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SFI Digital Workshop

Science Foundation Ireland

Monday, July 25, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (BST)

SFI Digital Workshop

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Event Details

As part of its series of  Enterprise Workshops, Science Foundation Ireland  will host a Digital Workshop in the Guinness Storehouse on 25 July 2011.  In order to ensure that the most pressing needs of companies in relation to technology/expertise challenges that they face are addressed SFI conducted a survey earlier this year asking key companies/groups in this area to identify those themes (from a shortlist provided) where they feel that there may be a gap in their capabilities.

This workshop agenda has been tailored to meet those requirements.  Please check back as agenda will be updated as speakers are confirmed over the coming days/weeks.


Speaker presentations will follow shortly


8.30 - 9.00 Registration/Tea/Coffee
9.00 - 9.30

Opening Remarks

Dr Ruth Freeman, SFI Director of Enterprise and International Affairs

Address by Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, with Special Responsibility for Small Business, Mr John Perry T.D.,

9.30 - 10.30

Session 1 - Social Media, Web and Mobile Applications

Chair:  Mark Little, Journalist and Founder of Storyful

SFI Researcher Presentations

Dr Michael Hausenblas, Leader of the Linked Data Research Centre, DERI, NUIG

Dr Brendan Jennings, Federated Autonomic Management of End to end communication services (FAME), WIT

Research and Innovation at TSSG

Elevator Pitches 

Dr David Kavanagh, Founder of

Dr Vit Novacek, DERI, Galway - From Web to Knowledge - Making Sense out of Chaos

10.30 - 11.00 Tea/Coffee/Stands/Post Grad Posters
11.00 - 12.00

Session 2 - Digital Content Localisation, Globalisation and Personalisation

Chair:  Eoghan Nolan, Google

SFI Researcher Presentations

Reinhard Schaeler, UL, Centre for Next Generation Localisation (DCU)
Localisation:  The Life Cycle of Digital Content

Prof Barry Smyth, Digital Professor of Computer Science, UCD & Director of Clarity Centre for Sensor Web Technologies (UCD/DCU)

Recommendation Systems for Better Business

Elevator Pitches

Dr Eleanor O'Neill, Knowledge and Data Engineering Group, TCD

Dr Alex O'Connor, Knowledge and Data Engineering Group, (TCD), CNGL

Asanka Wasala, CNGL (DCU), UL

Aram Morera Mesa, CNGL (DCU), UL


12.00 - 13.00


Round Table Discussions by thematic area


Post Grad Poster Session

13.00 - 14.45

Session 3 - Digital Content Creation, Curation and Security

Chair:  Dr Stephen Brennan, Director of Marketing & Strategy, The Digital Hub

SFI Researcher Presentations

Dr Owen Conlan, Trinity College Dublin
Content Curation and Personalised ReCompostion

Dr Tom Dowling, NUIM, Leader of Information Security Strand at the Claude Shannon Institute (UCD)

Prof Carol O'Sullivan, Professor of Visual Computing, TCD

Computer Graphics for Entertainment and Beyond

Prof Anil Kokaram, Founder and CEO of GreenParrotPictures and Associate Professor at Trinity College Dublin
Tools for Compositing: Made in Ireland

Elevator Pitches

James Bligh, CTO of SilverCloud Health

14.45 - 15.00 Tea/Coffee/Stands/Post Grad Posters
15.00 - 16.30

Session 4 - Data Analytics, Mining and Visualisation

Chair:  Dr Kieran Towey, Accenture Analytics Innovation Centre

SFI Researcher Presentations

Dr Eoin Brazil, Senior Software Developer and Tech Transfer Manager, Irish Centre for High End Computing (NUIG)
Pragmatic Analytics - Case Studies of High Performance Computing for Better Business and Big Data

Prof Padraig Cunningham Professor of Knowledge and Data Engineering in the School of Computer Science and Informatics, UCD and Director of SFI Strategic Research Cluster, Clique, UCD

Social Network Analysis

Prof Barry O'Sullivan, Director, Cork Constraint Computation Centre (4C), UCC

Optimisation and Analytics

Dr Alexei Pozdnoukhov, Co-PI Algorithms Strand, Strategic Research and Advanced Geotechnologies (StratAG), NUIM and Lecturer, National Centre for Geocomputation (NCG) NUIM 
Scalable Spatial Analytics

Elevator Pitches

Dr Trevor Parsons, CEO and Cofounder, JLizard

Ross Shannon, Cofounder, Commutable Ltd

Fergal Walsh, National Centre for Geocomputation, NUIM

16.45 - 17.30

Session 5 - Industry Addresses & Industry/Researcher Panel Discussion

Chair:  Mr Philip Sharpe, Director at DANU Technologies

Neil Leyden, Chair of Digital Media Forum and Winner of Your Country Your Call Competition - Irish International Content Services Centre

Eoghan Nolan, Google

Barry O'Sullivan, 4C

Simon Factor, Moving Media

17.30 Networking Reception


Have questions about SFI Digital Workshop? Contact Science Foundation Ireland

When & Where

St James's Gate

Monday, July 25, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (BST)

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Science Foundation Ireland

Science Foundation Ireland funds oriented basic and applied research in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), which promotes and assists the development and competitiveness of industry, enterprise and employment in Ireland. The Foundation also promotes and supports the study of, education in, and engagement with STEM and promotes an awareness and understanding of the value of STEM to society and, in particular, to the growth of the economy

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