One Day Event On Artificial Intelligence and how this transformative technology is going to change everything


Listen to a diverse number of speakers on AI across a number of industry sectors and topics

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As a disruptive technology Artificial Intelligence (AI) is set to transform our lives as individuals, workers and how we operate as a society.

A recent OECD survey predicted that 14% of jobs across 32 of the world’s richest economies involving an estimated 66 million jobs were at high risk over the next 20 years.

While there is little doubt AI will change work practices, it is not all doom and gloom. According to PWC, AI will boost Ireland’s GDP in 2030 by 11.6% or €48 billion; this presents a substantial commercial and economic opportunity (PWC 2017 report).

Leveraging the opportunities AI brings will be discussed in a one day conference in GMIT Mayo Campus hosted by GMIT iHubs in association with Digital Marketing in Mayo and the Local Enterprise Office, Mayo.

This event is FREE and open to everyone.

Listen to AI experts to:

  • Get an understanding of this transformative technology and how it applies to your business
  • Gain insights on practical applications, case studies and business opportunities
  • Observe AI demonstrations in real time
  • Learn about courses in Digital Technology and Life Long Learning available at GMIT
  • Network and connect with key experts / opinion formers and AI businesses attending the event


Listen to a diverse number of speakers on AI across a number of industry sectors and topics
Victor del Rosal

Victor del Rosal

AI Specialist

Victor del Rosal, M.Sc., is author of the book Disruption: Emerging Technologies and the
Future of Work, used as textbook in universities in Ireland, Switzerland and
the US. Lecturer of Emerging Technologies and Innovation at the Cloud Competency Centre

Andreea Wade

Andreea Wade

CEO and co-founder of Opening.io

Opening.io is a cognitive engine that provides matching, predicting, recommending and intelligent search technologies for the the HR and Recruitment space. Andreea has a background in programming, journalism, product management, business development and entrepreneurship.

Andreea is also a startup mentor, having mentored in all the major incubators and accelerators in Dublin but also London, Tel Aviv and Berlin

Seamus Dowling

Seamus Dowling

Lecturer at the Mayo Campus of GMIT

Seamus is a member of OSNA Solutions, a cybersecurity research group, based in the Discipline of IT at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has worked in both the private and public sectors in IT administration and management roles and jointly runs GMIT’s Cisco Academy at the Mayo Campus. Previous research involved the capture and analysis of DDoS attacks.

He has presented at security and machine learning conferences, most recently at the European Conference on Machine Learning in September.

Current research involves incorporating available black box AI into existing technology to create intelligent, adaptive network solutions.

Daniel Loftus

Daniel Loftus

CEO and Founder of UrbanFox

New techniques of synthetic fraud are almost totally undetectable to current forms of anti-fraud detection software on the market. UrbanFox is a solution to detect these invisible forms of fraud. 

UrbanFox uses artificial intelligence, behavioural analysis and game theory to spot fraudsters before they cost a business money - they have taught an AI to think like a fraudster.  UrbanFox analyses more data in an hour than a human could in a lifetime; and intelligently learns and adapts to new threats and new opportunities without the need for human intervention.

Jillian Godsil

Jillian Godsil


Blockchain Advocate, Founder, Conference Chair, Keynote Speaker, Crypto Journalist, Broadcaster, CEO and Writer.

Jillian has held senior positions with global PR companies in Sydney, Singapore, London and Dublin.

She was PRO of Iona Technologies (Ireland’s first company to float on NASDAQ). She changed the law in Ireland in 2014 and is a former European Parliamentary candidate (as an independent).

She is a co founder and journalist in the Blockleaders.io. She freelances for Irish Tech News, Irish Central, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times. She has her own radio shows on DublinCityFM and EastCoastFM.

Martin Serrano

Martin Serrano

Data Scientist and IoT Expert

Dr. Martin Serrano is a Data Scientist at Insight Centre for Data Analytics and head of the Internet of Things, Stream Processing and Intelligent Systems Research Unit. He holds a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC Tech), Spain and before joining academia, he worked as Senior Engineer Supervisor in KME/National Panasonic Japan.

Dr. Serrano works in IoT/M2M and Smart Cities and currently he leads two research labs, one in Sensor Technology and the second one in Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Engineering Systems (AIRES Research Lab). Dr. Serrano research interest are the convergence of software systems, the semantic web and the Internet, heavily focused now on the evolution of sensor technologies, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Systems.

Martin will discuss “The Challenges and Opportunities for AI in Smart Cities”.

Mark Kelly

Mark Kelly

Executive Search Consultant and VP of AI Search

Mark Kelly is an award-winning Executive Search Consultant and VP of AI Search at Alldus International with over a decade of experience within the technology industry. In past roles, Mark was a Director for a leading, international Technology and Life Sciences Staffing Company. Mark has won several international awards, including winning from 27,000 entrants the No 1 Recruiter Award at the 2012 Recruiter Awards. Mark is also the founder of AI Ireland, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting AI research, development, application and investment in Ireland.

How will Artificial Intelligence transform business and the very nature of work? Mark will unravel some of that enigma by sharing what he has learned from interviewing over 50 leaders from the world of AI, Machine Learning and Data Science in Ireland for the AI in Action podcast. He will also share some of the great applications received for the AI Awards from autonomous vehicles, drug discovery, Ethics in AI and more as he identifies what is really happening in AI adoption and implementation, including how Ireland can establish itself as a leading hub of AI innovation and investment.

Geraldine Boylan

Geraldine Boylan

Professor of Neonatal Physiology, Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, University College Cork, Ireland and Director of the Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research - INFANT

Geraldine Boylan is Professor of Neonatal Physiology, Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, University College Cork, Ireland and Director of the Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research - INFANT. She has worked in the area of clinical neurophysiology for many years and since 1996 has worked exclusively in the field of neonatal neurophysiology.

She leads the Neonatal Brain Research Group at the INFANT centre - a multidisciplinary research team focused on neurological monitoring of infants in the neonatal intensive care unit, particularly for the early diagnosis of brain injury. Researchers in the team use AI to develop automated algorithms for monitoring the health of newborn infants. They have most recently developed a seizure detection algorithm for newborn infants which is now being licenced to a number of multinational patient monitoring companies. A Wellcome Trust funded clinical trial evaluating the clinical efficacy of this algorithm has recently been completed in 8 centres across Europe. This was the first randomised clinical investigation of AI assisted seizure detection for neonates in the world.

Fi Hills

Fi Hills

Founder at Fi Hills

London based Fi Hills is an innovator in learning and culture change. A master facilitator and a recognised ‘teacher of teachers’ she has been successfully training people to manage organisational change for almost two decades. The founder of Cafe Style Academy, her programmes are used across Europe and the Middle East.

The Mind Warrior Leadership Experience is her latest creation - a blended and social learning platform established to prepare leaders and their people to not only survive, but to thrive in this time of accelerated human-tech change.

Prashanth Viswanath

Prashanth Viswanath

Computer Vision Deep Learning Engineer at Valeo

Prashanth is a member of the deep learning research group at Valeo. His focus is designing efficient deep learning solutions for automated parking/driving applications.He has 7 granted US patents with several more pending in US and Europe. He has authored several IEEE conference papers. He has 10+ years of industry experience in the driver assistance business, with an all-round experience of algorithm and embedded development.


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