Future of Work/Employer Brand Presentations

"Peter provided a keynote address on the Future of Work at IDA Ireland’s annual conference last week. The feedback from the entire IDA global team and Board members on Peter’s energetic and knowledgeable keynote was exemplary. Peter has the rare ability to engage with a diverse audience, distill vast analysis into useable and thought-provoking messages and deliver them in an entertaining and accessible way."

Sarah Jane Hutchinson, Business Development Executive, IDA Ireland
"Peter delivered a talk on the Future of Banking to over 160 members of The Institute of Banking. The feedback from attendees was overwhelmingly positive. Peter was energetic, informed and highly engaging. His presentation was insightful and entertaining and he led a great Q&A session to top it all off. I would highly recommend Peter as a speaker."

Siobhan Walsh  Director of Membership, The Institute of Banking
"Peter spoke at the 2017 KPMG Management conference on the topic of the future of work and how to future proof your workplace. Peter’s presentation was engaging, interesting and entertaining. Feedback from those attending was excellent. I would have no hesitation recommending him as a conference speaker."
Shaun Murphy, Managing Partner KPMG
"Peter spoke at our 'PERspectives on Gender Diversity' event which is part of a programme of D&I initiatives identified in our recently launched People@PER Strategy. The feedback on Peters presentation was excellent and has evolved the conversation around this topic in our organisation.

The content was very relevant to our current context and captured the imagination of even the most cynical spectators. Peter is an engaging presenter and his presentation was interesting, thought-prvoking, future-focussed and entertaining!!"

Roisin Walsh, HR Business Partner at Department of Public Expenditure & Reform
"Great presentation to the wider DAA leadership/management group by Peter Cosgrove on 20 October in Malahide Castle. Terrific energy and really great insights and one of the best reactions from our team to any external speaker! He left us with a few things to think about!"

Kevin Toland, CEO, DAA
"Peter recently spoke at our annual Social RecruitIn event on the power of social media and I was lucky enough to be the one presenting with him and coordinating the session. Peter was very professional and easy to work with when developing our session. His presentation was brilliant - very engaging with lots of passion. We got some great feedback on Peters session from other attendees. Linkedin were delighted to work with Peter and I would have no hesitation recommending Peter as a speaker for any event."

Ollie Sharpe UK Sales Manager, Staffing and Search at LinkedIn
"Peter delivered an insightful and very engaging session at a recent Ulster Bank talent event on the future of work and what that means for talent and careers. Funny and thought provoking in equal measure. An excellent session."

Orla McGarry, Senior HR Business Partner at Ulster Bank
"Peter presented at QQI's Conference - The Digitalisation Agenda: Rethinking Qualifications and Skills - on 24 October 2017 to over 300 policy makers, education and training providers and industry representatives. His presentation on the Future of Work was powerful. Peter is an excellent communicator."

Barbara Kelly, Director of Quality & Qualifications Ireland
"I chaired the Chartered Accountants Ireland Technology Forum on 12th January 2017, which was attended by up to 400 members. Peter Cosgrove delivered the keynote speech on the topic "Future Proof your Work Force". 

Peter's lively, engaging and thought-provoking presentation set the tone perfectly for our conference. In this digital age of constantly-changing technologies in the workplace, his message was to value and trust in your people and to encourage diversity across the organisation. It was a very refreshing and grounding message, reminding us to stay focused on what is important in life. 

The feedback we have received from delegates on Peter's presentation is excellent - they thoroughly enjoyed his presentation style and valued his message. I would highly recommend Peter as a conference speaker on the work place of the future."

Maeve Stuart, FCA, Finance Director
"As Secretary-General of the InterAction Council, an organization of experienced world leaders who meet annually to discuss current issues, I want to commend Peter Cosgrove for the illuminating talk he gave to our group in Dublin recently (chaired by ex-Taoiseach Bertie Aherne).
The cascading effects of technological change and the future of work is an increasingly pressing concern around the world, and one which our members has made a priority. In advance of our plenary meeting, we circulated the Future of Work Institute’s recent report as a helpful backgrounder for our participants. 
We were impressed by Peter’s thoughtful and dynamic presentation on this theme, which resulted in a lively exchange among our members. The future of work features prominently in our final communique of the meeting, which will be sent to current leaders and decision makers around the world."
Tanya Cleary, Interaction Council
"Peter spoke to 40 senior HR professionals on the topic of the future of talent at a Public Appointments Service client event. His talk was the perfect start to the day, giving delegates a great insight into new and emerging developments and challenges in the broader market and highlighting the need to continuously change and work together in order to continue tapping increasingly diversified talent pools. Delegates were really impressed with Peters presentation, both in terms of the useful and interesting content and the superbly informed and engaging delivery. Peter’s presentation created real energy and enthusiasm amongst delegates which was evident in discussion later in the session."

Niall Leavy, Head of Strategic Projects, Public Appointments Services
"We were delighted that Peter Cosgrove of Cpl could present his research on 'The Future of Work' at our strategic offsite team meeting this week. The talk was designed to give OLIVER Ireland a view of future trends in terms of the workplace, technology and the changing nature of talent. The talk was a fascinating insight into what companies are doing and how businesses will need to adapt quickly. 'The Future of Work' insights will form part of our recruitment and hiring strategy here at OLIVER Ireland. As a growth company this type of intelligence will be critical in helping our business deliver the most effective 'In-house' creative solution on behalf of our clients."

Peter Conneely, Business Development Director, OLIVER Ireland
"Peter spoke at the Sunday Business Post Future of Work conference and gave great insights into future trends that will affect all business and how companies need to future proof their workplace. He interspersed his presentation with great stories as well as practical takeaways for the audience. The feedback afterwards was incredibly positive and I would highly recommend Peter as a speaker."

Suzanne Brennan, Conference Director at iQuest Ltd.

Future of Talent and Skills/Millennials/Multigenerational Workplace

"Peter gave a wonderfully pitched talk to the incoming Engineering class in Dublin City University this year. He opened our orientation week. I asked him to try to inspire and excite our new students about the future and the technologies underpinning it, and he did exactly that.

With a fast-paced but very clear delivery, he also managed to prompt thought about the social responsibility of engineers and the broad range of skills students need to develop for the workplace. He is an excellent communicator, and feedback from students and academic colleagues was overwhelmingly positive."
Lisa Looney, Dean of Engineering and Computing, DCU
"Peter came in to speak in Gonzaga college for our Science week. He spoke to an audience of 200, 5th and 6th year students (17/18 year olds). That age group can be a tough audience.

Peter spoke to them about the future of the workplace and how technology will have a huge impact on jobs in the future. The boys were enthralled for the full 40 minutes. Peter's witty and engaging delivery was extremely well received. His power point presentation was sharp and focussed leaving the boys with a clear idea of the message Peter was putting across. Many of the boys said he was the best speaker we have had in the school in a long time. High praise. 

I would thoroughly recommend Peter to you."

Eben Stewart, Teacher at Department of Education & Skills
"Peter spoke to 40 senior HR professionals on the topic of the future of talent at a Public Appointments Service client event. His talk was the perfect start to the day, giving delegates a great insight into new and emerging developments and challenges in the broader market and highlighting the need to continuously change and work together in order to continue tapping increasingly diversified talent pools. Delegates were really impressed with Peters presentation, both in terms of the useful and interesting content and the superbly informed and engaging delivery. Peter’s presentation created real energy and enthusiasm amongst delegates which was evident in discussion later in the session. Many thanks Peter...Well done..!"

Niall Leavy, Public Appointments Service
"Peter delivered a great presentation at Zeminar 2016 to a packed audience. He spoke about the future of work, future job skills and the importance of following your passion. He was highly engaging, entertaining and thought provoking and the feedback has been excellent. We were delighted to have Peter present and the students took a lot from the talk."

Damien Clarke, Founder of Zeminar
Peter spoke at the Irish Medtech Association CEO Forum 2016 which is attended by leading Global CEOs in Medtech, on the future workplace and the talent challenges we are facing. Peter's presentation was expertly tailored to the audience and the feedback received was of a really informative, pertinent and engaging presentation. Peter was a pleasure to work with and I can highly recommend him as an expert speaker.

Sue O'Neill, Small Firms Association Chair
"Peter recently spoke at our Young Enterprise Northern Ireland Big Celebration with over 600 delegates in attendance on the topic of future work trends and how to future proof your career. The presentation was well received by the audience and indeed was seen as one of the highlights of the day. Of the completed evaluations received 100% of delegates assessed the presentation to be brilliant. I would highly recommend Peter as a speaker."

Deborah Lamberton  Head of Programmes at Young Enterprise Northern Ireland
"Peter spoke at our recruitment conference events in the UK and Ireland and the feedback has been excellent. Peter was passionate, entertaining, engaging and uses interesting stories to emphasise his points very well. I would highly recommend Peter as a speaker for events."

Jessica Feeney Delegate and Events Manager at TheJobPost

Gender Diversity as a Solution to Your Business

"Peter was kind enough to present at our Womens Network event on the subject of Engaging Men on the topic of gender parity. His passion for the topic was evident and it was a pleasure to listen to the insights he had to share, that when you really think about them are quite shocking. Highly recommend Peter for his expertise on the topic of the Future of Work."

Caroline McAniff, Head of Recruitment & Employer Branding at EY Ireland
"Peter spoke at our Partner and Director conference on the topic of diversity. His brief was to challenge the audience in terms of their unconscious bias and to more generally raise awareness on the topic. He met and exceeded this brief. His delivery style and content was both engaging and thought provoking He crammed a lot into one hour and my only regret is that we had not allowed more time as we only scratched the surface of his insights in the available time."
David Lee, Partner PwC 
"Peter presented at the DCU Mary McAleese, Women in Leadership Lecture series on the topic of Diversity and Inclusion. The workshop highlighted the key benefits for diverse organisations as well as tacking the challenges of unconscious bias and privilege. It also delivered some excellent recommendations and actions. The feedback on the event has been excellent. Thank you Peter."

Sandra Healy, Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Dublin City University 
"Peter recently spoke at our GEM (Gender Equality in decision Making) EU Conference in Dublin. His presentation was very inspiring and thought provoking. Peter's knowledge of diversity and the challenges it present to employers is excellent. His presentation style is very engaging and enlightening. I highly recommend Peter as a speaker."

Marie Connolly HR Manager, Organisation Change at University of Limerick
"The 30% Club Ireland has had two really valuable presentations by Peter in the last few months - to our Chair/CEO supporters and to the 30% Club Ireland Council. The theme was 'Future Work: Delivering through diversity'. Peter outlined a compelling and challenging view of the future for the workplace and for business and why better gender balance balance makes sound business sense. On both occasions, Peter's dynamic presentation style and clearly presented ideas inspired and energised the group."

Brid Horan  Non Executive Director at ISAX
"Peter spoke at our firm on the topic of Gender Diversity: a solution, not a problem. Peter's presentation was really excellent: insightful, very interesting and thought-provoking. The feedback we got after the presentation was very positive. I would highly recommend Peter as a speaker."

Rachel Hussey, Partner at Arthur Cox
"Peter presented at a Diversity summit in Intel and again to the site managers where I am located. He has a very engaging style and provides some great insights around diversity, the evolving workplace and the challenge and opportunities facing organisations as that evolution happens. Great feedback from all those who attended his session on site."

Kevin O'Dwyer Vice President, Inside Sales EMEA at Intel Security

The Art of Networking/Improving Productivity/Innovation

"Peter was the guest speaker at the Foresight Business Breakfast at Trinity College. He presented on the importance of networking which was benefiting not only for students but the alumni of Trinity College who were present. He was extremely engaging and energetic and the presentation was enjoyed by all! Would highly recommend for similar events!"

Nicole Cosgrove, Head of the Trinity Business Foresight Group
"Peter presented to the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) on the art of Networking, Peter was engaging, interesting and knew his audience. He gave some practical tips on how to improve your ability to network face to face in any situation, great conversation starters and how to improve your results from networking. I would highly recommend Peter."

Cliona O'Leary VP, Global Operations Head at QuintilesIMS
"Peter spoke at our BNY Mellon Women's Initiative Network event last week. He provided an engaging, energetic and highly practical session on the Art of Networking. The feedback from the group was very enthusiastic and all felt motivated following his session. We would highly recommend Peter for similar events, he has a great approach to keeping his audience engaged."

Aisling O’Brien, BNY Mellon Diversity Network
Peter spoke to the Women in Leadership group on the importance of Networking. His presentation was engaging and thought-provoking. Feedback has been resoundingly positive with it being described as “the best hour I’ve spent in a meeting room.” I highly recommend Peter as a speaker.
Carol Reddy, Vice President at Northern Trust