GeoDirectory Annual Customer Conference 2022

Events are back with a bang and with that GeoDirectory is delighted to hold its first Customer Conference in 2 years. Traditionally the day has brought a large gathering of valued customers together to hear from expert industry speakers, to network and to enjoy a nice lunch. And this year’s conference will be no different.

Taking place in the Aviva Stadium on Thursday 12th May this is a half day event hosted in the Havelock Suite, Aviva Stadium from 9am to 1pm with lunch to follow. The room has a wonderful view of the pitch where Ireland’s favourite rugby stars do their best work.

This year’s theme is around the use and implementation of data tools and strategies for more effective business. From business technology to earth observations, and coaching for performance to Irish population insights, an excellent panel of speakers will take to the stage with some really interesting, futuristic topics.

For anyone concerned about indoor events, you can rest assured that you will be in safe hands as the Aviva Stadium is now Failte Ireland Safety Charter Accredited and follow strict health and safety protocols.

So to get you ready for the event, here’s a sample of our speaker line-up:

4.png1. Adrian Wreckler, Technology Editor of the Irish and Sunday Independent

Adrian Weckler is the Technology Editor of the Irish Independent and the Sunday Independent. The host of Ireland’s most listened-to technology podcast, The Big Tech Show, Adrian has risen to become the country’s most senior journalist in the sector, regularly appearing on national and international television and radio shows to interpret new trends.


3.png2. Dr. Sarah Bourke, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Skytek 

Dr. Bourke was recognised by the EU as one of Europe's leading innovators when she was awarded the EU Prize for Women Innovators in 2016. During this process, she was recognised for her leadership and commercial success in pioneering ground breaking space technology. On a day-to-day basis, Sarah works with leading research organisations like the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA, in addition to growing the Skytek brand.

In 2019, under her leadership, Skytek announced a strategic partnership with AON. Together, they will combine their expertise to offer the insurance and reinsurance industry space adapted software systems to better manage marine, port cargo and offshore asset risk.

Sarah is a PhD graduate of Trinity College Dublin and has worked at leading universities and governmental agencies before co-founding Skytek Limited.

2.png3. Emmet Farrell, Senior Performance Analyst & Senior Kicking Coach Leinster Rugby

Emmet joined Leinster Rugby as Head Performance Analyst in November 2003.  As a player Emmet successfully represented Ireland A, Ireland U21, Leinster Rugby U18, 21 and senior, but unfortunately his career was cut short through injury.

He has been involved in 4 Champions Cup titles, 7 Celtic League and a Challenge Cup success.Emmet is also a fully qualified coach and has spent 11 seasons coaching in the All Ireland League winning the title with Lansdowne FC.

Emmet was appointed Leinster Senior Kicking and Skills Coach in 2017. He also has a BA in Business and Management.

5.png4. Dominic Fahey, CTO, GeoDirectory

Dominic is a qualified Systems Analyst who has worked in Ordnance Survey Ireland, An Post and GeoDirectory DAC.He also has qualifications in Cartography, GIS from University College Cork, Strategic Leadership from Institute of Leadership and Management London.He has worked as a Cartographer, database administrator, business and systems analyst along with other senior management and training roles.He has an in-depth understanding of data capture and how to ensure the data is accurate and fit for purpose.He has supported GeoDirectory in a sales and marketing capacity and is the current CTO of GeoDirectory DAC.

1.png5. Jonathan Pratschke, Co-Creator of HP Deprivation Index 

HP Deprivation Index co-creator Jonathan Pratschke worked with the late Dr. Trutz Haase and their composite indicator is now used by many Government Departments, public bodies, academic researchers and private companies to identify the characteristics of local areas and populations in Ireland.


6.png6. Emer Phelan, Customer Success Manager, Scurri

Over 20 year’s experience in customer success and leadership expanding over several sectors including telecoms, retail and logistics across a range of geographies. Specialising in customer journeys, listening to the voice of the customer to help customers deliver their goals 


7.png7. Ronald Jackson, Product Manager, Scurri

Over 20 year’s experience in the Information Technology sector with various roles within the software development lifecycle and customer relationship management. Currently working as a Product Manager within Scurri specialising in carrier and channel integrations.


We are so happy to finally get back to events and see you all in person again after quite some time spent behind screens! We really hope you can make it.

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