Nicola Byrne

Cloud90

Founder & CEO

Nicola is the founder of Cloud90, 11890 Directory enquiries and several other businesses which still operate today. Passionate about innovation and working to stay in business. Nicola is currently the in coming president of the Irish Exporters association and will be the first ever female to hold the role in the 65 years history of the association. Also a board member of the New Childrens’ Hospital for Ireland which has just successfully achieved planning permission and is about to commence building with a build cost estimated to be 1bn plus. Other board roles include Ireland US Council, former British Irish Chamber of commerce board member one of two women on the inaugural board. Member of Fingal Enterprise Evaluation Committee now known as LEO (local enterprise offices) for the past ten years where start ups are funded at local level. Ambassador in Europe for Female Entrepreneurship. Member of DCU Ryan Academy For Entrepreneurship Advisory Board 2012-2014, Chairperson of the RBS Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards 2011/12.

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Nicola Byrne

Cloud90

Founder & CEO

Sarah Cunningham

Adroll

Marketing Manager

Sarah Cunningham is Marketing Manager for AdRoll EMEA where she heads up demand gen programs and account based marketing strategies. Sarah has over 8 years marketing experience and has a passion for B2B tech marketing. She has a MSc in Marketing in Practice from the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in Dublin and enjoys playing golf and tennis in her spare time.

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Sarah Cunningham

Adroll

Marketing Manager

Andrea Finnegan

Airbnb

Global Head Social Media Care

Andrea has 20 years of experience within the travel and tech industries having spent the majority of her career in customer service and sales leadership roles for United Airlines and Google. Since joining Airbnb in April of 2015 she has spearheaded their social care efforts ensuring that social media became a priority channel for customer service care within Airbnb. Although still in a process of expanding and growing the team and their service offerings, her social care team has already garnered external recognition for their social care efforts with a recent article appearing on Forbes magazine praising their work in customer care and how these efforts are creating brand loyalty, but in Andrea’s words: ‘A lot done, a lot more to do’!

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Andrea Finnegan

Airbnb

Global Head Social Media Care

Greg Fry

SocialMedia.ie

Founder

Greg is an international trainer and one of Ireland’s top Social Media experts. He believes that in order to make social media work for your business you must have a clear business goal, a clearly defined strategy, great content and make sure that everything you do is measurable. Greg has worked with top companies including: Abbott Labs, Bord Bia, Sage, Enterprise Ireland, Ulster Bank, Microsoft, Vodafone, Virgin Media, Symantec, Coca Cola, Hellenic and many of Ireland’s Local Enterprise Offices.

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Greg Fry

SocialMedia.ie

Founder

Niall Harbison

The Lovin Group

Founder

Niall Harbison is the founder of The Lovin Group. He founded Lovin Dublin in 2011 as a personal food blog. Since then the site has grown into a major media player in Ireland and abroad - with sites in Dubai, Malta and Manchester as well as a national site - lovin.ie. The group plans further inroads into Europe and The UK soon with Asia and America also on the agenda. Niall has achieved success by embracing innovation, his sites were quicker to embrace what were then innovations in the media world such as social media, video and a mobile-first methodology. Prior to his time in The Lovin Group Niall worked as a personal chef to the world's rich and famous as well as founding simply zesty, which he later sold to UTV. He has also written a best selling book entitled 'Get Shi*t Done'. Niall has a keen interested in social media and its trends, keeping on top of these are key to the success of The Lovin Group.

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Niall Harbison

The Lovin Group

Founder

Nicki Hoyne

My Shining Armour

Founder

Nicki Hoyne was born and raised in Kilkenny, Ireland. She has worked in Dublin and London with brands such as Nintendo, Selfridges, Marc Jacobs, Chloé and Calvin Klein. In 2013 she returned to Ireland to start her online store My Shining Armour. My Shining Armour is an online accessories and gifting store based in Kilkenny stocking everything from jewellery to stationery and cool homewares. it has its own branded lines as well as stocking Kate Spade New York, ban.do, Bombay Duck London, Helen Moore and Dusty Boy Designs. It has shipped to 33 countries on 5 continents and appeared in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle and Grazia. Nicki was nominated for Image Magazines Business Woman Of The Year 2016 in the start-up category and My Shining Armour was nominated for Best Online in the Xposé Frockfinder Awards 2017, Best Irish Independent Retail at the KFW Awards 2016 and Best Accessories in the Xposé Frockadvisor Awards 2016.

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Nicki Hoyne

My Shining Armour

Founder

Amy Lyons

Rothco

Head of Social

Social media consultant & award winning digital marketing professional, Amy is head of social at Rothco - Ireland’s premier creative agency. In addition to this, Amy was Comms Director for Upstart, who transformed a vacant Dublin site into Granby Park which is a month long free arts event attracting over 40,000 visitors.

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Amy Lyons

Rothco

Head of Social

Natalie Maas

Wolfgang Digital

Social Media Specialist

Natalie Maas, a savvy digital marketer living in Dublin, started her Marketing career fresh out her two years at the Vancouver College of Art and Design. After college, Natalie moved back to the prairies to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where she started her own PR agency in 2012, taking on music, art and oilfield companies as clients. Her competitive nature drives her to stay on top of all things digital, while bringing a human touch to an increasingly cyber world. Passionate about delivering results, Natalie's enthusiasm for digital marketing has landed her a role as the Social Media Specialist at Wolfgang Digital in Dublin, where her and the rest of the nerds kick digital butt on a daily basis! Natalie is also a proud 'mum' to two adorable donkeys.

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Natalie Maas

Wolfgang Digital

Social Media Specialist

Felicity McCarthy

Spark Digital

Founder

Felicity McCarthy has worked on the cutting edge of the technology sector for 20 years, leading European marketing teams in companies such as Facebook, eBay & Dell. Felicity now runs her own business – Spark Digital, where she educates, trains and advises businesses across a range of sectors and countries, about their digital marketing & social media activities. Spark Digital clients include Pinterest UK, Facebook & Instagram, Daft.ie, IDA Ireland, Bank of Ireland, 123.ie, Grant Thornton Ireland, Mercantile Group, AIB Startup Academy, Construction Industry Federation Ireland, TopOil Ireland, Gigaset Europe, Digital Marketing Institute, Irish Times Training & more. Felicity has a BComm & MSc in Marketing Practice from NUIG, and very actively contributes to the digital industry in Ireland in a range of ways, including speaking at Social Media Summit 2016, Image Magazine Digital Masterclass, 3XE Digital, Dublin Web summit, IIA Deep Dives, in addition to contributing on the judging panel of the of IIA Net Visionary Awards & being a very active member of the INM Marketing Lab – a marketing tools testing group.

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Felicity McCarthy

Spark Digital

Founder

Jillian Morkan

Social Dynamics

Founder

Jillian Morkan is a LinkedIn Trainer and Social Media Consultant. She works mostly as a hired gun for businesses who need a superhero to help turn their online presence around. She is passionate about Social Selling and tapping into the power of your network to build meaningful relationships both online and offline. In her spare time, she can be found on Twitter writing about herself in the third person or trying unsuccessfully to give up coffee.

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Jillian Morkan

Social Dynamics

Founder

Paul O'Mahony

LeftClickRightClick

Founder

Paul O'Mahony is an Entrepreneur, Author, Product Creator and Public Speaker specialising in Digital Marketing, Mindset and Wealth Management. He’s been a columnist for the Sunday Independent and Examiner newspapers. He has multiple companies where he supports thousands of clients worldwide. With nine years of experience working for a US multinational corporation, Paul set up his first company in 2010. This company was formed after having phenomenal individual success in generating income from a variety of social networks. Since then, his companies have built up a large client base of world renowned businesses, government agencies, speakers, Hollywood & sporting celebrities, while successfully managing their social media as well as providing consulting and coaching, all producing outstanding results Paul’s unique insights into mindset and marketing allow him to provide a perspective that provides outstanding clarity for his audiences with clear actionable take-aways. From stage, Paul shares how the clients' mindset works and how understanding this is critical to any marketing being performed by your business.

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Paul O'Mahony

LeftClickRightClick

Founder

Marcus O’Sullivan

Circulate

Founder & Director

A business and French graduate from Trinity College, Marcus worked as PR + Social Media manager for music and events brand Residence, before founding creative agency Circulate alongside David De Valera in 2014. Circulate counts labels like Sony, Universal, and Warner as well as artists Jonas Blue, Martin Solveig, Matador and Seth Troxler as clients, providing a range of services such as content creation and campaign strategy. In November 2016 Circulate received a Shorty Award in New York for their campaign Turning Tables on Cancer with DJ EZ and Cancer Research UK. Marcus is also the founder of Irish online music magazine When We Dip.

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Marcus O’Sullivan

Circulate

Founder & Director

Gregory Owens

Twitter

Senior Sales Manager

Gregory joined the Twitter EMEA Headquarters in Dublin to lead the UK and Ireland Sales team in 2016. Before this he served as Managing Director of INM Marketplaces where he was responsible for the creation, onboarding and management of all digital businesses within the INM Marketplaces hub. Prior to this Gregory held various leadership roles in GrabOne Ireland, Jobs.ie and IrishJobs.ie. He holds a BA in Marketing from the Dublin Business School. He is @GregJeffOwens on Twitter.

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Gregory Owens

Twitter

Senior Sales Manager

Anna Pas

Wolfgang Digital

Social Media Specialist

Anna's digital marketing career began in 2009 and since then she worked as a social media specialist for some of Ireland's leading cultural institutions and brands. With a background in journalism, she brings her passion for storytelling and content creation to each of the projects she works on. As part of the Social Media Team at Wolfgang Digital, Anna's area of expertise is social strategy and advertising. Over the years, she developed and implemented comprehensive social media campaigns for a variety of clients, including Plan Ireland, Brown Thomas, Tesco Mobile, Concern, DAFT and UCD, to name a few. Anna is a proud owner of Woody the whippet and cake enthusiast.

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Anna Pas

Wolfgang Digital

Social Media Specialist

Chupi Sweetman

Chupi

Founder & Creative Director

Chupi is a multi-award winning jewellery brand founded by former Topshop designer Chupi Sweetman. Irresistibly drawn to “wild and natural things” Chupi’s aesthetic is influenced by the imperfect natural beauty of feathers, twigs and leaves complemented by the sparkliest of gemstones. Chupi creates a delicate jewellery collection made for fans around the world from London to Tokyo. Each piece is designed, manufactured and finished in Ireland.

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Chupi Sweetman

Chupi

Founder & Creative Director

Lisa Toner

Hubspot

Senior Marketing Manager

Lisa is a Senior Marketing Manager at HubSpot where she leads influencer relations and content strategy for HubSpot's Sales product line. Follow her on Twitter @lisatoner13 or connect on LinkedIn.

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Lisa Toner

Hubspot

Senior Marketing Manager

Jacinta Walker

Qualtrics

Head of Digital Marketing

Jacinta is Head of Digital Marketing at Qualtrics EMEA. She is responsible for demand generation for Qualtrics products in EMEA. She has 10+ years of experience working in digital marketing and vast SaaS marketing experience having previously worked as Director of SMB and Online marketing at Salesforce. Her core area of interest is showcasing the impact of marketing on core business metrics through measuring and effective ROI reporting.

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Jacinta Walker

Qualtrics

Head of Digital Marketing

Amanda Webb

Spiderworking

Founder

Amanda has been working in the digital marketing space since 2009.She works with small businesses in Ireland, the UK and beyond helping them develop and implement strategies and campaigns. In 2007 she put fingers to keyboard for the first time and started blogging and never looked back. Spurred on by this love of blogging she co-founded the national 'Blog Awards Ireland' in 2012 and ran it alongside her colleagues until 2015. She was named one of Social Media Examiner's Top 10 Social Media Blogs 2017 an international contest. Amanda has written for some of the world's best social media websites including Jon Loomer, Social Media Examiner and RazorSocial. She's also a regular contributor to the AgoraPulse blog. Her first book 'The Blogging Formula' (working title) on small business blogging is launching early 2017.

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Amanda Webb

Spiderworking

Founder

Jamie White

Leading Social

Founder

Jamie White is an award winning entrepreneur and speaker. He’s promoted and sold events to over half a million people, hosting some of the biggest names in business & entertainment. He also created, established and sold CollegeTimes.com & TeenTimes.com, two websites that collectively reached over 100 million millennials weekly. Now, he works with brands on their social media marketing through his business Leading Social, whilst also speaking on start up business, social media & entrepreneurship.

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Jamie White

Leading Social

Founder

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