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CUBS Conference

March 13, 2019 - Cork Opera House

The 2019 CUBS Conference with its theme Leading the Way showcases world-class speakers and panelists across business, finance, and technology. 

Corporate tickets are now available for purchase on the Cork Opera House website. Non-corporate / student tickets can be bought from the UCC Visitors' Centre, direct campus sales and online here.

Panels will include:


Major speakers are listed below and and a full programme of the conference can be viewed here

Gina London

Gina London is an Emmy winning former CNN correspondent and anchor who now serves as an internationally recognized speaker, facilitator and strategic communications and management expert based in Ireland.

Patrick Kennedy

Patrick Kennedy is Chairman of Bank of Ireland Group plc, and Chairman of CarTrawler, a private-equity backed travel technology provider.

Honor Moore

Honor is a partner in Deloitte and is the Partner in charge of the firm’s Cork office

Paul O'Donovan

Paul O’Donovan, is an Irish rower and world-class sportsman, he was the only Irishman to win both World Championship and Olympic medals in the same year. 

Regina Murray

Regina Murray leads the Higher Education sector for Microsoft in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) working with Ministries of Education, Education institutions, Educators & students on the transformative potential of technology for teaching & learning

James S. Cunha

Jim Cunha is Senior Vice President of the Treasury & Financial Services Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He leads the Bank's work on behalf of the Bank's cash operation, wholesale payments, mobile and digital payments.

Caroline O’Driscoll

Caroline O'Driscoll is a Corporate and International tax partner with Deloitte, specialising in the technology sector.

Caroline Currid

Caroline is one of Ireland’s leading Performance Psychologists who has over 12 years experience working with corporate & sports clients in Ireland & abroad. Her record has made her one of the most sought-after figures in elite performance

Professor Patrick O'Shea

‌Professor Patrick O’Shea became the 15th President of University College Cork on 1st February 2017.

Professor John O'Halloran

John O'Halloran, prior to taking up this role in 2018, served as Vice-President for Teaching & Learning for almost 4 years. He led a team that supported the provision of high quality teaching & learning at UCC.

Professor Thia Hennessy

Professor Thia Hennessy, Dean of School and Chair of Agri-Food Economics at Cork University Business School.

Liam Sheedy

Liam Sheedy is Director BOI Munster who has worked in a variety of roles across Bank of Ireland Group.

Deirdre Cregan

Deirdre Cregan is a Human Resources Professional with experience working in the technology, financial services and packaging sectors. 

Aisling Keegan

Aisling Keegan has been the Vice President and General Manager for Dell EMC Ireland for over two years and is currently responsible for driving the company’s commercial business on the island of Ireland

John Curran

John Curran is Head of Sustainability at Musgrave, Ireland’s largest retailer and food service business. He holds an MSc in Environmental Science, Technology & Engineering and is a member of Engineers Ireland.

Natalie Hodgess

Natalie Hodgess moved to Ireland from the UK in 2009 with Vodafone Group, after gaining ten years marketing experience through roles in Vodafone and LexisNexis in commercial marketing, strategy and customer experience.

Daniel Kearney

Daniel is a BComm graduate. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC & late worked Voxpro. Daniel currently works at Musgrave. He has balanced his studies & professional career while playing hurling at the highest level.

Liam Hennigan

Liam’s role encompasses strategic planning for the Glanbia Group as well as communications and interaction with Glanbia’s investors

Kate Hyde

Kate Hyde is CEO at Glencove Group, market leader in small group events in Ireland with 40,000 people on their events in 2018

Pádraig Mallon

Pádraig Mallon is Senior Sustainability Manager in Kerry Group with responsibility for leading on the development and implementation of the Group’s Sustainability Programme.

Eamon Moore

Eamon Moore has been involved in the technology industry since 1995 and has worked with a variety of companies including CSK Software and ESAT/BT.

Dylan O'Brien

Dylan is an E-Commerce Specialist working with some of the most exciting brands in retail in the UK; providing them insight into the current digital marketing space & how to leverage their own resources with Google's to grow their business exponentially

Neal Horgan

Neal is an ex-professional footballer with Cork City FC and the author of two books on the League of Ireland. He is currently a litigation solicitor with JW O' Donovan solicitors and a director of IN.FORM sports advisory service.

Maxine Hyde

Maxine leads the sales and marketing team at Ballymaloe Foods.

Philip Gillivan

Philip Gilivan is proprietor of the Shelburne Bar in Cork. Irish whiskey bar of the year in 2018. Philip is also president of the Cork Business Association

Thomas Mc Hugh

Thomas Mc Hugh is Director of Public Affairs at Cork Chamber where he represents the Cork business community in Government and stakeholder liaison and communications.

Rob Heffernan

Rob Heffernan, joined Bank of Ireland in July 2018 as a Youth Ambassador for BOI Cork City after a highly decorated Athletics career which spanned three decades.

Áine Sheehan

Áine is an Associate Director in the Financial Advisory Services (FAS) team in Deloitte. Áine joined Deloitte in 2009 and spent four years in Audit before joining the FAS team in 2013.

John Kelly

John is a Director in Audit and Assurance in Deloitte’s Cork office. He works with clients across a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, healthcare, education, business process outsourcing, retail and manufacturing.

Alan White

Alan has developed a number of books on wellbeing and is passionate about helping people learn skills, to take control and maintain their own mental wellbeing.

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For more details about the 2019 Conference, please contact Alison O'Connell