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NearForm and Tines founders added to Business Show 2022 lineup

By Business & Finance
16 September 2022

Solutions-driven event at the Aviva Stadium will feature talks from Ireland’s most prominent entrepreneurs and focus on rethinking business in a brand new landscape

The Business Show has, today, announced the addition of two formidable businessmen to its top tier speaker list, ahead of next month’s event. The theme of the conference, which takes place in person at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday, October 6th, will be Rethinking Business. It will offer practical advice to business leaders on a range of topical issues. Included in the lineup will be Eoin Hinchy, Co-founder of cybersecurity automation company Tines, who will host fireside panel The Next Generation of Cyber Solutions’. Cian Ó Maidín, Founder and President of NearForm, will also lead a discussion on ‘The Future of Work in Ireland.’  

NearForm, which was founded in 2011, has most recently been in the news for its human-centric and people-focused software, after the company developed the technology which spearheaded the HSE’s COVID contact-tracing app.

Hinchy and his Co-founder Thomas Kinsella founded Tines in 2018 and, to date, have raised more than $40 million USD in funding. It is an automation platform designed to allow anyone to automate any manual task, regardless of complexity. Tines’ clients include Coinbase, Box, Canva, Databricks, McKesson, and OpenTable. 

Over the last couple of years, the business landscape in Ireland, and indeed overseas, has undergone seismic changes. Designed as a business leadership, networking and solutions-focussed event, the Business Show will explore the new ways of leading and working. It will provide a platform for speakers and guests to share insights on how companies can adapt, the advances in technology and digital transformation, and the markets and opportunities that are there to be explored. 


It will bring together thought leaders, policymakers and experts in their respective fields, giving them an opportunity to share their unique experiences of change and challenge in order to drive growth in the domestic and global markets. Mark Cassidy, Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Ireland will deliver the keynote address on the economic outlook, while Anne Sheehan, General Manager of Microsoft Ireland, Danny McCoy, CEO of IBEC, Sandra Healy, CEO and Founder of Inclusio, and David Kirwan, Head of Technology at Accenture, will also be among the speakers. 


Topics on the day include Bursting the Wellness Bubble: Why Real Meaningful Action Gets Results, Cracking the Digital Evolution Code, and Leadership in a Hybrid + Virtual World. Leo Clancy, CEO of Enterprise Ireland, will close the Business Show with a fireside panel on Ireland’s Global Ambition

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Speaking ahead of this year’s event, CEO Tracey Carney said: “The Business Show was born out of COVID, when over 3,000 business leaders came together, virtually, to try to navigate the crisis and reboot Ireland. Now, it’s time to focus on Rethinking Business for this new era. With an exchange of ideas, insights and strategies, we will help progress the growth of Ireland’s enterprise and SME sectors and enable companies to adapt, grow and thrive.”