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Navigating Future of Work Symposium

October 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Pramerica, Letterkenny Business and Technology Park

This Tech Symposium aims to address key issues faced by the ICT, FinTech, Med Tech and wider Tech sector, as well as addressing the impact technology has on jobs and the workplace. In some ways, the future of work is already here, but NAVIGATING it and understanding the framework will be determined by 5 trends which this symposium sets out to explore. These themes include New Behaviours, Technologies, Millenials in the Workplace, Mobility and Globalisation. The event will be structured as follows:

2pm: Welcome Address by David Roche, Director, FinTech Services, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Pramerica and Donegal Connect representative for the Donegal ICT/FinTech Working Group

2.10pm: Donegal ICT/FinTech Working Group will present the promotional video created by the Working Group

2.25pm: Panel Discussion on Navigating the Future of Work – MC and Keynote speaker at this event will be Dr. Clare Ryan, Co-Founder and Sales Director, ITUS Secure Technologies Ltd. The panel will consist of members of the ICT/FinTech Working Group from Sita, Randox, Electro Route, the Regional Skills Forum, LYIT and Donegal ETB. A Q&A will take place during the panel discussion.

3.15pm: North by Northwest (Tech) to address the crowd about their work in the region

3.25pm: Padraic Lynch, Lecturer in Department of Design & Creative Media at LYIT, to provide an overview on the new wave of ‘Design Thinking’ driving the technology sector

3.35pm: Dr. Clare Ryan to provide the keynote address and closing address

3.45pm: Network and Mingle

4pm: Event Close

Background to This Event

Navigating_The_Future_of_Work_A_Tech_SymposiumThis event is being organised by the Donegal ICT/FinTech Group. The group was established in 2018 following the publication of a skills report by the North West Regional Skills Forum Manager. The skills report identified the potential of the ICT/FinTech sector in the North West but also warned against challenges in relation to recruitment in the coming years.  A working group comprised of Donegal ICT/FinTech employers, Donegal ETB, LYIT, and the Regional Skills Forum was established. The overall objective of the group is to promote working and studying in ICT/FinTech in Donegal. The group engages with the various stakeholders in post-primary education including teachers, students, parents, Principals and Guidance Counsellors. In addition, the group collaborates with new programme development, changes to existing programmes, guest lectures, study trips, training for existing employees and research.

Booking: This event is free but places are limited. Click here to book.



October 4, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Donegal ICT/FinTech Group