Digital Workshop Speakers
Colin Meagle serves as Group CEO of the Continuum Media Group. The Continuum Media Group consists of five companies (Continuum, APP.Laud, BXP Software, Trilabyrinth and Tribe Digital) which serve as specialist pillars of digital media, apps, eLearning and operations applications software world-wide. With a number of offices in Ireland and the US and close to 100 staff, the group provides digital strategy services and growth tactics with complete technical fulfilment capacity from everything from websites to CRM systems, apps to eLearning software, games to social intelligence services. Clients include Disney, Volkswagen, Dixons Carphone, Marvel, Kingspan, Zed Candy, and Ladbrokes. 2016 also saw the group initiate a pioneering VR development program as part of their R&D activities with APP.laud. Their work has garnered a large number of major awards both in Ireland and the US including the Kentico Global Website of the year award for “Best Customer Success” for their work with Carphone Warehouse.
Colin also serves as chairman and investor to a number of tech start-ups, financial and social transactional based organisations throughout Europe and the US. Colin was recently awarded a Fellowship by the Irish Computer Society and has been officially recognised as one of the Tech 100 Irish entrepreneurs over the last number of years including 2016.
Lisa is an experienced marketer with over 14 years' experience in the Irish telecommunications industry. Lisa began her career working for Shopdirect, now Littlewoods Ireland. Since moving into the telecommunications industry, Lisa has held senior marketing positions with Meteor, TalkTalk Direct and Three.
Lisa joined eir in 2012, and currently sits on the management team as leader of the marketing team for eir Business with overall responsibility for the marketing strategy including planning, brand development and marketing communications for small business, enterprise and government markets.
Iris has worked with major technology led multinationals and telcos and has had a very successful career working in digital marketing in eir Business since 2009.
She transitioned into her current role with the company in 2013 as Head of Digital, where she is responsible for e-commerce, digital marketing and omni-channel support for business customers.
Before joining eir, Iris held Senior Marketing positions at IKEA and Vodafone.
Anthony Quigley is an entrepreneur and business leader with the vision and drive to change the way we learn. He works with educational stakeholders – employers, trainees, universities and recruiters – to develop the way education is delivered, creating career-oriented learning programs in areas where there is a skills shortage.
As the founder and director of a number of successful businesses including Digital Marketing Institute, Code Institute and 3XE Digital, he brings vision and passion, along with 30 years of experience, to creating and developing successful businesses. He is also a senior board-level advisor to venture companies and start-ups.
Anthony’s focused understanding and commercial understanding of how digital technologies are transforming the business world and learning environment has led him to be regular contributor to press, TV and radio discussions. He is a well traveled, international speaker on topics such as education, startups, entrepreneurship and business growth.
Louis Grenier is the founder of Slices. They are a team of consultants based everywhere in the World, helping businesses to get more conversions and grow their profits online.
They talk to people to understand what they really think and feel. They use authentic & respectful digital marketing that speaks to your audience (not to shareholders or competitors).
Shane Curtin co-founded VROOM Digital in April 2012. Fast forward 4 years, today VROOM work with clients of all sizes delivering leads, enquiries and sales directly from websites - SEO, PPC and Social advertising form their core offering. Having delivered International SEO and AdWords campaigns for SME’s in multiple languages, coupled with delivering results locally on Google.ie, today his team consists of a core bunch of ex Googlers, building out profitable campaigns that deliver ROI.
Through their work partnering with other Irish Web Agencies and delivering real results for former winners of the Eir Spiders, VROOM has grown to become one of the stand out success stories of the Google Partner programme. Shane has built up a bank of detailed knowledge on how best to market your SME online with over 10 years’ experience delivering results within Search and Social advertising.
Ross graduated from University College Cork in 2013 and went straight into the world of start-ups.
He is the co-founder of Readia; a digital media company that creates online publications in the user generated content space. Pundit Arena (www.punditarena.com) is the company's first publication.
Launched in November 2013, Pundit Arena now has 2.1 million + monthly users across 100+ countries and 400+ writers on the platform.
Chupi is a multi-award winning jewellery brand founded in 2013 by former Topshop designer Chupi Sweetman-Durney. Irresistibly drawn to “wild and natural things” Chupi’s signature aesthetic includes casting from real feathers and leaves, creating a delicate fine jewellery collection made for your inner magpie.
Positioned in the affordable luxury market and export driven with fans around the world from London to Tokyo, everything is designed, manufactured and finished in Ireland.
Strategy, digital marketing, segmentation, positioning and pricing are the cornerstones of Coman’s professional expertise. He has driven growth in start-ups and blue-chip multinationals in local, European and global marketplaces. Coman has a diverse sectoral experience covering web-based businesses, consulting, franchising, property, renewable energy and medical devices & diagnostics.
Coman began his career as a freelance web-designer, before managing the online activities for Franchise Direct and MyHome.ie. On completion of his MBA Coman joined Johnson & Johnson in 2005, where he held a sequence of marketing roles of increasing responsibility (European Pricing Manager, Marketing Manager UK, Group Marketing Manager UK & Ireland, EMEA Marketing Director) in the Medical Devices & Diagnostics sector. Latterly Coman has worked as a digital marketing consultant helping clients develop and realise meaningful online strategies Coman heads up the digital strategy team at Continuum providing insight and growth strategies for their portfolio of clients.