Outer space, smart cities, economics and immortality: Dublin Tech Summit unveils future forward lineup

Panels and speeches on futurism, Artificial Intelligence, robotics, social media and more set to take place at Ireland’s largest tech conference.

Dublin Tech Summit (DTS) has revealed details of some of the futuristic talks, panels and interviews happening across multiple stages at this year’s event. These include out-of-this-world keynote speeches from Africa’s first
astronaut, Sara Sabri, and José Luis Cordeiro, Director of The Millennium Project, on how technology can hold the key to immortality. Dublin Tech Summit, which is now in its 7th year, takes place at the RDS in Dublin on May 31 and June 1, 2023.

The biggest event of its kind to date, DTS 2023 will host hundreds of tech leaders from all over the world who will address over 8,000 attendees through a wide range of cutting-edge talks, panels, interviews, demonstrations and more. As Ireland’s largest tech conference, DTS23 will also highlight Ireland’s role as a tech hub for Europe and the wider world, showcasing the present and future of what technology has made possible and what lies ahead.
DTS23’s latest announcement embraces a wide range of topics at a time when innovation is evolving faster than
ever. These include:

• From Space to Earth
Fireside chat featuring Sara Sabry, founder of the Deep Space Initiative and the first woman from the continent of Africa to travel to space, and Dr. Norah Patten, a leading figure in Ireland’s space and aeronautics landscape

• The Death of Death – Singularity and Immortality by 2045
Keynote speech by engineer, futurist and transhumanist José Luis Cordeiro, Director of The Millennium Project

• Smart Cities and Urban Tech
Panel discussion between Rob Brown, Founder and CEO, KERB, Aisling Dunne, Head of Public Policy, BOLT, Brian
O’Rourke, CEO and Co-Founder, Cityswift and John Cormican, Site Lead, Jaguar Land Rover

• Shattering the Illusion of a Fully Secure System – Why You are Not as Safe as You Think
Fireside chat featuring Rickard Carlsson, CEO of, Detectify, and Ambika Kapur, VP of Networking and Advanced Security, VMware

• The Making of an Interspecies Economy
Keynote speech by Cecilia Tham, Co-founder + CEO, Futurity Systems, accompanied by Herbie the Robot

• Large Language Models: What Comes Next?
Keynote speech by AI pioneer and Founder of SingularityNET, Dr. Ben Goertzel

• The Transformation of Society by Advancing AI: Human and Robotic Perspectives
Fireside by Janet Adams, COO, SingularityNET alongside Desdemona the Robot from The Jam Galaxy Band

• From Facebook Friends to Co-Founders: The Risks and Rewards of Starting a Business with a Stranger
Fireside conversation between Ulrika Lilja and Claudia Gärd, Co-founders of Gofrendly

• Entrepreneurs: The World Needs You
Keynote speech by Adam Cheyer, partner at Project Voice Venture Partners and Co-creator of Siri, to open the Ignite Stage Pitch Competition

• Artificial Intelligence in the Data Protection Context
Fireside chat between Sean Hurley, Assistant Commissioner with the Data Protection Commission, and Barry Scannell, leading AI law expert.

*For a full list of speakers attending DTS23, please see below

Throughout the two-day event, DTS23 will examine the latest innovations affecting employees, and industries amid an everchanging tech ecosystem. While the ongoing slowdown is causing prolonged uncertainty, the rapid development of AI and the move toward sustainability, are presenting opportunities for many industries to grow and evolve. All points of view will be represented at DTS23 as panelists, moderators and attendees examine and debate innovation that will help improve the sector in 2023 and beyond.

Further guest speakers and panels are set to be announced over the coming weeks. Dublin Tech Summit is supported by 80 industry partners and will showcase 150 start-ups throughout the site. In addition, the DTS by Night programme will see a range of venues around Dublin and beyond host informal networking events that are set to bring the city back to life.

Tickets for this year’s event are on sale now. For more information please see dublintechsummit.tech.
Commenting on the return of Dublin Tech Summit for 2023, Managing Director, Tracey Carney said: “With just a matter of weeks until Dublin Tech Summit 2023 kicks off, we are thrilled to unveil just a selection of the topics set to be covered. Every stage will see true thought leadership presented and new ideas explored, along with innovative solutions to some of the most important challenges ahead for the world in the coming years. We look forward to welcoming the tech world to Dublin.”


Full list of speakers attending Dublin Tech Summit 2023:
• Tom Höglund Co-Founder Epidemic
• Matt MacInnis COO Rippling
• Janet Adams COO SingularityNET
• Dr. Ben Goertzel CEO and Founder
• Rickard Carlsson CEO Detectify
• Claudia Gård COO and Co-founder
Female Friendship App gofrendly
• Emma Ridderstad Co-founder and CEO
• Claire Thomas Chief Diversity & Inclusion
officer Hitachi Vantara
• Pam Murphy CEO Imperva
• Kieran Daly CTO / CoFounder
HealthBeacon plc.
• Martin Hosken Chief Technologist, Cloud
Services & CDEI Advisory Board Member
• Cian Ó Maidín Founder Nearform
• Jason Van Der Merwe Director of
Engineering, Growth Strava
• Cormac Dinan Country Director Coinbase
• Janina Bauer Director of Sustainability
• Sophie Dembinski Head of UK and Policy
• Nick Tzitzon Chief Strategy Officer
• Katica Roy CEO Pipeline
• Christine Bejerasco CISO WithSecure
• Eric Schurenberg Editor-in-Chief Amplify
Publishing Group
• Christian Lachel Chief Creative Officer
BRC Imagination Arts
• Sri Chellappa Founder & CEO Engagedly
• Jake Wood Founder & President
Groundswell, Team Rubicon
• Linnea Bywall Head of People Alva Labs
• Sami Marttinen CEO Swappie
• David Singleton Chief Technology Officer
• Patricia Scanlon Founder and Executive
Chair of Soapbox Labs and Irelands First
AI Ambassador Soapbox Labs
• Arnaud Collery Co-founder and CEO
• Alan Foy Chairman and Co-Founder
Venturewave Capital
• Ambika Kapur VP of Networking and
Advanced Security VMware
• Olivier Blais Co Founder, Head of Decision
Science MoovAI
• Shane Curran Founder & CEO Evervault
• Peter Hendrick CEO National Broadband
• Rob Brown Founder & CEO KERB
• Ulrika Lilja Co-founder and CEO Female
Friendship App gofrendly
• Dorothy Creaven VP, Managing Director
and Site Lead Rent the Runway
• Jiawei Wang EU SME Centre SPI
• Fergal Reid Director of Machine Learning
• Marie McGinley International Head of
Technology Eversheds Sutherland Ireland
• Oisin Lunny Public Speaker, Conference
MC, Podcast & Webinar Host
• David Tyler Commercial Director Artemis
• Peipei Chen Lead Machine Learning
Engineer Inditex
• Adam CheyerCo-founder of Siri / Cofounder of Viv Labs / Co-founder of
Sentient / founding member of Change.
• Till Haunschild Entrepreneur, Magician,
• Dame Vivian Hunt Chief Innovation Officer
• Jeff Bianco President and Founder Dev.
• Wayne Grixti Chief Executive Officer at
Tech.mt and Chairman of the MDIA
• Lindsey Scrase Chief Revenue Officer
• Anna Brailsford CEO Code First Girls
• Andrew Steele Partner Activant Capital
• David Hassoun Chief Technologist of
Cloud Solutions Dolby
• José Luis Cordeiro Director The
Millennium Project
• Alisa Cohn Executive Coach
• Brian Smyth MD, Global Lead – Innovation
& Metaverse Accenture
• Mary-Christine Nolan VP of Global
Professional Services Pluralsight
• Aisling Dunne Head of Public Policy Bolt
• Brian O’Rourke CEO & Co-Founder
• Paulo Rodriguez Head of International
• Conor Carmody Programme Director The
Innovation Exchange
• Emerald de Leeuw Global Head of Privacy
• Tim Coach Global Channel Chief PIA
• Raviv Sapir Venture Capital Investor Blue
Future Partners
• Greg Jones Vice President of Business
Development, EMEA Datto
• Catriona Meehan Founder Startingup PA
• Dan O Toole Vice President Eight Roads
• Ryan Green CEO & Co-founder Gridwise
CEO Futurity Systems
• Ken Moore Chief Innovation Officer
• Alan Gormlery CEO Shopbox AI
• Ashima BhattDirector of Product
Marketing Ring Central
• Bríd McMahon Country Manager IAS
Ireland & VP Integral Ad Science
• Benjamin Lickfett Global Head of Digital
Innovation Diageo
• John Cormican Site Lead Landrover/
• Dr. Joe Fitzsimons Founder and CEO
Horizon Quantum Computing
• Pamela Cytron Investor * Board and
Strategy Advisor * Global Entrepreneur
• Christine (Nsubuga) Noonan CEO
and founder Klëm Digital Wardrobe
• Martin Curley Professor of Innovation
Maynooth University and Digital Health
• Kmla Sharma Tech Lead Hubspot
• Yevgen Kotukh D.Sc, PhD in Information
Security JEVERA software solutions
• Pedro Silva “Co-Founder, President &
Chief Operating Officer” Alviere
• Rob Allen VP Of Operations EMEA
• Sara Sabry First Egyptian astronaut, the
first Arab woman in space, and the first
woman from the African continent to go
to space Accomplished astronaut, leader,
• Paul Walsh Founder Greenheart
• Andreea Wade VP of Product Strategy
• Seán Hurley Assistant Commissioner
and a Senior Regulatory Lawyer Data
Protection Commission
• Mike Adebiyi Enterprise Business
Development Lead Google Cloud UK &
• Barry Scannell AI Law Expert William Fry
• Sinah Imaschewski Head of HR SAP Labs
• Marie Toft CEO & Co-Founder Emotionise
• Ruth Thomas Head of People &
Organisational Development Personio
• Bozhidar Batsov Senior Director of
Engineering Toptal
• Ciaran Stone CEO Squareroot
• Ollie May Sales Director Hubspot
• Pete Townsend Managing Director
• DC Cahalane CMO Dogpatch Labs

Comments are closed.