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Plenary Session
Chair: Julie Donnelly, Programme Manager, ASCENT, Tyndall National Institute
9:00am Welcome
Eoin O’Driscoll, Chairman & Acting CEO, Tyndall National Institute

Opening address
Frances Fitzgerald TD, Tánaiste & Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation


Keynote - Semiconductor manufacturing: A look to the future
Ann Kelleher, Corporate Vice President & General Manager, Technology & Manufacturing Group, Intel


The migration of optical technology onto silicon photonics
Andrew Rickman OBE, Chairman & CEO, Rockley Photonics


Our changing industry, including soft borders
Peter Real, Senior Vice President & CTO, Analog Devices

10:30am Tyndall Alumni Achievement Award
Smart Manufacturing
Chair: Mary Shire, Vice President for Research, University of Limerick

AR in advanced manufacture
Paul Sweeney, VP & General Manager, DAQRI International


Agri-robotics: current advances - future perspectives
Dionysis Bochtis, Lincoln Institute for agri-food technology (LIAT), University of Lincoln, UK


CONFIRM – Smart Manufacturing, A new SFI Research Centre
Conor McCarthy, Director, CONFIRM SFI Centre


Digital Dairy – Utilising sensor and ICT technology for SMART manufacture
Mark Fenelon, Head of Food Programme, Teagasc

12:40pm Tyndall elevator pitches
Graeme Maxwell - Advanced Manufacturing
Niamh Creedon - Smart sensing systems for Agriculture, Environment & Security
Fatima Gunning - Future Communications
Ray O Cinneide - Energy Management
Lisa Helen - Smart Medtech
1:00pm Lunch and demonstrations
  Future Communications
Chair: Kieran Drain, GM & CTO, Soraa
Smart Medtech
Chair: Helen Whelton, Head of College of Medicine & Health, UCC
2:10pm Towards terabit transmission – Optical innovation for long term internet growth
Kevin Smith, Head of Transport Futures and Innovation, BT
Towards the next generation of smart catheters and bioelectronics medicines
Ronald Dekker, Principal Scientist, Philips Research & part-time Professor Technical University of Delft

Future communications and the creation of time
Julie Byrne, Executive Director, Bell Labs Ireland

Advancing bioelectronics development
Rory Murphy, Founder, Intelligent Implants
2:50pm How to build a quantum computer using photons
Emanuele Pelucchi, Head of Group - Epitaxy & Physics of Nanostructures, Tyndall National Institute (IPIC)

When neurostimulation and photonics meet: a short story of an excellent collaboration
Pascal Doguet, COO & CTO, Synergia Medical

3:10pm Enabling hyperscale data centre interconnect
David Ryan, Senior Business Development Manager, MACOM
The role of biophotonics in medical technology
Stefan Andersson-Engels, Head of Biophotonics, Tyndall National Institute (IPIC) & Department of Physics, UCC
  Energy Management
Chair: Jerry Murphy, Director MaREI, UCC
Smart Drug Delivery Systems
Chair: Dominic Carolan, CEO, NIBRT
4:00pm The role of buildings in the digital grid
Murilo Bonilha, General Manager, UTRC Ireland
Wearable drug delivery: Enhancing the patient experience
Chris Evans, Vice President, Global Innovation, West Pharmaceutical Services

Storage 4 grid
Giovanni Paolucci, Alperia SpA

Feasibility study of a UACR point of care test kit for the diagnosis of nephropathy
Didier R Lefebvre, Senior Principal Research Engineer, AbbVie

Key developments in low carbon and energy efficient buildings research
Beth Massey, Head of Research, IERC

Microsystems meet medicine: smart devices for personalised drug delivery
Conor O’Mahony, Senior Research Scientist, Tyndall National Institute

5:00pm Closing address from Rapporteur
Peter Smyth, Commercial Director, Tyndall National Institute
Closing address from Rapporteur
Julie Donnelly, Programme Manager, Tyndall National Institute
5:10pm Networking reception