Main Stage

09:30 - 09:45 Opening Address

MTU President and Richard Linger

Keynote

09:50 - 10:20 Making IoT a Reality

Andrew Bickley EMEA | Arrow Electronics

Panel Discussion

10:25 - 10:55 IoT to the Cloud - Trends and Opportunities

Brandon Donnelly Founder | Stracos LLC

Andrew Macadam Managing Director | Microsoft for Startups Europe

Andrew Bickley EMEA | Arrow Electronics

Colin MacHale Sales Director Partner Programs | Intel Corporation

Keynote

11:00 - 11:30 AI and Ethics - A human dilemma

Dr Sally Eaves Keynote Speaker & Author

Keynote

11:35 - 12:05 Emerging Technologies: Casting a Critical Eye on the Future of Work

Theo Priestley Futurist

Panel Discussion

12:10 - 12:30 Technology, Society and Environment - Compatible?

Dr Sally Eaves Keynote Speaker & Author

Prof John Barrett Head of Nimbus Research Centre

Dave Troy CEO | 410Labs

Theo Priestley Futurist

Panel Discussion

12:35 - 13:15 Cyber Security Threats and Opportunities

Dr Donna O' Shea Chair of Cyber Security | MTU

Marie Fraser Program Director | IBM Security

Andrea Manning GDPR & CyberSecurity | ITAG Digital Women's Forum | ITAG Cyber Forum

Jacky Fox Managing Director | Accenture Ireland security lead | Vice Chair Cyber Ireland | SC EMEA top 50 woman of influence | WEF cyber contributor

Keynote

13:20 - 13:50 Augmented Reality: Destructive Innovation and the Rise of Mixed Reality

Tadhg Kelly Game and XR Consultant, formerly Magic Leap

Brandon Donnelly Founder | Stracos LLC

Keynote

13:55 - 14:25 How to think about IoT and Innovation

Prof Sanjay Sarma Vice President | Open Learning MIT Open Learning

Fireside Chat

14:30 - 15:00 Artificial Intelligence: Oil or Electricity?

Lauren Knausenberger Deputy Chief Information Officer | United States Air Force

Michael Kanaan Author | T Minus AI

Keynote

15:05 - 15:35 If data is the lifeblood of business, you need an emergency transfusion

Milton Pedraza Chairman and Chief Revenue Officer  |  DataLucent

Keynote

15:40 - 16:10 Connecting assets - land/sea/space

Nic Chaillan Chief Software Officer | USAF Air Force

Keynote

16:15 - 16:35 Closing Address

Prof John Barrett Head of Centre | Nimbus Research Centre | MTU

Asia Section

08:00 - 08:10 Opening Address

Wen Chen Chairman | Ireland China Science And Technology Association

Richard Linger Technology Gateway Manager | Nimbus

Topic 01

08:10 - 08:25 The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre Competence Centre on Technology Transfer and Living Labs scheme

Mr. Alessandro Fazio Head of Competence Centre on Technology Transfer, European Commission, Joint Research Centre

08:25 - 08:35 The Application of Digital Technology in China Under Pandemic Crisis

Mr. Hong Jiqing Head of Science & Technology, Education, and Culture Section, Chinese Embassy to Ireland

Topic 02

08:35 - 08:50 Global FinTech Development and Hong Kong's Positioning in FinTech

Mr Joseph Chan Deputy Director of Financial Services and Treasury Bureau of Hong Kong SAR Government

Topic 03

08:50 - 09:05 The Development of Ningbo Digital Economy

Mr. Ding Haibin Chairman | Ningbo Association of Science and Technology

Topic 04

09:05 - 09:20 How To Do Business in China

Shay O' Sullivan Founder & CEO | EC-Centre

Panel Discussion

09:20 - 10:00 The Development of Digital Healthcare Under Pandemic Crisis

Brian Cahill Research Fellow | Nimbus Research Centre

Prof Alan Barrell Cambridge

Dr. Stanley Li Founder & CEO | DXL

Ms Xing Sun Head of AXA Next Business Innovation Centre, Asia

1-hour Break

10:00 - 11:00

Topic 05

11:00 - 12:00 How to develop and implement an Industry 4.0 IoT strategy for your business

Tim Crowe Founder and CEO | WrxFlo

15-min Break

12:00 - 12:15

Topic 06

12:15 - 13:15 The Development of International Digital Marketing Under Pandemic Crisis

Shay O’Sullivan Founder & CEO | EC-Centre

15-min Break

13:15 - 13:30

Topic 07

13:30 - 14:30 The Future of Digital Health Care

Prof Alan Barrell Chairman  |  Cambridge Learning Gateway Ltd

Research Stage

10:00 - 10:15 Opening Session 01

Dr Susan Rea Group Lead | Nimbus Research Centre

Dr Bernd-Ludwig Wenning Research Fellow | Nimbus Research Centre

Topic 01

10:15 - 10:40 Photonics as an Enabler for IoT

Dr Liam Lewis CAPPA

Topic 02

10:40 - 11:05 Addressing IoT Communication Demands by Optical Wireless Communication

Jean-Paul Linnartz Signify and TU Eindhoven

Topic 03

11:05 - 11:30 ChatPal - Your Positive Psychology Chatbot

Indika Dhanapala Nimbus Research Centre

Topic 04

11:30 - 11:55 FiT4FoF - Upskilling for factories of the Future

Jackie Kehoe Nimbus Research Centre

12:00 - 12:05 Opening Session 02

Dr Bernd-Ludwig Wenning Research Fellow | Nimbus Research Centre

Topic 05

12:05 - 12:30 Unlocking the energy saving potential in manufacturing systems

Dr Alan McGibney Group Lead | Nimbus Research Centre

Topic 06

12:30 - 12:55 Going to the edge - Bringing IoT and AI together

Michael Karner Virtual Vehicle

Topic 07

12:55 - 13:20 Beyond AI and IoT Research and Industrial opportunities

Dr Haithem Afli Computer Science | MTU

Topic 08

13:20 - 13:45 The future threads in AgriTech Innovation

Joseph Walsh Head of the School of STEM & Director of IMaR Research Centre and the AgriTech Centre of Excellence (ACE) | MTU

14:00 - 14:05 Opening Session 03

Dr Bernd-Ludwig Wenning Research Fellow | Nimbus Research Centre

Topic 09

14:05 - 14:30 Conducting Valuable Media Research in the Midst of a Pandemic

Dr William Brown Regent University

Topic 10

14:30 - 14:55 Security Considerations when Deploying a Software-Defined Network

Dylan Smyth Nimbus Research Centre

Topic 11

14:55 - 15:20 Bioinformatics and Computational Immunology in Health and Disease

Dr Cathriona Foley Biological Sciences | MTU

15:20-15-30 Closing Address

Dr Bernd-Ludwig Wenning Research Fellow | Nimbus Research Centre

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