Thursday January 17th, 2019

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A welcoming address from Pete Townsend, a member of the Adminovate organising committee including some logistics and safety notices for the day. What’s the big idea behind Adminovate and what can attendees expect from the conference?

Speaker: Pete Townsend, Norio Ventures

Speaker: Brian Forrester, Deloitte, Chairperson, Irish Funds

What are innovative companies doing to stay ahead of the curve? How can the Fund Industry learn from these?

  • Eoin Motherway (Moderator), Head of Operations, The Asset Management Exchange
  • Don O'Leary, Ireland Site Lead and Head of Customer Engineering, Stripe
  • Geraldine Gibson, CEO, AQ Metrics
  • Campbell Brierley, CIO, Calastone

Pros & cons of being an entrepreneur. What advice would you give? What are the latest trends in the industry?


  • Helen Fullen, Pre-Accelerator Programme Leader, NDRC
  • Karen Malone, CEO and founding partner, Centaur Fund Services
  • Meredith Moss, CEO, Finomial
  • Alan Meaney (Moderator), CEO, Fund Recs

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How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success? Do you have a “favourite failure” of yours?


  • Des O'Donohoe (Moderator), MD, Fund Recs
  • Andrew White, CEO Fund Apps
  • Shane Brett, CEO, Gecko Governance
  • Niamh Bushnell, CEO and Founder, TechIreland

Mergers & acquisitions - Benefits & Costs. What are the impacts to the business and to staff and their roles within these organisations


  • Colin Keane, Country Head of SS&C Ireland & EMEA Head of Onshore Business Development
  • Bill Salus (Moderator), Founder, Paddock Consultancy
  • Stuart Sweeney, Managing Director, Raymond James
  • Matthew Hignett, Group Corporate Development Leader, SGG Group

Speaker: Lorraine Rooney, General Counsel, AXA Life Invest DAC

Latest challenges faced by managers that innovative admins can help with. What should Fund Admins be focusing on for the next few years?


  • David Clarke (Moderator), Policy Director and Founder, Scottish-Irish Finance Initiative
  • Richard Day, Chief Operating Officer, ML Capital
  • Vanora Madigan, Director, DMS
  • Mick Sweeney, Independent Director

How to recruit and retain talent in a hyper competitive market.


  • Paul Smyth, Managing Director at Top Tier Recruitment
  • Anne Keys, Managing Partner, The Panel, Executive Search and Selection
  • Philip Dempsey (Moderator), Country Head, Sanne Ireland
  • Nabil McNaughton, Director, Financial Services, Azon Group

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How to get leverage, internal buy in, stakeholder buy in, dealing with internal politics.


  • Joan Kehoe, Global Head of Alternative Investment Services, J.P. Morgan
  • Paddy O'Brien, Head of Offshore Sales at Citi
  • Johanna Moran, Community Lead, ConsenSys
  • Adrian Whelan (Moderator), Senior Vice President of Regulatory Intelligence, Brown Brothers Harriman

Every conference attendee gets 3 chips to vote for their favourite Startups exhibiting in the concourse area during breaks. The top 3 most voted Startups get 4 mins each to pitch their company to the audience on the main stage.

A summary of the days content with some key observations.

Speaker: Pete Townsend, Norio Ventures

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