Craig Tait@craigatait Head of Digital & IT at Business Post
"Health and safety is about mindset and mindset is a function of wellbeing"
I would like to see us getting to a point where going home safe in the evening is a certainty but more so where workers feel enriched and fulfilled for their daily experience says Micheál O’ Connor, Vice President & General Manager, Jacobs, Ireland
Loss of talent a big challenge for construction sector
Andy Clifton of Topcon will tell the CIF conference the sector needs to promote and highlight the exciting times it is facing with the emergence of new technologies and construction methods
New materials and technologies can help construction sector
Shemas Eivers, chairman of Client Solutions, will tell the CIF conference the sector will have to convert users and purchasers to accept new building methods
Maximising the benefits of digital technology in the construction sector
Joe O'Sullivan of Sisk will tell the DigiCon Summit he hopes clients – and in particular the government - will begin to demand digital delivery as standard
We need stabilisation around the economic impact on the building sector
"The last bust was catastrophic for the industry and there needs to be a commitment from governments to ensure large capital projects that are planned continue during a downtown" says Brian Glancy of the Kingspan Group
'The more companies use personal data the more of a need there is for companies like ours to ensure that individuals personal data does not get misused'
John Ghent, CEO of Sytorus on new trends in the personal data management market
'There is not a dearth of capital, or even of capable people, but of being able to attract those great capable people into high growth teams'
Drew O’Sullivan, Lead Equity Adviser with InterTradeIreland on the challenges facing the finance industry
'There is a plethora of options available to SMEs to finance and grow their business outside of the main pillar banks that most SME’s are not familiar with'
Derek Foley Butler, CEO of GRID Finance on the challenges facing the finance industry
"We have outgrown the reputation of London’s little brother, and are now seen as a truly modern European city in our own right, with many firms relocating here"
Orla O’Gorman, Head of Equity Listing at Euronext Dublin on Ireland's role in the world of finance
'The range of capital options available to Irish SMEs has never been as diverse and extensive as it is today'
Leo Casey, head of the Business Growth Fund in the Republic of Ireland on new trends emerging in the SME industry
'As the infrastructure is being constructed, we will need young leaders front and centre, who can be supported & guided by experienced hands'
Clodagh Barry, Executive at the Western Development Commission on the key factors in developing smart cities and regions
What renovation rules mean for the construction industry
The construction industry needs to respond to changes in regulations by upskilling and developing the workforce, Orla Coyle of the SEAI will tell the CIF Construction Management Summit
How changes in the law may affect construction sector
Employment law expert Loughlin Deegan of ByrneWallace will give an update on recent developments at the National Construction Summit
Ireland will be ahead of the curve when it comes to having the necessary skills and expertise to embrace and also commercialise AI
Paul Verkaik, head of the IPsoft EMEA Solution Architecture organisation believes AI and humans working in unison will drive creativity, efficiency and effectivity in Ireland
"Brexit is a significant risk to the Irish economy and the housing sector in particular"
It’s likely to affect demand and supply of housing which will have major implications for home financing says Kieran McQuinn, research professor and head of economics at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).