AI Ireland: The roadmap to creating an AI island…

21st April 2021 | Virtual Summit

Inaugural Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Summit

Best practices, breakthroughs and business transformation…

March 6th, Croke Park, Dublin

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There are a number of reasons to account for Ireland’s growing reputation as an Artificial Intelligence Island. Our robust AI ecosystem has emerged as a result of numerous successful educational and economic initiatives. Recent analysis reveals that AI will boost Ireland’s GDP in 2030 by 11.6% to €48 billion, making way for a substantial economic and commercial opportunity for Ireland.

AI is presenting, without doubt, the biggest technological disturbance worldwide. While opportunities abound across all industries and business functions, creating unprecedented efficiencies in human productivity, ethical concerns remain prevalent. In many ways, this is just as much a frontier for ethics and risk assessment as it is a revolution. The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation is currently preparing a National Artificial Intelligence Strategy due to be announced in early 2020, and has recently commenced on a public consultation on the development of an AI National Strategy.

The AI 2020 Summit is being organised by Business Post Events and Digital DNA on the back of the last year’s hugely successful inaugural event. Our 2020 summit will address the core challenges and opportunities facing our nation as we continue our AI journey. As well as presenting practical industry applications of AI, we will host technological sessions revealing the latest advances and applications.

The annual Artificial Intelligence Summit will focus on experts breaking down complex AI topics in a clear way so that business leaders can maximize the AI opportunities ahead of their competitors. We’ll delve into practical business applications, compelling case studies, rock-solid technical overviews, as well as deliver an in-depth analysis of successful AI projects while dissecting some of the potential pitfalls…

Building on the success of our many years of leading technical and business focused conferences, The 2020 AI Summit, brought to you by Business Post Events and Digital DNA is designed to challenge, motivate and inspire all those concerned with transformation and innovation strategy…

Topics will include:

  • AI and Ireland’s public policy
  • The economic impact of AI on Ireland’s economy
  • The making of an AI island
  • Beyond automation
  • Latest technological advances – beyond bots to the dawn of a new intelligence
  • AIl Ireland legal framework
  • How the world of finance is using AI
  • Technologies related to AI
  • Truly unlocking the potential of your data
  • Automated decisions – ethical and legal issues
  • From sensors to insights: Applying AI to IOT data
  • Driving AI in the workplace
  • The path to enterprise AI
  • How AI is redefining transport
  • How algorithms are making credit decisions fairer
  • How IOT, AI and Data will collaborate to transform the world
  • Implementing AI projects
  • AI & the future of work
  • AI & the customer
  • AI & innovation
  • AI risk management and ethics
  • Stumbling blocks to AI – a discussion on board inertia
  • A technological roadmap for AI implementation
  • Industry case studies

Job titles that will benefit most include:

  • CEO’s and Managing Directors
  • Innovation leaders
  • CIO’s and head of IT
  • Software developers and engineers
  • Heads of marketing
  • Leaders from AI solution providers
  • Consultants
  • Investors looking into AI markets and opportunities
  • HR leaders
  • Heads of research
  • Legal professionals

The Virtual Summit Experience


To adapt to the current environment and the growing demand for delegates to enjoy the conference experience in an online manner, The AI Summit 2021 will come to you as a virtual event.

While our delegates will join in from the comfort of their homes and offices across Ireland and around the world, the event itself will be broadcast live from our dedicated studio in Dublin. Many of our speakers and panellists will appear live on stage, while our international keynotes and participants will be video-conferenced in to join the conversation.

Delegates will have the opportunity to step into the unique virtual summit environment, which includes access to the main virtual conference stage for the full day, live speaker & panel Q&A sessions, a virtual exhibition hall, copies of presentations & content post-event, as well as the opportunity to network, connect and chat with fellow online attendees, speakers and partners in real time.

Virtual attendance will be easily facilitated by our specially customised conferencing platform and dedicated AV team.

Benefits of virtual attendance include:

  • Access to Virtual Main Stage for all keynotes, presentations and debates
  • Video content of the latest industry innovation
  • Opportunities to meet 100’s of attendees virtually, and set up meetings and conversations
  • Online virtual exhibition hall
  • Meet the industry using our matchmaking and profiling facilities
  • Copy of attendee list post-event
  • Copy of all presentations post-event


Some feedback from our previous IT events:

Jonathan Kidd

Bank of Ireland

“Great event. Great spread of topics and speakers. Strong moderation by the chairperson helped”

Sinéad Murnane

Innovation Value Institute

“Excellent panels and topics. Really interesting and engaging. Well done to all involved”

Colin Burns

H&K International

“Excellent overall with all levels of experience from start-up pit falls to compliance to functionality to backbone”

Ailish O’Donnell

Bord Na Móna

“Very high calibre of speakers and real life examples were very valuable”

Abhijit Sinha


“Good panel discussions which gave good perspective on challenges in AI in Ireland”
Mark Ward


“Very interesting for the most part. Long day and quite intensive”

David Cahill


​“Great venue and very good content”

Paula Cash

PBC Consulting

​“Very Worthwhile event”

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Contact Us

This summit is organised by Business Post LIVE in partnership with Digital DNA. If you have any questions, requests, or require assistance with your booking, please feel free to contact me:

Jackie Bryan

Conference Facilitator

Tel: (+353) 87 055 7913