IRDG Leading Business Innovation Conference 2020

Tuesday-Thursday, 17th-19th November 

IRDG’s annual flagship event will focus this year on the theme of “Innovation in the New Normal”. Covering topics such as Sustainability, Innovation Best Practice, Disruptive Technologies, and the highly important Human dimensions, we will bring you an exceptional virtual experience of keynotes, discussions, networking and learning over 3 full days.
Under the theme of "Inspiring Innovation for 2021," this year’s #irdg2020 will shine its lens on the innovative companies, thought leaders, strategies, and trends helping build a truly better tomorrow.
Case studies, growth stories and innovation experiences will bring innovation to real life, allowing us to learn from the wisdom (and scars!) of exemplary business leaders from a wide variety of organisations.


  • Dr. Robert G. Cooper - Innovation thought-leader & father and creator of the Stage-Gate® system
  • Ramon Vulings - Cross-industry creativity & innovation guru
  • Mark Gallagher - Formula 1
  • Cian Ó Maidín - NearForm
  • Anita Sommer - Lego
  • John Bell - European Commission
  • Anja Svetina Nabergoj - Lecturer and Innovation Coach at Stanford - How to lead  innovation and manage yourself and your team remotely
  • Sue Garrard - Advisor on Sustainability Strategy & former EVP Sustainable Business and Communications at Unilever
  • Aidan McCullen - Change Consultant, Corporate Coach and Host of the Innovation Show
  • Ailbhe and Izzy Keane - Multi-Award-Winning Entrepreneurs at Izzy Wheels
  • Kingsley Aikins, CEO, The Networking Institute
  • Alessandra Sala – Director of Artificial Intelligence & Data Science at Shutterstock
  • Robert O’Mahony – Head of Sustainability, Logitech
  • Conor O’Neill, Chief Product Officer, NearForm
  • Tom Raftery, Global VP, Futurist, and Innovation Evangelist, SAP

 Business professionals from all backgrounds are invited to attend this national event which will connect people from diverse industry sectors – all focused on growing their businesses through innovation.

  Register now