Harness Mega-Trends to Transform your Business - Friday 8th March

Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
10:00am - 1:00pm
Enterprise Week

Learn about Global Mega - Trends and their implications for future business growth.

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Friday 8th March / 10:00am (Registration & Networking 9:30am) - 1:00pm / Includes Lunch / Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire / €10

The world has never seen such fast paced change and it will never see it move as slowly again. If this statement seems unbelievable, you need to commit time to understanding the future, its impact and how you can be part of the 3rd Industrial revolution.

Join LEO DLR in association with NovaUCD, Sandyford Business District, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber and Frost & Sullivan, Global Thought Leaders in Future Mega-Trends and Adaptive Business Strategy for this not to be missed interactive workshop.

Presented by Iain Jawad, Director, Strategic Partnerships, learn about Global Mega - Trends and their implications for future Business growth, and work through very simple tools to identify short to mid-term opportunities for growth of your organisation in a collaborative workshop environment. 
This event will bring you on a tour of all things futuristic.

Who is it for?

  • Companies interested in staying ahead of the innovation curve.
  • Managers interested in understanding the future landscape.
  • Product designers, engineers and strategists looking to bring latest thinking into their product and service strategies.

What will be covered:

  • The impacts of autonomous driving
  • Bringing the robots onto the building site
  • The future of robot technology in our homes and lives
  • Augmented reality, AI, drones and all things technology​

This workshop is being delivered by Iain Jawad, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Frost & Sullivan.

Iain has had over 30 years of general management and business experience with a particular interest in New Market Expansion and New Proposition Development. He is interested in how economic development activity is increasingly a globalised issue, dealing with challenges in innovation capability, and within the context of the global mega-trends that are the drivers of change in our increasingly connected and globalised economy.

Iain works with public economic development and innovation agencies across Europe, and through them supports small and medium enterprises looking to target growth and internationalisation opportunities. He supports agencies in their policy and program development with the support of Frost & Sullivan’s global market and technology research and foresighting processes.

Iain has an MBA from Henley Management College,  (Henley, UK) and a BA (Hons) from York University, (York, UK)

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best in class positions in growth, innovation and leadership.

The company's Growth Partnership Service provides disciplined research and best practice models to drive the generation, evaluation and implementation of powerful growth strategies.

Frost & Sullivan leverages over 55 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses, the investment community, research commercialisation community, regional development agencies and governments from over 40 offices on six continents.


At NovaUCD, we nurture and support high-tech and knowledge-intensive start-ups through our purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities. We provide the environment that enables our companies to develop and scale.

We have start -ups in MedTech, Diagnostics and Therapeutics, AI, IoT, 5G, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, FinTech, Blockchain, Energy and Environment, AgTech, DeepTech, and Quantum Computing

NovaUCD has supported over 360 companies and new ventures which have raised over €750 million in equity funding. Our €6.5 million east courtyard development will open in summer 2019 so if you want to join our community of entrepreneurs and locate your business within a thriving ecosystem please get in touch. e:helen.mcgrath@ucd.ie

If you are interested in mentoring or investing in early stage UCD start-ups, previewing the latest inventions or giving back to the Irish entrepreneurial community then apply to join NovaUCD’s Mentors and Business Partners Network. e:michelle.doyle@ucd.ie

@NovaUCD / https://www.linkedin.com/company/novaucd/ / www.novaucd.ie

Friday 8th March / 10:00am (Registration & Networking 9:30am) - 1:00pm / Includes Lunch / Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire / €10