
A certified industry professional by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) and the Information System Audit & Control Association (ISACA) and selected for the IT Governance Expert Panel.
Paul’s credentials include: • -Qualified Hacker • -SOX (SAS70) Auditor • -ISO 27001 Lead Auditor • -BS25999 / BCP Expert • -Forensic Investigator • -PCI DSS Specialist • -Prince2 Project Mgr • -ISO 38500
Originally a technical network guru, Paul’s career developed from IT Manager of a large legal firm to senior designer of the network operation centre’s for EuroControl (Air Traffic) in Luxembourg and communication hubs for Chevron Oil in Kazakhstan and Moscow.
He has worked extensively around the world and trained with such organisations as the US Secret Service, Scotland Yard, FBI, National Counter Terrorism Security Office (MI5), is approved by the National Crime Faculty and is a member of the High Tech Crime Network (HTCN).
As a successful serial entrepreneur he successfully built a number of security practices in the UK & Ireland and has worked with clients across many sectors including:
-Financial -Government – Public Sector -Telecommunications – Pharmaceuticals -Oil & Gas
Paul is a world leading Cyber Security GRC authority and provides advisory services to a number of organisations throughout the globe including Fortune 500, law enforcement, military (NATO) and recently presented on Cyber Threats to the UK DEFCOM at Westminster.
A prolific contributor to the industry and media, Paul is an expert public speaker and has authored a number of Executive Cyber Security GRC training courses.
Bill Kearney is Director of the IBM Ireland Lab, which develops world class Software and Services for IBM customers. Over the last decade he has managed significant growth and IP creation in the Lab and has been active in various University Research Collaborations, Irish Research Council and SFI Advisory Boards. Bill spent two years as the IBEC representative on the Irish University Quality Board and is currently on the Governance Board of the LERO research consortium. Current interests include promoting STEM in education and supporting ICT initiatives to increase the supply of needed industrial skills. Prior to IBM, Bill worked for Lotus Development Corporation, Wang Labs and General Electric Corporation. Bill holds Bachelor and Masters degrees from University of Limerick.
Diplomat, investor, entrepreneur, business mentor, speaker, philanthropist and author, Bill Liao co-founded the business social network service XING and is a venture partner at SOS Ventures, a global venture capital firm and investment management firm. Bill is a special diplomatic envoy for St Kitts and Nevis for sustainable development and the environment. He is also the founder of WeForest.org, an international not-for-profit organization combating global warming in the most natural way possible by sustainably and holistically reforesting previously degraded land – the organisation is approaching planting it’s millionth tree. Bill is also the Co-Founder of the Coder Dojo movement to assist young people to learn how to program. Bill is dedicated to the vision that business and enterprise, both commercial and social, conducted fairly and with respect for the environment, can and will create a better environment for work, life and the world that we all share. This vision is captured in his book: Stone Soup; a Secret Recipe for Making Something from Nothing. Additionally, Bill is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars speaking on social media and networking, entrepreneurship, how to make something from nothing, global warming and sustainability and development. Events he has spoken at include TED at Long Beach California, The Globe Forum in Stockholm Sweden, The London School of Economics and many others.
Ian is a long-time proponent of online technologies, and is the current chief experience officer and co-founder of cogneto.io. He is considered a thought-leader in the online services field (named in the ‘Top 100 Cloud Bloggers’ in 2011), and a judge in the SIAA CoDIE Awards for cloud service categories since 2012 and has pioneered the ideal of the customer-experience-led revenue generation. Ian’s area’s of expertise spans IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, Service Delivery and Product/Service management. When not finding ways to make user’s experiences with online services better, he’s a craft beer writer and serial podcaster.
Alan DevlineDot Invest
Alan Devlin is a pioneer in the digital media space, having set up and successfully exited a number of top digital business’ over the past 20 years. As commercial director of Webfactory he built the largest digital agency in Ireland which he exited in 2015 to found eDot Invest www.edotinvest.com a new digital industry VC / Incubator which has access to funds of over 20 million euro. Alan has been the recipient of a multitude of awards in the digital industry and has a number of other digital industry investments in both local and international markets.
Naoise Ó ConchubhairDetail.
Naoise Ó Conchubhair
Naoise is a multidisciplinary designer working across web, print and typographic design. He recently took on the role as senior digital designer at Detail. Design Studio. Previously he worked for Creative Inc where his clients included Bloomberg, Cartoon Saloon, Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and the Irish Film Board. Naoise began his career at web agency Arekibo. His work has been selected for a number of awards and publications. He is a past winner of the Young Designer of the Year Award at the Eir Spiders. In 2014 he worked on ‘Saoirse’ a custom drawn typeface used in the title sequence of Oscar nominated film Song of the Sea. Naoise is continually engaged with design education having given lectures and workshops at various events and institutions around the country. He is a graduate of the National College of Art and Design.
Noreen D’ArcyD’Arcy Marketing & PR
Noreen D’Arcy founded D’Arcy Marketing & PR in 1998. As owner of the company, Noreen has grown her business into an award – winning bi-lingual communications company offering a full range of Marketing & Public Relations, Digital Marketing & Social Media services. Supported by an experienced, enthusiastic, highly motivated and creative team, D’Arcy Marketing & PR is rapidly becoming a leader in the West of Ireland with an increasing number of high profile regional and national clients.
D’Arcy Marketing & PR provides results driven PR and Communications for a broad range of consumer and lifestyle clients, and handled the communications campaign for the successful Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture bid. Clients include TG4’s long running soap opera Ros na Rún alongside Irish language based organisations including RTE Nuacht, An Taibhdhearc Theatre, Udarás na Gaeltachta amongst others. In addition D’ARcy Marketing & PR specialises in PR for the tourism, hospitaality and consumer Sectors. The Team have experience in developing and managing PR and Event led campaigns for leading 4 and 5 Star hotels including Harvey’s Point Hotel, Donegal, The g hotel, Hotel Meyrick along with festival and events including the Galway Food Festival and Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival.
President of the Intenatinal Skal Club of Galway, Noreen D’Arcy is a board member of the HSE West Arts Trust, former board member of Macnas and participates in many of Galway’s leading business forums. Noreen is also a former member of the Ireland EGovernment Awards Judging Panel.
Passionate about the Irish language, the arts, sport, heritage and culture, Noreen D’Arcy and her team at D’Arcy Marketing & PR thrive on creating innovate PR an d communications campaigns in both traditional and digital media which deliver successful results for their loyal client base. www.darcymarketingandpr.ie.www.darcymarketingandpr.ie.
Philippe Brodeur is the CEO and Founder of Overcast (www.overcasthq.com). Overcast is a weather condition. It’s also the first cloud based video asset management platform designed for professionals who are sick and tired of wrestling to store, share, distribute and most importantly collaborate on video content.
Philippe has 25 years’ experience working in TV and online video. He started his career in London with the BBC before moving to Ireland in the late 90s to help launch TV3. In 2007 he founded TV3.ie and went on to build a number of digital video platforms for broadcasters, telecom operators, media publishers and brands. Clients he’s worked with include UEFA, LG, RTÉ, Irish Times, Dragons’ Den, Apprentice, Masterchef, Rugby World Cup, Setanta, MCD, Magnet Networks and Aertv.ie.
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