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Cork Opera House

Emmett Place



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The future of cybersecurity is now. As cyber attacks grow increasingly sophisticated each year and regulations are changing, companies need to anticipate developments and stay ahead of the curve. The widespread adoption of Artificial Intelligence and cloud technologies coupled with the increasing demand of new cybersecurity skills means one thing: staying on the cutting edge of cybersecurity and skills development. Leading organisations in the security space are gathering on September 24th 2019 at the Cork Opera House to join forces and discuss the future of cybersecurity. Come mark the launch of the first and biggest cybersecurity conference in Cork and join us in shaping the future of cyber.

The conference will include a series of keynote presentations, panel discussions and briefings held by cyber security practitioners and thought leaders operating at the very cutting edge of the industry.

Conference Schedule:

13:15 – 14:15 Registration and Networking

14:30 - 14:45 Opening Remarks - Ronan Murphy CEO Smarttech247

14:45 – 15:10 Koos Lodewijkx – IBM VP / CISO

15:10 – 15:40 Securing our Modern Business Environment


  • Ian Brennan – Director of IT, Laya Healthcare
  • Donna Creaven - Director of Corporate Services for the Irish Prison Service
  • Eoin Keary – Edgescan CEO
  • Kevin Kennedy – VP Development, Vectra
  • Mille Gandelsman - Indegy CTO and Co-Founder

15:40 – 16:00 Exclusive Short Session

Live WiFi Hacking Simulation: How Your Data Can Be Stolen In Just 10 Minutes

  • Christopher Galicki – Smarttech247
  • Edward Skraba – Smarttech247

16:00 – 16:30 RDJ Incident Response Session


  • Ricky Kelly – Partner, Ronan Daly Jermyn
  • Nick Hayes - Global Head of Technical Direction, BSI Cybersecurity & Information Resilience

Breakout Session: 16:00 - 16:30 The Changing Industrial Attack Surface

Mille Gandelsman

16:30 – 17:00 Afternoon Break (Sponsored by Cork BIC)

17:00 - 17:30 Security, Privacy and the Law


  • Emerald de Leeuw – Eurocomply CEO
  • David Cahill – Security Strategy & Architecture Manager, AIB
  • Deirdre McGoldrick - Assistant Commissioner, DPC
  • Ivan O’Brien – Advisory Partner, EY

17:00 - 17:30 Breakout Session: Disruptive Technologies shaping the Future



  • Mark Brosnan, CEO Xanadu/CoFounder Getvisibility
  • Carmina Santamaria, CEO & Founder, Kwema
  • Luke Sully, CEO & Founder, Custody Digital Group
  • Roman Wyhowski, CEO & Founder, Evalk International

17:30 – 18:00 The Future of Infosec For Private and Public Organisations


  • Paul Johnstone - Detective Sergeant, Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau
  • Mark Jordan - Chief Technologist, Skillnet Ireland
  • Enda Kyne – CIO, FBD Insurance
  • Mike Trevett - UKI Director, Mandiant

18:00 – 18:20 Special Guest Keynote: Efrene Sakilayan – FBI

18:20 – 18:35 Closing Remarks - Andy Grzess - CTO Smarttech247

18:35 – 21:00 Cocktail Hour (Networking, canapés & cocktails)

  • Ian Brennan

    Ian Brennan

    Laya Healthcare CIO
  • Mark Brosnan

    Mark Brosnan

    Xanadu CEO
  • David Cahill

    David Cahill

    AIB Security Strategy & Architecture Manager
  • Dr. Michael Connolly

    Dr. Michael Connolly

    Ireland East Hospital Group Operational Director
  • Donna Creaven

    Donna Creaven

    Irish Prison Service Director of Corporate Services
  • John Drury

    John Drury

    Smarttech247 COO
  • Efrene Sakilayan FBI

    Efrene Sakilayan FBI

    Special Agent
  • Chris Galicki

    Chris Galicki

    Smarttech247 Director of Threat Intelligence Hub
  • Mille Gandelsman

    Mille Gandelsman

    Indegy CTO and Co Founder
  • Andy Grzess

    Andy Grzess

    Smarttech247 CTO
  • Nick Hayes

    Nick Hayes

    BSI Cybersecurity & Information Resilience Global Head of Technical Direction
  • Jonathan Healy

    Jonathan Healy

  • Mark Jordan

    Mark Jordan

    Skillnet Ireland Chief Technologist
  • Eoin Keary

    Eoin Keary

    Edgescan CEO & Founder
  • Ricky Kelly

    Ricky Kelly

    Ronan Daly Jermyn Partner
  • Kevin Kennedy

    Kevin Kennedy

    Vectra VP of Product Development
  • Enda Kyne

    Enda Kyne

    FBD Insurance CIO
  • Emerald de Leeuw

    Emerald de Leeuw

    Eurocomply CEO
  • Koos Lodewijkx

    Koos Lodewijkx

  • Deirdre A. McGoldrick

    Deirdre A. McGoldrick

    Data Protection Commission
  • Ronan Murphy

    Ronan Murphy

    Smarttech247 CEO
  • Ivan O\'Brien

    Ivan O\'Brien

    EY Advisory Partner - Head of Risk Services
  • Carmina Santamaria

    Carmina Santamaria

    Kwema CEO & Founder
  • Edi Skraba

    Edi Skraba

    Smarttech247 White Hat Hacker
  • Luke Sully

    Luke Sully

  • Mike Trevett

    Mike Trevett

    Mandiant UKI Director
  • Roman Wyhowski

    Roman Wyhowski


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