The speakers at HIGHER at Dublin Tech Summit: Day 1

HIGHER at Dublin Tech Summit is a careers event like no other. It takes place in the RDS on April 10th and 11th and it’s a unique opportunity to meet the biggest names in tech.

More than 50 amazing companies will be attending looking for their next employees, including Facebook, Slack, Groupon and Amazon.  But it’s not just the free tickets or top exhibitors that make HIGHER unmissable, there are also a number of insightful panels and keynotes to look forward to.

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Here’s the breakdown of speakers on Wednesday April 10th:

Flash Pack: ‘How a selfie with Jesus got us to £13 million in 4 years’

10:00 – 10:40

This talk is the story of Flash Pack: How it came about, why it came about and how the idea became a reality. Learn about how Flash Pack are disrupting the travel market and scaling up for world domination from one of Flash Pack’s Founders, Lee Thompson.

Fidelity Investments: ‘An accidental techie’

10:45 – 11:25

Mairead Scanlon, Director of Fidelity, shares an insightful personal story about her technology career journey, and how working at Fidelity Investments has given her greater insights into the true value of diversity. 

SOTI: ‘Simplify your business mobility’

11:30 – 12:10

Join this session to learn how mobility is changing the way businesses around the world address the costs, complexity and downtime of their business-critical operations. From enterprise mobility and IoT management, to creating apps that replace paper processes, this session is designed to highlight the mobile-first future. Don’t miss this talk by Shash Anand, VP of Product Strategy. 

Bank of Ireland: ‘Begin – Changing for the better in IT in Bank of Ireland’

12:15 – 12:55

Every change has a ‘begin’ moment. In this keynote, Gary McMahon, Project Management Competency lead for IT in Bank of Ireland, discusses how the company is transforming through technology. Beginning with the core values and culture of Bank of Ireland, Gary will explain how the company is building a future of success. 

Musgrave Group: ‘Designing and delivering your shopping experience’

2:00 – 2:40

The Musgrave Group are behind some of Ireland’s most popular retail chains such as SuperValu and Centra. In this talk, Don Lynch Head of Platform and Engineering, and Caroline Walsh, Head of Digital Product, will discuss how the company designs and delivers a shopping experience that enables customers to shop how, when and where they want to.

McAfee: ‘Careers and culture’

2:45 – 3:25

Get ready to be immersed in the culture of one of the world’s largest security tech companies. Led by Kevin Dwyer, VP of Inside Sales EMEA, this talk focuses on what it’s like to work at McAfee and how the company sets its employees up for success through a unique working environment and support system. 

Tableau: ‘Transforming traditional work patterns’

3:30 – 4:10

To flourish in the future of work requires greater insights and more data-driven decisions. This keynote will discuss Tableau’s recent innovations in emerging technologies such as AI and where speaker Ian Annis sees the future of data analytics. Discover how it is even easier for people to see and understand their data and why it matters.

Optum: “Designing your career in Design”

4:15 – 4:55

In this talk, Patrick Mooney, Director of User Experience will discuss how design is being used within the Optum company. He will also cover the points that you should consider when starting out, or progressing your design career.  

Workhuman: ‘From employee no. 10 to CTO, scaling one of Ireland’s most successful tech companies’

5:00 – 5:40

What’s it like to scale an Irish technology business from a database server under a desk, to more than four million users across 160 countries? Hear from Workhuman CTO, Jonathan Hyland, on how they’ve evolved from an Irish global gift card business to a world class HR tech company, shaping the future of work.

Facebook: ‘Building a thriving company culture’

5:45 – 6:25

Building and sustaining a culture of innovation is one of the hardest things any company can do. In fact, it’s one those rare challenges that gets harder as a business grows. Scott Field is Facebook’s SMB Sales Manager for the UK and Ireland. Join him to discuss creating an innovative culture at the tech giant, taking risks and why a strong culture should be at the centre of every company.

Mastercard: ‘One company, many career paths’

6:30 – 7:10

This lively panel is not to be missed! Get a real sense of the innovation and variety on offer at Mastercard by hearing from some of their most esteemed team members. Panelists are:

  • Riana Roche, Consultant Software Engineer, Cyber & Intelligence Solutions
  • John Quinn, Consultant, Strategic Program Management
  • Peter Nolan, Vice President, Head of Mastercard Labs’ Dublin R&D Team
  • Gary Lawson, Talent Acquisition Lead for Mastercard’s Dublin Technology

Work Happy panel

7:15 – 7:55

Don’t miss this panel discussion with the winners of our Work Happy 100 awards. They’ll be talking about the awards themselves and how they create workplaces where employees are happy, productive and successful. Join us for the Q&A!

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Author Aoife Geary

Aoife Geary is the Content Editor at Jobbio specialising in the areas of Workplace Culture, Diversity, Startups and Digital Trends. She's partial to a burrito, a bad pun and living way beyond her means.

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