Speakers

    • Eamonn Redmond - Operations Manager, Lily O'Briens

      Eamonn Redmond – Operations Manager, Lily O’Briens 

      Speaker Bio: I am a senior Global Supply Chain Leader, with over 25 years experience in the regulated manufacturing industry. My experience is with global leaders in food, medical devices and electronics. I have had leadership roles in manufacturing, engineering, planning, warehouse & distribution and procurement. I have a track record in cost reduction, process reliability and implementing organization change. My key skills include Process Simplification, Loss Elimination, Lean manufacturing, Structured Problem Solving and GMP. I am recognised for influencing change w...

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    • Wasim Haskiya - Energy & Sustainability Engineer	, Keelings

      Wasim Haskiya – Energy & Sustainability Engineer , Keelings 

      Speaker Bio: Wasim Haskiya is high profiled Energy/Sustainability Engineer woks at Keelings. Expertise in: Energy management systems (EnMS) and ISO 5000; Origin Green; Sustainable Manufacturing; Mechanical Engineering and Project Management; Robotics & Nanotechnology. Wasim obtained a PhD degree in Robotics to work in research and lecturing in Mechanical Engineering, he also runs his own IT business, and has conducted research in robotics and nanotechnology. During recession time Wasim has completed a Master of Engineering degree in Sustainable Energy Systems to j...

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    • Darragh Gaffney - R&D Manager, Monaghan Biosciences

      Darragh Gaffney – R&D Manager, Monaghan Biosciences 

      Speaker Bio: In his role as R&D Manager for Monaghan Biosciences, Dr Gaffney develops and implements the R&D strategy for the industrial enzyme development company. He manages a team of more than 20 multidisciplinary research and development scientists across Fermentation & Process Technology, Applications Development, Molecular Biology and Analytical Development groups. Monaghan Biosciences has recently been awarded two multimillion euro projects under the H2020 funded Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking. Darragh holds a PhD from the University of Limerick o...

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    • Derek O’Connor BSc Eng (Hons) MSc Eng MIEI MIET - Facilities Engineering and Project Manager, Bausch + Lomb

      Derek O’Connor BSc Eng (Hons) MSc Eng MIEI MIET – Facilities Engineering and Project Manager, Bausch + Lomb 

      Speaker Bio: Derek O’Connor holds both a Master’s Degree in Building Services Engineering from Brunel University and an Honors Degree in Engineering from the University College Northampton.  He has over twenty years’ experience within the engineering sector as an engineer and a qualified electrician in various roles.  Derek is the Facilities Engineering and Project Manager for Bausch + Lomb Ireland having joined the company in November 2003.  His main responsibility’s is the uptime, compliance, expansion projects and energy management for the site.  During this period Derek...

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    • Geoff Mackey- Sustainable Development & Communications Director, BASF Europe North

      Geoff Mackey- Sustainable Development & Communications Director, BASF Europe North 

      Geoff is responsible for a service portfolio in Europe North including Sustainable Development, Advocacy & Communications. He advises a wide range of strategic and tactical groups inside and outside BASF including private, public and third sector organizations. At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing for 150 years, ranging from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enabl...

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    • Colm McDaid - Lead Sustainability Architect UK & Ireland, Fujitsu Services

      Colm McDaid – Lead Sustainability Architect UK & Ireland, Fujitsu Services 

      Speaker Bio: Colm is the Lead Sustainability Architect for the UK and Ireland with Fujitsu Services and manager of the Sustainability Engagement Team. He is a Fujitsu Distinguished Engineer and holds a Master Degree in Computer Science and a Hons Degree in Engineering. He is also GreenIT Certified and a member of the BCS. Colm has a long standing interest in all things environmental / sustainable that stretches back almost 30 years to determining pollution levels whilst at college. His diversified background enables him to fulfil his passion, which is the use of IT...

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    • Brendan Walsh - PhD Researcher, UCC

      Brendan Walsh – PhD Researcher, UCC 

      Speaker Bio: Brendan Walsh is a Chartered Engineer with over twenty years Industrial and Consultancy experience. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Engineering Science degree in research into “Phase Change Materials”. Brendan is currently pursuing a PhD in “Manufacturing Process Sustainability Advancement through a Water-Management Value-System” with the Intelligent Efficiency Research Group at University College Cork, and also lectures part-time in the CAMMS centre in Cork Institute of Technology. Presentation Title: ...

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    • Jacqueline Gibson - Senior Sustainability Consultant, SDS Energy Group

      Jacqueline Gibson – Senior Sustainability Consultant, SDS Energy Group 

      Speaker Bio: With over 10 years sustainability consultancy experience, predominantly in the built environment sector, Jacqueline has a unique ability and award winning success in achieving sustainable buildings across the UK and Ireland.  With a passion for all things sustainability, her knowledge and expertise range from energy efficient buildings, BREEAM Exemplar projects, to African wildlife conservation and Ethical trading standards.  

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    • Raoul Empey - Sustainability Advisor, Sustineo

      Raoul Empey – Sustainability Advisor, Sustineo 

      Speaker Bio: Raoul Empey  BA BAI, MSc, CEng MIEI, CEM-I Raoul recently completed his training as a Climate Reality Leader under former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. He is now part of a global network of leaders committed to solving the climate crisis. His business - Sustineo - specialises in low carbon projects and the quantification of its projects’ sustainability benefits. It does this using numerical techniques such as life cycle assessment (LCA), measurement & verification of energy savings, and carbon footprinting.  Sustineo is a member of the Irish Green Buil...

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    • Willie Donnelly - President, Waterford Institute of Technology

      Willie Donnelly – President, Waterford Institute of Technology 

      Speaker Bio: Professor Willie Donnelly was appointed President of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) in April 2015, having held the position of Head of Research and Innovation at the Institute for the previous 10 years.  He is also Chair of the Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG), a world class research mobile service and communications management research centre.  Prior to entering academia Prof Donnelly worked for 15 years in the telecommunications and utilities industries. His main areas of research interest are the management of next generation ...

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    • Dr. Damien Ó Tuama - National Cycling Coordinator, Cyclist.ie - the Irish Cycling Advocacy Network and An Taisce

      Dr. Damien Ó Tuama – National Cycling Coordinator, Cyclist.ie – the Irish Cycling Advocacy Network and An Taisce 

      Speaker Bio: Dr. Damien Ó Tuama is the National Cycling Coordinator with Cyclist.ie – the Irish Cycling Advocacy Network (www.cyclist.ie) and An Taisce - The National Trust for Ireland (www.antaisce.org). He is also the Vice-President of the European Cyclists’ Federation (www.ecf.com). His main research interests in the mobilities sphere include the processes of transition of mobility systems, the ‘ripple effects’ of introducing urban bike-sharing schemes and all as...

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    • Dr Vincent Carragher - Research Fellow, Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin

      Dr Vincent Carragher – Research Fellow, Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin 

      Speaker Bio: Behaviour change specialist, community facilitator, education practitioner, applied researcher and lecturer fostering sustainability, resilience and behaviour change with and for communities. Significant training and experience in Resource Management, Energy Management and Carbon Management for and with communities, schools and SMEs. A specialist in facilitating relevant actors to measure their resource consumption and then to reinterpret it and develop solutions to lower it.  Solutions include input of technical knowledge where needed but are generated by the ...

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    • Robert Moss - Green Flag Award for Parks Manager, An Taisce - the National Trust for Ireland

      Robert Moss – Green Flag Award for Parks Manager, An Taisce – the National Trust for Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Robert Moss joined the Green Communities Programme with An Taisce Environmental Education Unit in January 2011, and became the programme manager in 2012. Green Communities works to enhance local biodiversity and sustainability by supporting community groups. This network of Green Communities groups now stands at over 30 groups across the Greater Dublin Area, providing a collaborative community of skills and knowledge. In 2015 Robert coordinated the introduction of the Green Flag Award for Parks and Green Spaces...

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    • Paul Price -  BSc MSc Researcher: climate change science and policy, An Taisce

      Paul Price – BSc MSc Researcher: climate change science and policy, An Taisce 

      Speaker Bio: Paul Price is a member of, and a researcher for An Taisce's climate change committee.  His paid work is as a professional carpenter, for 25 years specialising in new and historic oak framed buildings.  He has a BSc. in geology and an MSc. in sustainable development. Presentation Title:  Pathways to a Low-Carbon Future: How We Get There Is Important Presentation Synopsis: What does climate mitigation really mean for the world, or for the EU and Ireland?  This short presentation aims to clarify the surprisingly simple...

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    • Frank Murray- Managing Partner, The Linkage-Partnership

      Frank Murray- Managing Partner, The Linkage-Partnership 

      Speaker Bio: Frank Murray is a Director at The Linkage-Partnership an international advanced management consultancy focussed on all aspect of business development for the product, engineering and services sectors.   Frank is Chairman of Piercom Limited, an advanced information technology engineering company serving the Financial Services Aviation Leasing, Industrial Electronics and advanced Manufacturing sectors through technology supply-chain innovation.  Frank was elected Chairman of the Swiss-Irish Business Association for 2017 which fosters advanced technology collabora...

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    • Robert Goss - Director, Solar Electric Ireland

      Robert Goss – Director, Solar Electric Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Robert is the director with special responsibility for marketing. He is also involved in commercial projects and the solar farm scene. He commutes to Killanne “over the mountain” from Thomastown, County Kilkenny. He is also a regular visitor to Dublin. Previously Robert has worked as Managing Director for Conergy UK – building that company from zero to 200 MW of installed capacity in 5 years. His previous management experience has been:  the playground equipment sector, shop-fitting and working in the U.S. and the U.K. for a commercial division within ...

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    • Francesco Pilla - Lecturer in Smart Cities & GIS, Dept. of Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin, Ireland

      Francesco Pilla – Lecturer in Smart Cities & GIS, Dept. of Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin, Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Dr Francesco Pilla's area of expertise is geospatial analysis and modelling of environmental dynamics, which involve the development of environmental pollution models and decision support tools using a GIS platform, in order to facilitate the interoperability of input data and research outcomes between the client/final user and the research team. His work focuses on understanding complex environmental phenomena in order to preempt the impacts resulting from interactions between the human population and the environment. His approach integrates models for environ...

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    • Vincent Mc Cormack - Managing Director, GKinetic Energy Ltd.

      Vincent Mc Cormack – Managing Director, GKinetic Energy Ltd. 

      Speaker Bio: A construction industry professional with 30 years experience in project management who is a successful entrepreneur generating growth and jobs in his local West Limerick Area. A transatlantic sailor with an Ocean Yachtmaster Qualification and 30,000 sea miles logged under sail as skipper. His entrepreneurial spirit, project management background, passion for innovation and love and knowledge of the sea meant this project came very nat...

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    • James Sullivan - Associate Professor, School of Chemistry, UCD

      James Sullivan – Associate Professor, School of Chemistry, UCD 

      Speaker Bio: James Sullivan studied for his BSc (Chemistry, 1992) and PhD (Physical Chemistry, Prof. Joe Cunningham, 1996) at UCC before carrying out post-doctoral work at the University of Reading and Queen’s University Belfast (with Prof. Robbie Burch). He started independent work in UCD in 2000 and is currently the director of the environmental and sustainable catalysis laboratory. He is course coordinator for the BSc in Chemistry with Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry and MSc in Chemistry by Negotiated Learning degree programmes. Presentation Title:...

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    • Marion Jammet - Business Development Manager, Irish Green Building Council (IGBC)

      Marion Jammet – Business Development Manager, Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) 

      Speaker Bio: Marion is Business Development Manager at the IGBC and responsible for coordinating the Build Upon Project. As part of this Horizon 2020 funded programme, the IGBC, in conjunction with the Department of Communications, Climate Change and Natural Resources, is working to build a community of experts and stakeholders to develop the V.2.0 national renovation strategy Ireland must deliver by April 2017 under the Energy Efficiency Directive. Marion's working background is in project management and policy, with previous roles in Dublin Chamber, Eurochambres and the European...

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    • Greg Merrin - Business Development Executive, ActionAid Ireland

      Greg Merrin – Business Development Executive, ActionAid Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Greg has worked extensively in the non-profit sector, in Ireland and South Africa. He currently works for ActionAid Ireland in the role of Business Development Executive. He has a strong passion for development and social justice. Presentation Title: Sustainable Development: Changing Lives and Shaping Futures Presentation Synopsis: In a changing world it’s important to think outside the box when responding to disasters, climate change and global inequality. At ActionAid, we look for innovative solutions to meet the...

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    • Rebecca Maughan and Aideen O'Dochartaigh- Lecturer, University College Dublin

      Rebecca Maughan and Aideen O’Dochartaigh- Lecturer, University College Dublin 

      Speaker Bio: Rebecca Maughan joined UCD Business School in 2012 as a Lecturer in Accounting. Rebecca is currently studying for her PhD in the area of corporate sustainability practices at the Amsterdam Business School at the University of Amsterdam. Rebecca completed her undergraduate (B.Comm) and master's (M.Acc) level education at UCD. She is also a member of the Chartered Accountants in Ireland (CAI), having qualified with Arthur Andersen and KPMG. Prior to her appointment in UCD, she was a lecturer at School of Business, Dublin Institute of Tec...

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    • Billy Flynn - Ecologist, Flynn Furney Environmental Consultants Ltd

      Billy Flynn – Ecologist, Flynn Furney Environmental Consultants Ltd 

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    • Fiona Regan - Director, DCU Water Institute

      Fiona Regan – Director, DCU Water Institute 

      Speaker Bio: Fiona Regan is Professor inChemistry at Dublin City University and Director of the DCU WaterInstitute. Fiona studied Environmental Science and Technology and later completed a PhD in analytical chemisty in 1994. Following postdoctoral research in optical sensing in DCU, in 1996 she took up a lecturing position at Limerick Institute of Technology. In 2002 Fiona joined the School of Chemical Sciences asa lecturer in analytical chemistry, in 2008 she became senior lecturer and in 2009 became the Beaufort Principal Investigator in Marine and Environmental Sensing. ...

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    • Rose Lenihan - Chief Executive Officer, Dionergy Ltd

      Rose Lenihan – Chief Executive Officer, Dionergy Ltd 

      Speaker Bio: Rose has a background in operational strategy and management in large, complex international environments.  She has designed and managed processes that handle large volumes of data across multiple organisations in collaboration with external partners that delivered high quality end products to customers.  Very familiar with service management models, Rose is a qualified programme manager with considerable experience guiding change through organisations to achieve efficiencies and savings.   She completed her BA (Hons) Politics, Philosophy and History in 1994 at...

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    • Tadhg Moore -  University College Cork

      Tadhg Moore – University College Cork 

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    • Dr. Ken Byrne - Lecturer, University of Limerick

      Dr. Ken Byrne – Lecturer, University of Limerick 

      Speaker Bio: Since 2008, Dr. Ken Byrne has been a lecturer in the Department of Life Sciences at the University of Limerick.  His research focuses on greenhouse gas balances, carbon sequestration in land use systems as well as carbon storage in harvested wood products, forest ecosystem services and nutrient stores in forest biomass.   Dr. Byrne has been a significant contributor to both national and international climate change research having previously contributed to three IPCC reports and was a member of the IPCC team that shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore in 200...

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    • Dave O'Connor - Senior Director - Global Strategy, Architecture & Design (Virtualisation, Storage, Systems Infrastructure) - Dublin Institute of Technology

      Dave O’Connor – Senior Director – Global Strategy, Architecture & Design (Virtualisation, Storage, Systems Infrastructure) – Dublin Institute of Technology 

      Speaker Bio: Specialties: Systems Infrastructure, Architecture, Enterprise Storage Systems, Virtualisation, Systems Management, High Availability, Security.

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    • Fanuel Dewever - Founder, Crowd Angels & Growth Architects

      Fanuel Dewever – Founder, Crowd Angels & Growth Architects 

      Speaker Bio: • Solution and result oriented digital transformation consultant with 15+ years of international experience. • Strong aptitude in matching strategic choices with the possibilities of technology. • Key experience areas include managing digital strategy & transformation, technology consulting, business & functional analysis, project & programme management, process & performance improvement, change management and (open) innovation. • Strong program/project management skills with both business and technology affinity. • Prince2 Certified, Certified Scrum Master ...

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    • Donna Marshall - Associate Professor, University College Dublin

      Donna Marshall – Associate Professor, University College Dublin 

      Speaker Bio: Donna has researched and taught in the supply chain management area for almost twenty years and has been with University College Dublin for fourteen years. She has a PhD from the University of Bath, UK and has a wide range of interests including supply chain management, sustainability, ethics, relationship management, outsourcing, power, culture, and education. She has won several teaching awards and has taught supply chain management at undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD and executive levels.  She has also won multiple research awards and has received many la...

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    • Dara Connolly - Executive Director, Recreate Ireland

      Dara Connolly – Executive Director, Recreate Ireland 

        Speaker Bio: Dara started up ReCreate after a successful period as Head of Property and Business Development in Temple Bar Cultural Trust and before that in the IT sector with Zomax. Dara brings an unusual mix of skills to the organisation in that he has extensive financial management and business development experience alongside project managing a number of successful enterprises. He is a qualified Management Accountant and holds diplomas in Business Studies, Project Management and recently completed a Post Grad in Innovation in DCU. Dara has a passion for the ar...

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    • Rosemarie Mac Sweeney – Researcher, University College Cork

      Rosemarie Mac Sweeney – Researcher, University College Cork 

      Speaker Bio: Rosemarie has a Masters Degree in Architecutre from CIT, and two Post Graduate Certificates, one in Sustainable Development from the University of Exeter, and one in Environmental Sustainability from UCD. After graduating as an Architectural Technician in the 1990’s and working in the construction industry in Dublin and Cork for over a decade, Rosemarie now works as an Academic Researcher in the Cleaner Production Promotion Unit in the Civil Engineering Building at University College Cork. The CPPU is currently engaged in several projects, including an EU...

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    • Patrick Robinson - Director of business development, VT Networks

      Patrick Robinson – Director of business development, VT Networks 

      Speaker Bio: Patrick Robinson is the Director of Business Development for VT Networks, Ireland’s only nationwide commercial LPWAN network. He is a seasoned professional in the world of wireless IP. With over 16 years’ experience in working for some of the world’s best known manufacturers, he has worked with everything from modems to cellular engines, WAN infrastructure to IoT solutions. Patrick has been involved in the world of M2M since the heady days of GPRS 16 years ago. He has worked on many projects in many countries from Norway to South Africa and has a well balanc...

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    • Professor John Sodeau - Department of Chemistry and Environmental Research Institute (ERI) at University College Cork (UCC)

      Professor John Sodeau – Department of Chemistry and Environmental Research Institute (ERI) at University College Cork (UCC) 

      Speaker Bio: Professor John Sodeau is an atmospheric scientist and physical chemist who has performed research in the area of atmospheric chemistry and aerobiology since the late 1970s. When he worked in the University of California at Irvine, UCI, he had coffee most mornings with Sherry Rowland and Mario Molina who were soon to win a Noble Prize in Chemistry for making the connection between chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and stratospheric ozone depletion. He came to UCC in 1998 where he set up the Centre for Research into Atmospheric Chemistry (CRACLab) and now works closely ...

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    • exhibitor - Colm Byrne - Glas Energy

      Colm Byrne – Glas Energy 

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    • David McCarthy - CEO, Yellow Harbour

      David McCarthy – CEO, Yellow Harbour 

      Speaker Bio: David McCarthy is CEO and Founder of Yellow Harbour.  With over 20 years’ experience in IT and Technology Development, he has also been a driving force in developing CSR within companies he has worked for.  Yellow Harbour was set up to bridge the gap in the European market  to enable businesses to implement structured CSR programmes, that have measurable KPI’s.  He has also been instrumental in enabling Charities and Non-profits to develop Social Enterprises within their organizations and build ‘value propositions’ to enhance Non-profits ability to engage effec...

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    • exhibitor - Clare J McKeown - Sustainable Development Manager, Belfast City Council

      Clare J McKeown – Sustainable Development Manager, Belfast City Council 

      Speaker Bio: Clare Mc Keown was appointed Sustainable Development Manager with Belfast City Council in 2001 and worked directly for the Chief Executive mainstreaming sustainable development policy and practice throughout the Council. In 2004 she was seconded to Whitehall to establish the UK Sustainable Development Commission (SDC), a high level policy advisory body in Northern Ireland. After several years with NI SDC in OFMDFM at Stormont, Clare was seconded to the London Office to head up the Commission's Whitehall Team. In this post she was directly responsible for sus...

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    • Mary McCarthy - Programme Director, WorldWise Global Schools

      Mary McCarthy – Programme Director, WorldWise Global Schools 

      Speaker Bio: Mary McCarthy is the Director of Ireland's national post primary development education programme, WorldWise Global Schools. She originally 'discovered' development education in 2004 whilst working as a secondary school teacher with VSO in Nyanza, Rwanda. Following her return to Ireland in 2007, she worked as Education Officer with Léargas and as Project Manager with the Suas, before ...

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    • Denis Duff - Co-founder, Better Environment with Nuclear Energy

      Denis Duff – Co-founder, Better Environment with Nuclear Energy 

      Speaker Bio: Denis Duff is a Chartered Engineer with over 30 years experience in a variety of roles in electricity generating systems, including wind, hydro, solid fuel, oil and gas-fuelled stations, both at home and abroad. He is a co-founder of BENE (Better Environment with Nuclear Energy), an Irish group seeking to have nuclear energy in Ireland considered on its merits. Presentation Title: Nuclear Energy – essential for sustainable, reliable and affordable energy in Ireland Presentation Synopsis: Imminent ...

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    • Sinead McCoy - Coastal Communities Manager, An Taisce, Environmental Education Unit

      Sinead McCoy – Coastal Communities Manager, An Taisce, Environmental Education Unit 

      Speaker Bio: Sinead has been a member of the An Taisce’s Environmental Education Unit team for the past 7 years. Based in Dublin, she is Coastal Community Manager, working to promote and protect our Irish coastline. Previous to this Sinead was a part of An Taisce’s Green Schools team and completed a MSc in Sustainable Development at Dublin Institute of Technology. Presentation Title: Cleaning the Coast with Clean Coasts Presentation Synopsis: Generally look at marine litter. We will take a look at Clean Coasts approach to tackli...

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    • Dr. Lisa O’Donoghue - CEO Votechnik/ Researcher Fellow,  University of Limerick

      Dr. Lisa O’Donoghue – CEO Votechnik/ Researcher Fellow, University of Limerick 

      Speaker Bio: Dr. O'Donoghue is a Ph.D. Scientist who has recently received the Young Entrepreneur of Year Award (2010),  Molex-Kriebel Award for Innovation in Global Business and Technology (2010) and the JCI Outstanding Young Person of the Year Award in Science and Technology  in Ireland (June 2011). Dr. O’Donoghue holds a first class honours degree in Materials Science and Technology and a doctorate in High Temperature Technology in Aero Gas Turbines Engine applications. Dr. O’Donoghue possesses the skills of strategising and leading the team in addition to her backgro...

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    • Peter O’Neill – Founder and Head of Asset Management at SIFF

      Peter O’Neill – Founder and Head of Asset Management at SIFF 

      Speaker Bio: Peter O’Neill is the founder of SIFF and Head of Asset Management overseeing the sourcing of land, both planting and grant approval, purchasing of site, establishment and the ongoing management of SIFF forestry plantations. Peter has over 10 years’ experience in managing private forestry plantations in Ireland. Peter has worked in financial services since 2003 mainly in investment banking, wealth management and financial advisory roles both in Ireland and abroad. Peter has worked closely with investors to select, construct and manage investment ...

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    • Dr. Niall McMahon - Lead, Distributed Wind Energy Group, TCD

      Dr. Niall McMahon – Lead, Distributed Wind Energy Group, TCD 

      Speaker Bio: Niall founded the Distributed Wind Energy Group at Trinity College Dublin. He has worked for wind turbine manufacturers and was the director of an Irish renewable energy research centre. Niall has researched, designed and prototyped wind turbine and distributed energy systems, leading teams and projects and solving problems. He has advised energy technology companies and was invited to Hong Kong to lecture manufacturers. A regular international speaker, Niall has been invited to speak at the Austrian Small Wind Conference in September. He is currently working t...

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    • Prof. Kevin G McGuigan PhD DSc FInstP FRSC - Project Coordinator WATERSPOUTT Project

      Prof. Kevin G McGuigan PhD DSc FInstP FRSC – Project Coordinator WATERSPOUTT Project 

      Speaker Bio: Kevin McGuigan is the director of the RCSI Solar Disinfection Research Group which develops appropriate technology interventions against waterborne disease for use in developing countries. He specializes in running field studies to evaluate these technologies and has completed such studies in Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, S. Africa and Cambodia. These studies were funded by the EU, the Irish govt. and philanthropic donations. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (FInstP), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), has supervised to completion 6 PhD and 3...

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    • Ingrid De Doncker - MD, IDD Consult and e-Quiddity

      Ingrid De Doncker – MD, IDD Consult and e-Quiddity 

      Speaker Bio: “Open your Mind, Improve your Skills, Maximise your Tools”. Ingrid, originally from Belgium, is founder of IDD Consult, a company that focuses on increasing your business’s profitability by reducing cost upfront and by designing “value beyond cost savings" procurement programs. IDD Consult assesses, trains and up-skills professionals to impact positively on the procurement life cycle outcomes. Ingrid is lecturing the new Level 8 Certificate in Procurement Management for UCC and has judged for the National Procurement awards. She and her award-winning team...

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    • Aoibheann O'Brien - Co-founder, FoodCloud

      Aoibheann O’Brien – Co-founder, FoodCloud 

      Speaker Bio: Aoibheann O’Brien, is co-founder of FoodCloud which provides innovative solutions for surplus food for the food industry. Before becoming a successful and recognised social entrepreneur, Aoibheann worked as an investment banker in London. Aoibheann has been recognised for her efforts with awards, including the SEI Impact Award, Ben and Jerry's Join Our Core Winner and the 2016 Green Awards. Aoibheann has a BA in Law and Accounting and an MSc in Environmental Science. Presentation Title: FoodCloud - No good food should go to waste ...

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    • Dr. Katherine Bean-Business & Management Consultant – Helping businesses become exceptional, globally.

      Dr. Katherine Bean-Business & Management Consultant – Helping businesses become exceptional, globally. 

      Speaker Bio: Through her work at DVANA, Katherine helps businesses to become more profitable, effective and efficient by improving their processes, procedures and systems, thereby helping them to become more sustainable. She gained a PhD in Electrical Engineering and has taught extensively both engineering and business subjects at Masters Level. DVANA work with growing and dynamic businesses of all sizes. Presentation Title: Sustainable Business for the 21st Century Presentation Synopsis: As more businesses take a hol...

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    • Anubhav Kandpal

      Anubhav Kandpal 

      Speaker Bio: Student in Ireland at DIT from 2014-2015 and completed a thesis on 'the effects of sustainability marketing in the elements of supply chain management'. I am also an English teacher, writer, a public speaking coach and meditation instructor. Presentation Title: The sustainable mind - Effects of sustainability marketing on the mind of consumers. Presentation Synopsis: My talk will detail the effects marketing has on consumer behavior and how that drives sustainable practices. Cultivating a healthy attitude a...

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    • Colin Darby - CEO, Volt Motorcycles

      Colin Darby – CEO, Volt Motorcycles 

      Speaker Bio: Colin Darby is the CEO of Volt Motorcycles. Colin has over 20 years’ business experience with Ireland’s only microscope specialist company “Micron Optical”, serving clients such as hospitals, industry, research and universities. Colin has always been passionate about technology and in 2012 Colin identified the growing demand for cleaner vehicles in the marketplace. Together, with his love for technology and his business experience, Colin founded Volt Motorcycles -  Europe’s newest electric powered two-wheeler company and Ireland’s only electric vehicle compa...

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    • Mark White - Director, FreightSpeed Group

      Mark White – Director, FreightSpeed Group 

      Speaker Bio: Mark White is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport Ireland, with over twenty years’ experience managing Supply Chain operations both nationally and internationally, for global Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Manufacturing companies. Having a background in the FMCG sector, his expertise extends to fields as diverse as hazardous chemicals, retail distribution, manufacturing and NDC operations management. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain and Transport Management, an Operator’s CPC for both National and International Transpo...

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    • Aoibheann McCann - Transition Galway

      Aoibheann McCann – Transition Galway 

      Speaker Bio: Aoibheann McCann has a long history of being involved in environmental causes in Galway City. She has a background in management in the Voluntary Sector and is also a qualified secondary school teacher. She is currently undertaking the Postgrad in The Management of Sustainable Development at DCU. A Vision for Galway 2030 is made up of eight chapters; food & water, inner transition, community & education, energy, economics, infrastructure, arts & culture, beyond waste. In each chapter solutions are proposed to make Galway City more environmentally...

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    • Marion Weymes - Researcher, SHARECITY Research, Trinity College Dublin

      Marion Weymes – Researcher, SHARECITY Research, Trinity College Dublin 

      Speaker Bio: Marion Weymes is a researcher with SHARECITY based in Trinity College Dublin, where she was awarded a BA in Earth Science in 2013 prior to receiving an MSc in Sustainable Development from the University of Exeter. Her research is focussed on urban sustainability and social practises, having written her MSc dissertation on energy efficiency within the private rented sector of Dublin, and now exploring food sharing practises in cities around the world. Marion is particularly interested in food waste prevention and surplus food redistribution, and she previously ...

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    • Neil McCabe  - Sustainable Development Director, GROWN

      Neil McCabe – Sustainable Development Director, GROWN 

      Speaker bio: Neil has spent the last nine years guiding and developing the public and private sectors to take actual steps to mitigate climate change. This has including high level round table talks with the European Union and International Governments. In 2013, Neil and his two Co-Founders, Stephen & Damien, really wanted to take action against the traditional way of manufacturing clothes globally. Their Ethically Conscious, Irish Start-up ‘GROWN’ has challenged and defied this process and made High Quality, Low Impact, Clothing differently. In 2008 Neil McCabe had...

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    • Donal Kissane - Commercial Manager, Gas Networks Ireland

      Donal Kissane – Commercial Manager, Gas Networks Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Donal Kissane is a Chartered Engineer and MBA with over 20 years experience in the energy sector both in Ireland and internationally.  He worked for many years in the upstream oil & gas and power generation industry with General Electric in various overseas locations. On returning to Ireland he has worked with many of the large energy users in the Cork area and is currently working with Gas Networks Ireland. He is chair of the Energy and Environment Division of Engineers Ireland Presentation Title: Ireland’s Greenest Bus Fleet - the p...

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    • Peter Seymour - Senior Partner, EcoReview Ireland

      Peter Seymour – Senior Partner, EcoReview Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Peter Seymour is a Civil Engineer, graduated from UCD and with a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from University of Windsor, Canada. In his early career he worked in the Canadian Nuclear Waste Management programme, researching materials for isolating nuclear waste, followed by a period in the UK working for several geo-environmental consultancies in the area of waste management and soil and groundwater evaluation. He has worked in Ireland with leading cement manufacturers, and has played a key role in developing the market for sustainable building material...

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    • Dr. John J O’Flaherty - Technical Director, MAC – The National Microelectronics Applications Centre Ltd.

      Dr. John J O’Flaherty – Technical Director, MAC – The National Microelectronics Applications Centre Ltd. 

      Speaker Bio: Dr. John J. O'Flaherty, Ph.D., B.E.(Elec), MBA, C.Eng., is Technical Director of MAC, The Irish National Microelectronics Applications Centre (MAC), that delivers complete web-driven wireless sensor network distributed monitoring and control Apps for the electricity and water sectors (www.mac.ie). John has 35 years experience of technical project management and development, with particular skills in tracking technology innovations, trends and opportunities, and engineering these into commercial products for global markets. Joh...

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    • Michael Kelly - Founder and Weeder-in-Chief, GIY

      Michael Kelly – Founder and Weeder-in-Chief, GIY 

      Speaker Bio: Michael Kelly is a writer, founder of GIY and hacker grower.  Having started as a community food-growing group in Waterford in 2008, this year GIY will inspire and support over 150,000 people and 5,000 food growing projects in Ireland and the UK.  Michael Kelly has written three books on food and self-sufficiency - his latest book GROW COOK EAT (2014) was a winner in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Michael is an Ashoka Fellow, a Social Entrepreneurs Ireland awardee and a recipient of the inaugural Arthur Guinness Fund award. He is a member of the TASTE Coun...

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    • Shona Roche - Programme Director National Strategy for Angling Development, Inland Fisheries Ireland

      Shona Roche – Programme Director National Strategy for Angling Development, Inland Fisheries Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Shona joined Inland Fisheries Ireland in summer 2016 to drive the implementation of the National Strategy for Angling Development. Shona is highly experienced in strategy, public policy and collaborative working, particularly in the areas of Environment and Sport. She holds a BA from NUI Galway and an MSc from the University of Edinburgh in Public Policy. Shona spent the last number of years working in environment and natural resources policy in New Zealand. Before returning to Ireland, she held the position of Senior Policy Advisor to the Chief Executive...

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    • Dudley Stewart C. Eng. - Secretary General, Micro Electricity Generation Association (MEGA

      Dudley Stewart C. Eng. – Secretary General, Micro Electricity Generation Association (MEGA 

      Speaker Bio: Dudley Stewart C. Eng. (Chartered Power Engineer): From the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) in the early 1970’s Dudley was hardened as post-Grad Field & Design Engineer in the French INPG (Grenoble, France). Having headed up Caritas and Oxfam Field Operations in the Energy-crisis Famine in Bangladesh in the mid-seventies, Dudley returned to Ireland to found one of the first ever dedicated Renewable Energy Companies and drove the development of modern wind turbine blade design and governing systems in addition to the development of the ...

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    • Dr. Michael O'Byrne - Post-Doctoral Researcher , School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University College Dublin

      Dr. Michael O’Byrne – Post-Doctoral Researcher , School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University College Dublin 

      Speaker Bio: Dr. Michael O’Byrne is a senior Post-Doctoral Researcher in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University College Dublin. He holds a B.E. (Civil) degree from University College Cork in 2011 and a Ph.D. from Trinity College Dublin in 2015. His areas of interest and expertise are in image processing and pattern recognition for structural health monitoring applications. In recent years, he has worked on developing image-based strategies for monitoring offshore structures and marine renewable energy devices. Presentation Title: ...

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    • Jim Fitzsimons - MD, Riverwest Management

      Jim Fitzsimons – MD, Riverwest Management 

      Speaker Bio: Jim Fitzsimons is Immediate Past President of the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors, the representative body for the consultancy sector in Ireland. Jim set up and is Lead Partner in Riverwest Management, a company focussed entirely on funding for Innovation and growth. He has also worked as a Consultant for Intertrade Ireland’s Innovation programmes for 12 years. In that time has been put together hundreds of Fusion projects across the island between SME’s and Third Level Colleges. Mostly he has worked partnering companies in Ireland with college...

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    • Paul Kenny - CEO, Tipperary Energy Agency

      Paul Kenny – CEO, Tipperary Energy Agency 

      Speaker Bio: Paul is the Chief Executive Officer of Tipperary Energy Agency. He has been with the agency since 2006 and is involved with both renewable energy (wind and bio-energy) and energy efficiency projects. Paul’s key technical competencies are in the areas of wind, biomass and solar energy development, energy efficiency in domestic and commercial buildings and energy efficiency in the water industry. Paul has worked on a large number of the agencies European funded projects. He also works as a consultant on behalf of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s publ...

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    • Bill Liao - Co-Founder CoderDojo.com, EU.IndieBio.co, WeForest.org

      Bill Liao – Co-Founder CoderDojo.com, EU.IndieBio.co, WeForest.org 

      Speaker Bio: Bill Liao (born William Fu Wei Liao, 1967) is an Australian entrepreneur. He is a venture partner with SOSV and listed as an influential investor on Twitter. He is married with three children and lives in Cork, Ireland. Liao is a social networking pioneer,author,speaker and is engaged in not for profit work. Among his non-profit endeavours he is a CoderDojo mentor and he has participated as an investor and volunteer in The Hunger Project in Uganda, New York and Mexico. He has also been appointed as a special diplomatic envoy for St Kitts and Nevis for ...

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    • John Guerin - European Managing Director, Weyerhaeuser Products Ltd.

      John Guerin – European Managing Director, Weyerhaeuser Products Ltd. 

      Speaker Bio: John Guerin is the European Managing Director for Weyerhaeuser.  John has over 2 decades of experience in the global forest products sector with diverse territorial experience in Europe, USA, South America and Asia in timberlands, biomass, solid lumber, panel products, and renewable energy supply chains. John is a company sustainability advocate.  John holds a Ph.D. in forest products marketing from the University of Maine (USA). Presentation Title: Sustainability in the wood products supply chain.  The journey of LUMINTM plywo...

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    • Frank Scholdann Lund - Sales Manager, Aalborg Energie Technik a/s

      Frank Scholdann Lund – Sales Manager, Aalborg Energie Technik a/s 

      Speaker Bio: Frank Scholdann Lund is Sales Manager of Aalborg Energie Technik a/s. He is educated as MSc. Mech. Engineer and Ba. Degree in Accounting and he has accumulated more than 20 years of experience in power plants. He has gained his professional experience in organisations like: Danisco (energy optimisation), Aalborg Boilers (section manager, manager of the technical sales, strategic development), Lyngsoe Systems (control and maintenance). He has a deep knowledge and experience in the design of complete power plants. He has great experience in project evalu...

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    • Marc O'Riain - Lecturer, Dept of Architecture, CIT

      Marc O’Riain – Lecturer, Dept of Architecture, CIT 

      Speaker Bio: Marc Ó’Riain is a founding editor of Iterations Journal & Practice Review, lecturer with the Department of Architecture CIT,  board member Irish Design 2015 and former President of the Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI). He is one of Ireland’s most senior, awarded commercial interior architecture professionals with over €200m in realised projects,  24 national and International industry design awards with 20 years experience in building retrofit and has just completed a PhD in low energy retrofit. Presentation Title: Ireland’s mi...

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    • Mindy O'Brien - Coordinator, VOICE of Irish Concern for the Environment

      Mindy O’Brien – Coordinator, VOICE of Irish Concern for the Environment 

      Speaker Bio: Mindy O’Brien is the Coordinator at VOICE of Irish Concern for the Environment.  She is an environmental attorney, receiving her law degree and Environmental Law Certificate from Lewis and Clarke Law School in Portland, Oregon and has been actively involved in environmental issues for nearly 25 years.   Mindy worked on Capitol Hill in Washington DC for 6 years for several Members of Congress and Congressional Subcommittees where her areas of expertise were primarily in waste and water policy. Since coming to Ireland, she has been on the Board of VOICE for 10...

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    • Stephen O' Reilly - Sea Scout, Scouting Ireland

      Stephen O’ Reilly – Sea Scout, Scouting Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Stephen O’ Reilly is an Environmental Scientist. He graduated from DCU in 2014 with a B.Sc. in Environmental Science & Health.  As part of his degree programme he was selected to join the award-winning international module Global Classroom. This involved engaging in discussion and evaluation of environmental issues, bioethical dilemmas, climate change and research frontiers with students from the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Wollongong, Australia. Upon graduating from DCU, he spent two years working in industry in the area of planni...

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    • Dr Mary Moloney - Lecturer, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, CIT

      Dr Mary Moloney – Lecturer, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, CIT 

      Speaker Bio: Dr. Mary Moloney, Lecturer Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering CIT Dr Mary Moloney qualified with a BE (1st class honours) in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (1989) and a PhD (2015) from UCC.  She is a Fellow of Engineers Ireland and was Chairman of the Cork Region in 2002-2003. Mary Moloney has been lecturing in CIT since 2006, and is a Lecturer in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering. Mary has held many positions in industry as: a Structural Designer; Construction Manager; Se...

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    • Olive O'Connor - Creative Founder, MediStori

      Olive O’Connor – Creative Founder, MediStori 

      Speaker Bio: Olive O’Connor is an expert in the field of self-management of chronic conditions in healthcare. She has a passion to drive, promote & educate all stakeholders on the importance of proactive health and effective sustainable collaboration in health care environments, using practical tools and training as an enabler. Olive is currently qualified through Stanford University as a Self-Management Facilitator of Chronic Disease and is trained with NALA in literacy. She is an international fellow with Canterbury University (ECPD) and is also a patient reviewer ...

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    • Kieran Nolan- Head of School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University

      Kieran Nolan- Head of School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University 

      Speaker Bio: The Nolan research group has been intensively involved in the area of environmental sciences since its inception in 2001. In the past, Dr Nolan’s group has specialised in the development of new chemoreceptors for application in environmental sensing and extraction of heavy metals from waste streams. More recently, the Nolan group has turned its attention to the design and preparation of new photocatalysts and integrated photocatalytic composites such as dye-TiO2, activated carbon-TiO2, Graphene-TiO2 and mineral-graphene composites for application in the removal...

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    • Arran Dowling-Hussey- Editor, Construction, Engineering & Energy Law Journal of Ireland

      Arran Dowling-Hussey- Editor, Construction, Engineering & Energy Law Journal of Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Arran Dowling-Hussey is a practising Barrister, Arbitrator and Mediator. He edits the Construction, Engineering and Energy Law Journal of Ireland. Arran is a former full time member of the School of Law of Dublin City University. Presentation Title: Sustainability: often over-looked legal traps for SME's

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    • Jane Stout - Professor in Botany, Trinity College Dublin

      Jane Stout – Professor in Botany, Trinity College Dublin 

      Speaker Bio: Jane Stout’s research expertise is in the field of ecology, and she seeks to understand the links between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning and the delivery of ecosystem services, which are fundamental aspects of our Natural Capital. She has been at Trinity College Dublin since 2001 and is Chair of the Irish Forum on Natural Capital, as well as Deputy Chair of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan Steering Group. Her aim is to provide a rigorous scientific basis for sustainable environmental policies and management, including sustainable agricultural practices t...

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    • Lorraine McCann - Senior Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability Services - Ireland, EY

      Lorraine McCann – Senior Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability Services – Ireland, EY 

      Speaker Bio: Lorraine McCann  is a  Senior Manager in the Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) practice of EY Ireland. She has an M.Sc. in Environmental Science and an Honors degree in Geography and English. Lorraine has over six years’ experience providing sustainability consulting services to a range of industries including mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, government, forestry and financial services, amongst others. She has had great success in assisting companies with: - Development of sustainability strategies, measurement and evaluation of sustainab...

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    • Brendan Guildea - Barrister-at-Law, Law Library (Ireland)

      Brendan Guildea – Barrister-at-Law, Law Library (Ireland) 

      Speaker Bio: Called to the Irish bar in 2011. In addition to operating a general practice in Dublin, Brendan is an expert in intellectual property law. He lectured at the Law Society last year on the Diploma in Technology Law. His father is a mathematician and his wife is an avid environmentalist. Presentation Title: Patent Protection and the Sustainability Race Presentation Synopsis: This talk will focus on Irish and European patent law. In particular, in the context of ‘sustainable’ technologies, it will look at the ‘experimen...

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    • Elaine Nevin - National Director, ECO-UNESCO

      Elaine Nevin – National Director, ECO-UNESCO 

      Elaine Nevin is the National Director (Chief Executive Officer) of ECO-UNESCO since 2002. Elaine holds a BA in Geography and Political Science and an MA and a Higher Diploma in Education. She has worked in the field of environmental education since 1995 and believes that empowering, educating and engaging young people is an essential component to achieving sustainable development. Elaine has headed up a range of projects in ECO-UNESCO including the Young Environmentalist Awards programme; Youth for Sustainable Development and the development of ECO-UNESCO as a QQI accredited centre, the dev...

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    • Peter Woolford Cuthbert BSc Agr - Horticulturist, Herbaceous colour design

      Peter Woolford Cuthbert BSc Agr – Horticulturist, Herbaceous colour design 

      Speaker Bio: During Peter early years of training as a Horticulturist he had an active interest in Botany and Entomology and spend many happy hours walking the Wicklow Mountains in the footsteps of the J P Brunker , this homed his interest in conservation .During his Bsc summer breaks he worked at the National Nematology Laboratory in Shardlow, Derbyshire spending many hours examining slides for potato cyst eelworm , summer evenings  being spend working with the Station Director Beowulf  Cooper the founder of the Village Bee Association who had an apiary of 100 hives . Rock...

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    • Laura Smith, B.Sc. (Environmental Health), M.Phil, CFIOSH, SIRM - Group Risk & Compliance Manager, UDG Healthcare plc

      Laura Smith, B.Sc. (Environmental Health), M.Phil, CFIOSH, SIRM – Group Risk & Compliance Manager, UDG Healthcare plc 

      Speaker Bio: Laura Smith has B.Sc. in Environmental Health, Research Masters in Health and Safety, and is a Fellow of IOSH. Laura worked as the EHS Manager (Tallaght Hospital), R&D Executive (IHSAB (HIQA)) and now works with UDG Healthcare plc. with responsibility for Global Enterprise Risk Management, Compliance and Insurance. Presentation Title: The Challenge of Introducing a pan-European Energy Audit Programme Presentation Synopsis: As an Irish business, based in 19 countries, implementing the Energy Efficiency Directive ...

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    • Matthew Barnes - Solarate Limited

      Matthew Barnes – Solarate Limited 

      Speaker Bio: Matt Barnes is an architect in private practice since 1983. He set up Solarate Ltd in 1999 to research the market into solar + heat pump systems. He invented and patented the PVT adaptor to collect thermal energy from standard photovoltaic panels. Presentation Title: PVT0P : PhotoVoltaic-Thermal for zer0 heat Pump Presentation Synopsis: The talk will outline the development status of PVT0P, which is a module in development for a photovolatic-thermal + heat pump unit which can be fixed to a flat roof or facade. It is...

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    • Howard Knott M.A., FCILT. - Logistics Consultant, Irish Exporters Association

      Howard Knott M.A., FCILT. – Logistics Consultant, Irish Exporters Association 

      Speaker Bio: Thirty years  experience in the shipping and Forwarding Industry followed by ten years with the Irish Exporters Association developing the organisation’s Trade Facilitation and Supply Chain capability. Has represented the organisation in a number of EU backed Logistics projects and at a number of Oireachtas Transport Committee hearings. Has spoken at a number of international  Conferences on intermodal transport. Columnist with “Fleet Transport”, compiles “Fleet Maritime” and has contributed to a number of other leading publications. Passionate Sailor. ...

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    • Brian Gray - Corporate Sustainability Coordinator, ESB Group

      Brian Gray – Corporate Sustainability Coordinator, ESB Group 

      Speaker Bio: Brian is an economist by qualification and also holds an MBA, with 11 years experience in the electrical utility industry and a further 12 years international experience gained working in continental Europe, the Middle East and the USA. Having initially joined ESB International as a Management Systems Consultant, specializing in the integration of quality, safety and environmental management systems, Brian went on to work as Health & Safety Manager in ESB International and ESB’s generation business, before making the move into Corporate Environment and Sust...

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    • Alan Hendry - Director of Sustainability, Jacobs

      Alan Hendry – Director of Sustainability, Jacobs 

      Speaker Bio: Alan is the Director of Sustainability at Jacobs and is based in Glasgow. He has 29 years of experience, starting as a town planner and moving to work in sustainability 1996. Alan has a wide appreciation of the application of sustainability within both the public and private sectors having worked in both and supported a wide range of organisations with their embedding of sustainability. Alan supports Jacobs’ Global Community of Practice on Sustainability and runs the Jacobs Global Sustainability Call which features senior presenters from leading businesses a...

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    • Gerald Mills - Head of Geography, UCD

      Gerald Mills – Head of Geography, UCD 

      Speaker Bio: I am a physical geographer with a research interest in the distinct climates that are found in urban areas. I have worked on the topic of urban climates for over 30 years both in the US and Ireland. My work has focused on modelling and measuring the urban climatic effect and developing guidelines for urban planning and design. I am a former president of the International Association for Urban Climates and organised the International Conference on Urban Climates in Dublin in 2012. My current work focuses on mapping cities world-wide so that the planetary impact ...

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    • Gerry Mongey - Trade Commissioner, Canadian Embassy

      Gerry Mongey – Trade Commissioner, Canadian Embassy 

      Speaker Bio: Employed by the Canadian Embassy Dublin for 35 years covering the promotion and facilitation of commercial-economic success in Cleantech (ocean energy/technology - wave/tidal, wind/onshore and offshore, biomass, retrofit), Infrastructure (all facet of construction), Transport (road, rail, air, sea and port), Agriculture & Food, Mining and Defense.  Prior to that, worked with Unilever in Dublin and taught music for many years. Presentation Title: Canada’s Cleantech Sector Presentation Synopsis: Canada’s cleantech...

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    • Therese Murphy - Principal, 3S Consulting

      Therese Murphy – Principal, 3S Consulting 

      Speaker Bio: Therese has extensive knowledge of the energy industry within Ireland, and is particularly expert in the area of smart metering and smart grid development. In 2011 she established her own consultancy -- her client base includes, Veolia, The Demand Response Aggregators of Ireland (DRAI), Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and The World Bank.  Before becoming an independent consultant Therese spent 10 years with SEAI working on the development of sustainable energy policy and managing a range of energy efficiency programmes, including the consumer beh...

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    • Magdalena Wislocka - EURAXESS officer, Hosting Agreement Scheme Manager	, Irish Universities Association

      Magdalena Wislocka – EURAXESS officer, Hosting Agreement Scheme Manager , Irish Universities Association 

      Speaker Bio: Dr Magdalena Wislocka (Irish Universities Association, EURAXESS) has been managing the Scientific Visa Scheme (Hosting Agreement) since its introduction in 2007 in Ireland. She is also responsible for responding to helpdesk queries at the EURAXESS office based in the IUA. Magda has been particularly successful in building links and collaboration with various key institutions in Ireland such as: the Office of Science &Technology and the Work Permit Section in the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and the Irish Naturalisation Immigration Service i...

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    • Michael Langan - Head of Product Management, Exergyn Ltd.

      Michael Langan – Head of Product Management, Exergyn Ltd. 

      Speaker Bio: Mike Langan is Head of Product Management at Exergyn. Exergyn is developing an innovative engine which runs on hot water. This technology can convert low grade waste heat into zero carbon electricity and is expected to be one of the most cost effective generating technologies available. Mikes role is to head up all commercialisation activities such as identifying the key opportunities for this exciting new technology to enable it to be demonstrated and commercialised effectively. Mike has 25 years global experience of R&D, innovation, product development an...

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    • Declan White - Competitiveness Executive, Enterprise Ireland

      Declan White – Competitiveness Executive, Enterprise Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Declan has worked in the Environment section in Enterprise Ireland since 1994. His background is in Air Pollution from Industrial sources and he was involved in Enterprise Ireland’s Emission Monitoring service until 2006. Declan joined the Competitiveness Department in 2012 where he manages Enterprise Ireland’s Green Offer as well as support and advice to client companies on environmental matters. He is also involved in supporting Lean programmes with Enterprise Ireland clients. Declan has presents at various environmental events throughout the country. ...

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    • Dr. Fionnuala Murphy - Assistant Professor, School of Biosystems and Food Engineering, University College Dublin

      Dr. Fionnuala Murphy – Assistant Professor, School of Biosystems and Food Engineering, University College Dublin 

        Speaker Bio: Dr. Fionnuala Murphy is an Assistant Professor in the School of Biosystems and Food Engineering in university College Dublin. Her research focuses on life cycle assessment modelling for the analysis of environmental impacts of a range of production systems, with a special interest in renewable energy systems renewable energy systems. Fionnuala’s work aims to understand, quantify and analyse complex environmental exchanges resulting from renewable energy deployment across the full value chain. A particular focus of her current research focuses on green...

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    • Andrea Carroll- Sustainable Business Programme Manager, South Dublin Chamber

      Andrea Carroll- Sustainable Business Programme Manager, South Dublin Chamber 

      Speaker Bio: Andrea Carroll is Sustainable Business Programme Manager at South Dublin Chamber. As such she is involved with a variety of projects based on the idea of the Triple Bottom Line for sustainable business – considering the economic, social and environmental bottom line of the businesses she works with.  She is a highly experienced management executive, with significant expertise in sustainability, enterprise, and stakeholder engagement in both the public and private sector. As well as mentoring businesses directly, she works with local government to ensure the sus...

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    • Prof. Barry McMullin - Executive Dean, Engineering and Computing Dublin City University

      Prof. Barry McMullin – Executive Dean, Engineering and Computing Dublin City University 

      Speaker Bio: Professor Barry McMullin graduated with a BE (Electrical Engineering) degree from University College Dublin, in 1980. He worked in industry for a number of years, and then joined the School of Electronic Engineering of Dublin City University in 1987. He has served in many different academic roles in the University and has an extensive record of scholarly publication. He is currently affiliated with the DCU Energy and Design Lab where he is focussed on systems approaches to deep decarbonisation. Presentation Title: Negative Emissions Techn...

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    • David Lynch - CEO, Elm Solutions

      David Lynch – CEO, Elm Solutions 

      Speaker Bio: David Lynch is CEO of Elm Solutions, the ‘Green IT Company’. Elm is a Dublin based start-up founded in 2014. Serial traveller, environmentalist and IT lover, David has worked to reshape how regulators manage the protection of the environment in Ireland and Europe wide. He is a mechanical engineering graduate, although don’t hold that against him. He worked as an IT consultant for over five years before starting his own consultancy and recruitment company prior to founding Elm Solutions with his business partner. He has worked intently as a strategy lead and ...

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    • Mr Dermot O’Donovan - Head of Department, GMIT Letterfrack

      Mr Dermot O’Donovan – Head of Department, GMIT Letterfrack 

      Speaker Bio: Dermot O’Donovan is Head of Department for Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology’s National Centre of Excellence in Furniture Design and Technology in Letterfrack. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UCC and a Higher Certificate in Furniture Design and Master of Science awards from GMIT. He is currently enrolled on a Doctoral Programme in Higher Education Research in Lancaster University where he is specialising in sustainability in Higher Education. Presentation Title: GMIT Letterfrack: A Journey of Sustainability in Higher Educati...

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    • Suzie Cahn - Founder / Director, Carraig Dúlra

      Suzie Cahn – Founder / Director, Carraig Dúlra 

      Speaker Bio: Suzie Cahn is co-founder of Carraig Dúlra. Established in 2007, Carraig Dúlra Ltd is a family-owned social enterprise dedicated to providing sustainable education under the umbrella of Permaculture (which incorporates ethics, and principals used as an ecological design science and in transformative education).  This includes organisational structures, food systems, natural building, all informed by a deeper understanding of natural eco-systems, and resources such as soil, water, wind, sun, and exisiting habitats. Suzie also runs the Carraig Dúlra small-holding...

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    • Denis Canty- Lead Technologist for Data Science and IoT Strategy, Johnson Control’s Innovation Garage

      Denis Canty- Lead Technologist for Data Science and IoT Strategy, Johnson Control’s Innovation Garage 

      Speaker Bio: Denis Canty is the Lead Technologist for Data Science and IoT Strategy with Johnson Control’s Innovation Garage, focused at market sensing and building analytics applications to solve direct customer challenges. In the past he has worked in computer vision, energy aware computing, cloud architecture and machine learning, and has worked in both multinational and start-up environments.  In the past, Denis has worked for EMC, where he was part of their sustainability E3 group led up by Kathrin Winkler, and received the 2012 Sustainability Innovation award for an i...

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    • Srinivasa Reddy Chaganti- Industrial Research Fellow associated with Advanced Materials and Bioengineering Research, TCD

      Srinivasa Reddy Chaganti- Industrial Research Fellow associated with Advanced Materials and Bioengineering Research, TCD 

      Speaker Bio: In 2006, Srinivasa graduated from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. He had 11 + years of industrial and academic experience on polymer product development. In his research career he acquired expertise on Nanotechnology of biopolymers, engineering and commodity polymers, electrospinning and melt spinning of polymer compounds, polymer mono and bi-component fibres for medical devises, multilayer catheters, porous scaffolds for tissue regeneration, injectable hydrogels for tissue engineering, biopolymer compounds for 3D printing applications, materia...

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    • Sinead Mercier- Consultant in Climate Change and Environmental Law, Phillip Lee Law

      Sinead Mercier- Consultant in Climate Change and Environmental Law, Phillip Lee Law 

      Speaker Bio: Sinead Mercier is a consultant in climate change and environmental law with Philip Lee, and a recent graduate of the London School of Economics LLM programme and Trinity College Dublin. The environment and climate group at Philip Lee is independently ranked as  'top tier' . Sinead has previously worked for Amnesty International, the Irish Penal Reform Trust and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. Her specific interest focuses on energy law and building collaborative engagement structures around the just transition to a low carbon future. Presentation...

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    • Alastair McKinstry-Heads Environmental Activities,the Irish Centre for High-End Computing

      Alastair McKinstry-Heads Environmental Activities,the Irish Centre for High-End Computing 

      Prresentation Title: Forecasting for climate change: preparing for the coming decades Presentation Synopsis: With the EPA and Met Éireann, ICHEC has been preparing projections for climate change in Ireland for the 21st century, which have been published, nationally and as part of the UN IPCC report in 2013. In this talk, we will summarise the results and expected changes, and describe how High Performance computing is preparing for these changes: adding new forecasting capabilities for agriculture, and using "Big Data" and exascale computing to exten...

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    • Dr Mark Heaton- Nanotechnologist

      Dr Mark Heaton- Nanotechnologist 

      Speaker Bio: My work in nanotech as carried out at Imperial College and Omicron was to fabricate a MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) microturbine, using the integrated circuit fabrication methods of printing, masking and prototyping with final laser machining to contour the microturbine in 3D. MEMS is part of the ideal to scale down conventional machines so that they can work with the miniaturization seen in the IC industry which in following Moore’s Law in double downscaling every 18 months is now at 3 Teraflops per chip. My device overcame some dimensional scali...

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    • Darina Eades - Senior Adviser on Corporate Responsibility, Business in the Community Ireland

      Darina Eades – Senior Adviser on Corporate Responsibility, Business in the Community Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Darina Eades is Senior Adviser on Corporate Responsibility with Business in the Community Ireland, the Network for Responsible Business.  With over 20 years’ experience, 16 of them in sustainability, Darina has built capacity in Ireland’s most significant companies to measure, strategise and benchmark their sustainability performance against best in class. Darina specialises in Strategy Development; Sustainable Procurement; Sustainability Reporting & Communications; and the Business Working Responsibly Mark. Darina holds an MA from Dublin Institute of...

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    • Jennifer Casey - Corporate Responsibility Adviser, Business in the Community Ireland

      Jennifer Casey – Corporate Responsibility Adviser, Business in the Community Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Jennifer Casey is a Corporate Responsibility Adviser with Business in the Community Ireland, the Network for Responsible Business. Jennifer has extensive experience advising companies big and small across a wide range of industries on how to enhance and communicate their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) agenda and integrate it into their business. Jennifer previously worked In Deloitte where she was a Senior Manager in its business advisory department. She was also a member of Deloitte’s CSR team where she led the firm’s national volunteer day. Jenni...

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    • Julie McGrath - CNG Commercial Engineer, Gas Networks Ireland

      Julie McGrath – CNG Commercial Engineer, Gas Networks Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Julie McGrath has more than 6 years experience working in the gas and energy sectors in Ireland. Most recently working on the development of Compressed Natural Gas refueling infrastructure throughout Ireland in accordance with the EU’s Alternative Fuels Directive. Julie’s background is in Civil Engineering having also completed a degree in Sustainable Energy. Presentation Title: The role of natural gas in greening transport Presentation Synopsis: As Ireland faces an increasingly challenging task of reducing emission...

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    • Roy Rothwell - Senior Consultant, Professional Services EMEA, eMaint

      Roy Rothwell – Senior Consultant, Professional Services EMEA, eMaint 

      Speaker Bio : With over 25 years in the field, Roy Rothwell was one of the leaders of the first wave of CMMS evangelists in the late 80's. Having worked on multiple global implementation projects with Intel. Roy now leads up eMaint's consulting division for Europe The Middle East and Africa. Presentation Title: Attaining Operational Excellence Using A CMMS Presentation Synopsis:   Most organisations have a solution in place to ensure maintenance operations are performed effectively and efficiently, but are you really getting th...

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    • exhibitor - Maeve Flynn - Senior Lead Ecologist and Environmental coordinator, EirGrid

      Maeve Flynn – Senior Lead Ecologist and Environmental coordinator, EirGrid 

      Speaker Bio: Maeve is the Senior Ecologist in the Grid Development and Interconnection Division of EirGrid.  Working within a multidisciplinary team, she acts as environmental co-ordinator providing expert advice on ecology, environmental legislation and best practice to Grid Development and the wider company. She manages Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), develops biodiversity policy, preparedness for new EIA directive requirements and has particular responsibility for review of environmental impact reports and assessments. Maeve has over 15 years of professional...

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    • Rachel Murphy - Sales Manager, NP Liquid Glass Systems Ltd

      Rachel Murphy – Sales Manager, NP Liquid Glass Systems Ltd 

      Speaker Bio: NP Liquid Glass Systems Ltd provides surface protection using the latest advancements in Nanotechnology. Rachel has headed up sales since she joined her father in running the company in 2014. With a keen interest in both construction and science this role was the perfect fit for Rachel. NP Liquid Glass provides high quality and affordable surface protection which is sustainable, environmentally friendly and toxin free. With a large range of applications, from preventing damp penetration to anti-graffiti protection and restoration work, the role is varied and...

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    • Ellen Gunning - Director, Irish Academy of Public Relations

      Ellen Gunning – Director, Irish Academy of Public Relations 

      Speaker Bio: Ellen Gunning MA, MIAPR, FPRII, NUJ, is a director of the Irish Academy of Public Relations which she formed in 1992. The Academy’s vision is a world where organisations communicate effectively with all of their stakeholders. Ellen is passionate about the need for organisations to use simple language to tell employees, customers and investors about what they are doing. The Academy provides Communications Training to a wide range of semi-state organisations, businesses, scientists, charities and financial institutions (www.irishacademytraining.com). Ell...

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    • Joe Jones - Principal Sustainability Consultant, SustainIt

      Joe Jones – Principal Sustainability Consultant, SustainIt 

      Speaker Bio: Joe Jones is a sustainability expert at SustainIt, and has many years of experience talking about data driven systems and strategies to drive cultural change and engagement throughout the corporate world. SustainIt are a global sustainability, EHS and risk data consultancy based in Bristol and provide expert consultancy to companies like  BUPA, HSBC, BAT and Pepsico. You can connect with SustainIt on Twitter, ...

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    • Barbara MacMahon - Corporate Sustainability Consultant, Life Cycle Solutions for Sustainable Business

      Barbara MacMahon – Corporate Sustainability Consultant, Life Cycle Solutions for Sustainable Business 

      Speaker Bio: Expert in corporate sustainability including product sustainability, life cycle assessment, lean and green manufacturing, energy management and strategy development for energy and sustainability performance improvement. With a BSc. Industrial Design Engineering and MSc. Technology Management with Lean Six Sigma, she has 10+ years experience in energy and sustainability projects across a broad range of organisations from cleantech startups to in multinationals in electronics, medical devices and construction industries. &...

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    • Liam McCarton- Lecturer, (WIRC) & (ESHI), DIT

      Liam McCarton- Lecturer, (WIRC) & (ESHI), DIT 

      Speaker Bio: Liam McCarton is a Chartered Engineer, with over 20 years’ experience in International Development, Environmental Engineering & Project Management of water, sanitation, education & health infrastructure projects. Liam has project managed major infrastructure projects in Ireland, Asia and Africa. Liam leads the Development Technology Research Group within the Water Innovation Research Centre (WIRC) at DIT (www.dit.ie/dtc). Liam is also a director of Engineers Without Borders – Ireland.  

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    • Barry Caslin - Bioenergy and Rural Development Specialist, Teagasc

      Barry Caslin – Bioenergy and Rural Development Specialist, Teagasc 

      Speaker Bio: Barry Caslin is Teagasc Bioenergy and Rural Development Specialist. Prior to joining the specialist service Barry worked for eight years in the advisory service with Teagasc and prior to that worked with Glanbia in Germany in the meat industry. Barry has presented a local radio programme on Shannonside Northern Sound for four year for Macra na Feirme on youth related issues and on Ocean FM for three years on behalf of Teagasc where he presented an agricultural show. Barry works in the Crops Environment and Land Use Programme in Teagasc together with the Rural E...

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    • Dr. Lorna Gold - Head of Policy and Advocacy, Trócaire

      Dr. Lorna Gold – Head of Policy and Advocacy, Trócaire 

      Speaker Bio: Dr Lorna Gold is Head of Policy and Advocacy in Trócaire. She has worked in international development in an academic and NGO policy context for almost 20 years. She currently manages a team of policy specialists pursuing Trócaire’s advocacy agenda on climate justice, business and human rights and development finance. She has a particular interest in the relationship between Catholic Social Thought and public policy development. In the past year she has written and spoken extensively on Pope Francis’ teaching in Laudato Sí. She holds a PhD in Geography from Glas...

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    • William Power - BIM / Technical Manager, Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists

      William Power – BIM / Technical Manager, Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists 

      Speaker Bio: I have worked in the AEC industry for over 15 years, with experience ranging from on site construction to office based design. I completed a Master’s Degree in Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies in 2012 and I am currently undertaking a Master’s Degree in Building Information Modelling Management. I currently specialize in the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) to develop technical design and construction information for projects, typically for tender on medium to large scale projects.  Currently my research area is looking at ho...

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    • Donal Hanly - Director of Sales UK & Ireland, Endeco Technologies

      Donal Hanly – Director of Sales UK & Ireland, Endeco Technologies 

      Speaker Bio: 12 years in Energy Sector. Worked in Procurement with  Board Gais looking after  High Profile and public sector accounts. Set up INENCO Irish Operations for one of  UK largest Energy procurement Brokerages. This included Gas and Electricity trading Strategies, CRC, PPA and Negotiations with all National Energy Suppliers on behalf of our clients. Some of my Customers included Bombardier, Kellogg’s, Allergan Pharmaceuticals and Dublin Airport I am  currently 3.5 years with  Endeco Technologies who provide Larger Energy users with multiple revenues from the ...

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    • Pauline McDonogh - Waste Prevention Officer, Southern Region Waste Management Office

      Pauline McDonogh – Waste Prevention Officer, Southern Region Waste Management Office 

      Speaker Bio: Pauline McDonogh is the Prevention Officer for the Southern Region Waste Management Office. She is an Environmental Scientist with over 25 years experience in environmental auditing and waste management. Pauline’s current role is to develop, co-ordinate and deliver the waste prevention and behavioural change activities of the 2015-2021 Regional Waste Management Plan. Presentation Title: Reuse Month Presentation Synopsis: National Reuse Month is a new waste prevention initiative to raise awareness about the economic ...

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    • James Hogan – Programme Manager, Green Business

      James Hogan – Programme Manager, Green Business 

      Speaker Bio: James Hogan, Green Business Programme Manager, Clean Technology Centre, CIT, Cork. James Hogan is an Environmental Consultant and Project Manager at the Clean Technology Centre, based at CIT since 1995. In that time he has managed a wide range of resource efficiency projects both Irish based and International.  Since 2011, James has been Programme Manager of the Green Business Programme which is funded by the National Waste Prevention Programme. The Green Business Programme is a free resource efficiency service for business which assists business to ident...

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    • Stuart Nelson – Lean Coach, Stuart Nelson Consulting

      Stuart Nelson – Lean Coach, Stuart Nelson Consulting 

      Speaker Bio: Have you ever thought there has to be a better way?  Stuart operates an independent consultancy which solves problems, moreover, he works with organisations to build in a Lean mindset.  Stuart spent over 12 years in active management at the demand end of the supply chain, gaining vast experiences with end users and leading over 70 people.  It is this wealth of experience that Stuart brings to the analysis and improvement work he carries out.  Using tools from Lean, Six Sigma and techniques such as coaching, mentoring and training, he is in a unique pos...

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    • Lisa White - Managing Partner, Spireworks

      Lisa White – Managing Partner, Spireworks 

      Speaker Bio: Lisa White is a Technologist, Innovator, Transformation Leader, Entrepreneur, Corporate Stooge and, a Security and Privacy Guru. A career navigating large, global organisations through radical change, has led her to innovation consulting, focused future-proofing large, global clients. Lisa has recently completed a successful initiative driving innovation, agility and self-organization across a major US insurer, and is currently relocating to Ireland. Presentation Title: How to be in business forever Presentation Synopsis: ...

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    • Jane Hackett - National Manager, Green-Schools Travel, An Taisce, Environmental Education Unit

      Jane Hackett – National Manager, Green-Schools Travel, An Taisce, Environmental Education Unit 

      Speaker Bio: As National Manager for the Green-Schools Travel programme Jane’s role includes managing the largest team of behaviour change experts in An Taisce. The team consists of thirty Travel Officers including three Team Leaders. The role also consists of; programme development, programme delivery, programme evaluation, liaison with funding partners, budget management, staff recruitment and staff development, developing funding proposals and contracts and the promotion of the programme nationally and internationally. In addition Jane has also overseen the Smarter Tr...

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    • Robert Stevens - Director of Partnerships, ClimateCare

      Robert Stevens – Director of Partnerships, ClimateCare 

      Speaker Bio: ClimateCare is a certified B Corporation with a target to improve 20 million lives and cut 20 million tonnes of CO2 by 2020. Robert Stevens, joined ClimateCare in 2007 and oversees its partnership programmes - engaging with corporates, governments and entrepreneurs to meet their business, environmental and social development goals. Rob ensures that ClimateCare programmes work for all partners, are outcome-focused and deliver measurable results for business, people and the environment. Rob lives in Oxford with his wife and two children. He ho...

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    • Patrick Paul Walsh- Chair of International Development Studies, UCD & Senior Adviser, UN

      Patrick Paul Walsh- Chair of International Development Studies, UCD & Senior Adviser, UN 

      Speaker Bio: Patrick Paul Walsh received a Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.  He is a Government of Ireland, Marie Curie (Brussels), IZA (Bonn), RSA (London) and REPOA (Tanzania) Fellow. During the academic year 2014-2015 he was a Visiting Senior Research Scholar at the Earth Institute and adjunct Professor in the School of International Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York. D...

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    • Saoirse Sheridan - Founder, Elderhomeshare

      Saoirse Sheridan – Founder, Elderhomeshare 

      Speaker Bio: Saoirse Sheridan is the founder of pioneering organisation Elderhomeshare, an organisation that is bringing elderly homeowner’s in need of companionship together with caring responsible vetted homeseekers. Saoirse’s training in the business and psychotherapeutic sectors have contributed to the creation of an organisation with an ethos of care, creativity and percipience, which is helping to maximise the usage of living space while catering to the needs of Elderly home owners in the greater Dublin area. The organisation is of great value socially, providing a mo...

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    • Pippa Gardner- CEO & Co-Founder, Smart Cities Data Experts, Urban Tide

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      Pippa Gardner- CEO & Co-Founder, Smart Cities Data Experts, Urban Tide 

      Speaker Bio: Pippa is a project and programme manager in smart cities strategy development and smart cities project delivery. She co-wrote and project managed the successful Glasgow City Council Future Cities Demonstrator bid in 2012 – winning a grant of £24 million from Innovate UK. Pippa then led the £7.2M OPEN Glasgow demonstrator programme. Pippa managed the Smart Cities Readiness Assessment and development of an Outline Investment Roadmap for the Scottish Government in partnership with the Scottish Cities Alliance. She participates in the delivery of open data train...

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    • Niall Mc Evoy- Business Development Manager, Scotscape

      Niall Mc Evoy- Business Development Manager, Scotscape 

      Speaker Bio: Following a horticultural training at the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin Niall moved to London in 2011 and began to work with Scotscape immediately. Initially working within the living wall maintenance team and quickly rising to head up this department, he expanded the operation from 35 living walls to 140 throughout the UK with his team. Niall’s in depth knowledge of living wall systems has now developed further, he heads up training courses on the design, construction and maintenance of living walls, runs a thriving CPD programme to architects and designe...

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    • Brian MacNamee- Director, Consulteco Ltd.

      Brian MacNamee- Director, Consulteco Ltd. 

      Presentation Title: The National Green Teams Recognition Scheme Presentation Synopsis: Green teams may be defined as groups of employees who promote sustainability to fellow employees and implement specific workplace sustainability solutions. Green team schemes have been implemented in organisations with varying degrees of success, and one of the reasons why teams fail, is the lack of recognition for green team members and a lack of a formal role within the organisation. The National Green Teams Recognition Scheme (GTRS) aims to address these shortcom...

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    • exhibitor - Cathy Dodd – Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board

      Cathy Dodd – Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board 

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    • Dr Louise Drake - Senior Programme Manager, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, UK.

      Dr Louise Drake – Senior Programme Manager, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, UK. 

      Speaker Bio: Louise Drake is course director for the Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business, and deputy director for the Master’s in Sustainability Leadership, both of which lie at the heart of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)’s mission to inspire and develop the business leaders of the future. Presentation Title: ‘Developing Leadership for Sustainability’ Presentation Synopsis: In the context of global sustainability challenges, we sense this is a time for real leadership, but ...

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    • Vlad Vekshin - Marketing Coordinator, Herbst Software

      Vlad Vekshin – Marketing Coordinator, Herbst Software 

      Speaker Bio: Currently employed as the Herbst Software Marketing Coordinator and Digital Marketing Manager, I manage the marketing communications and interactions with customers and potential customers in an online and offline capacity. Recent third level postgraduate with a Bachelors Degree in Business and Computing as well as Masters Degree in Digital Marketing. My specialisation and professional interests lie with Digital Marketing, social media management and analytics.

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    • Ali Madani - Director, Avicenne

      Ali Madani – Director, Avicenne 

      Speaker Bio: Since 1990 he has been working on strategic and marketing studies in the medical sector. He has advised major players in this industry on strategy development and implementation, technical and economic appraisals, and mergers & acquisitions. He has advised also the medium and small size companies for market researches and strategic partnerships in USA, Europe and BRICS. In 2005, Ali founded the annual medical industry conference and exhibition, Implants which he presides ever since. Presentation Title: Additive manufacturing:  From hi...

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    • Jonathan White - Managing Director, LVP Conveyor Systems Ltd

      Jonathan White – Managing Director, LVP Conveyor Systems Ltd 

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    • Jakub Marecek, Ph.D. - IBM

      Jakub Marecek, Ph.D. – IBM 

      Speaker Bio: Jakub Marecek is a research staff member at IBM Research, where works on a variety of optimisation and control problems across power systems and transportation. Previously, he has obtained his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Nottingham and done a post-doc in Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh.

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    • Neasa Kane-Fine - Director, RPS Project Communications

      Neasa Kane-Fine – Director, RPS Project Communications 

      Speaker Bio: Neasa Kane-Fine, Director of RPS Project Communications since 2008, has over 20 years’ experience in devising and delivering environmental campaigns in the areas of water, waste, climate change and biodiversity and managing communications for major infrastructure developments. She delivers public consultations to inform policy and infrastructure developments in the areas of water, wastewater, transport and energy and is an Expert Witness at planning oral hearings. RPS is Ireland’s leading integrated consultancy firm of Engineering, Environment, Planning, P...

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    • Claire Kane - Inbound Marketing Manager, Emarkable Digital Marketing Strategies 

      Claire Kane – Inbound Marketing Manager, Emarkable Digital Marketing Strategies  

      Speaker Bio: Enterprising inbound marketing manager and community manager. A DCU Graduate of Media Production Management, a Marketing and Consumer Behaviour heavy course, I began my career in online marketing in 2012 at the age of 22. My love of marketing coupled with my passion for writing has driven me to become an astute and creative inbound marketer. I am currently working with emarkable as Inbound Marketing Manager; helping to craft effective content driven marketing campaigns for a number of B2C and B2B clients across Ireland. Over the course my work I have d...

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    • Michael Clancy - Director, FDT Consulting Engineers & Project Managers Ltd

      Michael Clancy – Director, FDT Consulting Engineers & Project Managers Ltd 

      Speaker Bio: Michael started in the Dairy Industry, has been with FDT as a consultant since 1998 and has been involved in Sustainability Projects since 2002. He has worked closely with SEAI and the EPA for both Industrial and Public Sector Assignments.  Michael has lead Energy Audits and Energy Efficient Design (EED) reviews for Irish and International clients and was part of the Project team who developed IS399:2014.     Presentation Title: Energy Efficient Design for Industry Presentation Synopsis: This seminar...

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    • Maeve Thornberry - Community Reuse Network Ireland

      Maeve Thornberry – Community Reuse Network Ireland 

      Maeve Thornberry is the Coordinator for CRNI, the all-island representative body for community-based re-use, recycling and waste prevention organisations. Using her wide range of skills and knowledge, Maeve works with key stakeholders such as the EPA, government departments, regional waste authorities and members to support and develop the reuse and recycling sectors. Title: Reuse and its role in Sustainability.  

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    • Darran Messem, Managing Director, Carbon Trust Certification & Director, International

      Darran Messem, Managing Director, Carbon Trust Certification & Director, International 

      Darran leads the Carbon Trust's pioneering certification and assurance team and works extensively on the Carbon Trust's international development in a number of key markets, leveraging his experience of being a Director of companies in the USA, Canada, China, South Africa and the UK.   Before joining the Carbon Trust Darran was Vice President Fuel Development for Shell, prior to which he was General Manager Market Development for British Airways.   Darran graduated with a First in Geography from Cambridge University and holds a post-graduate diploma in Marketing. Beyond t...

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    • Prof. John Sweeney- National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

      Prof. John Sweeney- National University of Ireland, Maynooth. 

      Biography- Professor John Sweeney has been a lecturer at the Geography Department NUI Maynooth, since 1978. He received a First Class Honours B.Sc. from the University of Glasgow in 1974 and was a awarded a PhD also from Glasgow in 1980. John has taught courses primarily related to climatology, but he has also taught biogeography, geomorphology and environmental resource management and has taught and researched at a number of universities in North America and Africa. He has also been involved in course design and curriculum development matters at second and third levels. Over the past 30 ye...

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    • Michael Norton-Commercial Design & Sales Manager

      Michael Norton-Commercial Design & Sales Manager 

      Bio- Michael has a wealth of experience in the Solar PV industry and now focuses on the implementation of commercial scale PV projects in Ireland. Before joining Solar Electric he has worked in solar research above the Arctic Circle and has also spent time working on rural electrification projects in remote areas in southern Chile. He holds an Msc in renewable energy. Presentation Title- "Solar PV – use your roofspace to generate electricity and meet your...

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    • Paul Kenny-CEO, Tipperary Energy Agency.

      Paul Kenny-CEO, Tipperary Energy Agency. 

      Bio- Paul is the Chief Executive Officer of Tipperary Energy Agency. He has been with the agency since 2006 and is involved with both renewable energy (wind and bio-energy) and energy efficiency projects. Paul’s key technical competencies are in the areas of wind, biomass and solar energy development, energy efficiency in domestic and commercial buildings and energy efficiency in the water industry. Paul has worked on a large number of the agencies European funded projects. He also works as a consultant on behalf of the Susta...

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    • Gareth Crowe- Head of Corporate, Make a Wish Foundation

      Gareth Crowe- Head of Corporate, Make a Wish Foundation 

      Bio- Gareth joined the Make-A-Wish team in December 2015 as Head of Corporate. He brings with him many years of experience in the domestic and international not-for-profit sector as well as many years working at the heart of Irish government. One of Gareth’s specialities lies in the development, stewardship and maintenance of key strategic relationships and in the development of unique corporate partnership opportunities. Since arriving at Make-A-Wish Ireland, Gareth has delivered a number of key new partnerships across a wid...

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    • David Sheehan, Professor UCC.

      David Sheehan, Professor UCC. 

      Prof David Sheehan received a First Class Hons. BSc in Biochemistry from UCC in 1980 and then took his PhD in Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin in 1985 for work on glutathione transferases (GSTs), important detoxification enzymes found in most organisms. He received a DSc for published work from the National University of Ireland in 2009 in recognition of his many peer-reviewed publications on proteins in general and enzymes in particular. More recently, his group has become involved in study of entire protein complements of cells – the proteome – as this changes in response to patholo...

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    • David Tobin-Sustainable development manager at Lagan Cement Group

      David Tobin-Sustainable development manager at Lagan Cement Group 

      David Tobin has experience in successful planning / IPPC applications and stakeholder relation management for 95,000 tonne waste to energy plant for the use of waste tyres, hospital waste and refuse dervied fuel. Successful planning applications and stakeholder relationship management for quarries and concrete batching plants. Implementation of biodiversity action plans at industrial sites. EIS preparation for a range of industrial sites.

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    • Dr. Mary Maloney- Lecturer CIT.

      Dr. Mary Maloney- Lecturer CIT. 

      Mary Moloney has been lecturing in CIT since 2006, and is a Lecturer in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering. She has lectured in the Cork Centre for Architectural Education (CCAE) since its inception in 2006. Mary qualified from UCC in 1989 with a BE (First Class Honours) in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering.  She is a Chartered member of Engineers Ireland and was Chairman of the Cork Region in 2002-2003. Prior to joining the lecturing Staff of CIT, Mary worked with Arup and Malachy Walsh and Partners where she held positions as Structural Designer a...

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    • Dr. Sarah O Malley- School of Political Science and Sociology, National University of Ireland, Galway

      Dr. Sarah O Malley- School of Political Science and Sociology, National University of Ireland, Galway 

      Title:  Leave No Trace - The outdoors is yours, protect it! Synopsis: Leave No Trace is an outdoor ethics programme designed to promote and inspire responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. This partner driven organisation teaches people of all ages how to enjoy the out...

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    • Dr. Diarmuid Ó Gráda

      Dr. Diarmuid Ó Gráda 

      Bio- Dr Diarmuid Ó Gráda is a planning consultant based in Dublin. He has wide experience of the Irish planning system, having spent two decades as a Senior Inspector with An Bord Pleanála. He is part-time planning lecturer in UCD, a Tidy Towns adjudicator and a regular contributor of opinion articles on planning to Irish newspapers. Presentation Title- "Life Cycle Assessment of construction products."

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    • Jack O'Sullivan-Director at Zero Waste Alliance Ireland

      Jack O’Sullivan-Director at Zero Waste Alliance Ireland 

      Jack O’Sullivan is a Director of Zero Waste Alliance Ireland; he has practised as an independent environmental consultant since 1977, and in 1981, he established Environmental Management Services (EMS) as one of the first environmental consultancies to begin operating in Ireland, and has built up a wealth of experience in a wide range of fields. Jack O’Sullivan’s expertise includes environmental policy and strategy; eco-auditing and environmental management systems; institutional strengthening an...

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    • Mark O'Sullivan-Business Development Director for iQuTech

      Mark O’Sullivan-Business Development Director for iQuTech 

      iQuTech are an Irish company with their HQ in Limerick with over 20 years of Experience in the Electronics Industry. iQuTech provides RMA Management Services and manufacturing support to Tier 1 & 2 suppliers of Dell, HP, Lenovo and Acer. iQuTech currently supports six manufacturing sites and one service site across Europe. Bio: Mark O’Sullivan is currently Business Development Director for iQuTech (www.iqutech.com). iQuTech provides RMA Management Services and manufacturing support ...

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    • Liam Murphy-Co-Founder and Director of HPP Tolling

      Liam Murphy-Co-Founder and Director of HPP Tolling 

      Bio: ‎Liam Murphy is Co-Founder and Director of HPP Tolling who  opened Ireland 's first BRC Approved High Pressure Processing (HPP) central treatment facility in 2014 .Liam  is an Honours Science Graduate from UCG and has held a  broad range of leadership positions over the last 28 years in Ireland and the UK working for blue companies such as  Kerry Group and the Vion Food Group. Presentation Title : Commercial Applications of High Pressure Processing (HPP) Technology in the Food Industry   The presentation will give an introduction to HP...

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    • Ryan O'Neill-International Solutions Director at Schneider Electric.

      Ryan O’Neill-International Solutions Director at Schneider Electric. 

      Development of new business at corporate level. Primary focus is on large energy users with a global footprint. Highly motivated, with a proven track record of delivering complex solutions across a wide range of sectors. Solutions will typically include: – Energy Procurement – Commodity Risk Management – Data Management – Compliance (EED, ISO 50001, EUETS etc.) – Bureau Services – On-line Reporting – Auditing Schneider Electric service clients with a combined energy spend of over €30bn per annum. We service over 100 c...

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    • Mike Allen-Director of Advocacy, Communication and Research at Focus Ireland

      Mike Allen-Director of Advocacy, Communication and Research at Focus Ireland 

        Bio: Mike Allen joined Focus Ireland in 2010 and is responsible for the organisation’s advocacy, research and communication work.  He previously spent 8 years as the General Secretary of the Labour Party. Prior to that, he was the General Secretary of the Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed (INOU).  He has held the position of President of FEANTSA (the European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless) and is a member of several social partnership bodies including a former member of the National Economic and Social Council (NESC). ...

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    • John Lynch-Sales Manager / Environmental Consultant, Down2Earth Materials.

      John Lynch-Sales Manager / Environmental Consultant, Down2Earth Materials. 

      Speaker Bio: As Sales Manager and Environmental Consultant with Down2Earth Materials, John Lynch and the Down2Earth Team haven been helping businesses in the food and catering industry establish an eco mentality into the day-to-day operations since 2009.   Company Bio: Down2Earth Materials was established by Southern Tapes & Packaging in 2009. With hard work and dedication by everyone at STP, Down2Earth Materials has evolved into an award-winning eco entity that supply Ireland’s largest range of certified compostable foodservice packaging...

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    • Gerry Ryan, Director of Land and Property and Group Secretary, Bórd na Móna

      Gerry Ryan, Director of Land and Property and Group Secretary, Bórd na Móna 

      Gerry Ryan joined Bord na Móna in 2005. He was previously Group Secretary of Eircom plc and Administrator of the Eircom Superannuation Schemes. He is currently a Director of the Pensions Board and an Associate of the Irish Institute of Pension Managers. He holds a B. Commerce from the National University of Ireland and a M.Sc. (Organisation Behaviour) from the University of Dublin.

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    • Nick Ashmore - CEO - Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland

      Nick Ashmore – CEO – Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland 

      The SBCI's goal is to ensure access to flexible funding for Irish SMEs by facilitating the provision of lending products with longer maturities and low interest rates, subject to credit approval. The SBCI's funds are delivered to SMEs through bank and non bank lending institutions providing term lending and soon leasing and invoice discounting. The SBCI is set up to drive competition in the market for lending to SMEs and is looking for lending partners to work with in the Irish market whether they be existing participants or institutions looking to enter the market. The SBCI is a new par...

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    • Hugh Corcoran - National Manager - Post Logistics

      Hugh Corcoran – National Manager – Post Logistics 

      Hugh Corcoran is the National Manager of the New Initiative, Post Logistics from An Post. Hugh has over 20 years’ experience in the logistics sector, both in the domestic and international market, with a proven ability to work strategically in a changing environment where problem solving, innovation and negotiation skills are paramount. Post Logistics from An Post is a high-quality, reliable, standardized freight forwarding and groupage service for SMEs exporting to the UK and Europe.   We have designed a dedicated pallet delivery service for Irish SMEs looking to export up to 7 pallets at ...

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    • Paul Courtney - National Business Development Manager for Kingspan ESB

      Paul Courtney – National Business Development Manager for Kingspan ESB 

      Bio: Paul Courtney is National Business Development Manager for Kingspan ESB. Kingspan ESB is a Joint Venture between Kingspan, a global leader in high performance building technologies and ESB, Ireland largest energy company, offering Funded Rooftop Solar PV systems to commercial and industrial clients in Ireland. As National Business Development Manager, it is Paul’s responsibility to expand on the generation assets for the JV and provide operational savings to building owners and tenants. With zero capital cost, building owners can benefit from a Funded Solar syst...

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