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.
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.
Smart Dublin Community Manager and Open Data Co-Ordinator
Nicola is the Community Manager and Open Data Co-ordinator for the Smart Dublin open data portal, Dublinked. Nicola is the Dublin pilot lead for the Horizon 2020 Route to PA project aiming to engage citizens and public administrations around the topic of open data. Nicola holds a BA in Information and Library Studies from University College Dublin and has over 15 years experience in both private and public administration.
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.
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 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