Main Stage

Speaker Series

The main stage at Career Zoo hosts over 60 inspiring speakers including founders, CEOs and top Irish and International industry experts.

Our speaker sessions at Career Zoo allow you to discover the companies, roles and trends that are shaping the world in which we live. From Cyber Security and Deep Data to Personal Robotics, FinTech and Gene Therapy, our speaker sessions explore some of some the breakthrough fields that will define generations to come.

Our Career Zoo comperes this year were Arlene O'Neill and Jonathan McCrea.

Schedule below is from October 2016.

March 2017 schedule coming soon!

10:30 panel: What makes a good workplace in 2016? Does company culture matter?

Compere Marie Reilly Content Editor,

Caroline McAniff Head of Recruitment, EY
Paul Regan Head of Organisational Capability & Change, Asavie
Hannes Krause Senior Associate Systems Engineer, SAS
Sharon Goff Head of Competence Readiness, Ericsson

Fintech 2.0

Compere Jonathan McCrea

David Tighe Head of Innovation, Bank of Ireland
Jonathan Ryder Payments & FinTech Lead Advisory, EY
David Roche Director of Financial Services, Pramerica
Orla Power Head of Marketing, Brite:Bill

Bristol-Myers Squibb Keynote

Compere Jonathan McCrea

Mike Furlong Executive Director, Cruiserath Biologics, BMS
Mairead Looby Director, Manufacturing Science & Technology, BMS
Donagh Walls Associate Director, QC Site Operations, BMS
Lisa Cahill HR Manager, BMS

Big Data: Where to Next?

Compere Jonathan McCrea

Barry James Analytics Manager, Bank of Ireland
Eoin O'Reilly Partner and Head of EY Ireland’s Data Analytics practice
Padraic Sheerin VP, Data Analytics, Pramerica
Professor Linda Doyle Professor of Engineering & The Arts/ Director of the CONNECT Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin

EY Keynote: Disruption in Professional Services

Compere Arlene O'Neill

Frank O'Keeffe Head of Assurance, EY
Julie Fenton Partner in Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services, EY
Eoin O'Reilly Partner and Head of EY Ireland’s Data Analytics practice
Sarah Connellan Tax Partner, People Advisory Services, EY

Cyber Security and the Digital Frontier

Compere Jonathan McCrea

Owen McHugh Technology Security Operations Manager, Bank of Ireland
Richard Harris Director of Service Delivery and Investigations, FireEye
Jason Guy Cyber Security Senior Manager, EY
Raluca Saceanu Marketing Manager & ISO Quality Manager, Smarttech
Chris Papathanasiou Director, DarkMatter

WITS Manifesto: Actions to improve gender balance in STEM and STEM careers

Compere Arlene O'Neill

Mairead Hurley European Projects Coordinator, Science Gallery Dublin
Mary Carroll Business Strategist and Coach & Vice-Chair of WITS (Women in Technology & Science) 2016
Marion Palmer Head of the Department of Technology and Psychology at IADT & Chair of WITS (Women in Technology and Science)
Pauline McCaffrey Technology Architect, Accenture, WITS Corporate member.

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