Main Stage

Speaker Series

The main stage at Career Zoo Tech On The Wild Atlantic Way hosts inspiring speakers including founders, CEOs and top Irish and International industry experts.

Hosted by Andrea Gilligan, presenter of Newstalk's 'Between the Lines' and 'Breakfast Briefing’ our speaker sessions at Career Zoo analysed the companies, roles and trends that are shaping the world in which we live. From biopharma, medtech, AI, and workplace culture, our speaker sessions explore some of the breakthrough fields that will define generations to come.

12:30pm

The Northwest and West is fast becoming a hub for cutting-edge tech. From AI, VR, IOT to Fintech, find out how the these companies are impacting our World.

Compere Andrea Gilligan, Presenter of 'Breakfast Briefing’ on Newstalk

David Donnelly, Product Development Leader, Ericsson
Clive Foley, Lead Technical Architect, LiveTiles
Lucia Macari, Development Team Leader, Overstock
Joe Dunleavy, Head of Innovation, Pramerica
Denis Curran Head of Regional Development, Corporate Governance and Engineering & Industrial Technologies, IDA Ireland
13:15

The West and Northwest - Europe’s most exciting hub for biopharma and medtech.

Compere Andrea Gilligan, Presenter of 'Breakfast Briefing’ on Newstalk

Michael Gallagher, Pharma Operations and Engineering Manager, AbbVie
Peter Gallagher, Director of Operations, TAVR, Boston Scientific
Colin Donnery, General Manager, FRS Recruitment
Michelle Hand, Senior Recruiter, PPD
14:00

The Future of the Northwest and its STEM Ecosystem

Compere Andrea Gilligan, Presenter of 'Breakfast Briefing’ on Newstalk

John Nugent, Manager, Business & Relationship Development, IDA Ireland
Niall McEvoy, Head of Innovation, IT Sligo
Regina Barr, Manager Systems Development, Pramerica
Fiona Candon, President, Sligo Chamber of Commerce
14:45

Tech Life Balance on the Wild Atlantic Way - Meet the workers in tech that are pushing the boundaries in tech on The Wild Atlantic Way.

Compere Andrea Gilligan, Presenter of 'Breakfast Briefing’ on Newstalk

Aisling Flynn, Lead UX Designer, Cora Systems
Alex Lustig, EMEA Innovation & Experience Analyst, LiveTiles
John Ford, Development Leader, Overstock
Richard Fisher, Sr Specialist, IT Architecture, Pramerica
15:30

Workplace Culture, Wellness and Diversity

Compere Marie Reilly, Irishjobs.ie

Emmet Wrafter, HR Manager, Manorhamilton Road, AbbVie
Deirdre Keary, Senior Learning and Development Specialist, Boston Scientific
Alan Fletcher, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Pramerica
Erin Whittle, Project Manager, FRS Recruitment

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