AtlanTec Festival: Thriving through Digital Transformation

What: AtlanTec Festival
When: 17th-21st May 2021

The vibrant tech community here in the west of Ireland are sharing their expertise – alongside a host of speakers from around the world – at next week’s AtlanTec Festival.  Now in its seventh year, this time around the theme is ‘Thriving through Digital Transformation’.

Whether it’s the future of work, cloud computing, future tech, cybersecurity, AI, big data – or even chair yoga – there is something for everyone across five packed days of content with over 30 events.

The event is supported by NUI Galway, and run by itag (Innovation Technology AtlanTec Gateway), the non-profit, industry-led community of technology companies in the west of Ireland.  There is no charge for talks, just register for free, you can check out the programme here

There is a real sense of coming together with the AtlanTec Festival. So much great innovation in technology comes out of our part of the world, from the start-up community right through to companies that are household names. What’s great about being fully online again this year, is it allows us to share the event around the world.

NUI Galway speakers will include: Dr Venkatesh Kannan on how the Quantum Computing work at the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) is positioning Ireland in Europe and globally; Jim Duggan, Personal Professor in Computer Science, on his work on infectious disease modelling; Dr Ed Curry on data sharing spaces to power AI; and Dr Noel Carroll, Programme Director of the MSc Information Systems Management on his work related to digital transformation and citizen development.

This year’s dynamic panel of international keynote speakers and panel guests include: Nicklas Bergman (Futurist), Bruce Daisley (The Joy of Work), Dr. Jessica Barker (Cyber UK), Gary Short (Data Scientist AMEY), Sarah Armstrong (Microsoft Cyber Consultant) and Marek Zmuda (Intel Movidius).

The event website is here and you can follow the talks and engage on Twitter by following @AtlanTecFest and/or @NUIGinnovation 

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