I am originally from Macroom in Cork, Ireland. I am an uncle to my beautiful niece Aoife. My hobbies include Soccer (supporting, playing and coaching), Fitness, DIY, Travel and Scuba Diving. I am a volunteer with Special Olympics Ireland, and also have been helping on STEM activities with various institutes across Ireland. Most recent involvement were in Robotics to Schools programs and building a program to tutor maths to school students in University College Cork.
Whilst my job is technology, I love what I do. I have been fascinated with how technology impacts our lives since I was a child taking apart RC cars. During my career, I always looked for mentorship from business and technology leaders, and I also help the younger generation by mentoring and “sending the elevator back”. I contirbute to the technology comunnity by advising, consulting, writing and also speaking at international conferences.
Fun Fact – I spent a number of years before moving to Limerick as a part time freelance sports journalist with the Evening Echo newspaper in Cork.
Below is a series of photos on the above – happy viewing!
Me with my niece Aoife – Aoife likes chips!
Me and my wife Jenny (far right) with our close Friends John and Edel at a Munster Rugby Game.
Friends Joe and PJ with myself supporting the Ireland soccer team
Before speaking at the IoT World conderence
The event was BT young Scientist, the theme was “Transformation”. For my company at the time EMC, I donned the spandex to be “Blue Flash” 🙂 (I kept my job)
Two of the team I helped coach with Irish soccer legend John Giles
Me with my two closest friends (Bryan and John) when we won the double with our soccer club Macroom in 2010.