Anton Savage - Broadcaster & Communications Expert

Anton is a broadcaster, journalist, author and Managing Director of one of the country’s leading communications consultancies. He has presented The Anton Savage Show, Savage Sunday, The Sunday Business Show, and was stand-in presenter on The Last Word, The Tubridy Show and The Ray D’Arcy Show. He has written for the Irish Independent, The Mail, The Sunday Business Post, was a columnist with The Sunday Independent and now writes a weekly column for The Herald.

Anton also manages The Communications Clinic, a training and consultancy firm which list among its clients some of the country’s top sports stars, corporate entities, CEO’s and politicians. Anton’s first book was titled ‘Spin and Win, How Irish Politicians Get Elected.’ He is an excellent MC, Conference Moderator, Awards Host and Facilitator. He is also a very insightful and entertaining after-dinner speaker.

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Barry O'Sullivan - Board Member - IDA Ireland

Barry O’Sullivan is currently Chair of the Shannon Estuary Economic Taskforce, a group that will report at year end as part of the programme for government.

He has been a member of the IDA Board since 2015 and currently chairs the Board sub-committee on Innovation and Sustainable Development.

Barry has just completed 20 years with Johnson and Johnson where his final role was as the Vice-President of Manufacturing for the Vision Care division and also as chair of the  manufacturing leadership council for the company.
After completing an Engineering degree in UCD, he spent 15 years in manufacturing and engineering roles in Ireland, UK and US for Ranks  Hovis McDougall plc, Mars UK, Tambrands Inc and International Paper Co, prior to joining J&J.

He was also President of AmCham in 2018.

Barry is currently studying for diplomas in Business and Executive Coaching at UCD and Company Direction at IoD.

Colin Curran - VP of Human Resources & Enterprise Excellence - Teleflex Incorporated

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Domhnall Carroll - Site Director - National Advanced Manufacturing Centre

Located in the National Technology Park, Limerick, the AMC is designed to be a  national showcase, an international exemplar and a centre of excellence for collaborative working on the transformation of manufacturing. The Centre will bring together Multinationals, SMEs, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Contract Manufacturers in Ireland and across the globe to create value from the deployment of digital technologies and the digitisation of their manufacturing operations through collaborative research and solving defined industry problems.

Prior to joining the AMC in December 2021, Domhnall led the Digital Industries business in Ireland at Siemens,  a leading global supplier of manufacturing automation equipment, software and services.

Domhnall joined Siemens in 2003, having previously held roles in engineering, sales and marketing in the engineering industry.

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James O’Regan - Snr Manager Facility Operation & Sustainability - Gilead Sciences

Within Gilead, James wears a double hat - Firstly as Sustainability Lead to manage and deliver Gilead Ireland’s Sustainability Strategy, and secondly as the Global Team Lead for Gilead’s CO2 reduction goal. With twenty years of experience in Utility & Facility Management, Energy Management, and Process and Project Engineering all within the pharmaceutical industry, James is an expert in his field and the sustainability challenges ahead. He is passionate about developing and growing people alongside driving new technologies to impact and meet business and environmental challenges.

Presentation synopsis:

Join Paul Walsh of CIM and James O’Regan from Gilead as they discuss the challenges Gilead in Ireland were facing on their path to Net Zero, and how embracing a digitised approach to building and facilities management has delivered significant sustainability wins in their journey. Listen as they discuss how Data Analytics was able to unlock a myriad of dark data, and deliver immediate results in areas over-consuming energy, while also creating a stronger cultural focus on sustainability across Operation teams.

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Liselotte Lyngsø - Futurist & Founding Partner of Future Navigator

Liselotte Lyngsø is Founding Partner in Future Navigator. She is likely to be one of the most inspiring and enthusiastic persons you will ever meet. Her ability to create powerful images and inspire people to align towards shared goals is mind-blowing. She will spin your head around and show you possibilities, that you never even dreamed of. Yet she will never leave you in the unknown – if you are honest about building a better tomorrow. Her big passion in life is to train people to visualize the future.

For more than 18 years, Liselotte has travelled the world as a keynote speaker and moderator. Liselotte is a valued consultant for several global organizations and companies. She is has recently been appointed to the Lifeboat Foundation – Safeguarding Humanity as a futurist advisor. Also, she is in the prestigious group of international thought leaders who will select the topics and inform the production of the NMC Technology Outlook and she ia a Board Member of Specialisterne – enabling a million jobs to people with autism. READ MORE.....

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Marie Moynihan - Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources Services, Dell Technologies

Marie leads a team of 700+ HR professionals globally who provide full life cycle services to our team members, from on-boarding, to payroll, to employee relations, to site based engagement and inclusion activities, ensuring our team members experience Dell as a great place to work in every country in which we operate.

In addition she is responsible for our global HR approach and infrastructure to support Mergers and Acquisition, Managed Services deals, Contingent Labor and Privacy & Compliance. She report’s to the CHRO and influences all key HR decisions for the company.

Previously she led Global Talent Acquisition, served as Chief Diversity Officer, led HR for EMEA and held a number of senior HR business partnering roles in Dell.  Prior to joining Dell she led HR for Intel's European Fabrication plants in Ireland, and spent six years consulting in Industrial relations with the Irish Business and Employers confederation.

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Martin Cotter - Senior Vice President - Industrial and Multi-Markets Analog Devices

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Mark Stafford - Sustainability Manager - Danone

Mark Stafford, Nature & Sustainability Manager at Danone Wexford. I will share Danone Wexford's experience on how we became the first Infant Formula manufacturing plant in the world to be certified Carbon Neutral by the Carbon Trust. I will present our sustainability strategy, our carbon neutral journey, the benefits of decarbonising and the steps we took to achieve carbon neutral certification.

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Paul Walsh - Chief Operating Officer - EMEA

Paul joined CIM to lead European expansion and has recently progressed to the global role of Chief Operating Officer. He has a deep passion for combating climate change and strongly believes disruptive technology has the ability to remove barriers to delivering demand-side energy savings for large property owners in a very short time frame. Prior to joining CIM, Paul led the Johnson & Johnson Ireland Energy Team, delivering over 15,000MT of CO2 reduction programs and also working on several sustainability initiatives. With 20 years of industry experience in delivering energy savings, Paul is a Certified Energy Manager with a Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Manufacturing Technology and an MBA from the University of Limerick.

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Presentation synopsis:

Join Paul Walsh of CIM and James O’Regan from Gilead as they discuss the challenges Gilead in Ireland were facing on their path to Net Zero, and how embracing a digitised approach to building and facilities management has delivered significant sustainability wins in their journey. Listen as they discuss how Data Analytics was able to unlock a myriad of dark data, and deliver immediate results in areas over-consuming energy, while also creating a stronger cultural focus on sustainability across Operation teams.

Regina Moran - Senior Vice President, Head of Global Delivery Unit - Fujitsu Technologies

Regina is an experienced CEO and Non-Executive Director. Regina also serves as Non-Executive Director of the National Grid ESO in the U.K. and the IDA in Ireland, which is  responsible for inward investment and job creation.

A chartered Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland, Regina has served as President of Engineers Ireland and as a Non-Executive director of EirGrid, the energy system operator in Ireland. Regina was previously a Director of Vodafone Business in Ireland.

In addition to graduating with a First-Class honors MBA, Regina has recently completed a post graduate diploma in Creativity, Innovation and Leadership. Regina is passionate about unlocking the power of data and knowledge to solve business and societal problems.

Regina is an active supporter and leader in Fujitsu responsible business and is committed to driving Fujitsu to make a positive global impact on society. As a leader of Environmental pillar, Regina cares about making a difference to preserving our world for future generations. Regina is a member of SDG 7 community, Clean and Affordable Energy.

Regina is also highly committed to improving the experience of our customers through close collaboration with the regional delivery teams.

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Dr. Sarah MacCurtain - Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour - Kemmy Business School, UL.

Sarah is a Senior Lecturer with the University of Limerick in Organisational Behaviour. Her research interests include the impact of negative work place behaviours on employee stress and well-being, leadership and organisational culture. She has conducted research within the HSE, the Defence Force and several City and County Councils in the areas of leadership, organisational change and organisational culture leading to high impact reports in the area and has worked as a consultant with a number of private organisations. She completed her PhD in the area of the Strategic Management Team and organisational innovation in 2005. She has co-authored books and chapters in the area of top management teams and has been published in Journals including International Journal of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management, Industrial and Labor Relations Review and the Industrial and International Journal of Workplace Health Management.

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Presentation Synopsis:

We are emerging from the Covid crisis into a sharper, more astute world. Business Leaders are contending with increasingly dispersed and fragmented organisational structures, the longer term realities of hybrid work, multi-generational workforces and other, newer dimensions to well-known technological, economic, environmental and socio-political forces. Now is a very challenging time for Ireland’s Leaders. Recent research undertaken between ICBE and the Kemmy Business School, UL highlights how many of today’s Leaders are challenging the norms of Leadership as we know them. A new, more human-centric Leader is emerging. A Leader that sees the necessity to respond to the call for more flexible and family-friendly working practices. A Leader that appreciates that neither work nor culture are bound by time and place but instead by meaningful connections, authentic conversations and purposeful work structures that build trust and allow employees the space to perform and thrive. These new Irish Leaders need to be supported. They are trying to pave the way for the next generation of Leaders but many traditional organisational mind-sets and methods still need to be challenged. Today we address these challenges and share how new approaches to Leadership formation will allow Ireland’s new Leaders build the sustainable future they know is within reach and clear the way for the next generation of Future Fit Leadership.