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Successful Irish entrepreneurs, corporate innovators, and global leaders share their journey on the path to success within Ireland and abroad.
The Connected Enterprise: How Industrial Digital Transformation is Breaking Down Silos and Driving Collaboration
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This podcast explores the human side of industrial digital transformation. We talk to leaders who are harnessing the power of technology to create a more connected, collaborative, and agile workforce.
We discuss the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation, and we share stories of how people are coming together to create a more sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive future for industry.
Join us as we explore the intersection of people, collaboration, and technology in the age of industrial digital transformation.
Listen and learn how:
People are the key to successful digital transformation
Collaboration is essential for breaking down silos and driving innovation
A shared vision can help organizations navigate the challenges of change
Digital transformation can create a more sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive future for industry
Our panel includes:
Dr Andrew Lynch, Chief Innovation Officer, Irish Manufacturing Research (www.imr.ie). Andrew is the Chief Innovation Officer at Irish Manufacturing Research. He is the international Vice President of the EUREKA SMART Manufacturing Board of Directors, chairs the ManuFuture ETP Working Group (State Aid Strategies- Research & Innovation) and is the national delegate to the European manufacturing policy platform, ManuFuture High Level Group (HLG). Andrew has recently been nominated by EFFRA to the Made in Europe Partnership Board, an expert board which meets regularly with the European Commission to discuss the scope and modalities of the Partnership and future call topics.
Joe Peppard, Professor and Academic Director at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School - teaching and consulting in the domains of IT leadership, digital strategy and innovation, the execution of digital transformation programs, the creation of value from IT investments, and in the role, structure and capabilities of the IT unit in contemporary organizations.
The Human Element of Cybersecurity: Collaborating to Protect People From Harm
This episode is brought to you in partnership with www.enterprise-ireland.com
Cybersecurity is a complex and ever-evolving field, but one thing remains constant: people are the most important element. In this podcast panel episode, we discuss the importance of collaboration and keeping people as the focus of cybersecurity work.
Our panelists are experts in the field, and they share their insights on how to build a strong cybersecurity culture, how to effectively communicate cybersecurity risks to employees, and how to create a more inclusive and diverse cybersecurity workforce.
Our panel includes:
Ryan Lasmaili, CEO and Co-Founder of Vaultree, has built his career on a profound fascination for groundbreaking technology. His journey, marked by over a decade of experience in tech startups, is distinguished by strategic problem-solving, analytical insights, and forward-thinking solutions.
Dennis Dayman is a Resident CISO for Proofpoint with more than 30 years of experience as a leader in security and privacy with a focus on information security and data privacy, data governance issues, protecting and improving data through industry policy, regulatory policy relations, and technical solutions. He is the co-author of Startup CXO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Company’s Critical Functions and Teams at StartupCXO.com. He has also held leadership roles in privacy and security at several other organizations, including Maropost, Return Path, and Eloqua. Dennis was appointed Advisor to the Data Privacy and Integrity Committee by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary.
Brian Honan is CEO of BH Consulting an independent cybersecurity and data protection advisory firm based in Dublin, Ireland. Brian is an internationally recognised expert on cybersecurity. He is a member of the Advisory Group of the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA). Brian has previously acted as a special advisor to Europol’s Cybercrime Centre (EC3), and is the founder of Ireland’s first Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT).
Our guest cohost is:
Claire Walsh - who is currently a Senior Market Advisor for Cybersecurity in the Enterprise Ireland New York office, Claire’s role is to support Irish cybersecurity companies to start and scale their businesses in the USA
The Continued Innovation in Life Sciences: Ireland at the Forefront
On this episode of the Digital Irish Podcast, we delve into the world of Life Sciences and the impact Irish Businesses are having in the field. To help us understand this space, we speak with John Power.
Serial Entrepreneur and former European Entrepreneur of the Year, John leads Aerogen, Irelands largest indigenous Med-tech company and the world leader in Acute Care aerosol drug delivery. Aerogen’s award-winning products have to date helped treat 14 million critically ill patients in more than 80 countries globally.
John is recognized as both a technology and business innovator, credited with many commercialized international patents. His company was at the forefront of the Covid-19 pandemic response, developing the World’s First Aerosol Vaccine Delivery System used to vaccinate over 50 million subjects.
He is an investor and Board member of several Irish and US based Med-tech companies and in his extensive career he has ‘run the gauntlet’ of corporate transactions from Boot-strap start-up, through In /Out Licensing to IPO and Leveraged MBO. A founder faculty member of the National University of Ireland Galway Bio-Innovate program, he has actively mentored many indigenous early stage Irish companies.
A Chartered Engineer and FIEI, he holds an MBA from Oxford Brookes University, is an Adjunct Professor at NUIG where in 2016 in recognition of his contribution to the development of the Irish Medical Device sector John was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate. John is the current chair of Connacht Rugby.
How AI Is Powering Irish Businesses
On this episode of the Digital Irish Podcast, we host a panel of entrepreneurs and tech innovators who are working with AI to grow their business
The first part of the conversation focuses on demystifying AI and its use, before shifting focus to the specific role of AI in business and the future of AI in Ireland.
This conversation provides a comprehensive overview of AI and its potential impact on Irish Businesses. A fascinating conversation for anyone who is interested in learning more about this rapidly evolving technology.
Our guests include:
Rafael Pagés - Co-founder and CEO of Volograms (https://www.volograms.com/), a Trinity College Dublin spin out using AI to create volumetric 3D holograms for immersive communications. Rafa is an expert in immersive technologies with more than 10 years of experience, both as entrepreneur (with another startup founded in the field) and as a researcher (with a PhD in Computer Vision and 25+ published papers and patents). As Volograms co-founder, he was nominated for the Enterprise Ireland HPSU Founder of the Year Award in 2019.
Alan Gormley - CEO of Shopbox (https://www.shopbox.ai/). Alan has over 26 years at the forefront of AI working with the largest companies across Europe. Frustrated by the huge barriers to entry for most companies, Alan founded Shopbox AI in 2020. His mission is to enable any retailer to benefit from deep AI, with no effort.
Dr Amelia Kelly - CTO, Soapbox Labs (https://www.soapboxlabs.com/). Dr Kelly is an artificial intelligence engineer and manager, specialising in speech recognition and natural language understanding. Masters and PhD in Speech Tech from Trinity College Dublin. Fulbright Scholar. For the last 8 years she has helped build a cross-functional team of engineers and researchers and create the SoapBox Engine, a speech recognition and analysis system specifically for children's voices and use-cases.
Noel Kenehan - Lead, AI/ML Center of Excellence, Google Cloud Partnerships
This episode is hosted by Dave Byrne, alongside guest host Martha O'Byrne-O'Reilly
Martha is Senior Vice President of Digital Technologies at Enterprise Ireland, she is based in San Francisco. In her role Martha works proactively with Irish enterprises to support them reach their full potential in the US market. Martha joined Enterprise Ireland in April '23 with over 10 years' experience working in tech both in the Bay Area and in Ireland. Her previous roles included Head of Messaging Partnerships at Meta and Global Sales Partnerships Lead at Twitter. In her own words: "It's a privilege to represent Ireland's thriving digital tech ecosystem and I'm looking forward to building successful, long-term business relationships between US customers and Irish enterprises"
Scaling Up – Helping Irish Business Go Global - Leo Clancy, CEO Enterprise Ireland
Leo Clancy is Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Ireland, the Irish government agency that helps innovative Irish businesses go global
Enterprise Ireland’s mission is to accelerate the development of world-class Irish companies to achieve leading positions in global markets.
Its network of 39 international offices encourage international companies to source Irish innovation, and support Irish companies to scale internationally.
Before being appointed as CEO of Enterprise Ireland, Leo was part of the Executive team at IDA Ireland, responsible for a number of areas including Technology and Business Services markets, IT and Marketing. In that role, Leo worked extensively with global technology and services companies invested in Ireland.
Prior to his public sector career, Leo spent 17 years in the telecommunications industry, including in a number of management, technical and engineering roles. He was part of the senior leadership team at e|net, a high-growth Irish wholesale broadband provider. He spent the early part of his career at Ericsson, working as an engineer and manager in Ireland and across Europe, the Middle East and Africa within global services on deployment of telecommunications networks.
Leo is a graduate of Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Dublin Institute of Technology. He grew up on a farm in County Tipperary and retains a strong fundamental understanding of the agricultural and food sector.
This episode is hosted by Dave Byrne
Building a business in a competitive environment with Alan Gleeson, Contento
Alan Gleeson is the CEO and Co-Founder of Contento, (www.contento.io) a content management system (CMS) for B2B SaaS and technology websites.
Alan started his career in financial services, joining Barclays on their graduate programme. After Barclays he moved to Freeserve, then one of the poster boys for the 'dot com' boom. He subsequently joined Palo Alto Software, a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) company where he acted as the Managing Director for the European subsidiary.
In recent years Alan has worked as a Fractional Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for several B2B SaaS companies, in a mix of full time and consultancy engagements .
Alan is based in London, is on the board of Digital Irish, and coaches at Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club.
He also has an MBA from University of Oxford, and an MSc from University College Cork, Ireland.
This episode is hosted by Dave Byrne