'Pat held numerous Executive and VP facing roles spanning 23 consecutive years at IBM, where he led countless projects and teams across Ireland, UK, USA, China, Japan, Israel, France, Korea, Germany and India. Throughout his 28 year career Pat has demonstrated a passion for results driven innovation that leads to new commercial products, new technologies and new high value software engineering jobs in Europe. It is in the context of this passion that he joins Inlecom,
Prior to joining Inlecom, Pat was the CTO & Chief Scientist at IBM Ireland’s Innovation Project Office, where he was overseeing new innovation projects across IBM Ireland’s 4,000 staff. He was also recognised as an IBM STSM in 2008, which was an IBM world wide divisional banding awarded to only 12 of IBM Ireland’s senior leaders/managers, and which recognizes significant scientific and leadership contributions well beyond those expected of IBM’s senior managers, scientists and leaders.
Throughout his career Pat has demonstrated his passion for Innovation, evidenced by over 500+ USPTO filed patents, several of which are filed in multiple countries. He also has numerous published papers, with two papers from his work winning the Smith Testimonial Prize and the Mullins Medal respectively at Engineers Ireland. Both of Pat’s MSc and PhD research projects were industry funded and won industry prizes in 1997 and 2001 respectively, and several of his patents have also won industry awards for scientific innovation, advancement and excellence.
Pat is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Engineers of Ireland and he holds the FEANI title of Eur Ing. As an extra curricular activity Pat is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Limerick and at Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland, as well as an External Examiner at IT Tallaght. In his spare time he assists as an External Examiner, Adjunct Professor, Guest Speaker/Lecturer and Industry Advisory Board member for several Irish & European Universities, Industry partners, SMEs, Government & Research Bodies.
Pat has led numerous commercialisation projects, contracts and teams over 27 years, including teams of over 135 staff in size. His work has led to numerous successful advancements, technologies, spin-ins and spin-outs. As an example, Logentries was a spin-out company from a joint funded Science Foundation Ireland funded project, the innovation in which Pat conceived and led at his lab over 4 years, and in 2015 Logentries was acquired by Rapid7 for $68m. Alongside the day job Pat currently enjoys several active partnerships and collaborations with Science Foundation Ireland, Ireland’s Industrial Development Authority, Enterprise Ireland, the Irish Research Council, the European Commission and with various University and Industry Partners across Europe. He has a strong international profile, evidenced by 130+ written citations from senior Industry, Government and Academic leaders across USA, EMEA and APAC on his LinkedIn profile. He is frequently called upon to speak at conferences and events in Ireland and across Europe.'
'Holds a MSc in Information Systems Engineering, an MBA, a Master’s Certificate in Project Management, a BSc in Informatics, and he is PMP certified. Over 18 years’ experience in managing and delivering complex global IT and EU Research projects, working as Portfolio or Senior Project Manager in high demanding and disciplined environments, such as Hewlett-Packard, PwC and EU’s H2020 and FP7.'
'Patrick has led a range of commercial enterprises over an extensive career in enterprise technology. From an early career in software development in Boeing, he moved to software sales in global technology providers such as Teradata and Informix. In 1999, he was appointed country manager for SAS Institute in Ireland and over 7 years delivered consistent year-on-year growth. Subsequently as CEO of iQuate, he led the company from a very early stage to become a recognised global leader in IT cost optimisation. Over recent years, he has assisted a range of early stage technology companies with developing a customer centred product strategy.'
'As well as holding a degree in Computing and Statistics, Yash is a highly experienced Chartered Accountant and entrepreneurial Business Leader with a proven track record of achievement over 27 years in the technology, distribution, recycling, security and service marketplace. Specialist expertise in shaping strategic direction, driving change and delivering significantly increased business performance. He has held a director position in both international private and public companies and leads the business development activities in Inlecom.'
'Holds a degree in Physics from Athens University, master degrees in Information Technology & Management (National Technical University of Athens) and Educational Technology (Athens University). She has an over 10-years work experience as a learning consultant, specialised in the design and management of human capital development interventions, using IT-facilitated learning environments. She has participated in over 30 National, European and International -research and commercial- projects, in the fields of Knowledge Management, e-learning and courseware instructional design. From 2003 to 2012 she held the position of a Training Manager at Vocational Training SA and the National Institute of Labor and Human Resources (both operating under the supervision of the Hellenic Ministry of Employment). She has also worked for five years as a project manager in Software Companies (ATC) and for three years as a Research Assistant at the University of Athens. eLearning services company (PLP) owner from 2007 to 2013. Coordinated H2020 EuTravel project.'
'Holds a BSc, MSc and PhD in Marine Engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and is R&D Director of Inlecom Group since 1996 responsible for the development of the KBOS platform, EU projects and commercial contracts. From Sept 81 to Dec 96 he was with Lloyds Register of Shipping in later years as Senior Principal Surveyor and Head of Applied Information Engineering responsible software development, software assessment services and research and development including some thirty Information Technology projects many in maritime applications. He served as Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee of the European Software Institute (1994-1997); Chairman of the Foundation of Enterprise Knowledge Development (1992-1994); Visiting Professor, Computing Science Dept University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (1995-1996); Chairman of many Software Engineering conferences including the IEEE Software Standards. He has published widely. In the last 4 years he has been involved in the technical management of all the INLECOMS projects. Overall 30 year experience in coordinating EU projects. Takis is Security cleared in the UK.