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Upcoming Programmes, Courses, Masterclasses and Events 

Grow your potential through our world class RDI Hub Innovation facility, all our initiatives are crafted to empower startup founders, SMEs, and corporate enterprises alike. Whether you’re aiming to upskill and train employees, nurture aspiring managers, or support scaling companies looking to thrive and expand, we offer customised solutions that are ideal for your growth journey.   


Microsoft Masterclass series 

Join our AI masterclass series, a collaboration between Microsoft and RDI Hub, designed for managers and employees of all levels.  

Date & Time: Last Tuesday of every month, 12-2pm. Format: Hybrid (in-person or online).
The series aims to equip professionals with the skills needed for AI adoption and application in business.

Topics will be revealed monthly and cover a wide range of subjects: 

  • Demystifying Artificial Intelligence: What Is AI?  
  • Harnessing Artificial Intelligence for Good: A Multi-industry Perspective  
  • The Role of Data for AI at the Executive Level  
  • The Indispensable Role of Data Literacy  
  • Return On Investment (ROI) From AI  
  • AI and Customer Experience  
  • In-depth Look at Generative AI for Business  
  • AI In Marketing and Sales  
  • Pinpointing AI Opportunities Within Your Business  
  • Leveraging AI in Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs): Driving Growth and Innovation  
  • The Power of Explainable Ai (Xai)  
  • Dispelling AI Fears: A Data-backed Perspective  
  • Recognising The Need for External AI Expertise  
  • AI In Project Management  
  • The EU AI Act  
  • Generative AI for Tourism  
  • Microsoft 365 Copilot 

Register your interest to enhance your understanding of AI and its practical use in supporting business growth. 

Pinpointing the AI Opportunity within your Business

A hybrid session to explore how artificial intelligence can be leveraged in your business. Whether you’re joining online or onsite at the RDI hub for the best experience, this workshop is tailored for professionals across all sectors—from fintech to manufacturing, and roles from HR to management.

Speaker: Richard Skinner, CEO of and more to be announced.

Why Attend?

  • Sector-Specific Insights: Understand how AI can specifically benefit your field and role.
  • Hands-On Experience: Learn to identify and manage AI initiatives that align with your business objectives.
  • Immediate Application: Assess the return on investment (ROI) of AI projects with real-world applications.

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover practical steps to start implementing AI, from initiating queries to evaluating tools.
  • Gain expertise in managing AI projects for maximum effectiveness and success.
  • Connect with experts and peers in a collaborative learning environment.

This workshop is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in understanding how AI can support their professional goals. The best advice is to get started and try it out!

About the speaker: Richard Skinner

With over 16 years of experience in the IT industry, Richard is a technology leader and business consultant who specializes in AI operations and MLOps. He has a strong background in software development, project management, and business analysis, and a proven track record of delivering complex and innovative solutions for healthcare and pensions organizations.

As the CEO of Phased, a startup that provides AI-powered solutions for many different industries, he leads the vision, strategy, and execution of the company’s products and services. He also serves as the CTO of Marshmallow Pensions, a digital platform that simplifies and automates pension management for employers and employees. In both roles, he leverages his technical proficiencies and domain expertise to design, develop, and deploy scalable and secure web and mobile applications that use big data, machine learning, and cloud computing technologies. He is also a Certified ScrumMaster® and a strong advocate of agile methodologies and best practices.


Online and In-person


28th May 2024



Course Fees

Free to attend

Programmes in Practice

Our programmes provide hands-on training, real-life use cases, and insights from industry leaders and experts. Immerse yourself in practical knowledge to excel in your field and stay ahead of the curve. 


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Meet The Team


Senior Programmes Manager

Niall has the overall responsibility for the design, development and delivery of its world class corporate innovation and startup accelerator programmes. He is the HBAN lead for the Southwest region.


Programme Manager

Training and upskilling needs of corporations and SME’s in the Southwest and national region, taking inspiration from recent developments and trends that drive market change.


Programme Associate

Leading the NDRC programme and supports for startups and entrepreneurs alongside the Irish Tech Hub network and Ireland’s Startup Ecosystem.

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