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BTYSTE, Innovation Dec 19, 2019

Renowned physicist Professor Brian Cox to headline BT Ireland business leaders’ symposium


Renowned physicist Professor Brian Cox is to headline a brand new symposium from BT Ireland for world leaders in technology innovation at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition on Wednesday 8th January, 2020.

  • World leaders in technology innovation to gather at BT Ireland symposium
  • Nextipedia will run alongside the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS
  • Tickets are complimentary but places are limited and filling up quickly – so reserve your seat now.

Titled Nextipedia, the event will bring together the world’s leading IT minds, tech experts, scientists and renowned speakers to kick start the New Year. The event will share inspiring stories and valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities that technology innovation offers, with a specific lens on sustainability and Ireland’s 2050 carbon neutrality objective.

Professor Cox will provide the keynote speech on the day exploring whether we could be the only planet in our galaxy of two billion stars with life intelligent enough to protect or destroy its environment. He will inspire audiences with some breath-taking imagery and thrilling insights on space innovation and its importance in technological advancement.

In addition to Professor Cox, the event will also boast a fascinating mix of local and global business leaders to share their stories of innovation, all told in reference to the Irish government’s Carbon Neutrality 2050 Plan.  Additional speakers on the day include:

  • MC Liz Bonnin, Science and Wildlife Presenter
  • Mike Stenson, Head of Innovation, Kingspan
  • Gabrielle Giner, Director of Environmental Sustainability BT
  • Conor McGann, AI Entrepreneur, Plenty
  •  Norman Crowley, CEO Crowley Carbon

Tickets are complimentary but places are limited and filling up quickly – so reserve your seat now. To register go to the following address

Shay Walsh, managing director, BT Ireland, said, “As technology continues to evolve at rapid speed, organisations are quickly having to learn how to adapt and embrace disruptive technologies to the benefit of their business. If this is something that you, as a business leader, are facing, then Nextpiedia is the exactly where you need to be on Wednesday 8th January. We’ll be meeting some of the world’s biggest change-makers and learning how to embrace sustainable technologies and future proof your organisation.”

Also joining an international mix of talent at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is Bonnie Greer, OBE, the UK based novelist and playwright who won widespread acclaim for her positive comments on Ireland on a BBC Question Time debate on Brexit recently. She will headline an ‘Enterprising Minds’ leaders lunch on Thursday 9th January in partnership with Future Human. Also speaking is Shane Curran, CEO of Evervault and former BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition winner.