Today we’ve announced a panel of technology leaders that will participate in the PCH Hardware Hackathon weekend in partnership with DCU and Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) on 22-24 May 2015 at the DCU Innovation Campus in Glasnevin.
Two panel discussions, open to the public and including some of the biggest names in technology, take place on Friday May 22nd and Sunday 24th May. The event will be sponsored by leading computing innovation company Intel.
The PCH Hardware Hackathon panel discussions will include contributions from:
Sarah McDonald, Director Country IT Lead, MSD
Sarah has fulfilled the positions of PMO, Sector CIO and head of Information Systems and IT with global companies in the pharmaceutical industry since 1992.
At MSD, Sarah is responsible for maximising the business value of IT, through careful management of people, projects, investments and systems, and developing a high performing organisation with exceptional standards of compliance and competency throughout.
Emer O’Daly, Co-Founder, LoveandRobots.com
Trained as an architect at UCD and Yale University, Emer loves the idea of empowering people to become designers and innovators themselves. Her passion lies in discovering new intersections in design, technology and business.
Jack Phelan, COO, Drop
Jack is a seasoned technologist and designer in software development and engineering who’s designed and built many custom technological solutions over the years–from cycling robots to home automation systems.
Gaia Dempsey – Co-Founder DAQRI
Gaia Dempsey is the co-founder and director of public relations and marketing at Daqri, the leader in 4D experiences. At Daqri, she manages projects including the company’s first hosted conference, VOX: The 4D Summit and the Daqri blog. Gaia also currently serves as the liaison for global educational and art-related partnerships.
Tim Hannon, General Manager, Computers, Harvey Norman Ireland
Tim and his team travel the world sourcing the latest and greatest technology to bring to the Irish market first, He has played a vital role in establishing Harvey Norman as one of the number one destinations for technology.
Niall Austin, Co-Founder of Moocall Sensors
Moocall Sensors provide calving alerts to any mobile phone. By attaching a wearable device to the cow’s tail, it can send an SMS text alert to the farmer.