Category Archives: UCD

Innovation Ecosystem Symposium

I spoke this morning at the “Innovation Ecosystem” symposium,  organised by TCD and supported by NAIRTL. I was asked to talk about some of my experiences of Silicon Valley and Dublin as regards innovation;  how IONA came about,  and my thoughts on … Continue reading

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MacGill Summer School: Education – Reform and Innovation Required?

I was a panellist in a session on “Education – Reform and Innovation Required?” this afternoon at the MacGill summer school.   Joining me on the panel were Finbarr Bradley,  UCD, NIUM and DCU;  Hugh Brady,  UCD President;  Mary Coughlan … Continue reading

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A Guide to the Innovation Taskforce Report

I was asked to write a 900 word piece for the Irish Times on the Innovation Taskforce report,  and my article was duly published yesterday.   It was difficult to distil the thinking and analysis of 7 months of intensive … Continue reading

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The importance of Mathematics for the Celtic Phoenix

I had the privilege today of being asked in my role as the current President of Engineers Ireland to chair a national symposium on mathematics teaching,  organised by Professor Clive Williams and the TCD Faculty of Engineering,  Mathematics and Science … Continue reading

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Innovation Task Force – Fifth (and last ?) Plenary Meeting

The task force met collectively for the fifth time last friday from 10am-6pm.     I’ve previously posted on the first,  second, third, fourth and consultation meetings.  The members of the task force,  including the civil servants,  are listed here,  and most of the … Continue reading

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Innovation Task Force – Fourth Plenary Meeting

The task force met collectively for the fourth time yesterday from 10am-5.45pm.     I’ve previously posted on the first,  second, third and consultation meetings.  The members of the task force,  including the civil servants,  are listed here,  and most of the public … Continue reading

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Innovation Task Force – Third Plenary meeting

We had our third plenary meeting in Government Buildings yesterday,  chaired by Dermot McCarthy.  I’ve previously posted on the first,  second and consultation meetings.  The members of the task force are listed here,  and most of the public submissions to … Continue reading

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Slideset for "An Irish Smart Economy: Aspiration or Reality ?"

COMREG have posted my powerpoint slideset from this talk last tuesday,  here

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An Irish Smart Economy: Aspiration or Reality ?

The text below is from an invited talk I gave this morning to the COMREG (the Irish Communications Regulator) annual conference in Dublin. It was deliberately a little provocative,  to catalyse discussion in the audience.

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Will the real You please identify yourself ?

It’s election time again in Ireland folks, and so roll up and vote for your favourite European MP, local county councillor and, if you’re lucky, by-election TD. It can be a tough choice. Unless you really know somebody well, you … Continue reading

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