Main Stage

Speaker Series

The main stage at Career Zoo hosts 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.

Our compere for the day is Jess Kelly, Tech Correspondent and Presenter of Tech Talk on Newstalk.

10:45

Workplace Culture Panel: Key components of a great workplace culture

Compere Marie Reilly, Content Editor, Irishjobs.ie

Kevin Gordon, Talent Acquisition Manager, Amgen
Serena McGivney, Vice President - Recruitment, JP Morgan
Emer FitzPatrick, Project Manager, Digital Strategy and RegTech Solutions, BearingPoint
David Gonzales, Senior Engineer, nearForm
11:20

SAP Keynote: Bring Everything You Are. Become Everything You Want

Compere Jess Kelly, Newstalk

Jessica Hall, IXP Internship program Lead, SAP
Paul Cunningham, Head of Centre of Expertise Ireland, SAP
Sadhbh Carson, Commercial Sales Executive, SAP
Mark Ahern, Software Developer, SAP
12:00

Fintech Panel: Fintech is an unstoppable force, transforming the global financial services industry. How to take advantage of emerging trends and opportunities.

Compere Jess Kelly, Newstalk

Emma Walker, Managing Director, Wachsman
Chris Copp, Recruitment Manager, ‎Susquehanna International Group
Zuzanna Korsak, Vice President, Strategic Client Services Programme Manager, State Street
12:40

Tech Lightning Talk Series: Get the inside view into the tech you could be working on with these top tech employers.

12:40 David Gonzales, Senior Engineer, nearForm - Living the nearForm way
12:55 Mark Ahern, Software Developer, SAP - Life @ SAP
13:10 Frank O'Connor, Co Founder & CEO, Airtel ATN - Airtel – A leader in Aviation Communication Technology
13:25 Chris Slattery, Principal Consultant, Version 1 - Life on the Edge – 10 things Version 1 are working on
13:40 JP Howe, Director Delivery & Ciaran O’Connell, ‎Director of Architecture, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Transforming the Educational Experience
14:00

Women ReBOOT

Compere Jess Kelly, Newstalk

Josephine Austin, Human Resources Director, Ocuco
Maire Hunt, Network Director, Software Skillnet
Neha Katoch, Software Engineer, Mastercard
14:20

JP Morgan Keynote: “Ask J.P. Morgan”

Carin Bryans, Senior Country Officer & CEO of JP Morgan Bank (Ireland) plc
Joan Kehoe, Global Head of Alternative Investment Services, JP Morgan Bank
Fearghal Woods, Head of EMEA Product Management for Fund Administration, JP Morgan Bank
15:00

Biotech Panel: Careers with Purpose

Compere Jess Kelly, Newstalk

Susan Hynes, Site Lead, Shire Dunboyne
Killian O’Driscoll, Director of Projects, NIBRT
Francis McCaffrey, HR Manager, Mylan Dublin Respiratory
15:40

Tech companies are not just for techies

Compere Jess Kelly, Newstalk

Andrea Reger, Senior Recruiter, Autodesk
Celine Notin, ‎EMEA Talent Acquisition Specialist, Eaton
Jennifer Kennedy, Recruitment Lead EMEA & APAC, Twilio
Francesco Mondo, Account Executive, SAP

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