IMI National Management Conference 2015 7:15 AM - 4:30 PM   October 8th 2015 IMI Conference Centre


IMI NMC 2015

Reinventing Organisations – Rethinking Leadership

The IMI National Management Conference 2015, Ireland’s premier networking event for senior leadership, will take place at the IMI Conference Centre on Thursday 8th October. This exclusive event will attract an audience of over 250 of the country’s top public and private sector leaders.

This year’s conference brings together an outstanding line-up of speakers with fresh insights on the business challenges you are facing.

Speakers include national and international thought leaders such as Yves Morieux, Emma Birchall and Rory Sutherland. It promises to be an illuminating and thought-provoking event and as always an excellent place to network with the country’s leading C-level executives.

Apologies, we have now reached maximum capacity for this event.

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Critical business challenges addressed this year

Organisations today are navigating an increasingly complex world. Syncing a business strategy with rapid socio-economic and cultural change is a moving challenge. Keeping pace with dynamic human behaviour requires a different kind of leadership.

Structures, practices and processes created to deliver goods and services in the last century will no longer support the 21st Century Organisation. Command and control leadership models, will not deliver the creative solutions to solve today’s complex problems. This complexity requires us to rethink how we design our organisations and how we understand management and leadership. It is calling for a new paradigm of organisation.

But what does this look like? And how will it be led? To find out more, book your place now!


  Proudly sponsored by eir


  • 7.15 - 8.15

    Registration and Breakfast

    Conference Centre Atrium
  • 8.15 - 8.30

    Welcome & Opening Remarks

    Simon Boucher, CEO, IMI
  • 08.30 - 09:00

    Ministerial Address

    Richard Bruton, TD
  • 09:00 - 09.45

    Syncing your Strategy with Socio-Cultural Trends

    Thimon de Jong
  • 09.45 - 10.00

    eir - A Case Study of Transformation

    Richard Moat, eir CEO
  • 10.00 - 10.30


    Conference Centre Atrium
  • 10.30 - 11.15

    Smart Simplicity

    Yves Morieux
  • 11.15 - 12.00

    Designing for Collaboration

    Emma Birchall
  • 12.00 - 12.30


    With Yves Morieux & Emma Birchall
  • 12:30 - 13:45

    Networking Lunch

    IMI Restaurant
  • 13.45 - 14.15

    Leadership Lessons from Tango

    Sue Cox
  • 14.15 - 15.15

    The Behavioural Economics of Leadership

    Rory Sutherland
  • 15.15 - 15.45


    Conference Centre Atrium
  • 15.45 - 16.30

    Special Guest Speaker

    Jim McGuinness
  • 16.30

    Closing Remarks

    Simon Boucher, CEO, IMI
  • Please note agenda is subject to change

Keynote Speakers

  • Yves Morieux
    Yves Morieux, Senior Partner and Managing Director in the Washington DC office of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Director of the BCG Institute for Organisation and a BCG Fellow.

    Yves Morieux is a Senior Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group, a BCG fellow and director of the BCG Institute for Organisation. He is based out of the firm’s Washington DC office.

    Yves has advised more than 500 organisations and contributed to the development of organisation theory relating to the behavioural and structural conditions for economic value creation and competitive advantage. Turning these insights into practice with the Six Simple Rules of Smart Simplicity, he has helped CEOs with their most critical challenges, for instance, moving their companies from quasi bankruptcy to industry leadership, for transforming the business model and culture to reach new heights, or successfully managing ground-breaking innovations.

  • Thimon de Jong

    Having graduated in cultural studies and international business, Thimon began his working career in journalism. In 2007, he took the role of Insights and Strategy director for TrendsActive, an international trend interpretation agency.

    Over the past ten years he has consulted with leading organisations such as Ikea, Deloitte, Tetra Pak, Aon, Samsung, Citywire, RTL and GDF Suez, on sharpening their business strategies to sync with wider socio-cultural trends.

    Thimon runs his own company, Whetston, a strategic foresight think tank. He also teaches at Utrecht University on how sociocultural trends can be used to improve business strategy.

  • Rory Sutherland
    Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather Group UK

    Rory read Classics at Christ’s College, Cambridge, before joining Ogilvy as a Graduate Trainee in 1988. He was appointed Creative Director of OgilvyOne in 1997 and ECD in 1998. He has worked on Amex, BT, Compaq, Microsoft, IBM, BUPA, easyJet, Unilever and won numerous awards along the way. In 2005 he was appointed Vice Chairman of the Ogilvy & Mather Group in the UK.

    He was President of the Direct Jury at Cannes in 2007, and was elected President of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising in 2009 for two years.  Rory is also a visiting professor of Warwick University and was recently awarded an honorary doctorate (D. Litt) by Brunel University. He is also the Technology Correspondent of the Spectator, the world’s oldest English language magazine.

  • Emma Birchall

    Founded by Professor Lynda Gratton, the Hot Spots Movement is one of the leading boutique research and consulting practices bridging business value and academic insights. At the heart of the Hot Spots Movement is the Future of Work Research Consortium, though which executives from more than 80 global corporations are engaged in researching how we will be working in 2030 and beyond.

    Emma Birchall is Head of Research – Future of Work at the Hot Spots Movement, where she has the opportunity to convert leading research into practical insights for clients who are looking to find new ways of using technology to drive human capital performance.

  • Jim McGuinness

    Jim McGuinness was appointed Donegal Senior Football Team Manager in July 2010. During his successful tenure, he guided his native county to two consecutive Ulster Senior Football Championship titles and an All-Ireland Senior Football Championship title, the county’s first since 1992.

    McGuinness’ achievements have also been recognised internationally, earning the admiration of, among others, the golfer and Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley and the Glasgow Celtic football manager Neil Lennon. On the 9th of November 2012, the Scottish soccer giants Glasgow Celtic confirmed the appointment of McGuinness as a performance consultant and he was a key advisor to Paul McGinley during the 2014 Ryder Cup. Having been invited to assist Glasgow Celtic in Scotland, McGuinness is the first Gaelic football inter-county manager to have been offered a role at a professional sports team abroad.

    Jim holds a Master’s of Science in Sport Psychology from Liverpool John Moores University, School of Sport & Exercise Sciences.

  • Richard Moat

    Richard was appointed to the role of CEO of eir Group in 2014 following two years as Chief Financial Officer. Richard brings more than two decades of international telecommunications experience to the role.

    Most recently, Richard served as the Deputy Chief Executive and CFO of Everything Everywhere Limited, the leading mobile operator in the UK. He was formerly the Managing Director of T-Mobile UK and prior to that was CEO of the Orange businesses in Romania, Denmark and Thailand.

    Richard is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and he holds a Diploma in Corporate Finance and Accounting from London Business School and an MA (honours) in Law from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge.

    Richard is a keen runner, and enjoys playing golf and the piano.

  • Sue Cox

    Sue Cox is a Learning and Development Consultant and a Tango dancer.  She has worked extensively with the public and not-for-profit sectors as well as the corporate world and has developed and led social inclusion projects across the UK.

    She is interested in how we develop our own potential and how we connect better with others in order to be more effective in our organisations and relationships, with a particular focus on developing leadership that is fit for the challenges and opportunities of our times.

    She began her career in 1991, facilitating personal development with graduates and apprentices through outdoor activities. Her understanding of experiential approaches infuses her work and she is passionate about designing learning that is powerful, engaging and practically relevant.

    She spent 3 years living and working in Argentina and Brazil before returning to the UK in 2012 and starting her own business, Ballroom2Boardroom.

  • Justin Kinnear

    Justin is MD of The Learning Bureau and has worked in the domain of corporate learning & development since 1994.

    In that time Justin has held technical, managerial, leadership, consulting and commercial roles in a range of global and indigenous businesses. He specialises in supporting management and leadership role transitions, team effectiveness and organisational change initiatives. He has worked with leading organisations across a wide range of sectors and designed and delivered development programmes for all levels of management.

    Justin has published two business titles on the subjects of top talent retention and customer service excellence. He holds a BSc (Engineering) from TCD and an MBA from Henley Business School. He is a Certified Master Trainer and an ICF accredited coach.

Registration & Fees

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 We will publish slides from our speakers here following the event. 

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