Agile Edge
Practical Steps to Digital Transformation

Half-day seminar that will change the way you think about your business

Where and when?

Thursday 18th May 2017Croke Park,Dublin

Thursday 25th May 2017Maryborough Hotel,Douglas, Cork

About Agile Edge

In disruptive times, IT leaders need solutions and services that can boost the performance of legacy investments as well as support new initiatives. They need the Agile Edge, the flexibility of a new wave of digital services and cloud solutions to simultaneously drive innovation and empower what they have. In a two-part seminar about digital transformation, we start by looking at the factors affecting the extraordinary period of disruption weʼre living through. The second half will focus on enabling your business to survive and thrive what the World Economic Forum is calling The Fourth Industrial Revolution. In short, you will find out how to become a disruptor, not the disrupted.

Who should attend?

CIOs, IT Managers, Heads of Information Systems, Chief Digital Information Officers; anyone charged with migrating to cloud services, overseeing digital transformation, and the challenge of managing hybrid services that encompass legacy as well as cloud.


Damian Costello
Managing Partner, Decode Innovation
Damian Costello

Damian is a consultant who specialises in disruption and works with companies on both sides of the curve – established enterprises trying to maintain their leading position as well as newcomers looking to take market share. Leveraging digital technology, he says, is essential for both sides

Rebecca Radloff
Head of Legal, Microsoft Ireland
Rebecca Radloff

Rebecca is a Senior Attorney at Microsoft where she has responsibility for leading the Corporate, External and Legal Affairs work in Microsoft Ireland. Based in Dublin, she has been located in Europe since 2013, first in Munich, supporting Central and Eastern Europe, and now in Dublin.

John Purdy
CEO, Ergo
John Purdy

John is the CEO and co-founder of one of Ireland’s most successful IT services companies, and has steered Ergo’s success by operating in what he describes as “constant start-up mode”. He has spun off two companies along the way and won the prestigious EY Industry Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Jimmy Sheahan
Group Technical Director, Ergo
Jimmy Sheahan

Jimmy is a strategist and leader in Ergo, responsible for business modelling, innovation and creating strong, sharp value propositions that put the customer at the centre of every engagement. He is also the Managing Director of the Ergo Managed Services business unit.


  • 8:00 Registration and light breakfast

  • 8:30 Welcome and introduction

    Why You Need to Change

  • 8:45 John Purdy - CEO, Ergo

    Creating A Shared Vision: Business & IT

    Why the alignment of the two sides of your business is more important than ever, and how advances in technology have made it more possible, more quickly.

  • 09:15 Damian Costello - Managing Partner, Decode Innovation

    Why disruption is to be welcomed rather than feared

    As disruptive forces cause old business models to unravel, itʼs up to forward-looking organisations to leverage digital technology to turn what looks like a threat into an opportunity.

  • 09.50 Rebecca Radloff - Head of Legal, Microsoft Ireland

    Getting Ready for GDPR

    What you need to know about the new General Data Protection Regulation and how to embed compliance into your organisation.

  • 10:20 Coffee break

    How to Make the Change
    Hosted by Jimmy Sheahan, Group Technical Director, Ergo

  • 10:45 Mapping The Journey

    Digital transformation starts by understanding the business vision, the business model and mapping the journey of products and services through the business. We will show you how we create a business alignment playbook to close the gap between where you are and where you need to be through skilfully executed deployments that will help put IT at the centre of digital business transformation.

  • 11:20 Building a platform

    By building an agile platform that enables greater agility, the process of digital transformation begins to deliver tangible business benefits. In this session, we will explore the three pillars of a digital platform: responsive operations, secure and mobile collaboration, and the digital core through actionable, integrated, data-driven solutions. We also show why cloud is instrumental in the journey.

  • 12:00 Arriving at The Agile Edge

    The next stage in evolution is when organisations start to use their digital platform to leverage new and emerging technologies, including Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things. The session will also show how digital transformation enables a more customer-centric organisation, one that has the capability to manage and meet customer expectations, and address compliance challenges posed by GDPR.

  • 12:30 Q&A

    IT leaders from companies who are advanced on their digital transformation journeys will join the speakers to take questions from the audience

  • 13:00 Networking buffet lunch

Contacts & Locations

If you have any queries in relation to the Journey to the Agile Edge event, don't hesitate to get in touch. Our contact details are below:

T:+353 1 884 3200 E:

Thursday 18th May Croke Park,
Drumcondra, Dublin

Thursday 25th May Maryborough Hotel,
Douglas, Cork