The team from Version 1 are hosting the Analytics Institute first event of the year for our Munster members, in the contemporary surroundings of Republic of Work. The theme of this month's event is Regulatory Analytics: Stories of Technology Innovations Driving Transformation in Regulatory Compliance. 

Regulatory analytics is a growing category of information analysis which involves gathering and storing relevant data and mining it for patterns, discrepancies and anomalies. Advanced analytic solutions and new technologies are transforming what were previously manual, slow, costly processes helping to glean insights from mountains of records collected across organisations delivering wholesale change in how regulatory compliance challenges are managed.

This event will bring together speakers from regulated industries, organisations and academia including Johnson & Johnson, Cork Institute Technology and Irish Cattle Breeders Federation. 

Dr. Michael Phelan (Johnson & Johnson) is a passionate analytics leader with over 17 years’ experience collaborating with customers and stakeholders to identify the correct strategy and execution of analytics and digital transformation projects. Michael has extensive experience working across educational, electronics, service and healthcare sectors; including strategy and team development, project execution and promotion. He's a member of the Irish Government Industry 4.0 Steering Group and the Analytics Institute Munster Advisory Council. He lectures in Data Science at CIT and has published articles on Supply Chain analytics in several international peer reviewed journals and books and presented at international conferences. He'll deliver a presentation on 'Decision Science.' 

David Hawe (Cork Institute Technology) is a Data Scientist who spent several years working in various data science and engineering roles in bio/pharmaceuticals as well as working on other projects in areas such as banking signal processing. His Inspire presentation will cover Management of Validated Data. He has experience in a variety of modelling techniques as well as numerous programming languages. He holds a PhD in statistics and a BSc in mathematical sciences. His Inspire presentation will cover ‘Management of Validated Data’.

Additionally, Karl O’Connell (Head of Integration for Irish Cattle Breeders Federation) will deliver a presentation on 'Blockchain'. Karl is passionate about harnessing DNA analytics data for the greater good of the Irish cattle industry. ICBF manages one of the largest integrated animal databases containing animal ancestry and DNA results, birth details, performance records, laboratory results and more areas of information that are critical to the profitability of the agri-food industry in Ireland. Through the adoption of innovative technologies such as Blockchain, ICBF wants to leverage its animal genetics database in order to deliver food quality metrics, animal welfare statistics and carbon emission information to the public. Karl will give us a unique insight into how DNA data combined with technological innovations can improve the genetic gain of Irish cattle.

The line up of speakers will illustrate how innovations like AI, machine learning and blockchain are revolutionising how organisations meet the demands of regulatory compliance, improving operational processes and mitigating risk.

Registration and networking with light refreshments from 16:30hrs - 17:00hrs. 

Please have your Eventbrite ticket/email on hand for registration.

Parking is available at Grand Parade Q-Park and City Hall Q-Park, as well as the Black Ashe Park and Ride.