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08:00Coffee and Registration

08:15Opening Address – Minister John Halligan, Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development


SESSION 1 – The role of Vision and Understanding in managing Volatile and Uncertain times

Session Chair – Alan Hughes, Health Advisory, KPMG Global

08:30Julian Birkinshaw, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship; Academic Director of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, London Business School
                 Talk Title – “Fast Forward. Make your Company Fit for Your Future”
09:05Dr. Hugh O Donnell, founder, Ingenium, former CEO, Kentz Engineering
                 Talk Title – “Human Performance Considerations in a Disruptive World”
09:35Peter Cosgrove, Future of Work Expert
                 Talk Title – “Where will all the jobs go in the future of work”
10:05Panel Discussion
10:25Coffee Break


SESSION 2 – Addressing Complexity through Learning and Competency

Session Chair – Prof. Sebastian Green, Emeritus Professor of Management, University College Cork

10:45Dr. Mary Collins, Senior Executive Development Specialist, RCSI Institute of Leadership

Talk Title – “Here come the Centennials – are you ready?” Leading & engaging younger generations in the workplace    

11:15Peter Carter, OBE, Interim Chair of the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust. Former general secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal College of Nursing

Talk Title – “Turning around a struggling organisation”

11:50Stephen Costello,Co-Founder and Managing Director of Spectrum Wellness
                Talk Title – “The Key to Success in Employee Health & Wellness”
12:15Panel Discussion
12:35Lunch and Networking

13:15Great Places to Work Master Class Jim Flynn, Head of Consulting, Great Places to Work

                 Catriona Mortell, HR Manager, Abbvie 
                 Sheila Greaney, Site Engagement Manager, Cisco Systems

Session 3 – Thriving in Ambiguous times through Agility and Networking

Session Chair – Mary-Kate MartinSmith, Director People Advisory Services, Ernst & Young

14:00David Collings Prof of Human Resource Management, Dublin City University
                 Talk Title – “The Leadership Pipeline”
14:30Oonagh O’Reilly, Director of Hr Shared Services, eir Ireland
                 Talk Title – “eir -its journey from legacy incumbent to agile upstart”
14:50Neil O’Brien, Tim to Fly

Talk Title – “Expectations V’s Want”

15:10Aidan Healy, Psychologist & Co-Founder, UnPlug

Talk Title – “Switching Off ad Recharging in an Always Connected World”

15:30Panel Discussion
16:00       Mary-Kate MartinSmith, Director People Advisory Services, Ernst & Young