PLENARY SESSION AND PRACTICE STREAM
Aisling Molloy, FCA
Tax Manager, Grant Thornton
Anne Brady, FCA
Director, Crowleys DFK
Maeve Stuart, FCA
Finance Manager, Beyond Accounting
Chief Innovation Office, Accenture Interactive
Mark Curtis is a serial entrepreneur and innovator who has worked in media, digital, mobile and design for 30 years. In 2001 he co-founded service design consultancy Fjord with Mike Beeston and Olof Schybergson. At Fjord Mark is Chief Client Officer, and his role spans offer definition, marketing and business development. Fjord was acquired by Accenture in May 2013.Mark is a frequent speaker at conferences and commentator in the media. He has published a book, “Distraction – Being Human in the Digital Age” about the social effects of new technology.
Managing Director, CFO & Enterprise Value Practice Lead, Accenture in Ireland
Aoife has been with Accenture for 15 years, where she leads the CFO and Enterprise Value practice in Ireland. Her role is focused on helping CFOs transform their finance functions and positively influence value creation in their broader organisations. A chartered accountant by trade, Aoife believes that our digital experiences in our workplace should be as effective as those in our personal lives – and is passionate about helping organisations deliver that experience. Aoife lives in Clontarf with hubby Shane and her two little girls Laragh and Evelyn - and is steadfastly refusing to get involved in the current local craze of sea swimming!
Peter Corkery, Managing Director, Milk Bottle Labs -Highly experienced commercial business leader with over 25 years' experience within the Technology Sector, ranging from business start-ups to Fortune 500 Companies. Extensive track record in helping businesses assess, evaluate, understand and embrace technology that better serves their customers' needs. Currently leading the growth of Ireland's only certified Shopify Experts eCommerce agency helping businesses succeed online
Tom Leahy (FCA)- Tom is a Chartered Accountant and iXBRL Expert. He currently works full time in a new start-up. Digital Business Reporting will provide taxonomy based reporting solutions to regulators, software providers and special interest groups. Tom previously worked as an XBRL and Data Modelling Expert for Vizor Software. Tom has also worked as Director of IT Strategy for Nissan Ireland and held roles with EY and KPMG.
Frankie McSwiney is Founder of NoCo, a Hub and Spoke Real Estate Platform. Prior to this Frankie was a Strategic Partnership Manager for Jobbio. Frankie holds a MSc in Electronic Commerce (Business) and a BA Science (Landscape Architecture) from University College Dublin.
Larissa Feeney (FCA), CEO, accountantonline.ie - Larissa specialises in providing a complete range of accounting services online from accounts preparation for the sole trade/start up to a virtual financial controller service for the more established SME. Accountantonline.ie was awarded 'Medium Practice of the Year', overall 'Practice of the Year' and runner up for 'Best Use of Technology in Accountancy & Finance' in the Irish Accountancy Awards 2020. Previously Larissa was Company Accountant for JML Transport Ltd.
Clodagh Allen (ACA)- Clodagh is Chartered Accountant and Senior Finance Manager at Microsoft having previously worked in KPMG and Accenture. She is also a Committee Member with NextGeneration. Clodagh holds LLB in Law and Politics from University College Dublin
Ian Cahill, Technology Consulting Director, Grant Thornton -Ian is a highly experienced IT and commercial Leader with over 27 years' experience in the IT industry. Ian currently leads projects across multiple sectors to help clients leverage technology to manage risk and drive efficiency and growth. He has a particular interest in the use of Intelligent Automation to improve the quality, cost effectiveness and scalability of business processes. He previously served as General Manager of a nationwide IT Shared Service.
Karin Lanigan - Karin is Head of Member Experience with Chartered Accountants Ireland. Her responsibilities include career advice and coaching of members of Chartered Accountants Ireland. Karin is a qualified coach and has extensive experience working with members at all levels and also facilitates career workshops and clinics, presentations and psychometric testing.
Allan Kearns is the Head of Function for Analytics and Risk Analysis for the Central Bank of Ireland. He is the Lead Lecturer for the Institute's Diploma in Data Analytics and Strategy and he also lectures for the Institute of Banking. Allan has a MSc in Data Business (Analytics Strategy, Data Strategy, Organisational Change) from the Irish Management Institute. He is Board Chair of the Asthma Society of Ireland, and a member of the steering board of Ceadar - Ireland's Centre for Applied AI.