Open Data and Data Sharing – Striking a Balance

Thursday 26th October 3pm-4.30pm (GMT+1)

Online Event

The benefits of Open Data and Data Sharing are widely documented in both private and public sectors; covering economical benefits to health benefits to multiple ‘data for good’ initiatives. Realising the benefits of open data and data sharing can only truly be achieved through striking a balance between openness and privacy/data ownership concerns.


The IVI Webinar series in conjunction with the SFI EMPOWER Data Governance Research Programme will address the challenges and opportunities for both private and public sector organisations in their upcoming webinar – ‘Open Data and Data Sharing – Striking a Balance’.


Join our expert panellists on 26th October to gain insights into this critical topic.

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Katie Crowley

Katie Crowley

Dr Katie Crowley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at the University of Limerick. Her expertise is in Health Information Technology and Human Computer Interaction, with a special interest in patient-centred technology and ethical data governance. She is the Course Director for the MSc in Health Informatics in the University of Limerick and she supervises a number of research students in this field.

Dr Crowley graduated with a BSc in Computer Science from University College Cork and an MSc from University of Limerick. She was awarded IRC funding to complete a PhD in Computer Science in University College Cork on Affective Computing/Human Computer Interaction. During her research career, she has worked in a number of Irish universities including Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University of Limerick and Munster Technological University.

She has experience working with, and in industry, including securing national funding for industry partnerships (SFI). She has been a team member in multi-disciplinary international research projects co-funded by industry and national funding bodies and has led projects as Principal Investigator and Senior Researcher. Dr Crowley regularly works in interdisciplinary teams working across disciplines and domains, forging strategic relationships and multi-disciplinary partnerships, and building effective research consortia.


Dr Declan Deasy

Tara Lee

Patrick O’Sullivan

Dr Declan Deasy

Dr Declan Deasy is an independent Digital Transformation & Data Strategy Advisor.
He spent over 30 years as a public servant in the European Commission, during which time
he worked on the development of statistical and surveillance systems, information system
architectures, methodologies and interoperability frameworks, and managed the central
computing facilities of the EU Commission. As director, he led the definition of the
Commission’s overall strategy on information systems, including the development of
corporate information systems supporting administrative and policy processes.
Since retiring from the European Commission as Director for Information Systems and
Interoperability Solutions, he has advised numerous international public bodies and
governments, on national digital strategies, public sector digital transformation, national
data ecosystems and data-driven development.
Declan has a first class honours degree in Engineering and a PhD in Computer Science from
Trinity College Dublin where he was a research assistant and lecturer in Computer Science.

Tara Lee

Tara is a Senior Consultant at the ODI, leading projects in a variety of sectors including education, health and physical activity, media disinformation, net zero, smart data, and water. Her work supports corporate and non-profit organisations, governments and academia.


She joined the ODI in 2018 to lead the engagement team for OpenActive, a Sport England-funded initiative to help more people become physically active through open data. She now runs open innovation challenges, supports organisations to write open data strategies, stewards data sharing advisory boards and advises on community engagement when opening data.


The ODI is a non-profit company committed to promoting and advancing trust in data, including open data, shared data and closed – or private – data.


Prior to joining the ODI, Tara was a senior consultant at Upshot, a project management, monitoring and evaluation system. While there she consulted with and supported over 100 community organisations from across the UK to measure and demonstrate their impact.

Patrick O’Sullivan

Patrick O’Sullivan is the Senior Director, Business Insights at Arlo Technologies helping them maintain their growth acceleration through their data investments. Patrick’s focus is to enable his internal customers to make the most of their data and show how data can be a strategic enabler for Arlo to become more data driven. With over 25 years of international experience in the IT industry, Patrick is a strategic leader with strong business acumen.

Patrick is a passionate customer advocate with deep industry knowledge and interest in game changing technology trends. A well-regarded IT evangelist, influencer, regularly presenting to the C-level and speaking at global industry events and conferences. Prior to joining Arlo Patrick held various leadership roles at Aer Lingus, Dell, EMC, JBA Software and Musgraves. Patrick just recently completed his Executive MBA at UCC and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics from University College Cork.


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