Main Stage

Speaker Series

Tech on the Wild Atlantic Way
Main Stage Agenda 2020

Our speaker sessions at Career Zoo allow you to discover the companies, roles and trends that are shaping the world in which we live.

11.20

Fireside Chat with Dr Norah Patten, Aeronautical Engineer and Citizen Scientist-astronaut Candidate, Project PoSSum

Compere Jess Kelly Tech Correspondent and Presenter of Tech Talk on Newstalk

Dr Norah Patten Aeronautical engineer, academic and citizen scientist-astronaut candidate Project PoSSUM (Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere).
12.10

Jaguar Land Rover Ireland Keynote – Engineering the Future of Mobility

Compere Finbarr Murphy Head of Department University of Limerick & Lero

Garret Collins Software Manager
Paul Girr Chief Engineer
Kareena McMahon Senior Programme Manager
Tanya Flood Senior Software Developer
12.40

Tech / Life Balance Meet the workers in tech who have chosen the Wild Atlantic Way to do the best work of their careers.

Compere Jess Kelly Tech Correspondent and Presenter of Tech Talk on Newstalk

Arifa Khan Senior Software Developer, Jaguar Land Rover
Martin MCDonnell Senior Engineering Manager, WP Engine
Alexandre Miranda Senior Developer, Glass Lewis
Marie Reilly Content Editor, Irishjobs.ie
13.10

Fireside Chat with Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy CEO and Co-founder of ApisProtect

Compere Jess Kelly Tech Correspondent and Presenter of Tech Talk on Newstalk

Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy, CEO and Co-founder of ApisProtect
13.50

Sci-tech Ecosystem in the Midwest The Midwest has a vibrant and fast growing sci-tech ecosystem. Meet the people who are driving this growing hub and find out what the future holds.

Compere Jess Kelly Tech Correspondent and Presenter of Tech Talk on Newstalk

Nathan Tenzer Plant General Manager, Edwards Lifesciences
John Cormican General Manager, Jaguar Land Rover
Laura Ryan Head of Marketing and Communications, Limerick County Council
Haidee McMahon Director of Engineering, WP Engine
Graham Burns, Executive Committee, Limerick Chamber
14.20

How AI and Emerging Technologies are Reshaping our Careers

Compere Jess Kelly Tech Correspondent and Presenter of Tech Talk on Newstalk

Colin Donnery General Manager, FRS Recruitment
Peter Barry Chief Software Architect Jaguar Land Rover
Mark O'Brien Engineering Manager, WP Engine
Beth Jochim Director, Cueva Gallery
14.50

Opportunities in Medtech on the Wild Atlantic Way

Compere Jess Kelly Tech Correspondent and Presenter of Tech Talk on Newstalk

Sinead Galvin Talent Acquisition Lead, Edwards Lifesciences
Derek Perill Head of Business Development, FRS Recruitment
Claude Costelloe General Manager, Zimmer Biomet
Aine O’Dea Talent Acquisition Manager, Johnson & Johnson
15.20

In defence of uncertainty This talk discusses how absolute certainty is not only an unattainable goal so far as understanding people and the social world is concerned but also part of the reason we are currently experiencing algorithmic injustice and bias.

Abeba Birman Award-winning Ph.D. candidate, School of Computer Science and Informatics, University College Dublin, Ireland

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