Watch the MIDAS Ireland Annual Conference recorded on November 18th
“Digital Transformation enabling a sustainable world”

The MIDAS Ireland Annual conference took place on Thursday November 18th – A full recording is available below

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The theme for this year’s conference was “Digital Transformation enabling a sustainable world”


9:15amLeonard Hobbs General Manager’s Welcome and Address
09:45amGuest Speaker on Climate Dr. Cara Augustenborg “Building a Better World: Focus on Sustainability”
10:30amSudarshan Iyengar, Vice President, Ireland Development Centre, Microchip ” Intelligent electronics for good”
11.00amDr. Giorgos Fagas, Head of EU Programmes, Tyndall National Institute, Introducing Ascent+ Member Opportunities in Europe’s leading technology providers
11.30amCoffee Break
12:00pmDr. Ruoyi Zhou, Director of IBM Research “Quantum Computing: Cutting Through The Hype!”
12.30pmColette Maloney, Head of Unit, Microelectronics and Photonics, DG Connect, EU Commission “European microelectronics rebuilding back better”
1.00pmLunch Break
2:00pmProfessor Lorraine Leeson, Professor in Deaf Studies at TCD, “Sign of the Times Technology and Sign Language”
3:00pmJohn Rayfield, VP & GM VPU IP at Intel “Low power is everything in AI”
3.30pmProfessor JP Colinge –“Silicon Integration: Beyond Scaling”
4:00pm Coffee Break
4:30pmPanel discussion. “Women in Tech, a roadmap for Microelectronics”,
chaired by Siobhan Dolan Clancy,
with Prof Orla Feely, VP Research, Innovation and Impact, UCD,
Brendan Farley, Vice President Wireless Engineering, Managing Director EMEA at Xilinx,
Jennifer Hoffman Senior Director, People & Culture, Integration Management at Analog Devices and
Neil Philip, Factory Manager at Intel Ireland.
5:00pmClosing Remarks
* All times listed are GMT / Local Irish Time and are subject to slight change.

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About MIDAS Ireland

MIDAS Ireland ( is an industry led cluster consisting of industry, educational, research and government agencies, represents the interests of  the electronics based systems sector in Ireland. We have over 60 members including multinational companies such as Intel, Xilinx and Analog Devices, along with indigenous companies and lreland’s leading research universities.

MIDAS is a key enabler of networking and collaborative opportunities within our industry and represents the needs of the sector to government. It supports the upskilling of graduate and professional engineers to meet the ever changing needs of this ‘deep tech’ sector.

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