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Christopher Wylie invited to speak at Principals Club dinner, in association with Odgers Berndtson

By Business & Finance
22 June 2022
Pictured: Christopher Wylie, Head of Insight & Emerging Tech, H&M and whistleblower in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Christopher Wylie

The Principals Club convened at the Stephen’s Green Club in Dublin for an intimate gathering of international business, tech and political leaders and founders on the eve of the sixth annual Dublin Tech Summit last week.

Christopher Wylie, whistleblower in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, joined the special gathering and participated in a fireside conversation with Eric Schurenberg, Former CEO, Mansueto Ventures.

Pictured from l-r: Ian Hyland, Principals Club founder and Co-founder of Dublin Tech Summit; Eric Schurenberg, Mansueto Ventures; Christopher Wylie, Head of Insight & Emerging Tech, H&M and Sarah Freeman, Editor Business & Finance

Principals Club founder and Co-founder of Dublin Tech Summit, Ian Hyland, last week invited a select number of key business and tech leaders and innovators to an intimate gathering to launch the two-day in-person tech conference, Dublin Tech Summit, and hear from headline DTS guest speaker Christopher Wylie, in a fireside conversation with business journalist and media executive, Eric Schurenberg.

Pictured L-R: John Leenane Guest, Barry Guiney, Odgers Berndtson and Kate McCormack, Odgers Berndtson

Christopher, who is Head of Insight & Emerging Tech, H&M, was visiting Dublin to speak at Dublin Tech Summit.  He was the principal source in the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica ‘Whistleblower’ story and provided testimony for resulting global inquiries and legislators worldwide. He was selected by TIME Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People”, Chris is a Forbes’ “30 Under 30”, Politico’s “50 Most Influential People in Politics”, and Business Insider’s “100 Coolest People in Tech”.

Pictured l-r: Terence O’Rourke, Enterprise Ireland, Breege O Donoghue, Liz O’Donnell, RSA.

Business & Finance Editor Sarah Freeman welcomed the guests drawn from the tech and business communities who had converged on Dublin for Dublin Tech Summit. She thanked the sponsor and Principals Club Partner, Odgers Berndtson, for their incredible support over the year and introduced the fireside speakers for what was ultimately a fascinating and thought-provoking discussion, touching on the key tech issues of the day including internet privacy, cyber security and data mining.

Pictured from l-r: Elisabeth Bramson – Bordreau, MIT Technology Review, Joan Donovan, Harvard Kennedy School, Rhona Mahony, National Maternity Hospital, Conor Demspey, Dempsey Corporate.

Pictured from l-r: Maryrose Lyons, Brightspark Consulting, Emmet Ryan, The Business Post, James McCann, Clearstory, Rob Pegoraro, Freelance Journalist.

The guest list included Barry Guiney, Technology Partner, Odgers; Mark Roden, CEO, Ding and Business Person of 2022; Frances Ruane, Chairperson of the Judging Panel; Terence O’Rourke, Chairman, Enterprise Ireland; Anna Scally, Head of Technology and Media, KPMG; Robin Wauters, founding editor,; Estelle Davis, Managing Partner – Executive, Brightwater; Liz O’Donnell, Chair, Road Safety Authority; Breege O’Donaghue, former CEO, Primark; David Cass, Partner, Sia Partners; Kristina Lucrezia, Editor-in-Chief , Cointelegraph; Elizabeth Hotson, Journalist, BBC and Emmet Ryan, Business Journalist, Business Post.