Wednesday 17th November 12:00 – 13:00 GMT

Roundtable 1: The future of finance changing how financial services operate and how the pandemic has impacted consumer behaviour

  • How is the future of finance changing how financial services operate and function?
  • What customer-centred digital services are driving customer satisfaction and offering a better user experience?
  • In what ways has the pandemic impacted consumer behaviour?
  • How important is it to be accessible and to promote choice?
  • Where are the opportunities?
    • Speed of payments
    • Integration of payments systems
    • Build more trust and security


Confirmed speakers:

Peter Oakes, Founder & Fintech Mentor at Fintech Ireland

Gina Clarke, Editor In Chief at The Fintech Times

Elaine Deehan, Ireland Country Manager at Starling International

Hesus Inoma, Director - Financial Services Advisory at Grant Thornton Ireland


Wednesday 24th November 12:00 – 13:00 GMT

Roundtable 2: Developing talented financial services teams of the future with sustainable careers and leadership in modern conditions


  • How do we boost the talent pipeline to meet industry’s current and future needs?
  • Are our education systems, continuous training and upskilling programmes good enough?
  • As Ireland is becoming a beacon of diversity and culture; what else needs to be done to bridge the DEI gap in this industry?
  • With new ways of working, are financial organisations still offering employees greater flexibility to work?
  • Is the industry doing enough to build a sustainable career?


Confirmed speakers:

Fionnán O'Sullivan, Managing Partner - Financial Services at Barden

Gillian Hardford, Country Executive at 30% Club Ireland

Jeanne McDonagh, CEO at Open Doors Initiative

Deborah Somorin, Founder at Empower the Family

Niall O'Leary, Head of Indexation, Fixed Income & Credit Solutions at Irish Life Investment Managers


Wednesday 1st December 12:00 – 13:00 GMT

Roundtable 3: How is ESG effecting the Irish Financial Ecosystem with sustainable finance products, fuelling economic recovery and societal impact?

  • What shift are we seeing for the future and how do we adapt to accommodate? i.e. product and company types, investor/client demographics, etc.
  • How influential is ESG ratings when used as a decision-making tool by clients to invest in firms/assets?
  • What metrics gauge performance and philanthropic, social, and internal governance practices
  • Is the demand among investors for ESG strategies increasing?
  • Reflection on COP26 and how it impacts how Financial Services


Confirmed speakers:

Aedín O'Leary, Independent Director, Investment & ESG Consultant (Moderator)

Elizabeth Geoghegan, Fixed Income Portfolio Manager at Mediolanum Irish Operations

Marion Kelly, Chief Executive Officer at Irish Banking Culture Board

Suzanne Cashin, Head of Retirement Asset Services at Brewin Dolphin

Evelyn Cregan, Director of Compliance and Governance Education and Company Secretary at IOB

Aisling McCaffrey, Associate Director, Financial Services Advisory at Grant Thornton