Kick off at 8:15am with Big Boost Breakfast, closing out the day with Campfire at 6pm.

Welcome to TechCity Connect – a day of tech, art and culture online

The digital world creates huge opportunities for businesses to thrive, but it also presents challenges. Even with all the technology at our fingertips, it can be tough to stay connected with the people that matter – especially at a time where remote working is more vital than ever.

That’s why we’ve curated a series of webinars, roundtables and panel discussions around tech, art and culture – all of them digital. Meet the experts and thought leaders shaping the future of these fields, gain inspiration and find new ways to stay connected.

  • Join us digitally! Register for one session, or spend the whole day with us
  • Want to meet up? Great! Each session will have its own digital hangout where you can meet the panel and other attendees
  • Can’t be there? No problem – all the sessions will be recorded for viewing on demand later
  • Need something specific? No stress – let us know and we’ll pair you with an expert 1:1 session, just for you

TechCity Connect - Be Informed. Be Inspired.

(Got a special request? Drop us a line, we’d be delighted to help)
8:15 - 8:45 BST

Big Boost Breakfast

Enjoy a mindful start to the day

  • Michael McCaffrey - Founder of Breathing Space Wellness
  • Joseph Lee - Presenter of Big Boost Mondays, ditto

Everyone learns more when they have an open mind. So, get the day off to a positive start with a guided series of mindfulness and wellness exercises designed to get you thinking differently.

9:00 - 9:45 BST

The Future of Working & Learning

How remote became the new connected

  • Tom Kennedy, Head Of Sales - CWSI (Moderator)
  • Jane Gormley, Director of Employment Services - Code Institute

It’s the hot topic of the moment… But how can firms approach it effectively? And how will it continue to shape your working practices? Explore this and more as our experts delve into the world of remote working.

10:00 - 10:45 BST

Big Data & Ethics

With the world of Big Data comes big responsibilities

  • Charles Radclyffe, Innovation Specialist - Fidelity (Moderator)
  • Gillian Doyle, CEO & Co-Founder - Cerebreon
  • Peter Lancos, Co-Founder and CEO - eXate

Businesses are practically falling over themselves to deliver on the potential of their data, but are they acting responsibly? Find out why you need to pay more attention to the ethics of data usage – and discover the tools you can use to get it right.

11:00 - 11:45 BST

Smart Cities & Smart Citizens

Exploring 5G, IoT and the connected world

  • Gareth Mee, CEO - Invenica (Moderator)
  • Jorge Bento, Global Head of IOT - Vodafone
  • Paul Colgan, SVP and Head of Telco - Kx

What will the cities of tomorrow look like – and how will the demand for digital services from citizens drive their development? Discover a daring vision of a digital future, and the technologies that will be vital in realising it.

12:00 - 12:45 BST

In conversation with Jo Mangan

Bringing art and tech together

  • Jo Mangan, CEO - Carlow Arts Festival

It uplifts us, drives us and inspires us… Great art always has so much to teach us, which is why we’re delighted to be joined at TechCity Connect by award-winning theatre director Jo Mangan. Join us for an amazing journey as she takes us into the world of the arts in conversation with a special guest.

13:00 - 13:45 BST

Next Gen: App Dev & Delivery

The new tools accelerating building solutions in Capital Markets

  • Mike Wilson, CEO & Founder - ditto (Moderator)
  • Stephen Murphy, CEO - Genesis
  • Alexandra Boyle, Director - OpenFin

The demand for new apps in Capital Markets is off the charts, with firms racing to create a competitive advantage. But what’s driving this demand? And how can you accelerate your development and delivery processes? Get the answers to these questions and explore the exciting new tools designed to give your business the edge.

14:00 - 14:45 BST

Blockchain - The Future of Finance

How Blockchain and Digital Assets have come of age

  • Monty Munford, Founder - Mob76 (Moderator)
  • Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie, CEO - BCB Group
  • Aman Kohli, Chief Technology Officer Banking - DXC
  • Richard Crook, Director & Founder - LAB577

Blockchain has become a go-to technology for everything from improving supply chains to fighting identity theft, so how can it make the difference to financial institutions? Find out how your firm can use it to your advantage – and see how it’s set to transform the entire sector.

15:00 - 15:45 BST

The Power of Cloud

Move to the sky to make things fly

  • Michael Imeson, Senior Content Editor - FT Live (Moderator)
  • Elizabeth Sipiere, Chief of Staff - Legerity
  • James Corcoran, CTO Financial Services - Kx

With cloud computing playing a role in almost everything we do today, it’s easy for firms to think they have the cloud cracked. But are they making the most of its true potential? Discover the cloud processes that could change the way you do business – especially when it comes to managing and using data.

16:00 - 16:45 BST

Going Digital

Enhancing the customer experience

  • Charles Corbett, Director - The Plain Speaking Institute (Moderator)
  • Tasha Chouhan, Head Of Business Development - Starling Bank
  • Maciej Salata, Consulting Director - Comarch
  • Ron Kersic, Enterprise Architect - ING

Deploying digital technology can streamline your back-office processes and make your teams more efficient, but what impact does it have on your customers? Learn how to use the latest tools in a way that taps into the power of digital transformation and drives business results.

17:00 - 17:45 BST

New Media Showcase - DIY

Discover the latest tools on the market

  • Rodney Orpheus - Tech designer, product & marketing executive
  • ditto All-stars

Want to support your campaign with a webinar, but not sure where to begin? In this interactive tutorial, the team behind Tech-City Connect will show you everything you need to know about putting together online events.

18:00 - 19:00 BST

Big Boost Mondays

Music for Healing

  • Richard Norris - Music Producer, Writer

Round off an inspirational day with a chilled session from acclaimed musician and producer Richard Norris. Join us for an evening of soulful beats designed to promote healing and help you contemplate the day’s learning.

Highlights from Blockchain Connect March 2020

Ahead of TechCity Connect, here are some insights from our hugely successful Blockchain Connect Dublin hosted @DogPatch Labs.

Blockchain Connect - March 2020

Welcome to our Blockchain Connect Dublin showcase – a day of talks, demos and networking with the industry’s leading innovators. The event was hosted on 5th March at Dogpatch labs, in the heart of Dublin’s tech innovation district – attendees could visit physically or tune in online across the event.

Learn how blockchain is transforming industry, with live discussions featuring real products. Listen to our expert webinars focussing on ‘Smart Cities: The facts of IoT and blockchain’, the future of DLT in financial services ‘Dawn of the Digital Capital Markets’ and actionable steps for entrepreneurs with ‘Let’s Get Started: Meet the Investors’.

David Dalton, Global Co-Lead, Deloitte Blockchain Lab, delivered an inspiring closing address followed by a community meet-up with beer and pizza.

Blockchain Connect – Be Informed. Be Inspired.


Smart Cities / Smart Citizens

‘Smart Cities & Smart Citizens’ roundtable discussion, lead by Gareth Mee, CEO, Invenica, how our smart cities of the future will evolve in industries such as telcos and transport. We heard discussions around both personal and digital identity, government regulation and compliance. The engaging talk also covered how IoT , introbility of data security.

Read the article to find out more

New Digital Economies

‘New Digital Economies’ roundtable discussion, lead by Richard Crook – Director at LAB577, explores the rise of the digital bank, tokenization and how digital assets provide alternative access to capital. The talk also covered traceability and security through blockchain, visibility and trust between parties and r3 corda network as the financial markets operating system.

Read the article to find out more

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