About Future Human

Silicon Republic, Europe's leading tech news service, brings you Future Human, the evolution of their successful Inspirefest event.

With over 3,000 visionary attendees from more than 52 countries, plus leading minds from life, science and tech, mining the future of robotics and AI, urban landscapes, security and business, life science, workplaces and our planet, Future Human will continue to be the most inclusive and forward-looking event the world has ever seen.

ROBOTICS & AI

URBAN FUTURE

SECURITY & BUSINESS

LIFE SCIENCE

FUTURE OF WORK

EARTH FUTURE

Future Human 2020

Speakers 2020

Who Attends

Tech Professionals

Industry Leaders

Investors

Founders

Entrepreneurs

Academics

Start-ups

Students (PHDs etc)

Who Attends
Who Attends

Programme 2020

Thursday 29th October

Opening Remarks

1.05PM

Ann O’Dea, event MC and Future Human founder

Future Talent: Special Performance

1.20PM

Séamus and Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta

Future Leaders

1.30PM

BTYSTE 2020 winners Cormac Harris and Alan O’Sullivan, in conversation with Silicon Republic editor Elaine Burke

Technovation World Summit 2020 winners Evelyn Nomayo, Margaret Akano, Rachael Akano and Joy Njekwe

Founders: Future Fintech

1.50PM

Andrea Reynolds, founder and CEO, Swoop

Founders: Open Source – Creating Impact on a Global Scale

2.05PM

Cian Ó Maidín, founder and CEO, NearForm

Investing in the Future

2.20PM

Elaine Coughlan, managing partner and co-founder, Atlantic Bridge

Investing in the Future

2.35PM

Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland

Investing in the Future

2.45PM

Brad Feld, co-founder of Foundry Group, co-founder of Techstars, best-selling author

Future Planet: Healthy Living, Healthy Planet

3.15PM

Paulette Frank, worldwide VP of environmental health, safety and sustainability, Johnson & Johnson

Future of Work: Recruiting and Retaining for Diversity

3.30PM

Jamie Adasi, director of diversity, equity and inclusion at Greenhouse, in conversation with Silicon Republic editor Elaine Burke

Future of Work: The Project Economy

3.40PM

Prof Andrew Burke, dean, Trinity Business School

Future of Work: Remote Culture

3.55PM

Ali Rayl, VP of customer experience, Slack

Future of Work Panel and Q&A

4.15PM

Ali Rayl of Slack and Kieran Flanagan of HubSpot, in conversation with Ann O'Dea

Future of Your Data

4.30PM

Brittany Kaiser, founder of Own Your Data, Cambridge Analytica whistleblower

Live Q&A: Future of Your Data

4.45PM

Brittany Kaiser

Main Stage Close

5.20PM

Ann O’Dea, event MC and Future Human founder

Friday 30th October

Opening Remarks

1PM

Ann O’Dea, event MC and Future Human founder

The Future Viewed from Space

1.03PM

Joan Higginbotham, former NASA astronaut

A Future Europe

1.20PM

Tony Connelly, RTÉ Europe editor, in conversation with Dearbhail McDonald

Neurodivergent Talent for the Future

1.45PM

Rob O'Donohue, senior director analyst, Gartner

Future of Business

2PM

Ronan Dunne, executive VP and group CEO, Verizon Consumer

Future of Health: Designing a Patient-Centric Future

2.15PM

Lorna Ross, chief innovation officer, VHI Health & Wellbeing

Building an App for All: Open Source and the Decentralized Approach

2.30PM

Colm Harte, technical director, NearForm

Future of Health

2.40PM

Johan Van Hoof, Global head of infectious diseases and vaccines, Janssen

Future of FDI

3PM

Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland, in conversation with Ann O'Dea

Future of Research

3.10PM

Dr Ruth Freeman, director of science for society, Science Foundation Ireland

Future of Artificial Intelligence

3.25PM

Prof Vincent Wade, director, ADAPT Centre

The Future of Emerging Technology

3.40PM

Domhnaill Hernon, head of experiments in art and technology, Nokia Bell Labs

Future of Robotics

3.55PM

Dr Conor McGinn, founder of Akara Robotics, researcher at ADAPT Centre

A Democratised Future for AI

4.10PM

Teemu Roos of University of Helsinki and Barry O'Sullivan of University College Cork

Future Tech and the Arts

4.25PM

Eímear Noone, conductor and composer

Future of Space is Virtual

4.50PM

Félix Lajeunesse, co-founder, Felix & Paul Studios

Main Stage Close

5.10PM

Ann O’Dea, event MC and Future Human founder

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