Dr. Pat O’Sullivan joins Inlecom in June 2017, as Director of Innovation and ICT Solutions. Previously, 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.