UNLEASHING THE POWER OF INNOVATION

IRDG ANNUAL CONFERENCE

2016

27TH OCTOBER - THE HELIX, DCU, DUBLIN

“All organisations need one core competency: innovation.” – Peter Drucker

Driving innovation is a key job for top management, the CEO and the C-Suite.

The ability to innovate and thereby sustainably create value for the business is becoming the defining competitive advantage for companies which want to thrive in a globalized economy.

The days when innovation was the preserve of R&D have gone. Successful companies recognise that innovation is a mainstream process, which brings together frontline teams, customers and a range of different partners from beyond the organisation. At the heart of these developments is the realisation that how you innovate determines what innovations you deliver.

Dealing with this ‘how’ question is one of the biggest challenges companies face.

  • How to create a culture and environment of intrapreneurship?
  • How to welcome creativity and allow room for experimentation and learning from failure?
  • How to develop a willingness towards open innovation and collaborate?
  • How to be ready to challenge the accepted business norms and facilitate some chaos?

These are just some elements of a culture that supports and embraces innovation, a culture which by necessity starts at the top.

This year’s IRDG Annual Conference will expose you to current best practice from international innovation experts as well as other businesses who are successfully addressing these challenges so that you too can really ‘Unleash the Power of Innovation’ in your organisation.

This day will be full of inspiration and ideas you can apply to your business. It will be extremely valuable for CEOs, Executives and Leaders in all functions who are responsible for Business Growth, Innovation, Culture and People.

Remember, the future belongs to those who challenge the present!

WHO IS SPEAKING?

PAUL MULVANEY

Executive Director Innovation at ESB

JOHN HALLIGAN T.D.

Minister for Training, Skills and Innovation

ELAINE BROMELL

Innovation Programme Manager at Virgin Media

DARRELL MANN

CEO & Technical Director at Systematic Innovation

DR. MARC SNIUKAS

Global Expert on Strategic Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship

ALDAGH MCDONOGH

Transformation Director at Morgan McKinley

TIMMY O’DWYER

Vice President, Global Parts Operations & Limerick Site Leader at Dell EMC

ROEL DE VRIES

Innovation Program Manager at Liberty Global

WENDY HAMILTON

Chief Operations Officer at Netwatch System

PAUL MCNEIVE

Motivational Speaker

CHRIS FELL

R&D Director at InnaLabs®

JOHN SAVAGE

Technical Director and Co-Founder at Action Point Technology Group

DR. JOHN MCKEON

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Allergy Standards Ltd

THEA MURPHY

Managing Director at Silver Pail Dairy

GILLIAN BARRY

Enterprise Development Manager at LIT

RICHARD STOKES

Director of Innovation at DCU

DAMIAN CURTIN

Neurotechnology leader at Stryker

VENUE – THE HELIX

The Helix, well known venue for ‘The Voice of Ireland’, becomes host to ‘IRDG – The Voice of Business Innovation’ for our biggest gathering of 2016

LOCATION

Dublin City University (DCU) Campus,
Collins Avenue, Dublin 9, Ireland

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PARKING

Fully secure multi-story car park conveniently located directly opposite the main building – flat fee of €4 per day

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Short drive from Dublin city centre, Dublin airport, and the M50 (Ballymun Exit) and M1 motorways. The campus is bordered by Ballymun Road and Collins Avenue.

BOOK YOUR PLACE

€150
IRDG MEMBERS
  • Employees of IRDG member companies only.
€350
NON MEMBERS
  • All interested parties other than employees of IRDG Member Companies.