Speakers (7-9) for The Long Debate:Marie Walsh, Frédéric Herrera & Gordon McConnell
Marie Walsh, Chartered and European Patent Attorney
Marie Walsh has been advising entrepreneurs on their intellectual property rights and particularly, on patents and trademarks for the past 20 years. Marie graduated from the University of Limerick in 1987 with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Chemistry. Marie is a qualified Irish and European Patent Attorney and is also qualified as a UK Chartered Patent Attorney. She is also qualified as a Community Trade Mark Attorney. Marie has an MBA from Open University Business School and is an active alumni member.
Marie has provided training seminars on Intellectual Property to innovators at various seminars and conferences. Marie is also a lecturer on the IP Diploma course of The Law Society of Ireland.
Enterprise Development Executive & Enterprise Platform Programme Manager at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Arts, Design, and Technology. Frédéric Herrera’s Specialties: Digital Libraries and currently managing a gvt-funded programme for 50 start-ups operating in the digital media sector.
Gordon McConnell is Deputy-CEO and Director of Business Development for the DCU Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship. From 2005 he was as Head of Strategy and Administration in the President’s Office in Dublin City University, and from 2009-2010 was Director of Programmes for the Ryan Academy.
Gordon has a background in industry, venture capital, strategic consulting and start-ups. He was part of the founding group for two start-ups; the first was a dotcom Business-to-Business site that was established in 1998, while the other was the HotOrigin early stage venture capital company in 2000, which invested in early stage software companies.
Gordon has worked with a range of corporate clients in strategy, while consulting in Andersen Consulting (Accenture). He has also advised several technology start-ups since he left HotOrigin. Gordon has taught a number of subjects at graduate level including entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship and organisational management in a number of higher education organisations including All Hallows College, Dublin City University, and Dublin Institute of Technology. He has also produced research on a number of areas including the development of high technology clusters, innovation in social entrepreneurship and the digital media sector in Dublin. He also authors the Ryan Academy blogs.
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The Long Debate, Inventorium,
part of Dublin Innovation Festival
Doors open 18.00
NDRC, Crane St, Digital Hub, Dublin 8