Ian Cox

Ian Cox

Research Director, Gartner, UK

Ian is Research Director with Gartner’s CIO research team. Prior to joining Gartner, he worked as an independent advisor to boards and executives across a range of industries covering subjects including strategy, digital transformation, and the role of the CIO and IT. He is also a columnist for CIO Magazine and is the author of two books, Digital Uncovered and Disrupt IT. Before becoming an independent advisor, Ian held CIO positions at a number of companies and developed a reputation for leading and transforming IT functions, services and platforms in complex environments with a particular focus on creating, aligning and driving business and IT strategies.
Stephen Reidy

Stephen Reidy

CIO, Three Ireland

Stephen has been CIO at Three Ireland since 2014, where he is responsible for IT strategy, architecture, business analysis, programme/project delivery and business intelligence.

Previous to this, he was Head of Strategy & Consulting at O2 Ireland and held a number of senior roles at Orange UK and EE.

Stephen has extensive experience across all technologies and specialises in driving transformation and collaborating across complex organisations.

He holds a Bachelor in Engineering from the University of Limerick.

John Mountain

John Mountain

CIO, Starling Bank

John is a member of Starling Bank͛s executive leadership team, overseeing IT strategy and ensuring the technology platform delivers the retail banking product required by Starling and expected by the regulator.
After many years as a solution and technical architect working for clients such as Lloyds and Bank of America, he became increasingly frustrated with the inefficiency and lack of commitment to improving technology at the traditional banks. John approached Starling in mid-2015 because he was excited about the opportunity for a banking start-up that is also a technology business throughout. Since he joined, he has designed a systems landscape for a retail bank from scratch and recruited a team to work across platform, infrastructure, security and mobile. Founded by Anne Boden, ex Operations Director at aib bank, Starling is a licensed bank that uses the latest in technology to create a bespoke experience, delivered through a customers͛s mobile.

Yvonne Goff

Yvonne Goff

Chief Clinical Information Officer, Health Services Executive

A radiographer by background, Yvonne has over 18 years of experience in the Health Sector with five of these directly involved in Informatics. Having completed an MSc in Health Informatics (TCD) in 2010 she joined the national implementation team of the NIMIS project (National Integrated Medical Imaging System), as both a project manager and subject matter expert. In this role Yvonne has driven the implementation of PACS/RIS systems into a large number of hospitals with a broad range of complexities.

In 2015 Yvonne was appointed as Chief Clinical Information Officer for the HSE. In this role, and previously, she has supported and driven the need for progression of eHealth solutions across Ireland. She has an inherent knowledge of the needs of the clinician and the patient, but sees the benefits in progressing aspects such as standardisation, quality and safety, and effective and efficient system implementation. She currently coordinates the Council of Clinical Information Officers (HSE) which provides clinical governance to the delivery of eHealth solutions and is proving to be a rapidly growing arena for the eHealth enthusiasts to share their views and thoughts openly. In 2016, Yvonne won the IT Professional of the Year at the Tech Excellence Awards.

Yvonne Kiely

Yvonne Kiely

Director and Digital Lead, Advisory, EY

Yvonne is a Director in EY’s Performance Improvement Advisory practice, specialising in Customer and Digital. Leading programmes across utilities, retail, technology and financial services, Yvonne has worked at home here in Ireland, in the US, Canada, UK and Australia focusing on design and implementation of customer centric organisations, leveraging the digital value chain, and optimising marketing effectiveness to drive differential customer experience and sustainable lifetime value.

Prior to EY, Yvonne worked in industry across technology, telecommunications, and financial services in range of roles.

Fin Goulding

Fin Goulding

CIO, Aviva

Fin is a CIO/CTO with global in-depth experience of IT strategy, digital/eCommerce, IT transformation programmes, systems development, technical engineering/operations, re/post-merger integrations, off-shore resourcing (as a customer & a supplier), project & programme management and agile methods including Lean Software Development (Lean/KanBan/Continuous Delivery/DevOps/Cloud).

When he was CIO at PaddyPower, Fin was named in the Top 100 CIO’s/CTO’s in 2015 due to having transformed the organisation’s IT infrastructure.

Fin is a strong people manager, communicator and motivator, with a proven track record of delivery with experience that ranges from large Banking & Financial organisations to Web & E-commerce companies.

He has successfully led large- scale Global Tech teams whilst working in South America, North America and Europe.

Sean Rooney

Sean Rooney

Cyber Risk & Assurance Director, Integrity360

Sean Rooney has over 17 years’ experience in information security, and plays an integral part in Integrity360’s information security service development and delivery. Having implemented key solutions for some of the largest corporates in Ireland & the UK, Sean has a thorough understanding of the practical implications and conceptual effects of ICT security policy and procedures. He has a BA in Business Studies and M.SC in Computing and Information Systems from the University of Ulster with other certifications including GIAC GSEC, GCED and GSNA. Sean currently leads the Cyber Risk and Assurance (CRA) and Security Testing practices in Integrity360, educating and assisting clients in developing their Information Security Strategies and Frameworks.
Jos Creese

Jos Creese

'The most influential and innovative CIO in the UK'

Jos has been named as the ͚most influential and innovative CIO͛ in the UK in the 2010 ͚Silicon 50͛ CIO survey and included in the ͚Top 100 CIO͛ list since its inception.

He has over 30 years IT leadership experience, including CIO roles and non-executive director positions. He has worked for county, district and unitary councils as well as central government. For over a decade until 2015 he was CIO and CDO for Hampshire County Council. He is a past president of Socitm (Society of Information Technology Management), the immediate past President of the British Computer Society (2015), the Chartered Institute for IT.

Jos worked on national government digital programmes and has led large-scale mergers, international IT programmes and the start-up and subsequent sale of a tech business. His work has included developing technology, information and digital strategies across the public sector, especially to support transformation and shared Services underpinned by commercial models.

Jos is now an independent consultant, providing expert advice to public and private sectors on digital and IT strategy – helping the public and the private sectors to work better together.

Michael Duggan

Michael Duggan

Global CIO, Oxfam

Oxfam is one of the worlds largest humanitarian and development agencies. The Office of the CIO is tasked with delivering digital transformation across a complex confederation of 18 affiliates operating in over 90 countries and with increasing our impact for the 25 million people we work with through the innovative use of technology.
Prior to Oxfam Michael has worked in the non-profit, telco software and utilities sectors. He has a BSc Information Technology from Trinity College Dublin and an MBA from Smurfit School, UCD. He sits on the board of NetHope, a global technology collaboration between the fifty largest non-profits and An Cosan, Irelands largest community education organisation.

Ruth Buckley

Ruth Buckley

Head of ICT and Business Services, Cork City Council

Cork City Council serves a diverse population of 230,000 people. Ruth has worked in a variety of change management and strategic leadership roles over a 25 year period in both the private and public sector. She is also currently Deputy Chief Executive for Cork City Council.

Over the last 10 years Ruth has held a number of leadership roles in other organisations including, Vice president of the Major Cities of Europe, Chair of the Heads of Information Systems Liaison group and currently Chair of the Cork Smart Gateway. The gateway is collaboration between Tyndall Research Institute, Nimbus and both Cork local authorities. www.corksmartgateway.ie, Ruth is also a founder member of the Water systems and services innovation centre based in Nimbus.

Ruth͛s career has spanned both private and public sectors and her education includes a BSc in Computer Science from UCC and an MBA from Henley Management College. She is PMP and IPMA certified for over 18 years and studied leadership in state and local government at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. In 2015 Ruth co-founded the ͚I wish͛ not for profit organisation with two business women, Caroline O͛Driscoll Partner with KPMG and Gillian Keating Partner with RDJ. This year over 4,000 transition year students will attend͞I wish͟ events designed to introduce young girls to careers opportunities in STEM via an interactive exhibition featuring STEM employers and role models.

Alan Foy

Alan Foy

Group CEO, Blueface

Alan is responsible for the strategic direction and overall management of Blueface, the global business communications provider. He works closely with the management team on a day-to-day basis to execute Blueface’s growth strategy, deliver on Blueface’s product roadmap and lead expansion into new markets.

Alan was previously an executive with NCB Group on the wealth management side of the business and worked with Coyle Hamilton (now Willis) in the area of business transformation. Alan is a past President of the Trinity Business Alumni, the Chairman of the Ireland Funds Young Leaders committee and Board Member of the Ireland Funds.

Alan holds a Bachelor in Business Studies, a Master of Arts and Master of Letters from University of Dublin, Trinity College.

Clodagh O’Donnell

Clodagh O’Donnell

Independent Consultant

Clodagh O’Donnell is an experienced business leader with a track record in delivering transformational change. She held CIO positions in Aer Lingus and in RTÉ where she led the digital transformation strategy, moving from analog to digital broadcast production.

Prior to moving to internal IT Leadership, Clodagh held numerous senior roles in Management Consulting and Business Development in IBM, PA Consulting, Logica and Fujitsu. Clodagh has worked in multiple sectors including Financial Services, Telecommunications, Travel and Transportation. She managed large Pan-European projects for Philips, Europcar and Unilever, and she has successfully delivered many IT enabled change projects for leading Irish organisations including Bank of Ireland, Musgraves, Eircom and the Defence Forces.

Clodagh holds a Masters Degree in Engineering Design.

Brendan Gavin

Brendan Gavin

Senior Associate, Corporate Law, Byrne Wallace

Brendan is Senior Associate with leading law firm ByrneWallace, Ireland’s first and only large law firm certified with ISO 27001 information security standard.

Brendan advises on corporate transactional matters as well as specialising in technology and intellectual property matters and has extensive experience in data protection. Clients include companies at all stages of development – from start-ups and entrepreneurs, to mid-cap and scaling companies, to large domestic and multinational organisations, from a range of sectors including technology, energy, retail, food, hotel, medical devices, but in particular from the technology sector

Tim Hynes

Tim Hynes

CIO, AIB

Tim Hynes took up his current role as CIO of AIB in September 2015. Prior to this, Tim spent over 25 years working in various roles, across multiple sectors, most recently as Global lead for Microsoft’s Site Infrastructure and then Head of IT (EMEA) for Microsoft.

During his career, Tim has lead teams located in all parts of the world, including emerging markets in India, Brazil, and China and on the African continent. He has deep leadership experience in creating strategies and inspiring people of different cultures and backgrounds to work together to deliver successfully.

In addition to his core skills, Tim is also an accomplished and highly sought after public speaker, frequently called upon to present to external audiences on the growing strategic impact of both leadership and technology in the digitised business environment.

Peter Cosgrove

Peter Cosgrove

Founder of the Future of Work Institute and Director, CPL

Peter is a Director with Cpl the largest Recruitment and outsourcing consultancy in Ireland and is responsible for Sales, Marketing and Communications.

He founded the Future of Work Institute in Ireland which provides key insights and trends for organisations across the world.

He is a regular contributor to the national media on areas of talent and the future of work and is on the steering committee of the 30% club, which promotes gender diversity.

Brian Finnegan

Brian Finnegan

Systems Architect, Sungard AS

Brian is a Solutions Architect with Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) in Dublin with over 20 years of experience in IT management, consultancy, and service provision. Prior to joining Sungard AS, Brian held several positions, including Project Manager at AboveNet, IT Network Manager at Maxol, and Senior Consultant at Ciall (an IT Consultancy).

Brian started with Sungard AS in 2009 as a Professional Services Engineer, progressing to Operations Lead. In 2012 he joined Amazon Web Services as a Technical Account Manager, and in 2014 re-joined Sungard AS as a Solutions Architect.

Before switching to an IT career, Brian was an Avionics Engineer for Aer Lingus where he worked on line and base maintenance of commercial aircraft.

Brian holds a BSc in Information Technology and an MSc in Internet Systems from Dublin City University.

Ade McCormack

Ade McCormack

Digital Strategist, Author and Judge, CIO 100

Ade McCormack is a former technologist who today is focused on helping organisations and individuals thrive in the post-industrial age. He is a sought-after professional speaker, who has spoken in around 30 countries. His perspectives on the convergence of technology and humanity provide a mind-moving framework for understanding how the world is changing, and how to capitalise on the changes. Ade is also a former Financial Times opinion columnist, who has lectured at MIT Sloan School of Management on digital leadership. He continues to write for CIO magazine, and is a judge on the CIO 100. He has written a number of books, including ‘Beyond Nine to Five – Your career guide for the digital age’. He also wrote a book for the European Commission entitled – The e-Skills Manifesto – A Call to Arms, which included input from governmental ministers, industry leaders, academics and think tank thought leaders.