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Join IDA Ireland and The Chartered Accountants Ireland London Society at this invitation-only evening to discuss how companies are Inventing the Future in data insights and predictive analytics in Ireland. Enjoy conversation, festive drinks and canapés.

When: Tuesday 28th November, 6.00pm-8.00pm

Where: Embassy of Ireland, 17 Grosvenor Place, Belgravia, London, SW1X 7HR

Format: Ambassador O'Neill welcome address, Panel discussion, festive drinks and canapés 

Panelists Include:
Oisin Boydell, CeADAR, Laura Clifford, ADAPT Patrick Mang from HSBC and Tom Jenkins, Deutsche Bank.

Moderated by IDA Ireland's Chief Technology Advisor for Financial Services, Keith Fingleton.



Keith Fingleton, Chief Technology Advisor - Financial Service at IDA Ireland

Keith has over 18 years experience working at the highest level across a number of senior technology roles. He is currently Chief Technology Advisor specialising in Financial Technology at IDA Ireland, Ireland's Inward Investment Agency. Clients include the world's leading companies specialising in Funds Servicing, Asset Management, Investment Banking, Insurance and Payments who have strategic operations in Ireland. Keith works with IDA client companies who are establishing and growing financial technology teams in Ireland e.g. Citi, Fidelity, First Data, Marsh & McLennan. Current projects on which Keith is partnering with IDA clients include; BlockChain; Data; Predictive Analytics; Compliance and Digital Transformation. Keith is a graduate of both Dublin City University and Smurfit Business School, University College Dublin.


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Oisin Boydell, Principle Data Scientist, CeADAR
Oisín is Principal Data Scientist at the Centre for Applied Data Analytics Research (CeADAR) at University College Dublin. His primary research interests include deep learning, machine learning, real-time analytics and big data technologies. After working in the UK as a software developer, Oisin returned to UCD to undertake a PhD in the area of collaborative information retrieval. Prior to his current role at CeADAR he worked for a number of years with the research and innovation group at ChangingWorlds Ltd (subsequently acquired by Amdocs Ltd) where he developed big data analytics solutions for the telecommunications industry.
At CeADAR, Oisín leads industry focused research projects in collaboration with industry partners across a broad range of technology areas including machine learning, deep learning, social media analytics, data mining, natural language processing, recommender systems, data stream processing and real-time analytics.


Laura Clifford, Industry Partnerships Manager, ADAPT

Laura is the Industry Partnership Manager at ADAPT, which is a global centre of excellence for digital content technology and media innovations. ADAPT is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and brings together four Universities, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Technology and University College Dublin, to collaborate with innovative industry partners and deliver transformational, ground breaking technologies. Laura is responsible for driving commercialisation and business development activities within the centre. Currently, Laura is leading the development of a large scale, collaborative, FinTech research programme between the four ADAPT Universities and a consortium of Financial Service and FinTech companies. This will be the first of its kind in Ireland and is open to all types of companies within and outside of Ireland.

Previously, Laura spent 15 years in management roles within a range of technology companies, engaging with clients in the research, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and food sectors. She also led the commercial partnership programme of a large scale IoT test bed in Dublin before her move to ADAPT.  Laura holds an MSc in Technology & Innovation Management from DIT and a BA (Mod.) in Science from TCD. She is a certified project management professional accredited by the PMI.
Patrick Mang, Innovation Lead for Global Markets, HSBC
Patrick Mang is the Innovation Lead for Global Markets at HSBC where he is responsible for formulating the digital strategy for institutional clients, sponsoring venture investments, introducing FinTechs to the business, and championing the adoption of Blockchain, cloud and advanced analytics. Previously, Patrick was the Head of Innovation Strategy for HSBC Group, where he worked with senior management across the Group to develop the bank's approach to incorporating new technologies into the bank and responding to changes in the competitive landscape, which included investing in startup companies, mentoring young startups, and engaging with governments and regulators on financial technology policy. Patrick has over 10 years of experience in banking.
Prior to joining the corporate strategy group, Patrick was an Exotic equity derivatives trader and led the expansion of the mutual fund derivatives business at HSBC. Before joining HSBC, Patrick was a trader at Deutsche Bank. Patrick chaired the Digital Strategy Group at the British Bankers Association and has been a 'dragons den' judge at multiple startup events. He was a Steering Committee member of the Open Banking Working Group, sponsored by the UK Treasury, whose recommendations have been adopted as the model of Open API banking in the UK. Patrick has an undergraduate degree in Physics from MIT, a PhD from Stanford, and an MBA from London Business School.


Any questions?  Please email: Ronan O'Sullivan at  

Thanks to our sponsors IDA Ireland and Chartered Accountants Ireland, London Society

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