Conor went to Futurescope on 10th May 2017 to learn about Current Trends and Future Insights and to meet the Irish tech community.
Futurescope from HBAN is a platform to foster engagement and collaboration between Ireland’s entrepreneurial community and innovative multinational companies.
Here are some of the very interesting people he met on the day!
Michael Culligan, specialist in international business development for early stage companies, has direct business experience in London, China, Japan, mainland Europe and North America and has applied this expertise to assist many Irish companies make their mark on a global market.
With a particularly strong track record in raising seed capital for start-ups from both public and private sources, Michael has been involved in helping over 80 companies attract over €30 million in investment funding.
He has lectured on Business Strategy for the Michael Smurfit MBA programme at UCD, holds a degree in Applied Physics & Electronics from NUIG and is a first class MBA graduate of the UCD Smurfit School.
Dylan Collins – CEO @GoSuperAwesome. Chairman @PotatoLondon. VC @HoxtonVentures
Dylan is one of Europe’s most experienced digital media entrepreneurs, focusing on games, kids entertainment and the technology which underpins them. He is CEO of SuperAwesome, the #1 kid-safe brand engagement platform. Founder Jolt Online + DemonWare.
Louise McGowan – Digital and Business Consultant
Louise is a Qualified Chartered Accountant and Business Consultant. Financial and strategic experience spanning industries; retail, commercial and construction. She is a consultant for businesses, completing due diligence for investment and expansion.
Emma Reid – Principal Technical Evangelist @ Microsoft
An experienced IT consultant with proven ability to deliver in high pressure environments. In-depth experience of enterprise client server infrastructure including deployments, installation and maintenance across multiple live sites. Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills as a Business Analyst and Project Manager, in recent years working as a Solution Architect for Dell on
large scale enterprise deployments and upgrades and with Accenture as a Technical Architect Manager. Now working as a Cloud Solution Architect with Microsoft.
Will Ferguson – Co-Founder & COO @ VT IOT
Will Ferguson is a Co-Founder of VT Networks. VT Networks is a start up focused on becoming a leading worldwide network & product solutions provider for the ‘Internet of Things’ . They are focused on developing innovative global products and solutions using smart technology. He isI a qualified Chartered Accountant. He worked and trained in Dublin with PwC for over 3 years. Gaining valuable experience in a wide range of industries, with significant exposure to International & Domestic Business.
Zaira Rivera, Smart Dublin Regional Coordinator @ Smart Dublin
Zaira works with Smart Dublin. Smart Dublin is an initiative of the four Dublin Local Authorities to engage with smart technology providers, researchers and citizens to solve city challenges and improve city life. She attended the Digital Marketing Institute.