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Technology Trends Business Leaders Need to Know for the Future of Work

The Grafton Suite, The Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2

IoD Briefings Series: sponsored by Accenture

David Kirwan,

David Kirwan, Head of Technology, Accenture

Booking for this Event is Now Closed

This event is now closed for bookings. Please contact Anna Hannigan, Events Manager, for further information.


We are delighted to invite you to join our in-person Briefing with David Kirwan, Head of Technology, Accenture, on ‘Technology Trends Business Leaders Need to Know for the Future of Work’, in The Westbury Hotel, on Thursday, 17th November 2022.

Technology and business go hand in hand, and never has that been more obvious than when lockdowns hit, necessitating millions of people around the world to lean even more heavily on technology to try and work through it remotely. Caroline Spillane, Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Directors in Ireland, will moderate this discussion with David. This conversation will address what trends business leaders and chief information officers (CIOs) need to be aware of for the future of work. It will also address the scepticism and hesitation surrounding the Metaverse, how it will affect Irish businesses, and how to prepare for this next wave of change and opportunity in the workplace.

Please note, there will be a facilitated Q&A after David's discussion. 

The IoD Briefings Series is sponsored by Accenture.

This event is exclusive to IoD Ireland members and is free of charge.

David Kirwan

David Kirwan

Head of Technology, Accenture

David Kirwan is Head of Technology at Accenture. He is also a Managing Director and leads Accenture's Technology practice in Ireland, with responsibility for delivering services and technology consulting solutions that help clients meet their most pressing business challenges.

David has spent much of his career in the middle of large-scale business transformation engagements where Technology has been a key enabler, typically involving platforms such as SAP and Oracle. This has allowed him to work all over the globe, across many industries typically focusing on those with an operations (manufacturing & logistics) focus. 


Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Technology and Operations services and Accenture Song — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 721,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. 

Visit us at accenture.com.


For any queries with regard to this online event, please contact Anna Hannigan, Events Manager, IoD Ireland.


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Registration will open from 5:00pm on Thursday, 17th November 2022, with the Briefing starting promptly at 5:15pm, followed by Q&A. Refreshments will be served from 6:00pm to 6:45pm to allow members to network after the event.

Venue Details

This event will take place in the Grafton Suite, at The Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2.


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