APPLE OPERATIONS, Hollyhill, Thursday June 22nd at 6:40pm (sharp) is the venue for our June 2017 Business Briefing.
We are privileged to have
Minister Simon Coveney, T.D. –
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, with special responsibility for Brexit,
attend our June Business Briefing. Like previous such Business Briefings the format will be a ‘round table’ informal discussion.
The topics for discussion will be ‘relevant issues’ affecting the our industry, locally, nationally & internationally. Invitations have been kept to a minimum to facilitate participation & interaction.
We are extremely grateful to Cathy Kearney and the team at Apple for hosting the event.
We continue with our theme of Cost Reduction, Reinvention and Innovation reviewing a business in the Biotech Manufacturing sphere and are delighted
Mr Arnaud Aoustin, Operations Manager of Stryker Neurovascular, has graciously accepted our request to present to fellow CEIA members. Arnaud will share with us
“The Stryker Neurovascular Story”
Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with their customers, they are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in over 100 countries around the world.
The Company was founded in 1941 by Dr. Homer Stryker and incorporated in 1946 as the Orthopaedic Frame Company. In 1964, the Company’s name was changed to Stryker Corporation and is a very fast growing company with $11.325 billion in annual sales in 2016. Annual revenue has grown for 37 straight years with 18% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) in sales over 37 years. The company employs around 33,000 employees globally across 43 manufacturing and research & development locations worldwide.
In 2011, Stryker completed the acquisition of the Neurovascular (NV) Division of Boston Scientific for $1.5 Billion. This resulted in the start of the Stryker NV business in Model Farm Road. The NV revenue was $0.6 billion for 2016 with a double digit growth for the last 5 years. 70% of this revenue is manufactured in the Model Farm Road site which employs 750 people.
Arnaud’s presentation will cover the story of Stryker, Stryker NV and will focus on key topics including Continuous Improvement & Innovation.
After the presentations, there will be a networking opportunity with light refreshments served.
The CEIA would like to thank Arnaud and the team in Stryker for taking the time to talk with us and generously agreeing to host this event on site.
To register send an Email to firstname.lastname@example.org, places are limited for this event.
The 32nd CEIA AGM takes place Thurs. Feb 16th at 6.30pm(sharp) in Maryborough House Hotel, Douglas, Cork
The Guest Speaker for the evening is:
Eamonn is a Vice President of Intel’s Technology & Manufacturing Group, the General Manager of Intel Ireland & the Plant Manager for Fabs 10, 14 & 24. He is responsible for developing people and leading the implementation of strategic policies and initiatives supporting the development of new business & technology opportunities.
Intel in Ireland has grown considerably under Eamonn’s stewardship, not only in its European Manufacturing headquarters in Leixlip, but also through new business development and acquisition.
Significant achievements for Eamonn in this role include leading the revitalization of all wafer fabrication operations in Ireland, resulting in the deployment of the leading edge semiconductor process technology at the Leixlip campus. This investment is the largest industrial investment in the history of the Irish state and positions Ireland as a world class centre for advanced technology.
Eamonn also led the establishment of a new Silicon design team at Leixlip which designed and built the breakthrough low power system on a chip (SoC) called Quark. This new product line helped fuel Intel’s advance in the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace.
Eamonn was awarded Business Person of the month in 2011, 2012 & 2015, Business and Finance Ireland
Don’t miss this opportunity to listen to Eamonn. His presentation titled “The INTEL Ireland Story”, will share an insight into Intel’s Evolution, Reinvention and Innovation over the past 27 years and investment of over $7 Billion into the state of the art manufacturing site which was once 360 acre stud farm.
A sincere word of thanks to Eamonn for taking the time out of his very busy schedule to be with us on Feb 16th
After the meeting, Dinner will be served in the main restaurant. (there will be a nominal charge for dinner)
Please register by contacting email@example.com and advise if you plan to stay for dinner.
takes place on Wednesday January 25th 2017 starting at 6.30pm (sharp) at The Irish Whiskey Academy, The Old Midleton Distillery, Distillery Walk, Midleton, Co. Cork
Continuing our theme of Cost Reduction, Reinvention and Innovation our January briefing reviews a business, which is outside our industry sector.
We are delighted Mr Paul Wickham, General Manger of Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, Middleton Distillery graciously accepted our request to speak to CEIA members.
Paul, will share with us “The Irish Distillers Story”
Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard is Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys.
Led by Jameson, its brands are driving the global renaissance of Irish whiskey. Jameson is the world’s fastest-growing Irish whiskey, experiencing 27 years of consecutive growth and hitting sales of 5.7m cases in 2016. Our brands are exported to 130+ markets, with over 60 of those experiencing double- or triple-digit growth.
Irish Distillers was formed in 1966, when a merger took place between John Powers & Son, John Jameson & Son and Cork Distilleries Company. In 1988 Irish Distillers joined Pernod Ricard, gaining access to unprecedented levels of investment and an extensive global distribution network.
In 2015, we completed a €220m investment which doubled our production and bottling capacity to meet global demand for our products. Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard employs over 600 people across their operations in Cork and Dublin
Paul’s presentation will cover the story of Irish Distillers in Midleton from 1825 to date and will focus on key topics including Continuous Improvement & Innovation.
After the presentations, there will be a networking opportunity with light refreshments served.
The CEIA would like to thank Paul and the team in Midleton Distillery for taking the time to talk with us and generously agreeing to host this event on site.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you and/or others from your organisation would like to attend.
For more details on the location please visit the following web page:
DePuy Synthes, Loughbeg, Ringaskiddy, is the location for our November 2016 Business Briefing on Tuesday Nov 22nd – 6.30pm (sharp)
Our speaker for the evening is
Joe Healy, Business Transformation Manager
Joe’s presentation will cover the Transformation Journey of the Cork site between 2007 to today and is titled:
DePuy Synthes Transformation Journey in Cork
DePuy Synthes is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, one of the world’s largest and most diverse healthcare corporations.
It offers a broad portfolio of orthopaedic and neuro products for joint reconstruction, trauma, spine, sports medicine, neurological, craniomaxillofacial, power tools and biomaterials.
The DePuy Synthes (Ireland) plant, in Cork, is part of the Joint Reconstruction business. Established in 1997 it is now one of the larger manufacturing sites within the DePuy Synthes network. The site hip, knee & shoulder replacements and has approx. 1700 SKU’s (Stock Keeping Unit) manufactured at the facility.
Joe has worldwide responsibility for Operational Excellence & Business Transformation for the Joint Reconstruction manufacturing facilities in the US, Europe & China.
DePuy Synthes’s aspiration is to become the best supply chain in the world. To fulfill this aspiration it is Joe’s remit to plan and lead the implementation of the business transformation & Lean programs across the DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction Manufacturing sites worldwide.
The site adopted the Shingo Model in 2012 and has seen large improvements as a result of embedding the principles outlined in the approach and was awarded the Shingo Prizein2014.
After the presentation, there will be a networking opportunity with light refreshments served.
The CEIA would like to thank Joe and the team at DePuy Synthes for affording the time to talk with us and for hosting the event on site.
Congratulations to the Irish CanSat team – ConfeyCan – from Confey College Kildare, who were placed 3rd in the 2016 EU CanSat competition in Portugal on 25th June. With CanSat teams from 14 countries across Europe competing, the competition was very tough and the ConfeyCan team’s performance was beaten by the German CanSat team (2nd place) and the Portugese CanSat team (1st place). Photos and videos of the 3-day competition are available at: https://www.facebook.com/cansatsineurope/
The CEIA’s 31st Annual General Meeting will take at Maryborough House Hotel on Tuesday Feb 16th starting at 6.15pm
The Guest Speaker for the evening is:
President Industrial Group, Vice-President & Officer Moog Inc.
Pat joined Moog in 2000 as Engineering Manager in Cork. He took on a variety of roles within the Cork operation before being appointed General Manager in 2003. He joined Industrial Group as the Director Core Product Development and Supply Chain and was appointed a Group Vice President in 2007.
Between 2009 and 2010, Pat held a further responsibility as Managing Director of Moog in Bangalore. In this role, he integrated the facility into Industrial Group as a focus factory for servo motors manufacture. He led the development and deployment of a process framework for Research, Technology and Development between 2009 and 2012.
In 2011, his role was expanded to include additional accountability for the Group IT function (Director of Technology and Infrastructure). Pat was appointed an Officer of the company and Corporate Vice President for Global Systems and Services in 2012. In this role, he was accountable for Information Technology enterprise-wide and for several other shared services.
In Sep 2015, Pat was appointed President – Industrial Group, a segment with more than $500MM revenue and 2500+ staff in 22 countries.
Prior to joining Moog, Pat had worked for Philips in The Netherlands; a technology consultancy in the UK; University College Cork and the National Microelectronics Research Centre (now Tyndall); and a start-up Lumin8.
Pat holds electrical engineering and business degrees from University College Cork.
He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Engineers of Ireland.
Pat is a former Chairman of the Cork Electronics Industry Association and former director
of the Irish Research and Development Group (IRDG Ltd.).
Don’t miss this opportunity to listen to Pat.
His presentation title is: “Creating value at Moog: the importance of values”
A sincere word of thanks to Pat for taking the time out of his very busy schedule to be with us on Feb 16th
After the meeting, Dinner will be served in the main restaurant.
(there will be a nominal charge for dinner)
Please contact email@example.com to register for the event and dinner.
Boolean card game is a logical step to teach coding
It’s the most logical thing in the world — if you play your cards right.
Eoghan Ó Catháin from Gaelcholáiste Charraig Uí Leighin at the launch of the
CEIA Cork’s Technology Network, Boolean logic game for students.
An interactive card game has been launched to teach students Boolean logic — one of the fundamental coding principles which powers the digital world and helps developers build computer games like Minecraft and Candy Crush.
The CEIA which represents High Tech Manufacturing and Development companies in the Cork area, announced plans yesterday to roll out its CEIA Boolean Internet Roadshow to bring the Bo01ean logic card game to schools all over Ireland over the coming months.
The game has been developed to mark the bicentenary of the birth of mathematical genius George Boole, the first professor of maths at University College Cork who developed Boolean logic.
Boolean logic is a form of algebra in which all values are reduced to either true or false.
The concept is used in computer science because it works with the binary numbering system, and, when true or false values are combined with ‘and’, ‘or’, and ‘not’ commands, computers can be programmed to carry out various functions.
Funded by Science Foundation Ireland and developed in partnership with UCC’s Boole2School programme, the role-playing card game represents the true and false values of Boolean logic as they are found in everyday scenarios.
The game has been designed to be used by schoolchildren as an engaging and fun way to understand logic.
CEIA’s skills and education chairperson, Valerie Cowman, said while Boolean logic may sound complex, it is actually the simplest of logics and is the very basics of computing. “Through our Boolean logic game cards, students as young as those in sixth class can understand and have fun with logic,” she said.
The application of logic in everyday scenarios is not obvious to students, even though it is the fundamental basis of every computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone, Ms Cowman said.
Games such as Candy Crush and Minecraft are clear examples of Boolean logic at work and the Bo01ean logic game will demonstrate how Boolean maths influences our lives, she added.
The CEIA has been working with schools in the Cork region for a number of years to drive the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics agenda.
The Bo01ean logic game was devised by Eamon Connolly, CEIA’s outreach officer, and Brian English, a CEIA board member. It was piloted with students in sixth class before being adopted by science teachers at the Eureka Centre in UCC.
Last month, the Irish Secondary Teacher’s Association introduced the game to their classrooms nationally. It is now being distributed free of charge to students, teachers, and parents through the CEIA website.
Meanwhile, students in schools from over 30 countries around the world are poised to take part in the ambitious Boole2School online maths lesson next Monday, November 2, to mark Boole’s birthday.
The Irish Examiner, Thursday, October 29, 2015, Reporter: Eoin English