Thursday 7th March, 2019
Letterkenny I.T. Donegal

FUTURE
PROOFING
DESIGN

DESIGN
INNOVATION
CREATIVITY
ENTERPRISE


DICE is a conference which aims to spark a discussion on the value of creativity and design to both business and society.

The first 100 DICE_TY Academicians will showcase their innovation ideas and receive their certificates as part of the conference. www.diceacademy.ie

SPEAKERS

Joe Dunleavey

VP and Pramerica Head of Innovation

In March 2011, Joe became the Pramerica Head of Technology for Law & Compliance, where he oversaw circa 170 resources both on and offshore. Joe completed a three year international rotation from Pramerica to the US in 2015, where he was based in Newark, New Jersey. In his current role, he is responsible for heading up the Pramerica Wave Innovation Lab focussed on Disruptive and Emerging technology.

Re-Act Productions

Shaun Doogan & Ciaran McCann

Re-Act Productions are a small media company comprised of two best friends based in Donegal. They have made every sort of video you can think of, from music videos to documentaries. Since they were kids, they've been making videos together and their hobby has now become a full-time job. .

Lisa Gildea

Destination Branding & Strategy

Lisa Gildea is from Letterkenny and a past graduate of LYIT. After graduating in 2009 with a first class honours in Graphic Design, she moved to London to pursue her career.

For the last 5 years, Lisa was senior designer at Small Back Room, an integrated branding agency specialising in destination branding and strategy where she worked with clients like Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Wembley Park and East Village London.

Mark Cullen

3D and Animation

Mark is a 3D generalist who has worked in the animation, games, advertising and education fields for over 20 years.

He currently teaches on the Animation, UX & Innovation and Digital Film & Video courses at LYIT.

Libby Carton

Design & Brewing

Libby Carton is a proud graduate of the One-year Certificate in Visual Education course at the Donogh O'Malley Technical College in Letterkenny (now LYIT). She used that as a springboard to a BDes in Visual Communications at NCAD and later an MA.

In recent years her time has been devoted increasingly (and since 2016, exclusively) to Kinnegar Brewing, the company she and Rick LeVert established in 2012.

Patrick Mooney

UX

Patrick is Director of User Experience with Optum. With over 20 years professional experience, rooted in a technical background, Patrick brings a different mindset to what is considered a creative discipline.

Having spent half his career simplifying enterprise management solutions, he loves to make complex systems simple and enjoyable to use.

Brian Murray

Pramerica Systems Head of Technology for LCBE

In January 2015, Brian became the Pramerica Systems Head of Technology for LCBE and since 2017 has taken up a role as Innovation Director for a number of corporate centers within Pramerica.

Brian has a BSc in Applied Computing from Magee College Derry (University of Ulster) and is currently undertaking the MBS in Leadership and Innovation in LYIT due to complete in January 2020.

Emma McLaughlin

Build the right thing

Emma Graduated from Ulster University with a BSc(Hons) in Applied Computing and is driven to inspire and develop others to build the right thing.

Currently a Senior Project Manager at Allstate Northern Ireland, Emma delivers value by being Agile and minimising risk. Emma is co-founder of the new Product Think Tank Derry-Donegal.

Anthony Hutton

Industrial and Interaction Design

Anthony started work as an Industrial Designer with BT Research Laborotories in the Human Factors Division in 1987. Video telephony and communications continued as a resesarch topic in the University of Ulster over a long academic career teaching Industrial and Interaction design.

Bernie Murphy

Textile design

Bernie is an Irish textile artist/designer and educator who currently explores the creative functionality of traditional Irish tweeds. She develops new contemporary and innovative approaches to fashion design to identify interesting compositional arrangements in her Sculptural Donegal Tweed Collection.

Dee Doherty

UX Director FIFA, EASPORTS, EA

Dee is a former LYIT student and travelled the world in pursuit of his dream job — working for EA. Once there, he helped transform UX and increase UX maturity for one of the most successful video game franchises in the world

session one
FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS
ALMOST FULL!
Locations:   Rooms 1101 & 1104
09:30 — 09:50   REGISTRATION
10:00 — 10:10   WELCOME
10:10 — 10:20   FASHION AT LYIT
10:20 — 11:05   RE-ACT PRODUCTIONS
11:05 — 11:15   BREAK
11:15 — 12:00   LIGHTNING TALKS
11:15 — 11:30   LISA GILDEA
11:30 — 11:45   MARK CULLEN
11:45 — 12:00   BERNIE MURPHY
12:00 — 12:10   Q & A — CLOSE

Lunch

session two
FOR THIRD LEVEL STUDENTS
Location:   Room 1401
13:30 — 13:40   WELCOME
13:40 — 14:20   RE-ACT PRODUCTIONS
14:20 — 15:00   LIBBY CARTON
15:00 — 15:10   BREAK
15:10 — 15:50   PATRICK MOONEY
15:50 — 16:00   4TH YEAR GRAPHICS STUDENTS
16:00 — 16:20   Q & A with all DICE speakers

Evening session

session two
DIGITAL INNOVATION IN THE NORTHWEST
Registration required — Click here to book
Location:   An Danlann, LYIT
18:30 — 18:50   MEET UP
18:50 — 19:10   ALLSTATE — MINDSETS
19:10 — 19:30   EYESPYFX — SOUNDS & SIGNALS
19:30 — 19:50   PRAMERICA — THE WAVE LAB
19:50 — 20:10   DEE DOHERTY — FIFA, EA SPORTS

PAST SPEAKERS

  • SHINE NORTH
  • Film & TV
  • AILEEN FALLER
  • Costume design
  • ANNIE ATKINS
  • Film Graphics
  • CHRISTOPHER MURPHY
  • Interaction Design
  • MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN
  • Photography
  • CORRINA ASKIN
  • Animation
  • BIG MOTIVE
  • Interaction Design
  • GERONIMO PRODUCTIONS
  • Animation
  • KEITH FINGLAS
  • Innovation
  • KIERAN NOLAN
  • Interaction Design
  • SHAUN KELLY
  • Animation
  • LISA KELLY
  • Graphic/Motion Design
  • LUCIA FONTES
  • Google UX
  • MARGO HARKIN
  • Film & TV
  • POST
  • Graphic Design
  • STONE TWINS
  • Graphic Design
  • TOBY SCOTT
  • Innovation
  • Padraic Lynch
  • Design Thinking
  • KEVIN SEXTON
  • Enterprise
  • DOG EARS
  • Animation
  • OLIVER DUNCAN DOHERTY
  • Fashion & Costume Design
  • JAMES MORAN
  • Content Design for VR
  • MIKE GUCKIAN
  • Motion Graphics
  • MICHAEL TUNNY
  • Enterprise
  • RYAN TRACEY
  • Innovation & Enterprise
  • NOEL FEENEY
  • Multidisciplinary design
  • COLMAN WALSH
  • UX, Design thinking

Letterkenny I.T.
Letterkenny, Donegal

Contact: Nollaig Crombie
(Head of Department of Design & Creative Media)

Email: nollaig.crombie@lyit.ie