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TechBrew - "Banking and Peer-to -Peer - Slow Revolution?"

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Date: 19 July 2018
Time(s): 1900-2100
Venue: 4 Dame Lane, Dublin 2
'TechBrew -

Run by Technology Ireland, TechBrew is an informal gathering of software company management and technology leaders, getting together to chat over a bite and a beer.


For leaders, investors and advisors in tech companies: Founders, Advisors, Mentors, Programme Leaders, Investors or anyone supporting the growth of the Technology Sector


"Banking and Peer-to-Peer - slow revolution?"

Payments, PSD2, Blockchain, Fintech – Revolution?

For leaders, investors and advisors in tech companies: Founders, Advisors, Mentors, Programme Leaders, Investors or anyone supporting the growth of the Technology Sector

  • Are Banking Services being dismantled by Peer-to-Peer and PSD2?
  • "PSD2 seeks to open up payment markets to new entrants, with a view to encouraging more competition, greater choice and better prices for consumers."
  • What are the implications for traditional banks with PSD2?
  • Who will be the Financial Services Providers of the near future?
  • What part does Blockchain play in the future of banking services?

Hear from 3 speakers and open discussion covering views from Experienced Tech CEOs, Start-up and Early Stage Tech CEOs, former Tech Start-up founders, Private Investors and more..


1. Martin Dolan, Board Director CR2 and former CEO CR2
Martin has specialized in banking technology implementation, support and sales since 1988. Initially with Kindle Banking Systems, then with Misys and latterly as CEO of CR2 Banking based in Dubai. Kindle, Misys and CR2 cover areas of retail and corporate banking solutions both front and back office within developed and developing markets. CR2 specializes in the retail banking channels covering: ATM, internet banking, mobile banking and mobile payments particularly in emerging markets.
2. Padraig Rushe, CEO Initiative Ireland
Padraig W. Rushe has over 15 years of experience working in Mainstream Finance and Start-Up Ventures. He began his career in regulatory and operational risk, before transitioning to commercial management roles, having worked with Ulster Bank, GE Money and Bank of Ireland. Today he is CEO of Initiative Ireland, part of the Initiative Financial Group and one of Ireland's largest and fastest growing peer-to-peer lending platforms.
3. Paul Rohan, Principal Consultant, Rohan Consulting Services, and Board Adviser, Priviti Group
Paul is an Irish researcher, management consultant, executive educator, speaker and author on business strategy in financial services. He specialises in examining the potential impact of PSD2 and Open Banking on market structures in global financial services.
Moderated by: Donagh Kiernan, CEO Tenego Partnering
Following the formal part of the session the Irish Brewers Association's (IBA) annual beer market report will be launched. 
4. Susan Boyle, one of Ireland's most respected drinks consultants and beer sommeliers, will be provide an insight into how technology has disrupted the brewing sector. 

This event is proudly brought to you by Technology Ireland and is sponsored by the Technology Ireland Software Skillnet.

Attendance is free*, but booking** is essential via

*Capacity is limited & priority will be given to technology companies.

**Only after an confirmation email has been received is your booking request confirmed.