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picture of box attached to electric lineCOSMETICS AND THE AGE OF EXPERIENCE



Our speakers will discuss the ‘now’ of the cosmetic sectors and how the ‘age of experience’ is changing society. An experimental society is now present, with more people seeking rich, emotionally connected and life affirming experiences, with less of a focus on ‘stuff’. These sectors are now subject to a paradigm shift from the ‘age of experience’, where a fast paced environment is present and there is tough competition from those who capture innovation quicker than others. 

Time From 6.30pm

Venue Westin Dublin, Ireland


About the speakers


Aidan recently joined Dublin based Global innovation consultancy and business imagination studio Katawave. Katawave work with CEOs and business leaders to reimagine their business in a world of disruption. Through their unique methodology they develop new business models, new thinking and new businesses. Katawave works with global giants such as Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson and equally with creative media outlets.

As a former international and professional rugby player of 10 years he now applies his discipline to the world of digital disruption and strategic innovation. Aidan is recognized as a pioneer in digital media marketing solutions, products and business models.

Having developed and deployed the digital eco-system for Communicorp Media Group (Today FM, Newstalk, Spin, 98FM) and served as Head of Innovation for RTÉ and sitting on the board of the Irish Internet Association, Aidan has a wealth of digital marketing experience. Aidan is renowned internationally for his understanding and consultation on digital sales and solution selling.

Aidan is also the host of “The Innovation Show”, a global show, which is broadcast on RTÉ, Ireland’s national broadcaster. It boasts such guests as Seth Godin, Dennis Mortensen, Ted Bullas, Scott Galloway, Professor Susan Greenfield, Nir Eyal and many many more.


I am passionate about new things, new experiences, new organisations and new ways of doing things.  My career journey has taken me on a route from a core science academic degree PhD, and Postdoc foundation.  Building on this I worked in product research & development, manufacturing, quality systems, advisory services, and senior management.  What inspired me was the creation of new products, services, business models and experiences - how to be creative and scientific.

The last 10 years of my career has been exploring this world.  I have been immersed in the world of innovation at product, service, proposition and business model level.  Whether you are a big organisation or start-up shaking up the world, the fundamentals are the same.  It is helping the individuals within these companies that drives me.

Declan has worked for J&J, Pfizer, Medtronic, Abbott, BBraun, ESB.  

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