Past Events

Out-Innovate with HBR’s Alex Lazarow

The Association was delighted to invite acclaimed HBR author Alex Lazarow for a virtual fireside chat recently. Alexandre (Alex) Lazarow has spent his career working at the intersection of investing, innovation, and economic development in the private, public, and social sectors. He is the author of Out-Innovate: How Global Entrepreneurs – from Delhi to Detroit […]

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Using AI to optimise business decisions

The Association was delighted to welcome change management consultants Sia Partners for a virtual event recently centred on Artificial Intelligence and how it can be used to optimise business decisions. The session provided an overview of some of the most common topics tackled nowadays in business: Customer centricity, Marketing and Productivity and connect them to […]

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Blockchain 2021 with Dr. Aidan Duane of WIT

The South East chapter of the Association was delighted to host a webinar in February with Dr. Aidan Duane of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) on the ever topical subject of blockchain. Designed as an introductory business-oriented presentation to Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, the session included examples from across multiple industries to suit all […]

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HBR’s Dorie Clark: Entrepreneurial You

In conjunction with Decision, the Association was delighted to host a virtual event in November with renowned author Dorie Clark of Harvard Business Review. Dorie Clark has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, and was recognised as the #1 Communication Coach in the world by the Marshall […]

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“Meet the Entrepreneurs” at the GEC

Once again the Association partnered with the Guinness Enterprise Centre to host our annual Meet The Entrepreneurs event, which took place as a webinar in October. We heard about the major development taking place at the GEC in Dublin, whose capacity will double in 2021, and a number of start-ups inspired us with their ideas, […]

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Isolde Norris on Setting Up Teams for Success

Experienced executive and team coach Isolde Norris shared her insights at an event in September on a compelling question that all organisations grapple with – what makes teams effective in the workplace? Often when there is a problem in teams, personalities are blamed and people can be scapegoated. Drawing on research from Hackman and Wageman, […]

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Economic Outlook with DAVY

Once again the Association was delighted to welcome Davy for its annual economic review at a genuinely unprecented time for the Irish and global economy, with the ongoing uncertainty surrounding around Covid-19 compounded by the possibility of a no-deal Brexit and the upcoming US elections. Donough Kilmurray, Chief Investment Officer at Davy lent his expert insights on the prospects […]

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The politics of conversations at work

The Association hosted a virtual event in September with Professor Megan Reitz from Ashridge Business School in the UK. Reitz’s latest book, Speak up – say what needs to be said and hear what needs to be heard, has been described as a ‘how-to guide to navigating the power and politics of conversations at work’. […]

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The future of work

We were delighted to have careers expert Ciara Garvan as host of a virtual event on The Future of Work. The Future of Work as a topic has accelerated due to the pandemic. Hot themes such as remote working and flexible working are no longer trending but realities we are all grappling with. What does this mean for highly skilled […]

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Musgrave: adapting in a crisis

The Association was delighted to have David Codd, Group Transformation Director at Musgrave, as our speaker for a webinar in July. The Covid-19 crisis has brought the importance of food retailers in our lives to the fore like never before, and none more so than Musgrave. With over 1,450 stores, and brands including Supervalu, Centra, Donnybrook Fair and others, the Group feeds […]

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Diversity & Inclusion

Most Diversity and Inclusion initiatives are developed to comply with corporate governance and self-regulation (often under the heading “Corporate Social Responsibility” or CSR). But most fail to move the needle and are just a box check. At a webinar in June, expert John Rankin  enlightened us on how to move the needle substantially and make […]

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Pensions webinar with Moneycube

The Association was delighted to host a webinar with Ralph Benson and Feargal McKenna of pensions adviser Moneycube on trends in the pensions market and what “auto-enrolment” – where an employee worker will be automatically enrolled in a pension scheme when starting a job – is likely to mean for Irish industry, both from an […]

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Site visit: Waterford Distillery

The MBAAI South East Chapter, in collaboration with the WIT Graduate Business School, recently hosted a visit to the Waterford Distillery facility located at the converted former Guinness Brewery building. Head Distiller Ned Gahan facilitated the group on the day. Waterford Distillery was established five years ago by entrepreneur and third-generation wine merchant Mark Reynier. […]

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Career Readiness at UL

The MBAAI Mid-West chapter recently hosted an event at the University of Limerick on career progression with John Fitzgerald, Managing Director of Harmonics Ireland. The 4th Industrial revolution is disrupting traditional approaches to how we build and grow a 50-year career. Career progression is no longer predictable. Stability has been replaced by the constant need […]

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Can you hear me?

The MBA Association of Ireland was again delighted to team up with Harvard Business Review to welcome Dr. Nick Morgan to Dublin for a breakfast event on Wednesday, 20 February in Mason Hayes & Curran in Barrow St., at which he spoke on the challenges of communicating in a virtual world. We’ve all felt disconnected […]

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How long will your job last?

Panel discussion with Cpl at UCC What can you do to prepare for the upcoming technological revolution? The MBAAI Southern Chapter, in conjunction with UCC and Cpl, was delighted to host a panel discussion and Q&A on this most compelling of topics. In our talk we discussed: The Future of Work What jobs will be […]

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Christmas event at RDS

It was tools down as the RDS was the venue for our annual Christmas gathering, which this year was run jointly with the Corporate Governance Association of Ireland. We were delighted to have Diageo as sponsor of this year’s event and to welcome Eamon DeBurca, Commercial Manager Diageo Ireland, who explored key themes facing the […]

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Innovation Capital Event

Innovation Capital

The Association was delighted to have Curtis Lefrandt visit from London to speak on Innovation Capital. Published by Harvard Business Review, Lefrandt’s book Innovation Capital: How to Compete and Win Like the World’s Most Innovative Leaders features case studies with the superstars who made the list of the top 25 people in the world with […]

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