IVI Webinar Series 2020

June 25th - 14:00 - 16:00 Irish Summer time

Smart Regions

Enabling vibrant regional economies through digitalisation


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The Speakers

Beatrice Heneghan

Beatrice is Head of Information Systems & Innovation at Mayo County Council and as a member of the senior managers group leads the Information Systems team in the delivery of the IS Strategy for the Council including the provision of operational support for staff, councillors, and the provision of online services.

She is also an active member of the National Heads of Information Systems (HIS) network, the Western Region HIS network and serves as Chair of the local government sectoral architecture and standards group. Beatrice is a member of the Maynooth University Business Informatics Research Group and a member of Lero, the SFI Irish Software Research Centre.

William Hynes

Prof. William Hynes (BSc, MRUP, MSc, MSc (Econ), PhD, MRICS, MSCSI, MRTPI, MIPI, MCILT) is a Chartered Urban Planner, a Chartered Surveyor, Urban and Transport Economist, and a founder (2010) and managing director of Future Analytics Consulting Ltd.

William has extensive experience leading significant critical infrastructure planning and development projects, and providing expert advice to public and private sector clients in the following areas: strategic spatial planning, transportation and infrastructure planning, demography analysis and population projection, economic, socio-economic, housing, commercial, health, retail analysis and forecasting and infrastructure planning.

Mícheál O hÉanaigh

Mícheál Ó hÉanaigh is the Chief Executive Officer of Údarás na Gaeltachta. He was employed as Director of Enterprise, Employment, Property and Engineering with the Authority from 2015 until 01/09/17 and was a development executive with the same organisation several years ago. He spent sixteen years as Director of Services with Donegal County Council where he had specific responsibility for Community, Culture, Planning & Economic Development. In this role he was Chief Executive of Donegal County Development Board, the statutory body responsible for the implementation of Donegal’s Integrated Economic, Social and Cultural Development Strategy. He also spent time working with community and local development organisations in Inishowen at various times.

Dr Zohreh Pourzolfaghar

Dr. Zohreh Pourzolfaghar is Assistant Professor in Management Information System in Maynooth University. Her research interests include Smart Cities, Enterprise Architecture, Business Modelling/Processes, Information and Knowledge Management, BIM, and Smart Buildings. She has been the theme lead in a project investigating the application of Enterprise Architecture in Smart Cities funded by Science Foundation Ireland. Zohreh presented her work at international conferences and has published research in Journals and Conference Proceedings. She has initiated and led many collaborations with academia and industry partners to work on a variety of proposals. She has been awarded the SFI industry fellowship (2018) working with industry on Building Information Management topic. She is a member of working group at NSAI to develop an Irish annex for Standard I SO 19650-2: Organization and digitization of information about buildings.

Prof Markus Helfert

Markus Helfert is the Director of the Innovation Value Institute research centre and Professor of Digital Service Innovation at Maynooth University. His research interests include PayTech,Information Management, Innovation, Cloud Computing, Service Science, Enterprise Architecture and Smart Cities and Smart Buildings. He collaborates with a range of Enterprises in relation to Innovation and IT Management. He is the Project coordinator of the H2020 Projects: PERFORM on Digital Retail and is the Chair of Steering Committee Elite-S H2020 Marie Curie Project on ‘Future Leaders in ICT Standardisation for Europe’.

Markus has authored more than 200+ academic articles, journal and book contributions and has presented his work at international conferences. He is a member of the international programme committees and reviewer and associate editor of IS journals.

The IVI Webinar series aims to bring together thought leaders from the world of academia, business and public sector to address key challenges in the areas of innovation, technology management and technology adoption. In 2020 the webinar series will replace the IVI annual summit which has taken place since 2007 in Maynooth University and has attracted speakers and attendees from across the globe.


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