Main Stage

Speaker Series

The main stage at Career Zoo South x Southeast hosts inspiring speakers including founders, CEOs and top Irish and International industry experts.

The Career Zoo South x Southeast Main Stage will host a variety of industry lead panel discussions and Lightning talks which will give you the inside track on life, work and the exciting opportunities on offer in Waterford and the Southeast.


Introduction by event MC Patsy Carney, CEO, Eirgen

Patrick Carney CEO, EirGen

The Southeast 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 Barry Downes Managing Partner, Suir Valley Ventures

Elaine Fennelly Founder & CEO, Crystal Valley Tech
Ciaran McGrath CTO, The Agora Companies
Kevin Doolin, Director of Innovation, TSSG, Waterford Institute of Technology
Colin Donner General Manager, FRS Recruitment
Brendan McDonald Regional Manager, IDA Ireland

Tech Life Balance Meet the tech workers who have chosen the Southeast to do the best work of their careers.

Compere John O’Dea CEO, TechIreland

Julie Ashdown Technical Project Manager, SE2
Marta Lasinkiewicz Business Systems Analyst, Sun Life
Jason Blanche Head of APSI
Caroline Fanning Enterprise Architect, Vhi

Living the Dream

Regina Mangan Managing Director, Liberty Blue Estate Agents

Sun Life's Transition to A Modern Data Management Architecture

Pierre-Armand Peiclier AVP, IT Architecture & Data, Sun Life

Implementing Event Driven Microservice Architecture

Luigi Zuccarelli Senior Software Architect, Threefold Systems

Disrupting the Insurance Industry (weeks to minutes)

Seamus Mason Quality Assurance Services Manager, SE2

How to Stand out from the Crowd

Rory Corbett IT Recruitment Manager, FRS Recruitment

IT @ Vhi

Damien Malone Enterprise Architect, Vhi

Red Hat in Waterford

James Mernin Director of Engineering for Cloud Services, Red Hat

Gold Partners

Media Partners