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The 3rd Quarterly Symposium on Data Centres: Smart Cities

DCU Business School Dublin, Ireland
Date 17th July
Time 08:30 - 13:30

This 3rd symposium on Data Centres is held in association with Host In Ireland and The Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4). Moderated by Garry Connolly, it will demonstrate the linkages between Data, Data Centres and Smart Cities. The speakers on the day will include Jamie Cudden (Dublin City Council), Aiden Cawley (Siemens), Mark Kelly (AI Ireland), Jack Nagle (IC4) and more.


Garry Connolly

Co-chair of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Awareness Coalition Garry Connolly is the President and Founder of Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, and winner of the Datacloud Europe 2016 award for Innovative Data Center Location. He is also Co-chair of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Awareness Coalition, a not-for-profit initiative designed to raise awareness of the data privacy obligations for companies resulting from the implementation of the GDPR.

Jamie Cudden

Jamie leads Dublin City Council’s Smart City programme and rollout of the ‘Smart Dublin’ initiative. His work cuts across the public and private sector building new opportunities to deploy smart city solutions and demonstrators. He represents Dublin on leading global industry and smart city alliances including TM Forum, Wireless Broadband Alliance, Harvard TECH Innovators Forum, and is the current President of the City Protocol Society. He has presented at events such as GSMA MWC, Dubai IOTx, Barcelona Smart City Expo and IOT world.

Mark Kelly

Mark Kelly is an award-winning Executive Search Consultant and founder of AI Ireland with over a decade experience within the technology industry. In past roles, Mark was a Director of a leading, international Technology and Life Sciences Staffing Company. Mark has won several industry international awards, including winning from 27,000 entrants the No 1 Recruiter Award at the 2012 Recruiter Awards. With an academic background in Business and a master’s degree in Strategic Management Planning from the Smurfit Business School. Mark regularly hosts and moderates at technology meetups in Ireland. Mark is also the founder of AI Ireland, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting AI research, development, application and investment in Ireland, supported by leading technology professionals and businesses and academic organisations in Ireland. To listen to some of the podcasts about the applications and implications of AI in Ireland more details can be found at http://aiawards.ie/category/podcast/

Jack Nagle

Jack joins IC4 with a background in cyber security that spans 20 years. He has previously acted as a delegate to the European Commission on Electronic/Digital Signing Legislation and the IEEE Secure Storage Working Group and has worked with several key names in the security industry. As Head of Business Development, Jack will be responsible for managing the development of IC4’s project portfolio and business partners in the Republic of Ireland. This will involve developing IC4’s existing portfolio of research projects, as well as identifying new opportunities for research and potential partners.

Aiden Cawley

Aiden leads the Energy Management business for Siemens in Ireland which covers technology areas of HVDC interconnects of regions, traditional power transmission and distribution for industry and utilities, control and protection of grid systems to future grid requirements for eMobility, energy storage and the growing digitalization opportunity of energy systems. Siemens is active worldwide with many smart city initiatives through its open, cloud-based IoT operating system, Mindsphere enabling organisations to harness the wealth of data generated by the Internet of buildings, infrastructures, citizens, and city environment with advanced analytics. He is also part of the MyDigital team within Siemens focused on transitioning the Siemens workforce to full digital working.

Joan Mulvihill

Joan is an experienced CEO and senior manager with breadth of experience across a range of industry sectors. Former CEO for the Irish Internet Association, Joan has extensive experience in working with industry members in addressing the challenges and seizing the opportunities facing scaling and innovating businesses. With this deep knowledge of industry, Joan will lead the strategic development of IC4 as we build on the successes of the past four years and forge new relationships with our industry and academic research partners.

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