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Tuesday 21 October 2014

'BOD' among top business speakers at White's summit

Published 24/09/2013 | 05:30

Brian O'Driscoll

A HOST of dynamic speakers from multi-national and Irish companies will take part in 'Techovate – The Leaders Summit' at Whites of Wexford on Friday, October 25.

The one-day event will offer an unrivalled opportunity to interact with, and learn from, senior executives in some of the world's most successful companies such as Microsoft, Nokia and Mondelez International.

The inaugural Techovate Conference took place in Wexford Opera House last March where over 400 delegates converged in Wexford with speakers from the world's global technology leaders such as Google, IBM and Cisco as well as successful Irish companies such as the Taxback Group, Netwatch and Done Deal. Building on the success of last year, the 'Techovate Leaders Summit' will return to Wexford again. The theme of this year's conference is 'Empowering Business Growth' and how this can be achieved around three pillars of Fostering Innovation, Embracing Technology and Dynamic Leadership.

Speaking about Innovation will be Peter O'Donovan, Head of Online at Paddy Power and Gwen Gould, Group Innovation Manager with Cadburys (owned by Mondelez International). In the Technology session will be Clare Dillon from Microsoft and Eoin Cruise from Nokia.

The afternoon session on Leadership will kick off with the CEO of Goal, Barry Andrews followed by Irish and Leinster Rugby Player, Brian O'Driscoll and Caithriona Hallahan, MD of Microsoft Ireland will conclude the session.

Speaking at the launch, O'Driscoll said, 'I am delighted to get the opportunity to share some of my experience in motivation teams with business leaders. It is generally recognised that there are many similarities between motivating people in the workplace and in the world of sport. The Leaders Summit is a great platform for business of any size to gain a practical insight into how to grow and develop their business'.

Tickets are on sale now on www.leaderssummit.ie or tel 053-9147888. Early bird offer for tickets is €109. 'Techovate – The Leaders Summit' is facilitated by Innovation Wexford, which was started in 1996 with the support and encouragement of Wexford County Council. Innovation Wexford is a Not for Profit Organisation with charitable status, who are governed by a voluntary board of committed individuals who give freely of their time and experience for the betterment of economic and social development in Wexford. They employ 30 staff, 10 of which have a disability challenge to overcome and they currently house 30 local companies within Wexford Enterprise Centre employing 120 staff between them.

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