Anton is long established on both radio and television and has proven himself to be a highly versatile broadcaster and, most importantly, a firm favourite with audiences across the country. His Savage Sunday show took that slot to its highest ever ratings with 110,000 listeners. Anton is Managing Director of The Communications Clinic, one of Ireland’s leading communications training and advisory companies which he co-founded in 2008.Show more
Alison is Stratigens CEO and Chief Believer - living the entrepreneur’s dream! Alison loves seeing businesses use our data and insight to validate strategic decisions; helping HR & Talent convince their leaders of the power of talent intelligence (turning them into Believers!). Alison has spent twenty plus years in the world of people and talent – from her first job in executive recruitment, to sales at monster.com and then into the world of talent research and intelligence, which was where she spotted the opportunity for Stratigens – to bridge the gap between strategy and execution with data, by putting access to the skills companies need at the heart of business decision making..
Alison enjoys leading the amazing Stratigens team who all have a passion to drive faster, smarter workforce planning and better decisions in our client base. The team all have curious minds and Alison loves the challenge that brings. Alison is in charge of bringing the team on the journey from start up to small business and now scaling, helping us to understand what's changing and what matters – and coupling this with the importance of remembering why we're doing this (the Belief thing just won't go away).
With over 16 years in executive level roles in the financial services industry, Barbara has a breadth of experience across operations, operational risk, internal audit and HR management. In her previous role as Head of People Experience at Irish Life Group, she was responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of exceptional talent strategies, people-practices and engagement initiatives, to support business objectives and enhance the Irish Life employee experience. Recently appointed Chief People Officer at Irish Life Group, she is deeply committed to fostering a supportive environment where people can bring their true and authentic self to work.
Barbara is an advocate for inclusion and is a member of the Irish Life DEI committee, which focuses on creating an accessible and inclusive employee experience for colleagues of all abilities. As a mother of three girls, she is passionate about making the world a more inclusive and accessible place for them to grow and thrive.
Professor Barry O'Sullivan is an award-winning academic working in the fields of artificial intelligence, constraint programming, operations research, AI/data ethics, and public policy. He contributes to several global Track II AI diplomacy efforts at the interface of military, defence, intelligence, and AI.
Professor O’Sullivan is a full professor at the School of Computer Science & IT at University College Cork and a member of its Governing Body. He is founding Director of the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics at UCC and Director of the SFI Centre for Research Training in AI. He is an Adjunct Professor at Monash University.
“For a small, open economy, the infrastructure to innovate will be as critical to our economy and society as roads, rail and school buildings. It is a must-do if Ireland wants to positively contribute to the next wave of global challenges and technological advancements.”
The Head of Education and Innovation Policy works with industry, Government and stakeholders to increase investment, investment and agility in Ireland’s education and innovation system, thus enhancing the talent pipeline and boosting Ireland’s capacity for innovation. BSc Food Business (UCC), Diploma in Management (DIT).
With Ibec since 2007, initially as Irish Dairy Industries Association Executive. Specialist in corporate communications, business representation, public and regulatory policy, strategy development, stakeholder engagement and project and event management.
David is a Global Talent Intelligence Lead at SAP and is responsible for oversight and delivery of SAP's global portfolio of data-driven external skills and location benchmarking, market and competitor intelligence, talent research and succession planning projects. He previously spent over a decade at talent intelligence provider, Armstrong Craven, in a range of leadership and consulting roles, including insight Director and Client Services Director. He supported a global client base across a wide range of sectors with business-critical, strategic talent requirements and has a strong track record in leading complex, large scale talent research and sourcing initiatives, both with and for, blue-chip enterprises.Show more
Dion is a senior executive with a strong history of leading HR transformation agendas while implementing new organisational capabilities, strategic technology programmes and cultural change initiatives. Possesses a proven track record of achieving significant top and bottom-line benefits for large, global, complex organisations. A global leader in HR Technology Platforms, Dion has haled key leadership roles in SAP and Oracle. He continues to champion innovation through technology, while keeping people at the heart of everything he does.Show more
Henrik is a professor of organizational behavior at INSEAD and a recognized expert on leadership, high-performance teams, and organizational change. He regularly works with companies and public-sector organizations embarking on large-scale transformations.
Professor Bresman’s research draws on data from multiple contexts, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, software development, healthcare, and government. His work has appeared in leading academic and practice journals, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, and Organization Science, as well as many media outlets, including the Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, the New York Times, Time, and the Wall Street Journal.
He is the co-author of X-Teams: How to Build Teams that Lead, Innovate, and Succeed (published by Harvard Business School Press in August 2023), which examines how teams at all levels can take on strategic leadership roles and change the direction of their organizations.
Professor Bresman’s teaching focuses on developing leaders for an exponentially changing world. He directs INSEAD’s flagship general management program for emerging leaders, the Management Acceleration Program, and the senior executive program, Leading for Results.
Before entering academia, Professor Bresman worked in several roles as a manager, management consultant, and entrepreneur. He co-founded a venture capital firm focused on early-stage technology businesses.
He is an experienced board member and a highly sought-after keynote speaker. Bresman holds a BS and an MS in economics from the Stockholm School of Economics and a PhD in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a Fulbright scholar.
Juliet's professional background is as an applied workplace psychologist with expertise in work, health, and productivity. Her research examines the design and development of psychologically safe and healthy workplaces through working systems, management and leadership practices, and organisational policies. In particular, she has expertise in the impact, management, and prevention of work-related stress through prevention-orientated strategies. Her current research examines the causal link workplace mental health and wellbeing practices and employee productivity.
Juliet has consulted on such issues for the UK government, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the United Nations, the World Health Organisation, the European Work Council, and the European Forum of Insurance against Accidents at Work and Occupational Diseases. Her research was used as campaign materials for the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work’s Healthy Workplace Campaign: “Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress” (2014-2015). She was awarded an early career achievement award in 2021 by the American Psychological Association, US National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, and Society for Occupational Health Psychology for my contributions to the understanding of the prevention of work-related stress.
“Being open to different approaches and ways of thinking is critical in employer relations as the pace of change in our workplaces accelerates driven by new technology, increasing diversity and globalisation.”
Executive Director, Employer Relations (2015 to date). With Ibec since 2000 in senior positions including Head of Industrial Relations and Human Resources Traded Services, and Director of the North East Region. A graduate of Trinity College, prior to joining Ibec, Maeve McElwee worked with the World Bank in Washington DC.
Meta McKinney is an agile and collaborative Talent Intelligence Leader with a passion for leveraging talent data to enable and accelerate enterprise growth and success. She is the Head of Global Talent Intelligence at NVIDIA where she serves as a trusted advisor to a diverse group of internal business leaders, identifying gaps, diagnosing needs, and translating data analytics into actionable talent strategies. Meta previously held Talent Intelligence leadership roles at Allstate and Stryker.
Peter brings the latest insights and research from across the world of work, technology, diversity and talent and does this in an entertaining, exciting and passionate manner. His messages are delivered through memorable stories and experiences which leave the audience excited, inspired and informed.Show more
Sandra is CEO and founder of inclusio. Sandra's career spanned 20 years in the global telecoms industry and five years at Dublin City University where she established the DCU Centre of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion. Sandra is an Organisational Psychologist and NLP Master Practitioner. Over 17 years she has championed and driven diversity and inclusion practice across industry and is considered a leading expert. In 2014, she was involved in establishing the EU Diversity Charter Ireland. In 2020 Sandra was a member of the Expert Advisory Group for Ireland’s Citizens Assembly on Gender Equality and is on the Leadership Council for An Garda Síochána (Ireland's Police Force).
In 2020, inclusio spun-out of Dublin City University. The inclusio platform delivers a solution to address some of the most pressing challenges facing global employers today. Combining technology, psychology and artificial intelligence (AI), inclusio delivers a scientific, independent ‘Nudge’ platform that empowers leaders to measure, track and action DEI in an authentic way; through the voice of their people. The platform empowers leaders with the data they need to chart their progress on DEI efforts, measure ROI and benchmark in their sector, locally and globally.
In 2022, inclusio won the Altice International Innovation Awards, and most recently, the D&I Business & Finance ESG Awards (2023). inclusio is listed on the BOI Think Business, Top100 Startups to watch in 2023.
Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority in people analytics, talent management, leadership development, and the Human-AI interface.
He is the Chief Innovation Officer at ManpowerGroup, co-founder of Deeper Signals and Metaprofiling, and Professor of Business Psychology at both University College London, and Columbia University.
He has previously held academic positions at New York University and the London School of Economics, and lectured at Harvard Business School, Stanford Business School, London Business School, Johns Hopkins, IMD, and INSEAD, as well as being the CEO at Hogan Assessment Systems.
He is the author of 11 books and over 400 academic and business articles, including regular features for Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, the Guardian, Forbes, and Business Insider. His latest books are: Why so many incompetent men become leaders (and how to fix it), and I, Human: AI, Automation, and the Quest to Reclaim What Makes Us Unique.
Vanessa is founder of abodoo, a global skills technology company from a European Village transforming future learning and lives. abodoo provides governments, educational institutions and organisations the skills passports with integrated recommended learning, inclusive matching and geo skills mapping. The skills platform with actionable insights is bridging the digital divide, empowering individual lifelong learning paths and ensuring greater inclusivity for the future of work and learning. Abodoo’s 2030 Mission is to achieve 100 Skills Passports with integrated education by 2030 and ensuring the democratisation of access to learning for the under-represented which include refugees, rural dwellers, youth, people with disabilities, people not ready to retire and so on.
Vanessa works with the European Commission, EIT Digital and Digital Europe and is an Ambassador for European Year of Skills 2023. She has over twenty years experience working with leading Fortune 1000 companies and high growth startups focused on skills, talent and remote working. Vanessa is co-author of Your Company with No Walls and Steering Committee member of Digital Future of Europe. Vanessa and her team are passionate about using seismic shifts in how we learn and map skills to support regional development, diversity and sustainability. A Top 100 All Ireland Female Entrepreneur and Top 30 Women in Tech. She is now based with her family in the South East of Ireland.