We cannot predict the Future, but we must be part of its creation

The Event

RDJ Game / Change 2016 was a tremendous success. Thank you to all our speakers and particpants for an incredibly engaging event.
If you are interested in learning about future events, please contact Linda Kelleher at linda.kelleher@rdj.ie

 

On 18 October, 2016, 80 industry leaders and influencers from Ireland, the UK and the US came together to play the wild cards "what if" and "why not"; to drive change and shape the future. They met at the magnificent Ballyfin to discuss strategies for change, around a future driven by technology and the challenges posed to innovation by a cyber underworld unconstrained by ethics or law.

Game changers refuse to adopt convention; they challenge norms and chart their own future.

 

The Speakers

Neil O’Herlihy

Head of Strategy Google EMEA

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Dr. Betsy Cooper

Executive Director of the Berkeley Institute Center for Long Term Cybersecurity, California

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Nick Hare

Superforecaster and Economist, United Kingdom

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Neil Fisher

Cyber Strategist, United Kingdom

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John Hurley

Chief Technology Officer, Ryanair

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Neil O’Herlihy

Neil O’Herlihy is Director of Sales and Product Operations and Strategy for Google EMEA. He joined Google 8 years ago and has worked in a number of sales and strategic operations roles across all of Google’s ad businesses based in Dublin, plus a period as UK Sales Operations leader based in London. He is focused on innovating Google’s operating strategy for Large Customer Sales and has teams working on big data & insight, process improvement, customer experience and deployment of new products and tools to the sales teams.

Dr. Betsy Cooper

Betsy Cooper is the Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity.  Recently listed as one of the top 10 Power Players in Security in the United States, Betsy is a recognised authority in the area of cyber and information security and long-term strategic planning having worked for over a decade in the United States Department of Homeland Security. The Berkeley Institute recently hosted the White House Cyber Security Commission Meeting in which Betsy Cooper played a key role. The Commission was charged with discussing the opportunities for and challenges to innovation and collaboration to strengthen cybersecurity in the digital economy.

 

Nick Hare

Nick Hare is a Superforecaster and Economist and is a Director of Aleph Insights, a London-based analytical consultancy specialising in strategic decision-making in business and industry, as well as in defence, security, intelligence and international affairs. Nick Hare consults on the techniques used by intelligence analysts in government and industry, and designs bespoke analytical methods and tools to help clients minimise cognitive bias and maximise the effective use of information in decision-making. Prior to Aleph Insights, Nick was Head of the Futures and Analytical Methods branch of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence.

Neil Fisher

Neil Fisher has a particular interest in the impact of technology on human behaviour and is passionate about the need to develop the talent pool in cyber security. He is an established senior cyber security executive with over 35 years’ experience in the UK Military, public and private sectors. Neil is a founder of the UK Cyber Security Challenge and the UK Government regularly consults with him on cyber security matters.

John Hurley

John Hurley leads Ryanair’s world-leading digital and technology strategy, at the Ryanair Labs digital innovation hub.  Having been appointed to his role in September 2014, John directs his team of 200 in planning and delivering Ryanair’s highly successful digital strategy – with a focus on the planning and delivery of complex technical projects.  With over 16 years’ experience in leading companies to digital success, John is best placed to share his ideas and experience on how to implement a cutting-edge digital strategy.

Ballyfin,

The Agenda

9:00-9:30am Registration, networking, coffee

9:30am-12:45pm 

Game / Change — preparing for a new era of technology

The Science of Forecasting: how technology is changing the game and what it means for decision makers in business and government
Nick Hare, Superforecaster

Prepared Minds - Strategy under uncertainty
Neil O’Herlihy, Head of Strategy for Google EMEA

  Scaling Internationally
  
Chris Keefe, M&A and Corporate Transactions Group, Nixon Peabody LLP, Boston  

Building a Cybersecurity Future: Why Tomorrow is Closer Than You Think 
Dr. Betsy Cooper, Executive Director of the Berkeley Institute Center for Long Term Cybersecurity

12:45-2:00pm Lunch

2:00-5:00pm 

We cannot predict the Future, but we must be part of its creation

Interactive session facilitated by Innovation Consultants, Dolmen
Preparing for future scenarios facing thought leaders

Predicting the Future of Cyber: Why People Really Matter
Neil Fisher, Cyber risk strategist

We can’t predict the future, so how has Ryanair set itself up to take advantage of it when it happens 
John Hurley, Chief Technology Officer for Ryanair

 

Attendance at this event is strictly by invitation only.

The Agenda

The Location

Described as Ireland’s grandest hotel, Ballyfin is quite simply extraordinary.

Set on over 600 acres at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, this 221 year old manor estate is a place of great natural beauty steeped in Irish history. A perfect setting for technology’s leaders and influencers to reflect and focus on the explosive opportunities and potential challenges ahead.

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The Location

"Ballyfin remains in a league of its own"

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Ronan Daly Jermyn

Ronan Daly Jermyn is one of Ireland’s top 10 full service law firms, with offices in Cork, Dublin, Galway and London and a staff of more than 230. Our unique national footprint is further bolstered by our strategic alliance with UK and US law firms, allowing us to offer a multi-jurisdictional service across Europe, the US and Asia. From multi-nationals to scaling and established Irish companies operating in international markets, our clients are at the forefront of some of the world’s most transformational inventions, cutting-edge technologies and challenging legal disputes and we are proud to represent them.

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