2017 Programme 2018-01-12T13:00:17+00:00

The Insights Stage

Current Trends and Future Insights

Insights Stage


Mark Little – Opening Address

9:15 – 10:30

The Connected World

With IoT at the very peak of ‘inflated expectations’ on the Gartner Hype Cycle for 2017 and maybe about to enter the ‘trough of disillusionment’ – where’s the opportunity?

Insights Stage

  • Keynote: Chris Penrose, AT&T
  • Clare Dillon, Microsoft
  • Peter Soutter, Good Travel Software
  • Fintan McGovern, Firmwave
  • Will Ferguson, VT
  • Manuel Heckmann, Siemens: Next 47

11:15 – 12:15

Humans versus Machines

Will intelligent machines destroy jobs of the future or will the machines create higher value jobs for people?

Insights Stage

  • Keynote: Barry O’Sullivan, Insight Centre
  • Dan Crowley, Genomics Medicine Ireland
  • Amelia Kelly, Soapbox Labs
  • Paul Sweeney, Daqri
  • Paul Cutter, Paddy Power Betfair

13:30 – 14:30

Fintech Bubble of Opportunity

Fintech is maturing. Where are the cards falling? Who’ll be the winners, and what’s next?

Insights Stage

  • Keynote: Amy Neale, MasterCard
  • Kevin McCarthy, RecommenderX
  • Stephen Moran, Bank of Ireland
  • John Byrne, Corlytics
  • Marieke Flament, Circle
  • Brett Meyers, Currency Fair

15:00 – 16:15

Rabbits Eating Unicorns

We all know, and some aspire to be, a Unicorn!
But what is a RABBIT? Real Actual Business
Building Interesting Tech!

FutureScope 2017 One2Watch Winner Pitch

Insights StageKeynotes:

  • Colm Lyon, Fire

Panel Discussions:

  • Colm Lyon, Fire
  • John Hearne, founder, Curam
  • Dan Crowley, GMI

Insights Stage

* Provisional programme and subject to change

Collaboration Stage

Collaboration Stage

Fostering Engagement and Collaboration

9:00 – 9:50

Funding & Scaling Panel

Exploring approaches to funding and scaling for start-ups and scale-ups

HBAN | Dublin BIC | Brite:Bill | ACT | Enterprise Ireland | CT Innovations (Venture Clash)

10:00 – 11:00

FutureScope One2Watch 2017 – Pitch Battle

Collaboration Stage

Finding Ireland’s most scalable business idea

WeSavvy | ProVerum Medical | Skytango | Hexafly


Alison Cowzer, Dragons’ Den | Bernadette O’Reilly, DIT Hothouse | Gary Leyden, NDRC

11:10 – 12:05

Collaboration-in-Action: Testbeds and Trailblazing

The next wave of smart cities and IoT deployments

Collaboration Stage

Dublin City Council | Smart Dublin| AT&T | Intel | CONNECT Centre | DCU Alpha | Cisco

12:05 – 12:15

Innovations in Narrow Band Technology

Lauren Morris, Vodafone: NB-IoT driving change for cities and business

12:15 – 12:45

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Opportunity

How Dublin is tapping into the innovation of SME’s to create a Smart Dublin – Showcasing smart cycle tech and launching new 600k fund

Smart Dublin| Enterprise Ireland | Dublin City Council| SeeSense | Smart Charge| BikeLook| Fluid Edge

13:25 – 14:15

Pitch Ryanair – What Would You Do?

14:20- 15:00

Sports to Entrepreneurship: Mindset of Leaders

The mental strength and discipline required to succeed at the highest level of sport – an excellent basis for entrepreneurship

Isaac Boss (IRUPA) | Conor O’Loughlin (GloFox) | Ger Gilroy | Barry O’Mahony (Mkopo Kaka)

Collaboration Stage


Excellence and Impact – Science Foundation Ireland

Mark Ferguson, SFI Director General and Chief Science Advisor to Government

15:30 – 16:30

Collaboration: Accessing Corporates

Access to corporate supports – how to find them and how they work

Siemens: Next 47 | MasterCard Star Path | Davra Networks | Good Travel Software| Recommender X

Collaboration Stage

* Provisional programme and subject to change

Offstage Panels

Offstage panels

FutureScope Offstage Panels

Time Name Description
All day drop in Design Thinking Hosted by Bank of Ireland – The Design Thinking Room will be a wholly interactive, immersive experience giving the audience a deeper understanding of how and where Design Thinking can drive innovation and transformation.
10:00-11:00 The Future of NOW Hosted by IE Business School – Information is today’s currency. With the need to move from technology risk to enterprise risk, the importance of executing correctly, embracing the overarching discipline of governance and empowering end users couldn’t be more important. With special guest Ramsés Gallego– strategist and evangelist at Symantec.
10:15-11:15 Scaling And Exiting
– The Legal Dimension
Hosted by Maples and Calder – Exploring market trends and identifying pitfalls to avoid as companies scale and contemplate larger funding rounds and exits.
11:30-12:30 Fintech:
Making Money Out Of Data
Tech in Ireland | RecommenderX | Deloitte | Paddy Power | Plynk | Niamh Bushnell
11:30-12:30 Fake News And Real Stories
– How We Consume Media
Motherboard | Intercom | NewsWhip | Mark Little | Vice News
11:45-12:45 Scale-up Or Sell Out? Hosted by Smith & Williamson –  Providing insight into how to grow your business and why scaling your enterprise could be a better strategy than exiting.

TTM Healthcare | Version 1 | Enterprise Ireland | Smith & Williamson UK

13:30-14:30 Here Comes The Science Bit:
Medtech And Digital Health
SilverCloud | Beats Medical | Sota Orthopaedics | TSSG/WIT | Bio Innovate | HealthBeacon
13:45-14:45 The Future of Work:
Hal or Valhalla
Irish Tech News | Bizimply | IBM | Teamwork | EngageSmith
14:00-15:00 BREXIT:
What It Means For Irish Tech
Enterprise Ireland | Hoxton Ventures | Dublin Chamber | British Irish Chamber | Digital Hub | Smith & Williamson
15:00-16:00 New Ways Of Selling Digital Marketing Institute | Intercom | Phorest | Teamwork | Circle 
15:00-16:00 Industry 4.O:
Smart Factories & IoT
Siemens | Aperilink | Wattics | A-IoT Technology Gateway
15:15-16:00 Connect The Dots: Data –
AI, Security And Analytics
Insight | Sytorus | TSSG/WIT | Créme Global |  Voysis |  Idaso |  TSSG |  A-IoT Technology Gateway  

Offstage panels

* Provisional programme and subject to change