CIO Ireland Summit | July 12, 2022 | Dublin, Ireland


Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome Address

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Opening Keynote | Fuelling For The Future With IT

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Fuelling for the future with IT – Supporting business growth and industry evolvement through IT


The changing evolvement of the retail forecourt industry and rapidly evolving customer journeys means that traditional fuel forecourt businesses like Maxol are required to develop their business planning and investment strategies to move away from a dependency on traditional liquid fuels into more convenient retail focus and to venture beyond their traditional capabilities to get ahead of the many different players positioning themselves for success in this rapidly evolving industry.

 As a 110-year-old 4th generation family company competing in a very competitive Irish market of multinational global brands with significantly larger turnover and investment the challenge is ensuring the company can keep pace in the Market place and leveraging opportunities through IT transformation across the business.  The unique insights provided by the CIO is assessing the current IT landscape and leveraging and planning IT transformation across all core business functions. Bringing data and information to the forefront of our business, enabling IT services for more efficient process and generation of revenue while ensuring the business stays protected and secure. Ensuring the IT strategy aligns with the evolving business strategy and providing key insights for first in market opportunities to give competitive marketplace advantage. 





Declan Costello

Chief Information Officer

Maxol Group

Thought Leadership | Delivering Value with Data - The Key Principles to Success

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM

Building a data-driven culture across the enterprise no longer has to add layers of complexity that impact business agility.  As the growth and distribution of data continues, businesses must provide employees easy access to the data needed to make the right decisions.  

In this session we will explore the distribution of data and analytics, wherever the data is sourced, how modern data architectures are helping drive optimised processes, supported by consistent security and compliance across the Hybrid Data Cloud.  We believe where data flows, ideas follow

Chris Royles




10:20 AM - 10:30 AM

Think Tank | Going Back To The Roots; The St. John Ambulance IT Transformation Journey

10:35 AM - 11:00 AM

Eoin Meehan

Head of IT and Member Services

ST John Ambulance

Executive Visions Partner: Have You Been Breached Yet?

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM

Preventing and Protecting Your Organisation against 2022's Inevitable Cyber Security Breach

Fallen victim to a data breach yet? If not, your organisation is one of the lucky ones - for now. Cyber attackers are using ever more sophisticated attempts to execute cyber-attacks on a daily basis. Realistically, it's unlikely that an organisation can swerve an attack without robust cyber security measures already in-place to prevent, detect and mitigate cyber threats.


Hear from Akamai's EMEA Director of Security Technology and Strategy Richard Meeus and:


  • From DDoS & Zero Day vulnerabilities to Account-Takeover - understand the common attacks in the cyber threat landscape.
  • Discover cyber security models and strategies to protect your organisation should it fall victim to an attack.
  • Learn how you can provide your users with risk-free access to applications and services.

Richard Meeus

Security Technology and Strategy Director

Akamai Technologies

Think Tank: Challenges & Lessons Learnt From Shifting Security Left

11:40 AM - 12:05 PM

Eoin Fleming

Chief Information Officer CIO

Carne Group

Innovation Partner: Centripetal

12:10 PM - 12:20 PM

Jeff Manning

Chief Revenue Officer


Think Tank | Agile Project Management: What Can I Do as A CIO To Help My Team Succeed?

12:25 PM - 12:50 PM

James Louttit

Chief Information Officer


Networking Lunch

12:55 PM - 1:55 PM

Knowledge Exchange | PEER- TO- PEER TOPIC TABLES

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Please choose one

1) Pushing Cyber Resilience in 2022

Led by Stuart Halford, CIO, Goodbody

2) Eliminating Digital Blindspots – How CIOs can Enable Employees to Thrive in a Hybrid World

Stuart Halford

Chief Information Officer


Thought Leadership | SecZetta

2:35 PM - 3:00 PM

Think Tank | Why Organizational Resilience Depends On An Integrated Security Architecture

3:05 PM - 3:30 PM

Why Organizational Resilience Depends On An Integrated Security Architecture To Reduce Risk

The risk extends beyond the perimeter and requires extending your protections against external, insider, and 3rd party threats. It's not just your perimeter that is at risk, it's your customers, your supply chain, your staff, and your business reputation that could be easily tarnished with just one breach.

Think Tank : Case Study In Service Desk Automation

3:35 PM - 4:00 PM

This session will show how Marken a leader in Clinical Trial logistics transitioned from a largely manual service desk to automating the majority of common IT service desk requests. You will hear first hand about the experience in transitioning tasks to automated processes and hear first-hand about the business benefits, effort involved, pitfalls and lessons learnt. After this session you will be better positioned to understand the benefits that ITSM automation can bring to your organisation.

Tony Clarke

VP of Information Security & IT


PM Break

4:05 PM - 4:25 PM

Think Tank | What Can I Do as A CIO To Help My Team Succeed?

4:30 PM - 4:55 PM

If data remains as a high valued commodity, ensuring data privacy and securing personal data will continue to be at the top of the list of an organization's concerns. The increases in privacy legislation, such as GDPR and CCPA, and the understanding of the ramifications stemming from a breach have allowed these concerns to remain heavily in the spotlight. Web application flaws have been identified as the top cause of data breaches. As such, establishing and maintaining web application security has developed into a high priority for all organizations. 

Closing Keynote| Time for a change! A Practical Approach to Cultivating a Security Culture

5:00 PM - 5:25 PM
The manifestation of threats is not necessarily a given. Yet, protecting against threats always comes with a price. So, how do we cultivate a security culture when we cannot argue a guaranteed return of everyone’s investment?

Closing Remarks

5:30 PM - 5:40 PM

Summit Happy Hour

5:45 PM - 6:45 PM