• Sat

    PCH and DCU Hardware Hackathon

    DCU Innovation Campus in Glasnevin, Dublin

    PCH will co-host Ireland’s first design and hardware Hackathon in partnership with DCU. The event will be run in conjunction with the Web Summit, and in partnership with NCAD. Airbnb, Allied Irish Bank (AIB), Design Partners, Each&Other, Intel and Nordic Semiconductor will co-sponsor the event.

    This unique design and technology Hackathon aims to encourage collaboration among industrial designers and the next generation of connected hardware and ‘internet of things’ (IoT) innovators. It will take place at DCU’s new Innovation Campus in Glasnevin, Dublin from November 1st – 3rd and will bring together designers, makers, IoT/connected hardware enthusiasts and innovators for 36 hours to conceive, design and prototype the next generation of connected devices, supported throughout by cutting-edge design expertise.

    Hackathon participants will then be invited to pitch ideas to the crowd and attract attendees to form design and production teams. After the best ideas are voted on, the participants will work together in teams over 36 hours with event partners Radionics hosting a pop-up electronics shop to support the prototyping activity.

    As well as offering assistance in developing ideas, perfecting their design and articulating their vision, PCH, DCU Innovation Campus and various event partners will provide each team with access to prototyping equipment including  Intel Galileo boards, Raspberry Pi’s, 3D Printers, CNC Machines, soldering irons, and other tools of the trade. Airbnb will provide the hackers with the comforts of home for the duration of the 36-hour Hackathon as well having a presence at the awards ceremony on the second evening.

    Prizes include Consulting hours with event sponsors Each&Other to further perfect the winning product’s design and three tickets to the Web Summit.

    Tickets for the event are €40, the event is a non-profit event with tickets costs going directly towards food and supplies over the weekend.

    For more information visit

  • Tue

    ICS IT Executive Focus: Developing an IT Cost Optimisation Programme

    9.30am – 1pm

    Bewley’s Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

    Organisations rely heavily on Information Technology. IT is now typically one of the largest line items on the CAPEX and OPEX budgets. Despite IT costs attracting major attention within most organisations, few have real IT cost management structures.

    This workshop will introduce an IT Cost Optimisation framework, along with tools and techniques to identify where each organisation should focus its efforts to optimise IT costs. Subsequent workshops will drill down into further detail on individual topics.

    The workshop is intended to be interactive and participants are encouraged to participate in the context of their own organisation in terms of what may and may not be applicable. Given the interactive nature of the workshop a maximum of 12 to 15 participants is recommended.

    For more visit

  • Thu

    it@cork: Creating business impact through the use of cloud technologies


    Council Chambers, Cork County Hall

    This seminar will focus on the journey of Trend Micro, a global leader in security software and solutions with a European operations centre in Cork, who now deliver different business opportunities through the use of virtualisation, automation, orchestration and cloud technology across the private and public cloud areas.

    Using Trend Micro’s IT department as an example William Dalton, director of corporate technology, will base the session around various cloud-based technologies and the move up the value chain for business success.

    For more information visit

  • Sun

    National Science Week

    The 19th annual National Science Week, involving more than 800 events and 250,000 participants, will take place from 9-16 November this year. Organised by SFI Discover, the education and public engagement programme of Science Foundation Ireland, Science Week 2014 will explore and celebrate the ‘Power of Science’ at events in schools, colleges, research institutes, companies, libraries and community centres across the country. From Lego robotics, magic science shows, Coding for Adults, a Molecular and Synthetic Biology workshop, virtual reality displays, a crystallography workshop, science busking, robot soccer displays, opportunities to meet with Astronaut Greg Johnson, and a nationwide tour, Science Week 2014 offers a unique opportunity to explore the power of science.

    Events will take place all around the country with festivals in Dublin, Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Westmeath and Offaly.

    Visit for details of events or alternatively organise your own event – check out the ‘Get Involved’ guide Connect on Twitter @ScienceWeek and on and use the hashtag #SciWk2014 to join in the conversation.

  • Fri

    Oracle: Meet the JD Edwards leadership team


    Crowne Plaza Northwood Hotel, Northwood Park, Santry, Dublin 9

    Oracle and Redfaire would like to invite you to an Oracle JD Edwards event in Dublin on Friday 14 November at the Crowne Plaza Northwood, Santry.

    Meet the JD Edwards leadership team from Denver and hear the PizzaExpress (Milano) JD Edwards Upgrade & Cloud story.



    • 12:45 – Light Lunch
    • 1:30 - Keynote | JD Edwards – Embracing Business and Technology Trends Today. Innovating for Your Future.
    Lyle Ekdahl, Vice President and General Manager JD Edwards
    Oracle’s JD Edwards product vision and strategy are aligned with business and technology trends reshaping your organization—mobile everything, real-time analytics, and cloud enablement. Emerging technologies will change how you do business but also increase opportunities for the products and services you offer. Learn how JD Edwards leadership, vision, and differentiated solutions can help you get your business ready for the road ahead.
    • 2:30 - JD Edwards Roadmap 
    Bob Monahan, Sr. Director Oracle’s JD Edwards
    This session highlights new product value that has been delivered in the latest JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications and Tools releases and provides insight to future plans to help you map a meaningful business strategy going forward. 
    • 3:30 – Client Case Study | PizzaExpress JD Edwards Upgrade & the Cloud
    Warren Griffiths, ERP Manager PizzaExpres
    Warren explains how they upgraded and moved to the cloud. 
    • 4:00 - Questions & Answers & Networking
    • 4:30 – Ends

    Why Attend:
    • A chance to discuss JD Edwards strategy & roadmap with Oracle JD Edwards senior team
    • Network with your fellow Oracle JD Edwards users
    • Hear a client case-study on using the cloud to simplify your JD Edwards Upgrade
    • Get information and advice from Redfaire’s Technical & Functional Consultants


    To register, click here.

  • Wed

    HISI Annual Conference & Scientific Symposium 2014

    Dublin Castle

    This year’s conference will examine the main issues in making Ireland’s eHealth strategy a reality.

    20% off for earlybird delegate registration for the month of August.

    We have special offers for students, clinicians, public sector and paper presenters.

    This year’s theme – ‘eHealth, what it means for me’ will examine the potential for eHealth to enable patients, clinicians, administrators, industry and academia to find smarter more economical solutions to current and future health challenges.

    eHealth is a key enabler of the radical reform that for our health services. The forthcoming Health Identifier Bill, Health CIO and formation of eHealth Ireland are all imminent implementations of the recently published National eHealth Strategy.

    You can register now at

  • Fri

    Irish Software Industry Awards

    Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Dublin

    This annual flagship event, now in its’ 36th year, has gained an exceptional reputation as one of the most coveted Award ceremonies within the technology sector both in Ireland and overseas, with over 450 leading influencers and decision makers in the digital and software technology sector in attendance.

  • Sun

    UK & Ireland SAP User Group Annual Conference


    ICC Birmingham

    The UK & Ireland SAP User Group, an independent voice that represents the SAP user community, is holding its annual conference at the ICC Birmingham, between 23rd and 25th November 2014. The conference and exhibition brings together hundreds of SAP professionals and business users from across the UK & Ireland to share their experiences and best practice every year. The theme of the conference this year is: “The Formula for Success”, and will be focusing on how organisations can get the most out of their current or planned SAP investments. 

    This year’s conference begins on Sunday 23rd November with a full programme of interactive workshops, where delegates will be able to exchange experiences and pose questions to SAP and industry experts on a variety of IT topics. This will be followed by a networking reception, with further opportunities for delegates to meet the exhibitors and their industry peers. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear keynote speeches from Andreas Hauser, SAP’s global head of design and innovation, Dirk Boessman, SVP of mobile development, Stefan Sigg, SVP of HANA and Sven Denecken, VP of cloud solutions strategy, as well as User Group chairman, Philip Adams. 

    There will also be in excess of 100 breakout sessions on offer, covering areas including analytics, Big Data, cloud computing and mobile user experience. In addition, a new Optimising SAP stream will share valuable tips, tricks and best practices on extracting more value from systems currently in use. 

     The conference is open to all SAP customers with discounted rates for member organisations. For more information go to:  or follow @SAPUserConf on Twitter

  • Thu

    ICS Leaders Conference

    The Marker Hotel, Dublin

    The second annual ICS Leaders Conference, organised by the Irish Computer Society, will take place on 27 November at The Marker Hotel in Dublin Docklands.

    Over 100 of Ireland’s most influential IT leaders will gather together to provide and share best practice in strategic IT leadership and for driving forward innovation in Ireland.

    The conference agenda features keynote addresses, panel discussions and master classes, which have been devised by Ireland’s IT Leaders, for Ireland’s IT Leaders, but will also, be of interest to all those in leadership positions in organisations with 250+ employees.

    Please note that only CEOs, CIOs or heads of IT may access this event.

    Non-members €425
    ICS members €375
    (Early Birds available for the month of October)

    To register visit

  • Mon

    (ISC)2 Inaugural Security Congress


    Bloomsbury Hotel, London

    The inaugural (ISC)²Security Congress EMEA takes place from 8 to 10 December 2014, a The Bloomsbury Hotel in London.

    Submission are now open with a closing date of 4 July.

    Set to the overall theme of strengthening cybersecurity defenders, the congress is open to all interested industry professionals. Building on the experience of the US-based (ISC)2 Security Congress, now in its fourth year, the EMEA congress will offer a comprehensive seminar programme, over five focused tracks, a pre-conference day of training workshops, and special interest sessions, along with a gala dinner. Keynotes and plenaries will be complemented by a broad review of current industry concerns in the following tracks: governance, risk & compliance; mobile security; human factor; architecture; and data security.

    The EMEA congress 2014 is the latest development in (ISC)2′s global event programme, which currently includes 14 one-day (ISC)2 information and software security events held in major cities throughout EMEA.

    For presentation submission requirements and to learn more, please visit:

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