8.30- 09.30Registration, coffee & networking
09.30 - 09.45Welcome Address - Irish Medtech Association Chairman
David Tallon, VP R&D, Stryker Neur, Spine, ENT & Navigation (Chairman, Irish Medtech Association)
09.45 - 10.00
Opening remarks

Adrienne McDonnell, Senior Executive, Irish Medtech Association
Conference DirectorSean O'Sullivan, CEO, Seabrook Technology Group Conference Director
Session 1: The Latest and Greatest in Global Manufacturing
Chair: Session 1Session Outcomes
  • What's new and up and coming in Manufacturing?
  • Examine key trends in manufacturing and disruptors that are happening around the globe
  • Prepare for future of manufacturing and the pace it is moving at
Steven Tolle - Global VP of Strategy and Business Development, Watson Health Imaging, IBM
Marc Ramoneda - Business Developer for Europe at Bigfinite Inc (an Amazon Web Services trusted partner)
Michael Lohan, Head of Life Sciences, IDA Ireland
Domhnall Carroll, Division Head - Digitisation in Manufacturing Utilities, Siemens Ltd
11.00 - 11.30Coffee Break and Networking
Session 2: Smarten up your Manufacturing Processes;
Chair: Session 2Session Outcomes:
  • Reviewing your business structure for your future market strategy
  • Transitioning your business from traditional manufacturing practices to newer technologies and processes
  • Nurturing a new culture around a new vision for the Factory of the future
  • Establishing new processes, as you move towards digitising your factory
  • Partnering with SME's to develop and progress your Factory 4.0 strategy
  • Creating new milestones for your digital lean journey
Anil Thomas, Head of Strategy and Transformation, Siemens Congleton, UK
Mike Flannery, Director Operations Technology Development, DePuy Synthes, J&J
Prof SeŠn-Paul Teeling, Assistant Professor in Health Systems, Mater Lean Academy
Barry Kennedy, CEO, Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR)
12.45 - 13.45Lunch
Section 3: Leadership in Manufacturing
Chair: Session 3Session Outcomes:
  • Demonstrating how truly human leadership will be the most important driver in moving toward adopting new technologies, cultures and processes
  • Understanding the importance of diversity in manufacturing and strategies to bring more women into leadership roles in manufacturing
Alasdar Browne, Managing Director, Precision Business Coaching International
Mag O'Keeffe, Director and Plant Manager, Stryker Additive Manufacturing/3D Facility Cork
Michael Daly, President Manufacturing, Mergon Group
14.45 - 15.15Coffee Break
Session 4: People and Technology - "A New Relationship"
Chair: Session 4Session Outcomes:
  • Demonstrating how data analytics can inform your business operations
  • Learn about cutting edge solutions that have helped companies with forecasting
  • See how effectively big data can be utilised
  • Understanding what next generation tools, technologies, and training to chose to enable Factory 4.0
Colm Sheils, Manufacturing Engineering, Director, Boston Scientific Galway
Padraig McGarry, Engineering Manager, Abbot Diagnostics Longford
Josť Aranda, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, University Hospital Salamanca, Spain
Closing Remarks: Gary Hartnett, DePuy Synthes
17:00 - 19:00Poster Competition/Drinks reception
Operational excellence sponsored by LBSPartners
Advanced Manufacturing Category sponsored by Irish Manufacturing Research