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Sunday 21 October 2018

Fifth annual FutureScope to explore how IoT, VR and AI will change the business world

Michael Culligan
Michael Culligan
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

A conference geared towards improving the relationship between Ireland's entrepreneurial community and multinationals will take place this summer.

FutureScope 2018 will host more than 120 speakers and panellists, in addition to 40 exhibitors, at Dublin's Convention Centre on May 31.

Organised by Dublin BIC, the fifth annual conference will limit attendee numbers to 1,200, in an effort to allow for quality networking on the day.

DBIC CEO Michael Culligan said that  the central premise of the event "is to create a platform for global multinationals, large innovative Irish companies and successful entrepreneurs to explore business opportunities".

"Through panel discussions, tech demonstrations, innovative showcases, and structured networking, FutureScope offers the perfect setting for collaboration," he said.  

The event is limited to 1,200 attendees, to enable quality networking, and will feature more than 120 speakers and panellists, with 40 exhibitors.

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Four stages will be created for FutureScope, representing each stage of the business innovation lifecycle, 'Insights', 'Collaboration', 'Innovation' and 'Entrepreneurship'.

Leading executives from companies including Vodafone, Enterprise Ireland, Facebook, IBM, Google, Alltech, Blueface, Circle, Newswhip, and Jobbio will be present to discuss major emerging trends affecting business today.

Top trends that will be explored throughout the event include the rapidly increasing connectivity of Internet of Things (IoT), business applications that will arise from VR and AR, and how data analytics and AI look set to transform the world.

FutureScope will also reward the potential of one Irish start-up with the One2Watch 2018 award on the day.

Tickets (ranging from €89 early bird to €170) include access to four stages, ten breakout sessions, innovation showcase, networking, hot lunch and all-day coffee.

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