Thursday May 26th, 2022

Below is the agenda from Adminovate 2022. Feel free to email panel suggestions to

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A welcoming address from Pete Townsend, a member of the Adminovate organising committee including some logistics and safety notices for the day. What’s the big idea behind Adminovate and what can attendees expect from the conference?

Speaker: Pete Townsend, Norio Ventures

  • What strategies are companies adopting for return to the office?
  • How will that impact recruitment and retention?

  • Emma Bradley (Moderator), Chief People Officer, Fund Recs
  • Niamh Geraghty, Partner, Audit & Assurance, Deloitte
  • Aoife Marron, Senior HR Business Partner, BNP Paribas Ireland
  • Alan Lyons, Chartered Psychologist, KinchLyons

  • How can the funds industry be more responsible with ESG considerations
  • Climate change will require intense capital investment. How can the funds industry support this investment?

  • Jack Lee (Moderator), Product Development Director for Funds, ESG and Digital Assets, MUFG Investor Services
  • Dean Walsh, Investment Principal, Mercer Investment Solutions
  • Fiona McNally, Director, Regulatory Business Solutions, BNY Mellon
  • Aine McCarthy, Professional Support Lawyer, Dillon Eustace
  • Eoin Fahy, Head of Responsible Investing, KBI Global Investors

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  • Independent Non-Executive Directors (INEDs) – what do they do and what are their roles in funds.
  • What key insight can INEDs share from their unique positions?


  • Rakesh Patel (Moderator), Head of Risk & Operations, Carne
  • Bernard Hanratty, Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Catherine Lane, Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Eimear Cowhey, Independent Non-Executive Director

  • First, what the heck is it? Explain it to me like I’m a 5 year old.
  • NFTs, DAOs and all the other things I need to know.
  • How does this impact the funds industry? What are the opportunities?

  • Pete Townsend (Moderator), Founder, Norio Ventures
  • Amor Sexton, General Manager, Ireland, Blockdaemon
  • Kurt Pittman, Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer, BigFan
  • Hesus Inoma, Strategy Director, FinTech & Technology, Strategy Director - FinTech & Technology EY-Parthenon

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Speaker: Gordon D'Arcy, Former Rugby International, Columnist & TV Analyst

  • We can expect big changes in the world by 2030. What will the world look like by then and how will the funds industry adapt?
  • What does the panel think will stay the same and what will change dramatically. What will the winning fund servicing companies look like in 2030?

  • Derek Delaney (Moderator), CEO, Waystone
  • Claire O'Brien, Head of Offshore Sales Ireland, Citi
  • Chris Thoume, Global Head of Digital Innovation, Sanne
  • Ray Daly, Director, PwC

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  • Sunit Somani (Moderator), Head of Regulated Fintech and Payments, Grant Thornton
  • Alan Merriman, Founder and Executive Chairman, Elkstone Partners

A summary of the days content with some key observations.

Speaker: Pete Townsend, Norio Ventures

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