Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain

    • Dr Natasha Evers- Marketing Discipline and Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU), NUI Galway

      Dr Natasha Evers- Marketing Discipline and Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU), NUI Galway 

      Speaker Bio: Natasha is both a full-time Lecturer of International Marketing & Exporting and an Associate Researcher in the Socio-Economic Marine Unit (SEMRU), at NUI Galway. Natasha holds Ph.D (International Marketing – Seafood) and M.Econ.Sc Degrees from University College Dublin and further holds the position of Visiting Professor of International Marketing & Entrepreneurship at University of Halmstad, Sweden. Natasha is actively engaged in a number of ma...

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    • Dr Amaya Vega- Research Fellow, Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU), NUI Galway

      Dr Amaya Vega- Research Fellow, Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU), NUI Galway 

      Speaker Bio: Amaya is a research fellow in the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) at NUI Galway. She holds a Ph.D. from University College Dublin, Ireland (Economics, 2007). Her research interests include marine and maritime economics, the effects of transport on regional development, the assessment of the sustainability of transport systems and the analysis of transport demand. Amaya has experience in the development of socio-economic indicators for sustainability and accessibility in a transport context. Since  joining SEMRU in July...

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    • Dr John Paul Deane- Senior Researcher, UCC’s

      Dr John Paul Deane- Senior Researcher, UCC’s 

      Speaker Bio: Dr Paul Deane is a senior researcher with UCC’s Energy Policy and Modelling Group and has been working in the energy industry for approximately 9 years in both commercial and academic research. His research activities include the EPA funded TIMES integrated energy modelling of Ireland which assesses pathways to a low carbon energy system. Paul is also a member of the Insight_E group which is a European, scientific and multidisciplinary think-tank for ene...

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    • Jury Gualandris-  Lecturer in Management, UCD

      Jury Gualandris- Lecturer in Management, UCD 

      Speaker Bio: Jury Gualandris is Lecturer in Management at Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, University College Dublin. He completed his undergraduate and master degrees in Management Engineering at Bergamo University (Italy), where he then obtained the PhD in Economics and Management of Technology. During the PhD program, he spent a year as Visiting Scholar at Ivey Business School (Ontario, Canada). Jury's research provides insights into the management of inter-organizational practices and netwo...

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    • Kieran Lettice - Cluster Manager, Energy Cork

      Kieran Lettice – Cluster Manager, Energy Cork 

      Speaker Bio: Chartered Civil & Environmental Engineer and International Energy Consultant. Cluster Manager of Energy Cork and Regional Outreach Contact for Irish Climate-KIC partnership. Consultant in the areas of renewable energy project development, renewable energy policy development, energy procurement and risk, market analysis, energy efficiency, sustainable energy policy, low-carbon R,D&D, sustainable product po...

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    • Mark Bennett - Chairman, ECO-UNESCO

      Mark Bennett – Chairman, ECO-UNESCO 

      Speaker Bio: Mark Bennett works on projects spanning smart cities, green finance, cleantech and CSR strategy/reporting. He is currently participating in an EU sponsored Internet of Things accelerator.  He has worked in the public and private sectors in Ireland, the US, UK and Italy in addition to placements with the US Environmental Protection Agency and the European Commission. Mark holds a BA in Environmental Science from Trinity College, an MSc in International Management from King’s College London and ...

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    • Jakub Marecek - Research Staff Member, IBM

      Jakub Marecek – Research Staff Member, IBM 

      Speaker Bio: Jakub is a research staff member at IBM Research and a principal investigator of the VaVeL project. He has recently worked on policies for bi-level optimisation problems under uncertainty in transportation applications, randomised coordinate descent algorithms for large-scale convex optimisation, and a library of algorithms for optimisatio...

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    • Aidan Flynn - General Manager Business Services, FTA Ireland

      Aidan Flynn – General Manager Business Services, FTA Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: New Business Startup - Established a Training and Consultancy business specialising in the commercial fleet sector. Successfully developed a network of well established and loyal client base. Communicate key messages frequently and in a manner easily understood by all Promote Road Safety and encourage a culture of personal responsibility for all those using our roads for business and pleasure ...

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    • Frances Cleary - Project Coordinator, Telecommunications Software & Systems Group

      Frances Cleary – Project Coordinator, Telecommunications Software & Systems Group 

      Speaker Bio:  Frances has worked in TSSG, Waterford Institute of Technology for the past 11 years, working in the following main thematic research areas such as Pervasiveness in converged telecommunications, user-centric paradigm for seamless mobility in Future internet, federated testbed management and Embedded software quality assurance and testing. Frances has multiple years of experience as a project coordinator of EU FP7 funded research projects relating to Security and actively leads the Cybersecurit...

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    • Ronan Hallissey - Senior Environmental and Sustainability Professional at Mott MacDonald

      Ronan Hallissey – Senior Environmental and Sustainability Professional at Mott MacDonald 

      Speaker Bio: Senior Environmental Scientist for Mott MacDonald in Ireland. Senior environmental scientist with ten years experience in environmental assessment for planning and environmental management. Responsible for the overall project management of Environmental Assessments including EIA for major infrastructural projects including road (highway) projects, power plants, electricity transmission networks and municipal was...

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