The E-Payments Conference “Payments – The Opportunity for Collaboration and Scaling”, hosted by The Mill, will take place at City North Hotel where guest speaker David Birch, from London-based Consult Hyperion, which specialises in secure electronic transfers, will speak on the future of the e-payments sector.


9.00am: Registration/Coffee

9.30am: Welcome Address: Ged Nash, TD, Minister of State, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

9.50am: Introduction by Dennis Cummins, President DKIT

Panel Discussion: Chaired by Richard Hanlon, Vesta
Vesta logoPanel: Brian MacCraith (President DCU), David Birch (Consult Hyperion), Denis Curran (IDA Ireland), Dave Anderson (, Garrett Cassidy (Abarta Consulting).

  • State of Payments Sector in Ireland
  • Regionalisation / Opportunities for smaller Fintech Companies
  • R&D in Payments Sector

10.50am: Coffee / Networking

11.20am: Keynote Presentation – David Birch, Consult Hyperion
“The Future of Payments Industry”

David BirchDavid Birch is a Director of London-based, Consult Hyperion, the IT consultancy that specialises in secure electronic transactions. He is an internationally-recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital money, was named one of Wired magazine’s global top 15 favourite sources of business information, listed in the European “Power 50” for digital financial services, rated a NextBank “Fintech Titan” and ranked Europe’s most influential commentator on the emerging payments field. His latest book “Identity is the New Money” was published in April 2014.


12.20pm: VC/Startup Panel Discussion – Chaired by Alan Costello, Ruby Consulting
Panel: Frontline VC (Will Prendergast, Partner), CurrencyFair (Chief Operating Officer, Michael O’Donovan), Aphix Software (Graham O’Rourke, CEO), Brendan McCormack (Enterprise Ireland), Dermot Berkery (Delta Partners).

1.15 pm: Light Lunch / Networking

Details & Booking

Date: Friday, 9th October

Time: 9:00 – 13:15

Location: City North Hotel, M1

Cost: €20

Eventbrite - National E-Payments Conference

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