Meet our team
Smart City Program Manager, Dublin City Council
Jamie leads the development and implementation of Dublin City Council’s Smart City strategy and ensures that the council takes advantage of the opportunity of technology innovation (Internet of Things, Big/Open Data) to drive better quality services and address priority city challenges in areas such as mobility/transport, environment and energy efficiency.
He manages key relationships across industry, academia and government to promote and build out smart city solutions and demonstrators. He has extensive experience working across industry, local and central government to deliver projects that enhance Dublin’s economic competitiveness. Currently holds the position of Company Secretary with ECO-UNESCO, a leading Irish environmental education charity that works with young people across Ireland.
Jamie’s qualifications include a science degree from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in Geographic Information Science (GIS) from University College London. He previously worked in policy and technical advisory roles with Kensington and Chelsea Borough in London, Government office for London, the Home Office, Met Police and the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science in the UK.
Smart City Co-ordinator, Dublin City Council
Mainard assists with communications, smart pilots and research projects. As Dublinked’s Data Officer for Dublin City, he maintains data flows between Dublin City Council departments and www.dublinked.ie His goal is to improve services and infrastructure using technology to make a better, smarter Dublin. Mainard has 9 years experience with the Local Enterprise Office, Dublin City in SME development, from one to one business advice to grant assessment and training. Mainard loves to problem solve and to make things real, especially if technology is the key player. He has a degree in information systems from Trinity College Dublin.
Technical Lead of Dublinked
Brendan is an analyst programmer with over 18 years experience in databases, web publishing and spatial data. Since June 2015 he is the Technical Lead of Dublinked, supporting data and web technology development of the Open Data portal for the Dublin Region. Brendan is providing on-going development of the Dublinked web environment towards more advanced online data and information services, using data visualisation and analytic skills, and assisting regional partners and data providers to source, extract, prepare and publish datasets.
Zaira Rivera Fernandez
Smart Dublin Regional Coordinator
Zaira has worked in different areas of local government including international relations, innovation and communications. As Smart Dublin Regional Coordinator she works with the Smart City representatives in the four Dublin local authorities to provide coordination of smart city projects. She also manages the communication of the project. She holds a BA in Media and Communication, a MSc in Sustainable Development and a MSc in Marketing.
Dublinked Community Manager
Nicola is the newly appointed Dublinked Community Manager. She has 10 years experience as a Dublin City Council employee and holds a BA in Information and Library Studies. She acted as the social media co-ordinator on the Team Dublin Clean-up campaign. She has a passion for information, collaboration of services, smart solutions and all things digital.
The success of Smart Dublin will depend on your input. Dublin’s challenges can only be solved through collaboration. You can share your smart stories, take part in challenges or sign up to the mailing list for the latest news. We will be issuing specific calls for solutions and ‘open challenges’ where people with ideas may receive access to seed funds, city expertise and a testbed infrastructure.
Share Your Ideas
Your input and engagement is very important for the success of Smart Dublin and we would love to hear your ideas. Ideas might include examples of emerging technologies that have been successfully implemented in other cities.
Smart Dublin is running a series of challenges where we may offer access to:
- Seed Funds
- Access to testbed infrastructure
- City expertises