How Irish businesses are unlocking their growth potential through digital transformation strategy
Speaker: Niall McKeown - CEO, Ionology
Hosted: Elaine Carroll - CEO, AIBF
Compete and win as an SME in today’s digital economy
Most Irish businesses are digitising. Few are transforming.
You can spend millions on the latest digital tools but unless you invest in the people & strategies behind your systems, you’ll lose time, money and the opportunity to realise your growth potential.
In this session you’ll discover how savvy Irish businesses have reached new heights by investing in their digital transformation strategy and you’ll learn how to properly leverage emerging technology to create new, sustainable competitive advantages.
Leaders want to transform their businesses but are often unwilling to transform themselves.
Those that do, win!
Case Study: Rachel McCausland, CEO of Lowe Corporation
Learn how Rachel McCasuland digitally transformed Lowe Conex to not only create one of the most dynamic and fastest growing businesses in her industry; she changed how her industry works. Rachel uses Artificial Intelligence to redefine her industry.
Niall McKeown is CEO of Ionology, a Digital Transformation executive education and advisory firm. The company is headquartered in Northern Ireland with offices in the USA and the Middle East.
For over 25-years, Niall has helped senior executives close the gap between the business capabilities of technology and corporate strategy.
Niall is a renowned thought-leader and in-demand public speaker. He makes frequent appearances on the company’s popular YouTube channel and is the author of several books and peer reviewed white papers on effective digital transformation and leveraging AI.
He has proud associations with Ulster University where he is a Visiting Professor. He was also a lecturer for the Møller Institute, Churchill College, University of Cambridge.
His passion is helping business leaders, managers, decision makers and IT professionals understand how data can identify new business opportunities as well as how to exploit the opportunity with minimal risk, leveraging emerging tech.
Niall has worked directly with leaders in companies such as JP Morgan, Accenture, Fujitsu, Oracle, Allianz, Bayer, Infosys as well as many less well known, accelerating growth organisations and government bodies.
Niall is a published author; his latest, co-authored book The Seven Principles of Digital Business Strategy was commissioned by Babson College, the number one college for entrepreneurship in the USA.
Rachel McCausland is the CEO of Lowe Corporation.
An Irish business that provides management of refrigeration rental sales to major food retailers and producers, food exhibitions, sporting events and festivals across Europe, the Middle East and the USA.
Peter co-founded TEKenable Ltd in 2002 to provide high-quality software solutions to Financial Services, Healthcare, Agri-Food and the Public Sector.
After 20 years in business, Tekenable are experts in rapid digital transformation through low code platforms helping companies to maximise revenue, reduce costs, and empower employees to bring results faster using rapid digital transformation services.
Some of the exciting projects they’ve recently worked on include the Covid-19 Contact Tracing System for HSE and the HSE Positive Antigen Results Portal.
Additionally, Peter acts as CTO and associate CTO to a number of start-ups and established services companies in Ireland and EMEA and is a trusted advisor to many Irish CEOs and CIOs.
MicksGarage.com was founded in 2003 by Michael Crean, aka Mick, when he became unemployed and was living in a small sleepy village in North West Mayo. Surrounded by sheep, cows and a great view of Lough Conn, the first sod was turned (computer turned on) and MicksGarage.com was born.
Starting off with a modest 3000 product listings, MicksGarage.com now offers over 10 million parts and accessories listings and has established itself as one of Europe's largest car parts and accessories online retailers, delivering products to over 70 countries worldwide.
MicksGarage.com is a prime example of an eCommerce tech company. MicksGarage has innovation at its core and its pick, sort and pack (WaveOMS) technology has handled over 100,000 ecommerce parcels in last 30 days on behalf of clients in pharmacy, books, shoes, music and gifts.
Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet is co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and network companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.
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