Evin is a serial startup exec with 10+ years experience overseeing marketing, business development and operations with marketplace focused companies. He has extensive experience working with the Gen-Y and Gen-Z demographic, and has looked to connect these audiences with business strategies focused on social impact. He believes a simple connection can make a tremendous difference in understanding and accepting other cultures around the world. Belouga Mission: Belouga is an online platform connecting classes throughout the world. Our mission is to build a global ecosystem of students and teachers and instill emotional equity in each user by identifying similarities and embracing differences through everyday communication and collaboration. All the while, classrooms earn points for their communication that help support schools in need. The platform is 100% free for all teachers and students.
John Doran has been a teacher and guidance counsellor for over 24 years. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed Ways to Wellbeing. It is currently being taught in over 140 schools both in Ireland and in mainland Europe. He is passionate about the trans formative power of education to disrupt poverty, and help young people do all that they can, with all that they have, in the time that they have got, in the space that they are in. John works with management bodies, corporate executives, businesses, Education Trusts, teachers, parents and students on the topics of Resilience, EQ, Wellbeing, Stress management and maximizing performance both nationally and internationally as a TEDx speaker and media contributor.
Jacinta is a well-known author and lecturer at Trinity College. Her book – Positive Behaviours, Relationships and Emotions …the Heart of Leadership in a School – was published anuary 2017 (Published by NAPD). This book is a distillation of Jacinta’s extensive work over the years as a teacher and facilitator in schools and third level colleges with teachers and leaders – the key personnel in the education system. Each school has a particular and unique atmosphere, either positive or negative, that can be sensed as soon as one walks in. It is invariably linked to those who work in the school and how they treat each other and how well they work together. It is impossible for a school to be effective and productive without a prevalence of appropriate interpersonal behaviours and high-quality relationships. School leaders set an example through their own positive behaviour and relationships. Jacinta is a also a regular key-note speaker at conferences organised by a wide range of organisations and groups in the public and private sectors.
Nell has had an unusual career, including teaching post-grad Computer Science at the age of 24, and later co-foundded a successful Graffiti arts company. Her ability to bridge the world of technology and the Humanities makes it easy for her to translate complex subjects so that they can be clearly understood. Nell founded QuantaCorp (néeé Poikos), a machine learning-driven ‘AI for body measurement’. Most recently she has co-founded EthicsNet, a non-profit working to create datasets of pro social behaviors to teach kind behavior to machines Nell lectures globally on Machine Intelligence, AI philosophy, Human-Machine relations, and the Future of Human Society, serving as Associate Faculty of AI & Robotics at Singularity University.
Olive O Connor
Olive O’Connor is an international family advocate and patient innovator. Having first-hand experience in the issues that can arise from maneuvering within the health system, from being both a patient and carer of her four daughters, award-winning social entrepreneur, Olive has a passion to drive, promote and educate all stakeholders on the importance of engagement, partnership, self-management, and self-care. Combining her love of community and healthcare, she is a trained Self-Management Facilitator of Chronic Disease with Stanford University. Olive is a Fellow of ISQua for Patient Safety and Quality Improvement and was awarded a Fellowship by the England Centre for Practice Development, Canterbury University. Olive is also the Ethical Governance Lead for the World Health Innovation Summit. While also attending to the medical needs of her family, Olive has always supported and worked collaboratively with many organisations, having a particular interest in mental health. In 2015, Olive was commissioned by the HSE to lead out on a national externally evaluated study of a person-centred health record, namely MediStori. Olive worked alongside various stakeholders to design, develop and deliver a national patient safety initiative. This project was showcased on RTE Dragons Den where she was one of the lucky few to have received investment from for her patient safety product.
Brian Mooney, is Guidance Counsellor at Oatlands College Mount Merrion, where he is in his 43rd year as a member of the teaching staff. He entered Oatlands College primary school in 1961, making his association with the college a life-long one, currently stretching back 58 years. Brian lectured on, and programme coordinated, both the higher diploma and master’s in religious education in UCD from 1986-2002. In parallel with his postgraduate lecturing role in UCD, he continued teaching in Oatlands College. He qualified as a Guidance Counsellor following post graduate studies in UCD in 1996. He was appointed to the roll of Guidance Counsellor in Oatlands College in 1998 and was elected at President of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors in 2001, a position he was re-elected to in 2004-2006. He was made a “Fellow” of the IGC in 2008. Brian was appointed to write regular articles on Education in the Irish Times in 2002, and has been a regular columnist and educational analysts with the Irish Times over the past 16 years, including writing a weekly column on the “Education” page on Tuesdays. Brian has had several books published over the years, including his most recent one, “Start Your Career Journey Here”, published by the Educational Company in 2014.
As an Independent first elected in 2014 to represent the people of the Clondalkin Area on South Dublin County Council. I have an Honours degree in Social Care. I am passionate about social Justice Issues. As an elected representative of South Dublin County Council, I am a member of the Environment SPC (previously the Arts, Culture, Gaeilge, Heritage and Libraries SPC and was elected Clondalkin Area Chair for 2015-2016.) I am on the Dublin Region Horse Welfare Working Group and also on the Review of Legislation/Bye Laws sub group. I am also on the Scrambler and Quad Regional Forum and working group. I am also a Voluntarily a member of the Boards of the ”Quarryvale Family Resource Centre” . ”Bawnogue Community Centre” & ”Knockmitten Community Centre” , I am on the sub committees of the ”Staffing” and ”Finance” for the Clondalkin Traveller Development Group.
Sidney Madison Prescott
Sidney Madison Prescott is currently a senior leader for ETRADE corporation’s Robotic Process Automation Center of Excellence as a part of the firm’s Software Engineering organization. Sidney is currently based out of ETRADE’s Jersey City location. Prior to ETrade, Sidney held the position of Vice President of Intelligent Process Automation (Robotic Process Automation, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence) at BNY Mellon, and partnered with internal business units to strategize ways to transform business processes through robotic automation. As a result of Intelligent Process implementations, employees are freed up from general swivel chair activities to handle more value add tasks for Bank of New York’s extensive clientele. After spending the past few years of her career in the cognitive automation space, Sidney knows what drives successful global robotics implementations and has excelled at delivering projects resulting in a seven-figure return on investment stats for Fortune 250 companies across the globe.
Dr. Tony Humphreys
Dr Tony Humphreys is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Author and National and International Speaker. He began his career as a Clinical Psychologist in State Psychiatric and Psychological Services in England and Ireland and since 1990 has been working in private practice in Ireland. He works with individuals, couples, families, schools, local communities and the business community. He is the Director of two National University of Ireland courses which are run in University College Cork and in an outreach centre in Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Tony is a Co-Founder of The Irish Association of Relationship Mentors (IARM) and a Member of Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI).