Wednesday June 12th 2019, SEO14 Ground Floor, Education Building, North Campus, Maynooth University 

As technology drives radical changes in organisational design and behaviour, new opportunities for organisations, particularly in service innovation, continue to evolve. To succeed in this new paradigm, business and technology leaders must adapt to capture the value offered by new technologies, agile and lean practices, while simultaneously cultivating a sustainable culture of innovation.

IVI and EI are committed to supporting your organization to adapt to these changes. Our collaborative event on June 12th has several respected international and local speakers from both a practitioner and academic background detailing how organisations are dealing with these new challenges. It will also include interactive workshop sessions to offer you practical insights to bring back to your organisations in order to address the opportunities and challenges of digital disruption.



The agenda will be structured around two workshops, 2 hours each. Starting with focused presentations from key speakers and moving into an interactive engagement session to draw on your insights and deliver actionable results.  Full Agenda to be updated shortly.


Confirmed Speakers

John Mooney

Dr. John Mooney, executive director of the Pepperdine University Institute for Entertainment, Media, and Culture, also serves as an associate professor of information systems and technology management at the Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School as well as a Research Affiliate at the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research. Dr. Mooney’s expertise is in digital innovation and business analytics. He holds a PhD in Information Systems and Business Strategy from UC Irvine, and a Master of Management Science with a BS in Computer Science both from University College Dublin, Ireland.

John Shaw

CIO with Primeline, the leading Brand and Logistics company with 1,000 staff.

John previously held senior Technology Leadership positions in excellent organisations such as Planet, Kingspan, Mainstream, Pfizer, Accenture and General Electric.  John is an expert in delivering business value via practical Technology strategies.

He is a Fellow of Engineers Ireland, a Senior member of IEEE and a European Professional Engineer.

With an MBA in Technology Management and an Honours Degree in Electronic Engineering, John is an active member of IEEE and the Innovation Value Institute.  He was Chair of the Computing Division at Engineers Ireland 2012-2013.

Fergal Ryan 

Fergal has many years experience in the IT industry working a variety of roles in multinationals and start-ups.

Fergal is an IT Director with Xilinx where he has responsibility for serveeral global IT functions. These include B2B integration with key trading partners across North America, Asia and EMEA, on-premise and cloud application integration middleware, DBA function and Workload Automation go the next level. Fergal is a memebr of the steering committee of the Irish Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, and of the Innovation Value Institutes Industry Steering Board. Fergal has a computer Science degree from Trinity College Dublin, is an Iasa CITA-F certified architect, and also is certified in Tier 2 of the IVI IT-CMF. 

Sinéad Murnane  

 Sinéad Murnane is a Research Fellow of the Innovation Value Institute, Maynooth University. She is a Fulbright Scholar, having received the Fullbright-CHR Award in Business Studies 2010-2011, and an additional grand from the John F Kennedy Memorial Scholarship Fund. She is currently the President of the Irish Fulbright Alumni Association. 

Her research is concerned with research is concerned with exploring collaboration and knowledge sharing in multi-disciplinary and knowledge-intensive environments. Prior to joining the IVI in May 2011, she was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Delivery Research, Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sinéad has lectured in Innovation Management and Critical Writing Skills at Maynooth University Business School and in Management Information Systems at the UCD Quinn School of Business.  She has presented her research internationally and been an invited speaker at the Irish Computer Society, Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland, UCD School of Health Sciences, and Innovate Ireland.  Previously, she worked as an IS Project Manager, group leader, and trainer

Louise Veiling

Louise is a Research Fellow with the Innovation Value Instityute (IVI) with a focus on organisational change, innovation and user experience. Prior to MU, Louise led UX, content development and product teams at a number of Digital Media companies.




Hugo de Sousa

Hugo de Sousa is a though leader in corpoate innovation. He is a former Entrepreneur, Governament Advisor in Innovation, and seasoned CIO.



Allistair Russell

Allistair Russell is SVP, Advisory Services at CIO Connect, leading their consulting work with CIOs from their bases in UK, Hong Kong and Singapore. His own field of practice is strategic organisational development and subsequent support to the design and delivery of transformation. Allistair and CIO Connect have been working with IVI from the start and use the toolset in their consulting work with CIOs and their organisations.

Prior to joining CIO Connect, Allistair was Director if Executive Education at Durham Business School. Prior to the Business School, Allistair was with PA Consulting Group fro 12 years, leading major programmes of organisation and proces change enabled by information systems and technology. Allistair previously held a number of project and engineering management positions witth ICI plc.



 About IVI

The Innovation Value Institute (IVI) is a multidisciplinary research and education institute co-founded in 2006 by Maynooth University and Intel Corporation with the support of the Irish Government. IVI’s mission is to research, develop and disseminate empirically proven and industry validated IT best practice through a unique open innovation and collaboration between leading academic and industry practitioners.


About EI

Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment.