Whether you are planning to start a business or if you already run a small business, you need to be aware of the basicleo_w_tagline_cmyk_small_1 requirements in relation to record keeping. Not only do you need to be able to understand how your business is performing but you also need to be able to compile the information required to comply with the various tax regulations. Your bank will also expect you to keep your financial information up to date.

This Workshop will provide an overview of all aspects of maintaining proper books of account for a start-up or small business. You will be guided through the setting up of a proper system of book-keeping and how to use the information recorded, to run your business. The Workshop will also touch on cash flow management and tax registration and compliance.

The basic fundamentals of finance includes being able to address the following:

  • How to structure your business – Sole Trader or Limited Company?
  • Registering your business with the tax authorities
  • Recording bank transactions – Daily Cash Book
  • Recording customer and supplier invoices – Invoice Day Books
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Managing Cashflow
  • Importance of good Credit Control
  • Overview of VAT/PAYE/PRSI/Income Tax / Corporation Tax requirements
  • Accounting software available to the Small Business Owner

Attendee Outcome:

On completing this Workshop, attendees will have gained a good understanding of the basic accounting
requirements of a small business.

Date: Thursday 10th November 2016

Venue: The Mill, Newtown Link Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Time: 10am to 1pm

Cost: €20

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What Is CoderDojo?

CoderDojo is a worldwide movement of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people. Anyone aged 7 to 17 can visit a Dojo where they can learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment.

codingThe Mill Enterprise Hub (Drogheda Young Innovators), CoderDojo Drogheda, and Bank of Ireland are looking for 13 to 17 year olds interested in having fun whilst working on a technology–lead project. No previous IT skills are needed, as we have mentors to work with you.

The theme of the new dojo is Digital and we are planning to run a fun and exciting new project relating to payments and payments technology.

This project will have mentors / participants with different skills, including Coding, Project management, Digital communication (graphics, video & social media).

For example, it will take one set of skills to set up a website or app, and then it will take a very different set of skills to generate content (text, graphics, animation & video) and publicise the website or app.

There will be a competition with a cash award next year, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to build technology skills and participate in a substantial project before you leave school!

bank-of-irelandpng-1The first Dojo will be held in the Bank of Ireland on St. Laurence Street from 11:30am to 1:00pm on Saturday 8th October.

Please phone Anna at The Mill on 041-9802444, or email admin@themilldrogheda.ie to confirm your free place, or to ask any questions. 

Mobile App Development – which do you choose Native or Hybrid?Mohammed Malaka

There are definitely advantages and disadvantages to both. People are generally sitting in one camp or the other and defend their camp strongly.

This talk is about Mohammed’s Journey from Native to Hybrid App Development and is sure to be a hot topic and prompt a lot of questions at the end!

 

About Mohammed

Mohammed Malaka is an experienced developer and is currently a solution architect at HP. Mohammed is the organiser of the Ionic Ireland Meetup and has also spoken at the AngularJS meetup in Dublin.

He has experience in Native app development and also in developing Hybrid apps using Ionic Framework and AngularJS.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mohammedmalaka

 

About Ionic Framework

Ionic Framework is a powerful HTML5 SDK that helps you build native-feeling mobile apps using web technologies like HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

Ionic is focused mainly on the look and feel, and UI interaction of your app. That means it is not a replacement for PhoneGap or your favorite Javascript framework. Instead, Ionic simply fits in well with these projects in order to simplify one big part of your app: the front end. We recommend reading Where does the Ionic Framework fit in? to get a good understanding of Ionic’s goals.

Ionic currently requires AngularJS in order to work at its full potential. While you can still use the CSS portion of the framework, you’ll miss out on powerful UI interactions, gestures, animations, and other things.

Ionic 1 is the stable version at the moment but Ionic 2 which is based on Angular 2, recently released, will also be released soon. Ionic 2 has overhauled nearly every part, from the way that users navigate through your pages, how we efficiently manage UI, to how we help you wield the true powers of the underlying device.

 

Date: Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Time: 19:00 to 21:00

Admission: Free

You’re welcome to stay for pizza and a beer afterwards! Refreshments kindly sponsored by Amphenol TCS.

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The inaugural TEDxDrogheda event took place in the Droichead Arts Centre on 17th September 2016 and gave eight local and national speakers the opportunity to put a personal spin on the theme of future wealth.
The speakers included well-known TV presenter and journalist Bibi Baskin, Drogheda architect Emmet Humphreys, Professor Thomas Cooney from Ardee, and 18 year old Elle Loughran from Termonfekin. All the speakers fully embraced the TEDx mission of coming up with a big idea worth spreading.

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It was the first time the presitgious TED brand was seen in the North East, and following the success of the inaugural event, the organising committee is very hopeful of getting the licence renewed and turning it into an annual event.
Video uploads from the day will be accessible to the general public on Youtube and on the TEDxDrogheda website in a couple of weeks.
The challenge for the speakers was to engage the audience with short thought-provoking, idea-generating, and ultimately, entertaining talks.
“The speakers were just amazing and produced such a diverse and interesting take on the theme”, said Orlaith Carmody, of the organising committee, who was the event MC on the day. “They put in great work beforehand, and really delivered top class talks on the day.”
The full list of speakers, chosen from over 80 applicants, were as follows:
Tom Cooney – “Difability Entrepreneurs as Creators of Future Wealth”

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Niamh Gaffney – “Challenging Change; Mental Health is Our Wealth”

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Elle Loughran – “The Curious Path to Opportunity”

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Sharon Oughton – “Seeing the Baby – The Wealth in Early Relationships”

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Emmet Humphreys – “Venetian Negotiation: A template for a modern sustainable city”

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Barry James – “How small business has the data edge over Big Business”

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Denise Fay – “Ask and you will Achieve”

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Bibi Baskin – “Personal Wealth? It can’t be all about money”

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“We have received fantastic feedback from all the speakers, who have described it as a major ‘bucket list’ achievement for them”, said Anna Kurtisa, Office Manager at the Mill Enterprise Hub, which won the TEDx licence for Drogheda. “And we really appreciate the members of the public who came to the Droichead Theatre to support the event, some of whom want to apply to be speakers next year”.
The organizing committee consisted of Graham O’Rourke – Chairman of The Mill Enterprise Hub; Alan Costello – CEO of Ruby Consulting; Orla Moloney – acting Director of Droichead Arts Centre; Anna Kurtisa – office manager at The Mill Enterprise Hub; and Orlaith Carmody – Managing Director of Mediatraining.ie.

Organising committee (L-R): Graham O'Rourke, Anna Kurtisa, Orlaith Carmody, Alan Costello.
Organising committee (L-R): Graham O’Rourke, Anna Kurtisa, Orlaith Carmody, Alan Costello.

For more information, please visit http://tedxdrogheda.com/ or follow @TEDxDrogheda on Facebook and Twitter for instant updates.

Over 120 people attended the second National ePayments conference at CityNorth hotel on Friday, September 2nd, to hear about the future of the Payments sector, globally and in Ireland. The keynote speaker, Chris Skinner, described as “as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News” gave a fascinating insight into how the increase in global population, and the growth of mobile payments and digital identification, will influence how we buy and sell to each other. Chris highlighted how “over 50% of the global population do not have access to financial systems, and Payment firms will have to successfully address how people will ‘connect globally in real time’ to stay relevant in the future”.

Michael Wasserfuhr (centre) Vesta CFO and Board member of ATPC, one of the speakers at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel with Paddy Beagan of vesta (left) and  Padraic White former Managing Director of IDA Ireland and Chairman of Louth Economic Forum. Photo: Andy Spearman.
Michael Wasserfuhr (centre) Vesta CFO and Board member of ATPC, one of the speakers at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel with Paddy Beagan of vesta (left) and Padraic White former Managing Director of IDA Ireland and Chairman of Louth Economic Forum. Photo: Andy Spearman.
2-Richard Hanlon of Vesta (left) and Thomas McEvoy of Louth LEO at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel. Photo: Andy Spearman.
Richard Hanlon of Vesta (left) and Thomas McEvoy of Louth LEO at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel. Photo: Andy Spearman.
3-Pictured at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel (from left) Padraic White former Managing Director of IDA Ireland and Chairman of Louth Economic Forum, Alan Cassidy of Ruby Consulting, Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement Eoghan Murphy and Michael Wasserfuhr, Vesta CFO and Board member of ATPC, one of the speakers . Photo: Andy Spearman.
Pictured at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel (from left) Padraic White former Managing Director of IDA Ireland and Chairman of Louth Economic Forum, Alan Cassidy of Ruby Consulting, Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement Eoghan Murphy and Michael Wasserfuhr, Vesta CFO and Board member of ATPC, one of the speakers . Photo: Andy Spearman.
4-Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement Eoghan Murphy (left) and Padraic White formerly of IDA Ireland and Chairman of Louth Economic Forum. Photo: Andy Spearman.
Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement Eoghan Murphy (left) and Padraic White formerly of IDA Ireland and Chairman of Louth Economic Forum. Photo: Andy Spearman.

Other contributors include Michael Wasserfuhr, CFO of Vesta, and Board member of the Atlanta Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC), who described how Atlanta has successfully built the largest Payments cluster in the world, where more than 60 percent of the companies in the U.S. payments industry call home, and 70 percent of all U.S. payments are processed annually run through Georgia. Delegates and attendees discussed if Ireland could offer a similar solution to the EU Payments Industry, with the development of an M1 Payments Corridor from the IFSC to Belfast, and the creation of a National Payments Centre in Drogheda. Richard Hanlon, SVP of Vesta’s EU Headquarters in Dundalk, outlined how he is working with partners in the M1 Steering Group, to develop the M1 Payments Corridor as a region that can cultivate indigenous payment-related companies, and attract global firms to establish EU Headquarters. He continued “The ATPC started with three companies, and in three years, has developed into the primary voice of the Payments industry in the USA. It’s crucial that we build on the current momentum, and take the bold steps needed to become the EU Payments Gateway”.

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5-Pictured at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel (from left) Richard Hanlon of Vesta, Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement Eoghan Murphy, Breanndan Casey of The Mill Drogheda Enterprise Hub and Michael Wasserfuhr, Vesta CFO and Board member of ATPC, one of the speakers . Photo: Andy Spearman.
Pictured at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel (from left) Richard Hanlon of Vesta, Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement Eoghan Murphy, Breanndan Casey of The Mill Drogheda Enterprise Hub and Michael Wasserfuhr, Vesta CFO and Board member of ATPC, one of the speakers . Photo: Andy Spearman.

The first National ePayments Conference took place in October 2015 and focused on the theme of collaboration and scaling within the Irish Fintech sector, whilst this year’s e-Payments Conference concentrated on driving Ireland as the EU Gateway for Payment firms. Other keynote speaker included Louise Phelan, PayPal’s Vice President of Global Operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa, who delivered a presentation on ‘The Future of Money’ and how their M1 Dundalk operations has helped them achieve and exceed their EU milestones.

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Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement Eoghan Murphy speaking at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel. Photo: Andy Spearman.

Eoghan Murphy, Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement, praised the M1 Payments Steering Group and The Mill Enterprise Hub for being pro-active in driving this innovative proposition, and for assembling a stellar cast of International and national panellists. He concluded by stating that “the fact that in Ireland, over 3700 people work in FDI Payment firms, and 10% of Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Startup Fund goes towards indigenous Fintech firm, highlights our existing strengths, and the opportunities to develop this cluster”.

Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement Eoghan Murphy speaking  at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel. Photo: Andy Spearman.
Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement Eoghan Murphy speaking at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel. Photo: Andy Spearman.

The conference also included panel discussions on the challenges affecting the Irish Fintech sector, how Brexit will influence the sector, and whether Blockchain will drive innovation across a number of sectors including Fintech. The panellists included Keith Fingleton (IDA), Peter Oakes (Fintech Ireland), Garrett Cassidy (Abarta Consulting), Shane Brett (Gecko Governance), John Mahon (Edgeverve), Stephen Moran (Bank of Ireland), Brendan Murray (IBM), Ron Immink (British Irish Gateway), Noel Moran (Prepaid Financial Services), and Graham O’Rourke (Aphix Software). The consensus on Brexit was that uncertainty was the main issue and will remain so for some time, but overall, it will provide an opportunity for Ireland in relation to developing the Payments sector, and ancillary sectors. The Fintech sub-sectors that could generate most growth in Ireland included Payments, B2B services, RegTech, Data Analytics, Capital Markets, and customer interaction.

10-Louise Phelan, Vice President of Global Operations for  Europe, Middle East and Africa at Paypal, speaking at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel. Photo: Andy Spearman.
10- Louise Phelan, Vice President of Global Operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Paypal, speaking at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel. Photo: Andy Spearman.
11-Michael Wasserfuhr, Vesta CFO and Board member of ATPC, speaking at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel. Photo: Andy Spearman.
Michael Wasserfuhr, Vesta CFO and Board member of ATPC, speaking at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel. Photo: Andy Spearman.
Chris Skinner, the Keynote speaker at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel. Photo: Andy Spearman.
Chris Skinner, the Keynote speaker at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel. Photo: Andy Spearman.

According to the government’s IFS Strategy 2020, 35% of existing Financial Services jobs in Ireland are already based outside of Dublin. An M1 ‘Digital Payments Corridor’ is a key part of the Government’s NorthEast Action Plan for Jobs which proposes the creation of a ‘Digital Payments Hub’ in Drogheda, and development of an M1Payments Corridor with the potential to create hundreds of sustainable new jobs. Breanndán Casey, BDM of The Mill Enterprise Hub in Drogheda, commented “The cluster presence of a number of Payments service companies within the North-East region is apparent, and we’re working with a Steering Group of private and public organisations to ensure that it can develop into an EU Payments Gateway. The steering group includes DCU and DKIT who will provide R&D support to the industry, economic development agencies, and a mixture of FDI and indigenous companies that will ensure we directly address the present and future needs of the global Payments industry.”

Chris Skinner (2nd from right), the Keynote speaker at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel with (from left) Richard Hanlon of Vesta, Miriam Roe of Louth County Council and Brendan Murray of IBM. Photo: Andy Spearman.
Chris Skinner (2nd from right), the Keynote speaker at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel with (from left) Richard Hanlon of Vesta, Miriam Roe of Louth County Council and Brendan Murray of IBM. Photo: Andy Spearman.
Keith Fingleton of the IDA (right) with Graham O’Rourke, Chairman of the Mill Enterprise Hub at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel. Photo: Andy Spearman.
Keith Fingleton of the IDA (right) with Graham O’Rourke, Chairman of the Mill Enterprise Hub at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel. Photo: Andy Spearman.

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Paul Hayes has extensive experience in technology communications and notably developed the messaging for early Irish tech success stories such as Havok and Demonware. An accomplished host of many technology events in Ireland and abroad, he has delivered innovative marketing strategies at international trade shows such as GDC and SxSW. He was also a founder of Games Ireland.

Paul is CEO and Founder of Beachhut PR, where he drives strategy for a wide variety of tech clients in multiple verticals and geographies. He is known as one of the best connectors in the Irish tech ecosystem and has mentored over 150 startups.

Originally from Thurles, Paul has lately developed a passion for cycling and does Paris-Nice to support local paralympian, Peter Ryan.

Talk outline:

Messaging for the company

What you are selling needs to speak to the needs of prospective clients or more importantly at this stage of the company, investors. How do you prick the ear of the right investor, at the right time, with the right message?

 

Sectoral segmentation messaging

Differentiating yourself in the sector is key, what is your niche, what can you define? Customers have specific requirements nowadays of what they expect from a platform, service, or product. You have to make the rules as to what your company expects at the very minimum from a sector and go beyond the customer’s expectations.

 

Story building

Behind the messaging of the the company, is the situation you found yourself in that was a pain point for many others and you strived to come up with the solution. Integrating this story with the aims and goals of the company and the overall messaging of the company personifies the brand and entices the sufferers of similar ailments to call on you.

 

Branding and language

Does your name make sense? What is your tagline? Who are your audience? What resonates with them in a world of casual instant communication, if you audience is corporate, your audience is not going to relate to gifs and twitter, they want to hear about how you can make their lives easier and the innovations you are bring to the sector.

 

Event marketing

What we find is the best platform for gathering like minded investors and clients are events. What can you showcase while showcasing yourself and becoming the spokesperson for your sector?

 

International PR

Taking your brand international involves research into the journalistic landscape of your target audience abroad.

 

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Refresh Boyne is a community of designers and developers working to refresh the creative, technical, and professional culture of the New Media industry in the Boyne region. Refresh Boyne hold events that promote design, technology, usability and standards and is part of, and inspired, by the Refreshing Cities movement.

Date: Wednesday, 28th September 2016

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Admission: FREE

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You’re welcome to stay for pizza and a beer afterwards! Refreshments kindly sponsored by Amphenol TCS.

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LEO logoAre you a start up entrepreneur or interested in leaving employment? Have you been unemployed and have a business idea and considering
starting your own business? This interactive workshop will focus on the essential elements required when starting a business, including what is required when approaching financial service providers.

 

  • The workshop will review business plan templates and outline a draft plan relevant to a specific business
  • Identify the high level financial requirements necessary for starting a business
  • Have clear objectives on the next steps that are essential to start a business.

The key elements of the workshop are:

  • What is the business idea
  • Create an Executive Summary
  • What are the human resources required
  • Who are the principal suppliers
  • Consider the financial supports required
  • Clarity on Product / Services and target market
  • Why Market Research should be completed
  • What is the route to market
  • How to complete a SWOT analysis
  • How to secure required funding

Date: Thursday 13th October 2016

Venue: The Mill, Newtown Link Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Time: 10am to 2pm

Cost: €20

Tickets: http://bit.ly/29XpCa8

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LEO logoSo you’ve just completed, or are about to complete, your first year of trading as a Sole Trader. You’ve been putting it off for a while, but it can’t wait any longer – you must start preparing to file your first income tax return!

This course will provide an overview of all aspects of the process for completing your return. You will be guided through the sections of an income tax return form and the information you will need to complete it. In addition we will discuss timing of submission and payment and what happens if you miss the deadline or inadvertently submit incorrect information.

The course will address the following:

  • What period of trading do I include in my return
  • When do I need to file a preliminary tax return and pay preliminary tax
  • When do I need to file my tax return and pay the income tax
  • What forms need to be completed and by when
  • What information do I need to complete the form
  • Should I complete my own tax return
  • What happens if I’m late filing
  • What happens if I make a mistake

Attendee Outcome:

On completing this course, attendees will have gained a good understanding of the steps involved in filing an income tax return.

Date: Tuesday 6th of September 2016

Venue: The Mill, Newtown Link Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Time: 10am to 1pm

Cost: €20

Book online at www.localenterprise.ie/louth or contact Local Enterprise Office Louth, Town Hall, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Tel: 042-9324185 email: info@leo.louthcoco.ie

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Our 2nd e-Payments Conference will focus on driving Ireland as the EU Gateway for Payment firms.

CityNorth Hotel is on M1 Corridor and is exactly 15 minutes from Dubin airport.

– Find out how payments are changing and how that brings opportunity to your business

– Listen to & meet leaders from PayPal, IBM, Vesta, IDA, Bank of Ireland & more

– Learn more about how M1/ Drogheda could be the payments centre of Europe

– Understand the opportunities & threats caused by Brexit

 

“Ireland’s Payments industry post-Brexit – Real Opportunities, Real Challenges?”

8:30am: Registration / Coffee

Introduction by Thomas McEvoy, Louth LEO

9:30am: Welcome Address: Eoghan Murphy, Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement.

Chair: Thomas McEvoy (Louth LEO)

9:45:  “The Future of Money” – Louise Phelan, Paypal

Chair: Thomas McEvoy (Louth LEO)

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Louise Phelan is Vice President of Global Operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa, PayPal. She leads 2,600 colleagues in Dublin, Dundalk and Berlin.

 

 

 

10:15:  “Building a National Payments Cluster”

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Chair: Irene McCausland (DkIT)

Michael Wasserfuhr, Vesta CFO, and Board member at ATPC

The American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) represents the more than 70 Georgia-based companies that develop the products and provide resources supporting the financial service industry’s technology needs. More than 60 percent of the companies in this U.S. industry call Georgia home and 70 percent of all U.S. payments processed annually run through Georgia. The global payment processing (merchant acquiring) industry currently generates $50 billion annually, and the industry employs 40,000 people in Georgia.

Michael Wasserfuhr brings over 15 years of international C-Level financial experience to his role as Vesta’s senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Q&A – Chair: Padraic White (Inaugural Chairman Louth Economic Forum and former Managing Director IDA-Ireland)

11.00: Coffee / Networking

 

11:15 : Fintech/ePayments sector in Ireland: Challenges to be overcome- Panel discussion

Chair – Richard Hanlon, Vesta Payments

Drew O’ Sullivan (European Angel Fund), Keith Fingleton (IDA), Noel Moran (FPAI / PrePaid Financial Services), Garrett Cassidy (Abarta Consulting)

 

11:45 Keynote Presentation- Chris Skinner

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How FinTech is transforming payments”

Chair – Richard Hanlon, Vesta Payments

Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, the Finanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand, a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. His latest book, Digital Bank, provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the battle for digital banking and strategies for companies to compete.

He is also Chief Executive of Balatro Ltd, a research company, and a co-founder of the website Shaping Tomorrow, as well as a regular commentator on BBC News, Sky News and Bloomberg about banking issues.

“I can honestly say this is one of the best books that I’ve read on the subject matter around what constitutes banking in the present, past and future.”– David Brear, Digital Banking Director, Gartner Group

Q&A

 

12:30: Update on M1 Payments Corridor (Thomas McEvoy, Louth LEO)

Chair: Richard Hanlon and Alan Costello

 

12:45 pm: Light Lunch / Networking

 

 

13:40: Blockchain – Can Ireland take a leading position in Europe?

Chair – Keith Fingleton (IDA)

Stephen Moran (Bank of Ireland), Brendan Murray (IBM), John Mahon (Edgeverve)

 

 

14:20 Brexit: What does it mean for Ireland’s payments sector? – Panel discussion

Chair – Graham O’Rourke (Aphix Software)

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15:00: Conference Close – Graham O’Rourke

 

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TEDxDrogheda is coming to the North-East of Ireland. TEDxDrogheda is officially launched by Gavin Duffy, RTE’s Dragon’s Den, on Wednesday 8th June 2016. It will take place in the Droichead Arts Centre on 17th September 2016 and will provide a broad interpretation of the theme “FutureWealth”, with presentations by speakers from our local community and further afield.  A call out for speakers is currently taking place on TEDxDrogheda website: http://tedxdrogheda.com/ , deadline for submissions – 8th July 2016.

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The organizing committee consists of Graham O’Rourke – Chairman of The Mill Enterprise Hub; Anna Kurtisa – administrator at The Mill Enterprise Hub; Alan Costello – CEO of Ruby Consulting; Orla Moloney – Director of Droichead Arts Centre; and Orlaith Carmody – former RTE news reporter and Managing Director of Mediatraining.ie.

“We are interested in asking whether the concept of FutureWealth is related to money or whether it involves something much broader such as creativity, social equality, health or environment”, said Orla Moloney, the Director of Droichead Arts Centre. TEDxDrogheda represents technology, the arts, education, youth programmes, business and not-for-profit organisations.  Our common aim is to reach a diverse cross-section of our community and ensure a truly inspirational set of topics and talks.

“We will support speakers with some training and practice, so no one should be put off by the thought that doing a TEDx talk is out of reach” said Orlaith Carmody, who has spoken twice at TEDx events. “We are looking for speakers of all ages and backgrounds, who have a great idea worth sharing.”

Because TEDx events are intentionally small, designed to be intimate events that provoke discussion and promote connection, the seating at TEDxDrogheda will be limited to 100. “We are seeking an audience representing the broadest possible range of the community, including local residents and other members of the general public who are inspired by ideas and interested in connecting with others who share the same passion for knowledge”, said Graham O’Rourke.

Tickets will go on sale this month, priced at €30 for a Standard Ticket, and €15 for a Concession Ticket (students, unemployed, and senior members 65+). For more information, please visit http://tedxdrogheda.com/ or follow @TEDxDrogheda on Facebook and Twitter for instant updates.

TEDxDrogheda is a non-profit event and organizers would welcome any sponsorship or contribution from companies or individuals.

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