‘The top five skills on Linkedin were invented in the past five years.” Julie Spillane, Accenture at FutureScope

Not only was Snow Furnace involved in arranging the FutureScope conference, we were also involved in filming and editing the entire event and now beginning today we’re at the centre of sharing that content.

FutureScope on the day was the most focused information sharing session I’ve ever attended and I’ve been to lots of conferences.

This was because FutureScope had a clear and simple agenda which it stuck to.

FutureScope is all about highlighting opportunities for Irish tech companies of all sizes.

Editing all of the footage brought home how successfully FutureScope delivered on that process.

Speaker after speaker explained where they were at, how they got there and how others could follow them.

None of this was pie in the sky – it was all refracted through Irish experiences.

I’ve been through incubation, acceleration, access to Silicon Valley and consumed pretty much every piece of content aimed at tech companies and I can say, hand on heart, that I’ve never come across such a treasure trove of great information before.

Whether you’re immersed or whether you’ve a passing interest in Irish tech, this FutureScope content shines a light on information I guarantee will be new to you. Every speaker has a unique tale to tell.

The entire FutureScope conference from start to finish has been uploaded here.

We’re also highlighting individuals presentations and panels over the coming weeks.

Today we begin that process with Julie Spillane from Accenture. She’s heading their new Centre For Innovation in Dublin and what they’re doing has limitless possibilities.

Anyone immersed in the latest tech world innovations and business models can forget how radical they are outside of a small world. Accenture’s new centre takes the best practice from the most innovative tech companies and applies that to industries previously untouched by these models.

They are literally digitising business.

If you think about Accenture’s customer base and all the industries that spans it becomes apparent that they are in a great position to become the repository of tech thinking.

With a customer base that includes both Facebook and An Garda Siochana, to name just two, you can see how they’re ideally placed to transfer new ways of working.

What’s really mind-blowing is how they’re setting themselves up to do it.

They’ve created a new Centre for Innovation in Dublin that will have 200 people working there by October. Only 20% of these will be existing Accenture people. They’re breaking their own mould to embrace design thinking.

Julie in her talk explains their approach by rattling off a series of mind-blowing background facts like the top five skills on Linkedin were invented in the past five years.

With a rate of change that fast anyone who doesn’t embrace change is finished.

Julie sees Ireland as the most creative place on earth and therefore the ideal innovation nation.

With her level of enthusiasm backed by Accenture it’s impossible not to agree.

Watch Julie Spillane’s presentation from FutureScope here.

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