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Work Smarter - Grow faster - Digital Tools for your Business

Venue:
Glasshouse Hotel, Sligo
 
Date:
04/03/2020
 
Note:
4th March 2020
 
Time:
9.30
 
Category:
Enterprise Week
 

A LEO and IE Domain Registry workshop with keynote speakers and panel discussing digital productivity software for business

Free
 
 

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Local Enterprise Office Sligo and IE Domain Registry

presents

Work Smarter - Grow Faster - Digital Productivity for your Business

    • 9.30am Introduction John Reilly, Head of Enterprise
    • 9.35 Welcome by facilitator Eoin Costello of Digital HQ
    • 9.40 Áine Kerr, Co-Founder and COO of Kinzen
    • 11.00 Panel discussion

           - Kingsize - Justin Dixon

           - Frankli & Grow Remote– Cian Collins

           - Shopify – Enda Regan

           - Devise Project (North Western Regional Assembly) – Patrick Devine

Topics

    • What are the impediments to small businesses leveraging digital productivity and remote working?
    • What are the risks that they face if they do not implement these practices?
    • What are the supports available to help SMEs
    • and more...…
Attendees will also be invited to participate in a Digital Productivity workshop which will be delivered in the weeks following this forum, supported by LEO Sligo

Eoin Env low res (1 of 1)Eoin Costello

Eoin is Project director of DigitalHQ clg whos role is to help small businesses and social enterprises transform to the digital economy. he is an Expert trainer in digital marketing, social media and digital productivity tools delivering programmes for DLR LEO and Accelerate. Hes is also a member of the Enterprise Ireland Mentor Network and the EI Lean Consultants panel. As a former CEO of Startup Ireland clg he rapidly built the new organisation’s impact through digital channels (Twitter followers from 0 to 22,000 followers, LinkedIn Group 0 to 13,500 members and Facebook Page to 5,000+ Likes). He was national director of Ireland’s national startup week, the Startup Gathering. By leveraging digital the Startup Gathering saw 420 events take place in 22 counties. It was trending nationally over the 6 days with 5.4m impressions and achieved 400,000 views on YouTube. Eoin was also programme Manager TU Dublin Hothouse for 3 years where he managed the incubation centre and Ireland’s largest entrepreneur programme, the flagship New Frontiers Programme and was SME Innovation Advocate to the Info2Innovate national programme for Enterprise Europe Network leading delivery of the EU funded action on SME innovation and productivity in 5 cities across Ireland in 2012.

Aine 1Áine Kerr

Áine has occupied leading roles in the rapidly changing landscape of the media industry over the past 10 years. Following senior roles at the Irish Independent and Dublin Business School she took on the pivotal role of Managing Editor at Irish success story Storyful.

Storyful created a whole new industry of verification of user-generated videos for mass consumption through media platform owners until its acquisition by News Corp.  Áine then became Facebook's Manager of Global Journalism Partnerships located in New York. In 2017 former CEO of Storyful, Mark Little, then lured her back to help form another high impact startup Kinzen. 

From direct experience Áine is well versed in leading and managing change as well as personally experiencing the challenges of being a startup. 

Justin DixonJustin Dixon - Photo

Justin operates Kingsize.ie, Ireland's Big and Tall Menswear stores. They specialise in clothing for Big and Tall men, and Footwear in sizes 12 to 16 with shops in the Stephens Green Shopping Centre, Dublin 2 and on the Tuam Road in Galway.The web drives all their new business to their physical stores and over 12% of their business is done purely on their website.

 

Cian Collins - PhotoCian Collins

Cian Collins is the Cofounder and Commercial Director for Frankli.io, a HR Technology software company headquartered in Sligo, serving enterprise customers globally. Frankli is a talent management platform that has been designed to boost employee engagement for all employees (local and remote) - Frankli empowers people managers to deliver a consistent approach to performance through regular check ins, continual feedback, recognition, goal setting (OKRs) and career development. 

Cian is also an Executive Facilitator and delivers Accountability and Leadership training for Senior Management Teams in Ireland and the UK.

 Enda ReganEnda Regan

Enda Regan has been a Lead with Shopify for over 3 years. Lead of the Kit Ireland Team who assist merchants by integrating Kit (Marketing Automation Software) into their existing marketing strategy for their online business. Enda has vast experience in the ecommerce space as well as championing remote working in the North West.   

 

Patrick Devine profile PicturePatrick Devine

Patrick is a EU Project Officer at the Northern and Western Regional Assembly and is working on the European funded project called ‘DEVISE’ which aims to support the Digital Transformation of SMEs in the region. Patrick has over 5 years experience managing EU funded projects which support the growth and competitiveness of SMEs in the North West.  

 
 

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