Waterford Chamber and the School of Engineering of Waterford Institute of Technology are joining forces to present “Toys 4.0 Engineers” on Thursday 11th October 2018 in the WIT Arena, Waterford.

The overall context is the broad concept of ‘Industry 4.0’ that is driving the Technology, Innovation and Recruitment agendas of companies in all sectors of the economy.

Engineers need to develop and use new ‘toys’ to address the many competitive challenges – these ‘toys’ include Robotics, Additive Manufacturing/3D printing, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Building Information Modelling, Big Data, Drones, Electric Vehicles, Green Energy, etc.


The 2018 line-up of speakers include:

Julie Sinnamon
CEO Enterprise Ireland
Julie Sinnamon is CEO of Enterprise Ireland. Prior to her appointment to CEO in November 2013, Julie held a number of senior public sector positions, spanning a 30 year career in Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland.

Julie is a member of the Board and Investment Committee of Enterprise Ireland and a member of the Investment Committee of the Irish Strategic Investment Fund, part of the National Treasury Management Agency. She has been recently appointed to the National Competitiveness Council. She is also a Board Member of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland and Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition Limited.

Julie is a business graduate of the University of Ulster, has a Masters in International Business (Fordham and IMI) and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Programme, USA.


Tadhg Lucey
Director, BAM

Tadhg began his career in London before joining BAM Civil in 1989.

He is now a Director of BAM with responsibilities that include Safety, CSR, Marine Construction and International Works in the Middle East.

Some of the major projects he has managed include: Waterford Port Belview; Wexford Bridge; Whiddy Oil Terminal – Single Point Mooring; Dublin Port – numerous new and refurbishment projects;  N25 Waterford Bypass including River Suir Cablestay Bridge; N9/N10 Waterford to Dublin motorway; 25,000 seater Al-Ain Stadium, UAE; Aqaba New Port; Aqaba LNG; DP World Port – Dubai.

*More speakers to be announced shortly*