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TechConnect Live is Ireland’s largest annual business and technology exhibition for Micro, SME and Enterprise level companies. The event, which is supported by Ibec and the Small Firms Association (SFA) creates a marketplace for a wide range of SMEs experiencing rapid growth. It’s estimated that SME’s account for 99.8 percent of all active businesses here in Ireland.

Over 5,000 business owners, key decision-makers, entrepreneurs, owners and managers from all across Ireland will gather to network, learn and do business. Latest figures show SME’s are crucial to the private sector, providing employment for around 70 percent of Irish people.

This free to attend event gives you access to all the key suppliers, support organisations and partners you need to increase your profitability and drive your company forward. The glittering line up of speakers includes the best of Irish and international business. Be inspired as you learn from the country’s most successful business people and develop valuable skills to transform your business in our interactive workshops.

300 exhibitors, 150 speakers and 50 supporting associations are set to take part with a focus on nurturing upcoming SME talent and growing business online.

If you’re thinking of starting or expanding your business or you are already on your way to making your first million you will gain a better understanding of the key issues facing us at this time.

Register today for free at


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HealthTech Connect  |  Startup Connect  |  Cleantech Connect  |  Investor Connect  |  Data Connect |  Hiscox GDPR 

Disrupt Connect  |  Enterprise Connect  |  Game Connect  |  Content Connect  |  Cloud Connect  |  Arkphire Mobile Technology  

Factorytech Connect  |  IOT Connect  |  Sportstech Connect  |  Marketing Connect  |  Careers Connect  |  Web Connect 

Energia Grow SME |  Sungard IT Data


We look forward to seeing you on the 30th May 2019 for the Tech Event of the Year.
To be considered for a speaking spot or to exhibit at Tech Connect Live please email us to discuss.

Previous Event Speakers

Gerard Tannam

Islandbridge Brand Development

Niamh Bushnell

CEO and Founder, TechIreland

Fergal Nestor

Commercial Director at Just Eat Ireland

Adam Grennan

Systems Engineering Director, UK & Ireland at Cisco

Ciaran Quilty

Vice President of Facebook’s Small & Medium Business division across Europe, Middle East and Africa

Simon Palmer

Head of Marketing and Communications. Desk jockey at and disc jockey on RTE Pulse at RTE Pulse

Claire Penny

Global Industry Leader - Watson IOT for Buildings

Jessica Kelly

Presenter, Tech Talk at Newstalk 106-108 FM

John McKiernan

Head of External Collaboration at ESB

Jason Burns

GDPR lead/Analytics Architect for IBM Ireland

Colm Lyon


Dermot Casey

Venture Leader ,NDRC

Dr. Csaba Kiss Kalló

Head of Connectivity, Mobility and Security Portfolio at Vodafone

Garry Connolly

Founder/President Host in Ireland Co-chair of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Awareness Coalition

Vanessa Tierney

Co-Founder, Abodoo

Bobby Kerr

Entrepreneur, Broadcaster, former Chairman of Insomnia Coffee Chain

Ken Finnegan

Director of Technology and Innovation, Harbour Innovation Campus

Terry Halpin

Solutions Consultant,Vodafone

Howard Roberts

Technical Director at Arkphire

Ronan Whelan

Commercial Director ,SIRO

David Campbell

eCommerce Manager at Retail Excellence

John Byrne

CEO, Corlytics

Joe Keating

Cheif Data Officer, Glantus

Joe Healy

Manager of High Potential Start-up Division

Karl Deeter

Head of client advice at

Lucinda Kelly

CEO - Popertee

Jane Pearce

Managing Director ,Vistra

David Fitzgerald

Chief Executive Officer at Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI)

Shirley Finnerty

Windows and Devices Business Group Lead in Microsoft Ireland.

Bernard Chanliau

Executive Leadership and Team Coach

Andrew Parle

Digital Marketing Executive, Irish Red Cross

Hugh Jones

Co-founder, Sytorus Ltd

Samantha Magee

Founder and Chief Learning Officer Symposium Learning

Brendan Guildea

BL, Barrister

Cilian Fennell

Director, Stillwater Communications, Ireland

Jan Richards

Head of Insights & Planning, DAA

George Harold

CEO & co-founder, Integrated Facilities Solutions

Chris Donnelly

IT Director , BWG Foods

Jennifer Brennan

Associate Director, Next Generation and Dublin Ireland

Ross O’Mullane

Marketing Manager at Energia

Rigel Di Scala

Digital Architect, Wipro Digital, Ireland

Robert Farrell

Digital Marketing Program Director, The Further Learning Group

Dermot Walsh

VP Sales & Marketing, Each&Other

Daragh O’Byrne

Vice President Marketing at Nucleus Software

Naomh McElhatton

Director of Digital Education, SMART NI

Niall Shanley

In-House Counsel - Telefónica Open Future_ (UK) & Wayra UK Limited

Rohit Thakral

CEO Target Integration

Hillary Lemass

Data Privacy Manager Genomics Medicine Ireland

Cristiane Pitzer

Agile Coach ,PaddyPower Betfair

Niall Brady

Senior Research Engineer - Cognitive Buildings/IoT Energy Analytics - IBM

Ken O’Connor

VP Marketing DAMA Ireland ,Data Supply Chain Management Consultant

Philip Kinlen

AIB Research & Innovation Innovation Hub, Bankcentre

Ian Lucey

CEO of Lucey Fund

Liam Lynch

Cyber Security Evangelist, L2 Cyber Security Solutions, Ireland

David Doyle

Managing Director,

Jennifer Appleton

Operations Director - ISO

Hugh Kelly

CEO, Associated Marketing

Pat Larkin

CEO Ward Solutions

Dania Rifaat

Technology, Media and Cyber Claims Manager- Hiscox Insurance

Rachel Gallagher

Manager in Data Privacy Services, Deloitte Ireland

Paula Corcoran

Product Manager - IoT & Mobility Solutions, Vodafone Ireland

Jason Cooper

Advanced Mind & Business Coach

John Burns

CEO, Fariones Cloud Services Limited

Randall Glick

Digital Marketing Curriculum Lead, Digital Skills Academy

Connor Cantwell

Partner at COSIMO Ventures

Brian Downes

Facilitator, Coach, Consultant, Speaker, Leading For Performance

Eoin Lambkin

Founder/Director, Circular Data Solutions

Pascal Derrien

CEO, Talent Cloud Media (TCM)

Goran Peuc

Director UX Design

Dr. Nikos Minas

Technologist | Patent Attorney | IP strategist

Benjamin J. Boyle

CEO, Caipiteal

Niamh Guckian

Director, GO Motion Academy

Aileen Hughes

-Internal Control analyst ,ESB

Andrea Linehan

Commercial Director , GRID Finance

Krithika Ramanaryan

Data & Insights Manager at Davy

Alan Costello

Venture Investment Leader, NDRC

Jack Murray

Author, All Good Tales

Cian McDonagh

Digital Marketing Manager at Three Ireland

Ken Nugent

RTÉ Group Client Sales Manager

Brendan Dowling

Founder & CEO, Consumer Data Protection

Gavin Duff

Head of Digital Performance, Friday – Digital Agency

Emma Boylan

MD, Outside the Box

David Cashman

Commercial Director at Zevas Communications

Mario Gheghici

CEO, Federation of Marketing

Jamie McCormick

Founder, Bitcoin Marketing Team

Ivana Bartoletti

Head of Privacy and Data Protection, Gemserv

Éadaoin Curtin

Personal Branding Photographer

Diarmaid Mac Mathúna

Director - Agency, indiepics

Sara White

Brand Architect & Client Liaison, Right Track Creative

Angela Kelleher

Service Designer, Service rePublic Team

Conor Ahern

Divisional manager, Service rePublic Team

Peter Turley

Profit Builder, Speaker, Thought Leader, SALEStalk

Courtney Brennan

M&A Investment Banking Analyst, Canaccord Genuity London

Shane O’Connor

Technology Risk Manager, Susqhuehanna

Cillian Fennel

Director Still Water Communication

Dr. Amelia Kelly

Director of Speech Technology, Soapbox Labs

Dara Keogh

CEO, GeoDirectory

Anil Nayak

Principal Consultant - Blockchain Wipro

Bruno Diniz

CTO ,Incube

Aisling Nagle

Digital Marketing Consultant, Tailor Made Marketing

Colm Moynihan

Partner Presales Manager EMEA, Cloudera Inc, Ireland

Claire Sinnott

Fundraising and Communications Officer, Matt Talbot Community Trust

Anthony Day

COO of the Deloitte EMEA Blockchain lab

Sharon O’ Reilly

IT-GRC Consultant at IT Governance Europe

Iliyana Stareva

Global Partner Program Manager at HubSpot & Author of Inbound PR

Kevin O’Donnell

Director of Product, Nitro

Lisa White

Founder at

Bernard Chanliau

Executive Leadership and Team Coach

Nicky Deasy

CEO at Alta Corporate Finance; Director Of Operations at The Yield Lab

Alan Duncan

Partner, Panther Communications

Kevin Kiley

Vice President of Sales & Partnership at OneTrust

Erik O’Donovan

Head of digital economy policy,IBEC

Chris Ducker

Senior Director - Global Proposition Strategy ,Sungard Availability Services

Om Tandon

User Experience Director, DIGIT Games Studio, Dublin, Ireland

Donna Creaven

Head of Governance, Risk & Compliance, Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI), Ireland

Liam Chambers

Strategy Manager at IBM Research

Johannes Ahlmann

Chief Technology Officer ,

Eamonn Roarke

- International Speaker on IoT / M2M Control & Monitoring Systems, DeviceSmart IoT

Gordon O’Neill


Kieran McCorry

National Technology Officer, Microsoft in Ireland

Paddy Conlon

Executive Director, CBRE

James Corbett

Managing Director, Simvirtua Ltd

Jack Nagle

IT Security and Business Development Professional

Marc O’Regan

Technologist & CTO, Dell EMC Ireland

David McAuley

Founder, Bitpower

Diane Hodnett

CEO, Board Director and Entrepreneur, Advisory council member Host in Ireland

Francis O’Haire

Group Technology Director Data Solutions

John Madigan

Head of Marketing and Research,SBCI

Aidan Magner

Managing Director, Simple Supply Solutions Ltd.

James Borley

Director of Assurance FSCOM

Pedro Martins

Information Security Consultant ,EMEA -LogMeIn

Dr. James Crawford

Director & Technical Expert, SAP IoT Accelerator

Eoin Christian

Managing Director, GRENKE

Ivan Kelly

Innovation Program Manager

Richard Phelan

Managing Director of Dynamic Events

Eddy O’Shaughnessy

Chairman of Charleville Community Sports Complex

Stephen Cairns

Founder Innov8 Office Interiors

Ronan Leenane

Founder ,We Can You Money

Orla Rafferty FCIPD

CEO at RaffertyHR

Scott McConnell

Sales Director - Equinix

Eoin Corry

Business Development Manager, Temple Street Foundation

Valerie Walsh

Vice President, Digital Realty

Tanya Duncan

Managing Director, Interxion

Davide Dattoli –

Co-Founder and CEO of Talent Garden

Felipe Lodi

Partner, WorkFlow ICT

Brian Hickey

Software Engineering Manager, EnerNOC

Mark Bannon


Anne Quinn

CIPP-E ,Associate - Clearstream Solutions

David McConnell

Chief Technical Evangelist, Inpute Technologies

Barbara Skerritt,

Director, Product Innovation at ICON Clinical Research

Edel Kennedy

Head of Marketing, URBANVOLT

Conor Kavanagh

Journalist and former RTE Radio Producer

Paul Dunne

Head of Sales & Partner Channels ,Elavon

Sinead Peris

Project Manager in Business Change, Ervia

Ronan Fitzpatrick

Director of Digital, PCW

Aidan Healy

Head of Learning and Development, UnPlug

Roy Wilson

Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft

Aoife Murphy

Major Accounts Director, Vistatec & Managing Director, Think Global Forum Europe

Jeff Moran

European Skills Leader & Training Specialist, IBM Digital Business Group

Andrew Saul

Partner Account Manager -Asavie , Ireland

Tim Hennessy

Dascoin /Netleaders

Niall Bodkin

CEO of and Founder and Chairman of eCommerce Association of Ireland

Eoin Johnston

Chief Technical Architect at Arkphire

Brian Crooke

Founder and CEO, Office Worker Health

Patrick Haughey

MD, Haughey Media

Lesley Tully

Head of Design Thinking , Bank of Ireland

Dermot Daly

CEO & Founder, Tapadoo

Ronan Gray

Senior Vice President - Advisory Services at NashTech

Mark Harris

Head of Technology Sector in Business Banking AIB

Clyde Genie

Brand & Digital Consultant, Bradley Brand & Design

Andrew Bradley

Director, Bradley Brand & Design

Geraldine Moloney

SME Customer Manager, Electric Ireland

Andrew Dobbin

The Business Mindset

John O Connor

CEO, The Hatch Lab

Marie Wallace

Analytics Strategist, IBM

Simon Shaw

Security Architect, Hannah C.S Ltd

Alec Drew

The Business Expert

Karl Lumsden

Agency Lead, Google Ireland Marketing Solutions

Fergus Innes


Cathy McGovern

Founder & Director, Inspiration

Dr Richard Lee Kin

Specialist Periodontist & Founder, Mint Clinic

Peter Jones –

Security Specialist at Cisco

Ciaran Walsh –

Founder, Dog Internet of Things

Cihan Baykal –

Life and Executive Coach, Business Mentor, Baykal Coaching

Dr. John Ghent

CEO, Sytorus

Sasha Kinch –

Builder, (by Independent News & Media), Ireland

Dr Léon McCarthy –

Second-Screen Design at The Factory of Thought / University of Limerick

Lorraine Larkin –

Digital Marketing Manager, Christmas FM

Jill McGrath –

CEO, TAM Ireland (Television Audience Measurement)

Anja Basaric –

Digital Marketing Specialist at Evros Technology Group

Bairbre Brennan –

Lecturer, School of Business, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Ireland

Peter Berends –

User Experience Curriculum & Team Mentor, Digital Skills Academy

Rosemary Lafferty –

Owner, Yellow Ruler Marketing

Marc O’Dwyer –

CEO, Big Red Cloud

Cormac Martin –

Occupational Psychologist & Regional Operations Lead, cut-e Ireland

Joseph Dalton –

Founder, Breakthrough Brands

Laura Tato Garcia –

Digital Project Manager, Scope&Go

Eloise McNamee –

Marketing Lead, Fine Grain Property

David Hanlon –

Team Lead, Change Management, Revenue

Martin McFadden –

Manager ; Accounting & Finance, Quest Recruitment

Oli Cavanagh –

Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Flender Peer-to-Peer Finance

John Whelan –

ICT Commercialisation Manager at Trinity College

Martin Meier –

UX / UI Designer, Future Finance

Stan Nazarenko –

CEO at Piprate, Ireland

Paul Griffin –

Director, First Compliance Limited

Grainne O’ Keeffe

Head of Innovation, Spearline Risk & Compliance

William McLoughlin –

Barrister & Senior Consultant, Argent Business Consultants

Rowena McCormack –

Partner, DAC Beachcroft Dublin

Gerry Morley –

Director at Tech Guard

Nigel Tozer –

Solutions Marketing Director EMEA, Commvault

Stephen Ralph –

Product Manager, Zarion Software

Sergey Sobolev –

Change agent, Mind Digger Ltd, Ireland.

Ricardo Farinha –

Product Owner, Ocuco Limited

Philip Bourke –

Lecturer in Computer Games Development, Institute of Technology Carlow

Anna Browne –

Commercial Director, Dataconversion, Ireland

Dimitry Kirejenkov –

Software Developer and Cloud Architect, Apptentic

David Bristol –

Business Consultant, Avocor

Florentin Miron –

Manager & EMEA Software Support, Citrix Systems Ireland Ltd

Coral Movasseli

Managing Director, Girls in Tech Dublin


Register for Free Pass

Free Startup Elevator Pitches

We believe in helping startups. Firstly our event is free to attend. Secondly we are running completely free elevator pitches all day where a startup gets to get up on stage at one of the 20 conferences and make a pitch about their business. The best pitches of the day will then get to pitch on the main stage with the winner benefiting from yearlong front page exposure on our website and national and international press coverage.
To be considered for one of these completely free elevator pitches, email us at with some details about your company, products, your target sector and what you are hoping to achieve at the event in terms of raising investment, meeting clients etc. We just need a few lines initially. We will be then in touch.



Exhibiting allows you to have a visible presence so that clients and funders can easily find you and talk to you about your technology or  funding requirements. Over 3000 of the leading funders, technology companies and  largest corporate purchasers of technology will be attending the attending the event.Take that next step in getting funded and winning market share.

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Floor Plan


TechConnect Live is being held in the RDS main hall on May 30th. The day starts at 9am and runs to 5pm. Registration is open at 8am and is open all day.
The event is also being collocated with the following events. They all share a large hall and delegates are free to move between them.

Tech Connect Live
The National Sales and Marketing Summit
Grow Your Business Online Expo
IT, Software, Data Summit
Grow SME
The CXO Summit
The Office Expo
The Mobile Tech Summit
The IOT and Industry 4.0 Expo
The Blockchain Summit
The GDPR Summit
The National Finance Summit

As there is very good synergy between the events, we have included all the agendas below.  Delegates are free to move between events. You simply click on the links to view. You can also print it out.

Main Stage

Main Stage: Tech Connect Live
Main Stage: The National Sales and Marketing Summit
Main Stage: Grow Your Business Online Expo
Main Stage: IT, Software, Data Summit
Main Stage: Grow SME
Main Stage: The CXO Summit
Main Stage: The Office Expo
Main Stage: The Mobile Tech Summit
Main Stage: The IOT and Industry 4.0 Expo
Main Stage: The Blockchain Summit
Main Stage: The GDPR Summit
Main Stage: The National Finance Summit
Main Stage: Data Centres


Content Creation, SEO, Social Media & Media
Digital Marketing
Sales & Marketing Skills, Training and Professional Development
Branding & Design
Jobs, Careers and Human Capital Management
Finance & Funding
Startups/Scaling a Business
Data Protection, Data Management, GDPR & Cyber Security
Artificial Intelligence
DevOps, Agile, Software Design
AR and VR
Analytics ,Cloud, Data & IT
Digital Transformation
Research, Innovation, Technology and Business Transformation

DUBLIN, IRELAND – Wayra UK, part of Telefónica Open Future, is offering Irish start-ups a potentially-life-changing opportunity at this year’s TechConnect Live, taking place on 30 May in the RDS, Dublin.

Six start-ups selected by Wayra UK will pitch their companies at TechConnect Live, with the winners receiving prizes that could open up access for the companies to Wayra and Telefónica’s vast network of investors, coaches, mentors and customers.

Registration is now closed

Wayra Start Up Competition - Register Here


The Venue

RDS (The Royal Dublin Society)
Merrion Road
Dublin 4

The RDS is Irelands largest event venue and is ideally located in Dublin . It is an easy walk from the city centre is well connected by road and public transport. Numerous hotels are within easy reach.

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