Programme //


Chairman’s welcome and introduction

Bill McCluggage, Managing Director
Laganview Associates


Transforming the future of digital public services

Barry Lowry, Government CIO
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Accelerating the delivery of healthcare through technology during the pandemic

Gar MacCriosta, Product Manager
Health Service Executive

Transforming public services through technology

Mark Finlay, Head of Public Sector, Ireland

Working smarter: Big Data for local government

Dr Beatrice Heneghan, Head of Information Systems and Innovation
Mayo County Council

Designing public services for the digital age

Eddie Copeland, Director
London Office of Technology and Innovation

Question and answer session / Panel discussion


Morning break


An Post: Delivering successfully in a digital world

Maureen O’Rourke, Head of Digital Transformation Programme
An Post

Digital to drive innovation in the tourism sector

Dave Vincent, Chief Digital Officer
Tourism NI

Responding to the pandemic: Digital innovation to transform the delivery of services

Daragh O’Connor, Principal Officer
Department of Social Protection

Improving access to public services: Delivering better services for citizens

Dónal Rice, Centre for Excellence in Universal Design
National Disability Authority

Question and answer session / Panel discussion


Lunch break


Resilient organisations: Delivering online education services

Kerrie Power, CEO

Going digital: Collaboration as part of the Covid-19 response

Colin Bray, Chief Executive
Ordnance Survey Ireland

The Digital University: A new way of working

Phillip Fischer, Chief Information Officer

The digital transformation programme to modernise State Savings

Murray McCarter, Head of Retail

Question and answer session / Panel discussion


Comfort break


The potential of AI and machine learning for the public sector

Edward McDonnell, Centre Director

Cyber security in the health sector: balancing security with increasing digital access

David Wall, Director of ICT
Tallaght University Hospital

Strengthening Ireland’s cyber security ecosystem

Dr Eoin Byrne, Cluster Manager
Cyber Ireland

Question and answer session / Panel discussion


Chairman’s summary followed by conference close