Driving your Digital Transformation, 13th June, Croke Park

As part of IRDG’s continued Smart Connected Series, we are delighted to invite members to join us for a unique event on Digitalisation which we are hosting together with Siemens.

“Technology is growing exponentially.  Industries are merging, and new ones are being born.  It’s becoming clearer that there is no longer such a thing as a digital strategy – just strategy in a digital world.” 
[source: Stefan Lindegaard, Chief Thought Leader – corporate transformation, digitalisation and innovation management, and, keynote speaker at IRDG’s Leading Innovation Conference 2017]

Digitalisation offers businesses the opportunity to become more efficient, improve quality, scale faster, improve competitiveness and win new customers.  And yet almost one third of Irish companies have no strategy for this, according to a report launched on 5 December 2017 by Siemens.  The report highlighted that Irish companies have yet to fully appreciate and unlock the value presented by digitalisation, which involves integrating Big Data and New Business Models to deliver increased productivity and boost competitiveness.  Realising these potential benefits requires a range of different actions and strategies.

IRDG members are invited to explore the business case, skills and technologies required for “Driving your Digital Transformation”.  This joint Siemens / IRDG event will take place on Wednesday 13 June at The Hogan Suite, Croke Park.

This half day event will feature informative sessions, demonstrations and exhibitions.  It is complimentary for IRDG members to attend.  Relevant exhibition opportunities are also available.

Outline Agenda

08:45 Registration, Welcome Refreshments, Exhibitions & Networking
09:30 Welcome – Gary O’Callaghan, CEO, Siemens Ltd
Connecting Leadership, Innovation and New Technologies – Denis Hayes, Managing Director, IRDG
Technology Showcase* Part 1 – moderated by Domhnall Carroll, Division Head, Siemens – featuring UX by Tapadoo, Sensors by Shimmer, APIS by TSSG, Cloud Models by Siemens, Artificial Intelligence by CeADAR and Machine Learning by Asavie
Business Modelling and Value Proposition Design – Seamus Murray, Business Development Analyst, Digitalisation, Siemens
Coffee, Exhibitions & Networking
Digital is People – Alessandro Rimassa, Innovation School Director, Talent Garden
Technology Showcase* Part 2 – moderated by Bernadette McGahon, Research & Innovation Services Manager, IRDG – featuring Augmented Reality by DAQRI, Virtual Reality by 3Ms Imagineering, Agile Methodology by Ding, Apps by TEKenable, Cyber Security by Siemens and Blockchain by Deloitte
Connecting the Ecosystem – Prof Siobhán Clarke, Director of Enable, Trinity College Dublin
Final remarks – Denis Hayes and Gary O’Callaghan
13:45 Lunch, Exhibitions & Networking
14:30 Close


Optional Workshop Immediately Afterwards – starting 2pm

Understand the Skills your Employees Need – facilitated by Talent Garden

Through the digital skills cards developed by Talent Garden, the participants identify the skills that are necessary to develop the business of the company. Then, comparing them with the skills currently available among their employees, they define the upskilling processes for employees and which talents they have to hire.

Who should attend:  Anyone attending the morning session who might be interested, plus HR / People Managers who might like to get a deeper understanding of the People issues associated with Digitalisation.

Venue Details

This event takes place in the Hogan Suite at Croke Park Stadium.

Details on the venue, directions, and visitor parking are available on this link.


To reveal the tickets to book for either the main event, the afternoon workshop, or both, please enter the Promotional Code you received with your invitation.