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Harnessing Technologies for Strategic Business Advantage

WIT Graduate Business Society

Thursday, 21 February 2013 from 08:30 to 13:00 (GMT)

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A practice-led Perspective on shaping information technology use within your business

 

Technology offers businesses the potential to create new innovative sources of competitive advantage.  It permits the establishment of new web based relationships with global markets; the building of deeper customer relationships, radical cost reduction through simplification of organisational processes and redrawing of the boundaries of the competitive dynamics of industries. This conference will consider the changes underway in a range of industry sectors and examine some of the impacts of technology innovations for management and business organisations generally.

As technology evolves as an enabler of management change, with firms focusing increasingly on value creation from service and experiential aspects of the business this conference will consider the ways in which technology is influencing and leading to fundamental changes in employee skills, functional relationships and organisational capabilities. The combination of technology and aligned management strategy enable not simply an alteration of business processes, but a fundamental alteration in the mechanisms through which the business relates to its environment and sustains competitive advantage.  The event will interest those who wish to learn about these new developments in technology as well as the strategic and management implications of technology innovations in a wide range of business sectors.

 

Schedule

 

1.   9:00 - Speaker 1: Introduction (Dr. Denis Harrington, Head of Graduate Business, Waterford Institute of Technology)

Welcome and introduction.

 

2.   9:10 - Speaker 2:Throw out the Business Plan. Lean Start-up: A Customer Led Approach to building a Tech Start-up”  (Rory O Connor, CEO, Scurri.co.uk) 

 

3.   9:40 - Speaker 3:IT-focussed Business Leadership - Lessons and Perspectives from Microsoft” (Colin Browne, Snr. Director Online Operations at Microsoft).

 

10.15 Break

 

4.   10:35 - Speaker 4:Demystifying IT: Technology in the Business Context” (Sean Molloy, CIO, Glanbia).

 

Case Examples – New and Emerging Technologies

5.   11:05 - Speaker 5:Using Social media for strategic business advantage” – (Conor Lynch, CEO, SocialMedia.ie powered by Bossmetrics).

 

6.   11:40 – Speaker 6:Perspectives on developing and growing a start-up” - Feed Henry Technology Strategy – (Dr Mícheál Ó Foghlú, CTO, FeedHenry)

 

7.   12:15– Technology in Business Round-table Q&A and Discussion Forum


8.   12:50 – Closing Address: Dr Thomas O’Toole (Head of School of Business, Waterford Institute of Technology)


Parking

Parking is available at both the front and back of the main campus. Demand for car parking spaces on this campus often exceeds supply and therefore attendees should ensure to arrive at 8.30 in order to secure a parking space.

Tea's and Coffee's will be provided upon arrival between 8.30am - 9am.

 

Directions

 

From Dublin, Kilkenny, Carlow (using the toll bridge)

Take the M9 / N9 towards Waterford. At the first roundabout on approach to Waterford, take the first exit (signposted Waterford / Cork / Rosslare). At the next roundabout, take the third exit (signposted N25 / Cork / Waterford South). Proceed through the toll bridge (toll is €1.90 per car). Take the exit directly after the toll bridge (signposted Waterford South/R710).

At the top of the off-ramp, go left at the small roundabout, then straight through two larger roundabouts (signposted R710/City Centre/Tramore). At the next roundabout (landmark B&Q on your left), take the first exit (signposted City Centre). Proceed down the Cork Road for approx 2km and the main entrance to WIT’s main campus is on the left. The College Street Campus is a further 2km towards the city centre on the left.

From Dublin, Kilkenny, Carlow (avoiding the toll bridge)

Take the M9 / N9 towards Waterford. At the first roundabout on approach to Waterford, take the first exit (signposted Waterford / Cork / Rosslare). At the next roundabout, take the second exit (signposted Waterford). Follow signs to Waterford until you reach Rice Bridge, beside the Railway Station. Go right at the roundabout, cross the bridge and take a left turn along the quays.

At the end of the quays (at the Tower Hotel) follow the road around to the right onto The Mall. Carry on straight on this street which becomes the Cork Road after about 1 km. The College Street campus is on the right 1 km from the quays, and the Cork Road campus (main campus) is on the right 3 km from the quays, immediately after the Waterford Crystal visitor centre.

From Limerick (using the toll bridge):

Take the N24 towards Waterford. At the first roundabout on approach to Waterford, take the second exit (signposted Waterford / Cork / Rosslare). At the next roundabout, take the third exit (signposted N25 / Cork / Waterford South). Proceed through the toll bridge (toll is €1.90 per car). Take the exit directly after the toll bridge (signposted Waterford South/R710).

At the top of the off-ramp, go left at the small roundabout, then straight through two larger roundabouts (signposted R710/City Centre/Tramore). At the next roundabout (landmark B&Q on your left), take the first exit (signposted City Centre). Proceed down the Cork Road for approx 2km and the main entrance to WIT’s main campus is on the left. The College Street Campus is a further 2km towards the city centre on the left.

From Limerick (avoiding the toll bridge):

Take the N24 towards Waterford. At the first roundabout on approach to Waterford, take the second exit (signposted Waterford / Cork / Rosslare). At the next roundabout, take the second exit (signposted Waterford). Follow signs to Waterford until you reach Rice Bridge, beside the Railway Station. Go right at the roundabout, cross the bridge and take a left turn along the quays.

At the end of the quays (at the Tower Hotel) follow the road around to the right onto The Mall. Carry on straight on this street which becomes the Cork Road after about 1 km. The College Street campus is on the right 1 km from the quays, and the Cork Road campus (main campus) is on the right 3 km from the quays, immediately after the Waterford Crystal visitor centre.

From Wexford, Gorey or Enniscorthy (using the toll bridge):

From New Ross, take the N25 (signposted Waterford / Cork). Approx 1 mile after the Rhu Glen Hotel on the left, take the third exit off the roundabout (signposted Waterford / Cork). Proceed straight on the dual carriageway to the toll bridge (toll is €1.90 per car). Take the exit directly after the toll bridge (signposted Waterford South/R710). At the top of the off-ramp, go left at the small roundabout, then straight through two larger roundabouts (signposted R710/City Centre/Tramore). At the next roundabout (landmark B&Q on your left), take the first exit (signposted City Centre). Proceed down the Cork Road for approx 2km and the main entrance to WIT’s main campus is on the left. The College Street Campus is a further 2km towards the city centre on the left.

From Wexford, Gorey or Enniscorthy (avoiding the toll bridge):

From New Ross, take the N25 (signposted Waterford / Cork). Approx 1 mile after the Rhu Glen Hotel on the left, take the second exit off the roundabout (signposted Waterford Port). Follow signs to Waterford until you reach Rice Bridge, beside the Railway Station. Go left at the roundabout, cross the bridge and take a left turn along the quays. At the end of the quays (at the Tower Hotel) follow the road around to the right onto The Mall.

Carry on straight on this street which becomes the Cork Road after about 1 km. The College Street campus is on the right 1 km from the quays, and the Cork Road campus (main campus) is on the right 3 km from the quays, immediately after the Waterford Crystal visitor centre.

From Cork and Dungarvan:

From Cork / Dungarvan, take the N25 signed-posted Waterford / Rosslare. Get off the N25 dual carriageway (new road) at the exit just before the Toll Bridge (signposted Waterford South/R710). At the top of the ramp, take the right through a small roundabout, proceed over the flyover, go straight through another small roundabout (signposted R710), then straight through two larger roundabouts (signposted R710/City Centre/Tramore).

At the next roundabout (landmark B&Q), take the first exit (signposted City Centre). Proceed down the Cork Road for approx 2km and the main entrance to WIT’s main campus is on the left. The College Street Campus is a further 2km towards the city centre on the left.

 WIT Campus Map

http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=52.24608&lon=-7.139905&zoom=16&layers=M&mlat=52.24602&mlon=-7.13992

 

Do you have questions about Harnessing Technologies for Strategic Business Advantage? Contact WIT Graduate Business Society

When & Where


Waterford Institute of Technology
Cork Road
Waterford
Ireland

Thursday, 21 February 2013 from 08:30 to 13:00 (GMT)


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