On the 31st of May Ireland Will Play Host To Europes Leading Lean Management/Six Sigma event

Plenary Sessions

Speaking at 8:50am

Ronan McGlade

Director - Boxmedia

Speaking at 9:00am

Pat Breen

Minister of State

Speaking at 9:15am

Mary Buckley

Executive Director - IDA Ireland

Speaking at 9:22am

Julie Sinnamon

CEO – Enterprise Ireland

Stream A: Managing Culture as a Key Driver/The Beginning

Stream A– How to start your efficiency drive and why working with the culture of an organisation is key to success. Lean lessons in starting out
Speaking at 9:40am

Patrick Garrahy

Patrick Garrahy – MD Rottapharm

Speaking at 10:10am

Tom Culhane

ABP Food Group

Speaking at 10:10am

Peter McMonagle

ABP Food Group

Speaking at 10:50am

Paul Madden

Product Development Head  Ericsson

Speaking at 11:30am

Yvonne Clavin

Chanelle Group – Operational Excellence Champion

Stream B: Building Local Capabilities/The Next Steps

Stream B – Driving continuous improvement, maintaining momentum and supporting the organisation to change its culture towards a CI approach
Speaking at 9:40am

Kieran O’Mahony

Six Sigma Programme Manager  Dairygold

Speaking at 10:10am

Joe Flynn

Learning & Quality Manager
  Friends First

Speaking at 10:10am

Paul Lynch

Customer Services Manager
Friends First

Speaking at 10:50am

Stephen O’Mullan

Supply Chain Director
Ornua Co-operative

Speaking at 11:30am

Dr. Alexander Ruestig

Lean Manager – Schaeffler

Stream C Lean Supply Chain for Optimisation/Transformation

Stream C– Engaging across the supply chain, creating efficiencies and raising the bar at all levels
Speaking at 9:40am

John Rohan

 Dawn Meats Group

Speaking at 10:10am

Noel Hennessy

CI Director
Integer/Lake Region Medical

Speaking at 10:50am

John Maxwell

Head of Continuous Improvement 

Speaking at 11:30am

Anthony Collins

Group CEO
TopFlight Travel Group

Stream D Strengthing Global Operations in Ireland/Competitiveness

Stream D– Moving towards Enterprise Excellence - the next level of Lean Ireland
Speaking at 9:40am

Denis Lucey

Vice President Dell
EMC Services & Site Leader

Speaking at 10:10am

Marko Antonio Sebastian

CFO - Volkswagen

Speaking at 10:50am

Seán Kelly

Global Program Manager
Abbott Diagnostics Division

Speaking at 11:30am

Tom Caffrey

Head of Aviation Services

12:45 - 2:00pm

Lunch & Networking

Lean & Green Skillnet

Stream E Leadership & Lean in a Challenging Sector

Stream E – Providing leadership, walking the talk and carrying the banner for Lean, building an organisational culture of CI, Rewarding key players
Speaking at 2:00pm

Ian O’Toole

Global Engineering Manager Mondelez International

Speaking at 2:35pm

Dr. Heiko Gierhardt


Speaking at 3:10pm

Garry Corbet

Head of Continuous Improvement – Dawn Farm Foods

Speaking at 3.45pm

Sean McNulty


Director (Dolmen)

Speaking at 3.45pm

Shane Hughes

Innalabs – MD (Lean Unlimited)

Stream F Business Efficiency & Effectiveness/Lean in Service

Stream F – How innovation can be applied to Lean in Services - both in pure services and in manufacturing services
Speaking at 2:00pm

Keith Edwards

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Ltd

Speaking at 2:35pm

Ian Gourlay

Lean Programme Leader
Rigney Dolphin Group

Speaking at 3:10pm

Andrea Baker

Agile Coach
AIB Digital Innovation

Speaking at 3.45pm

Gerry Halliden

Project Manager
AON Ireland

Stream G Innovation in Lean Services

Stream G– How can we apply innovation to our thinking in organisations to increase activity and change for more than change sake
Speaking at 2:00pm

Anne Reynolds

Finance Director – Ward Solutions

Speaking at 2:35pm

David Keane

Operations Leader – Zimmer Biomet

Speaking at 3:10pm

TJ McHugh

R&D Director – CBE Ireland

Speaking at 3.45pm

John French

Lean Construction Program Manager Intel

Stream H Working Together to Increase Competitiveness/Thinking

Stream H – How Third Level/Providers work with companies to evoke competitiveness and create the future Lean Ireland
Speaking at 2:00pm

Ann Ledwith

Director of Continuing & Professional Education – University of Limerick

Speaking at 2:35pm

Darrin Taylor

Lecturer in Management – Waterford Institute of Technology

Speaking at 3:10pm

Michael Flynn

Director TCD Business School
Trinity College Dublin

Speaking at 3.45pm

Dermot O'Donnell

Disability Federation of