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    • Dr. Markus Helfert- Director Business Informatics Group, Dublin City University.

      Dr. Markus Helfert- Director Business Informatics Group, Dublin City University. 

      Dr. Markus Helfert is Director of the Business Informatics Group at Dublin City University, and a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems. His expertise includes Digital Retail, Business Models, Process Management and Smart Cities. He is the project co-ordinator at the EU Project Perform - Pioneering the Digital Future for Omnichannel Retail Managers. He advised companies in Ireland and internationally on IT Innovation and Information Management. Challenges for the next generation of Digital Retail Managers Overview of Digital Retail Future Challenge...

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    • Dr  Yvonne Finnegan PhD.- Registered Dietitian & Director of Yvonne Finnegan Nutrition Consultancy, Ireland.

      Dr Yvonne Finnegan PhD.- Registered Dietitian & Director of Yvonne Finnegan Nutrition Consultancy, Ireland. 

      Dr Yvonne Finnegan is a registered dietitian with over 20 year’s experience within the food industry.  She runs her own nutrition consultancy business where she works predominantly with food companies to help them understand the opportunities in health and wellness and to make sense of the often conflicting messages we receive on diet and nutrition. Title of Presentation: FODMAP’s- are they the future of Free From? Irritable Bowel Syndrome is the most common gastrointestinal disorder affecting between 10–15% of the population.  However, many people are now havin...

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    • Dr Christine Cross-Head of Department Personnel & Employment Relations, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick.

      Dr Christine Cross-Head of Department Personnel & Employment Relations, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. 

      Christine is Head of Department, Personnel and Employment Relations at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. Prior to joining UL she worked for a number of multinational organisations in both management and human resource management roles. This experience has led to a wide range of research, consultancy and publication interests covering areas such as investigating the glass ceiling, the workforce experiences of immigrants and the ageing workforce. Presentation Title: Understanding Teams at Work: Unpicking Assumptions Presentation Synopsis: We live in an era where teamwor...

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    • Eoghan McMahon-Managing Director-The Scent Company

      Eoghan McMahon-Managing Director-The Scent Company 

      Eoghan McMahon is the founder and Managing Director of The Scent Company, an Olfactory Consultancy redefining brand engagement through scent. A values-led entrepreneur with experience in brand building, customer relationship and business strategy, Eoghan has extensive experience with luxury brands and understands how to address the needs of specific market segments and the promise of belonging that consumers desire.

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    • Keith Mahon-Managing Director, TheTaste.ie.

      Keith Mahon-Managing Director, TheTaste.ie. 

      Named as Ireland’s No. 1 Food and Drink Journalist in the #MurrayTweetIndex. Highly experienced Online Managing Director with strong technology & commercial management skills, has worked with a number of large companies in Ireland over the past 22 years. Currently the founder and managing director of TheTaste.ie Ireland's No.1 Digital Food & Drink magazine with over 6m readers Worldwide and 1.7m Irish readers. Previously the Managing Director of Digitalworx / The Irish Times Digital Group.

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    • Pauline Kwasniak-Founder, Hotel4Meetings.com

      Pauline Kwasniak-Founder, Hotel4Meetings.com 

      Pauline is a founder of hotel4meetings.com. Female entrepreneur and social media enthusiast and a passionate event manager. An ex fashion model . A big fan of Guy Kawasaki and a firm believer of “The art of enchantment” in both business and personal life. Pauline is now working on a bespoke hotel sourcing platform for meetings and events for companies and corporates.

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    • Andy Greenslade-Business Development Manager, Choice Hotel Group Ltd.

      Andy Greenslade-Business Development Manager, Choice Hotel Group Ltd. 

      I have over 10 years of sales experience both domestic and international working here in Ireland, the UK and North America. During my time, I have always succeeded my goals and have been extremely target focused. I am a team player, but also enjoy the challenges of working on ones initiative.

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    • Alex Coffey-Managing Director, Top Staff Hospitality Recruitment

      Alex Coffey-Managing Director, Top Staff Hospitality Recruitment 

      Specialising in the recruitment of Hospitality staff, here at Top Staff Recruitment, we take personnel, personally. Whilst benefiting from a wealth of first hand hospitality experience, our goal is to provide a personal and quality service to everybody that we deal with. We value the importance of career moves and gaining valuable experience and waiting on the right move in order for this to happen.

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    • Keith Slowey-Founder & CEO, iHotelligence

      Keith Slowey-Founder & CEO, iHotelligence 

      Lead designer of iHotelligence Hotel Management Software. Directly involved with sales, project management and installation of Hotel Management Software solutions at hundreds of hotels throughout Ireland & UK.

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    • Gerard Tannam-Brand Builder, Islandbridge Brand Development/Dublin

      Gerard Tannam-Brand Builder, Islandbridge Brand Development/Dublin 

      This fascination has taken me from my philosophy studies in Dublin to Asia where I worked with brands including the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Remy Martin, Cathay Pacific, Prudential, MTV and Chanel. More recently, on returning to Ireland, I set up Islandbridge where my clients include Topaz Energy, Maldron Hotels, Antaris Consulting, Venture Network and Aussie Ice. I'm Brand Expert on Newstalk Radio's Kick-Start Your Business, and Mentor to Enterprise Ireland's High Potential Start-Ups (as they gear up to export around the world), and to Dublin City University Invent's Incubation Clients....

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    • Cillian Murphy-Owner, CillianMurphyConsulting

      Cillian Murphy-Owner, CillianMurphyConsulting 

      Cillian Murphy co-founded Loop Head Tourism in 2009 to ensure that tourism development of the Loop Head Peninsula would take place in a responsible manner with the full backing of the local community. The peninsula has won many awards for the manner in which it has developed. He has spoken on the importance of community involvement in tourism development many times including at World Travel Market in London and The World Bank Group Tourism Forum in Washington. Currently studying for his Masters in Responsible Tourism under Prof. Harold Goodwin at Manchester Metropolitan University. He...

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    • Breffney O Dowling Keane-Founder, FruitCubed

      Breffney O Dowling Keane-Founder, FruitCubed 

      I am a self-starting enthusiast who is embraces all things food related. I have an honours degree in Food Science from UCC and am a qualified chef, trained in classic french cuisine, in CIT's Professional Cookery- Total Immersion Programme. I am currently enrolled in UCC's Ignite programme, where I am setting up my first company, Fruit3 (Fruitcubed).

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    • Catriona Condon-Sales & Marketing Manager, Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe Co Galway

      Catriona Condon-Sales & Marketing Manager, Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe Co Galway 

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    • Maximilian Thiel-Startup mentor Product-Market fit expert, Workshop facilitator, Sales consultant

      Maximilian Thiel-Startup mentor Product-Market fit expert, Workshop facilitator, Sales consultant 

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    • Muireann Fitzmaurice - CEO, MarketingCoach.ie

      Muireann Fitzmaurice – CEO, MarketingCoach.ie 

      Speaker Bio:  “Engaging”, “Fun” and “Inspiring”: Muireann Fitzmaurice is an experienced Marketing trainer and speaker. She runs a vibrant marketing agency MarketingCoach.ie. She has 15 years’ experience with multinational brands and for the last 6 years has worked with small business owners to build marketing plans that grow sales. MarketingCoach.ie is a boutique agency that provides marketing services to SME’s. The agency has just launched an exciting online tool, Marketing Coach Toolkit, that creates personalised marketing action plan...

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    • Mags Boland Murphy-Profit Planner, Business, Tourism & Hospitality Consultant, Bofin Consultancy.

      Mags Boland Murphy-Profit Planner, Business, Tourism & Hospitality Consultant, Bofin Consultancy. 

      Owner/Manager at Bofin Consultancy, enthusiastic & passionate about business & the tourism & hospitality sectors, champions success. Profit planner, strategic thinker, sales & marketing professional, business mentor, tourism consultant with a record of success and award winning clients. Believes in working with those who are serious about success and getting in front of more of their ideal customers.

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    • Stefano Messori - Design Strategist @ Strategic Design Hub

      Stefano Messori – Design Strategist @ Strategic Design Hub 

      Stefano’s aim is to facilitate a design thinking agenda in organisations pursuing a strategic innovation approach. Stefano collaborates with the management of medium sized and large organisations (on ad hoc projects) but also with start-ups, through online learning and group facilitation sessions. In addition to promoting and facilitating the adoption of a design agenda within organisations, Stefano encourages managers to challenge their current understanding of their work and the mental models they have created to explain reality. Stefano’s on-line courses invite participants to take pa...

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    • Dr. Markus Helfert- Director Business Informatics Group, Dublin City University.

      Dr. Markus Helfert- Director Business Informatics Group, Dublin City University. 

      Dr. Markus Helfert is Director of the Business Informatics Group at Dublin City University, and a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems. His expertise includes Digital Retail, Business Models, Process Management and Smart Cities. He is the project co-ordinator at the EU Project Perform - Pioneering the Digital Future for Omnichannel Retail Managers. He advised companies in Ireland and internationally on IT Innovation and Information Management. Challenges for the next generation of Digital Retail Managers Overview of Digital Retail Future Challenge...

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