THE NEXT TECHFIRE…BurningQuestion

Aviva Stadium | 19 June | 8-10am

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We have moved to a new venue, the Aviva Stadium, for this briefing

The next briefing in the TechFire series will focus on Digital Transformation. It takes place in the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday 19 June.

As the digital transformation era matures, IT’s role within it is changing.

Having helped organisations embark on the transformation journey, IT leaders must now help manage the continuous cycle of innovation, implementation and refinement, while ensuring that regulatory requirements and cyber-security concerns are properly addressed. Amid an unprecedented pace of technological change, the challenges are numerous and varied.

TechFire, in association with ManageEngine, will help CIOs and IT leaders understand their evolving role in this process, ensuring they can harness digital disruption, rather than struggle with it.

With a focus on helping the business cope with the change cycle, and its potential impact for customer engagement, business models and processes, this event for IT’s leadership will help organisations to identify their individual transformation needs in vital areas, including the importance of providing a supportive digital culture.

Practical insights from expert speakers and an end user experience will help guide IT leaders to a greater understanding of their evolving, yet pivotal, role.

TechFire briefings are free to attend but registration is required and space is limited. Confirm your place now for the briefing on June 19th:

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ExpertPanel


Jane Carolan,
National Director for Health Business Services at HSE

Our Customer interview will see Jane talk us through her organisation’s experience and how they begun their digital transformation journey.
Jane Carolan is National Director for Health Business Services, the shared services entity which provides back office support business services to the Health Service Executive. This includes Procurement, Estates, Finance and HR shared services. She is a member of the HSE Leadership Team and winner of the Tech Excellence Award for IT Professional of the Year in 2018.


Michelle Beeson,
Analyst, Forrester

Michelle serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals and is based in Forrester’s UK office. Her research covers digital commerce and how changing consumer behaviour and technology affect the way that organisations engage with customers.


John McIntyre
Head of Analytics and Cognitive Services for Capgemini Sogeti Ireland

John is responsible for designing cutting edge solutions in the digital arena for a wide variety of clients in Finance, Pharma, Government, Health, Retail and Technology. John’s area of expertise focuses on the theoretical and practical challenges of Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence. His work has shaped machine learning, perception, image recognition, natural language understanding, decision making, and human-AI collaboration and led to fielded systems in countless industries.


Ashling Cunningham,
CIO Ervia

Ashling is the Chief Information Officer at Ervia, with responsibility across all areas of ICT, as well as a member of the ICS CIO Council.
Ashling is a highly able Business and IT Executive with an IT and Finance background. She holds an M.Sc. in Management from Trinity College, Dublin and before joining Ervia worked as an independent consultant specialising in the implementation of financial software systems. Having held several senior leadership and consulting positions in international companies she will provide a valuable insight into the key challenges faced by IT leaders today.


Sridhar Iyengar
Head of European Operations, Zoho Corporation

Sridhar will talk about culture change as it a key catalyst for Digital Transformation. As businesses focus on transforming themselves in the new age of AI and digitalisation, the focus is often on external factors such as customers and technology. Often times the internal cultural aspects of the organisation are forgotten, but since people are the key to any transformative changes this is a key factor to success in any digital transformation project. This session will will also talk about the skills that are required in the new age and how organisations can create this internal culture of learning & collaboration.
 
Sridhar is a Vice President at ManageEngine and heads the company’s European operations and business. Having built products and solutions for Telecom, Enterprise and Service Providers markets, he is now bringing customers, solutions and partners together for the European market. He has spent over 2 decades in leadership positions in product management, marketing and business development.

Here is all you need to know:

Time:
– Tuesday June 19.
– 7:30am registration for 8:00am kickoff.
– Tea/coffee and refreshments available.
– Briefing concludes at 10am, experts remain in the room for individual discussions.

Agenda
7:30am – 8:00am Registration & networking breakfast
8:00am – 8:10am Welcoming remarks by Paul Hearns, Head of Content, TechPro and TechCentral.ie
8:10am – 8:25am The industry view – How Digital Transformation is happening, and how those organisations that have achieved some level of transformation are performing – Michelle Beeson, Forrester
8:25am – 8:40am The people view – Why Digital Happiness is the Driving Force of Change in the 21st Century; what this means for your industry, organisation and most importantly your people – John McIntyre, Capgemini Sogeti
8:40am – 8:55am The CIO view – how CIOs are coping with Digital Transformation, what they look for within the transformation demands, where they struggle and where they can succeed – Ashling Cunningham, Ervia and ICS CIO Advisory Board
8:55am – 9:10am Culture Change – A key catalyst for Digital Transformation. As businesses focus on transforming themselves in the new age of AI and digitalisation, the focus is often on external factors such as customers and technology. Often times the internal cultural aspects of the organisation are forgotten, but since people are the key to any transformative changes this is a key factor to success in any digital transformation project. This session will will also talk about the skills that are required in the new age and how organisations can create this internal culture of learning & collaboration. – Sridhar Iyengar, Zoho Corporation
9:10am – 9:35am End user experience interview – Jane Carolan, Health Service Executive
9:35am – 9:55am Panel discussion and interactive Q&A
9.55am – 10am Closing remarks and summary by Paul Hearns
10:00am – 10:30am Networking, one-to-one access to the speakers & close

 
Venue & Parking:
– For directions click HERE.
– Parking is available in the public car park underneath the Elverys on Landsdowne Road, reception will validate your parking ticket.
– Enter via Entrance A on Landsdowne Road.
– Reception will direct you to Henry East, please follow signage.

You are welcome to bring a colleague.

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