Beyond IoT provides a unique opportunity to network with multi-nationals, SME’s, entrepreneurs and academics. Attendees are coming to hear from technology experts on what to expect from the next wave of tech innovation and investment. By affiliating with this event you will be exposed to over 600 delegates along with top technology innovators and investors from Silicon Valley & Europe.
Industry Director and Technology Gateway Manager | Nimbus Technology Gateway
Richard Linger is currently the Industry Director and Technology Gateway Manager in Nimbus – Munster Technological University. Here we develop new embedded computing technologies for Industry. Our 70+ technology team delivers over 70 projects on average a year and have a turnover of €4.5m. We focus on IoT / Cyber Physical Systems / AI / Extended Reality / Hardware / Software / UI&UX technology applications across all domains. Richard is also a serial entrepreneur and mentor.
EMEA Director for IoT and Engineering Services
A Graduate of Plymouth University, England having studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Over 25 years’ experience in the Semiconductor and Wireless Communications market supporting consumer, industrial medical and mobile customers. Has held regional and global positions in both Semiconductor Manufacturers and Distributors including placements in Silicon Valley, North America and Sweden and Finland.
MD | Microsoft for Startups Europe
Andrew is the Managing Director for Microsoft Startups Europe, covering 17 countries, where he engages to identify, support and develop start-ups and scale-ups who have the potential to be incredible partners with Microsoft. Andrew focuses on developing businesses by helping them evolve, develop new revenue, and engage with the Microsoft customers to close new business. Andrew has worked in leadership roles in Sales, Digital Marketing, Strategy and Customer Success across Organisational Change, Mobile Telecoms and Cloud for multinational organisations.
Microsoft for Start-ups is a comprehensive program that delivers the technology, go-to-market and community benefits needed to catalyse start-up success. The program helps B2B start-ups from more than 140 countries sell through their game-changing solutions to Microsoft’s enterprise customers. Committed to listening to the needs of diverse start-up communities around the world, Microsoft for Start-ups offers include a wide range of technical and commercial supports to enable start-ups to scale and grow.
CEO | Stracos Umbrella of Companies
Brandon is a brilliant individual whom consistently achieves outstanding results with proven methods and with an insatiable desire to deliver truly great solutions. While working with him, I had the opportunity to assist him in his guaranteed success and saw him taking a company at the time unbeknownst to Microsoft, to closing multiple long lasting, high impact collaborations making SteriTrack, now one of the most relevant partners in the Microsoft Partner Network. He is an asset to any company and someone that companies would be astonished to have on their team.
Colin Mac Hale
EMEA Territory Director – Distribution, Partners & Programs | INTEL CORPORATION
Colin is the EMEA Territory Director – Distribution, Partners & Programs. He is responsible for Intel product sales through Distribution and Partners, as well as Partner programs in the region.
Colin has significant experience in various leadership roles in Intel, of selling and making technology markets across all of EMEA. He is an expert in building and leading multi-national, culturally attuned sales teams deployed across EMEA. He and his teams have sold cutting edge solutions to customers in a myriad of industry verticals. He has experience of selling into the Health, Life Sciences, Education, Government, Enterprise, Telco, Financial Services and SME verticals. He has teamed with ISVs, OEMs, SIs, and ODMs to provide industry wide eco-system solutions to customers. He also completed an assignment as Chief of Staff to the EMEA Corporate Vice President. He is a trained and experienced spokesperson and influencer to and for the industry to the media, government and industry bodies.
Colin has experience in HQ, EMEA, UK & Irish Computer industry.
He is based in Ireland, married with three daughters. He enjoys road cycling.
Dr Sally Eaves
Emergent Technology CTO | Global Strategy Advisor – Blockchain AI FinTech | Social Impact | Keynote Speaker and Author
Sally combines a depth of experience as a Chief Technology Officer, Practising Professor of Blockchain, Founder and Global Strategic Advisor, specialising in the application of emergent technologies for both business and societal benefit. She works globally with bleeding edge disruptors to apply her expertise in blockchain, artificial intelligence, digital transformation, smart cities and emergent technology convergence to affect lasting and purpose driven change. Sally strongly believes in technology as an enabler for social good and has founded Aspirational Futures to help guide, empower and support our next generation of interdisciplinary talent.
Prof John Barrett
Head of Centre | Nimbus Research Centre
Professor John Barrett is Centre Director of the Nimbus Research Centre. Moving from his previous position of Assistant Director of the National Microelectronics Research Centre (now Tyndall National Institute) at University College Cork, he joined Cork Institute of Technology in 1999 as a lecturer and researcher in Electronic Engineering. He was seconded to the Nimbus Research Centre in 2009 as Head of Academic Studies and a member of the Centre’s Executive. He was designated as a Professor by CIT in 2016. He has been involved in national, EU and industry research for over 35 years with an extensive funding, publication, invited speaker and postgraduate supervision record. He is currently also Assistant Director of the SFI Centre for Research Training in Advanced Networks for Sustainable Societies.
CEO | 410Labs
Dave Troy is a serial entrepreneur and community activist in Baltimore, Maryland. He is currently CEO and product architect at 410 Labs, maker of the popular e-mail management tools Mailstrom.co and Chuck. He has been acknowledged by the founding team at Twitter as the first developer to utilize the Twitter API, with his project “Twittervision,” which was featured in the 2008 MoMA exhibition “Design and the Elastic Mind,” curated by Paola Antonelli. His current projects use social network data to map cities. He is also organizer of TEDxMidAtlantic in Washington, DC and is passionate about data, cities, and entrepreneurship. He lives in Baltimore with his wife and two children.
Dr Donna O’ Shea
Chair of Cybersecurity | Munster Technological University
Donna O’Shea is an experienced and professional academic with extensive expertise in student supervision and research. Passionate about ensuring the best student outcomes and maximising the impact of research in papers, journals and competitions. Group lead of Ríomh – Intelligent Secure Systems group, with a research focus in the application of AI to help solve some of most pressing cybersecurity challenges that we face as a society today including malware threats, critical infrastructure protection and hybrid threats. Co-lead in establishing Ireland’s National Cybersecurity Cluster, called CyberIreland, which is funded by the IDA with the key objective of establishing Ireland as a centre of excellence in cybersecurity. Extensive experience in industry engagement with real world practical experience in designing and developing complex systems.
Program Director | IBM Security
Andrea Manning is an experienced and recognised cybersecurity and GDPR expert and speaker. Driven by her love of data, Andrea’s super power is her combination of a strategic marketing mindset coupled with an extensive technical background. As founder of Data Influence, and her new startup, CyberPie, her goals include helping micro enterprises and startups protect their businesses and their customers through a simple, human-centric approach to cybersecurity and storytelling. She champions a simple approach to cybersecurity and one that resonates with small businesses. In addition to these roles, Andrea has been recognised by ITAG, the Local Enterprise Office and Cyber Women Ireland for her extraordinary commitment to GDPR and cybersecurity in today’s online environment. Andrea is also a mentor of the Online Cyber Security Conversion Programme and a committed, vocal advocate for diversity and inclusion.
Managing Director | Accenture Ireland security lead | Vice Chair Cyber Ireland | SC EMEA top 50 woman of influence | WEF cyber contributor
Jacky leads Accenture’s security business in Ireland and has 20+ years’ experience in technology and cyber security consulting. She holds an MSc in Digital investigations and Forensic computing, a GCFA and a GICSP. She has worked across multiple industry sectors and specialises in helping organisations to understand and treat their cyber risk. Jacky has had the experience of investigating many large and small scale national and international breaches. She is also Vice-chair on the board of CyberIreland and is an adjunct lecturer for UCD on their MSc in forensics and security.
In 2018, she was awarded ‘Security Champion of the Year’ in Ireland for her contribution to the Irish security industry and her mentorship and encouragement of women in security”
Game and XR Consultant, formerly Magic Leap
Tadhg Kelly is a highly experienced consultant in augmented reality, virtual reality and video games. Originally from Dublin but long-since emigrated, Tadhg worked in the games industry in the UK for over a decade as designer, producer, startup founder and columnist for TechCrunch before departing to the US in 2013. He now lives in and works in Seattle, where he has established himself as an expert in VR/AR production and management of external developers. Tadhg is currently consulting, and you can find him at email@example.com or @tiedtiger on Twitter.
Prof Sanjay Sarma
Vice President for Open Learning MIT Open Learning
Sanjay Sarma is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He is also the Vice President for Open Learning. He co-founded the Auto-ID Center at MIT and developed many of the key technologies behind the EPC suite of RFID standards now used worldwide. He was the founder and CTO of OATSystems, which was acquired by Checkpoint Systems (NYSE: CKP) in 2008. He serves on the boards of GS1US, Hochschild Mining and edX. Dr. Sarma received his Bachelors from the Indian Institute of Technology, his Masters from Carnegie Mellon University and his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. Sarma also worked at Schlumberger Oilfield Services in Aberdeen, UK, and at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories in Berkeley, California. He has authored over 150 papers in sensing, IoT, RFID, manufacturing and other fields. He is author of the recently published book, “Grasp: The Science Transforming How we Learn.”
Deputy Chief Information Officer | United States Air Force
Ms. Lauren Knausenberger serves as the Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for the Department of the Air Force. As the DCIO, Ms. Knausenberger leads two directorates and supports 20,000 cyber operations and support personnel across the globe. She provides oversight of the Department of the Air Force’s Information Technology portfolio including the IT investment strategy from networks to cloud computing, Enterprise policies, information resources management, IT innovation initiatives, and information assurance. Her organization enables the integration of Air & Space Force warfighting and mission support capabilities by networking and securing air, space, and terrestrial assets.
Capt. Michael Kanaan
Director of Operations | Air Force & MIT Artificial Intelligence Accelerator & Author of “T-Minus AI”
Captain Michael Kanaan was the former co-chair of artificial intelligence for the U.S. Air Force and currently the Director of Operations for the Air Force / MIT Artificial Intelligence Accelerator. He was named to the Forbes “30 Under 30” list and received the US Government’s 68th Arthur S. Flemming Award (an honor shared by past recipients Neil Armstrong, Robert Gates, and Elizabeth Dole). Kanaan is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy and previously led a National Intelligence Campaign for Operation Inherent Resolve in Syria and Iraq.
Chairman and Chief Revenue Officer | DataLucent
Milton Pedraza is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Luxury Institute, and Chairman and Chief Revenue Officer of DataLucent.
Today, Luxury Institute is the world’s most trusted research, training, and elite business solutions partner for luxury and premium goods and services brands. Over the last 17 years, we have served over 1,100 luxury and premium goods and services brands.
Milton advises and coaches luxury CEOs and advises and serves on the boards of top-tier luxury and premium brands, as well as luxury and premium startups. He is a member of the Advisory Board at the Ultra High Net Worth Institute. He is a frequent speaker at corporate events worldwide. He is known for his practical, innovative and humanistic insights and recommendations on luxury and high performance. Milton is the most quoted global luxury industry expert in leading media and publications. He is a recognized investor and authority on the Personal Data Economy, Privacy and Personalization, Customer Relationship Management and Artificial Intelligence technologies. Prior to founding the Luxury Institute, his successful career at Fortune 100 companies included executive roles at Altria, PepsiCo, Colgate, Citigroup and Wyndham Worldwide.
Milton is a frequent guest speaker at Columbia University and has presented at Harvard. He has been recognized as a top Latin Entrepreneur by Stanford Business School.
Milton was born in Colombia, raised in the United States, and has lived in several countries. He has conducted business in over 100 countries and speaks several languages.
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