VENUE/Áit: Dingle Creativity & Innovation Hub, Cooleen.

DATE/Dáta: Fri 28th April

TIME/Am: 14.00pm

PRICE: Saor Cead isteach/ Free Entry

Mol Teic the Innovation and Creativity Hub will be the location for an event linking national TechWeek with Féile na Bealtaine.  Two speakers will share their experiences and their passion for what they do
Tech Week provides hands-on opportunities to learn about how computing and related technology are shaping every area of life: education, health, environment, social interaction, leisure, citizenship.

Lisa O'Leary
Alan Toomey

“The Ever changing Story – using technology on the move ”

In a technology driven age, how do we maintain the human elements to our stories? What makes a story and how do we bring it to life?

 Speaker – Lisa O Leary

What a story is and how they play a large role in our lives,  The evolution of stories to the current technology stage, the human elements and involvement in stories, what makes a bad story and what makes a good one What we can expect next ?
I put a lot of emphasis on human behaviour as it relates to stories; Why we need stories, how stories change us and vice versa. And I detail the technology elements I use in order to do my job.
Lisa is the Communications Officer for the End FGM (female genital mutilation) European Network NGO, based in Brussels.
“What is Big Data and how have you already been using it?”

Speaker – Alan Toomey

Alan Toomey, is a Senior Manager for Business Analytics in SolarWinds, who specialise in IT management software. Alan runs the Business Intelligence software for and provides insights and dashboards on Big Data for many of their teams.”
Big Data is already quietly changing how we live.  We need to be aware of how it’s happening, in order to take advantage of it.  It provides us with the means to change the world, forecast the future based on past habits, and unlock the potential in our businesses. IN his talk Alan will discuss how big data is being used and its impact on our lives.


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