Smart Docklands Programme Manager
Michael is Programme Manager of Dublin’s smart city testbed – Smart Docklands – an initiative of Dublin City Council and CONNECT research centre which aims to give startups and innovators an opportunity to trial and test technology. The initiative also brings together tech companies such as Google, Softbank, Microsoft and Intel to implement cutting edge IoT technology in the city of Dublin. Michael engages with multiple stakeholder groups in The Docklands with the goal of creating smart city solutions with the citizen and communities at the centre. He has worked with startups for the last number of years as Digital Lead for Startup Ireland and events like Startup Gathering, Startup Island and Startup Nations Summit.
Smart Docklands Project Management And Governance Lead
Edward is part of the smart district: Smart Docklands, helping to facilitate collaborations between the primary actors of industry, research, and the public sector. He helps to drive key projects, ensuring progress, deliverables and milestones are achieved. He also helps to shape the processes and structures around project engagement (otherwise known as project governance) for the wider Smart Dublin Team. His background is in Information Technology and Information Management, taking a keen interest in innovative companies and their ability to commercialise novel products and services.
Innovation and Engagement Lead Smart Docklands
Smart Docklands is an initiative of Dublin City Council, CONNECT and Enable which aims to bring together citizens, government, academia, and industry to solve key city challenges through smart solutions. Julia engages key stakeholders in the Docklands Community to help identify city challenges and facilitates collaboration between industry partners, local residents and other stakeholders in the development of pilots addressing these problems.
She has worked in local government in Wellington, New Zealand for over six years where her role focused on harnessing the power of innovation, collaboration and technology to better understand and address complex societal problems, particularly in the areas of community well-being and emergency management.
Smart DCU Projects Facilitator
Kieran is responsible for deployment of Smart City testbeds on the main DCU academic campus and Croke Park Smart Stadium under the umbrella of the overall Smart Dublin initiative.
Previously he worked in Vodafone where he pioneered the use of Artificial Intelligence and the development of predictive analytics. He was very successful in leveraging academic research for new propositions.
Before that he was the Technical Director of the Irish Government’s ‘Program in Advanced Technology’ for Multimedia.
Programme Manager of Smart Sandyford
Smart Sandyford is an initiative of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council, Sandyford Business District, and the Enable research programme, Trinity College Dublin. Conor worked with Smart Dublin as part of his PhD research in urban resilience which aimed to reduce the impact of climate change on Irish cities.
Dublin’s Smart Sandyford is a unique smart city testbed, where industry partners, local communities, local government and academics, work together to research, develop and deploy smart city technology solutions in an urban business environment. Conor works with stakeholders including MNCs, SMEs and local community groups to develop and deploy large scale smart solutions. These solutions generate value through data driven insights to deliver social and economic gains thus providing more opportunities to all members of the Sandyford district and the wider Dublin area.
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