David Rowan, Founding UK Editor-In-Chief of WIRED Magazine and Author Of The Bestselling Book Non-Bullshit Innovation (Penguin) Announced as Key Note Speaker


View David's brief introduction video below. 

David is a leading global speaker on how emerging technologies including AI will impact business — and how business leaders should prepare now. David has given 700 keynotes around the world, and has moderated events for governments, the World Economic Forum and the biggest global companiesAn investor in more than 160 early-stage tech companies, he runs venture funds that invest in health-tech and climate-tech. David has been a technology columnist for The TimesGQCondé Nast Traveller and The Sunday Times, and at WIRED he got to know the founders of tech giants such as WhatsApp, LinkedIn and Spotify.   

Join us for Ireland's Premier Project Management Eevent in 2024

Date:    23rd April 2024

Time:    09:15 to 16:15

Venue:   Convention Centre, Dublin 1

The 2024 Ireland Chapter of PMI Annual Conference, Work Smart Summit: Your Projects, Your Success, in association with EY, promises to be one of the best ever; not to be missed. 

The Work Smart Summit will address the current trends and challenges for project managers across all industry sectors. It has been carefully crafted to address the key questions for Project Managers right now and will provide both thought-provoking and practical solutions to these questions by drawing upon insights and expertise from a range of thought-leaders, academics and industry experts to provide delegates with the tools and knowledge they will need to thrive in today's rapidly changing business landscape.  

It is clear that the presence of AI and its impact on Project Management cannot be ignored. The Work Smart Summit will address questions for Project Managers head on by providing delegates with an understanding of AI itself, its impact on Project Management, the future of work, and the key factors for consideration around Ethics, Risk, the pending EU AI Act, and much more. 


Ensure you Log-In to your PMI account first to have the members disount automatically applied. Please note that tickets are non refundable. 


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National Conference 2024 Registration


Important Notes

  • Full-time students are being offered the special rate of €99 to attend. Please email with proof of student ID to avail of the offer. A payment link will be issued.  
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National Conference 2024 Speakers. The entire set of leading speakers will be confirmed shortly

Brian McElligott

Partner in Mason Hayes Currann and Head of AI team

Brian is a Partner in Mason Hayes Currann Law Firm and is Head of their Artificial Intelligence (AI) team. Prior to re-joining the firm in January of 2023 he spent time in-house as Chief Intellectual Property counsel with an Irish AI fintech start-up. During that time, he gained significant experience in operationalising and commercialising AI platforms and solutions. He led AI invention harvesting and international patent and trademark portfolio filing projects. He was also part of a team that conceived and developed a bespoke in-house software invention and R&D tagging tool that has applications in the trade secret space also. Brian helps clients prepare for compliance with the AI Act.

Alan Smeaton

Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Dublin City University

Alan Smeaton is Professor of Computing at Dublin City University and a Founding Director of the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics. His expertise is in using AI and machine learning in the analysis of all kinds of visual media, and in the application of AI to learning analytics. Alan is a member of the Royal Irish Academy, and winner of the Academy's Gold Medal for Engineering Sciences. He is a former Board member of Irish Research Council, was a member of the inaugural Scientific Committee for the EU COST program, is a Fellow of the IEEE and of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association, and a Principal Fellow of AdvanceHE. He is a winner of the ACM SIGMM award for outstanding technical contribution to multimedia computing, communications and applications. He was appointed to the Irish Government's AI Advisory Council in January 2024.

Sean O'Sullivan

Winner of the 2024 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE)

Sean is the winner of the 60th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE). Aged 17, a 5th year student from Coláiste Chiaráin in Limerick, has won the top prize with his project, VerifyMe: A new approach to authorship attribution in the post-ChatGPT era. Since OpenAI released ChatGPT in November of 2022, the line between human-written and AI-generated text has blurred, leaving academia and industry searching for a reliable method to discern “true” human authorship. In his project, Seán considered the challenges of author verification in the context of the significant improvements in Large Language Models (LLMs) like ChatGPT. He developed a novel approach to author authentication that identifies stylistic differences to verify authorship.

Rebecca Keenan

Global Head of Intelligent Automation - Expleo & Member of Ireland Chapter of PMI Executive Panel on AI

Rebecca is Head of the Intelligent Automation Service in Expleo Group where she is responsible for the development and delivery of Expleo' s intelligent automation capabilities, which support clients in the deployment and scaling of automation solutions within their organizations. For Expleo, she has built a Global Service Offering by developing a Methodology and Best Practice Approach to implementing and deploying automation solutions. She runs the Expleo Intelligent Automation Global Centre of Excellence from Dublin, supporting the roll out of the service globally. The Service utilizes a range of technologies, including RPA, OCR, chat bots, process mining, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence. She is also responsible for establishing and maintaining Expleo' s strategic relationships with software providers and regularly speaks at industry events providing real world insights into the challenges of deploying automated solutions. Rebecca is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and as a leader in her sector, often speaks publicly about her experiences and the need for more diversity in technology.

Joe Houghton

Director of Project Management & lecturer at UCD Smurfit Graduate School of Business

Joe is Director of Project Management & lecturer at UCD Smurfit Graduate School of Business, Dublin, Joe has been full-time teaching project management and other management subjects at Smurfit since 2005. International Executive MBA graduate (UCD 2004). Professional Postgraduate Diploma in University Teaching & Learning (UCD 2016). Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurial Learning with the UCD Innovation Academy (2020) Certified Management Consultant (IMCA) UCD Faculty Partner (2022-2024) Experienced Business/IT Manager who has held European and global positions in Software Development, Systems Implementation, Technology Management, & Telemetry Systems Development with multi-nationals including General Electric. Able to manage effectively in a constantly changing environment. Presented at industry seminars in UK, Europe and USA. Created and delivered training courses as part of global project rollouts in Data Management, CRM, MS Office, Windows, Internet Usage & Searching, and many internally developed programs and tools. Ex-chairman of the Board at Pieta House Centre for the Prevention of Suicide and Self-Harm. Former Board member of The Wheel, and former Lay Minister with St. Andrews Church of Ireland, Lucan.