Our Speakers

Furthr Festival Line Up

Convention Centre, Dublin
Fri 21 October 2022


The first speakers at this year’s Furthr Festival have been announced. Stay tuned as we release more in the run up to the event!  

Paddy Hayes 


Sophie Howe

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Arsenio Otero

COO, Celonis

Gina London
CEO, Language of Leadership
Michael Culligan

CEO, Furthr 

Niamh Graham

Senior Vice President of Global Human Experience, Work Human

Ken Cahill
CEO, SilverCloud Health
Matt Allen 

Managing Director at CrowdComms

Stephanie Anderson

Public Policy Manager, Ireland at Meta

Tracey Donnery
Director of Communications and Policy at Skillnet Ireland

Aisling Teillard

Co-founder and CEO at Our Tandem


Nancy Xu 

VP Producer at Epic Games

Fiona Kilkelly
Eirmersive, Founder of Immerse UK

Dan Ring 

Head of Research at Foundry 

Sol Rogers

Global Director of Innovation, Magnopus

Steve Cambell
Assistant Professor, University College Dublin

Dr Colm Browning

Senior Research Fellow, DCU

Jason Rothberg

CEO, Xavatar

Paul Healy
CEO, Skillnet

John Glennane

CEO, Capventis

Liz Thomas,
Head of Strategic Projects, Skillnet Ireland

Anthony Quigley

Founder & Director, The Corporate Governance Institute

Isabelle O’Keeffe

Partner, Sure Valley Ventures

Niall McEvoy
Venture Partner, Elkstone Ventures

Samira Kaissi

Entrepreneur in residence,  Lightstone Ventures

Emmanuele Angione

Managing Partner, Lira

Michelle Tierney
Co-Founder, SymPhysis Medical

Neil Cocker

Experienced startup founder/ CEO, startup community builder, coach and mentor

Deborah Cameron

Chief Business Development Officer, Denver Economic Development & Opportunity

Thierry Artaud
Consultant, Furthr

Richard Watson

Managing Partner, Furthr VC

Raoul Empey

Managing Director, Sustineo

Sarah Miller
Chief Executive-Rediscovery Centre,
The National Centre for the Circular Economy

Breandan Goss

European Accelerator Manager, Tangent UCD

Aisling Kirwan

Founder, PositiveCarbon

Alan Costello
Director, Resolve Partners

Eamon Galvin

Founder, KnowCarbon

Darren O’Donoghue

COO, Cameramatics

Dr. Janice O’Connell
Head of Department, IT/MW Technology

Chelsea Rosty

Chief of Staff, Denver Economic Development & Opportunity

Mark Jordan

Chief Strategy Officer, Skillnet Ireland

Michael Guerin
Founder and CEO, Imvizar

Kieran Mahon

Smart DCU Projects Facilitator, Dublin City University

Alireza Dehghani

Technical Program Manager, CeADAR, UCD

John O’Dea
Tech Ireland

Prof. Kevin R. Powers

Founder and Director, MS in
Cybersecurity Policy & Governance Programs, Boston College

Dr Paul Anglim

Health Lead, Guinness Enterprise

Laurie Knell
Strategic Innovation

Camille Donegan


Machaela O’Leary

Talent Garden, Campus Manager

Andrew Chitty
UKRI Director Audience, Future UK

Maria Diviney

COO at Luna Systems

Jonny Cosgrove


Keith Jordan
VP Innovation, Mastercard

Ronan McCabe

Animation Ireland

Aaron Jay

CEO, Emagine

Brenda Mannion
COO, Mersus

Mark McCarville

CEO/Founder at Mindseed

Nicky Gogan

Producer & Development Exec, Piranha Bar

Declan Keeney
Studio Ulster

John Cassy

CEO, Factory 42

Niamh Herrity

Head of Production, Pink Kong

Emily Aoibheann

Majella Murphy

Business Consultant, Furthr

Sally-Ann O’Callaghan

Regional Director EMEA, Maxio

Captain Eddie McGuire

RTI Unit Dept of Defence

Helen McBreen

Partner at Atlantic Bridge

Stephen O’Driscoll

Science Foundation Ireland

Dr Sabrina Decker 

Climate Action Coordinator at Dublin City Council

Joanne Rourke

DCC Resource Efficiency Officer

Stephen McNulty 


Eoghan Finneran

CEO at Farmeye

Orla Veale

Director of Academic Health Sciences centre at SJH

Barry Rodgers

Smart Tourism Programme Manager at Smart Dublin

Caroline Conroy 

Lord Mayor of Dublin

Grace D’Arcy 

Engagement Programme Manager at Smart Docklands

Sinead Keogh

Head of Sectors, and Director Medtech & Engineering at IBEC

Dr Jeremy Skillington

CEO Poolbeg Pharma

Conor Molloy

AEMS, Climate Ready Academy Moderator

Gina Dollard

Head of Cyber Resilience and Strategic Regulatory Relations at AIB

Dr Rosalind Beere 

Furthr Consultant

Gary Leyden 

HBAN Investment Consultant

Sarah Jane-Larkin

Director General at Irish Venture Capital Association

Niamh Sterling 

HBAN Investment Consultant

Michael Bevis 

Director of Entrepreneurship IP and Innovation at Denver City 

Eamon Tuhami

Hywl Ventures

Samira Kaissi

Entrepreneur, scientist, communicator

Szilvia Szabó

Business Spirit News

John Stobie

Sales Leader at Salesforce

Finnian Quinn

Director Of Business Development at Bluewave Technology

Sean Burke 

Horizon Europe National Delegate and National Contact Point for EIC in Enterprise Ireland

Neil Cocker 

Experienced startup founder/CEO, startup community builder, coach and mentor.

Marc Butterly

Business Creation Lead, EIT Health Ireland-UK 

Paul Manning

Chief Commercial Officer of NovoGrid

Neil Cocker 

Experienced startup founder/CEO, startup community builder, coach and mentor.

Marc Butterly

Business Creation Lead, EIT Health Ireland-UK 

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