8 - 18.30 | OCT 26TH RDS DUBLIN 🇮🇪 +35315138650

1 Day Schedule

RDS Industries Hall, Dublin, Ireland

THURSDAY OCTOBER 26TH

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PRODUCT & INNOVATION STAGE
PRODUCT & INNOVATION STAGE
OPENING SESSION
09:45 - 10:00
WORKSHOP
OPENING SESSION
09:45 - 10:00
TIME
09:45 - 10:00
LOCATION
Product and Innovation Stage
TAGS
Workshop, sales
SPACE CAPACITY
150

The only road on the future of insurance is Insurtech.

But what is that road made of?

And where are the oportunities in a fintech branch that atracted $1.7Billion in 2016?

The presentation is assembled so that topics and a brief explanation about them is presented followed by an imediate Q&A session on them, instead of the tradicional "talk, and questions in the end"

The aim is to maintain a certain flow and envolvence of the crowd making sure it´s more of a chat than a lecture.

Innovation at Home
10:00 - 10:30
Innovation at Home
10:00 - 10:30
TIME
10:00 - 10:30
LOCATION
Product and Innovation Stage
TAGS
Design, hardware, translation

We interact with products on a daily basis and build them into our lives. We wear technology. We talk technology and it steams into our very personal networks. We bring 4 companies on stage who look at making an impact on the synergy between communication, technology and how we create our own sense of identity.

Panelists:

Hussain Ahamed , Founder of MainTool

Brend Kouwenhoven, Co-founder of Travis Translator

Elias Suliman, Startup Program Manager at Teamleader CRM

Michael Nolan, CPO at eShopWorld

Leveling up your business: IoT integration
10:00 - 10:30
Panel
Leveling up your business: IoT integration
10:00 - 10:30
Panel
TIME
10:00 - 10:30
LOCATION
Product and Innovation Stage
TAGS
Design, hardware
SPACE CAPACITY
150

Panel Description

IOT means sensors and sensors mean data – the emergent key currency of 21st century society. How can businesses engage with IOT technology in the best possible fashion? What are the dos and don’ts of this area?

Panel Host


 John Staunton
John Staunton
CEO of Countr POS Netherlands
An entrepreneur based out of Amsterdam, with a focus in the areas of Near Field Communications (NFC), Electronic Cash Registers (ECRs) / Point of Sales (POS) customer loyalty, customer analytics & business intelligence.

Panelists:


 Charlie Sheridan
Charlie Sheridan
Director, Internet of Things (IoT) research Lab at Intel Corporation
Charlie is the Director of Internet of things (IoT) systems research Lab in Intel Labs Europe.
 Cedric Giorgi
Cedric Giorgi
Director of Special Projects of Sigfox | France

Migration of Journalism Methods
10:40 - 11:10
Fireside 1 on 1
Migration of Journalism Methods
10:40 - 11:10
Fireside 1 on 1
TIME
10:40 - 11:10
LOCATION
Product and Innovation Stage
TAGS
Journalism
SPACE CAPACITY
150

Fireside Description

Our two panelists discuss: Migration of Methods - How journalism is adapting to the 21st century new media scene

Panelists:


 Mark Little

Mark Little
Journalist and Entrepreneur
Journalist and entrepreneur. Founded @Storyful. Worked at @Twitter. Learned my craft at @RTEnews.

 Amanda Connolly

Amanda Connolly
Digital Editor Newstalk
Editor of Newstalk FM & Dublin Globe Ireland

Matt Tarczynski - Woodpecker
11:20 - 11:30
Questions Time (AMA)
Matt Tarczynski - Woodpecker
TIME
11:20 - 11:30
LOCATION
Product and Innovation Stage

The Rulebreakers: People-powered innovation
11:40 - 12:10
Panel
The Rulebreakers: People-powered innovation
11:40 - 12:10
Panel
TIME
11:40 - 12:10
LOCATION
Product and Innovation Stage
SPACE CAPACITY
150

Panel Description

Sometimes all the hard work in the world just doesn't achieve success, this is where innovators step in. This panel will contain Founder and C-level professionals who have changed their market through tech.

Panel Host


 Niamh Bushnell
Niamh Bushnell
Founder Tech Ireland
Now with: @TechIreland - mapping Irish innovation. Was: Dublin Commissioner for Startups. Believe: in Ireland as an Innovation Nation. Angel @ERoundtable

Panelists


Thimo V. Schmitt-Lord, MBE
Thimo V. Schmitt-Lord, MBE
CEO of Bayer Foundations Germany
Impact investor, Innovation Enthusiast, CEO at Bayer Foundations
Frieder Kühne
Frieder Kühne
Head of Business Development | Mimi
At Mimi he works to build strategic partnerships to promote the integration of Mimi's unique sound and hearing test technology into partner products.

Mitte Smart Water 10 Minute AMA
12:20 - 12:30
Mitte Smart Water 10 Minute AMA

This is how you scale up in Europe
12:40 - 13:10
Panel
This is how you scale up in Europe
12:40 - 13:10
Panel
TIME
12:40 - 13:10
LOCATION
Product & Innovation Stage
TAGS
Panel, Startup, Growth
SPACE CAPACITY
150

Description

This panel aims to address this big question by asking, more specifically, how do/did panelists address the specific needs of their EU-country market, and how did/do they overcome any challenges along the way.

Panel Host:


 Bogdan Ceobanu
Bogdan Ceobanu
Policy Officer @ Startup Europe of European Commission
Policy maker and entrepreneur creating value by approaching problems from an interdisciplinary perspective using new technologies.

Panelists:


 Linda Griffin
Linda Griffin
Co-Founder European Tech Alliance | Global Head of Public Affairs at King
Linda runs the Public Affairs team for King and a founding member of the European Tech Alliance.
 Hugo Marshall
Lisa Steigertahl
Startup Consultant
Policy Expert and Startup Consultant with previous experience in European Startup Network
 Simon Deeny
Simon Deeny
Partner of Eagle Point Partners
Responsible for Global Finance (ECM, DCM, Leveraged Finance & Derivative solutions) origination in banking and before that was responsible for 220 sales executive in markets at HSBC. Simon has sold all markets products over his 20 year career.

OnStage Music
13:20 - 13:40
OnStage Music
13:20 - 13:40

Open Networking time
13:50 - 14:20
Stage open for attendee networking
Open Networking time
13:50 - 14:20
Stage open for attendee networking
TAGS
Workshop, sales

Machine Learning + Robotics: Take advantage of AI
14:30 - 15:00
Panel
Machine Learning + Robotics: Take advantage of AI
14:30 - 15:00
Panel
TIME
LOCATION
Product & Innovation Stage
TAGS
Design, hardware, translation
SPACE CAPACITY
150

Fireside Description

The mention of AI often causes polarized reactions, with many of society’s deeper fears exhibited in the process. Where does current AI stand and what can we expect over the next short while? Similarly, how can businesses use recent developments in AI to their advantage?

Panelists:


 Sami Kuusela
Sami Kuusela
Co-Founder Underhood Finland

Startup evangelist, entrepreneur, columnist, journalist.

 Pritam Basu

Pritam Basu
Co-Founder Boseman Group

London based Entrepreneur, CEO, Founder with a keen interest in Machine Learning

 Silviu Preoteasa

Silviu Preoteasa
Chief Architect of Travel Open Partnership | Ireland

Question Time 03
15:10 - 15:20
Question Time 03

The promise of Big Brand: How to cultivate adoption and message
15:30 - 16:00
Panel
The promise of Big Brand: How to cultivate adoption and message
15:30 - 16:00
Panel
TIME
15:30 - 16:00
LOCATION
Product and Innovation Stage
SPACE CAPACITY
100

Description

This panel is concerned with corporate identity and scale. As brands grow, their identities often change along with their position in the market. How to keep your brand relevant and help to ensure continued growth?

Panel Host:


  Amal El Alami

Amal El Alami
Founder Evntify

360° Communications Specialist | Social Media Professional | Speaker | Blogger

Panelists:


 Ken Robertson
Ken Robertson
Advertising Director at Paddy Power Betfair
An award-winning marketer experienced across a broad range of roles, brands and international markets. The creative force behind numerous iconic global marketing campaigns.

Hugo Marshall
Account Director at Shazam United Kingdom

Work smart, Achieve more
16:10 - 16:40
Panel
Work smart, Achieve more
16:10 - 16:40
Panel
TIME
16:10 - 16:40
LOCATION
Product and Innovation Stage
SPACE CAPACITY
100

Description

This panel discusses efforts to improve productivity and create viable company culture, through new and innovative approaches to work.

Panel Host


 Matt Tarczynski
Matt Tarczynski
CEO at Woodpecker.co
Matt is the one who has good ideas which could be turned into great companies. He’s human first, CEO next – and that’s what our whole team values about him the most.

Panelists:


 Gordon O'Neill
Gordon O'Neill
CEO of GoldfishIreland
Goldfish.ie is a new generation of telecoms company that is helping thousands of businesses reduce their telecoms’ costs by moving them from a traditional telephone system, to a cloud-based service.
Niklas Jansen
Niklas Jansen
Co-Founder Blinkist
Niklas is the Co-founder of Blinkist, a bite-sized-learning service that condenses knowledge from great nonfiction into powerful little packs.
Syd Lawrence
Syd Lawrence
CEO of The Bot Platform
Syd is co-founder and CEO of We Make Awesome Sh and has over 14 years experience working with cutting edge technology.

Pitch Battle Finals
17:00 - 17:30
Pitch Battle Finals
17:00 - 17:30

Pitch Battle Description

Our international pitch battle is the grand finale of UPRISE. Five Irish startup founders clash here with five international startups' delegates over three rounds to battle for the favor of the audience. Our audience is our jury and their verdict will determine the winner - earning honor, exposure and a great prize sponsored by Stripe.com!

Pitch Battle Host:


John Staunton
CEO of Countr POS Netherlands

Team Green:


Paul Canavan
CEO of InvizBox

Privacy Made Easy! We make a range of devices that make it easy for you to protect your privacy and security online.

Ronan Kelly
CEO & Founder of Bepsoke Choice

Digitising hotel wedding sales/management for the modern couple.

Garrett Cassidy
Co-founder & CEO of Trezeo

Financial stability for the self-employed.

Thomas Behan
CEO, Founder of Natosoft

Natosoft is a cloud based business management solution. Helping businesses move operations online.

Brian Halligan
Co-Founder at Trupe App

Trupe is a new shared experience app that does away with followers, to deliver an open, real-time pulse of what is happening around you.

Team Overseas:


Ewelina Robaczek
CoFounder & CEO Vouchery.io

vouchery.io is a data-driven Promo Management platform to create smarter and more efficient discount, referral & coupon programs.

Rebecca Frankel
CEO of Hello Peers

Team-building for the Millennial Age. We use AI to generate optimal teams for university students to do projects & solve real-world problems.

Yoshinori Kawamura
CEO of bloo vision

bloo is a binocular training system utilizing customized children’s games to treat lazy eye focusing on an age between 3 to 8 years old.

Chris De Herdt
Founder of Parkle

Platform as a service for citizens to share parking spots between neighbours to benefit their friends.

Tegan Spinner
CEO and Founder of Lokalist ApS

We have developed a unique bidding system allowing us to capture the difference in value between buyers and sellers of used items.

Closing Session
17:30 - 17:45
Closing Session
17:30 - 17:45

FINTECH & ENTREPRENEURSHIP STAGE
FINTECH & ENTREPRENEURSHIP STAGE
How to handle and make the most out of your big data
10:00 - 10:30
Talkshop
How to handle and make the most out of your big data
10:00 - 10:30
Talkshop
TIME
10:00 - 10:30
LOCATION
Fintech & Entrepreneurship Stage
TAGS
Big Data, Analysis, EU
SPACE CAPACITY
100 People

Talkshop Description

A talkshop is a tips and tricks session whereby we discuss the practicalities of Big Data and how to manage it. Upcoming changes in data handling and personal control over data management and how we as businesses deal with it is a very prominent issue to tackle.

Panel Host


 Sabina Ciofu
Sabina Ciofu
Policy Advisor of European Parliament Belgium
Liberal, feminist, troublemaker. Attempting to write a PhD, while working at @Europarl_en. Hopefully known for @GWCBxl @YPDigitalPolicy @BrusselShapers

Panelists:


 Sherif Elsayed-Ali
Sherif Elsayed-Ali
Head of Technology and Human Rights of Amnesty International
Normally head of technology & human rights @AmnestyTech, momentarily director of global issues at @Amnesty. http://medium.com/@sherifea .
 David Burke
David Burke
VP Engineering of Datahug
David is a driven technical leader, experienced in building and motivating teams to apply cutting edge technology to achieve an an outstanding customer experience.

Enterprise Ireland
10:40 - 10:50
Questions Time (AMA)
Enterprise Ireland

Question Time with Enterprise Ireland
10:40 - 10:50
Questions Time (AMA)
Question Time with Enterprise Ireland

Questions Time 2
11:00 - 11:10
Questions Time 2

Beyond the Bank: Transparency and service
11:30 - 12:00
Panel
Beyond the Bank: Transparency and service
11:30 - 12:00
Panel
TIME
11:30 - 12:00
LOCATION
Fintech & Entrepreneurship Stage
TAGS
Panel, Fintech, Banking, Digital, transactions
SPACE CAPACITY
100

Description

Digital Banking is evolving into a collection of services and customer focused products that move beyond the traditional paradigm of a 'bank'. With more intense regulations and an attention paid to security of data and personalisation what is the next evolution for a customer oriented financial transaction system?

Panel Host:


 Mahoney Turnbull
Mahoney Turnbull
Partnerships: Early Stage Growth of Crowdcube
Mahoney believes no startup ecosystem can exist isolated and cross-pollination is essential to survival and growth. She hails from New Zealand with a background in TechLaw.

Panelists:


 Joao Reginatto
Joao Reginatto
Director of Product Europe at Circle
I help teams build and ship great technology products to customers. Director, EU Product & Operations @Circlepay. MBA @EMLyon.
anna boden
Anne Boden
CEO at Starling Bank
Founder & CEO at Starling Bank. Incredibly passionate about changing the way people interact with their Bank and to make better decisions with your money.
 Eddie Dillon
Eddie Dillon
Director of Innovation of KBC Bank Ireland
Eddie Dillon is Director of Innovation for KBC with responsibility for digital transformation and innovation.

OnStage Music
12:10 - 12:30
OnStage Music
12:10 - 12:30

Questions Time 3
12:40 - 12:50
Questions Time 3

Secret Advocates: Why support growing companies
13:10 - 13:40
Panel
Secret Advocates: Why support growing companies
13:10 - 13:40
Panel
13:10 - 13:40
LOCATION
Fintech & Entrepreneurship Stage
SPACE CAPACITY
100

Panel Description

How to convince startups and small-scale businesses to keep their unique identity without sacrificing profitability or ability to scale.

Panel Host


 Melissa Marijnen
Melissa Marijnen
Founder of Professional Rebel Netherlands
My personal mission and biggest interest is to learn from professional rebels; people who dare to challengebusiness-as-usual and change the status-quo of their industry or their expertise for the better.

Panelists:


Rory O'Connor
Rory O'Connor
CEO and Founder at Scurri
Scurri powers online delivery options that meet individual customers needs, decreasing purchase abandonment, increasing customer satisfaction and significantly improving the customer lifetime value.
 Steven O'Gara
Steven O'Gara
Senior Economic Development Officer at Dublin City Council
Part of the economic development Team for Dublin City Council, supporting the Economic Development and Enterprise SPC.
 Tom Early
Tom Early
HPSU Start Department Manager at Enterprise Ireland
Strategic assessment; financial planning; due diligence; fund raising; bank & 3rd party investor negotiations; trainer on strategy and finance; change management; event management

The surprising uses of Blockchain
13:50 - 14:20
The surprising uses of Blockchain
13:50 - 14:20
TIME
13:50 - 14:20
LOCATION
Fintech & Entrepreneurship Stage
SPACE CAPACITY
100

Panel Description

This panel will discuss the impact of Blockchain in unexpected areas.

Panelists:


 Jörg von Minckwitz
Jörg von Minckwitz
CEO and Co-Founder at Bitwala
CEO and co-founder of Bitwala, he is responsible for the vision, investor relations, PR, and the acquisition of new customers.
Lory Kehoe
Lory Kehoe
Deloitte EMEA Blockchain Lab Lead of Deloitte
Lory has been heavily involved in blockchain technology and innovation in the FinTech and RegTech areas and is Deloitte’s Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Blockchain lab lead.
Aleks Nowak
Aleks Nowak
Chief Operations Officer of BlockEx
Aleks is a former Army officer with broad multi-disciplinary management expertise. A founding member of the UKDCA, he regularly speaks on Bitcoin to both commercial and consumer audiences.

Roundtable Sessions
14:30 - 15:00
Pre-booked Roundtable Session with: Tenderscout, Dublin City Council
Roundtable Sessions
14:30 - 15:00
Pre-booked Roundtable Session with: Tenderscout, Dublin City Council
TIME
14:30 - 15:00
LOCATION
Fintech & Entrepreneurship Stage
TAGS
Public Procurement, Public Policy
SPACE CAPACITY
100

Description

Our Roundtable Sessions consist of 1 company or group meeting a maximum of 6 pre-booked attendees. Multiple sessions will occur at this time on the Fintech & Entrepreneurship Stage

Roundtable Host - Tenderscout


Tenders are a #growthhack
Tenderscout will discuss how technology and machine learning can level the government procurement playing field by giving SMEs competitive insights that usually only large corporates have. Public Procurement has huge potential for smaller businesses and Tenderscout will discuss exactly how to best leverage these opportunities.

Roundtable Host - Dublin City Council


How can Cities Retain Talent?
Dublin City Council recognizes that talent retention is a major concern, not only for business but also for the entrepreneurship and innovation fabric of our city. They are seeking to engage with sectoral leaders and stakeholders to assist in identifying possible programs and policy initiatives. This Roundtable is an opportunity to assist in developing a public policy response to a significant threat to the competitiveness of Dublin City.

The Ripple Effect: Cybersecurity Impact on business behaviour
15:10 - 15:40
The Ripple Effect: Cybersecurity Impact on business behaviour
15:10 - 15:40
TIME
15:10 - 15:40
LOCATION
Fintech & Entrepreneurship Stage
SPACE CAPACITY
100

Panel Description

What should a company look out for when assessing cybersecurity risks? How recent hacking of companies such as HBO has affected the industry. How can we be sure that a business we work with has secure control over its data.

Panel Host:


 Ian Ellis
Ian Ellis
Director of Microsoft Startup Growth Partners
Ian Ellis is a Director at Microsoft Startup Growth Partners, working with high performing emerging technology companies.

Panelists:


 Neil Costigan
Neil Costigan
CEO of Behaviosec Sweden
Technology commercialisation, product management, security software engineering & architecture, Cryptography, Software development.
 Said Kenj
Said Kenj
Head of Accounts UK/I of Cyberlytic
Millennial with interests and background in IOT, blockchain, IT security and artificial intelligence.
 Donal Kerr
Donal Kerr
Co Founder / COO of 4Securitas
Donal is a cross-functional legal, policy and business expert with years of experience researching, developing and leading global policies, enforcement practices and processes, and trust and safety initiatives.

Question Time 03
15:50 - 16:00
Question Time 03

Building Trust in Transaction & Scale
16:10 - 16:40
Panel
Building Trust in Transaction & Scale
16:10 - 16:40
Panel
TIME
16:10 - 16:40
LOCATION
Fintech & Entrepreneurship Stage
SPACE CAPACITY
100

Panel Description

This panel will focus on companies’ efforts to appease and appeal to clients and investors as they grow and expand. This is made more complicated by the emergence of new technologies and digital methods, which is often very different from that which came before it.

Panel Host


 Sally Eaves
Sally Eaves
Emergent Technology CTO
Business & Digital Strategist | FinTech | Intrapreneur | Speaker and Author

Panelists:


 Sara Green Brodersen
Sara Green Brodersen
Founder & CEO of Deemly
Entrepreneur and rapidly rising thought leader within the global sharing economy.
 James Butland
James Butland
Head of Payments Europe of Airwallex | United Kingdom

Question Time 04
16:50 - 17:00
Question Time 04

INVEST & RECRUIT STAGE
INVEST & RECRUIT STAGE
Mentor & Networking Space
10:00 - 10:30
Mentor & Networking Space
10:00 - 10:30
TAGS
Workshop, sales

When to sell your Baby (company)
10:40 - 11:10
Panel
When to sell your Baby (company)
10:40 - 11:10
Panel
TAGS
Design, hardware, translation

Migration of Money: Brexit and the impact of Politics
10:40 - 11:10
Panel
Migration of Money: Brexit and the impact of Politics
10:40 - 11:10
Panel
TAGS
Design, hardware, translation

Migration of Money: Brexit and the impact of Politics
10:40 - 11:10
Panel
Migration of Money: Brexit and the impact of Politics
10:40 - 11:10
Panel
TAGS
Design, hardware, translation

When To Sell Your Baby
10:40 - 11:10
When To Sell Your Baby
10:40 - 11:10
TIME
10:40 - 11:10
LOCATION
Investor and Recruitment Stage
SPACE CAPACITY
100

Panel Description

This panel is all about knowing when to let go. Investors and founders alike need to know when a product or business has reached selling point - but the key question is ‘when’?

Panel Host:


 Lourda Sexton
Lourda Sexton
Communications and Content Manager of KBC Bank
Twelve years global experience across journalism, communications and content.

Panelists:


 Rouven Dresselhaus
Rouven Dresselhaus
Managing Partner of Cavalry Ventures
Founding and Managing Partner of Cavalry Ventures and contributes his expertise in strategic decision making.
 Moritz von der Linden
Moritz von der Linden
CEO of CRX Markets AG Germany
Entrepreneur Specialties: Business building, sales and general management, startup funding
 Ami Ben David
Ami Ben David
Managing Partner of SPiCE VC
SPiCE VC, Co-founder/Managing Partner. Disrupting the world of venture capital with the Blue Blockchain

The Obsolete VC?: The Crowd, ICOs and Ethereum
11:20 - 11:50
The Obsolete VC?: The Crowd, ICOs and Ethereum
11:20 - 11:50
TIME
11:20 - 11:50
LOCATION
Investor and Recruitment Stage
SESSION TARGET AUDIENCE
Investors, Startups, Banking, Fintech
TAGS
Panel, Fintech, ICO, Investment
SPACE CAPACITY
100

Panel Description

Panel on crowdfunding and tech investment developments. With the rise of platforms such as Kickstarter and GoFundMe, the arena for investment has shifted substantially. Are VCs still relevant? Have Ethereum and Blockchain models the ability to fully supersede all that came before? Where do we go from here for our funding needs?

Panel Host:


Carl Petrou
Carl Petrou
Co-founder of PandaPay
From successful health platform as Wellbeing In the City, to running CoderDojo coding clubs for kids in London, he is now developing PandaPay which solves the social awkwardness of split payments of your restaurant bills, Carl loves to get involved.

Panelists:


Emanuele Francioni
Emanuele Francioni
Founder of Web3 Ventures | Netherlands
Leading international multidisciplinary teams in delivering complex World-class award-winning projects with an uncommon common sense.
 Darren Westlake
Darren Westlake
CEO Crowdcube
A serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years’ experience in the internet and telecoms industries, Darren launched and exited two companies before starting Crowdcube with Luke Lang in February 2011.
 Andrey Nayman
Andrey Nayman
CEO of Investment in Blockchain solutions
Blockchain investor and evangelist with vast experience in M&A and company leadership.

Marketing Roundtables
12:00 - 12:30
Roundtable book-in sessions
Marketing Roundtables
12:00 - 12:30
Roundtable book-in sessions
TAGS
Design, hardware, translation

Investor Burn Session
12:40 - 13:10
Special Session
Investor Burn Session
12:40 - 13:10
Special Session
TIME
12:40 - 13:10
LOCATION
Invest & Recuit Stage
SESSION TARGET AUDIENCE
Startups, Investors, community
TAGS
Special session, panel
SPACE CAPACITY
100

Description

4 Investors sit on a Dragon Den Style panel. They give their assessment of 3 pre-investment companies pitch and profile. This is a no bullshit evaluation to help the companies focus their pitch, deck and profile.



Panel Host


 Oliver Harris
Oliver Harris
Head of In-Residence of J.P. Morgan United Kingdom
Innovation | Strategy | Design Thinking | Startups | Co-creation | VC | Ex-Tony Blair Associates, WEF, and Accenture

Panelists:


 Aman Ghei
Aman Ghei
Principle Orange Growth Capitall
Aman joins Orange Growth Capital in January 2017 from Nordeus, one of Europe’s leading mobile game developers, where he started their London studio and was a product manager for new titles and Top Eleven, a game played by 150m users.
 Edouard Gaussen
Edouard Gaussen
Associate White Star Capital
At White Star, we invest in the most ambitious entrepreneurs on both sides of the Atlantic and support them from our offices in London, New York and Montreal.
Nicola McClafferty
Nicola McClafferty
Investment Director at Draper Espirit
Specialties: Venture Capital, Media, Consumer Internet, Ecommerce, Retail and Online Fashion
 Yannick Oswald
Yannick Oswald
VC at Mangrove Capital
Work with great people. Design and implement smart strategies. Innovate. Learn. Have fun.

History in the making: UNL and the start of their ICO
13:20 - 13:30
History in the making: UNL and the start of their ICO
TAGS
Design, hardware, translation

People First, Market Second
13:40 - 14:10
People First, Market Second
13:40 - 14:10
TIME
100
LOCATION
Investor and Recruitment Stage
SPACE CAPACITY
100

Panel Description

Although investment is often all about profit, it would be foolish to ignore the humanitarian aspect of entering business. When does talent supersede the bottom line when making such decisions? This panel discusses how business owners and investors balance financial and other priorities when investment occurs. Or do they?

Panel Host


 Daniel Karpantschof
Daniel Karpantschof
CEO and Co-Founder of Copenhagen Industries
Daniel Karpantschof until January 2017 served on the White House’ and US Department of State’ Council of Experts for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. He is currently building Copenhagen Industries, an arms manufacturer for special effects production.

Panelists:


 Harry Davies
Harry Davies
Head of Regional Programmes of Wayra UK
run the Acceleration Programmes at Wayra UK, Telefonica's start-up accelerator. Since 2012, Wayra has invested in more than 700 early-stage technology start-ups across the UK, Germany, Spain, and Latin America.
 Yannick Oswald
Yannick Oswald
VC at Mangrove Capital
Work with great people. Design and implement smart strategies. Innovate. Learn. Have fun.

Roundtable Sessions
14:20 - 14:50
Roundtable Sessions
14:20 - 14:50
TAGS
Design, hardware, translation

The Future of Labor
15:00 - 15:40
Fireside 1on1
The Future of Labor
15:00 - 15:40
Fireside 1on1
TIME
15:00 - 15:40
LOCATION
Investor and Recruitment Stage
SPACE CAPACITY
100

Fireside Description

This panel discusses automation of work and threats to current/future labour markets. Machines will soon replace large quantities of the traditional labour force, with many raising concerns about this displaced human capital. What is the future of work? Is it basic income for all? Or are there other solutions? How can HR and tech combine to create solutions to this real and growing issue?

Fireside Panelists:


 Angelique Mohring
Angelique Mohring
Founder & CEO at GainX Inc.
An award winner for work in STEM and is currently a nominee as one of Canada's most influential women.
 Mike Reilly
Mike Reilly
Partner of Sadlier Reilly Capital
Partner in Sadlier Reilly Capital a venture capital provider focused on the development of early stage technology companies.

Networking and Mentoring Time
15:50 - 16:20
Networking and Mentoring Time
15:50 - 16:20

Directing the Funnel of Talent to the Workplace
16:00 - 16:30
Panel
Directing the Funnel of Talent to the Workplace
16:00 - 16:30
Panel
TIME
16:00 - 16:30
LOCATION
Investor and Recruitment Stage
SPACE CAPACITY
100

Panel Description

Raw talent comes in many forms, and with many conditions. A key aspect of this is its ‘rawness’. This panel focusses on those who work to nurture talent, to incorporate it within company structures and with a keen eye on the future needs of marketplaces. How best to identify and harness this talent?

Panel Host


Giustina Mizzoni
Giustina Mizzoni
Executive Director of CoderDojo
Holds a Msc in Management (Innovation in Social Enterprise) from Dublin City University, a MA in International Politics & Human Rights from City University London and a BA in History and Political Science from University City Dublin.

Panelists:


 Emma Tracey
Emma Tracey
Co-Founder & Managing Director at Honeypot
Co-founder of Honeypot. Previously co-founded Lifa Communications in Johannesburg.
 Gavin O'Brien
Gavin O'Brien
Chief People Officer of Teamwork.com
Gavin is an Occupational Psychologist and has 20+ years of experience of International Talent Management & Development in Technology, Pharmaceuticals and the FMCG sectors.
 Caroline McAniff
Caroline McAniff
Head of Recruitment & Employer Branding of EY
Chief People Officer of Teamwork.com Her role in EY is to strategically lead and consistently change the EY Recruitment function which includes a team of talented recruiters who hire Graduate and Experienced talent.

CULTURE AND BEAT STAGE
CULTURE AND BEAT STAGE
Mentor & Networking Space
10:00 - 10:30
Space for Meetings and More
Mentor & Networking Space
10:00 - 10:30
Space for Meetings and More
TAGS
Design, hardware, translation

Slaves to the Algorhythm?
10:40 - 11:10
Panel
Slaves to the Algorhythm?
10:40 - 11:10
Panel
TIME
10:40 - 11:10
LOCATION
Culture and Beat Stage
TAGS
Social Media, Music Promotion

Panel Description

Panel on music promotion in 2017, the increasing power of gatekeepers such as Facebook/Google and why we need to establish a free and uninhibited information flow between artist and fan.

Panel Host:


 Edmund Turbin
Edmund Turbin
Sales Engineer of WP Engine
Over the past ten years he has built websites with content management systems and has held technical roles in media, publishing and ad tech in New York City.

Panelists:


 Rory Kenny
Rory Kenny
CEO of JAM
Prior to JAM, Rory held leadership positions in London where he worked at StrategyEye, Orange France-Telecom & finally TripAdvisor where he led global business development & mobile partnerships driving audience growth to 500M installs.
 Andreas Mahringer
Andreas Mahringer
Co-Founder & CEO of Record Bird
Working on a free, automated & uninhibited information flow in music.
 Vincent Favrat
Vincent Favrat
CEO of Musimap
CEO of Belgian music cognitive technologies company Musimap, Co-Founder of Just Temptation - leader of film music investment in continental Europe.

Music Onstage
11:20 - 11:40
Music Onstage
11:20 - 11:40

Clover Hogan 10 Minute AMA
11:50 - 12:00
Question Time (AMA)
Clover Hogan 10 Minute AMA

 Clover Hogan
Clover Hogan
Communications and Marketing at Leaders’ Quest
she has led social media campaigns, produced thought-provoking short films, given TED-type talks across Southeast Asia, and is on her way to attaining a BA in Environmental Studies.

Building Diversity in Company Culture
12:10 - 12:40
Building Diversity in Company Culture
12:10 - 12:40
TIME
12:10 - 12:40
LOCATION
Culture and Beat Stage
SPACE CAPACITY
100

Panel Description

Diversity is a loaded term. Heralded by many as both obligatory and exciting, the introduction of new viewpoints and ideas goes hand in hand with diversifying company culture. Sometimes, however, the term loses its significance when tossed around. How to build diversity within your company, without losing the impact of such a move.

Panel Host


 Melinda Jacobs
Melinda Jacobs
Founder at Clustr
Is an entrepreneur and user experience expert specializing in changing behavior through play and games.

Panelists:


 Carrie Osman
Carrie Osman
Chief Provocateur & Founder of CRUXY&CO
Relentless energy & fierce provocation are what Carrie is know for in the worlds of Tech & FinTech. This is the ethos that imbues CRUXY&CO, of which Carrie is founder & Chief Provocateur.
 Marie Therese Shortt
Marie Therese Shortt
Visual Intercultural Communication of Shortt Design
She runs her own graphic design studio, Shortt Design, providing graphic and web design services to national and international customers.

Pitch your Job and Culture
12:50 - 13:20
Pitch your Job and Culture
12:50 - 13:20
TAGS
Design, hardware, translation

Question Time 02
13:30 - 13:40
Question Time 02

Music Onstage
13:50 - 14:10
Music Onstage
13:50 - 14:10

That Billion Dollar Industry: Explore ESports
14:20 - 14:50
Panel
That Billion Dollar Industry: Explore ESports
14:20 - 14:50
Panel
TIME
14:20 - 14:50
LOCATION
Culture and Beat Stage
TAGS
Panel, Esports, Gaming, Europe
SPACE CAPACITY
100

Panel Description

This is our first exploration into the world of Esports. ESports consist of a variety of video games, for which you need nimble fingers and a fast brain to succeed. Just as with traditional sports, fans follow teams, watch matches and even attend cup finals, cheering on their favourite stars from around the world. Our panelists explore the rise of this near billion dollar industry.

Panel Host


Sebastiaan Heijne
Sebastiaan Heijne
Founder GameEye
Sebastiaan Heijne is Dutch entrepreneur with 20 years of e-commerce experience and a lifetime of passion for technology. Esports fan and supporter

Panelists:


Liam harrington
Liam Harrington
CEO of UNILAD
Liam Harrington is a British entrepreneur, public speaker and Chief Executive Officer of news platform UNILAD
Benedikt Kraus
Benedikt Kraus
VP Global, Media Network ESL @ ESL - Turtle Entertainment
ESL is the world's largest and oldest ESports organization, with over 4.5 million subscribed members.

Reality of Business: Highs, Lows, Stress, Culture and is it worth it?
15:00 - 15:30
Talkshop
Reality of Business: Highs, Lows, Stress, Culture and is it worth it?
15:00 - 15:30
Talkshop
TIME
15:00 - 15:30
LOCATION
Culture and Beat Stage
SPACE CAPACITY
100

Panel Description

Terms such as burnout proliferate in today's high-octane business environment. With the rise of mental health awareness initiatives, perhaps it is time to reevaluate entirely our attitude to work. This panel asks a simple question, one which has a very complicated answer: is it all worth it?

Panel Host


 Jenni Schwanenberg
Jenni Schwanenberg
Chief Product Officer at Werkerapp.com
Her job involves creating new businesses in the digital industry, sometimes with corporates, sometimes without them.

Panelists:


 Bas Snippert
Bas Snippert
Stress Expert & Leadership coach of Optimize Me Netherlands
Bas helps entrepreneurs, leaders and professionals in fast growing companies to move beyond their (inter)personal obstacles.

Lauren Perkins
CMO& co-Founder FlyFit
A serial entrepreneur, author, speaker, and CMO known for creating high-performing teams and helping companies achieve aggressive growth goals.

Question Time 03
15:40 - 15:50
Question Time 03

Bringing your Music and Movies to the Masses
16:00 - 16:30
Bringing your Music and Movies to the Masses
16:00 - 16:30
TIME
16:00 - 16:30
LOCATION
Culture and Beat Stage
TAGS
Cultural Promotion
SPACE CAPACITY
100

Panel Description

Panel discussing effective marketing strategies from creative arts' POV. All about strategies for indie musicians and filmmakers to gain industry traction and global reach

Panel Host


 Dylan Owens
Dylan Owens
Founder of UPRYZR: RISING ARTISTS & CREATORS
Dylan Owens is the founder of www.UPRYZR.com an online incubator, showcase and marketplace for the entertainment industry.

Panelists:


 Donal Scannell
Donal Scannell
Founder of Born Optimistic
A connector, enabler, maker and manager who spans tech, culture, media and business.
 Julie Ryan
Julie Ryan
Founder & Producer of MK1 Productions | Ireland
John McCallion
John McCallion
Music Marketing, Brands & Sync Consultant at John McCallion | Ireland
Experienced Music Consultant & Supervisor with a demonstrated history of working in the music, advertising, TV and film industries.

Personalisation in Music and Service
16:40 - 17:10
Panel
Personalisation in Music and Service
16:40 - 17:10
Panel
TIME
16:40 - 17:10
LOCATION
Culture and Beat Stage
TAGS
Music Tech

Panel Description

We live with music. We fall in love with music and it travels with us wherever we go. The progression of technology allows for music services to learn and adapt to our needs before we know we realise it. Services are adapting to evolve and integrate service at the core of supplying music to the end user. But where does this road lead?

Panel Host


 Alan Swan
Alan Swan
Director of Music of RTÉ
Project Management • Strategy • Curation • Play-listing • Editorial • Data Analysis • Market Analysis • Partnerships • Innovation • Production • Trend forecasting • Content Licensing

Panelists:


 Rich Robinson
Rich Robinson
Vice President Warner Music & Entertainment
 Phil Moore
Phil Moore
VP Northern & Southern EMEA at Deezer
Responsible for all business, operations and customer relationships in Northern and Southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, assuming full P&L control of the region.
 Jon Davies
Jon Davies
Director, Music Partnerships at Shazam
Head up Shazam's Music Partnerships in the UK, working with some of the worlds leading global entertainment companies and brands.
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WORKSHOP SPACE
WORKSHOP SPACE
We Need More Mischief and Whimsy
10:30 - 11:30
Techstars' Managing Director offers a workshop on the importance of humour to a product
We Need More Mischief and Whimsy
10:30 - 11:30
Techstars' Managing Director offers a workshop on the importance of humour to a product
TIME
We Need More Mischief and Whimsy
LOCATION
Dodder Suites
HOST
Eamonn Carey
TAGS
Branding, Marketing, Product
SPACE CAPACITY
50

We need more mischief in this world of perfectly-shot hot dog legs and my-life-is-so-perfect status updates. Where is the Monty Python of mobile or the South Park of social?

Whimsy, humour and mischief are all incredibly powerful ways to grab people's attention. From Medium's brilliant release notes to ridiculous 404 pages right through to Cat Facts apps or shipping your enemies glitter, people are starting to see the massive engagement that making someone smile can deliver.

This session will look at concrete examples of whimsical UI and UX, mischief in marketing and look at how people are using humour as a means of user acquisition, engagement and retention.

How to get your brand in the press – PR Masterclass with PHA Media
11:45 - 12:45
PR Workshop with leading London-based PR Company
How to get your brand in the press – PR Masterclass with PHA Media
11:45 - 12:45
PR Workshop with leading London-based PR Company
11:45 - 12:45
PHA Media
Public Relations, Media, Marketing
50 - 80 people

PHA Media, a leading independent London PR agency, will deliver a masterclass on PR in the RDS' Dodder Suites from 11:45 to 12:45. This workshop is suitable for businesses of all sizes, from startups to multinational corporates. The session will include tips on how businesses can identify the best stories within their company and generate quality, impactful media coverage. It will also showcase example of press and its impact on SMEs, as well as discussing in detail methods of driving sales and downloads. The PHA Media team are keen to debunk tired PR myths and explain how the media industry truly works. This one is not to be missed! For more info on PHA Media, check out their website

Investor Clinics
13:00 - 14:00
Private Office Hours with Investors
Investor Clinics
13:00 - 14:00
Private Office Hours with Investors

"THE PERFECT YOU FOR THE PERFECT JOB" by Stelfox
14:15 - 15:15
"THE PERFECT YOU FOR THE PERFECT JOB" by Stelfox
14:15 - 15:15
TIME
14:15 - 15:15
LOCATION
Dodder Suites
TAGS
Professional Development, Personal Development, Job Hunting
SPACE CAPACITY
50

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE SUMMARY


1.0 Does happiness matter in finding the PERFECT JOB? Here we examine what influences people's decision to chose a new job and how this has an effect on getting the perfect job.
2.0 How do you Design and Build the ‘PERFECT YOU’: Here we discuss what the 'perfect you' might be, and explore how your personal development can help you land your perfect job
3.0 The practicalities of finding the PERFECT JOB: Here we will focus on the CV and interview, outlining the biggest issues and solutions, based on extensive feedback from our tech clients and Recruitment Consultants. CV discussions will include - 8 problems and their 8 solutions Interview tips will include: What goes wrong and how to present the perfect you
4.0 PERFECT JOB Opportunities in Ireland: This section will focus on the talent landscape in Ireland, as well as current job opportunities and trending sectors/verticals

Getting the Valuation Right: Science + Art + Magic
15:30 - 16:30
Emrah Yalaz conducts a Workshop on how to best find investment
Getting the Valuation Right: Science + Art + Magic
15:30 - 16:30
Emrah Yalaz conducts a Workshop on how to best find investment
TIME
15:30 - 16:30
LOCATION
Dodder Suites
HOST
Emrah Yalaz
HOST DETAILS
Product. Scaling product team. Quant software. Investing. Teaching. Consulting.
SPACE CAPACITY
50

We will cover common misconceptions, address recurring founder mistakes, and build a valuation case that can drive your investment negotiations. Specific techniques include intrinsic, comparable and option valuations approaches.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 26TH