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), Marco Herbst (Evercam) and Joan Mulvihill (IC4).
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 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 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 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.