From the future of transport to taking Irish businesses global, TechConnect Live will have over 120 talks across 6 stages with 200 speakers on May 31st, 2017 in the RDS, Dublin.

Entry is free for the expected 3,000 attendees on the day so we’ve taken the time to profile 5 interesting talks taking place at the event below:

Louise Phelan

Time: 10:00-10:20

Stage: Main Stage

Title: The Future of Money

Louise Phelan is Vice President of EMEA at PayPal and has the responsibility for growing revenue and customers in more than 100 countries across the region. Louise will be speaking about the future of money and payments on Main Stage at TechConnect. Could virtual cash replace money? What comes after contactless cards? Louise offers her insights into what she thinks will happen next.

Kieran Harte

Time: 1040-1100

Stage: Main Stage

Title: The Future of Urban Mobility

Uber is the world’s most famous transport company known for disrupting the transport industry everywhere it goes but what comes next? Kieran Harte, Head of Cities for Ireland & UK explores the future of urban mobility on Main Stage and shares how Uber envisages the transport network of tomorrow.

Keith O’Leary

Time: 1400-1415

Stage: Data Protection Seminar

Title: Delivering GDPR Compliance

With the introduction of GDPR only a year away, Irish businesses are faced with an enormous challenge of ensuring that their data operations are compliant. Keith O’Leary, Principal Consultant with Sungard Availability Services will take the audience though what delivering GDPR compliance looks like and the best steps to achieve it. Keith has worked with global organisations such as Accenture, PwC and PA Consulting in the past.

Roy Phillips

Time: 1600-1620

Stage:Research & Innovation Seminar

Title: Hacking Hunger

FoodCloud has gone from strength to strength in the pursuit of its goal to end food waste. Roy Phillips, CTO at FoodCloud gives us an insight into building the technology that has helped redistribute over 12 million meals across Ireland and the UK and shares the next steps in FoodClouds journey.

Ciaran Crean

Time: 1130-1150

Stage: Sales and Marketing stage

Title: Going Global – Scaling an eCommerce business

MicksGarage was established in 2004 as Ireland’s online car accessories and parts supplier. 13 years later having recently expanded in the UK, the online retailer is eyeing up expansion into Europe. Ciaran Crean, CEO of Micksgarage gives his insights into scaling an eCommerce business to prepare to go global.

You can apply for tickets to attend TechConnect Live at

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