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Tyndall Technology Days Agenda

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09:00 Plenary Session

Chair: Peter Smyth, Commercial Director, Tyndall

09:05 Welcome address by video

William Scanlon, Chief Executive Officer, Tyndall

09:15 Opening address

An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD

09:25 Welcome on behalf of the University

Anita Maguire, Vice President for Research & Innovation, University College Cork

9:30 Keynotes

  • 09:30 Caroline Dowling
    Advisor & Former Business Group President, Flex
    The internet of things in a changed world
  • 09:55 Wynne Lewis
    Technical Director, Research & Development, 3M (UK & Ireland)
    Scaling material science with data science


10:35 Coffee/Tea Break


Parallel Track 1:

HEALTH – Disruptive Healthtech Solutions

11:20AM - 5:30PM

11:20 Introduction by Paul Galvin, Head of ICT for Health Strategic Programmes, Head of Life Sciences Interface Group, Tyndall


ICT-Enabled Surgical Innovation

Chair: Daniel O'Mahony, Seroba Life Sciences

  • 11:30 Arthur Cummings
    Medical Director/Consultant Ophthalmologist, Wellington Eye Clinic
    The demands and challenges of modern cataract surgery: How can technology help? 
  • 11:50 Lee Swanström
    Head of GI and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Oregon Clinic, Chief Innovations Officer, IHU Strasbourg, Clinical Professor, Dept. of Surgery at OHSU, Clinical Care Surgery Specialist 
    The IHU project: Embracing innovation as key to value-based healthcare
  • 12:10 Padraig Cantillon-Murphy
    Lecturer in Engineering Academic Member, Tyndall
    Tracking and navigating in Image-guided interventions
  • 12:30 Jacqueline Gunther
    Post-Doctoral Researcher, Biophotonics, Tyndall
    Biophotonics @Tyndall: Using light in medical technology


12:50 Lunch & Demonstrations


Connected Health Monitoring Systems

Chair: Michael Ryan, Head of International, Science Foundation Ireland

  • 14:15 Joe Warne
    Programme Leader, IT Tallaght and Setanta College
    The challenges of sports performance monitoring

  • 14:35 Gearoid Hynes
    Head of Product, Orreco
    Combining cutting edge sports science and data science to optimise athlete performance

  • 14:55 Andrea Ancillao
    Researcher, Micro Nano Systems, Wireless Sensor Networks, Tyndall
    Sensors and methods for the accurate analysis of human motion and posture
  • 15:15 John Maughan
    Head of Products, S3 Connected Health
    Value optimisation – Thinking outside the box


15:35 Coffee/Tea Break


Smart Value Based Healthcare Systems

Chair: Elaine Daly, Partner, Grant Thornton

  • 16:05 Fiachra Sweeney
    Vice President R&D, Fire1foundry
    Connectivity: revolutionizing health

  • 16:25 Eugene Canavan
    Medical Design Director, Design Partners
    Designing complete user experiences

  • 16:45 Ronan MacLoughlin
    Head of Science, Aerogen
    Disrupting patient therapy with new technologies

  • 17:05 Suzanne O’Callaghan
    PhD Student, MNS (Circuits and Systems), LSI (Molecular Diagnostic Systems), Tyndall
    Intelligent dressing for advanced wound care

  • 17:25 Paul Galvin
    Head of ICT for Health Strategic Programmes, Head of Life Sciences Interface Group, Tyndall
    Rapporteur & closing


Parallel Track 2:

ENERGY – Energizing the IoT, from Sensor to Cloud

11:20AM - 5:20PM

11:20 Introduction by Cian Ó Mathúna, Head of Micro Nano Systems Centre,Tyndall


Powering Wireless Sensors at the Edge

Chair: Maeve Duffy, Lecturer Electrical & Electronic Engineering, National University of Ireland Galway

  • 11:30 Basil AlMukhtar
    Applications Engineer, OnSemi
    Wireless power transfers systems and applications

  • 11:50 Jed Hurwitz
    Fellow, Analog Devices
    An introduction to energy harvesting transducers and their power conditioning circuits
  • 12:10 Mike Godley
    Vice President Solutions ArchitectureNetFeasa

  • 12:30 Mike Hayes 
    Senior Program Manager, ICT for Energy Efficiency, Tyndall
    Powering the IoT ecosystem 

Fixed and Mobile Gateways for the IoT

Chair: Carol Gibbons, Department Manager, Enterprise Ireland

  • 14:15 Cormac Sreenan
    Head of Computer Science, University College Cork
    Energy-efficient data collection for the internet of things
  • 14:35 Cian Ó Mathúna
    Head of Micro Nano Systems Centre,Tyndall
    PwrSoC for energizing the IoT

  • 14:55 Russell Vickers
    Software Architect, Jaguar Land Rover
    Navigating through the data tsunami

  • 15:15 Massimiliano Gasparroni
    Head of Network Deployment TEC-Network Deployment Organisation, Vodafone Ireland
    How 5G will change IE landscape

Energy and the Cloud

Chair: Beth Massey, Head of Research, International Energy Research Centre (IERC), Tyndall

  • 16:05 Jo Southernwood
    Senior Research Engineer, International Energy Research Centre (IERC),Tyndall
    The energy cloud

  • 16:25 David McAuley
    Chief Executive Officer, Bitpower
  • 16:45 Andrew Dobson
    Vice President Consulting, Hanley Energy
    Energy monitoring & management, solution provider observations

  • 17:05 Tibbs Pereira
    Solution Sales Manager, Western Europe, Central & Eastern Europe, Microsoft
    Digital transformation in energy

  • 17:25 Julie Donnelly
    Programme Manager, Tyndall
    Rapporteur & closing



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