Better Business Conference – January 2019
Date: Thursday 31 January
Time: 07:30 – 12:00
07:30 – 09:30 – Solicitors
10:00 – 12:00 – Auctioneers & Property Management Companies
The Better Business Conference is a joint event with Bank of Ireland, Klyant, UHY FDW and UHY Insolvency which focuses on efficiency through technology and sector updates for the professional and business services sector, with the aim of helping you work smarter, better & faster.
There will be presentations at each session from Bank of Ireland’s Head of Sectors, UHY FDW on the benefits of cloud accounting, UHY Insolvency on insolvency matters including debt negotiations and Klyant will discuss efficiency though technology.
For further details see below:
Bank of Ireland
Topic: Sector Insights & Trends
Presenter: Pierce Butler, Head of Sectors
Pierce has over 20 years commercial banking experience. He is responsible for leading the Sectors Team and developing and managing the delivery of the sector strategy. Prior to this, Pierce was Head of Capability and Performance for Business Banking where he was responsible for a team which developed and analysed Business Banking KPIs, managed business performance and developed a strategic approach to enhancing capability across the network. He has held many roles across Bank of Ireland Retail including Senior Relationship Manager for Wicklow, where he led a team in managing the financial requirements of a diverse portfolio of business customers.
Pierce holds a BBLS Degree in Business and Legal Studies from UCD and a Postgraduate Certificate in Managing and Leading People. He is an Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute.
Topic: Efficiency Through Technology
Presenter: John Gilmartin, CEO
A solicitor who has lead the team at Klyant for the last 5 years during which time Klyant became the market leading provider of accounting technology to the legal profession in Ireland. The company entered the UK market in 2018 and is launching in the North American market in 2019. John leads a team at Klyant who are passionate about building technology that will drive efficiency in their customer’s businesses and Klyant drives efficiency in its own business using only software systems that deliver clear results.
John qualified as a solicitor in Ireland, England and Wales specialising in employment law with clients ranging from multinational corporations to owner managed companies. This experience coupled with his knowledge of the ever changing legal technology landscape means that John is an expert in his field.
Presenter: Cormac O’Connor, VP of Sales
Cormac manages the sales department in Klyant software and has been with the company for 3 years. The company now has more than 200 property firms using their software packages to manage their businesses.
Klyant is a Property management software package that helps companies to manage the sales, lettings and management elements of their business, whilst also providing a full financial package too.
Cormac has worked for Sony, Gamestop, and Microsoft and has also run his own business in the online digital space before joining Klyant.
UHY Farrelly Dawe White Limited
Topic: The Benefits of Cloud Accounting
Presenter: Richard Berney, Director
Richard became a partner of UHY Farrelly Dawe White Limited in 2008. He works with a myriad of clients from sole traders to multinational corporations. Richard’s expertise encompasses audit, tax, business planning and compliance services.
He has extensive experience of advising successful and growing Irish privately owned businesses. Richard provides a complete service to his diverse client base using his vast experience in business advisory. Richard is also the lead director for the UHY FDW Cloud Team and our cloud service offering.
Topic: Insolvency & Debt Negotiations
Presenter: Eugene McDarby, Director
Eugene is a Personal Insolvency Practitioner (PIP) and managing director of UHY Personal and Corporate Insolvency Solutions Limited
Eugene is also Chief Executive Officer of Moneyvillage Ireland Ltd. www.moneyvillage.ie, the largest debt management company in Ireland with over €30m of Personal debt under management.
Eugene is Former Chairman of APIP and one of Ireland’s Leading Industry Figures and media commentators. He has extensive executive experience in personal Insolvency, bankruptcy, debt management and the financial service Industry.
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