Industrial Technologies & Operational Excellence Conference 2015

Industrial Technologies & Operational Excellence Conference 2015

The third annual Waterford Chamber Multi-Sector Conference will take place on Thursday, October 8th in the Tower Hotel. 
Sponsored by Vodafone, the Industrial Technologies & Operational Excellence Conference will focus on the impacts on business of emerging technologies, Operational Excellence and Energy Management.

The third annual Waterford Chamber Multi-Sector Conference will focus on Operational Excellence and Energy Management. Operational Excellence is an element of organizational leadership that stresses the application of a variety of principles, systems and tools toward the sustainable improvement of a business. The philosophy of lean management, undertaken by a workplace where problem-solving and teamwork results in the ongoing improvement, is successful in both the manufacturing and the services sectors. Energy Management processes monitor and control energy-consuming systems, in the most energy-efficient manner, through software programmes and provide information to help decide how assets and operational conditions can be optimised to reduce costs.30 Registration

  • 09:00 Introduction by Darrin Taylor/Aidan Walsh, Waterford Institute of Technology
  • 09:05 Welcome address by Michael O’Dwyer, Chamber President
  • 09:10 ‘Technology for Business; the Benefits’ – Anne Sheehan, Vodafone Ireland
  • 09:20 ‘Emerging Trends for Technology in Irish Business’ – Gerry McCourt, Vodafone Ireland
  • 09:50‘Technology Transformation; How Technology has Transformed an Irish Agri Business’ – Conan Condon and John McCurdy, Keenan Group
  • 10:20 Panel Discussion: ‘Ensuring Irish Business is Adequately Connected’
  • 10:45 Coffee Break & Networking
  • 'Operational Excellence: Lean Transformation for QC Lab' - Dr. Stephen McGrath Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • 11:40 ‘Holistic Design of a New Healthcare Factory’ – Ken McClannon, Nypro
  • 12:10 Keynote address by Julie Sinnamon, Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Ireland
  • 12:30 Q&A
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Exhibitors and Networking
  • 14:30 Breakout Session #1: ‘Sustainable Energy Management’ – Facilitated by Rodger Greene, Waterford Institute of Technology
  • 14:30 Breakout Session #2: ‘Operational Excellence - Managing Lean Transformations’ – Facilitated by Patrick Quinn, Genzyme Ireland
  • 16:30 Close

The day-long conference, which is supported by WIT, Waterford Chamber Skillnet and Waterford Local Enterprise Office, will feature speaker sessions in the morning and breakout practical sessions in the afternoon. A variety of vendors will also exhibit at the event. 
For further information or to book call Lynda Lawton at 051 311130 or emaill: