The Dock is a diverse team of creative problem-solvers within Accenture where design, business and technology meet under one roof. Heres what's currently occupying our minds in Accentures flagship R&D and Global Innovation Centre.


  • Responsible AI: what’s next?

    Responsible AI: what’s next?

    01/06/2020 Duração: 28min

    Responsible AI is one of the most pressing issues facing the tech world – so what does it look like in the near future, and what does it mean for business? This episode features some of the best thinkers in this field: Rumman Chowdhury, Accenture’s Responsible AI lead; Paddy Connolly, Research Manager at The Dock; and Azeem Azhar, an entrepreneur and creator of Exponential View. 

  • How to cybersecure your business

    How to cybersecure your business

    10/04/2020 Duração: 24min

    A new series of DockPod starts with an episode on Cybersecurity, featuring a panel of experts from the worlds of policing and security. From ransomware to spear phishing, and doxing to data breaches, cybersecurity has never been higher on the CEO agenda, with new threats emerging every day. So what steps can we take to keep ourselves safe, as individuals and as organizations? How do companies strike a balance between keeping customers secure and giving them with a seamless experience? And how should businesses respond when they experience a breach. Our guests are Glyn Darkin, Digital Architect with Accenture’s The Dock, Jacky Fox, Managing Director of Accenture Security in Ireland, and Chief Superintendent Michael Gubbins who works for special crime operations with a portfolio around cybercrime with the Irish police force, An Garda Siochana. The episode is presented by Laurence Mackin and produced by Sinead O’Shea.  

  • Dock Pod Unreasonable Special

    Dock Pod Unreasonable Special

    19/12/2019 Duração: 24min

    A Dock Pod special featuring a conversation between the Unreasonable Group founder, Daniel Epstein and Claire Carroll from the Human Insights Lab at The Dock. Claire and Dan discuss the ethics of progress, regenerative capitalism, mining introversion, empathetic meetings and more. The episode is introduced by Laurence Mackin and produced by Sinead O’Shea.

  • Is Sustainability A Privilege?

    Is Sustainability A Privilege?

    01/10/2019 Duração: 25min
  • The Business of Feelings

    The Business of Feelings

    11/08/2019 Duração: 24min

    What does it take these days for customers and clients to feel something? In an age of constant stimulation, strategy and sheer noise, how can businesses hope to make any kind of emotional impact? We're going to discuss The Business Of Feelings.

  • A smarter look inside the home

    A smarter look inside the home

    31/05/2019 Duração: 24min

    How much time are you spending at home and what are you doing when you’re there? Have we changed our idea of home and has technology anything to do with it? And where are the business opportunities for companies in the home space, and how comfortable are consumers with them? In this episode of the DockPod, coming to you from Accenture's flagship R&D and global innovation centre in Dublin, we dig into new research on the smart home and its surprising conclusions about why, despite a huge amount of home technology, are homes remain largely tech free. Our guests on this episode include Accenture’s Rachel Earley, who has authored a new report for The Dock called Putting the Human First in the Future Home; Architect, designer and artist Roisin Murphy, who has more insight than nearly anyone about what we get up to behind our hall doors; And Justin Cullen, who is the founding partner of Jolt Esquire and is chairperson of Maximum Media.

  • Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

    11/03/2019 Duração: 23min

    Is now the best time to be a consumer? Do our rising expectations reflect our innate desires as humans or are we spiraling out of control? April Durrett from our Fjord team, Dr Mairead Brady from Trinity College Dublin and design director John Moriarty discuss working at the coalface of spiraling consumer expectations and demands. DockPod is presented and produced by Laurence Mackin and Sinead O’Shea.

  • Hierarchies and the structures of work

    Hierarchies and the structures of work

    05/01/2019 Duração: 24min

    In this episode, Laurence Mackin and Sinead O’Shea are joined by fellow Docker Derek McGrath, Tara Levins from Accenture Ireland, and Neva Elliot McGinley, CEO of Crash Ensemble, to discuss how hierarchy has both helped and undermined their working lives, and what we can learn from different workplaces and their approach to structure, from “flatocracies” and lattices structures to the “wolves who meet in the woods”. DockPod is presented by Laurence Mackin and Sinead O’Shea and is produced by Sinead O’Shea.

  • How failure works: Embracing it all when it all goes wrong

    How failure works: Embracing it all when it all goes wrong

    01/11/2018 Duração: 25min

    In our first episode, we discuss failure. It’s the ability to experiment, to encounter setback and to handle failure that creates real success. Failure is not a pleasant experience but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn from it. Our guests are The Dock’s Director Ryan Shanks, Jess Majekodunmi from our Client Innovation Services team, and Lorna Ross, who leads our Human Insights Lab. DockPod is presented by Laurence Mackin and Sinead O’Shea and produced by Sinead O’Shea.