Welcome to our events page. Here you will find upcoming events as well as materials from previous events.
7th November Fast 50
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards will take place on Friday, 7th November 2014, in the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel. For further information on this awards programme please visit www.fast50.ie or contact Clara Magee on 01 407 4752
17th September: Corporate Restructuring Summit
On Wednesday 17 September 2014, The Corporate Restructuring Summit took place in the Convention Centre Dublin, with Deloitte and Matheson as lead sponsors. The conference provided valuable insight into the most significant trends in Insolvency and Restructuring.
The summit was chaired by Dan O’Brien Columnist and Economics Analyst, Independent Newspaper. Tom Kavanagh, Partner Restructuring Services and John Doddy, Partner Debt and Capital Advisory spoke on Current Trends in Insolvency and Restructuring. Other summit speakers included CEO of the National Asset Management Agency, Brendan Mc Donagh and Brendan O'Connor, Head of Financial Solutions Group, AIB.
1st Trinity Business Alumni Breakfast Briefing
Deloitte hosted a business breakfast briefing titled 'Tech Trends 2014' with a presentation by Harry Goddard.
Deloitte’s annual Technology Trends report examines technology put to practical business use. The theme of this year’s report is inspiring disruption. In it, they discuss 10 trends that exemplify the unprecedented potential for emerging technologies to reshape how work gets done, how businesses grow, and how markets and industries evolve.
2nd CGAI- Deloitte- IBEC Breakfast Briefing
Together with CGAI and the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC), we held a breakfast briefing on our global Director 360 analysis and the results of our joint NED survey with CGAI.
New Irish Gaap – FRS 102 & 103 Workshop
Deloitte held two half day workshops on FRS 103 on Thursday 26 June in the Deloitte Academy.
The workshop looked at the main impacts of the new Irish Gaap framework on insurers. The session involved an in-depth exploration of FRS 103 as well as the key elements of FRS 102 impacting insurers financial statements.
The items covered were:
- Recap on the new Irish Gaap framework
- Impact on the new standards on the measurement values of insurers assets and liabilities
- Additional disclosures required by the new standards
- Project timeline and what companies should be doing in 2014
European Insurance Forum
On Thursday 15 May 2014, Simon Murphy, Consulting Partner at Deloitte moderated a discussion at the European Insurance Forum which focused on ‘Big Data, Big Deal’. Simon was joined by industry experts Dana J. Cuffe, RenaissanceRe Services Ltd, Constantin Beier, Aon Centre for Innovation & Analytics, Brian MacNamee, Dublin Institute of Technology and Graham Gear, Cloudera.
The discussion centred on understanding how best data and analytics can be used for value creation as well as addressing any myths that might exist in relation to ‘Big Data’; where it can take us next and why the most effective uses of large amounts of data are purpose led. A variety of sub topics were touched on, from the ever increasing speed of micro processers, quantum computing, tools and techniques to caveats and opportunities. The optimum storage and leverage of big data is something that companies are struggling to get to grips with; and with large data sets not being anything new to the insurance industry, the need to properly visualise and utilise it is the goal for all companies dealing with large amounts of data.
On Friday 16 May, Glenn Gillard, Partner at Deloitte took part in discussions centred on Corporate Governance, Getting It Right. Sarah Goddard moderated the session with Niamh Freeman, PartnerRe and Mairead Devine, Central Bank of Ireland also taking part in the discussion.
Glenn Gillard also gave an interview with WRIN TV. In the interview he discusses how he feels “the biggest issues in corporate governance today are related to the financial crisis when many banking failures, insurance failures, and overall financial system failures pointed to a governance failure”. He also goes on to say that “since then, regulators have tried to put formal governance into legislation. The big challenge is to put in a framework and actually implement it in your organisation.”
Please click here to view Glenn's full interview.
7 April: Analytics & Big Data, what, why and how?
Speakers/Presenters: Dr Richard Southern, Sinead Kiernan FSAI
A Society of Actuaries discussion on:
- What is analytics and big data and why has it become a hot topic.
- Why is analytics and big data relevant to the insurance sector and actuaries.
- How is analytics already used in the insurance sector.
- Further applications of analytics in the insurance sector.
- The tools used in data analytics.
Improving Student Retention in Higher Education Seminar 2014
So much research has been undertaken on Student Retention yet it remains a critical issue for most Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
Most HEIs have put initiatives in place to identify students at risk and to deter students from dropping out.
Despite all the research undertaken and initiatives launched to retain the student, have any real solutions been identified?
This seminar provided an opportunity to hear how our speakers are tackling the issue and what initiatives have worked for them.
11 March: Insurance Analytics Briefing
In the current competitive market, the insurers who can maximise the use of their data though analytics will derive a competitive advantage. To achieve this objective, it is vital that they have a clear understanding of how analytics can be used and what needs to be in place to enable it.
This event covered predictive analytics, “Big Data” and dynamic visualisation and how they can be applied to all areas of the Insurance Sector (Life, Health & General Insurance). The briefing was led by Deloitte specialists who have significant experience advising clients and delivering projects in this field. Attendees had the opportunity to use Deloitte’s analytical tools through interactive demonstrations before and after the presentation.
The event covered the following areas:
• The evolution of analytics in Insurance
• Using innovative analytical techniques to overcome business challenges
• Incorporating new technological developments to enhance analytics
Contact: Cormac Hennessy
March: International Women's Day
Deloitte Ireland supporting International Women's Day.
6 March: Deloitte Dress For Success Client Dinner with DFS CEO Carmel O’Keeffe, Jacques Restaurant, Cork (view press release)
10 March: Inspiring Change: From Chaos to Control with productivity coach Ciara Conlon, The Academy
12 March: Deloitte Client Luncheon with Catherine Duffy, GM, Northern Trust Limerick, No. 1 Pery Square, Limerick
March: Transfer pricing workshop
Our transfer pricing workshop covered various transfer pricing topics including the Irish transfer pricing documentation requirement, transfer pricing implementation and monitoring, finance and treasury transfer pricing and current hot topics including foreign tax authority audits and the transfer pricing aspects of the OECD BEPS project.