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Sandyford Business District Speakers Details

Ronan Donagher

Ronan Donagher – Head of Games Systems

20 eventful and enjoyable years with WorldRugby delivering tech at events from RWC7s 2005 to RWC 2023 and working on RWC25&27.

Currently managing a function that delivers all technology on the pitch for assist teams, match officials, medics and disciplinary.

Nils Karsten

Nils Karsten - Business Segment Lead Retail Signage EMEA at Sharp NEC Display Solutions GmbH

Nils Karsten is passionate working in the Professional AV and CE industry since 25 years, and has a strong experience in Partner Management, Global Sales, Business Development, Strategical planning, Brand positioning and Marketing.

Currently driving the Digital Signage Business in the Retail Segment in Europe.

Payal Pandya

Payal Pandya - Smart Cities

Payal Pandya works as the Business Analyst and the Project Manager in the Smart Cities Team in Dublin City Council. Equipped with a bachelor’s in engineering and masters in management,

she is leading an EU funded H2020 Project called Senator that aims at optimizing the last mile deliveries in urban areas and also, several IoT projects including Smart Ring Buoys Project, Gully Monitoring Project and Smart Accessible Parking Project in the City Council.

Marc Sanders

Marc Sanders - SAIMOS

My background is in application exploitation – taking seemingly basic security solutions, knitting them together to deliver a comprehensive platform feeding various outlying agencies with meaningful data. Today we now enjoy solutions baked with all the interesting features and functions (the ingredients) but little time or patience to understand the best ways of using these software solutions and explore what information is actually available.

We will look to discuss the analytics solutions are on offer today, bringing this technology to the edge, and touch on what is coming in the near future.

Marc Sanders

Adrian Weckler

Adrian Weckler is the Technology Editor of the Irish Independent and the Sunday Independent. The host of Ireland’s most listened-to technology podcast, The Big Tech Show, Adrian regularly appears on national and international television and radio shows to interpret new trends.

Leo McBride

Leo McBride - Managing Partner DCaaS.ae | Managing Director DigitalX Ireland Ltd

Experienced Information Communication Technology Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the digital information services industry. Skilled in Sales, Professional Services, Project Management and Digital Collaborative/Transformation Systems. Enthusiastic and professional with a focus on the Consultative approach, People do business with People, be a Trusted Partner, not just another Supplier.