Dublin

ConneXions

Round tables

The round table seminars will take place on Saturday 30th September, from 10.30 am to 4.15 pm.

¬†« WHAT DOES BIG DATA BRING TO URBAN SERVICES? »

10.30-11.15 am
New technologies can shape a new city and a new way of living, but what tangible changes can they bring? In discussing the new tools available through digital technology, this talk aims at considering tomorrow’s city through connected services.
Moderator: Niamh Bushnell, CEO TechIreland (IE)
Speakers:
Magali Joubert, Managing  Sales Development Specialists, Linkedin (FR/IE)
Tahar Kechadi, Professor of Computer Science, UCD and Principal investigator in Insight centre for Data Analytics, University College Dublin (FR/IE)
Damien MacConaghy, General Manager National Operations B.E.S., Veolia Ireland (IE)
 

« SMART CITIES-SMART CITIZENS »

11.30am-12.15 pm

Digital technology can change the way citizens interact with each other and with local authorities. How can digital technology shape new forms of citizenship? Can citizens be more involved in the decision-making process in a smart city?

Moderator: Amanda Connolly, editor, Dublin Globe (IE)
Speakers:
Chris Garde, Smart City planner, Smart Dublin (IE)
Jessica Hilliard, Marketing and Communication Manager, Science Gallery (IE)
Vanessa Liston, CEO, CiviQ (IE)
 

« SMART CITY: LET’S GET DOWN TO YOUR BUSINESS »¬†

12.30-1.15pm
Digital technology opens a wide range of opportunities for businesses and companies. Discover what the tools of a connected city can do for yours!  
Moderator: David Jullo, Microsoft, President of La French Tech Dublin (FR/IE)
Speakers :
Régis Le Drezen, Managing director for Enedis, Smart Grid Vendée (FR)
Mary MacSweeney, Deputy Head of Economic Development & Enterprise, Dublin City Council (IE)
Matt Marson, Digital Manager, Accenture The Dock (IE)

[lunch break]

¬†« (SM)ART CITIES: CULTURE IN THE DIGITAL ERA »

2.30-3.15 pm
Digital technology has already entered the field of art and culture: many artists tend to use it as a new form of art and create real digital artworks. But how does it change the way we consider culture in its multiple aspects?
Moderator: Fiach Mc Conghail, CEO, The Digital Hub (IE)
Speakers :
Emma Buttin, Head, La Fabrique de la Ga√ģt√© Lyrique (FR)
Anita Griffin, Project Manager, Rua Red (IE)
Aisling Murray, Exhibitions Producer, Science Gallery (IE)
Robin Price, artist (UK)
 

¬†« E-EDUCATION: SMART UP! »

3.30-4.15pm
There are many ways digital technology can meet education. Introducing it into the classrooms is only one of them. What improvements can be brought to education by digital technology? What new ways of teaching can develop?
Moderator: Elaine Burke, Editor, Silicon Republic (IE)
Speakers :
Deirdre Butler, Professor in STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies, Dublin City University (IE)
Michael Hallissy, founding partner, H2 learning (IE)
Ross Maguire, Director, Learn it
Anne Vanet, Vice President in charge of information system and Digital Technology, Université Paris Diderot (FR)

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Round Table Speakers