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Startup Gathering 2015
Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford
Startup Gathering 2015 is a series of 50 events held across five counties led by Startup Ireland, a public private not-for-profit partnership dedicated to the goal of making Ireland the best place in the world to create and scale a startup.
Under the theme Start, Scale & Succeed from Ireland, Startup Gathering 2015 aims to:
• Promote entrepreneurship and help identify entrepreneurial talent at an early stage across the country
• Help develop world class regional startup hubs around the existing strengths in each region to accelerate the growth of startups and scaleups in Ireland
• Raise the international profile of the startup sector in each region of Ireland to global entrepreneurs, investors and R&D teams
For more information visit www.startupireland.ie.
TechBrew: Five cities, five nights
Monday 5 October, @ 16:00 – Four Dame Lane, Dublin
Tuesday 6 October, @ 16:00 – Mojo Lounge, Waterford
Wednesday 7 October, @ 16:00 – Voodoo Rooms, Cork
Thursday 8 October, 16:00 – Flannery’s, Limerick
Friday 9 October, 16:00 – Electric, Galway
Start-ups Three Customers is not a business – pivot, persevere or pack-it-up
This event is for leaders, founders, advisors, mentors, programme leaders, investors or anyone supporting the growth of the technology sector.
What does it take to get from early validation to a growing business?
With insufficient data and only your gut how do you decide whether to Pivot, Persevere or Pack-it-up
Have you thrown too much into a ‘dream’ that in hindsight was madness
Did you ever find yourself stuck in ‘if only’ options with too much dependency on ‘hope’ and not on real feedback
How do you know if your business will work or it won’t?
How do you get to a real growing business from early validation?
This event is proudly organised by the ISA and is sponsored by the ISA Software Skillnet.
Attendance is free, but booking is essential.
To book your place click here.
Innovation Support Day
Nimbus Centre, Cork Institute of Technology, Bishopstown, Cork
Businesses of all sizes and categories are invited to attend an Innovation Support Day at Cork Institute of Technology’s Nimbus Centre on 6 October.
This free, fast paced event is centred on overcoming key challenges for businesses and will offer guidance, solutions and information on innovation supports and funding mechanisms.
For more information visit http://nimbus.cit.ie/innovation/.
Big Data Case Studies: AIB, recommenders at scale, data catalogs
AIB Bankcentre, 41 Serpentine Ave, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
HUG Ireland next meetup will be at AIB Bank Centre, Ballsbridge on 6 October.
Ther agenda is as follows:
Hadoop and BIG Data at Allied Irish Banks
Allied Irish Banks (AIB) is reinventing itself as a streamlined, technology-led bank that delivers consistently great service. They are in the process of complementing their large-scale batch data analysis with large-scale, real-time data analysis. With new channels, data types, sources and technologies, AIB was challenged to bring these all together to meet the needs of today’s customers. While deploying a tag management system across their websites, AIB investigated Big Data technologies through research and workshops. We have currently deployed Hadoop to complement our data warehouse and are beginning proof of concepts on near real time streaming solutions such as IBM Infosphere Streams and Spark Streaming.
Recommenders at Scale
Dr Eoin Hurrell, data research scientist
Recommenders are hugely valuable parts of many online businesses, leading customers to more interesting products. They are also some of the most information-hungry algorithms. This talk will explore recommendation and how to do it at scale, touching on a few options in the Hadoop ecosystem, and their use in the field. It will explore the use of Spark’s Python bindings to generate recommendations, and how this can be done using AWS.
Uli Bethke, Sonra
The advent of the data lake and data discovery has democratized the access to enterprise data. But that won’t help if analysts can’t find the right data. Data Catalogs can solve this problem. The presentation will cover the various concepts and provide a walkthrough of one of the cataloging tools.
This event will be streamed live via Twitter (#HUGUseCase) for followers of sonra_io and available openly on Social Media from HUG Ireland no later then two weeks from the event.
Webinar: Enable efficient IT change management with FlowForma
Gartner indicates that 80% of downtime is a result of poor change management. With large organisations clocking anything up to 87 hours of downtime per year.
Alarming statistics, yet a lot of organisations worry whether they can afford the overhead of managing this process. We think you can’t afford not to have a change process in place.
Attend this webinar to:
1. Gain deeper insight into what ITIL change management means and best practice
2. Realise the risk of poor change management
3. Understand the challenges to change management and how to overcome these
4. See a demonstration of FlowForma, as an effective and flexible solution to change management
For more information click here.
itSMF Annual Conference
Clyde Court, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
The Annual Conference of itSMF Ireland will take place on 8 October at the Clyde Court Hotel, Dublin 4.
A host of exciting presentations will be delivered by industry’s leading professionals under the theme of Continual Service Improvement.
For more information visit https://www.itsmf.ie/itsmf/conference.
.Next Computing Forum 2015
Light House Cinema, Dublin
This full day conference will cut through the hype and explain how the current wave of disruptive data centre technologies will affect future IT plans and will provide a unique opportunity to get to grips with:
- Creating a Next Generation Data Centre for the Real World: Data centres have become too complex caused in part by the clash between emerging technologies and legacy architectures. New technologies promise to simplify IT but are they right for you and where do you start? What will your Data Centre Look Like In 5 Year’s Time? Will it be Software Defined, Web Scale, Hyper-Converged, Flash Optimised and how can ordinary businesses benefit from these new technologies?
- Serving the Next Generation Workforce: The era of digital business is radically changing how and where users work. IT must develop a ‘workplace of the future’ strategy that enables individual user work styles while still meeting business goals. What technologies are relevant to your organisation and what is a practical roll-out strategy for your workforce?
The conference will bring together a number of international independent speakers, industry experts, as well as visionaries from our leading vendor sponsors to include Citrix Systems, Nutanix and Arista Networks.
This free to attend conference will provide you with a unique opportunity to learn from the experts on the front-line, connect with your peers and hear practical experiences from real life customers.
For further details and to register please go to www.nextcomputingforum.ie
Taking Care of Business
8.30am – 1.30pm
The Westcourt Hotel, Drogheda
This joint initiative of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation and the Health & Safety Authority, as part of the Action Plan for Jobs, will bring together over 25 State bodies in one location.
The half-day event is specifically targeted at people thinking of starting a business, as well as small business owners and managers. Attending the event will allow entrepreneurs to:
· Better understand the key regulations that affect them so that they can focus on the main task of running their business;
· Meet experts from a broad range of public bodies in an informal setting;
· Get advice and find out about supports that are available from across the public sector.
There will be two separate strands running concurrently with presentations from State bodies in one area and information stands manned by staff from these bodies in a separate area. The concise presentations will focus on key regulatory requirements as well as assistance available to help entrepreneurs develop their businesses. Experts will be available at the information stands to speak directly to attendees and answer questions throughout the event.
To register for the event and for more details including the running order of presentations and the full list of State Bodies attending, please visit www.takingcareofbusiness.ie.
Early booking is strongly advised as there are a limited number of places available.
The All-Island festival of maths and numeracy, Maths Week Ireland returns for its 10th year in October.
The week-long celebration will include a host of fun and exciting activities for children, parents, teachers, maths enthusiasts and people everywhere.
World renowned and locally acclaimed mathematicians will enlighten and entertain people of all ages in the wonder of maths through fun and interesting talks, games, teasers, challenges and magic maths shows. And, for those who can’t make it to an event, activities will also be available on www.mathsweek.ie and Twitter at @mathsweek.
ISIN: Are your innovations big enough?
8 – 10.30am
Ibec, 84-86 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2
ISIN will host a breakfast briefing aimed at providing some practical tips to help self-assess your behaviours and those of your organisation. Moderators will discuss techniques used by different companies and in different geographies. They will consider what it takes for people, teams and organisations to deliver new products and services without disrupting regular operations and how ideas can be assessed and efficiently turned into viable opportunities.
For more information click here
Resolving 4G Data Challenges in Ireland
Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Co. Dublin
A major challenge facing Irish telcos and mobile operators is analysing and locating the source of radio frequency (RF) interference. This problem has been further emphasised by the recent rollout of 4G, increased use of mobile data, higher data speeds and more demanding customer expectations. Essentially, operators are dealing with increased levels of interference at a time when consumers expect maximum quality.
Data Edge will host a free seminar examining the different types of interference most commonly experienced by operators in Ireland, their causes, and how to locate and resolve them.
Using examples of some of the best practices and tools used in other countries where 4G rollouts are more advanced, industry experts will demonstrate best-in-class methods to solve interference issues and improve mobile data quality.
The seminar will also highlight forthcoming EU regulations, which will update the health and safety rules regarding Electromagnetic Field (EMF) exposure for workers. Jeff Hinsley of Narda Safety Test Solutions, a global leader in the development and production of measuring EMF instruments, will lead this part of the workshop and ensure delegates are fully aware of what their organisations need to do to prepare for this new regulation.
Delegates will also receive an introduction to Passive InterModulation (PIM), a common but difficult to pinpoint source of RF Interference that can degrade the quality of wireless communication systems and to which 4G is especially sensitive.
The seminar will be followed by a Q&A and delegates will have the opportunity to network with industry peers and speakers. There will also be a complimentary lunch.
To register for the free workshop, visit http://dataedge.ie/rf-safety-rf-interference-workshop-october-13th-2015-dublin/
Delegates have the option to request to be part of the widely regarded Anritsu Certified Site Master Training class. This class is an intense two-day instructor led training course focusing on RF line sweep theory, technology and the application of best practices when using the Site Master test unit for sweeping RF systems.
Zinopy/IBM Managed services technology briefing
The Fitzwilliam Hotel, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
Join Zinopy and our sponsors IBM and ControlUp for our Managed Services Technology Launch on Thursday, 15th of October 2015 in the Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin.
This is the go-to event for IT and business professionals responsible for security and compliance in their organisation and for IT experts tasked with delivering IT efficiency, driving performance and providing outstanding and uninterrupted end-user experience for customers, staff and contractors.
At this event you can expect to hear about: The New World of IT Security: Is your business ready to face the challenges of today’s changing threats landscape?
Protecting critical systems and data has never been more challenging. Each industry faces intense pressure to bring innovation to the marketplace, connect with customers, improve operations, and collaborate with partners and suppliers – all of which can present new risks to the enterprise. Organisations must guard against rapidly changing threats, ranging from traditional malware to sophisticated, targeted attacks.
Zinopy has developed a managed security intelligence platform to help you to cope with the challenges of this new security world. Hear more about how managed security services can help your organisation with:
– Reducing the cost and complexity of managing technology and resources
– Identifying and responding to threats
– Improving the security posture of your business
– Better managing compliance and regulations
– Minimising the CAPEX and OPEX outlay associated with delivering a Security Operations Centre
– Optimising your infrastructure investments
The Journey to VDI Nirvana: Improve user experience and drive applications performance and scalability.
Users today expect instant access and consistent experiences from applications to stay productive. Ensuring an excellent end-user experience is a key objective for any IT admin, but issues such as slow logon times and application launches can have a dramatic effect on the end-user experience and need to be resolved quickly to avoid frustration.
Learn how Zinopy’s managed virtual workspace services can help you to address some of the key IT challenges associated with running a VDI deployment and operation:
– Increasing efficiency & productivity
– Improving performance
– Providing excellent end-user experience
– Simplifying management actions
– Reducing IT staff time spent on application readiness
For more information and to register click here.
Viatel Next Level (Cork)
Hayfield Manor, Cork
The Viatel Next Level Event is hitting the road… next stop Cork City! This event will focus on IT leadership with some fascinating speakers lined up for the morning.
Speakers Include Dan Kiely (founder & CEO Voxpro), Seán Gallagher (Entrepreneur), Marc O’Regan (CTO, EMC) and Colm Piercy (CEO, Viatel).
Book early as tickets are limited.
To reserve your place click here.
Driving Operational Efficiency & Business Growth with IBM Smarter Process
The Westbury Hotel, Grafton street, Dublin 2
The focus of this event is to discuss exactly how organisations are using Smarter Process solutions to improve corporate performance.
IBM and Glintt specialists will brief how IBM Smarter Process can enable organisations easily improve their operational efficiency and business performance as well as ‘digital’ customer experience across all channels and business applications, enabled by IBM cloud, analytic’s, mobile and social. A speaker from AIB will also be sharing the banks success and experience of applying digital solutions as a vehicle of business transformation. Attendees can also obtain a free, no obligation trial of IBM Smarter Process.
This invitation-only event will present a fantastic opportunity to learn and network over lunch with Industry peers and thought leaders.
Spaces are limited so please register today.
The Academy, 57 Abbey Street Middle, Dublin 1
The latest in the Learn Inbound series will start with an SEMrush workshop, provided by Elizaveta Lavrienko, showing how the tool can be used to help gather data and inform your strategic decisions. This will be followed with fantastic talks by Rand Fishkin of Moz, Wil Reynolds of Seer Interactive, Gianluca Fiorelli of ILoveSEO.net and Bas van den Beld of State of Digital.
For more information visit http://learninbound.com/dublin/.
ICS Leaders Conference
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin
Innovation, leadership and the challenges facing IT Leaders will be the focus the third annual ICS Leaders Conference to be held on 22 October at Dublin’s Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. Over 100 of Ireland’s most influential IT leaders will gather to look at how innovation and technology are changing right now and the impact we can expect on IT over the next five years.
The ICS Leaders Conference is devised for CEOs and CIOs but will be of interest to all those in leadership positions in organisations with 250+ employees.
This year’s conference will ask the questions Irish CEOs need to know the answers to:
- How will IT look in 2020?
- How can research and innovation combine to create real impact?
- How will industry and academia bridge the skills and trade gaps for Ireland Inc?
- Are you the Wolf in CIO Clothes (Gartner)?
- How do we meet today’s cybersecurity challenges?
Who should attend?
- Business and IT professionals in strategic IT roles
- CIOs, CSOs, CISOs, CTOs, CROs, CPOs and their teams
- IT vice presidents and directors
- Network manager, security executives and directors
- IT/IS directors and managers
- Enterprise architects and planners
- Business continuity and IT disaster recovery managers
- Finance, audit, legal risk and compliance managers
- Governance, risk and compliance consultants
For more information visit https://ics.ie/ics/leaders/conference.
ISACA Ireland conference
Croke Park, Dublin
Croke Park will host the 2015 ISACA Ireland conference for practitioners in the fields of information systems audit, cybersecurity, risk, privacy, DevOps / Application Security & enterprise governance.
This year’s conference theme is TRUST, SECURITY, AGILITY: Businesses Better Prepared for Tomorrow, Today
Talks at the conference will be under six themes:
- IT Assurance
- Cybersecurity/Information Security
- Risk Management
- Privacy Management
- DevOps/Application Security
- Enterprise Governance
- Full list of track speakers and abstracts including how to book: isaca.ie
- Discount code to receive €50 off a non-member registration: ISACATSA2015
- For event sponsorship opportunities, please contact: email@example.com
- Twitter: @isacaireland #ISACATSA2015
- Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4126757
IAPI: Meet the Makers
The Gibson Hotel, Dublin
Meet the Makers is an IAPI (Institute of Advertising Practitioners of Ireland) initiative that aims to promote engagement and collaboration between the advertising industry, tech start-ups and ad-tech companies.
A shortlist of 15 of Ireland’s most innovative tech start-ups will be selected to take part in this tech ‘speed dating’ session. This is an opportunity for consumer-facing start-ups seeking to work with major brands.
Decision makers from Ireland’s top advertising agencies will be in attendance.
The “Meet the Makers” speed dating networking session is part of the IAPI 10% Academy, an invitation-only programme of events and training masterclasses, over three consecutive weeks in October.
To apply, e-mail info[at]iapi.com, to find out more on the application process visit www.iapi.com
The deadline for applications is Thursday 8 October.
CeADAR – Big Data Analytics: Evidence-based decision making
8.30 – 11am
Kingsley Hotel, Cork
This event is targeted at managers in Business and Technology who are keen to know how Big Data Analytics can rapidly deliver competitive advantage for their business. Attendees will have an opportunity to experience hands-on demonstrators of analytics tools which were co-developed by CeADAR with Irish companies showing how Big Data Analytics is unlocking hidden value and delivering competitive advantage.
For more information visit http://tinyurl.com/qjdzgj2
Web Summit is a global technology conference hosted annually in Dublin. It was founded in 2010 by Paddy Cosgrave and co-founders Daire Hickey and David Kelly. In 2014, more than 22,000 attendees from over 100 countries flew to Dublin for Web Summit. Speakers have included the founders and CEOs of Twitter, YouTube, Netflix, Skype, Tesla, PayPal and Oculus VR.
In addition to Web Summit, the team runs a series of founders events, which have been described by Bloomberg as Davos for Geeks and are regular gatherings that include 150 CEOs of the world’s leading technology companies.
In 2015 Web Summit has hosted a number of international events including Collision and RISE, based in the US and Hong Kong respectively. Over 50,000 people will attend Web Summit events across the globe this year.
For more infromation about Web Summit visit www.websummit.net
Hilton, Park Lane, London
Decision makers today are being challenged to bring fresh thinking to IT operations space.
SMARTE is targeted at forward thinking C-level and Senior sourcing professionals with an interest in finding new cutting edge solutions and staying ahead of the competition through best practice strategy and new ways of thinking.
Get actionable insights on mobility, cloud, innovation and agility.
For more information visit www.thinksmarte.com.