TechFest 24

TechFest  2024

Tech for Good: Driving Deep Tech, Fostering Sustainability & Building a Better Tomorrow
Disrupt | Evolve | Ignite

Join us for Techfest 2024 and be part of the movement to drive deep tech, foster sustainability, and build a better tomorrow! Rare content. Rich dialogue. Real connection.

The “Tech for Good: Driving Deep Tech, Fostering Sustainability & Building a Better Tomorrow” conference is a groundbreaking event dedicated to exploring the pivotal role of technology in addressing global challenges and fostering a sustainable future. This conference will bring together visionaries, innovators, and thought leaders from the tech industry to delve into how deep tech can be harnessed for positive social and environmental impact.

Tech Industry Alliance Tech for Good Conference 2024 is a premier technology conference dedicated to exploring the intersection of technology, sustainability, and social impact. The event will bring together thought leaders, innovators, and industry experts to discuss and showcase how deep tech can be harnessed to address global challenges and drive positive change.

At the heart of the conference are enriching keynote sessions, where prominent figures in the tech and sustainability sectors will share their insights on leveraging technology for the greater good. In addition, attendees can engage in illuminating panel discussions that will explore topics such as the ethical considerations in deep tech development, the integration of AI and machine learning for social good, and sustainable tech innovations. The event will provide attendees with an insight into cutting-edge technology solutions aimed at addressing environmental, social, and economic challenges. Moreover, networking opportunities will abound, allowing participants to connect with like-minded professionals, potential partners, and investors who share a passion for harnessing technology for positive change.

This conference is a must-attend for technology professionals, sustainability advocates, social entrepreneurs, environmentalists, policymakers, and investors interested in impact-driven tech ventures.

Event Highlights:

  • Keynote Addresses: Renowned speakers from the tech industry will share their insights and vision for leveraging technology for the greater good.
  • Panel Discussions: Engage in in-depth discussions on topics such as AI for social good, sustainable tech innovations, and ethical considerations in deep tech development.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded professionals, potential partners, and investors who are passionate about leveraging technology for social and environmental impact.

Event Agenda:

  • 09:30 – 10:15 – Registration & Networking
  • 10:15 – 12:15 – Opening Remarks, Keynote, Panel Discussion
  • 12:15 – 13:00 – Refreshments, Networking & Exhibition Stands
  • 13:00 – 14:15 – Breakout (Keynote and Panel Discussion
  • 14:15 – 15:15 – Refreshments, Networking & Exhibition Stands

Event Registration:

Tickets prices are outlined below. Tickets can be booked directly through Eventbrite or contact us directly at:

Ticket sales will be on a first come first served basis with priority given to all Tech Industry Alliance members.

All ticket prices are exclusive of VAT.

TechFest 2024 Sponsors:

Tech Industry Alliance Skillnet | AIB | Trend Micro | EY | Barden | Glandore | PepsiCo Ireland | CyberSkills | Berkley | Digital Realty | Voxxify | Real Insights | MTU | Cork County Council | Cork City Council | Kerry County Council

TechFest 2024 Speakers

Event MC: Jonathan McCrea

Jonathan McCrea is a broadcaster, producer and founder of Whipsmart Media, a communications company based in Dublin. An expert in future trends with a background in technology,
he spends his days helping specialist groups and individuals tell stories that help grow their businesses.

As a producer and presenter, his work has reached millions across various outlets such as Newstalk, RTE, Virgin Media and the Discovery Channel and earned dozens of national and international awards including two gold medals at New York Festivals. Jonathan also acts as a creative consultant and producer in live and online events and has worked with Science Week, Electric Picnic, the Festival of Curiosity and other cultural programmes to deliver highly creative event formats. Jonathan was awarded a fellowship by the Atlantic Technological University for his work in science communication and sits on the advisory board of the Science Media Centre. He lives in Dublin with his wife Dara, two boys and an adorable but needy dog.

Robert McArdle

Robert McArdle is a Director in Trend Micro’s Forward Looking Threat Research (FTR) and Adversary Intelligence and Monitoring (AIM) teams, where he is involved in analysing and monitoring the latest Cybercrime threats – specializing in researching the future threat landscape, Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) and coordinating investigations with international law enforcement.

Robert is a regular presenter for the press and at security conferences. He also has lectured in Malware Analysis and Cybercrime Investigations on MSc modules at Munster Technological University (MTU) and University College Dublin (UCD). He worries that his hobby and job are one and the same, and constantly wonders if “normal” people have that problem..

Andy Bastick

Andy Bastick leads the Product and Partner Marketing team at Digital Realty, responsible for delivering product collateral, messaging and value propositions for the organization.

Andy has over 20 years experience in Technology, Media and Telecommunications, with a variety of Product and Project management roles in Cable and Wireless, Level (3), BT, and Virgin Media prior to joining Digital Realty in 2017.