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Thursday 3rd May 2018

Friday 4th May 2018

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Waterfront Hall, Belfast

Exhibition Hall 2A

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Kainos develop digital technology that helps people work smarter, better and faster. We provide full lifecycle development and support of customised Digital Services for government and commercial customers all over the world, and build innovative software products that make life easier for our clients and their customers. We employ around 1,000 staff across eight offices in Europe and the USA.

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Founded in 2009 and Headquartered in Oregon, with operations in the US, Mexico and the UK, Unosquare helps operationally augment technology teams, design and build user experience focused web applications and products, and drive digital transformation initiatives for clients in our industries of focus. With over 2,000 successfully completed projects, over 400 engineers, and more than 90 distributed teams, Unosquare has been one of the fastest growing private business in Oregon 5 years in a row and was most recently qualified to the Inc. 5000 of fastest growing companies for 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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BlackDuck by Synopsys

Black Duck by Synopsys provides automated solutions for securing and managing open source software. With the rapid, widespread adoption of open source software, Black Duck is a key component of Synopsys’ Software Integrity Platform, the most comprehensive solution for integrating security into the SDLC and software supply chain.

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Allstate NI

Allstate NI has been transforming the technology industry since 1999, most recently demonstrated by the development of their state-of-the-art workplace, for vibrant, passionate and dynamic masters of Tech. Allstate NI welcomes top tech talent to help steer the organization’s relevancy and success. And in turn, Allstate NI promises to develop their employees, by offering a prospect-filled career, empowering individuals to not only drive business decisions, but equally their own professional goals.
Diversity is at the core of what we do, and we embrace everyone’s unique story, skillset, talent and perspective- it’s what makes Allstate NI the most coveted place to work. At Allstate, we extend this respect to the local community and environment, and our pioneering Force for Good CSR committee is leading the way, ensuring that the Allstate NI organization is a responsible employer, valuing the importance of giving back, and instilling this notion in their employees.
We are here to stay, and here for you.

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Kernel Capital

Kernel Capital is the independent manager of The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Funds, comprising of £165m of funds raised through six separate venture capital funds in the years 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2013 and 2015. These Funds are supported by The Bank of Ireland, Invest NI, Enterprise Ireland, University of Limerick Foundation, NUI Galway Foundation and New York State Common Retirement Fund.
With offices in Belfast and Cork, Kernel Capital managed funds invest in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund (NI) portfolio companies include Silform Technologies, DisplayNote Technologies, Cirdan Imaging, Causeway Sensors, Waste Systems, B-Secur and Automated Intelligence.
Kernel Capital is actively investing through The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Funds targeting deal size for Kernel Capital’s element in the region of £0.5m to £2m in, either as sole investor or larger deal size in syndication. Invest NI’s investment in The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund (NI) is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the EU Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme 2014-2020. Kernel Capital is a MiFID regulated firm.

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We’re one of the world’s leading professional services organisations. We tackle lots of different issues for loads of different organisations, entrepreneurs and private businesses.

We help with big deals and big changes to businesses and their structures. We advise them on tax. We make sure they’re getting the most out of their IT. We help them plan ahead to manage risk, make sure they’re sustainable, and profitable. Whether you’re ready for a career right now, or in a few years, we’ve got real opportunities for those who want to learn, adapt, be challenged and grow. No matter what your background.

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Ulster Society of Student Engineers

We aim to improve the employability and industrial knowledge of all members studying an Engineering related course within Ulster University

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Bank Of Ireland

Bank of Ireland UK have been operating in Northern Ireland for almost 200 years and are a full service bank with a 28 strong branch network, including business centres, as well as direct, phone and online services. Our purpose is to be the leading partnership bank. By providing simple, flexible, accessible financial service propositions to UK customers, both directly and through partnerships with trusted, respected UK brands and intermediaries, we can deliver attractive returns to our shareholder.

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Belfast Metropolitan College

Belfast Metropolitan College is the largest Further and Higher Education College in Northern Ireland and is one of only thirty colleges in the UK to join the influential 157 Group. Founded in 1906 and with some 37,000 student enrolments, Belfast Met works at a strategic level in providing education, training and skills to enhance individual, community and economic success. We have developed a dynamic new curriculum which mirrors the priority growth areas identified for Northern Ireland as this is where future jobs will be created. Through our partnerships with industry, we constantly adapt our curriculum to meet the skill demands of our economy.

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Belfast City Council

We work to help empower aspiring entrepreneurs across the city, help existing businesses expand and attract investment to Belfast, while engaging with our key stakeholders to develop the programmes that can help deliver our aspirations.

We’re committed to creating job and placement opportunities and provide our city’s residents with new skills and qualifications through ongoing skills academies.

For more information about our available support, please register your interest atwww.belfastcity.gov.uk/businessregistration, call +44 2890270482 or email economicdevelopment@belfastcity.gov.uk

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Embrace the unexpected
Over 125 years ago, Frederik and Gerald Philips started a small lightbulb company in Eindhoven. Little did they realize that it would become a global force of innovation, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide. But it did.
Today, Philips is a world leading health technology company with a vision to make life better for people worldwide through meaningful innovation. Making good on this promise depends on our passionate, inspirational, collaborative and diverse team.
We have over 80,000+ brilliant people around the world but are always looking for more. Like-minded, motivated, focused minds to join us in creating a healthier, more connected society while transforming themselves personally and professionally.
Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s an experience filled with unexpected moments that will transform you in lasting and positive ways. Help us improve the world for the better while building a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.
And of course, it goes without saying that we are an equal opportunity employer, committed to its diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment regardless of race, colour, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or marital status.
Don’t just write code. Write the future of health tech
Are you ready for a new challenge? Have you ever thought about using your software development skills to help doctors diagnose cancer at an earlier stage? Do you want to have a career that gives you the opportunity to learn new technologies at work and do something new and innovative so you can make a personal impact? That’s what software developers do at Philips, every day: their work is fuelled by an innate code of caring to provide solutions that make people’s lives better. They code to care.

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HAYS Digital Technology

Hays Digital Technology helps businesses to grow competitive advantage and provides technology professionals with exciting opportunities to advance their careers. We understand that advanced analytics, software development and cyber security are all vital focus areas for organisations embracing digital transformation, as they increasingly recognise the numerous ways that technology, and the people behind it, can improve business decisions. We operate across 3 strategically placed offices in Northern Ireland based in Belfast, Portadown and Derry/Londonderry with support from 95 other offices across the UK & Ireland.

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RealTime are experts in IT recruitment. With offices in Belfast and Dublin we provide IT staffing for both permanent and contract roles across Ireland. Our experienced Consultants specialise in sourcing niche technologies and skills, while offering market insights and expert advice. Our approach to recruitment is what sets us apart. Each Consultant is an expert in sourcing specific technologies and talent – and will specialise in either permanent or contract placements. This means that we have constant contact with the best talent as well as in-depth knowledge of each side of the market. This approach allows us to facilitate the highest level of care in terms of the candidate experience, as well as offering the very best market insights to our clients.

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Amazon Web Services

For more than 11 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 100 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, and application development, deployment, and management from 44 Availability Zones (AZs) across 16 geographic regions in the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the UK. AWS services are trusted by millions of active customers around the world—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—to power their infrastructure, make them more agile, and lower costs.

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Citi Belfast was established in 2005 to provide Technology services previously provided in London. Our track record of success in Technology over the last 13 years has made it an attractive and viable solution to other business lines and functions allowing Citi to continually grow in Belfast. Citi Belfast now provides services including Operations & Technology, Legal, Compliance, Human Resources, Risk, Audit and Private Bank. There are currently over 2,600 staff across our four campuses in Belfast, providing services to over 100 countries. A career in Citi provides the opportunity for a variety of roles, offering individuals a range of fast paced, challenging and rewarding career opportunities.

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Atlantic Link Enterprise Campus

Breaking New Ground
Atlantic Link is Northern Ireland’s first Enterprise Zone – an area offering government incentives including enhanced capital allowances and high speed connectivity in order to encourage investment. The idea was conceived to help meet the needs of the global digital economy by providing investors with the technological and physical infrastructure to take their vision to the next level.

Located on the beautiful North Coast, it’s the home of Project Kelvin, which is delivering the fastest connectivity between Europe and North America. We have an incredible digital skills base here, plus a leading STEM university right on our doorstep.

Phase 1 is situated on a 20-acre site, adjacent to Ulster University Coleraine campus. 5Nines, a global data centre company, are our anchor tenant on site and will be open for business in May 2018. The sectors which will benefit most from having a presence on the Atlantic Link Enterprise Campus, and will deliver most benefit to the area’s proposition include: IT; Financial Services – FinTech; Health & Life Sciences; Creative Media and Cyber Security.

For further details visit www.atlanticlinkcampus.com or email niall.mcgurk@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

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Digital Catapult & Immersive Lab Northern Ireland

Digital Catapult Northern Ireland focuses on helping organisations work smarter, more efficiently and ultimately become more productive by realising and implementing innovative digital technologies. The Centre promotes a connected network to spearhead innovation and collaboration and provides access to other organisations in the wider Digital Catapult network.
Digital Catapult Centre Northern Ireland addresses business challenges and helps deliver digital solutions that can be repeated, scaled and exported, directly creating inward and outward commercial opportunities for the region.
Digital Catapult Centre Northern Ireland works closely with leading research universities; Queens University and Ulster University, as well as industry organisations; Catalyst Inc., Matrix, Invest NI and Digital Circle to help springboard NI into global markets.

The Immersive Lab gives organisations the opportunity across the region to get hands on with immersive technologies; it is meant to be a resource for businesses of all sizes – as well as academia and researchers – to demonstrate, test, iterate, innovate and experience the latest immersive content and technology.
The Immersive Lab will serve the following main purposes:

  • Demonstration of immersive content, hardware or software solutions.
  • The Immersive Lab can be used for immersive industry events, meetups, expositions, open house days or product launches.
  • Showcase the great immersive innovations created in Northern Ireland.
  • Facilitate sessions for companies or public sector organisations who are interested in what immersive technologies could mean for them.
  • Provide the space and equipment to run user testing of immersive experiences and supporting technologies.
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Danske Bank

Danske Bank is the largest bank in Northern Ireland and has been part of Northern Ireland’s community for over 200 years.
It is an autonomous subsidiary of Danske Bank Group, headquartered in Copenhagen.
Danske Bank has 44 branches, three regional business centres, digital banking and telephone banking channels.
Customers benefit from the strength of and continued investment from the parent company, combined with local management, strategy and decision-making.

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