Speakers

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    • Eoghan Murphy- Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government

      Eoghan Murphy- Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government 

      Eoghan Murphy TD is the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government. Before being appointed to Cabinet, he served as the Minister of State at the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, with special responsibility for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement.He is a member of Fine Gael and represents the constituency of Dublin Bay South. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 2011, and was subsequently re-elected in 2016. Between 2009 and 2011 he served as a Councillor on Dublin City Council for the Pembroke-Rathmines ward.

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    • Eamon Ryan - TD & Green Party Leader

      Eamon Ryan – TD & Green Party Leader Leader of the Green Party, Comhaontas Glas in Ireland

      Eamon Ryan was elected to represent Dublin Bay South in the 2016 General Election. He currently sits on the Communications, Climate Action and the Environment and the Budgetary Oversight Committe. He was born in Dublin and raised in Dundrum and Dartry. He studied commerce in UCD before taking a job managing a marketing course in the university’s School of Business. He went on to found a cycling tourism company, Irish Cycling Safaris, in the late 1980's and in 1996 won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. The business still trades successfully as Cycling Safaris. He was t...

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    • Martin Colreavy - Principal Advisor, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

      Martin Colreavy – Principal Advisor, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht 

      Martin is the Principal Advisor/Chief Architect in the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and is head of business for Built Heritage, Architectural Policy and Strategic Infrastructure. He has specific responsibility for National Built Heritage Policy and Planning, Built Heritage Capital Investment Funding, the Government Policy on Architecture Implementation programme, National Landscape Strategy and bodies such as the Heritage Council and Waterways Ireland. Previously within the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government (DEHLG), he was involved in various poli...

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    • Fiona Higgins - Batik artist

      Fiona Higgins – Batik artist 

      Fiona Higgins paints Donegal landscapes on silk using the batik process. She is inspired by the changing colours of the seasons and the rugged and unspoilt landscape. Her batiks give a feeling of calm and relaxation to the home. Her work has been presented to Prince Charles and she has been featured on Nationwide.     Title: Environment and imaginary Synopsis: My journey as an artist, the development of my work. About the link between the environment, my interpretation of the environment and architecture. How architects in Donegal have be...

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    • Paula Thornton - Pension Consultant/Business Manager, CPAS (CIF Pension Administration Services)

      Paula Thornton – Pension Consultant/Business Manager, CPAS (CIF Pension Administration Services) 

      Paula Thornton has over 25 years’ experience workings in pensions both in Ireland and the UK and is currently Pension Consultant/Business Manager for CIF Pension Administration Services (CPAS), a company she joined in 2000.  Her initial role with CPAS was as a senior pension consultant for CERS, a master trust arrangement for executives and staff in the construction sector.  Paula managed a large portfolio of corporate and individual CERS clients with both Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution members.  Paula’s current role with CPAS is to promote and develop CPAS as a one stop shop providi...

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    • David Conway - Chief Executive Officer, Limerick Twenty Thirty

      David Conway – Chief Executive Officer, Limerick Twenty Thirty 

      David Conway is Chief Executive Officer of Limerick Twenty Thirty DAC and charged with delivering the single largest programme of investment in real estate outside of Dublin. The Limerick native is former CEO of the National Sports Campus Development Authority. A former teacher, MBA graduate and Project Manager, David was previously involved with the developments and operations of Sports Facilities at the National Sports Campus including the National Aquatic Centre and National Indoor Arena, University of Limerick as their Sports Administrator; as Head of Sports at Dublin City University

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    • James Pike - Chairman, Architect/Urban Designer , OMP Architects

      James Pike – Chairman, Architect/Urban Designer , OMP Architects 

      James Pike was a founder partner in Delany Mac Veigh and Pike, which was set up in 1964. He has played a major role over more than 40 years in urban planning and housing in Ireland, but has also been involved in major educational, office, retail, hotel and industrial projects, and in projects in the UK and North Africa.He has played a continuing role in the RIAI since the 1960’s culminating in the presidency for 2006 – 2007.  He is currently Chairman of the Irish Architecture Foundation and a founding member of the Urban Forum.He is a founding member of th...

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    • Roisin Hanley- Director, Roisin Hanley Architects Ltd.

      Roisin Hanley- Director, Roisin Hanley Architects Ltd. 

      Roisin Hanley is a Director of a young innovative practice based in Dublin. The firms works to create contemporary designs in juxtaposition with the conservation of our national heritage. Work carried out by Roisin Hanley Architects Ltd. has been in the commercial, residential, educational and healthcare sectors.

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    • Seán Fitzgerald - Solicitor, Holmes O'Malley Sexton

      Seán Fitzgerald – Solicitor, Holmes O’Malley Sexton 

      Sean specialises in health and safety and dispute resolution / litigation. As well as currently studying for a Diploma in Health and Safety Law, Sean has recently acted on behalf of a number of clients in successfully defending prosecutions brought by the HAS and HIQA. He regularly advises on health and safety procedures and advises employers on their interactions and dealings with the HSA. He also provides bespoke training sessions at board, senior management and general employee level on their obligations under health and safety legislation and conducts health and safety audits. He recent...

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    • Conor Hanniffy - Programme Manager for the Deep Retrofit Pilot Progamme, SEAI

      Conor Hanniffy – Programme Manager for the Deep Retrofit Pilot Progamme, SEAI 

      Conor Hanniffy is an engaging and experienced speaker with a passion for implementing solutions that help move Ireland to a cleaner energy future. Conor manages SEAI’s Deep Retrofit Pilot Programme, an innovative €21.2m multi-annual pilot programme to upgrade inefficient older housing to a minimum A3 rating. Conor has over 20 years project management experience in mechanical, manufacturing and energy sectors within the public and private sector. Conor holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Project Management.   Topic: Housing continues to pose one of th...

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    • Dr Conan O'Ceallaigh - Post-doctoral Researcher, National University of Ireland Galway

      Dr Conan O’Ceallaigh – Post-doctoral Researcher, National University of Ireland Galway 

      Dr Conan O'Ceallaigh is a Post-doctoral Researcher working with the Timber Engineering Research Group at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Conan obtained his PhD from the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2016 while investigating the use of Irish-grown timber in the manufacture of engineered wood products. Conan is currently working on the DAFM funded, WoodProps project, focused on characterising Irish-grown timber species for the development of European standards related to wood quality and grading. Conan is also focused on the manufacture and structural design of C...

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    • Gerard Mahon - Head of Development Land,  BV Commercial Real Estate Advisors

      Gerard Mahon – Head of Development Land, BV Commercial Real Estate Advisors 

      Gerard Mahon is currently Head of Land Sales with BV Commercial based in the West of Ireland covering a broad spectrum across the entire country. Gerard has spent his entire career specialising in land sales across Ireland and has been involved in many high profile transactions over the past ten years.     Title: Developing Rural and Regional Ireland – A future prospect Synopsis: This presentation looks at the future of development in rural and regional Ireland and reviews the prospects for same. It will seek to answer questions around th...

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    • Bob Cummins - Founder & Director, Sodak Ltd

      Bob Cummins – Founder & Director, Sodak Ltd 

      Bob Cummins is one of the UK’s leading practitioners in behavioural science within health and safety, founder and director of Sodak and author.  Bob has over two and half decades of construction experience and ten years of learning and practising behavioural science to help construction companies in the UK, Ireland and overseas to improve their performance, health & safety, leadership, employee wellbeing plus much more.       Title: How Behavioural Science is Helping to Build the New Children’s Hospital Safely Synopsis: ...

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    • Dr. Alan Hore - Lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology

      Dr. Alan Hore – Lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology 

      Dr. Alan Hore is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 15 years industry experience mainly in the UK.  He is currently Head of Quantity Surveying in the School of Surveying and Construction Management in the Dublin Institute of Technology and has over 20 years of experience in education and research. He is a co-founder of the Construction IT Alliance in Ireland and currently sits on the National BIM Council of Ireland. Alan was the Principal Investigator on the Enterprise Ireland funded BIM Innovation Capability Programme 2016-2018 that helped shape the recently published National BIM Counci...

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    • Rob Fox - Founder & CEO, Site Passport Ltd.

      Rob Fox – Founder & CEO, Site Passport Ltd. 

      Rob Fox is a chartered engineer with 20 years’ experience at one of the largest main contractors in Ireland. In 2016 Rob established Site Passport, a digital marketing and compliance platform designed specifically for construction. Site Passport aims to optimise its customers solutions using technologies such as AI and Blockchain.   Title: Construction Technology. ...

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    • Paul O’Donnell - Director and founder, Irish Heat Pump Association

      Paul O’Donnell – Director and founder, Irish Heat Pump Association 

      Paul O’Donnell is the Managing Director of Unipipe(Irl) Ltd., in Bray (distributors for Nibe AB Sweden, manufacturers of heat pumps and associated energy systems) and also a founder and director of the Irish Heat Pump Association. Originally a heating contractor, Paul fitted his first heat pump in 1985 and also pioneered the use of floor heating systems in Ireland. Unipipe sell German manufactured multi-layer pipe systems for floor heating, plumbing and industrial applications and have been selling Nibe products in Ireland since 2001. Now Nibe have many thousands of units in operation in homes...

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    • Deirdre Nagle - Senior Planning Lawyer, Mason Hayes & Curran

      Deirdre Nagle – Senior Planning Lawyer, Mason Hayes & Curran 

      Speaker bio: ‘Deirdre is a Senior Planning Lawyer leading the Planning and Environmental Law practice in Mason Hayes & Curran. Deirdre has acted in numerous High Court, Commercial Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court matters as well as before the Court of Justice of the European Union. Deirdre regularly acts in oral hearings before An Bord Pleanála. Deirdre advises in relation to the preparation of applications for consents including advising from the outset of a project, attendance at pre-application meetings with An Bord Pleanála, advising on Environmental Impact Assessment and Ap...

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    • Stephen Clarke – Specification Sales Engineer, Pro-fast

      Stephen Clarke – Specification Sales Engineer, Pro-fast 

      Stephen Clarke is a technical & business driven professional, having extensive experience in Europe, United States and the Middle East developing and managing the business growth of several SME’s. He now covers the Island of Ireland and his professional focus is to share the technical and innovative options of fasteners & fixtures, to as many project management, structural engineers, consultants, Quantity Surveyors & Senior management in the Construction & Engineering World.   Title: Use of structural mechanical & chemical anchors

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    • Darren Isaacson - Head of Legal , Mercury Engineering

      Darren Isaacson – Head of Legal , Mercury Engineering 

      Hons BA HistPol (Trinity), Dip Legal Studies (DIT), Dip Commercial Law (Law Society of Ireland), Qualified Solicitor (Law Society of Ireland), Postgrad Dip. Construction Law and Contract Administration (Trinity), Certificate of Business Accounting (CIMA) Darren trained and worked as a solicitor in Arthur Cox, qualifying into the corporate department in 2007 and later moving to the construction department. Darren also worked in Vodafone on secondment for a six-month period during this time. In 2011 Darren moved to ESB as a senior commercial solicitor, working with various business units incl...

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    • Maurice Buckley - Chairman , Office of Public Works

      Maurice Buckley – Chairman , Office of Public Works 

      Maurice Buckley has took up the role of executive Chairman of the Office of Public works (OPW) in December 2016, after serving ten years as Chief Executive Officer of the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI). The OPW manages one of the largest Property portfolios in the State providing and sourcing accommodation for Central Government Departments and Agencies. With responsibility for an estate of over 2000 public buildings including offices, Garda stations, public offices, and cultural institutions all of which are being progressively retrofitted and upgraded to current best pract...

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    • Emma Spierin - Urban Designer, Conroy Crowe Kelly Architects and Urban Designers

      Emma Spierin – Urban Designer, Conroy Crowe Kelly Architects and Urban Designers 

      Emma is an urban designer with a background in architecture. She has a broad experience in both public and private sector; ranging from mixed-use masterplanning in China to influencing public policy through her work with Crossrail 2 in London. Emma has a specialist interest in housing density and is currently practicing in Dublin.   Title: Reconciling a Societal Need for Density with a Personal Desire for Space Synopsis: My talk will assess the current housing demand and proposed targets. I will ar...

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    • Orla Hegarty - Course Director for the Professional Diploma, DIT

      Orla Hegarty – Course Director for the Professional Diploma, DIT 

      Orla Hegarty B.Arch. MRIAI RIBA is Course Director for the Professional Diploma (Architecture). This post-graduate programme is the final professional examination for architectural graduates leading to entry to the 'Register for Architects' in Ireland.Orla was previously in architectural practice in Ireland, UK and France and began contributing to the UCD Professional Practice programme in 1998, before becoming Course Director in 2004. She has been an examiner for the RIAI Professional Practice Examination (1996-2003), she was actively involved in the RIAI Board of Architectural Education (199...

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    • Aisling Norton - Project Manager, Irish Rail

      Aisling Norton – Project Manager, Irish Rail 

      Starting my career in the Railway in 2010, I gained experience of Mechanical Engineering within my roles of Engine Maintenance Planner and Personal Assistant to the Chief Mechanical Engineer. I have studied to become a qualified Project Manager with this being my first major project. I am currently extending my knowledge across the business as a Continuous Improvement Specialist while studying BSc Railway Operations Management     Title: 22000 Intercity Interior Refurbishment Programme Synopsis: The 22000 Intercity Fleet for Irish Rail, c...

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    • exhibitor - Antonio Blasco Cerrada  - SysAdmin & Zend PHP Deployer , Malta Public Transport

      Antonio Blasco Cerrada – SysAdmin & Zend PHP Deployer , Malta Public Transport 

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    • Thomas Dunne , Head of the School of Surveying & Construction DIT

      Thomas Dunne , Head of the School of Surveying & Construction DIT 

      Tom Dunne is a chartered surveyor and  Head of the School of Surveying  & Construction Management at the Dublin Institute of Technology. Following 10 years in practice Tom has been lecturing  since the 1980s in topics related to property valuation and  taxation. Tom  is a past president of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland  and was Chair of the Irish Property and Facility Managers Association.  Tom chaired the Private Residential Tenancies Board ( now RTB) from 2004 to 2009 and  has been commenting on issues related to housing and residential property for 20 years in the media....

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    • Conor Molloy - Director, Authentic Energy Management Services

      Conor Molloy – Director, Authentic Energy Management Services 

      Conor Molloy, is an independent energy advisor with an MSc in Energy Management and Renewable energy from University of Ulster, he is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Measurement & Verification professional (CMVP) and trainer for ISO50001. He has trained over 100 ESOS Lead Assessors in Transport Energy Auditing, led the publication of EN 16247-4 Europe’s transport energy audit standard and contributed to ISO50004. Since 2005, Conor’s has been helping business save fuel and manage their energy use for profit and reduced emissions.  Accepted as a member ...

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    • David Duffy-  Director, Property Industry Ireland (PII)

      David Duffy- Director, Property Industry Ireland (PII) 

      Before joininig PII, Dr. Duffy was senior research officer at the Economic and Social Research Institute working in the economic analysis division and was an editor of the ESRI’s Quarterly Economic Commentary from 2011. His main area of research was in the housing market. Dr. Duffy previously held positions with the Chamber of Commerce of Ireland and Fitzpatrick Associates, the Dublin based economic consultants.

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    • Mark Lohan - Director ,Brooks Group

      Mark Lohan – Director ,Brooks Group 

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    • Pablo Levi - Regional Specification Engineer for Scotland, NI and the RoI, Lindapter International

      Pablo Levi – Regional Specification Engineer for Scotland, NI and the RoI, Lindapter International 

      Pablo Levi is an enthusiastic Structural Engineer with experience in both the Construction and Oil & Gas industries who heads up Lindapter International’s business in the RoI and Scotland.  His professional focus is technical innovation in steelwork connections that allow construction professionals to provide steelwork connection solutions beyond traditional bolting and welding methods.   Title: Innovation in Steelwork Connections and Sustainable Construction Synopsis: The construction industry currently produces three times more waste than a...

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    • Justin Treacy - Director, RKD Architects

      Justin Treacy – Director, RKD Architects 

      Creative Director with 30 years international experience, specialising in Strategic Workplace Consultancy and Interior Architecture. Has had a progressive career with extensive experience in Strategic Real Estate Portfolio advice and designing and delivering projects for blue chip clients in The UK, MENA, US, Australia and mainland Europe.Since joining RKD in 2011 Justin has built and leads the Workplace Team as a sister brand to the main practice, RKD Interiors, and together with his Team has delivered nearly One million sqft of Workplace fitout in 2017 including the One Microsoft Campus in S...

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    • Alena Chikurnikova - Interior Designer, Founder & CEO, AlenaCDesign

      Alena Chikurnikova – Interior Designer, Founder & CEO, AlenaCDesign 

      Alena is Interior designer of ambitious and fast-growing studio AlenaCDesign. She specialises in Contemporary interiors and works with Residential and Commercial Clients Nationwide. Alena uses her background in engineering, management and consultancy to find the best Individual approach and make each project unique just as every Client’s Personality/ Brand. Her Interior design, Spatial design and Lighting design received many positive testimonials from Clients all around country. Title:  How to Hire right Contractor Synopsis: Having a project to finish, ...

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    • David Hill - Chief Operating Officer, Virgo Construction Ltd.

      David Hill – Chief Operating Officer, Virgo Construction Ltd. 

      David Hill has two academic qualifications, Building Surveying and Construction Management, two professional qualifications, Licentiate member of the Institute of Clerk of Works and Construction Inspectorate (LICWCI) and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB). David’s’ 24-year career in the construction industry commenced as a Carpenter & Joiner apprentice in the early 90’s.   Title: The Role of the Clerk of Works Within the Construction Industry Synopsis: Who the Clerk of Works and Construction Inspectorate are, how l...

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    • Gerard Gibney - Business Development Manager, Coface UK & Ireland

      Gerard Gibney – Business Development Manager, Coface UK & Ireland 

      Gerard is an insurance professional with over 15 years’ experience in the industry and holds the ACII qualification (CII flagship qualification in insurance). Gerard advises some of Irelands leading businesses on their credit exposures and assists with the provision of credit insurance to mitigate against this exposure.   Title: Credit Insurance – Assisting Manufacturers to grow their export markets and trade safe

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    • Mark Boyle - Landscape Architect, Murray & Associates

      Mark Boyle – Landscape Architect, Murray & Associates 

      Mark ​Boyle ​is a qualified Landscape Architect, commencing practice in 1998.  He joined ​Murray ​& Associates, Landscape Architecture in 1998, and has been a director ​of the practice ​since 2008.​In parallel with practice, Mark was engaged as a tutor and guest lecturer in ​the Landscape Architecture program in University College Dublin. He has worked on a wide variety of projects, including ​ design of​ award-winning ​urban  spaces, public parks,​greenways, campuses, residential developments, business and commercial spaces and many others in Ireland and in the UK, Europe and the Middle E...

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    • Tony Day – Executive Directive, International Energy Research Centre (IERC)

      Tony Day – Executive Directive, International Energy Research Centre (IERC) 

      Tony is the Executive Directive of the International Energy Research Centre (IERC), based at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Ireland. The €20M funded IERC is a partnership between government and industry to undertake innovative research in integrated energy solutions, focussing on demand side issues and energy efficiency. Prior to this he was Energy Services Director at TEAM (EAA Ltd), having  worked for 20 years at London South Bank University (LSBU) in teaching and research. At LSBU he set up the Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings (CEREB), a research, demonstratio...

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    • Michele Hallahan - Sustainability Advisor, Trinity College Dublin

      Michele Hallahan – Sustainability Advisor, Trinity College Dublin 

      Michele Hallahan, MSc, ALCM, LEED AP, began her career at Trinity College Dublin and has worked in the environmental and sustainability sector, both in the United States and in Europe.  The president of Eco-Logic, an environmental and sustainability consultancy based in Dublin Ireland, she incorporates green building and systems thinking into her work with clients, such as Trinity College Dublin. She obtained her qualification in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) in 2009 and has participated in the sustainable design of LEED certified buildings, such as the Dell Children’...

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    • Brian Cleere - Managing Director, CURO Project Consulting

      Brian Cleere – Managing Director, CURO Project Consulting 

      Brian Cleere is a Chartered Engineer and trainer with strong client-side project management expertise and 30 years experience in projects. A former managing partner at Fahy Fitzpatrick Consulting Engineers Brian is a certified project manager and PMO specialist and has gained a wide range of experience in projects and programmes across several sectors from construction to financial services.  With this experience Brian set up CURO Project Consulting to assist businesses run their projects with maximum efficiency through the implementation of a project management office (PMO)   ...

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    • Seamus Hoyne – Development and Public Engagement Manager, LIT

      Seamus Hoyne – Development and Public Engagement Manager, LIT 

      Mr. Seamus Hoyne is an experienced manager with 20 years’ experience in energy, education, and flexible learning environments. Principle Investigator for the Superhomes 2.0 project investigating optimisation of air source heat pumps. He manages a team of 12 staff in the LIT Development Unit

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    • Cori Calvert - CEO, Glas Éireann Solutions

      Cori Calvert – CEO, Glas Éireann Solutions 

      Glas Éireann Solutions was founded by Cori Calvert. In her previous role as Managing Director of the United States Federal Government Natural Resources Conservation Agency she has spent twenty years gaining experience in the environmental market leading State of California as well as the Caribbean. She possesses practical knowledge of the most up to date technological advancements in the environmental and energy conservation fields.     Title: The role of an ESCO in Installing Green Energy Improvements Synopsis: What is an ESCO and how do...

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    • Enda McGuane - Managing Director, Winters Property

      Enda McGuane – Managing Director, Winters Property 

      Enda McGuane is a highly experienced senior manager with over 20 years’ experience across a broad range of industries in both the Private and Public Sector. He is currently the MD of Winters Property one of irelands largest Property Management business’s. He is a Chartered Surveyor and RICS registered valuer and is also an external examiner in GMIT.     Title: Build to Rent/Collective Living Developments – Scaling development to manage costs! Synopsis:  Ireland has traditionally had high levels of home-ownership, however the most recent c...

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    • Karl Deeter - Head of client advice at Advisors.ie

      Karl Deeter – Head of client advice at Advisors.ie 

      Karl Deeter is the Compliance Manager (PCF 12) at Irish Mortgage Brokers, a company he co-founded in 2004. He is also the head of customer advice in Trinity Accountants and Financial Advisors to a firm of accountants and auditors. He is the co-author of a best selling book called 'This book is worth €25,000' which came out in September 2017 by Gill Books, co written by Charlie Weston of the Independent. Karl writes two national weekly columns on finance, one for The Sun and  the other for the Sunday Business Post, in the past he was co-contributer to a segment on RTE Radio 1 called 'Talk...

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    • Brian Montayne - Manager, ESB eHeat

      Brian Montayne – Manager, ESB eHeat 

      Brian Montayne, Manager, ESB eHeat - Brian has been with ESB for 27 years since graduating from University College Dublin as an Electronic Engineer. He has held numerous technical, project and senior management positions across ESB Group, including Corporate Communications Manager and Retail Energy Trading & Regulation Manager. Currently with Smart Energy Technologies, ESB Innovation, he is leading work on a key pillar of ESB’s strategy, the Decarbonisation of Heat

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    • Dominic O’Shaughnessy - Tax Associate, William Fry Tax

      Dominic O’Shaughnessy – Tax Associate, William Fry Tax 

      Dominic is a Tax Associate at William Fry Tax and is a member of the Irish Tax Institute (CTA). He is also a Chartered Engineer (CEng) having worked previously as director of engineering of a multi-disciplinary engineering firm. He uses his tax and engineering/construction knowledge to advise developer and construction related clients in maximizing claims for capital allowances on development projects. He has also achieved post graduate qualifications in project management and town planning and has written a number of articles published in the Engineers Journal and the CIF Construction Magazin...

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    • Fiona Cormican - New Business Director, Clúid Housing

      Fiona Cormican – New Business Director, Clúid Housing 

      Fiona has over 18 years’ experience in the delivery of social housing projects in a senior management capacity. She currently holds the position of Director of New Business with Clúid Housing, Ireland’s largest housing association with a portfolio of assets in excess of €600 million and a three year new business pipeline of projects of over half a billion euro. As well as responsibility for the strategic direction and management of Clúid as part of the Executive Management team, Fiona has overall responsibility for the delivery of Clúid’s current social housing development programme and the Ne...

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    • Catherine Healy - Occupational Hygiene Consultant, Shorcontrol Safety

      Catherine Healy – Occupational Hygiene Consultant, Shorcontrol Safety 

      Catherine Healy completed her PhD in Occupational Hygiene in 2014. Her research focused on the characterisation of occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica amongst restoration stonemasons. She is currently working with Shorcontrol Safety as a consultant to industry and has extensive knowledge and experience of exposure assessment in many occupational environments.     Title: Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) Exposure in the Construction Sector Synopsis: High exposure tasks, health hazards and controls to reduce exposure to...

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    • Michael Clarke - Managing Consultant, LogiKal Projects

      Michael Clarke – Managing Consultant, LogiKal Projects 

      Michael Clarke is one of the leading people in his field of technology integration for Project Planning and Controls. He has spent the last number of years in the UK implementing management systems on some of the world’s largest and most complex infrastructure projects. Part of his role for LogiKal is to identify and develop strategically important or disruptive innovations to improve project intelligence, quality, productivity and profitability for major projects. Michael is currently the Pre-Construction Approvals Manager and Advisor to the enabling works for the Central and North Section...

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    • Eileen Murphy - Statistician, Central Statistics Office (CSO)

      Eileen Murphy – Statistician, Central Statistics Office (CSO) 

      Eileen Murphy is a Statistician in the Central Statistics Office (CSO). During Census 2016 she had responsibility for managing the processing operation and producing various Thematic Publications. Prior to the CSO she worked in both the Departments’ of Finance and Social Protection. She is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).   Title: Census 2016 Results Synopsis: Some of the key findings from the recent Censu...

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    • John Hynes - Head of Safe Access, Fixfast Ltd

      John Hynes – Head of Safe Access, Fixfast Ltd 

      John has been involved with Safe Work at Height for around 18 years, in this time he has worked for product manufacturers and distributors, as well as for contractors.  This breadth of experience has provided a great insight into how the SW@H industry does and does not work well.  John has also been involved with industry trade associations and standards committees.     Title: If you’re not Santa Claus, how should you access your roof?! Synopsis: The talk will review and critique the most common means of gaining access onto commercial and...

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    • William Merivale - National Secretary, PEFC (Ireland) CLG

      William Merivale – National Secretary, PEFC (Ireland) CLG 

      William Merivale is a chartered surveyor, specialising in forest management consultancy, first in the UK and, for over 30 years, in Ireland.  In 2008 he was instrumental in starting the Irish branch of PEFC, the world’s largest forest certification system.  PEFC promotes the sustainable management of the world’s forests.   Title: Certified, responsibly produced timber – an essential component in sustainable construction Synopsis :The Brundtland Commission Report (1987) on “our common future” defined sustainable development as “development whi...

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    • Shane Brodie - Consultant, MMA Consulting Engineers

      Shane Brodie – Consultant, MMA Consulting Engineers 

      Shane is a 29 year Construction and IT industry veteran. For 24 years, up to June 2016, Shane worked for Intel Ireland working for the last 7 years in large strategic construction project delivery, focusing specifically on contract procurement and management. Shane was one of the three original architects of the BIM strategy for Intel’s refurbishment project. Prior to his contract management role Shane spent 15 years in IT management at Intel where his focus was on all aspects of enterprise mobility architecture and implementation. Prior to joining Intel Shane worked in the UK on large infrast...

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    • Dr James A. McGrath - Postdoctoral Researcher, National University of Ireland Galway

      Dr James A. McGrath – Postdoctoral Researcher, National University of Ireland Galway 

      He is a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Physics and Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies at the National University of Ireland Galway. His research activities are in the areas of indoor air pollution, thermal comfort and human health. In particular, his recent research focus is on examining the impacts on indoor air quality, as a consequence of the Irish National Energy Retrofit programmes.     Title: Unintended consequences of improving energy efficiency in Irish dwellings. Synopsis: The talk provides an overview of the ...

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    • David Hanlon - Team Lead, Change Management, Revenue

      David Hanlon – Team Lead, Change Management, Revenue 

      David Hanlon is a team lead on the Change Management team for the PAYE modernisation project.  He is a Revenue professional with extensive experience in the practical application of tax and audit. As an auditor in Large Cases division his knowledge spans across multiple economic sectors including manufacturing, life sciences, food, financial and ICT.   Title: PAYE Modernisation – Overview of significant changes to operation of PAYE from 1st January 2019

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    • Niall Carroll - Lead Drone Pilot, The Drone Guys 

      Niall Carroll – Lead Drone Pilot, The Drone Guys  

      Niall Carroll from the Drone Guys is one of Ireland's Leading Drone Pilots with years of experience and has been using drones in the Construction Industry since 2014 providing access that wasn’t possible before along with data, surveys and inspections quicker and safer than every before. The Drone Guys has 14 pilots on their booked all over Ireland and UK     Title: Using Drone in Construction, Surveying and Industry Synopsis: Learn how Drones are helping out the Construction Industry making sites more efficient, safer while bringing time...

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    • Charles Robinson - Associate Director, Noel Lawler Green Energy Solutions

      Charles Robinson – Associate Director, Noel Lawler Green Energy Solutions 

      Charles is a sustainability professional with extensive experience, who has delivered projects in over 20 countries globally. The focus is always the same; cutting costs, while simplifying complex sustainability challenges into digestible information that truly adds business value. Charles can help companies with energy efficiency, CSR, sustainability maturity assessment & roadmapping, carbon reduction programmes and renewable energy integration.   Title: Energy Performance Contracts – New Revenue, Guaranteed through Energy Savings Synopsis: En...

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    • Martin Townsend - Director of Sustainability, BRE Global

      Martin Townsend – Director of Sustainability, BRE Global 

      Martin has a diverse professional background ranging from advising UK Ministers whilst in Government, as a Regulator in his time at the Environment agency, to working on many construction sites. Martin works closely with the construction industry bringing sustainability issues alive for companies' right across Social, Economic and Environmental agenda. Presentation Title: Future Trends in Construction Presentation Summary: With the rate of change we are seeing in construction, our past is no template for our future, so what do we need to do, to ensure we are ready.

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    • Rachel Murphy, Sales Director, NP Liquid Glass Systems Ltd

      Rachel Murphy, Sales Director, NP Liquid Glass Systems Ltd 

      NP Liquid Glass Systems Ltd provides environmentally friendly surface protection using the latest advancements in Nanotechnology. Rachel has headed up sales since she joined her father in running the company in 2014. With a keen interest in both construction and science this role was the perfect fit for Rachel. NP Liquid Glass provides high quality and affordable surface protection which is sustainable, environmentally friendly ...

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    • Jim Sheehan - CEO, Surecom Network Solutions

      Jim Sheehan – CEO, Surecom Network Solutions 

      Jim Sheehan co-founded of Surecom has been involved in the telecommunications industry since the early 1990’s with Cablelink, East Digifone and Telefonica/O2. Jim, a serial entrepreneur, has taken the initial conception of a one man engineering company to today's award winning multi-million professional network engineering company. Presentation Title: Delivering Mobile Coverage for In-Building Solutions  Presentation...

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    • Edel Sullivan - Managing Director / Lead Consultant, SMSC

      Edel Sullivan – Managing Director / Lead Consultant, SMSC 

      Sullivan Management Systems Consulting Ltd., T/A SMSC was founded  by Edel Sullivan in 2010.  Edel is a management systems professional with over 30 years’ experience across a verity of sectors spanning from Print, Supply Chain Services, Manufacturing, Construction, waste management, Industry Safe Products, Timber sector  and Distribution Companies. A versatile and dynamic individual with a tenacious passionate attitude for quality driving and managing business process improvements while supporting production and business strategy.  Edel has an excelled knowledge and understating of various ma...

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    • Padraic Mulroy – Managing Director , Mulroy Environmental Ltd.

      Padraic Mulroy – Managing Director , Mulroy Environmental Ltd. 

      Padraic Mulroy, has over 22 years’ experience in contaminated land assessment, site remediation/bulk excavation supervision, environmental management of large construction projects, environmental impact assessment, planning, waste licensing and permitting, waste facility design and infrastructural projects. Padraic is a Chartered Scientist, a Member of the Institute of Professional Soil Scientists, Engineers Ireland and International Association of Hydrogeologists. Padraic has experience of working as an expert witness in court and at oral hearings, is a certified CPD trainer with Engineers Ir...

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    • James Banks – Membership Director , Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists

      James Banks – Membership Director , Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists 

      James is a management professional with 15 years’ experience at the Institute where he oversees the management of the Membership Department against the Institute’s aims and objectives within the Strategic and Corporate Plans. This includes promotion of the Institute, collaboration with external organisations such as practices, universities and other professional bodies, membership recruitment, retention, joining, progressing, and qualifying, and the implementation of standards. Presentation Title: Architectural Technologists’ Register – Regul...

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    • Craig Mulcahy - CEO, ConstructionBOS

      Craig Mulcahy – CEO, ConstructionBOS 

      Craig has 5 years experience as a CRM consultant and has worked with over 150 companies in Ireland & UK. Recently founded ConstructionBOS, a cloud-based CRM for the Construction Industry, and was awarded funding from Enterprise Ireland   Title: CRM for the Construction Industry Synopsis: Craig will be speaking about the issues companies face managing leads in the construction industry. You will hear about sources from which to get construction leads and how to manage them efficiently within one sales environment. The use of technology can hel...

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    • Fran Mullally - Training & Support Manager, KOREC Group Ireland

      Fran Mullally – Training & Support Manager, KOREC Group Ireland 

      A Geomatics graduate from the Dublin Institute of Technology Fran Mullally is KOREC’s Training and Support Manager. In partnership with SenseFly – the Swiss drone specialists – KOREC have promoted the use of both fixed-wing and rotary drone technology for the construction industry in Ireland since 2012.     Title: Drones for Construction Synopsis: The use and benefits of Drone Technology as part of the Construction process.

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    • Joe Behan - Managing Director, Behan Dispute Resolution

      Joe Behan – Managing Director, Behan Dispute Resolution 

      Joe is an experienced Adjudicator, Conciliator, Mediator, Arbitrator and Consulting Engineer practicing in Ireland, the UK, and the Middle East. He is an a member of the Government Construction Contracts Adjudication Panel, an accredited Adjudicator with CIArb, and a member of Engineers Ireland panel of Adjudicators. Joe sits on numerous Irish and International dispute resolution panels of mediators, conciliators and arbitrators. He lectures in NUI Maynooth and sits on six Boards including ISME and Kildare Wicklow ETB. Contact him through www.disputeresolution.ie Presentation Title...

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    • Jason Casey - Operations Manager, Ardmac

      Jason Casey – Operations Manager, Ardmac 

      Throughout his twelve years’ experience with Ardmac Jason has gained considerable experience in Technology & Interior Contracts Management. He is a highly conscientious Operations Manager with exceptional commitment to managing each element of work to the customer’s satisfaction, and driving programmes whilst maintaining a firm focus on safety, quality, and budget. Jason has been a leader in the Ardmac “Lean Construction Journey”, and is a champion of innovation and change. Jason is also a Lean Construction Ireland Director and is a Chartered Construction Manager. &nbs...

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    • Dr. Avril Behan - Chartered Geomatics Surveyor, College of Engineering and Built Environment, Dublin Institute of Technology

      Dr. Avril Behan – Chartered Geomatics Surveyor, College of Engineering and Built Environment, Dublin Institute of Technology 

      Dr. Avril Behan is responsible for the management of programmes and collaborative modules in BIM & Lean and Advanced Analytics for Engineering & the Built Environment at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street. Avril researches in the integration of Lean Construction and BIM and is a Director of Lean Construction Ireland.   Title: Transforming Ireland’s Construction Sector through Lean Adoption Synopsis:  Ireland’s construction sector is transforming to meet the needs of 21...

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    • Derek Dunne - Custom Compliance Manager, Quality Freight

      Derek Dunne – Custom Compliance Manager, Quality Freight 

      Derek Dunne is the Customs Compliance Manager for the Quality Freight Group. Having worked with Customs issues for over thirty years he is well placed to evaluate and navigate the potential challenges of Customs compliance post Brexit. Derek has worked with several companies helping them to achieve Customs Approved Economic Operator over the past number of year.   Title: The Benefits of Customs AEO status post Brexit Synopsis: The Talk intends to highlight the importance for importers and exporters of AEO status in an post Brexit business environ...

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    • Dr. Kris McGlinn – Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin

      Dr. Kris McGlinn – Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin 

      Dr. Kris McGlinn is a research fellow in the Adapt Centre Trinity College Dublin conducting research on the intelligent management of energy efficient buildings, with a focus on issues of data interoperability when dealing with both the large amounts of data generated by heterogeneous sources throughout the buildings life cycle, and other relevant data sources.   Title: Data Management to Support Energy Efficient Buildings   Synopsis: This talk will give an overview of building information modelling to support energy efficient buildings, ...

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    • Nigel Ashcroft - Principal Terawee Safety Services& Chairman IOSH Ireland Northwestern District

      Nigel Ashcroft – Principal Terawee Safety Services& Chairman IOSH Ireland Northwestern District 

      Nigel Ashcroft graduated from the University of London with BSc (Hons) Microbiology in 1977.  Early career in Cancer research, which continues to be an interest, focusing on Health and Safety in 1979.  Moving to Ireland in 1997 became an OSH Consultant, DipSHWW in 2005.  Chairman of IOSH Ireland Northwestern District.   Title: Mechanisms of Cancer and Cancer Risks in Construction Synopsis: Unseen stage in cells to the clinical presentation of Cancer in tissues.  It will include reasons why Cancer is difficult to cure and why the most effective pr...

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    • Malachy J. Kearney - Senior Associate, Kennedys

      Malachy J. Kearney – Senior Associate, Kennedys 

      Malachy is a Senior Associate in Kennedy’s Dublin Office and is dual qualified in Northern Ireland (1999) and in the Republic of Ireland (2003). Malachy advises on and manages all aspects of structuring and establishing funds in Ireland, including authorisation and compliance issues with the Central Bank of Ireland. He also advises on ongoing fund maintenance including leverage and fund conversion. In addition, Malachy advises national and international commercial clients on corporate and project finance as well as providing innovative legal solutions for mergers and acquisitions. Malach...

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    • Kim McKayed - Chief Technology Officer, CarTow

      Kim McKayed – Chief Technology Officer, CarTow 

      Kim has 10 years technical infrastructure and software development experience in multinational Telecoms, and as a co-founder of 311 Solutions Dev Ops. He is a member of DogPatch Labs Google for Entrepreneurs, and teamed up with CarTow.ie Ireland’s largest roadside recovery operator in 2015 to apply a digital transformation strategy to over 30,000 annual recoveries on roads in Ireland & UK   Title: Synopsis:  Spire RM adopts a 'Halo' style model for recovery integrated with smart Call Centre software-as-a-service. Recovery lead-times have bee...

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    • Colm Moloney - Managing Director, Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd

      Colm Moloney – Managing Director, Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd 

      Colm Moloney is the Managing Director of Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd one of the largest commercial archaeological practices in Ireland and with offices in Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh and Cardiff. Colm is a graduate of University College Cork and The University of Leicester, has been a company director in the UK and Ireland since 1997 and have overseen the development of Rubicon in both jurisdictions. Colm is also the Chair of Causeway, Ireland Scotland Business Exchange and a board member with the Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers. Colm is a Member of the Chartered Institute fo...

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    • Ray Doyle -  Residential Business Development Manager, Flogas Energy

      Ray Doyle – Residential Business Development Manager, Flogas Energy 

      My current role is  the residential business development manager with Flogas Energy responsible for helping construction companies connecting their developments to the Gas Networks in a smooth and efficient procedure. I am a qualified mechanical engineer from DIT Bolton St with over 30 years’ experience in the construction, engineering, retail, energy and procurement industry. Ray Doyle 086-7705197 E: rdoyle@flogas.ie   Title: How to Make your Site Energy Connections More Smoothly Synopsis: I talk about the procedures and issues that dev...

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    • Eddie McNally - Business Management Consultant

      Eddie McNally – Business Management Consultant 

      Eddie, a certified Lean instructor, has 17 years manufacturing experience across Food & Drink and heavy engineering sectors with Kingspan and Saint-Gobain Construction Products Ireland. Eddie gained a deep understanding of Lean from his time spend in Asia and through a M.Sc. in Lean Manufacturing. Eddie holds a master black belt in six sigma.   Title: Lean in Construction: Effective and sustainable use of Lean Tools. Synopsis: With a range of lean tools that can be deployed in the...

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    • Fintan Walsh - Board Member, Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland

      Fintan Walsh – Board Member, Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland 

      Fintan has over 20 years’ experience in the commercial archaeology sector and in this time has undertaken over 160 licensed excavations, testing exercises and monitoring briefs. He has also project managed numerous large-scale archaeological excavations and projects throughout Ireland with teams in excess of 70 field archaeologists. Fintan specialises in project management, report and publication production, editing and post-excavation management. He has widely published his work and has presented the results of this work at numerous conferences. He is a full member and sits on the curre...

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    • Paul Cunningham - Editor, RTE's The Week In Politics

      Paul Cunningham – Editor, RTE’s The Week In Politics 

      Paul Cunningham is an Irish journalist and author. He is currently Europe Correspondent for RTÉ News and Current Affairs. He has regularly reported on conflicts, natural disasters and other matters outside the EU. Most recently he reported from Iran, Ukraine and Iraq. He has won multiple awards for his work. Cunningham has also written two books, including Ireland’s Burning

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    • Colm McCarthy – Economist, University College Dublin

      Colm McCarthy – Economist, University College Dublin 

      Colm McCarthy is a graduate in Economics of University College Dublin and of the University of Essex. He has worked at the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin, the Central Bank of Ireland, with the economic consulting firm DKM, and has taught at the University of Salford, the University of Essex, Dubrovnik International University and at University College Dublin. He has served on the boards of the Electricity Supply Board, the Irish Gas Board and is currently a member of the Dublin Airport Authority. He chaired the Ir...

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    • Bassey Duke - CEO & Founder, Pruune Consulting Ltd, Ireland

      Bassey Duke – CEO & Founder, Pruune Consulting Ltd, Ireland 

      Bassey has led the Logistics functions within different multinational companies for over 10 years including Amcor where he led the EMEA Logistics function, Eaton where he led the EMEA Logistics function and IMI where he led the Global logistics function. During his career he has lived in different countries (US, UK, DE, IE), managing an annual logistics budget of circa €150 million and delivered over €30 million in savings. He holds a bachelor/master’s degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA. In August 2016, Pruune Consulting Ltd was set up to work with SMEs to develop their logistics, ...

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    • Olga Gaffney - Senior Solicitor, AMOSS Solicitors

      Olga Gaffney – Senior Solicitor, AMOSS Solicitors 

      Olga is a Senior Solicitor in AMOSS Solicitors and is highly experienced in several key areas of law, including commercial law, data protection law, landlord and tenant law, commercial and residential property and banking law. Olga has provided advice to high net worth clients on data protection matters including data transfers, the General Data Protection Regulation, duties and obligations, data subject access requests, data breaches, direct marketing and e-Privacy. She is also a lecturer, tutor and examiner with the Law Society of Ireland and a faculty member of the Law Society of Ireland’s ...

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    • Barry Neilson - Chief Executive, CITB NI

      Barry Neilson – Chief Executive, CITB NI 

      In post from May 2010, Barry was the former Skills Director - Scotland & Northern Ireland for Cogent, the Sector Skills Council for Chemicals.  Prior to this he held the position of Director in Scotland for the Chartered Institute of Building. Barry has a Civil Engineering background, starting work as an apprentice draughtsman and progressing to complete a BSc in Civil Engineering, He is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.     Title: BIMcert Survey and Workshop? Synopsis: Horizon 2020 gran...

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    • Thomas M. Eustace - Technical Director, Slick Solutions Limited

      Thomas M. Eustace – Technical Director, Slick Solutions Limited 

      Technical Director specialising in the bio-remediation of Hydrocarbons such as diesel, petrol, aviation fuel, antifreeze, engine oil, hydraulic oil, cresol and fuel vapours. S200 OilGone® technology turns hydrocarbons into carbon dioxide and water in situ.  Introduced novel crystal technologies that eradicate oil spills in a 100% Eco-friendly manner to the British Isles and other countries in the EAME region. Such technologies were first developed on the Space Station and in the Exxon Valdez oil spill clean up and are completely safe to use around flora and fauna.   Title:...

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    • Loretta O’Sullivan – Group Chief Economist , Bank of Ireland

      Loretta O’Sullivan – Group Chief Economist , Bank of Ireland 

      Dr Loretta O'Sullivan is Group Chief Economist at Bank of Ireland. Loretta heads up the Economic Research Unit and is responsible for economic analysis, including commentary, forecasts and research for various Group stakeholders and customers. She joined the Group from the Central Bank of Ireland, where she held the position of Senior Economist within the Monetary Policy & International Relations Division. Prior to that, she was a Senior Economist at the Department of Finance, during which time she was seconded for two years to the European Commission's Economic and Financial Affairs Direc...

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    • Robert Colleran -Director, Capital Markets & Development, CBRE.

      Robert Colleran -Director, Capital Markets & Development, CBRE. 

      Commercial & Investment Director for Allsop Space Limited, handling the sale of a large portfolio of commercial & investment properties throughout Ireland. Commercial Property Expert with 16 years experience as a commercial agent in Dublin/ Ireland. Specialising in asset management and selling, acquiring or letting development land/ office/ retail/industrial space in Ireland and negotiating the best possible terms for clients. I have worked directly for Liam Carroll, one of the largest landlord’s and developers in Ireland. I was involved in site acq...

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    • Tom Moloney – Managing Director, Construction Information Services

      Tom Moloney – Managing Director, Construction Information Services 

      Tom Moloney is the Managing Director of Construction Information Services which has been Ireland’s leading provider of construction project information for 45 years. Since acquiring the company in 2002, Tom helped steer CIS from the traditional medium of the hardcopy Report to an online real-time construction information subscription system. Prior to acquiring CIS, Tom was the Group Financial Director of the Corporate Image Group, the parent company of CIS. He commenced his career with the Smurfit Group and gained valuable experience working for a number of companies within the organisation, i...

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    • Caroline Geoghegan – Managing Director, CG Business Consulting

      Caroline Geoghegan – Managing Director, CG Business Consulting 

      CG Business Consulting was founded in 2009 by Caroline Geoghegan. Caroline is a Chartered Quality Professional with over 16 years of experience in advisory and management roles within the construction, banking, finance, insurance and consultancy sectors. Caroline holds a B.A. in Business Studies, a Safety, Health and Environmental Diploma, is a Certified Lead Auditor and holds a Master Trainer Certificate from the Irish Management Institute (IMI). Caroline has significant experience in developing and delivering ISO Management Systems, she has worked with hundreds of businesses in Ireland...

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    • Bruno Herbots

      Bruno Herbots 

      Bruno Herbots is a partner and head of the Construction and Procurement Group at Herbots Solicitors.  Bruno has been recommended by Who’s Who Legal, Legal 500 Europe and Chambers Europe as “top notch on construction and procurement matters“, “a real legal strategist” and is considered “a star with the ‘X’ factor in construction and procurement law“.

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    • Brian Molloy - Inspector, Health & Safety Authority (HSA)

      Brian Molloy – Inspector, Health & Safety Authority (HSA) 

      Brian Molloy is an Inspector with the Health & Safety Authority since 2006 and has over 20 years of experience in the sector. Brian joined the Authority as a Construction Inspector and has also worked in the Construction Policy Unit before moving to the TCB Unit where he has developed the construction section of BeSMART.ie   Title: BeSMART.ie Update for Construction Synopsis: We will be adding some new features to the BeSMART.ie construction platform. This talk will look at some of these new features such as particular risk assessments for co...

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    • Mary O'Halloran - Procurement Specialist, Public Procurement Services

      Mary O’Halloran – Procurement Specialist, Public Procurement Services 

      Currently on the team (within the National Procurement Service, NPS) leading public procurement reform across the public sector. Responsible for the training and development of both buyers and suppliers to support an efficient, effective and strong market place. Previous roles included communications manager in flood management reform, designed and developed website www.flooding.ie, public awareness campaign etc, which was used as template across Europe.Nominated to represent Ireland on FLAPP (Flood Awareness & Prevention Policy across border areas), EU Interegg funded project aimed at fa...

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    • Aaron Boyle - Partner, Arthur Cox

      Aaron Boyle – Partner, Arthur Cox 

      Aaron’s practice is focused on the areas of infrastructure, procurement, PPP and project finance. Aaron heads the Procurement and Transport Groups in Arthur Cox. He has been centrally involved in key infrastructure projects in Ireland for a number of years particularly in the areas of health, education, transport and energy. Aaron has extensive commercial experience advising on a range of contracts and sectors including PPP, concession, managed service, framework, logistics and ICT. As part of Aaron’s procurement practice, he advises on the defence to procurement challenges and also promotes t...

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    • Caroline Ashe – Commercial Director, KORE Insulation

      Caroline Ashe – Commercial Director, KORE Insulation 

      Caroline Ashe has been the Commercial Director for KORE Insulation for the past 14 years. As Commercial Director, Caroline is responsible for ensuring the company supplies customers with the products and services they need to meet their insulation requirements. Caroline is passionate about quality, a key aspect of the business, and continues to be motivated and excited by the opportunities that exist to construct super energy efficient buildings in Ireland. A graduate of DCU, Caroline has obtained a MSc in Strategic Procurement, a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations from Fitzwilliam I...

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    • Victor Hrymak- Fire & Safety Consultant and Principal Lecture, Dublin Institute of Technology

      Victor Hrymak- Fire & Safety Consultant and Principal Lecture, Dublin Institute of Technology 

      Victor Hrymak is a Fire & Safety Consultant and Principal Lecturer for the MSc in Environmental Health & Safety, at the Dublin Institute of Technology. He has over 30 years’ experience with public and private sector organisations. This extensive experience includes inspection and enforcement roles in London, as well as the Fire &Safety Officer for Trinity College Dublin. He is a published safety journal author and has presented at National and International conferences. He was recently chosen by the European Commission to present a paper on risk assessment for the  SME sector at a ...

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    • Vivienne Murtagh - QEHS Consultant, CG Business Consulting

      Vivienne Murtagh – QEHS Consultant, CG Business Consulting 

      Vivienne holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Occupational Safety &Health from the Sligo Institute of Technology and is Graduate member of IOSH (Institute of Occupational Safety and Health)for continuous improvement and commitment to health and safety practice and procedures. Vivienne’s prudent approach to her own professional development in the Quality, Environment, and Health & Safetyindustry is pertinent to the quality of work she produces when implementing organisation standards for ISO certification. With considerable experience working across diverse industry sectors, V...

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    • Lorcan Cooke - Gas Applications Engineer, Gas Networks Ireland

      Lorcan Cooke – Gas Applications Engineer, Gas Networks Ireland 

      Lorcan Cooke is a Gas Applications Engineer with Gas Networks Ireland working with the New Connections team across all sales channels with a focus on supporting the new housing sales team and providing advice with regard to building regulations and energy performance. Lorcan has worked with Gas Networks Ireland for three years after qualifying as an Industrial Engineer and in addition is a qualified BER assessor.   Title: Gas Networks Ireland Commercial Technical Guidance

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    • Lar Burke - New Housing Manager, Gas Networks Ireland

      Lar Burke – New Housing Manager, Gas Networks Ireland 

      Lar Burke is the New Housing Manager with Gas Networks Ireland and is responsible for the connection of all new houses to the natural gas network nationwide. Lar’s team is focused on growing the number of new domestic customers on the natural gas network.  Lar spent over 10 years in the industrial gases & chemicals industry before moving to Gas Networks Ireland in August 2015.  In conjunction with growing the natural gas network, Lar’s team research and analyse domestic natural gas applications which contribute to innovative housing solutions that are good for the environment while at the ...

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    • TJ Walsh - Director, Townlink Construction

      TJ Walsh – Director, Townlink Construction 

      TJ has been instrumental in the growth and development of Townlink Construction from humble beginnings to one of the leading construction companies in Ireland. For over 10 years TJ served on the Council of the Master Builders and Contractors Association of the CIF and was President of the Association in 2006. TJ is a Chartered Builder and Chartered Surveyor. Title: How to build a thriving Construction Sector in a time of tight margins and skills shortage Synopsis: Fearghal O'Connor wrote in the Sunday Independent some months ago about the ret...

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    • Vincent Leonard - Director, LBSPartners

      Vincent Leonard – Director, LBSPartners 

      Vincent is Director with LBSPartners, with responsibility for Sales and Marketing. He is Black Belt certified through University of Limerick and has been the first point of contact for clients over the last 5 years. Vincent spent many years in Financial Services working with in senior positions in investment banking and stockbroking. Vincent managed LBSPartners’ successful application to Lean Construction Ireland for commendation and is at the forefront of our relationship with our construction colleagues.   Title: The 10 Wastes of the Construction Sector and 10 Sol...

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    • George Harold - CEO and co-founder, Integrated Facilities Solutions

      George Harold – CEO and co-founder, Integrated Facilities Solutions 

      George has over 20 years experience in leading and delivering projects in a number of sectors including Transport, Financial Services, Pharmaceutical, Education, Sports Stadia, Health, Data Centres. IFS are leading specialists in Digital Information for the whole building & asset lifecycle; we coordinate, secure, share and deliver quality approved Building Information Management information associated with projects to the Design & Construction teams and Building Owner & Operators, our products have been implemented for over 100 different clients on 1000+ capital projects with over ...

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    • Andrew Beck - Barrister-at-Law

      Andrew Beck – Barrister-at-Law 

      Andrew Beck B.L. is a prize-winning barrister practicing in commercial law and judicial review. He has acted in many leading procurement cases including Copymoore II v. Commissioners of Public Works; Student Transport Limited v. The Minister for Education; and the Persona and Comcast cases, the latter brought against the State arising from the award of a mobile telephone licence to Esat Telecommunications.  He also defended Ireland in infringement proceedings brought by the EU Commission alleging misapplication of selection and aw...

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    • Mick Creedon - Chairperson, Local Employment Service Network

      Mick Creedon – Chairperson, Local Employment Service Network 

      Mick Creedon is the manager of the Ballymun Job Centre Co Op Society Ltd. The Centre manages the Local Employment Service Network in Ballymun and Balbriggan. Prior to taking up this position he worked for the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice as a Research Officer.  This work involved undertaking research and evaluation into various economic and social issues and providing management training and development to various organisations in the community and public sector.  He is co-author of a number of research reports covering subjects ranging from views and training needs of unemployed, the a...

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    • Peter Brady - Co-Founder & CFO, InvoiceFair Limited

      Peter Brady – Co-Founder & CFO, InvoiceFair Limited 

      Peter Brady CFO a Chartered accountant with over 25 years experience in building and leading successful business both domestically and on the international stage. Peter’s financial & technical expertise along with his extensive commercial experience across range of sectors and functions including General Management, Human Resources, Operations and International Business Development has given him an in-depth understanding of the challenges of managing working capital and the importance of having a range of funding options available to fund future growth.   Title:...

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    • Aidan Lehane - CEO & Managing Director, Pay Per Click Ireland LTD

      Aidan Lehane – CEO & Managing Director, Pay Per Click Ireland LTD 

      Aidan Lehane is a leading digital marketing specialist based in Dublin city centre. Having spent almost a decade working with some of the largest software and financial companies in Ireland including Microsoft and Irish Life, Aidan knows what works and what doesn’t work in the IT industry. Pay Per Click Ireland LTD has been growing from strength to strength under Aidan’s guidance over the past 3 years. Specialising in Google Adwords, SEO & Web Design, Aidan has a wealth of knowledge which he has broken into 4 key success areas for his talk at the Construction Expo. Having A Gr...

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    • Ita Leyden –  Consultant Ergonomist and Forensic Engineer, LCE

      Ita Leyden – Consultant Ergonomist and Forensic Engineer, LCE 

      Ita Leyden B.E., M.Sc., Dip. Em, C.Eng M.IEI, M.IES, C.MIOSH, M.ACFE is the principal of Leyden Consulting Engineers (LCE) – Safety engineering, Training and Ergonomic Consultants.Ita Leyden is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Safety Practitioner with over 20 years experience in the engineering, training and safety fields. She was one of the first in Ireland to qualify with a M.Sc. in Ergonomics, Health, Safety and Hygiene from University College Galway. She also holds a Diploma in Environmental Management. Ita has extensive experience in the pharmachem industry, however, she has also provid...

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    • Alan Brady - Employer Relations Officer,  Department Employment Affairs of Social Protection (DEASP)

      Alan Brady – Employer Relations Officer, Department Employment Affairs of Social Protection (DEASP) 

      Alan is an Employer Relations Officer, covering the Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown area. This role involves supporting employers with the supports available from the Department Employment Affairs of Social Protection (DEASP) including Recruitment and Grants. Alan has previously worked in the Dept. of Environment and in the Revenue Commissioners.     Title: DEASP Supports for Employers Topics covered Recruitment & Employment Services JobsPlus Grant Workplace Supports Schemes Synopsis: DEASP p...

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    • Ronan Gallagher - Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering and Construction, Letterkenny Institute of Technology

      Ronan Gallagher – Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering and Construction, Letterkenny Institute of Technology 

      Ronan is Civil Engineer and Lecturer in Department of Civil Engineering and Construction at Letterkenny Institute of Technology.  His research interests include Fire Safety, Technology in Construction and Building Information Modelling.   Title: Utilising BIM to record construction details on site Synopsis: The talk will present an innovative concept and that exploits Building Information Modelling to document critical installations on site.

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    • Joseph Mady - Managing Director, Digital Construction Technologies Group

      Joseph Mady – Managing Director, Digital Construction Technologies Group 

      Joseph Mady is the Managing Director of the Digital Construction Technologies Group. Joseph is a member of the CIF Lean Construction, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Innovation and Continuous Improvement Committee, a member of the NSAI Technical Committee on Building Information Modelling, and a member of the CitA BIM Eastern Region Steering Committee. Industry work aside, he is a part-time lecturer at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), lecturing on the CPD Certificate in Information Technology for Site Workers and a part-time BIM lecturer at the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland...

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    • James Brogan - Co-Founder, PepTalk

      James Brogan – Co-Founder, PepTalk 

      A fully qualified solicitor, James holds a Bachelor of Commerce (1H) (UCD), Diploma in Sports Law (Du Montfort), Leicester.  James is a Co- Founder of PepTalk  and focused on product development, sales and strategy.  James has represented Dublin GAA at every age-group and won 1 All Ireland Medal and 3 Leinster Medals.   Title:  Oh No! Not Another Yoga Class!

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    • Peter J Penn - Energy Management Consultant, Circular Energy

      Peter J Penn – Energy Management Consultant, Circular Energy 

      Peter is a Certified Energy Manager and Commercial BER Assessor with an MSc in renewable energy. He works with commercial building owners to benchmark their buildings’ energy efficiency and to improve operations through energy saving projects. Peter is a trusted and independent advisor to leading Irish and multi-national companies.   Title: Benchmarking Buildings’ Energy Efficiency  

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    • Ciaran Flanagan - Managing Director, Idea

      Ciaran Flanagan – Managing Director, Idea 

      Ciaran Flanagan is MD of Idea a specialist property branding and digital agency celebrating 22 years in business.  IDEA work with leading developers, as well as State bodies such as NAMA and DCC.  They are developing the Virtual Docklands Model as a fully immersive Virtual Reality planning tool for DCC.   Title: How successful development companies exploit brand to add value to their companies. Synopsis: Ciaran will be showing examples of where brand has worked and where it has definitely not worked, as well as a...

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    • Angela Murphy - Director & Principal Designer, Angela Murphy Design Associates Limited

      Angela Murphy – Director & Principal Designer, Angela Murphy Design Associates Limited 

      Angela has an extensive range of design experience ranging from traditional Irish pubs, historical building restoration, nightclub, leisure centers, courtyard developments and high technology banking dealing rooms and furniture design. She is an honours graduate of the College of Marketing and Design, Dublin where she specialised in furniture and interior design. Her work experience included spending enjoyable years with Kilkenny design workshops, Roberts Weaver International Design, London and the Irish Pub Company, Dublin. She formed her design practice Angela Murphy Design Associat...

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    • Tommy Drumm - Managing Director, Collen Construction

      Tommy Drumm – Managing Director, Collen Construction 

      Tommy has over 40 years’ experience of the engineering, construction, oil and gas, leisure and property sectors here and abroad. He is Managing Director for Collen Construction Ltd. Tommy spent two years in London for Laing O’Rourke and four years in Australia for Kentz, and prior to that, 25 years working for McInerney Holdings Plc in the Middle East, Spain, Portugal, the UK and Ireland. He has represented the Irish House Builders Association as a National Committee member, is a Fellow of Engineers Ireland and a member of the European Federation of Engineering Organisations. Collen Cons...

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    • Conor Ahern -Divisional manager, Cork County Council

      Conor Ahern -Divisional manager, Cork County Council 

      I have over 25 year experience working in the hospitality industry, motor industry, financial services sector. I have spent 20 years in the public service working with Cork County Council in clerical and administrative roles for 2 years and followed that up with 17 years in ICT. My initial role in ICT was as technical support for business systems users for two years. I spent the next 10 years as a business systems analyst & developer, providing design & implementation services & consultancy to Cork County Council’s many customer departments & managers. My last 5 years in ICT in...

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    • Thomas Conlon - Vendor Interface & Integration Lead at Iarnrod Eireann - Irish Rail

      Thomas Conlon – Vendor Interface & Integration Lead at Iarnrod Eireann – Irish Rail 

      Thomas Conlon has extensive knowledge of Procurement and Contract law delivers effective contractual & commercial support to key business Stakeholders and their respective business mangers.He  currently hold a Honours Masters Degree in Strategic Procurement and a Honours B.A. in Industrial Relations & Human Resource Management. He has also completed a number of ITIL courses such Foundation Level, IT Service Design and IT Service Strategy. Having lectured for the IIPMM on their Public Procurement Course, and also presented on topics such as, Public Procurement and Procurement Practices,...

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    • Derval Cummins - European Advisory Leader, Transportation, AECOM

      Derval Cummins – European Advisory Leader, Transportation, AECOM 

      Derval Cummins is a Strategic Planning and Advisory Director at AECOM, a global network of experts working with clients, communities and colleagues to develop and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most complex challenges. AECOM generated US$18.2 billion of revenue during fiscal year 2017, is ranked #1 in Engineering News Record‘s “Top 500 Design Firms” for 8th consecutive year and named one of Fortune magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” for the fourth consecutive year. Derval has 30 years’ global experience advising and delivering innovative solutions to transport sector cl...

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    • PJ McCarthy- Chair, Renewable Gas Forum Ireland

      PJ McCarthy- Chair, Renewable Gas Forum Ireland 

      Current Chair and founding member of Renewable Gas Forum Ireland. 15 years’ experience in project management – previous positions included PM consultancy work with Deloitte, KPMG, ACC Bank, Ulster Bank. 5 years with PHM Project Management Ltd – Project Management, Contract Management

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    • Dominic Cunningham, Head, Global Security & Investigations (GSI), International, Fidelity Investments. (Agenda Ireland)

      Dominic Cunningham, Head, Global Security & Investigations (GSI), International, Fidelity Investments. (Agenda Ireland) 

      A former Army Officer and a highly experienced global security professional with a demonstrated history of working in the multinational world with companies like Google & 3Com and in the financial services industry. Skilled in all aspects of Security, Vendor Management, Risk Management, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), Strategic Planning, and Business Process Improvement. Recently returned form 2 years working India and Asia. Strong business development professional with an MBA from Dublin City University.

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    • Michael O’Keeffe - Regional Director, Healy Cornelius Design Ltd.

      Michael O’Keeffe – Regional Director, Healy Cornelius Design Ltd. 

      Michael is a Chartered Architectural Technologist (MCIAT), an Incorporate of the Chartered Institute of Building (ICIOB), a Chartered Building Engineer (C.Build E MCABE) and Certified European Passive House Designer. Michael is also Director of healycornelius design ltd., responsible for all aspects of projects from brief development and design, permissions and construction package preparation and co-ordination of construction teams through to project delivery (RIBA Stages 0-6).

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    • exhibitor - Michael Feehan-Managing Director at Advanced Security and Risk Solutions

      Michael Feehan-Managing Director at Advanced Security and Risk Solutions 

      Dr. Mick Feehan founder and Managing Director of Advanced Security and Risk Solutions, leads our training team. Mick previously worked as Chief Security Officer and member of the executive team at Dublin Airport Authority, where he was responsible for all Security operations. In that role, he introduced the concept of Behaviour Detection into Irish aviation for the first time.Mick previously worked in an Garda Siochana, where he was Assistant Commissioner in the Dublin Region with responsibility for the management of policing across the city. During his policing career, Mick w...

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    • Tsvetelina Blagoeva - Senior Advisor, PwC

      Tsvetelina Blagoeva – Senior Advisor, PwC 

      Tsvetelina Blagoeva is a consultant in PwC Luxembourg's Public Sector Advisory practice. She specialises in the analysis of public policy implementation in the areas of construction, energy and transport. She is part of the team behind the European Construction Sector Observatory.

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    • Dr. Pat Daly- Deputy Chief Executive, Limerick City & County Council

      Dr. Pat Daly- Deputy Chief Executive, Limerick City & County Council 

      Dr. Pat Daly is the Director of Economic Development and Planning for Limerick City & County Councils. He has held a number of senior enterprise and business development management positions in his career to date. He is also a director of a number of public/private organisations, has published widely and has contributed to many national and international conference proceedings. He is an industrial Engineer by profession, holds a Masters Degree in Management from Sheffield University and a PhD in Business Management from University College Cork, Ireland.

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    • Oliver O’Kelly - Managing Director, AcclivityCRM

      Oliver O’Kelly – Managing Director, AcclivityCRM 

      Oliver is the Managing Director of AcclivityCRM which is part of SSG (www.ssg.ie).   AcclivityCRM delivers Customer Relationship Management and Process Management software solutions to a range of industries.   AcclivityCRM is now rolling out its Construction Management solution with a number of major developer and construction partners.    This operational solution provides the tools to allow the main contractor manage all of his sub-contractors from a single place.    All records from training records, method statements, onsite permits through to inspection reports can be generated and are pe...

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    • Joseph Dowling - Avionic Foreman/Aircraft Engineer, Ryanair

      Joseph Dowling – Avionic Foreman/Aircraft Engineer, Ryanair 

      Joseph Dowling. Hons BA Aviation & Transport (CWIT) British Computer Society Part 1 &2 Examinations MBCS, City &Guilds T1-T5 (DIT) B1/B2 Licenced A/C Engineer with over 26 years of A/C experience working at a National & International level in the line maintenance environment on light /commercial aircraft & component maintenance.My skill set extends into the training  and instructing roles  in the delivery of a/c type courses.   Title: An evaluation of current commercial aircraft and the implications of future technology

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    • Paul Marsden - Head of Quality, Horizon Nuclear Power

      Paul Marsden – Head of Quality, Horizon Nuclear Power 

      Paul has over twenty years’ experience in quality management in banking, telecoms, aerospace and construction and he is a Chartered Quality Professional with the CQI.   Title: “Digital Quality Management in Construction – adapting quality management to digital construction” Synopsis: The Quality Manager of 2020 needs to understand the technology to develop new processes and design and digest data and information. The digital capability of the profession needs to rapidly develop to keep up with the potential of using technology so that it is resil...

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    • John Joe McHugh - Lecturer, Institute of Technology Sligo

      John Joe McHugh – Lecturer, Institute of Technology Sligo 

      John Joe Mc Hugh currently teaches in the School of Engineering & Design Institute of Technology Sligo.Completed a military apprenticeship at Army Apprentice School, Department of Defence, graduated from University College Dublin and the Dublin Institute of Technology. Previous employment included, Mc Inerney Contracting/ Pearse Construction, John Paul Construction & FAS   Title: Brussels Exemplary Building Program. Synopsis: In 2011, the regional government, Brussels-Capital, passed the Passivhaus Law. This law committed to an energy sta...

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    • Gatis Cinovskis - Director, Barrisol Ireland

      Gatis Cinovskis – Director, Barrisol Ireland 

      Gatis Cinovskis is passionate about innovations in the construction industry and working with like-minded people to achieve bespoke solutions to existing and future projects. The combination of his engineering background and entrepreneurial experience gives him a unique ability to bridge the gap between practice and theory to bring ideas to reality.   Title: Barrisol Stretched Ceilings - Solutions for the future Synopsis: The benefits of stretched ceilings along with other products of the future. Adaptability and quick installations - Solut...

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    • Greg Pearson - Third Party Category Manager, AIB

      Greg Pearson – Third Party Category Manager, AIB 

      Greg has a unique perspective coming from an Engineering background with vast experience in professional services and procurement in particular. Greg is currently the Third Party Category Manager with AIB and previously held the position of Commercial Director for Gaffney Mechanical and Head of Procurement and Property within a FTSE 100 Company.   Title: Understanding procuring energy for the future of procurement in construction 

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    • Aisling Davis - Construction Policy Inspector, HSA

      Aisling Davis – Construction Policy Inspector, HSA 

      Since 2000 Aisling Davis has worked as an Inspector with the Authority. Prior to this role she worked as a  Civil Engineer for London Underground and Intel Ireland. Aisling specialises in health and safety in the construction industry. She has worked in Compliance and is currently working in Construction Policy.   Title: Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) Synopsis: This presentation will look at MEWPs and the main types used in the Construction Industry. Other aspects which Aisling will focus on will be training, common hazards associated wit...

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    • Patrick Bamming - CTA & Data Protection Officer (TUEV), Datasona Ltd.

      Patrick Bamming – CTA & Data Protection Officer (TUEV), Datasona Ltd. 

      Patrick has been the head of the tax and legal department of Datasona Ltd.  Ireland for 12 years. He currently has more than 120 clients. Patrick has a German university business degree (Diplom Kaufmann). Patrick successfully completed an exam on the new General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR, Datenschutzbeauftragter TÜV). The course focused on the legal requirements for companies, data mapping, duties of the Data Protection Officer, dealing with the national authorities for data collection and the IT requirements to secure data. The training course was organised and certified by the German c...

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    • John Lowry-Project Director, EirGrid Group, Ireland

      John Lowry-Project Director, EirGrid Group, Ireland 

      John Lowry MBA, Project Director with EirGrid Group. John has extensive experience of innovation, strategy and asset management in the energy sector. He is a Chartered Engineer with a wide range of management experience of renewable integration in Ireland from an infrastructure and market development perspective. As part of electricity deregulation in Ireland, John played a key role in setting up key functions within the newly formed TSO as well as overseeing development of significant volumes of new connections, national infrastructure projects and implementation of EirGrids grid development ...

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    • Rinnell Mendoza - Manufacturing Engineer, Stryker

      Rinnell Mendoza – Manufacturing Engineer, Stryker 

      Rinnell graduated from the National University of Ireland Galway in 2017 with a B.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering and a focus on Hydroxyapatite coatings research in his final year. He is currently working as a Coatings Manufacturing Engineer with Stryker. Prior to joining Stryker, he completed his internship with DePuy Synthes, Companies of Johnson and Johnson as a student Project Engineer working on 2D Barcode Implementation across multiple products.

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    • Ian Devine -Head of Asset Care - Dublin Airport Authority

      Ian Devine -Head of Asset Care – Dublin Airport Authority 

      Ian Devine – Head of Asset Care – Dublin Airport.  Chartered Engineering with 15 year’s experience in the design, delivery and maintenance airport infrastructure.Currently leading up a team of 200 plus staff with responsibility for the safety and reliability of Dublin Airport assets through the efficient front-line delivery of maintenance & engineering activities across the entire airport including the airfield, campus and both Terminals 1 and 2

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    • Graham Baitson-Principal Software Engineer McKesson

      Graham Baitson-Principal Software Engineer McKesson 

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    • Ciara Halloran - Client Development Manager, Irish Management Institute (IMI)

      Ciara Halloran – Client Development Manager, Irish Management Institute (IMI) 

      Ciara Halloran is a Client Development Manager with the Irish Management Institute (IMI), where she is responsible for the development of customised learning interventions that develop talent and deliver organisational behavioural change. She works with senior teams across the indigenous, multinational and public sectors in Ireland and overseas. Her clients include leading organisations within the construction and transport industries. Before joining IMI, Ciara worked as an Associate Director of Partner Development in Executive Education with INSEAD Business School in France. Here she worke...

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    • Dr. Houssem Jerbi - Chief Data Scientist, Smart pmo

      Dr. Houssem Jerbi – Chief Data Scientist, Smart pmo 

      Houssem Jerbi is founder and chief data science consultant at smart pmo. He helps companies and governments realise their business visions from the development of a data strategy through its implementation using artificial intelligence and data analytics. Previously, he worked at Facebook, Dublin and Insights, Dublin. He has led high-impact data science projects in Internet, Retail, Digital & Social Media, Advertising, Hospitality, Public Sector and Real estates. Houssem holds Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from University of Toulouse, France.   Title: ...

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    • Conor Feeney  - Business Development Manager, Castlehaven Finance

      Conor Feeney – Business Development Manager, Castlehaven Finance 

      Conor Feeney has over 20 years of experience in what has mainly been residential development lending. He held senior roles in the National Asset Management Agency and Bank of Scotland before joining Castlehaven Finance, where he is responsible for business development in and around Cork, Galway, and Limerick.   Title: Effective Finance for Development Synopsis: Conor will discuss some of the key features of development finance in Ireland, outlining the effective development lending model being operated by Castlehaven Finance.

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    • Richard Thorpe - Group Executive Director, Service Matters

      Richard Thorpe – Group Executive Director, Service Matters 

      Richard Thorpe is an international marketing and business strategist with over 17 years’ experience leading businesses to success. A flair for design and visualisation, a proven record of success in creating solutions and campaigns to drive clients brand development, market expansion and profitability. Communicative and intuitive, Richard Thorpe has been involved in both innovation and facility services business nearly all his life.   Title:  The Future of FM Synopsis: Where have we come from? Where are we going? IoT within FM...

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    • Ronan O’Sullivan - Chief Technology Officer, Initiafy

      Ronan O’Sullivan – Chief Technology Officer, Initiafy 

      Ronan is CTO of Initiafy and is responsible for the technical vision of the company and the platform. He has a Bsc in computer science and an Msc in augmented reality from Trinity College. He worked in the games industry in Ireland as an engineer before joining the software company Automsoft in 2005, where he worked in process control and data acquisition for companies in the pharmaceutical, oil and gas and manufacturing industries. In 2010, Ronan was appointed CTO of the rewards platform, ChannelForge, where he led the development of cloud-based SaaS product. In 2017, Ronan joined Initiafy as...

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    • Julie Currid - COO & Co-founder, Initiafy

      Julie Currid – COO & Co-founder, Initiafy 

      Julie’s career has centred around marketing and strategy for over 13 years. She started in the safety software world in 2010 and has been exploring the needs of large corporations ever since. She started Initiafy in 2012 with her business partner, Sean Fennell, and together they have fine-tuned a contractor management platform which now has over 300,000 users and hundreds of global customers, focusing mainly in heavy industry such as construction, mining and energy. In 2016 Julie won the ‘Women Mean Business’ award for Newcomer of the Year and in 2017 she won the runner-ups prize for the Best ...

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    • Robbie Devlin - Area Sales Manager - Ireland, HID Global

      Robbie Devlin – Area Sales Manager – Ireland, HID Global 

      Area Sales Manager for HID (PACS) Physical Access Control Division -  Ireland. Working  with the leading security companies in Ireland and supporting some of the world’s leading brands at a local level in relation to access control and door security.   Title: Merging Security and Convenience with HID mobile access Synopsis: This talk will centre around are relatively new mobile access control system. Through our new access control card readers, we allow people to use their mobile phones to open doors that they would traditionally been open throug...

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    • Anil Kumar Nayak, Principal Consultant - Blockchain  Wipro

      Anil Kumar Nayak, Principal Consultant – Blockchain Wipro 

      Anil is a principal consultant with Wipro Technologies with over 12 years of experience in Treasury implementation/transformation projects. He is Council member for Blockchain, IoT and Artificial Intelligence at Wipro. His professional activities includes Consulting CIO’s on Digital Strategy, Architecture & Delivery Roadmap. He loves to teach and is an invited guest lecturer at International Universities (covering Emerging Technologies).He works with start-up’s to create partnership with Wipro Technologies/Ventures, contributes as expert member of NSAI (National Standards Authority of Irel...

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    • Daryl Burrowes - Sales Director, HomeSecure.ie

      Daryl Burrowes – Sales Director, HomeSecure.ie 

      Daryl Burrowes has been working in sales and marketing for in excess of 15 years. After running one of Irelands leading Direct Sales and Marketing Companies (XR Marketing Ltd.) for over a decade, he has recently made the move to HomeSecure.ie - Irelands fastest growing Smart Home Securtity Solution.   Title: Financially Beneficial Business Partnerships Synopsis: In the current market consumers are constatntly looking for more bang for their buck. In this short talk Daryl will discuss the benifits of having partnerships throughout several differnt...

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    • Valerie Walsh-Vice President of Asset Management for Digital Realty in EMEA

      Valerie Walsh-Vice President of Asset Management for Digital Realty in EMEA 

      Valerie Walsh is the Vice President of Asset Management for Digital Realty in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Ms Walsh joined Digital Realty as one of the first employees in Europe, through an acquisition in 2006. As Head of Asset Management, Valerie has responsibility for the financial performance of the portfolio of thirty-five properties in EMEA, ensuring the Company maintains continued growth, through successful new signings, on-going control of expenses and retaining our required returns on capital invested in the region.Over the course of her 10+ years’ experience with Digital Rea...

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    • Tanya Duncan- Managing Director ,  Interxion

      Tanya Duncan- Managing Director , Interxion 

      With over 15 years in the ICT industry, Tanya began her career in the Telecoms sector with roles at both KPNQwest and Esat BT. Tanya then joined Interxion in 2001, where she held a number of positions before becoming Managing Director in 2005.

Tanya’s customer focus coupled with a strong understanding of both business and technical requirements has propelled Interxion’s success in the Irish data centre market. Tanya has played a vital role in the positioning and development of Interxion’s data centres in Ireland.

Tanya holds a degree in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering from Trinity...

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    • Jim Rice - Chairman & Non-Executive Director, Sirus

      Jim Rice – Chairman & Non-Executive Director, Sirus 

      Mr. Rice is a Chartered Engineer and is currently Chairman of the Irish Manufacturer’s Association within Ibec, Ireland’s largest and most active business representation organisation. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the Irish technology sector to Host in Ireland, including 16 years as Country President of Schneider Electric Ireland, and as an Independent Chairman and Non-Executive Director of a number of Irish engineering and technology companies, and trade organisations. In 2015, Mr. Rice was knighted by the French government as a Chevalier de l’order National du Merit for his c...

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    • Matt Porter - Managing Director, Kedington

      Matt Porter – Managing Director, Kedington 

      Matt is a highly experienced engineer and with 28 years of experience. A Consulting Engineer, Matt joined Kedington in 1995 initially as a Senior Design Engineer. Subsequently he was appointed head of its IP Infrastructure division in 1997 and became Managing Director in 2003. Matt has a proven track record of growing and developing Kedington’s networking business across several markets and segments. Kedington is now employing circa 200 staff and is the leading IT networking company in Ireland

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    • Simon Allen - Executive Director, Infrastructure Masons

      Simon Allen – Executive Director, Infrastructure Masons 

      Simon has worked in the Data Center sector for over 15 years managing international teams delivering large Data Center and communication infrastructures.Simon is London based and founded the UK Data Centre Interest Group (UKDCIG) in 2011 set up to share experiences amongst Data Center Operators and Design & Build consultants to explore innovative methodologies and technologies.This year Simon was appointed Executive Director of the Infrastructure Masons (iM) which is a global, non-profit, professional association guided by an Advisory Council of industry leaders responsible for the largest...

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    • Ciaran Hyland- Vice President, Primary Integration

      Ciaran Hyland- Vice President, Primary Integration 

      Ciaran is the Vice President of Primary Integrations European Operations. He holds over 15 years of MEP construction and commissioning experience, working in mission critical, power generation, and pharmaceutical facilities. Ciaran has extensive experience in the European Data Centre sector, managing the construction and commissioning of large scale mission critical facilities.

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    • Ken Finnegan - Director of Technology and Innovation, Harbour Innovation Campus

      Ken Finnegan – Director of Technology and Innovation, Harbour Innovation Campus 

      Ken Finnegan has recently joined the Harbour Innovation Campus as Director of Technology and Innovation. The campus will leverage Ireland’s capability in areas such as artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual Reality, data analytics, the internet of things, 5G and blockchain to facilitate and help companies co-innovate and co-create solutions in application areas such as FinTech, MarineTech, AgriFoodTech, CommTech, Smart Cities and Energy. Ken was previously Chief Technologist with IDA Ireland where he assisted in the process of providing state aid to support industrial growth and jobs....

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    • Diane Hodnett - CEO & Executive Director Business Professional, Host in Ireland

      Diane Hodnett – CEO & Executive Director Business Professional, Host in Ireland 

      CEO, Board Director and entrepreneur who has led/served as principal in global Internet Infrastructure and eCommerce/ Technology Solutions companies. Advisor to private Technology Investors infrastructure and Investment Companies. Has worked in the Datacentre/ Comms industry since 2003 leading Corporate Development and M&A activities in the US, Europe and Asia (Singapore). Diane is currently CEO, iSquared Advisory Limited, providing boutique advisory services to early stage companies, investment firms, and established organisations seeking advice and guidance related to Internet infrast...

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    • Peter Connolly - Regional Manager - Ireland, EnerNOC

      Peter Connolly – Regional Manager – Ireland, EnerNOC 

      Peter currently leads EnerNOC’s client facing activities within Ireland. Prior to this, he spent 10 years in various management and market development positions within the Danish headquartered building technologies organisation, the VKR-Group. A mechanical engineering graduate with a MSc in energy from the Dublin Institute of Technology, he has been involved in the design and project management of award winning energy efficient buildings and systems across Europe, APAC and the US

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    • Tommy Fitzpatrick - Business Unit Director, CBRE

      Tommy Fitzpatrick – Business Unit Director, CBRE 

      With 15 years of critical environment experience Tommy has established a new start up business in Ireland for CBRE Norland. As Global Account Director for the Data Center Solution Division, Tommy has vast experience mobilising greenfield data centers across 3 continents and the challenges this entails. Technically strong with a focus on human factors and behaviours has enabled him to develop an unrivalled mission critical offering. Now recognised as industry leaders in the full life cycle of data centers, CBRE can support Hosting in Ireland in the promotion of 5p’s from consultancy to the appl...

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    • Bernard Geoghegan - Data Center Executive, Host in Ireland

      Bernard Geoghegan – Data Center Executive, Host in Ireland 

      Bernard Geoghegan Data Center Executive Bernard Geoghegan is a veteran of the IT industry with over 30 years’ experience in the sector and has served in a number of senior roles in the Data Centre industry. Mr. Geoghegan recently served as Interim Managing Director for Interxion Deutschland GmbH. Prior to this Mr. Geoghegan served as Managing Director and SVP EMEA for Digital Realty and was responsible for managing the Company’s operations and corporate activities in EMEA. Prior to this, Mr. Geoghegan served as executive vice president of Colt Data Centre Services, a modular data center provid...

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    • Eddie Kilbane - Dataplex Group

      Eddie Kilbane – Dataplex Group 

      Eddie Kilbane is a seasoned Entrepreneur specialising in Data Centre Developments, having developed a number of facilites. Eddie has used his background in main stream construction to bring a different perspective to his and his partners investments, continuously achieving major signings with the largest Colocation companies in the world. Eddie has recently invested in Software, Research and Horticulture companies and supports them in their growth, using his extensive experience in multi disciplines.

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    • William O'Connell - Cloud Sales Manager Europe, Commscope

      William O’Connell – Cloud Sales Manager Europe, Commscope 

      With over 35 years of  experience, in System Engineering, Project Management, Technical Support and Sales, Willie has worked in Africa, Germany and the UK at various times during his career.    For the past fifteen years Willie has been immersed in the Data Centre sector in Ireland, UK and across Europe. In the past Willie has served as Chairman of the BICSI Irish branch and served on the ISO/IEC Working Group 3 (Premises Cabling) and is currently a member of the Infrastructure Masons European group

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    • Willie Norse - Executive Director, CBRE

      Willie Norse – Executive Director, CBRE 

      Willie has over 25 years’ experience in the commercial property market in Ireland.  He has responsibility for brokerage across a number of business divisions within CBRE, including, but not limited to, capital markets, offices, industrial and development land.  Willie acts on behalf of some of the most active investors in the wider commercial property market in Ireland including indigenous institutions, REITs and international funds and investors. He has had ongoing involvement with the data centre industry occupiers from their first forays into Dublin in the early 2000’s, right up to the p...

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    • Alan McHugh - Associate Director, Kirby’s Engineering

      Alan McHugh – Associate Director, Kirby’s Engineering 

      Alan is an Associate Director with overall responsibility for Kirby’s Power Transmission and Distribution business. A highly experienced power industry leader, Alan works closely with new and existing customers to deliver quality, high-value services. He is centrally involved in the running of all aspects of the Business Unit, from concept consulting expertise to engineering, construction and handover. Alan has been awarded an Electrical Engineering degree from UCD, Diplomas in Business Finance and Project Management and Certificates in Irish Government & Politics as well as Supervisory Ma...

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    • Derek Kelly - Regional Sales Manager, Universal Electric Corporation (UEC)

      Derek Kelly – Regional Sales Manager, Universal Electric Corporation (UEC) 

      Derek Kelly recently joined Universal Electric Corporation (UEC) as Regional Sales Manager in Ireland. Derek’s primary responsibilities are to drive sales and business development in Ireland while expanding growth and awareness of the Starline product suite. Prior to joining UEC, Derek spent 23 years with ABB working in a variety of sales and business development roles, of which the last 12 were spent as Sales Manager of the Electrification Division. While at ABB, he concentrated his efforts on the data centre market and other renewable segments, such as EV Charging. A time served Electrical T...

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    • Eoin Lambkin- Founder & Director Circular Data Solutions

      Eoin Lambkin- Founder & Director Circular Data Solutions 

      An ‘old timer’ of the wireless communications industry, Eoin gracefully exited to concentrate on investing and developing new business opportunities. In 2015 he co-founded Circular Data Solutions Ltd, a company specialising in supplying equipment that destroys ‘end of life’ data storage devices. Eoin is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Catalyst Inc Innovation Centre Belfast providing mentoring to start-up companies with high growth potential. Working closely with international Government departments and commercial organisations providing solutions to ensure the chain of custody of thei...

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    • Brian Quinn - Associate, Quigg Golden

      Brian Quinn – Associate, Quigg Golden 

      Brian Quinn is an Associate at Construction Law & Procurement specialist, Quigg Golden, where he advises on construction claims and disputes involving mediation, conciliation, adjudication and arbitration and tendering.  Brian is recognised for bringing a practical and commercially focused approach to all matters he is involved in.   Title: Contractual awareness and risk management Synopsis: Sound contractual awareness is key to the success of any construction contract.  In this talk, Brian Quinn will provide an overview of the mechanisms, an...

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    • Ollan Herr - Managing Director, Herr Ltd

      Ollan Herr – Managing Director, Herr Ltd 

      Ollan Herr has been a waste water engineer now for the past 30 years. Now that the "Circular Economy" agenda is becoming so important and phosphorus is in such limited supply,  Ollan is now involved in providing systems to  separate,  recycle and reuse the nutrients that are contained in domestic waste water in order to grow food locally and sustainably; without the problem of toxic metals, ingested pharmaceuticals or the creation of  greenhouse gases.   Title: The urgency to recycle phosphorus from domestic waste water to avoid a food security crisis

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    • Eilísh Hardiman - Group Chief Executive, Children's Hospital Group

      Eilísh Hardiman – Group Chief Executive, Children’s Hospital Group 

      Eilísh Hardiman is Group Chief Executive of the Children's Hospital Group since 2013. This Hospital Group is one of seven across the acute hospital system in Ireland and consists of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin; Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and the National Children’s Hospital at Tallaght Hospital, in partnership with several academic institutions in Ireland providing paediatric healthcare education and research. The remits of the Children’s Hospital Group Board is to oversee the integration the three existing children’s hospitals into a new single legal entity we...

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    • Thomas Gilligan-Director of Services, Mayo County Council

      Thomas Gilligan-Director of Services, Mayo County Council 

      Tom Gilligan is currently a Director of Services with Mayo County Council. His role involves responsibility for Housing, Roads, Services Development, Procurement and Efficiency within the local authority. Prior to joining Mayo County Council, Tom worked with Limerick City and County Council as its Head of Finance .

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    • Jorge Valle Garcia-Taheño - Director, iWhoAmI

      Jorge Valle Garcia-Taheño – Director, iWhoAmI 

      With an extended career in Information Systems and experience in managing Assets, Logistics and Distribution in 5 countries, Jorge and the iWhoAmI team of proffessionals have bundled together 3 technologies; code label printing, computer processing and mobile user interfaces, so our customers can flexibly and easily manage their assets and processes.   Title: Managing your assets from the tips of your fingers

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    • Garry Connolly - Founder & President, Host in Ireland

      Garry Connolly – Founder & President, Host in Ireland 

      Garry Connolly is the President and Founder of Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, and winner of the Datacloud Europe 2016 award for Innovative Data Center Location. He is also Co-chair of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Awareness Coalition, a not-for-profit initiative designed to raise awareness of the data privacy obligations for companies resulting from the implementation of the GDPR. A much sought-after keynote speaker, panelist and moderator at global industry events, Garry regular...

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    • Martin Reilly - Business Development Manager, EMEA

      Martin Reilly – Business Development Manager, EMEA 

      Martin, has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 15 years. Before joining PCCW Global, Martin worked as VP of Sales at Aqua Comms managing the cloud & content division, largely made up of Over-the-top (OTT) service providers. He has extensive market knowledge and experience having worked with Hibernia Networks, COLT and BT. Over the next two years, the number of Hyperscale data centers is set to reach the 500 milestone as we continue to see an increasing demand for public cloud services, so Martin anticipates a busy time ahead for Infrastructure builds.

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    • Ivan Hobvcik - International Manager, Schneider

      Ivan Hobvcik – International Manager, Schneider 

      Ivan Habovcik is a successful international manager with a career of repeat success growing sales, revenue and profits. Ivan has opened several business entities, implemented strategies for accelerated growth or turnaround of organisations and has led the successful consolidation of several others. He has a strong results-oriented personality and proven success record in general management, sales, public relations, business development, M&As, and transforming businesses. Ivan has international experience in mature and emerging markets across Central Europe and Southeast Asia, as well as bu...

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    • David McAuley - Founder, Bitpower

      David McAuley – Founder, Bitpower 

      He works at the interface between data and energy. His client base includes government agencies, data centre developers, and large energy users. He is an expert in power connections and energy efficiency, having spent a decade working in the energy policy system in Ireland. Prior to that he spent ten years in the high tech pharmaceutical and electronics manufacturing sectors, serving multinational clients. David has direct experience of Irish government and EU energy policy ranging from grid connections to research & development of renewable energy technologies. David studied Mechanical En...

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    • Bobby Gallagher - Managing Director, DFM Systems

      Bobby Gallagher – Managing Director, DFM Systems 

      Bobby Gallagher, founder of InControl Ltd - t/a DFM Systems, has worked in the construction industry for over 35 years and has developed considerable experienced in Estimating, Sales, Design and Project Management in large multi national organisations before setting up InControl Ltd in 2004. Bobby recognised the benefits that computer applications bring to the Constructions Industry and was the first Chairman of the Autocad Association of Ireland. He has built DFM Systems into one of the most widely recognised and respected Digital Documentation Delivery companies, providing services in Ire...

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    • Colm Burke - General Manager, Mercury Engineering

      Colm Burke – General Manager, Mercury Engineering 

      Colm has been with Mercury for 37 years and began working in Datacentre construction in 1999. He is currently responsible for multiple large projects in Ireland, Sweden and Denmark.

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