Welcome to BT Nextipedia – where
innovation meets inspiration

On Wednesday 8th January we’re bringing together the world’s leading IT minds, tech experts, scientists and renowned speakers to kick start the new year with inspiring stories and valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities of Ireland’s 2050 carbon neutrality objective.

Join us at the RDS in Dublin for a full day of thought-provoking presentations, industry product demonstrations and the opportunity to network with industry peers like never before. You’ll also get to meet the next generation of innovators in Ireland as we celebrate 20 years of organising the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.

Introducing our exciting line-up of experts

Professor Brian Cox, OBE
World renowned scientist and public figure
inspires with a keynote speech


Liz Bonnin
Science and Wildlife Presenter
has presented over 40 primetime programmes and is
an honorary fellow of the British Science Association

Mike Stenson
Head of Innovation, Kingspan
How pioneering tech can turn pollution into profit,
saving energy and the planet while warming Kingspan’s offices

Gabrielle Giner
Director, Environmental Sustainability, BT
Outlining how BT are reducing their carbon emissions
intensity to net zero by 2045

Conor McGann
AI entrepreneur, Plenty
Innovating the oldest industry – how vertical farming thrives in Silicon Valley using IoT, AI and machine learning


Norman Crowley
CEO, Crowley Carbon
A serial entrepreneur reveals how he overcame all
challenges to become a global leader in reducing carbon footprints

A day packed with inspiration

08:00 – 08:30
Registration and arrival tea and coffee

08:30 – 12:00
Take your seat in the RDS Concert Hall

12:00 – 13:15 
Enjoy a networking lunch with other like-minded professionals

13:15 – 15:00
Attend breakout sessions hosted by BT and our partners and discover next-gen technology and products
Enjoy a break at 14:00 to watch the President of Ireland open the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

15:00 – 17:00
Explore the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition with personalised industry sector tours and see the
work of Ireland’s brightest young scientists.