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WHAT IS DIGITAL DNA?

Engage. Inspire. Grow.

Over two days, Digital DNA – the most valuable & energetic, business & technology event in Ireland – will allow you to engage with 3,000 delegates from across a wide range of industries.

Let over 150 of our speakers inspire you with their eclectic knowledge across our eight key themes: Marketing, Data, Security, FinTech, DevOps, Innovation, Tech for Good and Startups.

Grow, professionally and personally, by learning more about the innovative technology products and services offered by over 100 exhibitors.

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

NOGA TAL

Head of Global Strategic Initiatives for Startups | Microsoft
NOGA TAL

Head of Global Strategic Initiatives for Startups | Microsoft

Noga Tal is Head of Global Strategic Initiatives at Microsoft for Startups. In her role she’s focused on building and managing some of the company’s newest global startup engagement programs and partnerships, including its focus on female founders and innovation partnerships. In previous roles, she led different areas of Microsoft’s startup cloud adoption strategy and execution world-wide. Noga is also an advisor and mentor to several Seed stage startups in Tel Aviv. Prior to her work at Microsoft, Noga held various business, product and marketing management roles in the consumer space and in the non-profit industry.

AOIFE CAULFIELD

Emerging Client Solutions UK & Continental Europe at Twitter
AOIFE CAULFIELD

Emerging Client Solutions UK & Continental Europe at Twitter

Advertising Sales Professional with experience across media platforms. Passion fordiversity. Founder of EMEA's Twitter Women resource group. Volunteer with Connecting Women inTechnology, I Wish & Smart Futures.

JOANNA JARJUE

Top 5 Candidate - BBC's The Apprentice 2017
JOANNA JARJUE

Top 5 Candidate - BBC's The Apprentice 2017

Joanna Jarjue was a Final 5 Candidate on BBC’s The Apprentice, leaving the programme with the best statistical record of series 13 with 8 out of 10 task wins and the only candidate with two wins as project manager. A Digital Marketer by trade, Joanna graduated with a Politics degree then started her career working on behalf of Google supporting and consulting Digital Agencies on their business growth. Post The Apprentice, Joanna is a fashion Entrepreneur at heart and is now building a modern women’s workwear brand which hopes to support females in poverty globally.

Rioch Edwards-Brown

RIOCH EDWARDS-BROWN

Founder | So You Wanna Be In TV?
Rioch Edwards-Brown
RIOCH EDWARDS-BROWN

Founder | So You Wanna Be In TV?

Rioch Edwards-Brown is the Founder of So You Wanna Be In TV? a grass roots social enterprise set up after her son was shot and stabbed while in school and addresses the skills gap and lack of diversity in TV. Rioch has diversified in a range of sectors including tech, So You Wanna Be In Tech? was launched in 2016. Sponsors include, The Guardian, Tech London Advocates, Procurious, Sony Pictures Television, BT Sport, ITV and MIPCOM. Rioch has extensive experience engaging diverse Gen Y & Gen Z talent, future proofing FTSE100 and Fortune500 brands

NAOMI TIMPERLEY

Director | Tech North Advocates
NAOMI TIMPERLEY

Director | Tech North Advocates

Proud to be one of five in the Computer Weekly Most Influential Women in UK IT 2017: Rising Stars. I am an experienced partnerships and engagement consultant with established relationships across the UK - especially in the tech and digital sector. I am a self-starter with great project-management skills and an ability to leverage existing connections to finalise projects and deliver. Honorary Industry Fellow at the University of Salford Business School.

SARAH HOOPER

CRM Director | Edit
SARAH HOOPER

CRM Director | Edit

Sarah’s role at Edit is that of ‘thought integrator’, ensuring that humanising CRM permeates throughout the agency.

Having started her own marketing company at the age of just 27, Sarah has worked for several large organisations including Barclaycard Europe where she developed successful mobile, app and digital TV solutions as Head of Content and Engagement Communications. She has a passion for the new – ideas, processes and thinking – and applying it to clients’ challenges and opportunities whilst also ensuring that rigorous best practice underlies every approach. 

LEO JOHNSON

Partner & Disruption Lead | PwC
LEO JOHNSON

Partner & Disruption Lead | PwC

Leo Johnson leads PwC’s Disruption practice and co-presents the Radio 4 series “FutureProofing”. Leo explores the cutting edge in exponential technology, probing game changers both short term and long, from autonomous transport and payment by data to radical life extension, quantum computing, and the RFID chipped workforce. Leo aims to demystify what in the world of exponential technologies is real, what is hype, and what will have long-term impact on business. Formerly at the World Bank, Leo is the co-Founder of the advisory firm Sustainable Finance, now part of the PwC group. He is the co-author

Mike Barrett UnoSquare

MIKE BARRETT

Founder & CEO | Unosquare
Mike Barrett UnoSquare
MIKE BARRETT

Founder & CEO | Unosquare

Mike Barrett is the Co-Founder and CEO of Unosquare LLC, providing healthcare and financial services clients with IT consulting and software engineering services from offices in the USA, Mexico and Belfast, UK. Mike has over 30 years sales and marketing experience with 12 years in tech leadership roles working with offshore and nearshore companies. Follow on twitter: @mikebarrett10 or @unosquare

QUINN BUCHANAN

VP of Strategic Development | Leviathan Games
QUINN BUCHANAN

VP of Strategic Development | Leviathan Games

Quinn Buchanan's professional experience has never been dull. From bringing Baywatch to Asia to working on the original Grand Theft Auto, to revolutionizing the cultural training of the U.S. military, Quinn's career has been dedicated to the creation, management, and distribution of the some of the most compelling content on the planet.
Founder of TMQ and pioneer in the use of gamification, Buchanan's award winning engine powers over 80 simulations and serious games in use globally.

Buchanan's development philosophy is based on the concept that we build experience by

CIARAN QUILTY

VP of Facebook Small & Medium Business Division
CIARAN QUILTY

VP of Facebook Small & Medium Business Division

Ciaran Quilty is Vice President of Facebook’s Small & Medium Business division across Europe, Middle East and Africa. He has responsibility in this region for driving advertising sales and service for millions of businesses who use Facebook’s family of apps and services to connect with their communities.

He has significant expertise in the global technology sector, with over 17 years’ experience. Ciaran joined Facebook in 2010 and held several roles in its advertising business before becoming Regional Sales Director for Gaming & Central and Eastern Europe. He previously worked

HENRY HELGESON

CEO & Founder | Cayan™
HENRY HELGESON

CEO & Founder | Cayan™

As CEO and Founder of Cayan™, Henry Helgeson is responsible for driving the future vision of the company, ensuring that Cayan remains at the forefront of payments innovation.

After attending Marist College, Henry worked as an independent contractor selling terminals and printers to small businesses. Intrigued by the payments industry and determined to find a lower cost solution for small businesses, Henry launched Merchant Warehouse (now Cayan) in 1998, the first company to provide easily accessible and affordable credit card processing services and equipment. As customer needs evolved and new partnership opportunities arose, Henry expanded the company's focus. He led the launch

KIERAN FLANAGAN

VP of Marketing | Hubspot
KIERAN FLANAGAN

VP of Marketing | Hubspot

Kieran Flanagan has a proven track record in helping SaaS businesses, from start-ups to enterprise-level grow their traffic, users and revenue. He is a thought leader on growth marketing and speaks at events across the globe on the topic. Kieran is currently a VP of Marketing at HubSpot, responsible for leading the marketing efforts for sales products, free tools, and the growth team.

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PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

 
PWC
 

Strategic Partners

 
Allstate NI
Danske Bank
Convergys
Kainos
Open University
 

Supported By

 
Belfast City Council
Invest NI
ESIR
MCS Group
Neueda
Virgin Media
Techies in Residence
Nespresso
Lexus
Innova8
Dawson Andrews
 

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