Speakers

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    • Colin Foley, E&I Site Lead / Maintenance Supervisor,Janssen Sciences Ireland UC.

      Colin Foley, E&I Site Lead / Maintenance Supervisor,Janssen Sciences Ireland UC. 

      An accomplished and BSc qualified Engineering Professional with 24 years of experience, working with leading multi-national corporations including Pfizer, Eli Lilly, BioMarin & Janssen (JnJ) Group. I have held key roles in the areas of Engineering Design, Construction, Commissioning, Plant Maintenance and Production support in the API Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical industries.   A CQA (Construction Quality Assurance) approach to a large scale Biotechnology Project Build for Electrical / Instrumentation   (Key Aspects Include) Importance of a dedi...

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    • Don Hubbard,  Lean Sensei and Blackbelt HSigma, Ireland.

      Don Hubbard, Lean Sensei and Blackbelt HSigma, Ireland. 

      Don Hubbard,  Lean Sensei and Blackbelt in Six sigma has been using statistics to model Manufacturing and Business process since being trained on Statistical Process Control  by Ford Motor company  in 1986 while working for Champion  Spark plugs at Naas. Don has extensive experience in both Automotive industry and Medical Device industry and has presented courses on Lean and  Six Sigma  in Japan, USA,  Europe and Ireland. He was trained by Renault to become a  Kaizen Leader  in 1993, by Philip Crosby to be a Quality Education Instructor in 1994 and by Six Sigma Academy to become a Blackb...

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    • Jon Rittgers (BSME CEng MIEI LSSBB), Product Technology Development-Systems Reliability Engineer, HP Inc.

      Jon Rittgers (BSME CEng MIEI LSSBB), Product Technology Development-Systems Reliability Engineer, HP Inc. 

      Jon has a BSME from Kansas State University and is married with a son completing a MAI at TCD. He is a CEng MIEI and a certified LSSBB. Jon holds 12 US patents.  He is currently working as a Senior Print System Reliability Engineer with HP Inc., Leixlip. Presentation Title- New Product Development and the Role of System Reliability Presentation Synopsis- New Product Development can be approached with different Stage-Gate development process rigidity levels depending on the business model and amount of time available.  As the checkpoints become more...

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    • Matthew Stead, Managing Director, Resonate (Australia).

      Matthew Stead, Managing Director, Resonate (Australia). 

      Matthew is the Managing Director of Resonate Acoustics and has over 25 years’ experience; specialising in environmental noise, low vibration design, building acoustics design and transportation noise. A prolific author of technical papers, Matthew is actively involved in the industry and is the current Chairman of the Association of Australian Acoustical Consultants and a former Federal Councillor of the Australian Acoustical Society. Presentation Title- Laboratory noise and vibration design for highly sensitivity Electron Microscopes and Quantum Computing facilities ...

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    • Barry O'Donovan-Environmental & Sustainability Officer, ABP Cahir

      Barry O’Donovan-Environmental & Sustainability Officer, ABP Cahir 

      Barry is an environmental and sustainability officer with ABP Food Group, one of Europe's leading, privately owned, food processors. Resource efficiency is at the forefront of his work and this involveswater usage, fossil fuel consumption, waste management, renewable energy, supply chain sustainability, positive behavioural change and communication campaigns.

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    • Eddie Kilbane- CEO , Dataplex Data Centres Limited

      Eddie Kilbane- CEO , Dataplex Data Centres Limited 

      Eddie Kilbane 
is the Co-Founder and CEO of Dataplex Data Centres Limited. Eddie has spent the last 19 in Data Centre and Fibre Network development. Eddie has been involved in                                                                       Data Centres and Fibre Network developments in Ireland, UK, USA, Bulgaria and Malta and is at the front of the development of the next breed of Data Centres with the innovation                                                                          required for modern day facilities with free air cooling solutions, power utilisation a...

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    • Rajni Kant, Head of Sales & Strategic Initiative – Product Engineering Services, EMEA

      Rajni Kant, Head of Sales & Strategic Initiative – Product Engineering Services, EMEA 

      Specializing in new business development, Account Growth and market expansion • 18+ Years of International Work Experience in Aerospace & Defence, Automotive, Industrial Manufacturing, Telecom and utilities combined with business-management skills to drive gains in revenue, market share and profit performance. • Strong track record of scaling up businesses by defining and executing robust strategy and operational models to driving customer centricity, industry focus and new ideas in applying technology for business innovation. • Built new business and transformed the trajectory of exist...

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    • Tony Horan-President, ACEI

      Tony Horan-President, ACEI 

      Tony Horan is the President of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (ACEI) and is the Group Managing Director of O'Connor Sutton Cronin, a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy practice. A Chemical Engineering graduate from UCD, Tony has over thirty five years’ experience in all aspects of civil and transportation engineering, planning and project management. He also holds qualifications in Civil, Environmental, Transportation and Industrial Engineering as well as in planning and international sales. Title- Current themes for Consulting Engineering in Ireland

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    • Dr. Sogol Fallah, Project Engineer, Arup.

      Dr. Sogol Fallah, Project Engineer, Arup. 

      Sogol graduated from Sharif University of Technology with B.Sc. in Civil Engineering in 2008 and M.Sc. in Geotechnical Engineering in 2011. In 2015 Sogol finished her PhD in Civil Engineering at University College Dublin (UCD). Sogol has extensive lecturing experience at UCD and has worked with consultants as geotechnical engineer. Presentation Title- Offshore Foundations Used in Renewable Energy Infrastructure.

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    • Vasileios Lyritzis, Quality Assurance Automation Project Lead, Siemens A.G.

      Vasileios Lyritzis, Quality Assurance Automation Project Lead, Siemens A.G. 

      VasileiosLyritzis, is a Siemens A.G QA Automation Project Lead. He received his Bachelor Degree in Computer Science at T.E.I of Peiraeus in Athens and Master Degree in System on Chip Design at K.T.H Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.He has over 15 years experience in various different industries, including 9 years in Industrial Cyber Security sector in Siemens. Presentation Title: Observation about Quality Assurance in the Engineering World.  Presentation Synopsis: Having worked in Ireland and across Europe in a range of QA Roles in differ...

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    • Mark Boda, Industrial Engineer / Founder, Solofy, Limerick - Ireland.

      Mark Boda, Industrial Engineer / Founder, Solofy, Limerick – Ireland. 

      An industrial engineer dedicated to solving inefficient practices for environmental sustainability through technological advancement. Mark is a global explorer, having visited over 24 countries.With extensive knowledge in Information technology spanning nearly a decade, having worked on both physical and virtual products in multiple industries across 3 continents. Title Sustainability enabled by product iteration, parallel development and optimised manufacturing. Synopsis. How conscientious workflows defy the norm in a competitive marketplace that favo...

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    • Guy Serbin, Research Officer Environment, Soils and Land-Use Department Teagasc Crops, Environment and Land Use Programme Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford, Y35 TC97

      Guy Serbin, Research Officer Environment, Soils and Land-Use Department Teagasc Crops, Environment and Land Use Programme Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford, Y35 TC97 

      Dr. Guy Serbin is a Research Officer with Teagasc. He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc degrees in geology from Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva, Israel, and a Ph.D. in Soil Science from Utah State University in Logan, Utah, USA. His area of research includes satellite-based agricultural and environmental remote sensing, including operational sensor requirements. Since graduating and before coming to Ireland for employment with Teagasc, he conducted research for the USDA Agricultural Research Service, and provided analysis of crop conditions for the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. &nb...

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    • David MavroudisBSc MSc PG Dip. Spec. Env. Eng. MIEI	ConsultantǀStrategist ǀDesign & Project Manager	David Mavroudis Design & Project Management

      David MavroudisBSc MSc PG Dip. Spec. Env. Eng. MIEI ConsultantǀStrategist ǀDesign & Project Manager David Mavroudis Design & Project Management 

      David is a multi-disciplinary Built Environment professional / consultant from Carlow with 20 years of experience, including internationally in the MENA region (Libya prior to 2011). David specialises in the research, design and project management of projects integrating water, energy and transport efficiencies attained through passive planning practices for sustainable development. Presentation Title:A 2000 year old Zero Energy water supply and distribution technology   Synopsis: In 2015, David completed an Academic Spe...

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    • Jack Murray, Founder, All Good Tales, Ireland

      Jack Murray, Founder, All Good Tales, Ireland 

      Jack is a media innovator with over 20 years’ experience in the Irish communications Industry. In 2006 he purchased the Irish Media Contacts Directory. Over the last ten years, he transformed the business to MediaHQ. In 2016, Jack had his eureka moment and created All Good Tales, after realising that communications were evolving to a golden age of storytelling, and those with the best stories succeed. He is a native of Ballinasloe, he lives in Harold’s Cross, Dublin with his wife, two daughters, and dog called Maxi Lopez.

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    • John Conaghan, Senior Wind Engineer, 	Gaelectric Technical Services

      John Conaghan, Senior Wind Engineer, Gaelectric Technical Services 

      John is the Senior Wind Engineer with Gaelectric Technical Services and is responsible for Gaelectric’s wind measurement strategy and energy production assessments across Gaelectric’s portfolio of projects in Ireland. John is a Chartered Engineer, having 10 year’s experience in the renewables industry and holds a BEng (Hons) degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Ulster, Jordanstown. Presentation Title- ZephIR LiDAR Wind Measurement Technology – A developers experience.  

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    • Diarmuid Healy ,Associate, Curtins.

      Diarmuid Healy ,Associate, Curtins. 

      Diarmuid is a structural engineer with award winning practice Curtins.   Having spent 7 years in their London office he now heads their Dublin office.   In 2013 Diarmuid established Setworkshop, a company which experiments with concrete.  He believes the knowledge gained from working hands on with concrete has benefited many of his projects with Curtins.   Presentation Title and Synopsis His presentation title  “Concrete Creations – How lessons from small scale making informs designs of large scale buildings” explores his journey of hands on research, ...

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    • Jason Doherty, Programme Executive, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)

      Jason Doherty, Programme Executive, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) 

      Jason is a Programme Executive with Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). He is primarily working on the development of SEAI’s EXEED Certified Programme along with the implementation of SEAI’s ISO 50001 Energy management system standard. Jason graduated from National University of Ireland, Galway and Dublin Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a master’s degree in Energy Management respectively. Presentation title: ...

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    • Ben Costelloe, Former Senior Lecturer, DIT.

      Ben Costelloe, Former Senior Lecturer, DIT. 

      Ben Costelloe is a former senior lecturer at Bolton Street DIT where he specialised in building systems engineering and applied thermodynamics.  He was for ten years Head of Discipline of Energy and Building Systems Engineering at DIT. Prior to his lecturing career he gained extensive experience in consulting engineering practice as a design engineer. He is currently a self-employed engineer and researcher. He is a registered Chartered Engineer for 35 years and holds a PhD in mechanical engineering from UCD and a masters degree from Brunel University (London). His research interest is in low e...

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    • Brian Mulligan B.E., M.E.D.,Programme Manager, Centre for Online Learning, Institute of Technology Sligo

      Brian Mulligan B.E., M.E.D.,Programme Manager, Centre for Online Learning, Institute of Technology Sligo 

      Brian Mulligan graduated as a Civil Engineer in 1978 from University College Dublin and later with a Masters in Engineering Design (Manufacturing). His early employment was mostly in mathematical modelling and simulation and the application of information technology within engineering. He is currently on secondment as a Programme Manager responsible for online learning development in the Centre for Online Learning at the Institute of Technology Sligo where he has lectured since 1984.   He has been instrumental in making the institute into Ireland's leading provider of accredited online educati...

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    • Emmet Kearney- Business Development Manager, TWi

      Emmet Kearney- Business Development Manager, TWi 

      Emmet is the Business Development Manager of TWi. He is an experienced civil engineer who has held senior positions with companies across a number of industries including engineering, bio/pharma, and technology, which gives him a great blend of corporate and start-up experience. Before joining TWi, he was a co-founder of a technology start-up, and prior to that, he was the Managing Director of a multinational BioPharma product testing company, and the Irish leader of a global engineering, testing and inspection company. Case Study: Creating usable safety documentation that works

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    • Bryan Carroll-Managing Director, Masonary Fixings

      Bryan Carroll-Managing Director, Masonary Fixings 

      Over the past 30 years there have been vast developments in how steel to concrete connections are implemented. This has evolved from simple but conservative beginnings to complex but precise calculation methods today. Bryan will present a summary of these developments and guide you through the current European standards for pre and post fixed connection systems.

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    • Nick Andrews-Facilities Manager at the National College of Art and Design.

      Nick Andrews-Facilities Manager at the National College of Art and Design. 

      Nick is the Facilities Manager at the National College of Art & Design. Nick has over 10 years’ experience in the engineering and construction industry in both Ireland and the United Kingdom, specialising in Project Management and Facilities Management. Nick has a BSc in Sustainable Control Technology and an MSc in Facilities Management. Nick has previously been a member of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estates Management. Presentation Title Engagement of Facilities Management with BIM

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    • Marion Jammet- Business Development Manager, IGBC

      Marion Jammet- Business Development Manager, IGBC 

      Marion is responsible for membership development at the IGBC and coordinates various projects, including EPD Ireland. The objective of this project is to raise awareness about embodied impacts in the construction sector and to promote EPDs. Marion’s working background is in project management and policy, with previous roles in Dublin Chamber, Eurochambres and the European Parliament. Presentation title: Life Cycle Assessment & Environmental Product Declarations: What You Need to Know

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    • Professor Karsten Menzel - Chair for Information Technology in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (IT in AEC),UCC’s School of Engineering.

      Professor Karsten Menzel – Chair for Information Technology in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (IT in AEC),UCC’s School of Engineering. 

      Professor Karsten Menzel is the Chair for Information Technology in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (IT in AEC) at UCC’s School of Engineering. He is well known for his interdisciplinary work aiming to embed information technologies into engineering processes; being part of an international trend established by world class institutes such as Stanford University, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, MIT, or the Technical University in Munich. Current research at UCC focuses on Data Analytics for Smart Buildings. In his research Professor Menzel compiled data from numerous bu...

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    • Alan Connolly-Principal Transportation Planner,Pinnacle Consulting Engineers

      Alan Connolly-Principal Transportation Planner,Pinnacle Consulting Engineers 

      Alan is the Principal Transportation Planner with Pinnacle Consulting Engineers across Ireland and The UK. He graduated from University College Dublin with B.E (Hons) in Civil Engineering in 2007 and is a registered Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland.   Alan has extensive experience in Transportation and Roads projects. He has worked in both consultancy and municipal government environments, delivering projects through all key stages including feasibility, planning and construction. He has experience across a wide range of sectors such as residential, commercial, industrial, ...

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    • Thomas McGrath- Chief Executive, Cognition

      Thomas McGrath- Chief Executive, Cognition 

      As Managing Director for Elutions Inc, Thomas industrialised Operational Intelligence solutions using automated advanced analytics. An experienced board advisor, latterly as a Director at KPMG in London, Thomas held several leadership roles including Head of Transformation at Mouchel plc, and at Hedra plc. He was strategic advisor on Regulated Industries at Grant Thornton and was Head of Performance at Mayor of London, responsible for overseeing a significant amount of world-leading projects.   Presentation Title: “Intelligent Operations? How to release...

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    • Donagh O'Mahony-Head of the Department of Physical Sciences at CIT

      Donagh O’Mahony-Head of the Department of Physical Sciences at CIT 

      Dr Donagh O'Mahony works at the Cork Institute of Technology, where he is acting head of the Department of Physical Sciences, which offers industry-focused level 6/7/8 programmes through hands-on lab-intensive learning. The department works closely with the industrial sectors such as BioPharmaChem and Energy to deliver skilled graduates in the areas of Applied Physics and Instrumentation, Instrument engineering, Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Monitoring. Previously he has worked as a Staff Scientist at the Tyndall National Institute, developing processes for micro and nano electronic d...

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    • Gerard Tannam, Brand Builder, Islandbridge Brand Development.

      Gerard Tannam, Brand Builder, Islandbridge Brand Development. 

      Gerard, a strategic planner and brand builder, has a soft spot for the all important but often ignored customer. His company, Islandbridge brand Development was set up in 2004 to work closely with clients to develop a brand framework and tool kit which helps them build new relationships and strengthen existing ones, gain competitive edge and grow their business. Islandbridge has built bridges to market withAtlantic Projects Company, Quinn Downes Mechanical Engineers, and AMI (Advanced Manufacturing Ireland). For more information on Gerard and his unique take on brand, visit www,...

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