Main Stage

    • March 3, 2016
      • 8:55 am - 9:05 amDenis Hayes - IRDG, Chairman
      • 9:05 am - 9:25 amDr John McKeon - CEO Allergy StandardsPresentation Title: From Teddy bears to Times square; a journey of a Medical Entrepreneur Presentation Synopsis: John will give a talk on his journey from an idea he had in medical school; through the research and development stage and on into commercialization including his involvement with Enterprise Ireland, the Dublin Institute of Technology and Trinity College Dublin. His journey has including raising capital, navigating complex IP agreements, TV appearances and working with some of the biggest brands in the world including Disney, P&G, 3M and Samsung.
      • 9:25 am - 9:45 amMaria Archer - IoT Global Business Lead, EricssonPresentation Title: Creating and developing Ecosystems
      • 9:45 am - 10:05 amKevin MacSweeny – Director, BroadlakePresentation Title: TBA Presentation Synopsis: TBA
      • 10:05 am - 10:25 amManuel Saez – Senior Director of the Products & Innovation Industry Cloud Mobility team, SAP/Dr. Paul Pallath - Chief Data Scientist and Director, SAPPresentation Title: Mobile-centric Digital Transformation powered by advanced data analytics Presentation Synopsis: Hear about how SAP is leading the charge in real-time data driven decision making. Specifically, how mobile-centric scenarios are leveraging real-time advanced predictive analytics to identify non-obvious patterns to predict, and act on, future events.
      • 10:25 am - 10:55 amCoffee Break and Networking
      • 10:55 am - 11:15 amIan Collins - Head of Research & Development Tax Services, EYPresentation Title: Ireland's R&D tax credit regime and the new Knowledge Development Box (KDB) Presentation Synopsis: Ian will also discuss the new KDB provisions effective for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2016 and how they could represent a significant opportunity for you to avail of a lower effective rate of tax.
      • 11:15 am - 11:35 amBen Schubert - Vice President, Innovation Practice, NielsenPresentation Title: What does breakthrough Innovation look like? Presentation Synopsis: New product innovation is essential for manufacturers to have long term sustainable growth for their brands. However, it is not an easy thing to get right, and typical statistics show that the vast majority of new products never celebrate their first birthday. That may lead some people to believe that the ones that are successful essentially got lucky and the stars aligned by chance to deliver success. Through over 30 years of researching new products we at Nielsen know that it is neither luck nor magic. The successful ones have identifiable attributes that can be measured and improved to launch better innovation. In our breakthrough innovation presentation, we will showcase successful innovations and present a theory that will help every manufacturer to increase their innovation success.
      • 11:35 am - 11:55 amMarie McCarthy - Director of Product Innovation. Information Technology, Icon / Dr. Michael Phillips - Director of Product Innovation, IconPresentation Title: The Digital Patient- Innovation in Clinical Trial Presentation Synopsis: Wearable technology is a key component in the creation of more patient-centric clinical trials. The sustainability of the current drug development model is under serious scrutiny, with increasing costs, time to market and complexity and a requirement by payers and regulators for more real world data. One of the biggest factors impacting drug development is patient recruitment and retention. A new and innovative approach to conducting clinical trials is needed. Wearables and sensors are now commonplace, with 70% of consumers aware of wearable technology and 1 in 6 owning a device. Eliminating the need for patients to travel long distances to attend site visits could be replaced by a “virtual site visit" in the patient's home. Clinically relevant data that track the safety and efficacy of drugs could be collected and transmitted remotely. The implementation of this innovative approach requires careful consideration and planning, not only in terms of the selection of suitable devices but also with respect to data management and analysis. The considerations needed to select a suitable wearable and the issues around the collection of data in a compliant fashion will be discussed.
      • 11:55 am - 12:15 pmPhilip Moynagh - Vice President of Internet of Things Group (IOTG), IntelPresentation Title: IoT thru the lens of our high tech Manufacturing facility
      • 12:15 pm - 1:15 pmLunch and Networking
      • 1:15 pm - 1:35 pmCera Selvin – Manager, Solar Energy, ESBPresentation Title: Funded Solar - Innovation through partnership Presentation Synopsis: Kingspan and ESB have joined forces to bring Funded Solar, a solar PV product that enables business customers to use their roof space to generate clean, renewable electricity, without any upfront capital costs. With our combined experience in the energy and commercial roofing sectors, and unparalleled reputations for quality and reliability, we deliver an outstanding funded solar solution for business customers.
      • 1:35 pm - 1:55 pmDamian Costello – Managing Partner, Decode InnovationPresentation Title: High Performance Innovation - One simple secret that will change the way you view innovation forever. Presentation Synopsis: Using an everyday business analogy Damian will highlight a critical weakness in how most people perceive innovation and will offer an alternative that every business person will appreciate Aimed at those who pay for innovation rather than those who get paid for it. This provocative argument will provide a practical demonstration of Damian’s mission to debunk the myths surrounding innovation in order to put business leaders back in control of this critical lever of future competitiveness.
      • 1:55 pm - 2:15 pmDr. Liam Brown - Vice President Research, Enterprise and Innovation, LITPresentation Title: Innovation through Collaboration Presentation Synopsis: According to 3M – “Research is the transformation of money into knowledge and innovation is the transformation of knowledge into money!” Collaboration when undertaken effectively has led to some major innovative breakthroughs. This presentation will highlight some collaborative case studies that have generated and transferred knowledge in Limerick and the Midwest region. It will include some market led, impact focused and high-quality research projects and enterprise and development services that form the foundation of research excellence at LIT.
      • 2:15 pm - 2:35 pmNikolas Pearmine - Partner, Insight & Innovation Director, Black Swan InnovationPresentation Title: Open Source Innovation. The data science of Innovation. Presentation Synopsis: “ Why do 98% of product innovations fail?” Why? Especially when the landscape has changed so significantly; never before have we lived in an age where so many have shared so much, or have we had this information so readily available… Harnessing the power of data science and people, we will explore how it is possible to deliver robust innovations and ideas driven by real demand, through the exploration and prediction of trends, shifts in sentiment, and the development of live profiling trackers. Using real world data case studies, we will cover how big data can be used to derisk innovation, identify influencers and bring incremental and breakthrough ideas to market faster.
      • 2:35 pm - 3:05 pmCoffee Break and Networking
      • 3:05 pm - 3:30 pmIan Collins - EY, Paul O’Connor – Accenture, Brenda O’Toole – IDA, TJ McHugh – CBE, Patricia Cullen – HenkelTopic: What are the strengths/weaknesses of the Irish innovation ecosystem and what do we have to do over the coming years to become the best.
      • 3:30 pm - 3:50 pmDr Frank Devitt - Design Innovation, Maynooth UniversityPresentation Title: Design Thinking
      • 3:50 pm - 4:10 pmEmmanuel Pouey - Former VP Global Innovation, Bacardi Global BrandsPresentation Title: Cracking a breakthrough game changing innovation for the Chinese market. Presentation Synopsis: This is the case study of TANG, the World’s fist spirit distilled from tea leaves. Emmanuel Pouey will take us through the audacious strategy that prevailed to establish a footprint in the traditional spirits market in China. The project is characterized by its unconventional approach as regard ideation process and packaging execution, and by a complex product development that relied mostly on open innovation.
      • 4:10 pm - 4:25 pmCianan Clancy - Global Innovation Strategy Manager, Paddy PowerPresentation Title: Labs at PaddyPower Presentation Synopsis: PaddyPower Betfair Plc is a €10 billion Irish Headquartered gaming behemoth and one of Europe’s largest digital businesses. In this presentation, Cianan Clancy will takes us through Labs at PaddyPower, how it operates and areas they are interested in for partnership on the Horizon 2020 programme.
      • 4:25 pm - 4:35 pmDenis Hayes - IRDG, Chairman