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Shaping the HR & People Management Landscape – An Unfolding Future

05 April 2019

Whilst technology is impacting how we work on many levels, it is also opening up many new possibilities. So what does the future of work hold for us as individuals, for the environments in which we operate and work within and for how we make decisions?

This Conference and associated workshop will not only expand this conversation it will challenge your thinking and that of your business also.

Shannon Chamber is delighted to have secured the amazing ‘Sophie Hackford’ as our keynote speaker.  Sophie is a futurist and technologist and her work is incredibly captivating and mind blowing.  Sophie travels the world visiting inventors, makers, hackers and science and space communities.

Keynote Speaker – Sophie Hackford

Futurist Sophie Hackford will take us on an incredible whistle-stop tour of science and technology breakthroughs from around the world and give us an insight into the technologies that are shaping the future of our organisations and our people. She will be joined by a panel of guest speakers from a range of business sectors who will share their views on planning for a new, and in many ways, an unforeseen technologically-impacted future…in other words…this is a must-attend event for everyone in business, particularly for managers of people.


07.30am:   Registration and light refreshments

08.30am:   Mixing & Matching Ideas

                    FERGAL BROPHY, Entrepreneurial Specialist, UCD Innovation Academy

09.35am:   Best in class practices across organisations in preparing for the Workplaces of the Future

                    JOHN RYAN, CEO, Great Place to Work in Ireland

10.30am:    Coffee and Networking

11.00am:    The Changing and Challenging World of HR and its impact on recruitment, learning and development and, flexible


                   PANEL DISCUSSION

                   Gillian Power, HR Manager, Lufthansa Technik Turbine Shannon

                   Jemma Carty, HR Site Lead, DELL Technologies

                   Sarah McDonough, Director, Atomic DNA

                   Deirdre Bennett, Director of HR, Chanelle Group

11.45am:    The Endless Possibilities of Technological Progress Keynote Address by

                     SOPHIE HACKFORD, Futurist, Business Builder and Speaker

12.45pm:     Q&A

13.00pm:     Lunch & Networking

14.15pm:     Interactive workshop with Fergal Brophy ‘Design Thinking’

                       In a highly interactive afternoon workshop, conference delegates will hear how creativity and innovation, once

                       primarily associated with product development, must now be promoted by HR practitioners and business owners

                       as a cross-functional activity involving the use of novel techniques such as ‘Design Thinking’ within

                       companies. Fergal Brophy, Entrepreneurial Specialist at

                       UCD Innovation Academy and an authority on Design Thinking, will explain the concept, which consists of a

                       human-centred, solution-based design approach. 

16.30pm:    Closing remarks


Meet our Speakers and Panelists 2nd May

For ‘Early Bird’ pricing register before the 10th April.

Corporate tables of 6, 8 or 10 also available. 

For more information or to book a corporate table email lkizaite@shannonchamber.ie or call 061 360 611.


For more information click here.