IMI National Management Conference 2017 2017 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM   September 28th 2017 IMI Conference Centre Register Now


 IMI NMC 2017

Embracing Risk, Enabling Ambition


Registration: 7:30 – 8:30

Event: 8:30 – 3:30


On the 28th of September 2017, the IMI’s well established National Management Conference will take place under the theme of “Embracing risk, Enabling ambition”.  The conference will provide over 250 of Ireland’s C-Suite audience with the latest insights from local and global thinkers and leaders who have driven business success in disruptive environments.

The IMI remains the leader in business management and executive education in Ireland so this year’s conference will ensure Irish business leaders can equip themselves with the necessary tools and insights to manage disruptive environments, and identify and seize all opportunities to succeed.



  • 7.30-8.30
    Registration / Breakfast
  • 8.30-8.45
    Richard Bruton, TD
  • 8.45-9.00
    Dr Simon Boucher
  • 9.00-10.15
    Mark Stevenson
  • 10.15-10.50
  • 10.50-11.50
    AIG Panel
  • 11.50-12.50
    Mary Aiken
  • 12.50-14.00
  • 14.00-14.30
    Jenny Radcliffe
  • 14.30-15.30
    Brian Robertson
  • 15.30

Keynote Speakers

  • Jonathan McCrea

    Jonathan McCrea is a multi-award-winning TV and radio broadcaster and founder of Whipsmart Media, a communications consultancy that helps clever people spread their clever ideas. Focused on science of dealing with media, message and and motivation, Jonathan has trained executives from some of the largest med, tech, science organisations in the world. He frequently gives talks on future technologies and the art of effective communication. With 13 years’ experience in broadcasting and journalism across TV, radio and print, Jonathan has interviewed interesting people from all walks of life from Bruce Willis to Noam Chomsky.  He is just finishing up filming on a new travel science series looking at future trends for TV3 which saw him travel to China, Chernobyl and The Galapagos. Jonathan has written on science and technology for the Irish Times and the Irish Independent and is currently writing his first book, ‘Say that Again’, The Science of Communicating with Impact.

    Twitter: @jonathan_mccrea

  • Brian Robertson

    Brian Robertson is an experienced entrepreneur, organisational pioneer, and author of the book Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World.  He is most well-known for his work developing Holacracy™, a self-management practice for running purpose-driven, responsive companies.  Its dynamic approach integrates the collective wisdom of individuals throughout an organisation, and empowers individuals to drive meaningful change. The result is dramatically increased transparency, accountability, innovation, and agility. Holacracy™ has been adopted by over 1,000 companies around the world to date.

    The ground-breaking experimentation that paved the way for Holacracy™ took place within a software development company that Mr. Robertson founded and led for seven years. The firm won numerous awards for both fast business growth and innovative people practices, and its novel organisational approach gleaned media attention. The Holacracy practice developed there has continued to evolve and spread in the years since under the stewardship of HolacracyOne, an organisation Mr. Robertson co-founded to assist other organizations seeking to adopt it. Mr. Robertson currently supports HolacracyOne in many roles – you can see which at 

  • Dr Mary Aiken

    Dr Mary Aiken is the world’s leading expert in Forensic Cyberpsychology which is a discipline that combines psychology, criminology, and technology to investigate the intersection where technology and human behaviour meet.  She has a Masters of Science in Cyberpsychology and a PhD in Forensic Cyberpsychology.

    In 2013 she was appointed to the Irish Government Internet Content Governance Advisory Group, and co-led a White House research team as part of the Obama Administration’s initiative ‘Tech. v’s Human Trafficking’.

    In her first book, “The Cyber Effect”, Aiken has created a starting point for all future conversations about how the Internet and our devices are shaping our perception of the world, development and behaviour, societal norms and values, children, safety, and security.

    She is a lecturer in Criminology and Research Fellow at the School of Law, Middlesex University, a Fellow of the Society for Chartered IT Professionals, a Sensemaking Fellow at the IBM Network Science Research Centre, and Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Cyber Analytics at AIRS Hawaii Pacific University. She is a member of the Hague Justice Portal advisory board and Director of the Cyberpsychology Research Network.

    In May 2016 Mary was named as one of the Top 50 Most Inspiring Women in Technology in Europe.

    The CBS primetime show CSI: Cyber is inspired by Dr Mary Aikens work as a Cyberpsychologist.

    Twitter:  @maryCyPsy

  • Mark Stevenson

    Mark Stevenson is one of the world’s most respected thinkers on technology and societal trends – helping you see where the world is going – and how to adapt. He is the author of the internationally bestselling An Optimist’s Tour of the Future  and We Do Things Differently: The Outsiders Rebooting Our World.

    Stevenson has also written for The Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Intelligent Life, The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, The Daily Telegraph, and The New Statesman. His key skill is the ability to take complex or abstract concepts and make them understandable by non-specialists without trivialising the subject matter.

    His many advisory roles include Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Earth Challenge, Civilised Bank, Atlas of the Future and The Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

    As founder of the cultural change agency, he spends much of his life working across the globe with organisations of every hue, helping them see their role in creating a better future, or to die gracefully if they need to. The company’s clients are a diverse mix of government agencies, NGOs, corporates and arts organisations.

    Stevenson is also an occasional comedy writer. His work has been performed on Radio 4 and his play (co-written with Jack Milner) Octopus Soup will tour internationally in 2017.


    Twitter: @Optimistontour

  • Jenny Radcliffe

    Jenny Radcliffe  – aka “The People Hacker”  is an expert in Social Engineering, negotiation, persuasion and influence,  non-verbal communication and deception, using her skills to help clients from global corporations and law enforcement, to poker players, politicians and the security industry.

    Jenny speaks, consults and trains people in the skills of “people hacking” and explains how “Social Engineering” using psychological methods can be a huge threat to organisations of all sizes.  She reveals how that same knowledge is a valuable tool for security professionals of all types in the prevention of these attacks, scams and cons of all kinds.

    Using a blend of anecdotes, science and humour, Jenny is an exceptional and highly impactful speaker.  A regular keynote at major security events (Infosec, IPExpo, Rant, DISA, Nordic IT Security, ICS2, Trend Micro, Cisco, NTT, Bright talk, Cyber Security Week, London Fraud Forum, SC Congress, ITWeb) and multiple TEDx contributor, Jenny has been a guest expert on security, scams and social engineering for various television and radio shows as well as multiple online media.

    Jenny is the host of the internationally successful podcast “The Human Factor” which interviews people from all walks of life about social engineering, security, business and life.

  • Panel Speaker: Declan O’Rourke

    Declan O’Rourke leads the commercial and personal insurance business for AIG in Ireland which represents roughly 10% of the Property Casualty market.  Declan has worked at AIG for 24 years in various roles based in London, New York and Dublin.   He has a wide range of management experience in audit, finance, financial lines insurance, commercial lines, distribution and general management.  Declan is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and the Insurance Institute of Ireland.   He was appointed General Manager of AIG in Ireland in 2012.  Declan has championed a number of important initiatives, including the acquisition of Laya Healthcare, the sponsorship of Dublin GAA and the launch of the first telematics product in AIG globally.

  • Panel Speaker: Nicola Byrne

    Nicola is a well known entrepreneur, having founded multiple businesses the most recent of which is 11890 directory enquiries and now contains Cloud90.   Cloud90, which is an innovative platform that allows our live analysts to structure online/social media data by context and content—and not by algorithms or numbers.  This helps improve overall business intelligence by measuring data in real-time and alerting you by text or email immediately, be it customer risk, employee risk, share price risk, systems failure, or other data.  Cloud90 works with RiskEye, the world’s first Online Reputation Security Service that protects businesses from negative online interactions.  RiskEye monitors and analyses online postings, reviews, videos or images to determine appropriateness/sentiment and then removes or mitigates the harm to protect a brand’s/business’s image.  Nicola is currently the President of the Irish Exporters and holds various state board positions and is an ambassador for female entrepreneurship in Europe.

  • Panel Speaker: Mark Camillo

    Mark Camillo is Head of Cyber, EMEA and is responsible for the CyberEdge® suite of end-to-end risk management solutions at AIG. Prior to this role, Mark led the cyber team for the Americas including oversight of the Personal Identity Coverage (PIC) and Payment Fraud Products. Mark joined AIG in 2001 and has held positions of increasing management responsibility in various parts of the organization including eBusiness Risk Solutions, Affinity Group, Accident & Health, Professional Liability, and the Fidelity team. Prior to AIG, Mark worked in sales, marketing, and product development for Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) and SITEL Corporation. Mark has a Masters of Business Administration from SUNY Buffalo and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wyoming.

  • Panel Speaker: James Spencer

    James Spencer is a Global Terrorism Risk Consultant within AIG’s Client Risk Solutions group, joining in July 2017. He began his career in the British Army, spending time in Northern Ireland trying to counter terrorists from both sides of the divide, before working in the wider Middle East and North Africa on both nationalist and Islamist terrorism, and related issues. After leaving the Army, he broadened his scope in the security, risk and resilience field to include Sub-Saharan Africa, mitigation and recovery, and non-violent challenges. He is a Member of the Business Continuity Institute. He spends much of his time identifying trends in politics, terrorism and technology in order to help clients embrace future risks and enable their ambitions.

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