Robert FarrellNon Executive Director NED, Lecturer at Griffith College Dublin, Compliance Institute
Robert Farrell is a lecturer, trainer and speaker specializing in Digital Transformation. Robert has delivered training to audiences in North America, the Middle East and Europe including Google, HubSpot, Citibank, DocuSign, BT and many more. He holds a postgraduate diploma in digital transformation, a masters in strategic management and several digital marketing certifications.
Maryrose LyonsDigital Marketing, Brightspark Consulting
The OG of digital marketing, Maryrose has been doing it since 1999. Maryrose has deep knowledge and experience in every aspect of it, she is known for social media. She set up Brightspark in 2003 and since then Maryrose has developed strategies and implemented campaigns for hundreds of clients.
Alan HennessyHead of Digital, Co-Founder Global Tea Break Networking Meetings Freelance, Kompass Media
Alan helps Business Professionals, Coaches and Entrepreneurs to navigate the Digital Landscape through my Digital mentorship programmes. Head of Digital at Kompass Media and a Social Media Consultant and Trainer, Podcaster and Public Speaker with over 15 years experience in Digital Marketing and has worked in association with various government initiatives in providing consultancy and strategies on social media.
Alan currently manages Social Media accounts for a number of businesses, from SME’s to medium enterprises and corporate clients.
He has focused his strengths on delivering a consultancy and training business delivering expertise in best business practices to my clients.
Miriam SimonNon Executive Director at Ovagen Group Limited
An experienced Business Strategist, Miriam works with business owners and C-Suite teams to drive successful growth strategy and high performance leadership. Her client portfolio includes several major household name brands and fast growing companies.
Miriam translates complex business strategy – into easy to digest and easy to implement actions – that deliver powerful results for the businesses she works with. Her background includes a dynamic career of senior and board level roles within several household retail names such as TK Maxx, Monsoon Accessorize, LifeStyle Sports, and B&Q. Alongside this, Miriam has also spent the last decade mentoring startups in the disruptive technology and med-tech space, and still works with the European Innovation Council in this field. An accredited executive coach, Miriam has also studied Corporate Governance along with Strategy & Leadership with the Institute of Directors.
Ranked at top1% for Retail, Miriam regularly speaks about consumer behaviour and market trends. Across the last few years, she has developed and delivered several highly acclaimed seminars and programmes – all focused on supporting businesses to navigate a fast moving commercial landscape in order to thrive. These have been delivered to hundreds of Irish businesses across Ireland.
Alan DevlinCEO and President, Argentum 47, CEO at eDot Invest
Alan deals with the development of business management, growth and finance. He has a great experience in eBusiness; he has worked with clients such as Coca Cola, AVIVA, Johnson & Johnson, Heineken and more.
James Mc CannCEO, ClearStory International & Everhaze
James McCann is CEO of ClearStory International, a Dublin based international tech PR agency working exclusively with early-stage startups from around the world. Before establishing ClearStory, James was a former PR Campaign Manager with Web Summit, responsible for attracting top tier media to the company’s events across Dublin, Lisbon, Bangalore and Hong Kong. He currently lectures on Digital PR to final year students at the Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.
Jermain WilliamsCo Founder and CEO, Head Of Digital Marketing at EVAD IT Solutions, Engage Interactive
Experienced Account Director and Project Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Skilled in Digital Strategy, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Web Design, Account Management, and Direct Marketing. Strong program and project management professional with a Certified Project Management Diploma focused in Project Management from the Institute of Project Management Ireland.
Naoise Ó ConchubhairHead of Digital at Detail. Design Studio. Member of The Institute of Creative Advertising and Design (ICAD)
Naoise is a multidisciplinary designer spanning visual design, web development, digital strategy and education. Working for clients large and small he strives to create socially conscious products, brands and services. As an educator and design advocate he is excited about fostering the next generation of creative talent.
Dusty RhodesFounder / Podfather, DustPod
Dusty helps companies create broadcast quality podcasts which build brand authority and sales leads. He has made over 1,000 podcasts since 2006. This is backed by a 15 year national radio career with RTE (Ireland), RTL (Europe), Atlantic 252 (UK) and Bauer Radio Network (UK); he wons several radio and podcast awards. His company Dustpod creates podcasts for the likes of Corona Extra, Chadwicks, Bridgestone/Irish Times, Global Shares, Trinity College and more. All are broadcast-quality podcasts with oodles of content marketing.
Linda NolanHead of Marketing, Boots Ireland
Linda is a highly motivated, results oriented leader with an entrepreneurial attitude and 18 years of solid marketing experience working with two of the world’s most innovative and well-known technology brands. She has a proven ability and track record in marketing strategy, brand growth, commercial management along with delivery and execution of award-winning campaigns. Linda is an excellent communicator with significant senior stakeholder management experience. A true people’s person with a strong business acumen and a passion for driving a team to success.
Allan MulrooneyHead of Communications and Atlantic Economic Corridor Development, Western Development Commission
Allan creates and drives projects that instigate change and connect people. He is passionate about building resilient communities across Ireland and working with partners to explore new opportunities.
He considers himself a talented and results driven communications and marketing professional with extensive in-house and agency experience in media outreach, investor relations, internal communications, digital projects and events activation. He thrives on creating opportunities to build a new project, a new brand, to collaborate or to learn from others.
Allan previously worked for IDA Ireland as part of the regional team focused on the North West; he spearheaded events like Tech Life Balance, Tech On The Wild Atlantic Way as well as leading out on IDA’s first digital hub called The Landing Space in Sligo with our property department.
Prior to IDA, Allan held a position at eir where I worked as part of the communications team who planned and executed stakeholder engagement and communications for the rebranding of eircom to eir.
He is the festival co-coordinator of Shore Shots Irish Surf Film Festival, the founder of GoStrandhill.com and The Strandhill People’s Market.
Mark JordanChief Strategy Officer, Skillnet Ireland
Mark is an experienced and innovative leader with a successful track record of delivering results and possessing expertise in operational management and risk, system / process transformation, regulatory compliance readiness, program management and execution, team leadership, business acquisitions / divestitures, commercial strategy and talent development.
An engaged, meritocratic and motivation leader with global experience managing large cross functional multi cultural teams for some of the world’s most preeminent investment and financial intelligence firms located in the United Kingdom, Europe, and North America.
Dr Yuhui GaoAssociate Professor of Marketing, DCU
Dr Yuhui Gao is Associate Professor in Marketing at DCU Business School, Dublin City University. She holds a PhD in Marketing from Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, University College Dublin (UCD). Before joining DCU Business School, she worked as a Senior Teaching Assistant and taught a number of both undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Quinn and Smurfit School of Business, University College Dublin. She also taught in Asia Pacific Management Institute, Hong Kong. Yuhui has completely numerous consultancy projects with industries, such as DesignBurst, Microsoft, Blue Insurance and 100PACE. She has published widely in a number of international peer-reviewed journals including European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship.
Paul WalshDirector - Programme & Project Management, Expleo Group
Paul is the Director of Programme and Project Management at Expleo. With Expleo for 5 years, he has been responsible for the Programme and Project Management Service which includes; framework, business, people, and solution development.
Paul has 18 years of management consultancy experience and a proven track record building high performing teams and delivery of large programmes across Utilities, Automotive, and Telecommunications.
David MonaghanDeputy Content Editor, Business & Finance
David Monaghan is a journalist, critic, editor and radio host who writes about arts, culture, Film, tech, and LGBTQ+ and community issues for HeadStuff, GCN, Dublin Inquirer, Business & Finance, and others.
He is a two-time arts graduate, having completed a BA International in English with Film, and an MA in Film Studies.
Lisa-Nicole DunneFounder and MD, Mantra Strategy
Lisa-Nicole Dunne is a strategic and commercial leader with extensive experience across BMW, Irish Life, UNICEF, Permanent TSB, Focus Ireland, CMRF Crumlin. She has helped to raise more than €80 million for global, national and local issues and launched several of Ireland’s biggest fundraising and marketing initiatives including Shine a Light night and several fully integrated digital and PR campaigns.
Founder and MD of Mantra Strategy a strategy and impact consultancy which believes in putting meaning at the heart of the organisation and brand strategy for greater global, societal and local impact. Lisa-Nicole holds a BA from UCD, MBA from DCU and Diploma in Psychology. She works with brands including Pieta, SVP, Simon communities, Samaritans, Payzone, Rugby Players Ireland, Five Rivers Fostering, Ecocem and UNHCR.