Tech talks, drinks and canapés evening at the Mayson Hotel, Dublin

When:  Nov 29, 2023 from 18:00 to 22:00 (IE)
Associated with  Ireland Chapter

We are delighted to invite you to an evening of tech talks, drinks and canapés at The Timberyard event space in the Mayson Hotel, Dublin. 

We have a great line-up of speakers including:

  • Dr. Valerie Lyons, COO in BH Consulting and Author of The Privacy Leader Compass
  • Jan Carroll, founder of Fortify Institute and internationally recognised cybersecurity educator
  • Jennifer Cox, Security Engineering Manager at Tenable and Director for Ireland at Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) UK & Ireland
  • Dr. Rois Ni Thuma, Head of Cyber Governance in Red Sift Consulting and Winner of the Tech100 Women and EU Cyber Woman of the Year ICTFF

The event will commence from 6pm.  Detailed agenda times will be communicated in advance of the event.


Dr. Valerie Lyons, CISPP, CDPSE, CIPP/E. 
Fascinated by all things privacy, data protection and cybersecurity. Leading authority on privacy as a CSR, with an award winning PhD in Information Privacy, a Masters in Leadership, and a BSc in Information Systems. 
Valerie will be MC at the event and will also talk about her new book The Privacy Leader Compass. 

Jan Carroll
Internationally recognised cybersecurity educator and trainer, providing innovative training solutions to help close the skills gap and increase diversity in the industry. 

Talk title - Best Kept Secrets 
Affordable Training and Education for Career Growth : Whether you're considering a career change, adding to your skills or supporting your team, Jan will reveal free and low-cost, flexible and certified training and education options. 

Jennifer Cox
Director for Ireland at Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) UK & Ireland | | Multi-award-winning advocate for Diversity in Tech. 

Talk title - Implementing change is easier than it seems: 
Using tools that we already have to make small subtle changes that can have significant long-term impact in relation to equality and diversity in tech

Dr. Rois Ni Thuma
An award-winning cybersecurity expert, working with clients across a wide spectrum of private, public and government organizations as a consultant and instructor, most recently to the British Government for the Joint Committee on National Security Strategy (JCNSS). Winner - Tech100 Women | Winner - EU Cyber Woman of the Year ICTFF | Cybersecurity Risk Management | Digital Operational Resilience | GRC Expert 

Talk title - The weaponisation of technobabble
Information asymmetry abounds in our sector and its costing businesses and investors heavily. We can do better. Minor changes can reduce costs and improve outcomes for all.


The Mayson Hotel
82 North Wall Quay
Dublin 1, D01 XR83