Speaker Group: Speakers 2021

John Laban

John supports various not for profit foundations that promote the  open source tech  collaborative commons and decarbonisation: Open Compute Project; OpenUK; SDIA. He loves books and has an insatiable curiosity which has resulted in a varied life to date: Gardener; Metallurgist; London Stock Exchange Network Specialist; Jungle Explorer; Long distance motorcycle traveler; Rock Singer; Data… Read more »

Clare Dillon

Clare Dillon has spent over 20 years working with developers and developer communities. She recently founded the Open Ireland Network, a network for organizations and individuals on the island of Ireland who want to connect around Open Source Software, Open Hardware, Open Data, Open Research, Open Government and all things open. Clare also works with… Read more »

Barry McGinley

Barry is a Senior Systems Engineer for EPS Global, based in Dublin, and provides the first layer of tech support to customers in EMEA. Barry works on POCs for Data Centre, Service Provider and Enterprise deployments and leads the adoption of new bare metal hardware for carrier and telecom solutions. Barry has in-depth expertise of… Read more »

Max Schulze

Max Schulze is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance (SDIA). With a background as a software engineer and a cloud expert, Max brings his experience to the transformation of the digital economy, making it future-proof and sustainable. Throughout his career, he has dedicated himself to the well-being of people and… Read more »

Anthony McDermott

Anthony is founding partner at Mitchell McDermot has over 17 years’ experience in the construction industry having spent a number of years in leading practices in Dublin and Sydney. Anthony is a hands-on cost manager delivering projects from concept to completion and enjoys being at the client’s side offering strategic advice at all stages of a project…. Read more »

Peter Jones

Pete has worked at every stage in the data center product lifecycle, and so he blends his communication skills with a deep understanding of fast-paced and complex hyperscale projects. The result is the ability to clearly and capably direct teams and products on some of the largest technical real estate projects in the world.

Noel Cunniffe

Noel Cunniffe is the CEO of Wind Energy Ireland and prior to that worked as Wind Energy Ireland’s Deputy CEO and Head of Policy. Wind Energy Ireland is Ireland’s largest renewable energy association and works with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to build understanding and awareness of the benefits of wind and… Read more »

Mark Foley

I have over 30 years General / Senior management experience across a broad range of industry sectors, including private sector, multi-national and commercial semi-state companies. Significant track record in leading out on Major Business and Sectoral Transformation Programmes, Delivery of Large Scale Infrastructure, Commercial, Technology, Business Transformation, Operations and Start Up Projects. Specialties: Sectoral Leadership… Read more »

David Hourihane

David is Managing Director of SDCL, having joined the firm in 2013, and leads the firm’s European greenfield clean energy solutions investment business. SDCL is a leading dedicated global energy efficiency and distributed power investment manager, with €1 billion+ AuM. David is responsible for the origination, development and execution of investments that deliver carbon and… Read more »

Brendan Marren

Brendan Marren is Head of Distributed Energy for Centrica Business Solutions, Ireland. He has decades of experience in delivering complex low carbon energy engineering projects, with specialist knowledge of onsite generation and meeting the mission critical power requirements of data centres and other energy intensive sites across the public sector, agriculture and industry. His international… Read more »