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Cobus Greyling

Conversational AI Analyst
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Until recently Cobus was part of the Vodacom TOBi chatbot squad, and also the TOBi Voicebot Product Owner. He is the founder of the Eliza Language Technology community and currently he focusses on langauge technology and Conversational AI. With emphasis on market analysis, vendor comparison and measuring chatbot success.

Medb Corcoran

Managing Director

Accenture Labs

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Medb is the Managing Director of ‘Accenture Labs’ in Ireland, one of Accenture’s seven key research hubs around the world. In her role at Accenture Labs, Medb incubates and prototypes new concepts through applied R&D projects that are expected to have a significant strategic impact on Accenture, its clients and society. She is the Global Responsible AI Lead for Technology Innovation, focusing specifically helping organisations address the challenges of Algorithmic Fairness and build trustworthy systems.

Dan Blagojevic PhD

Head of Customer Analytics and Decisioning Sciences

Optima Partners

Bio

Dan has over 15 years' experience in data science and ML across the full spectrum of use cases in the customer lifecycle, in particular advanced credit risk analytics. He is passionate about de-buking the myths of ML unfairness and bias in the credit risk industry. Another area of his expertise and interest is the use of loyalty data to deliver better and fairer customer outcomes. His two papers at the 2021 Credit Scoring conference talked to the transformational value (and fairness) of ML in credit risk assessment and how to widen access to fair credit through the use of loyalty data.

 
 

Paul Pierotti

Partner, Data Analytics

EY Ireland

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Paul brings 25 years’ of experience applying data-led insights to improve business performance and customer outcomes. He is a Partner in EY Ireland’s Data Analytics & Emerging Technology Practice, specialising in Analytics Strategy and Innovation. This includes defining and delivering large analytics-enabled business cases covering revenue growth, digital service transformation, supply chain and manufacturing, fraud and non-compliance and credit management. "I have championed Analytics in Ireland for a decade now and it’s incredible how far we have come. We’re at the beginning of the journey, with so much more we can do to improve work and life. Care is required to ensure this is done responsibly and in a way that does not reinforce inequality. Playing my role in helping Ireland navigate the right path for Data Analytics is how I contribute to Building a Better Working World."

Niamh Parker

Co-Founder

Altada Technology Solutions

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Niamh Parker joined Altada in December 2019 as Co Founder and Chief Legal and People Officer. Growing the team from nine employees to one hundred and forty one across twelve locations across Europe and the US. She has recently been appointed Co-CEO. Prior to Altada, Niamh has led a number of Companies including GrifAlgo, BeaconAI and Thai Cottage. Niamh began her career as a coach and operates a ‘team and results driven culture’ and approach to business. Niamh is EOY Finalist 2022 and recently won the Matheson WMB Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2022.

Paul Sweeney

Head of Product

Webio

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Paul has been designing and delivering product strategy for digital business for the last 20 years. An early convert to the power of the internet, and then to the emerging software-as-a-service transformation, he is valued for his ability to turn evolving market and technology trends into defined value propositions that have real tangible meaning to the end user or customer. Over the past 12 years he has worked in marketing, innovation and product roles with the current members of the Webio executive team. He is an industry advisor to The Watson Institute in Waterford, the National Standards Agency Top Team on AI, the University of Limerick’s Digital Futures Programme, and is co-founder of ConverCon one of the world's leading conversational technologies conferences.

 
 

Terry Franklin

Executive Vice President

Qualco Technology

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Terry is leading the company’s Fintech Solutions evolution. He oversees all technology-related initiatives, leveraging new capabilities to provide innovative solutions that help businesses realise tangible benefits. His vast experience in the market combines unique industry know-how and solution design expertise to bring significant value to Fintech tools. With extensive insight in the fields of Management, Consultancy, and Business Development, along with a proven track-record of significant accomplishments in the Credit and the Collection industry for more than 20 years, Terry has held leadership positions in established companies in United Kingdom and beyond.

Cormac O'Neill

Co-Founder and CEO

Webio

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I’m Cormac O'Neill, CEO and Co-Founder of Webio, my fourth start-up and by far and away the most exciting. I’ve worked in many sectors over the past 20+ years including telecommunications, retail, financial services, and travel gaining priceless experience along the way. Starting a business is both exciting and challenging in equal measure and core to success is a great team focused on a noble mission. We have that in spades here at Webio. My role is simply to set the right tempo and create a culture that will enable our team to shine. I understand the impact that financial wellbeing can have on a person’s mental health, as an entrepreneur I have had my fair share of financial challenges and at Webio we are striving to make those difficult conversations about money that little bit easier for everyone concerned. While entrepreneurship flows through my veins, I have my parents to thank for my educational background. I’m a qualified CIMA accountant with a Degree in Accounting from Ulster University and awarded a full MBA scholarship from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, majoring in finance. My educational background has been a rock that I’ve leaned on throughout my career and serves me well today.

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