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Preparing for an Oracle audit or purchase
The Clarence Hotel, Dublin
If your organisation has a significant investment in Oracle technology, be it Database, Middleware or one of their enterprise application then you will get value from this presentation.
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Scaling Up Genomics with Spark
Bank of Ireland, 1 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2
This meeting of the Hadoop User Group is a Data Science v Big Data Stack themed night with Apache Spark taking a leading role alongside great data analytics in a must do event for all Big Data practitioners and enthusiasts alike.
Scaling Up Genomics with Spark by Sean Owen, director of data science, Cloudera
It’s amazing that our genome so completely and uniquely encodes each of us with a simple 4-protein code, like a file. More amazingly, we’re so similar that we can build a reference map of human genomes and reason about commonalities. Genomics has taken off in the last two decades driven largely by advances in computing; the work of mapping the genome is incredibly data and compute intensive. This talk will briefly introduce the problem of genomics and existing home-grown efforts to bring ‘Big Data’ technology to solve it. It will compare these with the separate rise of technologies like Apache Hadoop and Spark, and how these ideas are helping genomics scale up even further..
Understanding Your Customers Using Public Data by Michael Crawford, founder, Applied AI
A data science use case! We were involved in a project to model the quality of a large life insurer’s customer base and wanted to see if socio-economic factors were a useful predictor. Experian provide this type of information but it was prohibitively expensive to use for our purposes (200k+ customers). We took a look at the Irish census data and reckoned we could have a crack at doing what Experian do ourselves. We also thought that it would be a fun and we’d probably learn new stuff along the way.
For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/hadoop-user-group-ireland/events/230464912/.
Avaya Technology Forum
Double Tree by Hilton, Burlington Road, Dublin
Avaya’s main European customer event, The Avaya Technology Forum will take place in Dublin from 10–13 May.
The theme of the event is smart cities. As well as showcasing real-life applications of smart healthcare, smart government and smart banking, the event provides a chance to experience Avaya SDN Fx Fabric Networking architecture – the first in the industry to deliver ‘connect anything, anywhere’ simplicity.
Secure Computing Forum
The Round Room, The Mansion House, Dublin 2
The fourth annual Secure Computing Forum is a unique event aimed at fostering dialogue among key security players.
It will review and anticipate the multiple security threats facing Irish business, providing strategic advice on the way ahead to combat cyber crime.
The event will feature leading speakers on cyber security issues.
This year we will discuss how damage to your reputation and brand value as a result of a cyber security breach can have devastating implications in how your organisation is perceived. The dramatic scope of recent high profile breaches proves that organisations of any size and type can be targeted by cyber criminals.
Leading industry experts will examine these and other topical issues:
- IS YOUR BRAND & REPUTATION SECURE?
- A cyber security breach can have devastating implications on your brand
- DAMAGE LIMITATION
- A guide to being better prepared to respond to attacks on reputation
- DATA PROTECTION REGULATION EXPLAINED
- Strict new EU data protection rules will oblige companies in breach to pay 4% of their global turnover in fines!
- FIGHTING BACK
- Fight back with the right mix of technologies processes, and people skills in place
For more details see:
- IS YOUR BRAND & REPUTATION SECURE?
Tech Excellence Awards
Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin
Whether you are bringing your team, inviting customers, industry partners, special guests, coming along to soak up the atmosphere, or all of the above, the Tech Excellence Awards gala dinner is where to be – celebrating the very best in the business of information technology.
For more information click here.
SEAI Smart Hmoe Hackathon
DCU Alpha, Glasnevin
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) three-day Smart Home Hackathon, hosted in conjunction with DCU Alpha Innovation Campus on 13–15 May, 2016. There is a total prize fund of €10,000 on offer and the opportunity of free start up office space in DCU Alpha for any teams that want to further develop their project after the hackathon.
The SEAI Smart Home Hackathon will see participants gather in DCU’s Alpha campus where they will be divided into teams and set four challenges; the user experience challenge, the homeowner feedback and behaviour challenge, the energy supply challenge and the home automation challenge. All challenges were set with one goal in mind; how we can radically enhance the way we use energy in the home.
The teams will pitch their solutions to a panel of judges with the overall winners announced at a prize giving ceremony on the Sunday evening.
The hackathon is open to engineers, designers, innovators and entrepreneurs.
Interested participants are encouraged to register at www.seai-hackathon.com
Comsys Arista & VMware NSX Masterclass
9am – 12.30pm
Arista Offices 2 Georges Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1
Comsys technical masterclasses are a new approach to group problem solving and peer to peer discussion, focusing on solutions from a technical point of view.The idea is that you get together for a structured technical workshop to discuss the challenges you face in various technology areas, facilitated by a recognised expert in the subject.This technical masterclass is on the topic of Arista Networks and their partnership with VMware, primarily around their integration NSXThis Masterclass takes a detailed look into Arista Networks, VMware NSX and the various features & benefits this deep integration provides.Guest speakers on the day will include: Comsys in-house VMware expert Vincent McHugh and Arista expert Chris Russell.To register visit https://form.jotformeu.com/61083109516350.
Early stage investor NDRC and Aviva Insurance have partnered up to host Ireland’s first ever InsurTech Bootcamp in May this year.
The weekend-long event will explore ways to digitise the insurance industry, to enhance the customer experience, and to achieve efficiencies that will result in lower premiums.
Fraud; the internet of things; health, wealth and privacy are among the themes the startup teams will be exploring throughout the weekend. Participants will be supported by NDRC Venture leaders and Aviva insurance experts.
To find out more visit www.ndrc.ie.
8.30am – 2.30pm
Vertigo, County Hall, Cork
DealBroker is an initiative involving 10 or more early stage tech companies presenting their product offering to MNCs and large indigenous companies. DealBroker is not just for start-ups, we also invite scaling tech companies who may be a bit beyond the startup phase and want to engage with the global tech community.
All applicants should be a member of it@cork or will need to join as part of the application process, as this is a member-only event.
The deadline for submissions is 8 April with successful applicants notified by 15 April.
Sales presentation coaching will then be held prior to the event.
Annual Conference of the Business Analysts Association of Ireland
9am – 5pm
Irish Computer Society, 87-89 Pembroke Road, Dublin 4
The Annual Conference of the Business Analysts Association of Ireland will take place on Friday 27 May next at the headquarters of the Irish Computer Society in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
At a time when the role of the business analyst is growing in importance, the 2016 Annual Conference will provide the opportunity for Ireland’s business analyst community to explore and share the challenges of their profession.
For more information click here.
Digital DNA 2016
St George’s Market, Belfast
Digital DNA 2016 will welcome dozens of speakers from some of the world’s biggest companies to Northern Ireland with the aim of inspiring over 1,000 local and international business delegates to embrace cutting-edge technology and digital solutions.
Digital experts from organisations like Manchester City Football Club, Atlas, Tableau and ChangeCorp will deliver keynotes alongside 16 workshops, panel discussions and fireside chats covering five core themes of marketing, data, security, fintech and innovation.
The Odeon Cinema, Point Village, Dublin
The annual international film and technology forum Digital Biscuit will take place in Dublin from the 2nd to the 4th of March 2016. The three-day event aims to foster innovation and collaboration in film, television and screen production.
In its fourth year, Digital Biscuit will bring the most creative and innovative minds in the film and technology industry together for a festival of ideas and events. This year, it will be held at Dublin’s Odeon Point Village and the event is quickly becoming a global networking hub for the world’s leading filmmakers, technologists, creatives and the wider industry. Previous speakers have included David Yates, director of the Harry Potter series, David Chase, creator of The Sopranos, and Michel Gondry, director of Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind, amongst many others.
For the 2016 event, Digital Biscuit 2016 will place a spotlight on women innovators in film and technology, focusing on the high calibre women in the industry and providing a platform to showcase female trailblazers and their achievements. In addition, Digital Biscuit will partner with the French Embassy in Ireland for a special Spotlight on France stage, highlighting French professionals and organisations at the forefront of producing innovative digital storytelling.
Key features of Digital Biscuit 2016 include:
– Three-day programme of events, all based in Dublin’s Odeon Point Village
– A stellar line-up of speakers and attendees drawn from the film, technology and creative industries
– Six stages focused on key international trends and innovations
– Screenings of award-winning films
– Inspirational talks, networking platforms, technology exhibitions and creative showcases
– Programme of social networking events and activities to entertain attendees throughout the event
For more information visit www.digitalbiscuit.com.