Thursday, 11th October 2018

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin 8

See this year's agenda  

6th Annual
ICS Leaders

Secure Leadership for the Digital Age

The ICS Leaders Conference is created by CIOs for CIOs. The non-sponsored nature of this event gives us full control over content which ensures quality and allows us to drill down into real issues effecting CIOs today.

This year’s theme “Secure Leadership for the Digital Age” is centred around leading enterprise IT organisations securely in the digital age where there are many challenges that need to be managed by senior business leaders.

This year’s conference will includes a mix of business and CIO speakers that will describe how they are addressing these challenges in their organisation. In addition, the conference will feature a panel discussion on the workforce of the future and sessions reflecting the various sub-themes around leadership, digital and security.

2017 Conference Agenda

Registration/Morning Coffee
Welcoming Address
Jim Friars
CEO, Irish Computer Society
IT Leadership the Next Generation
Colm Gartlan
Chairman, ICS CIO Advisory Board
The Future of Retail Banking - Bring the Outside In
Garvan Callan
Strategy, Digital & Innovation Director, Bank of Ireland
GDPR Session:
Will the culture of your organisation impact on your readiness for compliance?
Ashling Cunningham,
Chief Information Officer, Ervia

Caroline O’Connor, Ervia; Seamus Carroll, Dept. of Justice and Equality; John Thompson, Client Solutions; Louise O’Brien, KPMG;
Mid-Morning Break
Innovation explained through Rugby & the All Blacks
Aidan McCullen
Managing Partner, Katawave Business Imagination Studio
Round Table Breakout Sessions:
John Barron,
Revenue Commissioners Office
Big Data
Moderated by:
Dr. Brian Mac Namee,
Cloud Innovation & Leverage
Moderated by:
Phil Ryan,
Moderated by:
Antonio Senatore,
Mobile (including BYOD, MDM and Apps)
Moderated by:
Terry Halpin,
Cyber Security
Moderated by:
Kevin Hogan,
The Digital Transformation Challenge for Government
Barry Lowry
Irish Government CIO, Department of Public Expenditure & Reform
Round Table Breakout Session Learning Outcomes
John Barron,
Revenue Commissioners Office

Dr. Brian Mac Namee, University College Dublin Phil Ryan, Phil Ryan; Antonio Senatore, Deloitte; Dave Kenny, Vodafone; Kevin Hogan, Symantec;
Closing Address
Colm Gartlan
Chairman, CIO Advisory Board
Conference Close

ICS Members

Was €300
(Early Birds save 20%)


Members Register here

Early Bird Offer


Was €475
(Early Birds save 20%)


Non-Members Register here

Why attend?
The Key Benefits

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Gain insights to stay ahead of expanding scopes of responsibility and threats.

Realise how to harness research and innovation to deliver real business value.

Build a culture that drives security performance through employee engagement.

Understand your own role better and share your challenges with others.

Who Should Attend?

Business and IT professionals in strategic IT roles

CIOs, CSOs, CISOs, CTOs, CROs, CPOs and their teams

IT vice presidents and directors

Network manager, security executives and directors

IT/IS directors and managers

Enterprise architects and planners

Business continuity and IT disaster recovery managers

Finance, audit, legal risk and compliance managers

Governance, risk and compliance consultants

Leaders Conference Venue

Radisson Blue Hotel


Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
Golden Lane
Dublin 8

01 898 2900


11 October 2018