Dr. Rónán Kennedy
NUIG Senior Lecturer
Head of Artificial Intelligence - Mason Hayes & Curran
Brian McElligott is a Partner and Head of the AI team at Mason Hayes Curran. He rejoined the firm in 2023 with significant expertise in AI, gained from his role as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at an Irish fintech start-up. Specializing in operationalizing and commercializing AI platforms, McElligott is known for his results-driven leadership and skill in navigating complex IP issues. He holds a BA in Theoretical Physics and has been recognized by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 for his expertise in AI.
Partner And Co-Chair Of IP, And Head Of Art Law At Gianni & Origoni
Sir Alex Younger
Former Chief of MI6
Detective Sergeant– Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau
Sergeant Shaun Durkan is a leading voice on the intersection of cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence (AI). As AI technologies advance at an unprecedented rate, they bring with them a new set of sophisticated threats that challenge traditional security measures. From the rise of deepfake technology capable of manipulating video and audio to deceive, to AI-driven hacking tools. Shaun emphasizes the need for vigilance and adaptation in this rapidly evolving landscape. His expertise serves as a crucial resource for understanding and combating the manifold challenges posed by the integration of AI in cyber threats.