Past Speakers

George Murray, Chief Data Analyst, Munster Rugby    Topic:  Apple making the difference for Munster Rugby   Bio:  George Murray is from Bray Co. Wicklow and now lives in Monaleen with his wife Lorraine and his two Children. He was educated in Presentation College Bray and Dundrum College Co. Dublin. Prior to joining Munster in June 2002, George worked with the the Rugby Development department in Leinster Rugby. In May 2006, George was part of the management team that helped Munster accomplish their ultimate goal of winning the Heineken Cup on a memorable day in Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium.  He has been an ever-present member of the back room team for Munster since June 2002 and has also worked as Performance Analyst to many Ireland U20′s and Ireland A sides, as well as working as the IRFU’s High Performance Analyst.   About Munster Rugby:    A professional sports organisation with a squad that competes in the Champions Cup, the PRO12 and the British and Irish Cup.  Represent all domestic rugby in the province of Munster and are part of the Irish Rugby Football Union.  Play our home games at Thomond Park Stadium in Limerick and at Irish Independent Park in Cork.   Links:   LinkedIn  /  W  ebsite

George Murray, Chief Data Analyst, Munster Rugby

Topic: Apple making the difference for Munster Rugby

Bio: George Murray is from Bray Co. Wicklow and now lives in Monaleen with his wife Lorraine and his two Children. He was educated in Presentation College Bray and Dundrum College Co. Dublin. Prior to joining Munster in June 2002, George worked with the the Rugby Development department in Leinster Rugby. In May 2006, George was part of the management team that helped Munster accomplish their ultimate goal of winning the Heineken Cup on a memorable day in Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium.

He has been an ever-present member of the back room team for Munster since June 2002 and has also worked as Performance Analyst to many Ireland U20′s and Ireland A sides, as well as working as the IRFU’s High Performance Analyst.

About Munster Rugby: 

A professional sports organisation with a squad that competes in the Champions Cup, the PRO12 and the British and Irish Cup.

Represent all domestic rugby in the province of Munster and are part of the Irish Rugby Football Union.

Play our home games at Thomond Park Stadium in Limerick and at Irish Independent Park in Cork.

Links: LinkedIn / Website

Gerard Forde, Co-Founder & CEO, Bizimply    Topic:  Staff management through iOS   Bio:  Gerard Forde is one of the co-founders of Bizimply, an Irish based tech start-up that is reinventing work force management for service industries. Restaurants, Cafes, Hotels, Retail and more.  Bizimply combines Scheduling, HR, Clock-In Stations, Shift Reporting and more into one easy to use cloud based system.  Prior to Bizimply, Gerard was one of the founding directors of the organic restaurant chain Nude and is a 15-year veteran of the restaurant industry.   About Bizimply:  Bizimply is the all-in-one employee management platform, designed specifically for hospitality and retail businesses. We allow businesses to manage scheduling, attendance and day to day reporting across multiple locations in one easy to use platform. We help our customers to save time, lower and maintain costs while improving employee engagement and business reporting across their entire organisation.   Links:    Website     

Gerard Forde, Co-Founder & CEO, Bizimply

Topic: Staff management through iOS

Bio: Gerard Forde is one of the co-founders of Bizimply, an Irish based tech start-up that is reinventing work force management for service industries. Restaurants, Cafes, Hotels, Retail and more.

Bizimply combines Scheduling, HR, Clock-In Stations, Shift Reporting and more into one easy to use cloud based system.

Prior to Bizimply, Gerard was one of the founding directors of the organic restaurant chain Nude and is a 15-year veteran of the restaurant industry.

About Bizimply: Bizimply is the all-in-one employee management platform, designed specifically for hospitality and retail businesses. We allow businesses to manage scheduling, attendance and day to day reporting across multiple locations in one easy to use platform. We help our customers to save time, lower and maintain costs while improving employee engagement and business reporting across their entire organisation.

Links:  Website

 

Ciara Clarke, Associate Director RED C Research    Topic:  RED C Poll 'State of Technology in the Nation'   Bio:  Following completion of a Master in Marketing at Smurfit Business School, Ciara joined RED C Research in 2008 and has almost 10 year experience in the industry. During this time Ciara has been exposed to a wealth of clients crossing all sectors in particular the IT sector, making her well placed to analyse the results of the Connected Compu b/RED C research, “state of technology in the nation”.   About RED C Research:  RED C is Ireland’s premier provider of research-based consultancy services.  Founded in 2003, we provide high quality research based consultancy services to both blue chip and up and coming businesses across Ireland, the UK and Worldwide.   Links:   Twitter  /  LInkedIn  /  Website

Ciara Clarke, Associate Director RED C Research

Topic: RED C Poll 'State of Technology in the Nation'

Bio: Following completion of a Master in Marketing at Smurfit Business School, Ciara joined RED C Research in 2008 and has almost 10 year experience in the industry. During this time Ciara has been exposed to a wealth of clients crossing all sectors in particular the IT sector, making her well placed to analyse the results of the Connected Compu b/RED C research, “state of technology in the nation”.

About RED C Research: RED C is Ireland’s premier provider of research-based consultancy services.  Founded in 2003, we provide high quality research based consultancy services to both blue chip and up and coming businesses across Ireland, the UK and Worldwide.

Links: Twitter / LInkedIn / Website

Richard Mallion, Systems Engineer, DataJAR    Topic:  MDM and data security   Bio:   Richard Mallion has worked in the IT industry for many years and eats, sleeps and breathes Apple. He began his tech journey as a junior developer and later moved into a support role specialising in integrating Macs into PC networks. During this time he had the privilege of working for a number of high profile Apple centres in London.   'Before joining dataJAR earlier this year, Richard had been Soho based for the past two decades, working for  Amsys , the go-to organisation for Apple training in the UK.   Richard is an authorised Apple trainer, having gained the  Apple Master Training  certificate and also delivers the  CCT  course for  Jamf .   About dataJAR:    dataJAR  provides elegant and powerful Apple services for education and business. The go-to expert in everything Apple, dataJAR is a proud member of the Apple Consultants Network as well as a Jamf Gold reseller, a Jamf integrator and a Jamf managed service provider. Its specialisms include app development, intelligent provisioning, mobile device management and industry-leading Apple support services.   With over 60 years combined experience from some of the best systems engineers in the industry,   dataJAR  developed the outstanding managed service platform,  datajar.mobi , to provide unparalleled automation and management for your Apple technology.'   Links:   LinkedIn  /   Website

Richard Mallion, Systems Engineer, DataJAR

Topic: MDM and data security

Bio:  Richard Mallion has worked in the IT industry for many years and eats, sleeps and breathes Apple. He began his tech journey as a junior developer and later moved into a support role specialising in integrating Macs into PC networks. During this time he had the privilege of working for a number of high profile Apple centres in London. 

'Before joining dataJAR earlier this year, Richard had been Soho based for the past two decades, working for Amsys, the go-to organisation for Apple training in the UK. 

Richard is an authorised Apple trainer, having gained the Apple Master Training certificate and also delivers the CCT course for Jamf.

About dataJAR:  dataJAR provides elegant and powerful Apple services for education and business. The go-to expert in everything Apple, dataJAR is a proud member of the Apple Consultants Network as well as a Jamf Gold reseller, a Jamf integrator and a Jamf managed service provider. Its specialisms include app development, intelligent provisioning, mobile device management and industry-leading Apple support services. 

With over 60 years combined experience from some of the best systems engineers in the industry,

dataJAR developed the outstanding managed service platform, datajar.mobi, to provide unparalleled automation and management for your Apple technology.'

Links: LinkedIn /  Website

Quinton O'Reilly, Freelance Journalist & Sunday Business Post Contributor     Topic:  GDPR - Taking those first steps   Much talk has been around GDPR coming into effect in May 2018, but what if you haven't started the process yet because you don't know where to start?    The good news is you still have time but it's important you start sooner rather than later as there's no quick fix for it.    The talk will look at the purposes of GDPR and understanding why it's being introduced. As well as that, we will look at how you figure out where the data in your company is located so you can start the process of becoming compliant.    

Quinton O'Reilly, Freelance Journalist & Sunday Business Post Contributor

Topic: GDPR - Taking those first steps

Much talk has been around GDPR coming into effect in May 2018, but what if you haven't started the process yet because you don't know where to start?

The good news is you still have time but it's important you start sooner rather than later as there's no quick fix for it.

The talk will look at the purposes of GDPR and understanding why it's being introduced. As well as that, we will look at how you figure out where the data in your company is located so you can start the process of becoming compliant.

 

John Moran,   Branch Manager, Grenke Leasing     Topic:  Finance Models   Bio:  John Moran has worked extensively throughout the business and specifically in the finance sector for a number of years. He joined GRENKE over 6 years ago and currently heads up the Dublin Sandyford office.   About Grenke:  GRENKE is a financing specialist in small-ticket IT leasing with 35 years of experience. The international group of companies focuses on the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises.   It is important that our dealers and customers receive the best personal service local to them.  GRENKE Limited has been there for its customers and partners in Ireland since 2004.  We offer you tailored leasing solutions that are unique to us.  .   Links:    LinkedIn  /   Website

John Moran, Branch Manager, Grenke Leasing

Topic: Finance Models

Bio: John Moran has worked extensively throughout the business and specifically in the finance sector for a number of years. He joined GRENKE over 6 years ago and currently heads up the Dublin Sandyford office.

About Grenke: GRENKE is a financing specialist in small-ticket IT leasing with 35 years of experience. The international group of companies focuses on the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises. 

It is important that our dealers and customers receive the best personal service local to them.

GRENKE Limited has been there for its customers and partners in Ireland since 2004.

We offer you tailored leasing solutions that are unique to us.

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Links:  LinkedIn /  Website

Ciaran McCormack, CEO, Compu b UK & Ireland    Topic:  iOS for Internal Development   Bio:  A target driven and progressive CEO, Ciaran McCormack has overseen the rapid growth of Compu b that has made it one of the largest Apple Premium Resellers in the UK & Ireland. Since his appointment in August 2015, he has delivered an increase in revenues of over 100% and an increase in employment by 30%. He has also recently completed negotiations for the acquisition by Compu b sister company NuConnect, of four Bang & Olufsen stores in prime London locations.   About Compu b:  Our concept is a simple, powerful idea that unites retail, support, services and training for Apple products. Compu b opened in Ireland in 1992, and changed the Irish retail landscape forever, combining Apple’s transformational products and innovative services with our expert knowledge and unbeatable customer service.   We are a complete provider of Apple Business Solutions in both Ireland and the UK. We work with start-up, growing and established businesses alike to deliver user-friendly Apple based technology solutions. Our Business Team will explain how a fresh approach to technology can help your company improve productivity and deliver savings.   Links:   Twitter  /  LInkedIn  /  Website

Ciaran McCormack, CEO, Compu b UK & Ireland

Topic: iOS for Internal Development

Bio: A target driven and progressive CEO, Ciaran McCormack has overseen the rapid growth of Compu b that has made it one of the largest Apple Premium Resellers in the UK & Ireland. Since his appointment in August 2015, he has delivered an increase in revenues of over 100% and an increase in employment by 30%. He has also recently completed negotiations for the acquisition by Compu b sister company NuConnect, of four Bang & Olufsen stores in prime London locations.

About Compu b: Our concept is a simple, powerful idea that unites retail, support, services and training for Apple products. Compu b opened in Ireland in 1992, and changed the Irish retail landscape forever, combining Apple’s transformational products and innovative services with our expert knowledge and unbeatable customer service. 

We are a complete provider of Apple Business Solutions in both Ireland and the UK. We work with start-up, growing and established businesses alike to deliver user-friendly Apple based technology solutions. Our Business Team will explain how a fresh approach to technology can help your company improve productivity and deliver savings.

Links: Twitter / LInkedIn / Website

Joanne Maher,   Business Development Manager, Grenke Leasing     Topic:  Finance Models   Bio:  Joanne Maher has worked with GRENKE for just over 4 years, initially in an internal sales role and now is the external sales manager for the South Dublin and Leinster regions.    About Grenke:  GRENKE is a financing specialist in small-ticket IT leasing with 35 years of experience. The international group of companies focuses on the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises.   It is important that our dealers and customers receive the best personal service local to them.  GRENKE Limited has been there for its customers and partners in Ireland since 2004.  We offer you tailored leasing solutions that are unique to us.  .   Links:    LinkedIn  /   Website

Joanne Maher, Business Development Manager, Grenke Leasing

Topic: Finance Models

Bio: Joanne Maher has worked with GRENKE for just over 4 years, initially in an internal sales role and now is the external sales manager for the South Dublin and Leinster regions. 

About Grenke: GRENKE is a financing specialist in small-ticket IT leasing with 35 years of experience. The international group of companies focuses on the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises. 

It is important that our dealers and customers receive the best personal service local to them.

GRENKE Limited has been there for its customers and partners in Ireland since 2004.

We offer you tailored leasing solutions that are unique to us.

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Links:  LinkedIn /  Website

Jonathan Healy, Broadcaster & Contributor, Newstalk    Jonathan will act as MC for the iOS Summit panel discussions    Links:    LinkedIn  /   Website

Jonathan Healy, Broadcaster & Contributor, Newstalk

Jonathan will act as MC for the iOS Summit panel discussions

Links:  LinkedIn /  Website

 
Dermot Daly,  CEO &  Founder, Tapadoo   Topic:  How using Apps can help your business.   Bio:  Dermot is Founder and CEO of one of Ireland’s premier App Development Agencies, Tapadoo. Dermot has been working with iOS since it’s initial release, and has been to Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference 7 times. From 2012 to 2016, Dermot was co-organiser of Úll, a conference aimed at iOS and Mac developers and designers. He is a regular guest on iOS related podcasts, including AppStories, RedCert and Let’s Talk Apple.   About Tapadoo:  Tapadoo have been developing Apps since 2009. They have clients in Ireland, UK, USA and UAE, covering a broad range of industries including Finance, Utilities, Telecommunications and Medical Technology.  .   Links:    LinkedIn  /   Website

Dermot Daly, CEO &  Founder, Tapadoo

Topic: How using Apps can help your business.

Bio: Dermot is Founder and CEO of one of Ireland’s premier App Development Agencies, Tapadoo. Dermot has been working with iOS since it’s initial release, and has been to Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference 7 times. From 2012 to 2016, Dermot was co-organiser of Úll, a conference aimed at iOS and Mac developers and designers. He is a regular guest on iOS related podcasts, including AppStories, RedCert and Let’s Talk Apple.

About Tapadoo: Tapadoo have been developing Apps since 2009. They have clients in Ireland, UK, USA and UAE, covering a broad range of industries including Finance, Utilities, Telecommunications and Medical Technology.

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Links:  LinkedIn /  Website

 

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