By @SimonCocking only 4 days to go, completely sold out. Here is the most up to date agenda we have, with some exciting new additions to our panels. The event is aimed to give as much value to the audience as possible. All speakers have been asked to give insightful thoughts and observations to the audience. Below is the schedule.

Event Schedule, UCD, October 26th

9 am arrival, registration

9.30 opening welcome by Irish Tech News’s Simon Cocking


9.35 #1 keynote Giles O’Neill, Enterprise Ireland

9.45 Tips for startups panel, moderator Daniel Ramamoorthy, Eoin Fitzgerald EI Fintech,  Charles Dowd, CEO of Plynk , John Byrne, Corlytics, Oli Cavanagh, Flendr, Sheamus Causer

John Byrne

10.15 VC / Angel investor insights, panel hosted by Simon Cocking , Mary McKenna, Angel, Alan Costello, Investor, Thomas Olszewski – Frontline Ventures,

Thomas Olszewski

10.45 #2 keynote AIB supporting startups & fintech businesses, John O’Dwyer


10.55 Innovation panel, moderated by Barbara Diehl, director of UCD Innovation Academy, John Whelan TCD Blackstone Ventures,  Aidan Lawler, Leveris, Damien Conroy, Blockchain, Sally Eaves

John Whelan

11.25 coffee break, networking

11.50 Mary McKenna Angel investor insights, How to Catch an Angel

12.05 Scaling and communicating your business panel, Rick Nassar, moderator, Gary Leyden, NDRC Fintech incubator, Fidelma McGuirk CEO of Payslip, Emma Walker, Director, Wachsman Europe, John Murray Headshots, Greg Canty Fuzion PR


12.35 1st three category awards for best in category (eg RegTech, Insurtech, newcomer)

12.40 Growing your team : finding and retaining the right people for your fintech team, moderated by Top Tier Recruitment’s Paul Smyth, panel Geraldine Gibson AQMetrics, Gerard Joyce Calqrisk, Stephen Sheehan Digital State, Laura Morgan Walsh Paypal

1.15 lunch / networking – provided in atrium

2.10 Final 3 category winners presentation


2.15 How to make your company grow in value Panel moderator SC,   Brian Seidman, Fidelma McGuirk Payslip, Pete Townsend Norio Ventures, Peter O’Halloran, Vice President, First Data

Peter O'Halloran

2.45 #4 keynote Mike Ross, Wizuda, ex Ireland & Leinster

Mike Ross

2.55 Future trends to watch, panel moderated by Brian Seidman, panelists, Jeff Caselden, Brian Norton, Marieke Flament MD Europe Circle

3.25 Thomas Power final  keynote future roundup / insights

3.35 concluding remarks by Irish Tech News & digital announcement of ‘The Fintech20 Ireland’

3.40 wrap up, networking

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