Main Stage

Speaker Series

Main Stage

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

See our Career Zoo 2019 Main Stage topics and speakers below.

2020 agenda coming soon.

Speakers Career Zoo 2019

10:30

STEM Life Balance.Meet the trailblazing workers in sci-tech that have chosen the Midlands to do the best work of their careers.

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

Linda Gilmartin, Quality Systems Manager, Abbott
Margaret Grier Senior Engineer, Ericsson
Joanne Fayne Senior R&D Engineer, Teleflex
Andreea Cristescu, Software Developer, Neueda
11:20

Destination Athlone. The benefits of choosing the Midlands as a base and what leading companies are doing to attract and retain talent.

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

Brendan O'Dwyer, Area Senior Talent Acquisition Manager Abbott
Rory Glover, Technical & Improvement Program Manager, KCI
Michelle Hand, Sr Recruiter, PPD
Marie Reilly Content Editor, Irishjobs.ie
12:00

KCI Takeover

Anne Cuffe, Regional Sales Manager, KCI
Janice Coleman, Sr Hr Business Partner, KCI
Kevin Finnegan, Site Director, KCI
Larry Hillary, Manager, Mfg. Engineering & Process Excellence, KCI
Siobhan Heanue, Sr Quality Engineer, KCI
12:30

The Midlands and the West are fast becoming hubs for cutting-edge tech. From AI, 5G, IOT to biotech, find out how these companies are impacting our World.

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

Amanda Walsh, 5G Project Manager, Ericsson
Joe Smyth, VP of R&D AI Group, Genesys
Larry Hillary, Engineering Manager, KCI
Santanu Mazumdar, CTO, Sidero
13.10

Ericsson - Let's talk Software Development Takeover

Aine Coen, Senior Engineer, Ericsson
David Donnelly, Leadership Team, Ericsson
Pratibha Singh, Senior Engineer, Ericsson
Joseph O’Leary Engineer, Ericsson
Paul Hourican, Ericsson
13.40

Welcome to Athlone and the Midlands. One of the most important hubs in Europe for biopharma and medtech.

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

Niall Doyle, Financial Controller, Alkermes
Emmet Cronin, Site Leader, Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Brendan Moran, Site Leader, Teleflex
Robert Draper, Site Lead, Alexion
14.20

Abbott Takeover

Ciaran Corcoran, Site Director, Abbott
Karen Flanagan, Validation Team Leader, Abbott
Peter O’Boyle, Abbott
Sarah Adams, Planning and Purchasing Manager, Abbott
Eimear McGlade Manufacturing Support Manager. Abbott
14.50

The Midlands has a sci-tech ecosystem that’s second to none. 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

Ciaran Corcoran, Site Director, Abbott
Ken Whitelaw, Regional Manager, IDA Ireland | LinkedIn
Colin Donnery, General Manager, FRS Recruitment
Emma Cooney, Group Leader, PPD
15.30

Life in the Centre of Ireland in 2019.

Compere Michael Tobin, Head of Lifelong Learning, Athlone Institute of Technology

Liam Tutty, Founder, Dead Centre Brewing
Stephen Bell, Founder, Bell Lane Coffee Company
Marta Kenny, Human Resources Officer, Sidero
Fidelma Callanan Renew Health, Head of Marketing,

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