Innovating for Smart Everything – IRDG Annual Conference 2015

Tuesday, 17th November at The Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin

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Consider just how much the internet itself has changed our lives and businesses over the last 20 years.  And the Internet of Things is expected to have over 10 times the impact.  Imagine the enormity of change and opportunity when all things become smart?  

The Internet of Things and Smart Everything represents a fundamental tilt in the lens through which we view the world. The same way most of us would never want to go back to a phone that’s just a phone, soon we won’t be able to imagine going back to a world without smart cars, smart roads, smart infrastructure, smart homes, smart factories etc.  From yogurts, to manufacturing, to frying pans, to cities, to insurance, to cement, to health ….all sectors will see change.  There is expected to be 75 billion connected devices by 2020!

In other words: this could change everything and every business needs to consider its implications.


Damien English
Minister for Skills, Research & Innovation
Donal Tierney
Chairman, IRDG & Group CEO, Bimeda
John Barrett
Head of Academic Studies at the NIMBUS Centre for Embedded Systems Research
David Prendergast
Senior Researcher & Anthropologist, Intel
Claire Penny
Worldwide Solution Leader Internet of Things: BIM & Energy, IBM
Terry Landers
Director, Regional Standards Officer EMEA, Microsoft
Derek Roddy
CEO, Climote
Glenn Wintrich
Innovation Leader, Dell
Andrei Grigoriev
VP Emerging Technologies, SAP
Ciaran Black
Group Innovation Director, Coillte
Edmond Harty
CEO & Technical Director, Dairymaster
Ciara Clancy
CEO, Beats Medical
Jason Lynch
Director of IoT Strategy, Analog Devices
Brian Donnellan
Prof. of Information System Innovation, NUI Maynooth
Ken Finnegan
ICT Innovation, Research and Development Advisor & IoT Lead, IDA
Orla Coughlan
VP People & Communications, Cleverbug
Paul Conway
Head of Engineering EMEA, B+B Smartworx
David Moloney
CTO & Founder, Movidius
Julie Cummins
CTO, Keelings Solutions
Niall Dorr
Chief Innovation Officer, Netwatch
Brian Jordan
Product Specialist, Cisco
Enda Feeney
Digital Marketing Executive at Shimmer
Andrew Lynch
Chief Innovation & Network Officer - Advanced Manufacturing Ireland
Joe Hughes
Development Manager Direct Heating, Glen Dimplex
Maria Archer
Global IoT Lead, Ericsson
John Barton
Research Engineer & Team Leader Industry Projects, Tyndall National Institute



IRDG has block booked a number of rooms at the Clayton Leopardstown Hotel (formerly Bewleys Hotel Leopardstown) for the night of Monday 16th November.  This is 5 mins from the racecourse.  Should you wish to reserve a room from this allocation, please contact the hotel directly on 01-2935000, mentioning IRDG.  The rate agreed is €99 B&B.




To improve business networking at the event, the IRDG annual conference is pleased to adopt the fuseami networking app.

fuseami is a revolutionary new mobile app to help you to business network smarter at conferences. Discover and connect with those other professionals that are most relevant to you and your business at this event.

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Uses intelligent search and leverages your existing professional profile to recommend the most suitable business people for you to meet.

 Works instantly once you select the IRDG Annual conference. fuseami automatically suggests a list of professionals in your field for you to meet and allows you to start networking straight away.

Relevance– what makes fuseami special is it’s custom relevance engine. This intelligently searches for areas of relevance across profiles.

Control - fuseami puts you in control of your networking activity. Only connect and communicate with those that you want to.

Before, during and after the event – with fuseami, you can start networking with other attendees before the conference even starts and continue networking after the event ends.

Essential Conference Info - As well as providing advanced networking, view essential conference information, such as agenda, speakers details, maps, etc.

Simply – download, login with your LinkedIn account, choose IRDG annual conference and start networking with other delegates.

About fuseami

fuseami is an Irish company, and a spinout from TSSG, the research and innovation unit based in Waterford. It originates from EU funded research and has been supported by Enterprise Ireland funding. The service has been used successfully at over 40 conferences since May 2015 including prestigious events such as the ICT2015 conference in Lisbon. Upcoming events such as IEEE Globecom2015 are scheduled to use the service to support networking at their event in San Diego in December.

fuseami has recently received funding from FI-C3, an EU accelerator to continue the development and rollout of the service.

For more information on fuseami visit: fuseami.com