Programme 2017-01-12T13:28:05+00:00

Main Stage Presentations

Registration: 7.30-9.00

Opening Address: 15 mins


The Connected World (IoT)

FutureScope Events Programme - Day One - Morning

  • KeynoteVodafone – Lauren Morris
  • InsightCONNECT – Linda Doyle
  • InsightCisco – Brian Jordan
    • SpotlightMoocall – John Larkin
  • InsightDavra – Paul Glynn
  • InsightMovidius – David Moloney
  • Panel Discussion
    The Connected World – Is the hype becoming reality?
    Chair: Michael Culligan, Dublin BIC


Data Analytics, the Cloud & the Sky

FutureScope Events Programme - Day Two - Morning

  • KeynoteMicrosoft – Dave Coplin
    • SpotlightBlueface – Feargal Brady
  • InsightIBM – Steve Kruger
    • SpotlightNewsWhip – Paul Quigley
  • InsightStarburst Accelerator – François Chopard
  • InsightRyanair – John Hurley
    • SpotlightBoxever – Dermot O’Connor
  • Panel Discussion
    Will the cloud and big data ever live up to the hype?
    Chair: Conor Carmody, Dublin BIC

Delicious Buffet Lunch and Networking
12.45 – 14.00

14.00- 15.30

Fintech (Breaking the system)

FutureScope Events Programme - Day One - Afternoon

  • KeynoteFire – Colm Lyon
  • InsightStripe – Don O’Leary
    • SpotlightPlynk – Charles Dowd
  • InsightLinked Finance – Peter O’Mahony
  • InsightMasterCard– James Carroll
    • SpotlightCircle – Joao Reginatto
  • Panel Discussion
    Fintech: Is it really the disruptive force we believe it to be?
    Chair: Colm Rafferty, Maples and Calder

16.00 to 17.30

The Future World

FutureScope Events Programme - Day Two - Afternoon/Evening

  • KeynoteAccenture – Julie Spillane
  • InsightGoogle – Russell Boland
    • SpotlightHeyStaks – Maurice Coyle
  • InsightBrown Bag Films – Cathal Gaffney
  • InsightFacebook – Olly Sewell
  • InsightDublin Commissioner for Startups – Niamh Bushnell
  • Panel Discussion
    Future technologies, future models – where does that leave the current reality?
    Chair: Aidan McCullen, RTE

Closing Address

Networking Reception

See our offstage panels

Offstage Panels

  • Future Room

  • 9.30


    Space cadets or big business?

    Mark McCarville (Dublin BIC)

    John Hurley (Ryanair),
    Francois Chopard (Starburst Accelerator),
    Dermot O’Connor (Boxever),
    Liam Kenny (Druid Software),
    John O’Donoghue (Enbio)

    Sponsored by:

    Enterprise Ireland logo

  • 11.00

    Future World

    World changing or back to the future?

    Bruce Martin (UCD School of Business)

    Colin Goulding (Google),
    Sean Atkinson (SIRO),
    Ken Cahill (SilverCloud Health),
    Garry Martin (Smartcharge)

    Sponsored by:


  • 14.30


    Where have all the people gone?

    Conor Carmody (Dublin BIC)

    Andrew Grier (Vodafone),
    Tim McCarthy (NUI Maynooth),
    John Larkin (Moocall),
    Mike Cronin (Tyco),
    Derek Lande (Accenture)

    Sponsored by:

    Vodafone logo

  • 15.30

    Big Data

    The hype and the reality

    Alan Smeaton (DCU)

    Kevin McCarthy (UCD),
    Andrew Mullaney (NewsWhip),
    Olly Sewell (Facebook),
    John Ghent (Sytorus),
    Dave Coplin (Microsoft)

    Sponsored by:


  • Scope Room

  • 10.30

    Fund Raising & Scaling

    Where’s the money and why would investors throw it at me?

    Heidi Corr (Dublin BIC)

    Paul Quigley (NewsWhip),
    Shay Garvey (Frontline),
    Orlagh Nolan (HBAN),
    Ian Haggard (Investec),
    Alex O’Cinneide (Paladin Capital),
    Alia Lamaadar (Slack)

    Sponsored by:

    Dublin BIC - Investing in Entrepreneurs

  • 12.00

    Financing Term Sheets

    Legal issues to consider at various stages of fundraising

    Deirdre MacCarthy and her team at Maples and Calder will give a jargon-busting overview of the things to look out for when negotiating an investment term sheet.

    Sponsored by:

    Maples and Calder

  • 14.00

    Smart Cities

    How smart is smart?

    Eugene Smyth (AIB Seed Capital Fund)

    Linda Doyle (CONNECT),
    Jamie Cudden (DCC),
    Noel O’Connor (DCU),
    Peter Murphy (ESB),
    David Prendergast (Intel),
    Ciaran Gilsenan (buildingeye),
    Simon Wilson (DropCar)

    Sponsored by:

    ESB logo

  • 15.00

    Creative World

    Are tech trends really changing the value of the creative world?

    Colette Sexton (SBP)

    Paul Young (Cartoon Saloon),
    Paul Breslin (Riot Games),
    James Morris (VFXAI),
    Brian Cullinane (VideoElephant),
    Jonathan Simmons (Investec)

    Sponsored by:


  • 16.00


    Where’s the cash – B2B or B2C?

    Lesley Tully (BOI)

    Colm Lyon (Fire),
    Derek Butler (Grid),
    Joao Reginatto (Circle),
    Leo McAdams (EI),
    Emmet Savage (Rubicoin)

    Sponsored by:

    Halo Business Angel Network