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Zero Day Con brings you

Enter into the new era of building cyber resilience


Join us for the 8th edition of our Premier Annual Cyber Conference & unlock a World of New Possibilities and Innovations

Zero Day Con brings you


Richard Browne


National Cyber Security Centre

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Mark Pollock

Motivational Speaker, Explorer and Founder

Run in the Dark

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Chip Regan

Chief Information Security Officer


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Raluca Saceanu



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Kathryn Sherman

Assistant Legal Attaché


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Jim Mackessy

Process Automation Manager & PR Global IACS Expert

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard

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Jim Rutt

Chief Information Officer/CISO

The Dana Foundation

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Elizabeth Pierri

Deputy Director of Operational Support


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Margaret Corrigan

Chief Information Security Officer


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Jaimen Hoopes

VP of Product


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Sascha Maier

Group Chief Information and Security Officer

SV Group

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Jenni Parry

Associate Director of Cyber Risk


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Michael Clark

Director of Enterprise Cyber Defense


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Gerard Culley

Director of Information Technology

University College Cork

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Donna O'Shea

Chair of Cybersecurity

Munster Technological University (MTU)

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Justin Doyle

Deputy Director | Information Systems Services

Dublin City University

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Kieran McCorry

National Technology Officer


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Megan C. Bolduc

Executive Assistant Director Intelligence and Information Sharing


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Ronan Murphy

Executive Chairman


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Barry Foley

IT Security Officer

University College Cork

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Jacky Fox

Managing Director | Security Lead Europe & Ireland


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Cristiano Guerrieri

Solutions Engineering


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Jennifer Cox


WiCyS (Women in Cyber Security) UK & Ireland

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David Cahill

Enterprise Security Architecture

An Post

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Richard Jones

Enterprise Technologist | Enterprise Transformation

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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Dr. John Sheehan

Consultant Radiologist

Blackrock Health

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David Lomax

Security Engineering Manager EMEA

Abnormal Security

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Jessica Moore

Division Chief, Office of Global Engagements NCIS Office of Strategic Communications


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Edward Skraba

Global Director of Threat Intelligence


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Anne Murphy

Sr Director, Security Endpoint Engineering


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Michael Stewart

Enterprise Director


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Mark Woods

EMEA Chief Technical Advisor & Field CTO


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Mark Brosnan



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Ketan Pyne

Presales Technical Consultant


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Alain Salesse

Principal Sales Engineer


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Ross Goodburn

Channel Sales Director UK&I


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Robert Kehoe

Global Director, Technology and Product


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Robert Evans

Regional Sales Director


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Neil Langridge

Marketing and Alliances Director


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What to expect

Zero Day Con 2024

Amidst the steady surge of ransomware attacks, the rapid emergence of technologies, geopolitical complexities, a constantly evolving threat landscape, the realm of cybersecurity undergoes a continuous digital metamorphosis.

Step into Zero Day Con 2024, where the call to evolve awaits.

  • Meet and Engage with Key Industry Thought Leaders
  • Discover Groundbreaking Cybersecurity Innovation
  • Unveil answers to next-generation of Cybersecurity
On the day

Zero Day Con Conference Schedule

Wednesday 6, March 2024

8:45 – 9:30
Registration & Networking
9:30 – 9:40
Conference Open
Raluca Saceanu, CEO, Smarttech247
9:45 - 9:55
The State of Cybersecurity in Ireland 2024
Richard Browne, Director of the National Cybersecurity Centre in Ireland
9:55 – 10:10
Cybersecurity in the Fast Lane
Chip Regan, VP & CISO, AutoNation
10:10 – 10:35
Highlight Talk
Unbreakable Spirit: Embracing Challenges in Cybersecurity and Beyond
Mark Pollock, Motivational Speaker, Run in the Dark
10:35 – 11:00
The Art of Defending Your Attack Surface
Speakers: Edward Skraba (Smarttech247), Kieran McCorry (Microsoft), Jenni Perry (Aon), Mark Woods (Splunk) Moderator: Michael Stewart (Tanium)
11:00 – 11:25
Securing Modern Complex Environments
Speakers: Jim Mackessy (Pernod Ricard), David Cahill (An Post), Gerard Culley (University College Cork), Anne Murphy (FIS) Moderator: Richie Jones (AWS)
11:25 – 11:40
Tea & Coffee Break
11:40 -12:05
The Human Side of Cyber: Harnessing People, Skills, and Inclusivity for Security Success
Speakers: Jennifer Cox (Tenable), Megan Bolduc (NCIS), Donna O’Shea (Munster Technology University), Barry Foley (University College Cork)
Moderator: Jessica Moore (NCIS)
12:05 – 12:20
Highlight Talk
The Brain Behind the Screen: Understanding Cybersecurity Risks through Neuroscience
Jim Rutt, Chief Information Officer, Dana Foundation
12:20 – 12:40
Getting Out of Our Own Way; Working Together to Define Success
Kathryn Sherman, Assistant Legal Attaché, FBI
12:40 – 13:00
How To Create Successful Malware Protection and How to Defend with Zero Trust
Cristiano Guerrieri, Solutions Engineering, Threat Locker
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch & Networking Session
13:00 – 14:00
Cybersecurity Insights for the Healthcare Sector - Invite Only Lunch & Learn
Speakers: Dr Michael Connolly, National Director for Surgical Hubs and Director of IMS (Ireland East Hospital Group) , Dr John Sheehan, Consultant Radiologist (Blackrock Health), Ross Goodburn, Channel Sales Director - UK&I (Claroty)
14:00 – 14:20
From History to Horizon: Analyzing the Past to Safeguard Our Future in Cybersecurity
Elizabeth Pierri, Deputy Director of Operational Support, NCIS
14:20 – 14:45
Global Cyber Threats - A 360° Perspective on the Evolving Threat Landscape
Speakers: Elizabeth Pierri (NCIS), Kathryn Sherman (FBI), David Lomax (Abnormal), Ketan Pyne (Thales) Moderator: Mark Brosnan (GetVisibility)
14:45 – 15:05
CISO Perspectives for 2024 and Beyond
Speakers: Sascha Maier (SV Group), Chip Regan (Autonation), Margaret Corrigan CluneTech), Justin Doyle (Dublin City University) 
Moderator: Jacky Fox (Accenture)
15:05 – 15:25
The Data Loss & Threat Lifecycle
Jaimen Hoopes (Forcepoint), Robert Evans (Keyfactor), Alain Salesse (Cofense) Moderator: Neil Langridge (e92plus)
Closing Remarks
Presentation of Cyber Security Leader Award 2024 & Networking Drinks
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What to expect

Topics of Discussion

As we embrace this theme of "Evolve," we recognise that the only constant in cybersecurity is change itself, and through shared knowledge, collaborative solutions, and innovative insights, we equip ourselves to evolve and safeguard the digital future. Meet like-minded cybersecurity leaders and learn about the newest trends in cybersecurity innovation!

The Role of Leadership In Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity poses as a business risk rather than an IT Risk in the modern world of Digital Transformation. To combat the ever evolving threat landscape and complex cyber challenges, Cybersecurity Leadership plays a pivotal role in shaping the success of businesses today.  And a thought leadership driven by constant innovation within businesses can transform the security posture of businesses, enabling secure yet rapid growth and expansion. Discover how a strong leadership can shape your business from renowned security leaders from the industry.
Geopolitical Dynamics and Cybersecurity
The constantly evolving geopolitical climates around the globe have revealed the significant role that cybersecurity plays at the frontier for businesses. The power of Cyber Warfares have a huge impact not just on nations, but on businesses as well. Therefore, it has become a prime topic that needs to be addressed strategically by cybersecurity leaders around the globe. Join our speakers from the industry who reflect upon the impact of geopolitical dynamics around the globe and discover how organizations can work collectively on strengthening their defenses.
Emerging AI's Dual Edge
AI has dominated the world and every industry is rapidly evolving to adopt AI in the most effective way to be the first movers. However, in this fast-paced digital world, organizations lose sight of the risks that AI poses to businesses, especially pertaining to security. The rise of generative AI with the speed and ease of implementation makes it very easy for the bad actors to leverage it in accomplishing motives that can destroy business operations. Watch industry leaders talk about the best practices to follow as the whole world evolves into AI rapidly whilst keeping cybersecurity at the forefront.
Effective Communication of Cyber Risk
In the event of a cyber attack, the strongest tool an organization can use is transparent communication and effortless collaboration. But to stay ahead of the curve and establish an advanced level of security structure, businesses must constantly share knowledge and educate employees about the cyber risks, clearly and effectively. Cybersecurity is an ever evolving field and organizations must continuously adopt stronger cyber strategies and best practices to protect their business round the clock. Discover experiences of industry leaders on how they communicate cyber risks in the dynamically changing cyber world.
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Venue Highlights

The Convention Centre

Zero Day Con 2024 will take place at The Convention Centre Dublin. Located by the Dublin Docklands, The Convention centre overlooks the River Liffey at Spencer Dock and is Ireland's world class purpose-built international conference and event venue. Join us on the day in this iconic venue as we Evolve into the next era of cyber resilience.

Join us at:
Level 1, The Convention Center, Spencer Dock, N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, D01T1W6

Attendee Testimonial

"We commend Zero Day Con in particular, for launching an open and inclusive event that has helped shape enterprise security dialogue especially on issues of data breaches, privacy, security, safe computing in business. This event displays complete recognition to all individuals, technologies and processes in the cybersecurity space."

Cathal O’Donovan
IBM Ireland

Register Now

Immerse yourself in the limelight and capture the attention of over 500 C-level IT executives with Zero Day Con Dublin 2024. This premier conference not only provides the platform to amplify your personal brand but also grants you the chance to engage directly with event participants. Register today and join professionals from diverse corners of the world.

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