Shaping the HR & People Management Landscape – An Unfolding Future

  • Event: Shaping the HR & People Management Landscape – An Unfolding Future
  • Date: 02/05/2019
  • Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Venue: Dromoland Castle Hotel, Dromoland, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Clare
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Whilst technology is impacting how we work on many levels, it is also opening up many new possibilities. So what does the future of work hold for us as individuals, for the environments in which we operate and work within and for how we make decisions?

This Conference and associated workshop will demonstrate how companies need to prepare for this new  world of work. Keynote speaker, global technology futurist Sophie Hackford, will be joined by a panel of guest speakers from a range of business sectors who will share their views on planning for a new, and in many ways, an unforeseen technologically-impacted future.

The Conference will be of particular interest to owners/managers of businesses of all sizes, CEOs & COOs of larger organisations, educationalists, HR practitioners, Recruitment companies or anyone working with people in the workplace. 

Keynote Speaker – Sophie Hackford

Global technology futurist Sophie Hackford will take us on an incredible whistle-stop tour of science and technology breakthroughs from around the world and give us an insight into the technologies that are shaping the future of our organisations and our people. 

Sophie’s work is incredibly captivating and mind blowing. She travels the world visiting inventors, makers, hackers and science and space communities.


07.30am:          Registration and light refreshments

08.30am:          Mixing & Matching Ideas

                                FERGAL BROPHY, Entrepreneurial Specialist, UCD Innovation Academy

09.35am:          Best in class practices across organisations in preparing for the Workplaces of the Future

                                JOHN RYAN, CEO, Great Place to Work in Ireland

10.30am:          Coffee and Networking

11.00am:           The Changing and Challenging World of HR and its impact on recruitment, learning and development and, flexible working

                                PANEL DISCUSSION

                                 Gillian Power, HR Manager, Lufthansa Technik Turbine Shannon

                                 Jemma Carty, HR Site Lead, DELL Technologies

                                 Sarah McDonough, Director, Atomic DNA

                                 Deirdre Bennett, Director of HR, Chanelle Group

11.45am:           The Endless Possibilities of Technological Progress

                                 Keynote Address by

                                 SOPHIE HACKFORD, Futurist, Business Builder and Speaker

12.45pm:            Q&A

13.00pm:            Lunch & Networking

14.15pm:             Interactive workshop with Fergal Brophy ‘Design Thinking’

In a highly interactive afternoon workshop, conference delegates will hear how creativity and innovation, once primarily associated with product development, must now be promoted by HR practitioners and business owners as a cross-functional activity involving the use of novel techniques such as ‘Design Thinking’ within companies. Fergal Brophy, Entrepreneurial Specialist at UCD Innovation Academy and an authority on Design Thinking, will explain the concept, which consists of a human-centred, solution-based design approach. 

16.30pm:            Closing remarks

 HR Conference BrochureMeet our Speakers

For ‘Early Bird’ pricing register before the 10th April.

Corporate tables of 6, 8 or 10 also available. 

For more information or to book a corporate table email or call 061 360 611

Events Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will be accepted up to 7 days before this event. Events which are cancelled within 7 days of scheduled date shall incur a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the agreed cost. Registrants who fail to attend the event will be charged 100% of the full fee. This policy applies to all events. Please quote Purchase Order number if required on invoice.