Judges

2017 eirSpiders Judges

Phil Cottier

Ipsum Marketing
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Phil Cottier

Title
CEO Ipsum Marketing

Core Competency
Strategic planning, client services, B2C and B2B, acquisition and retention campaigns,  M & A

Experience
25 years

Past Experience
Phil has over 25 years of global advertising experience and he has worked for some of the world’s biggest advertising agencies. As European MD of Omnicom/Publicis, he developed global brands as well as negotiating numerous mergers and acquisitions. His client list includes Amex, Coca Cola, Gallagher’s SAB Miller, 3M and the UK Government. He joined Acorn Dublin in 2010 as the CEO and helped grow the company to be one of the largest integrated agencies in Ireland, with clients  such as Dell and Google. Acorn was acquired by Epsilon one of the worlds largest digital networks and Phil acted as CEO for EMEA integrating the Epsilon story of “big data and creative” to global clients. Currently Phil runs a brand consultancy Ipsum helping clients add creativity to

John Montayne

Lecturer in Digital Media Design at IADT
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John Montayne

John Montayne

John is a graduate of the National College of Art & Design with a degree in Industrial Design and a European Masters in Interactive Multimedia from DIT and The London College of Print. John has been lecturing at the Institute of Art Design and Technology for over 14 years in areas including Web Design, User Experience Design, Authoring Environments and Responsive Design. Over the last number of years John has been applying his practice to research with projects through Enterprise Ireland. Projects have included iPhone Interface Development and Design, Online Academic research management toolkits, HTML5 Video Integration utilising JavaScript event Frameworks, and an E-Learning Language Gamification Tool. John is also involved in the Centre for Creative Technologies & Accessibility.

Richard O Headhra

Ervia
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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.

Peter Brabazon

Specialisterne Ireland
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Peter Brabazon

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

Adaptive
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Brendan Cannon

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

KrishnaDe.com
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Krishna De

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.

Ask Krishna your social media marketing questions at www.Facebook.com/KrishnaDe, join her on Google Plus at www.CircleKrishna.com and connect with her on www.Twitter.com/KrishnaDe

Robert Farrell

Digital Marketing Academy of Ireland
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Robert Farrell

Robert Farrell, Course Director, the Digital Marketing Academy of Ireland

Robert believes that eLearning is transforming education just as digital has transformed marketing. As director of the Digital Marketing Academy of Ireland, Robert ensures that students are up to date with the latest industry trends and practices. Robert speaks at conferences & masterclasses around Europe  and he previously worked with the Digital Marketing Institute and Dublin Business School.

Bill Kearney

IBM
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Bill Kearney

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.

Bill Liao

CoderDojo
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Bill Liao

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 BERGIN

Cogneto
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IAN BERGIN

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 Devlin

eDot Invest
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Alan Devlin

Alan Devlin

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 Conchubhair

Detail.
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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’Arcy

D’Arcy Marketing & PR
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Noreen D’Arcy

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

Overcast
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Philippe Brodeur

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.

To know more:

www.overcasthq.com

philippe@overcasthq.com

@philippebrodeur

http://ie.linkedin.com/in/philippebrodeur