SMART Talent
16th May, Europa Hotel, Belfast

SMART Talent is designed to discuss the current and future face of work.

This full day conference will explore the need for Business Owners, Educators and Recruiters to embrace technology and the changes within the now multi-faceted workplace.

Content Pillars:

– Addressing the Skills Shortage

– AI Transformation

– Cultural Organisation

– Diversity and Why it Matters

– Employment Technology

– Future of Work

– Leadership and Change Management

– Process Automation

– Reskilling & Upskilling

– Talent Attraction & Retention Strategies

SMART Talent will address how we can be more innovative in the way we reach, engage and interact with our potential employees.

Collectively we need to encourage open conversation on the Future of Work. Skills shortages are affecting organisations and recruiters across industries and sectors, negatively impacting business performance and productivity. We will highlight the latest in HR, Employment and Legal Technology.

Showcasing global best practice and local case studies. We need to embrace technology, leadership and diversity now more than ever to ensure we can nurture and support our workforces.

Our Speakers

Diane Morrow
Founder, mTech.Academy


Paul McElvaney
CEO, Learning Pool

Eileen Mullan
Founder, The Boardroom Apprentice


Damien Caldwell


Emma Mullan
Talent & Development, Liberty IT

Colm Daly
Digital Transformation, Education Authority

Sinead Carville
HR Director, FinTrU

Sinead Devlin
MD, Emergenetics

Lisa Strutt
COO, Asentiv Ireland

Camilla Long
Director, Bespoke Communications

Caroline Feeney
Director of Public Affairs, Grafton Recruitment

Shauna McCloy
Head of Employability, Ulster University

Paula Kennedy Garcia
VP, Concentrix

Lynne Rainey
Partner, PWC

Lucy McMullan
CEO, Only Just Media

Our Agenda

08.30 – 09.00

09.00 – 09.10

09.10 – 09.30

09.30 – 09.50

09.50 – 10.10

10.10 – 10.30

10.30 – 10.45

10.45 – 11.00

11.00 – 11.20

11.20 – 11.40

11.40 – 12.00

12.00 – 12.20

12.20 – 12.40

12.40 – 13.00

13.00 – 14.00

14.00 – 14.20

14.20 – 14.40


Registration & Networking

Welcome Note – Naomh McElhatton (CEO, SMART Global)

Workforce of the Future – Lynne Rainey (Director, PwC)

Addressing the Skills Shortage – Camilla Long (Director, Bespoke Communications)

Building Employment through Education Part 1 – Colm Daly (Digital Transformation, Education Authority)

Leadership and Change Management – Lisa Strutt (COO, Asentiv Ireland)

Open Mic Q&A

Coffee Break & Networking

The Power of Storytelling to Build the Future – Lucy McMullan (CEO, Only Just Media)

Diversity and Why it Matters – Eileen Mullan (Founder, Boardroom Apprentice)

Building Employment through Education Part 2 – Shauna McCloy (Head of Employability, Ulster University)

Transformation for a new kind of 21st Century Employee – Paula Kennedy Garcia (VP, Concentrix)

Building Culture and Developing Talent – How to make or break a Growth Story – Paul McElvaney (CEO, Learning Pool)

Talent Attraction & Retention Strategies – Sinead Carville (HR Director, FinTrU)

Lunch & Networking

Workshop: “Maximising Human Potential” – Sinead Devlin (MD, Emergenetics)

Panel Discussion: “The Current State of Play Impacting Our Future Generations”

Caroline Feeny (Director of Public Affairs, Grafton Recruitment)
Damien Caldwell (MD, DAMGEO Ltd)
Emma Mullan (Talent & Development, Liberty IT)

14.40 – 15.00

15.00 – 15.10

15.10 – 15.30

The Future of Education – Diane Morrow (Founder, mTech.Academy)

Closing Remarks – Naomh McElhatton (CEO, SMART Global)


Our Partners

An amazing event that encourages collaboration and focuses on how technology can improve our Health sector.”

Austin Tanney, Analytics Engines 

Where Technology Meets Industry

We are passionate about digital transformation and host a series of industry-related events.

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Get in Touch

For speaking and sponsorship opportunities, or to simply find out more about SMART Gov 2018, drop us a message and we will get in touch.