CIO & IT Leaders’ Summit

September 25, 2019, Aviva Stadium

Morning Plenary Session


Welcome from the Chair

Martin Delaney

Martin Delaney

General Manager and Technology Leader, IVI @iviinsights

Capture the opportunity to drive business change


How to be more than a tech leader

More than being tech leaders, CIOs have to conceive and sell ideas, identify and secure resources, marshal and lead a team to create a new product or service… that sounds like the role of an entrepreneur! Today’s CIO needs to be an entrepreneurial visionary who sees a totally different way of doing business. What are the qualities needed to be a truly entrepreneurial CIO?

Mark Little

Mark Little

CEO and Co - Founder, Kinzen



Reaping the rewards of culture change

Most CIOs will tell you that the right culture is critical for those aiming to make digital transformation a whole-organisation experience. Park Group, the UK’s leading multi-retailer redemption product provider to corporate and consumer markets, is right in the middle of this journey. We’ll hear how their technology vision centred on creating a culture that enables change is allowing the business to reap the rewards

Stephen Miller

Stephen Miller

Chief Information Officer, Park Group plc, UK


Q & A with speakers


INNOVATION PANEL DISCUSSION: How can the CIO redefine what’s possible for an enterprise?

How can the CIO drive innovation? Our panel of technology leaders share their insights:

  • Encouraging, fostering and sustaining an innovation culture
  • Technologies to help you uncover break-through ideas
  • Creating and measuring the value of innovation
  • How to test smarter, learn faster and cut the time and cost of your innovation efforts
  • Strategies for building innovation teams
David Wall

David Wall

Chief Information Officer, Tallaght University Hospital

Adrian Condon

Adrian Condon

CTO, B-Secur


Morning Break

Stream 1: AI and Digital Ethics

In tech we trust?
Why digital ethics is moving from the conference room to the boardroom

Stream 2: Digital Government

Is our public sector prepared for a fully digital future?




Roundtable Discussions:

Get answers to your specific questions

Each table has a specific theme and is hosted by an expert in the field. Sign up to the discussion you want when you arrive on the day and come prepared with your questions!

Roundtable 1

Blockchain value: Separating fact from fiction

Clare Fitzpatrick

Clare Fitzpatrick

Director Strategic Operations, ConsenSys

Roundtable 2

Immersive Technologies

David Whelan

David Whelan

CEO, Immersive VR Education

Roundtable 3

Adding AI to enhance your data and analytics capability

Peter Elger

Peter Elger

Co-founder and CEO, fourTheorem

Roundtable 4

The CIO’s guide to Quantum Computing

Venkatesh Kannan

Venkatesh Kannan

Novel Technologies Lead, Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC)

Roundtable 5

What does AI mean for the public sector?

Deirdre Lee

Deirdre Lee

CEO and Founder, Derilinx

Roundtable 6

IT security and emerging technology