The dot conf 2013: the deep dives

June 20, 2013 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Please book your place for your chosen deep dives through the NCI website, by clicking on this link HERE. Pick one session from the following list. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis so be quick, or you might have to pick again.

The dot conf takes place at NCI on Friday June 28th; check out the running order HERE and the speakers’ bios over HERE.

1. Barry Hand – Simple Analytics Dashboards

When it comes to Analytics – What metrics are important, how do you identify them and make the most of measurement?

This session will be a short guide to help you make sure you are measuring the right metrics for your business.

2. Julie Pichon – Making Your First Contribution to Open Source

This talk is for people who like open-source and would like to give back, but are not sure where to start or if their skills would be valued. Together we will be looking at the usual workflow for contributing, and bring to light how everyone can participate.

3. Donal O’Connell – Dissecting Open Innovation

This talk will provided a ‘deep dive’ into open innovation, providing a formal structured approach to help organisations ‘slice and dice’ open or collaborative forms of innovation. Examples of how different entities are embracing open innovation will be highlighted as there is no ‘one size fits all’. The role of Intellectual property and how it underpins open innovation will also be explored.


A deepdive into the world of pitching, peddling and presenting your idea, yourself and your company to the world at large.

5. Emily Cunnane, Yelp Community Manager Dublin

You go to all the trouble of building a baseball field. You want them to come right? Come, stay for a while, have a drink, relax! Then go home, tell their friends, and get them to come! In this seminar, Emily will give her experiences on the importance and ‘how to’ of building a community that will grow your business for you.

6. Jennie, Sarah and Grace McGinn, Prowlster – Startups: Lessons Learned

This deep dive shares the lessons learned on the Prowlster journey so far. Prowlster is an online lifestyle magazine that you can shop. It was founded by the three Mc Ginn sisters who were selected to take part in the NDRC Launchpad programme for high potential start-ups. The co-founders explored the idea of ‘magazine commerce’ and built out the Prowlster platform to prove that there was a thirst for original, inspirational content with an option to ‘shop what you see’ directly off editorial.

7. Horacio Gonzalez-Velez – Beyond Cloud Computing: The Next Decade

Unless you have been living in a deserted island without internet access for the past five years, you have heard Cloud Computing a zillion times. But what is real in “The Cloud” today, what is hype, and more important what is to come.

This session intends to provide a short, technically-sound guide to technology trends in cloud computing.

8. Sarah Williams – Fashion and Social Media

How online and offline media co-exist in the ever changing world of fashion, and the Arnotts Shoe Garden twitter party case study.

9. Patrick Comerford – From Enterprise to the Eurovision and back again

Patrick will talk about his journey from an enterprise developer to an App developer. He will talk about how he has used these new techniques in his current role in a large traditional enterprise and how he used his skillbase to try and predict this year’s Eurovision winner!

Picked your favourite? Great! Now remember to head on over to book your place HERE – you’ll get an email when your booking’s been accepted.


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