HEALTH TECH START-UP PANEL GER BRENNAN Managing Director MSD Ireland Patients Expectations on Health Featuring Clare Lewis, Edel Browne, Zara Quail, Dan Moriarty and Joseph O’Brien “ Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys said that every time you write a song you’re looking for some sort of perfection and you never quite reach it. You’re always looking for that extra missing piece and to me that’s innovation, it’s a desire to always improve and never stand still. - Dan Moriarty ” MARK FERGUSON Director General of Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland Closing Address P rofessor Mark W.J. Ferguson commenced as Director General of Science Foundation Ireland in January 2012 and as Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland in October 2012. Previously he was Professor in Life Sciences at the University of Manchester (since 1984) and co-founder, CEO and Chairman of Renovo Group plc (1998-2011).