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 Dublin representatives in the four Dublin local authorities to provide coordination of smart city projects. She also manages Smart Dublin’s communication.
She holds a BA in Media and Communication, a MSc in Sustainable Development and a MSc in Marketing.
Smart Dublin Regional Data Co-Ordinator
As Regional Data Co-ordinator Nicola is responsible for the development and implementation of the new data strategy, focusing on updating and increasing the data available through Dublinked, Smart Dublin’s Open Data Store. Nicola is the Dublin pilot lead for the Horizon 2020 Route to PA project aimed at engaging citizens and public administrations around the topic of open data. Nicola has also co-ordinated the Smart Dublin Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Challenge on Illegal Dumping in partnership with Enterprise Ireland, a pre-commercial procurement process aiming to drive innovation in the public sector. 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.
We believe that collaboration is the best approach to find innovative solutions to Dublin’s challenges. If you are working on a smart city solution and would like to test it in Dublin, we would like to hear from you.
Our Engagement Process
We would love to hear your ideas
Since our launch, we have received numerous proposals from companies that would like to work with Smart Dublin. To help facilitate them and give everyone the same opportunity we have developed a simple engagement process.
Smart Dublin is running a series of challenges where we may offer access to:
- Seed funds
- Access to testbed infrastructure
- City expertises