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. From biotech, big data, medtech, AI, women in STEM, workplace culture and project management, our speaker sessions explore some of some the breakthrough fields that will define generations to come.

Career Zoo West's main compere: Dr. Jessamyn Fairfield is a lecturer in the School of Physics at NUI Galway. She is also a comedian and science communicator who runs Bright Club Ireland, the variety night for lateral minds.


What Makes A Good Workplace Culture?

Compere Marie Reilly,

Emma Wadding HR Manager, BNP Paribas
Deirdre Giblin R&D Head of Operations and Programs, Ericsson R&D Ireland. 
Kevin Scahill EMEA & MEE Regional Head - Partner Service Delivery, SAP
Leaanne Mimnagh Human Resources Director, Pramerica

Ericsson – Innovating Technology for Good

Deirdre Giblin Head of Operations and Programs, Ericsson R&D Ireland
Damien O'Toole Master Engineer, Ericsson
Darren Kane Software Engineer, Ericsson
Ayda Babaei Intern - Data Science, Ericsson

A Career In Biotech

Compere Dr. Jessamyn Fairfield

Victor Úbeda Roncero HR Business Partner, Grifols
Rebecca Power Quality Assurance Specialist, BioNua
Brendan Gallagher Senior Director of Product Development, Medtronic

Women in STEM in 2017

Compere Dr. Jessamyn Fairfield

Leeanne Mimnagh HR Director, Pramerica
Rachel O'Toole Head Agile Coach, Ericsson
Deirdre Arnold Training & Employment Officer (ICT AP), FIT Ltd.
Paula McDonnell Research & Development Senior Manager, Medtronic

AI & Big Data

Compere Dr. Jessamyn Fairfield

Sajeevah Achuthan Architect - Analytics Platform, Ericsson
Pat Hession Site Leader - Cloud Collaboration R&D Centre, Cisco
Colin Donnery General Manager, FRS Recruitment
Joe Dunleavy VP - Head of Innovation, Pramerica

The Next Generation Project Manager

Compere Ed Naughton, Institute of Project Management

Thomas Lambert Product Marketing Manager, Cisco
Fergal O'Mahony Project Management Specialist, Pramerica
Jim Geraghty Principal Project Manager, Medtronic

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