Innovation Conference – Competitive Advantage for those who Innovate

Osprey Hotel
Thursday 31st October
8:00am - 1:00pm

Regional Innovation Conference – Competitive Advantage for those who Innovate

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Innovation Conference 2019

Competitive Advantage for those who Innovate


Kildare Local Enterprise Office has partnered with Meath, Wicklow & Carlow Enterprise Offices to present this dynamic event to celebrate the thriving culture of innovation existing throughout the Mid East Region. The event will host world renowned speaker, innovation expert and author of best selling Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas from the World's Smartest Minds, David Rowan and disruptive e-commerce and social media entrepreneur Seánie Walsh. This event is guaranteed to engage, empower and inspire entrepreneurs across the region.

Attendees will also explore ‘Supporting Innovation in the Commercial World’ with agency speakers from Maynooth University, Carlow IT and UCD. Speakers will outline the supports available to assist companies in creating an environment for innovation, and in creating that competitive edge. Speakers from Enterprise Ireland, Grant Thornton and Local Enterprise Offices will highlight the range Financial supports available for SME’s to ‘Make it Happen’ in building innovation into their business.

Also featuring a panel discussion and the official launch of the Mid East Regional Hub Spaces, this is an event not one to be missed!




David tells a story of transformation: how companies have found new ways of doing things through innovation driven by ruthless entrepreneurial imagination”.

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David’s view is that too many organisations think "innovation" can be left to a specialist department, or acquired through hackathons and startup accelerators. David offers detailed guidance on specific approaches to innovation that work, from his insights into the companies and entrepreneurs changing our world

David has taken 130 flights in the past year on a quest to find genuine innovation inside successful companies ,he has investigated the companies and entrepreneurs changing our world and has spent time with the founders of WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Google, Didi, Spotify, Xiaomi, Nest, Twitter and countless other ambitious startups from Tel Aviv to Shenzhen, Ccllecting together some inspiring stories.

Previously David was founding Editor-in-chief of WIRED’s UK edition (2008-17 ) and has also been a technology columnist for The Times, GQ, Condé Nast Traveller and The Sunday Times.

He is an early-stage investor in 50 tech companies and founder of a non-profit taking amazing people for weekend adventures in the world’s most extraordinary locations. And he is still searching for the future...




V353’s Creative Director, a 25 year old media disruptor, social media entrepreneur and creative innovator

Discover the true power of digital marketing and ecommerce, explore the social media landscape and the website development tools available to help your business compete in the dynamic digital world.

Seánie Walsh, a Castlebar native and Creative Director of Los Angeles based, Business Rockstars is unlike any other 25-year-old in this space and is recognised as one of the world’s leading Click Funnels experts. From the age of 13 he has been a highly successful disruptive e-commerce and social media entrepreneur. Seanie is also a partner and Creative Director in V353. 


NOTE: Spaces are extremely limited

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