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The eGovernment Summit will be hosted by eircom on the morning of Thursday 29th January from 8am to 12 noon, at the eircom HQ Building in Heuston South Quarter, Dublin 8. View the photo gallery of the Summit

Guest of honour:  Alex White T.D. Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources

MC - Conall O Morain, The Media Group


08:00 - Networking Breakfast
08:45 - Summit opened by MC - Conall O Morain, The Media Group
08:50 - Welcome address - Maeve Kneafsey, Founder & Director Elucidate
08:55 - Opening Address - Bill Archer, MD eircom Business Solutions

Keynote speakers:

09:00 - Tom Loosemore, Deputy Director, UK Government Digital Service

Tom Loosemore

A thought leader in Government Digital Strategy Tom is responsible for the UK Government’s Digital Strategy and coordinated the associated 18 departmental digital strategies.

Tom’s eGovernment Summit talk is entitled, ‘eGovernment: not complicated, just hard‘ and will cover how to work horizontally to re-engineer processes so that they support digital services.



09:20 - John Campbell, Managing Director, Spider Online

John Campbell

John has delivered digital projects for both public and private sector, most recently he worked with Scottish Government on ‘Tell Me Scotland‘ project. His talk at the eGovernment Summit is titled, ‘Engaging with citizens and cutting budgets by 30%




The keynote speakers will be followed by panel discussions on:


09:40 - Panel Session 1 - Cloud and Big Data

Enda Doyle, eircom Business Solutions

Enda Doyle, eircom Business SolutionsEnda is responsible for setting Strategy and driving Complex Sales for a number of areas to enhance the core eircom Business voice and data portfolio. Business Development includes Data Centre Expansion, International Growth, Cloud Services, LPV WiFi. Also responsible for on-going sales of traditional complex sales of customer premise equipment solutions including LAN, WAN, IP Telephony, Security, WiFi.



Tim Willoughby, CTO, Local Government Management Agency (LGMA)

Tim WilloughbyTim Willoughby is CTO of the Local Government Management Agency. He has been with the LGMA / LGCSB for over 15 years in a number of senior management and technical roles. Before joining the LGCSB, Tim worked in Kildare County Council, designing and building roads. From his early days teaching computers, engineering and now on to his current role, Tim has a passion for technology, particularly to understand and harness it for use in government. Tim is currently responsible for technology in the LGMA and represents the sector on a number of government, business and technical committees. Tim holds a Masters in Innovation Management from the University of Ulster.


John Campbell, Spider Online

Our keynote speaker, John Campbell, will be joining this panel.


10:00 - Panel Session 2 - The internet of things 

Philip Moynagh, Intel

Philip MoynaghPhilip Moynagh was appointed as Vice President of the Internet of Things Group at Intel Corporation in May 2014. Philip previously served as General Manager of Intel’s Quark Solutions Division, leading the Irish-based development of the devices that will enable appliances, vehicles, medical sensors and other objects to connect with the Internet. Prior to this, Philip managed leading-edge silicon chip fabrication factories in Ireland and the U.S.




Helen Dixon, Data Commissioner

Helen DixonAs Data Commissioner Helen is responsible for upholding the rights of individuals as set out in the data protection acts. Prior to being appointed Data Commissioner Helen held a senior roles in the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in addition to two US multinationals.




Andy O’Kelly, eircom Business Solutions

Andy O'KellyAs Chief Architect in eircom Business Solutions, Andy provides vision and direction on emerging business and technology trends, and promotes eircom solutions to key customers. Andy’s twenty eight years experience in the ICT industry spans the public sector, a market data software company, and enterprise network services, and roles as both technology expert and business management to Managing Director level.



10:30 - Networking Break

10:50 - Panel Session 3 - Modernisation & Shared Services

Hilary Murphy-Fagan, National Shared Services Office (NSSO) at the Dept. of Public Expenditure & Reform

Hilary Murphy FaganHilary is CEO of the National Shared Services Office at the Dept. of Public Expenditure & Reform. She has wide ranging industry and semi-state experience defining and delivering broad-ranging strategic, operational transformation initiatives in finance and HR functions. Before joining the Department in February 2012, Hilary was Director EMEA HR and M&A with Oracle and International HR Director (Europe & Asia) for APC Corporation. Hilary has also worked as a Shared Services Strategic Advisor, both as an independent consultant and Associate Director with Deloitte.


Tom Loosemore, UK Government Digital Service, our keynote speaker is also joining this panel.



11:15 - Guest of Honour

Alex White TD

Alex White T.D., Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources





11:25 - Panel Session 4 - Mobility

Shane Mc Allister, MobaNode

Shane Mc Allister

Founder of MobaNode, Shane was a nominated Net Visionary by the Irish Internet association. Shane is a digital native who lives and breathes mobile! MobaNode has developed a number of Appy winning apps. Their public sector clients include Tourism Ireland and OPW.




Lorraine Butler, eircom Business Solutions


Lorraine is is Director of Enterprise and Government Sales in eircom Business Solutions. Lorraine leads a customer centric team who are responsible for looking after the total ICT solution requirements for eircom’s largest private and public sector organisations. In this role Lorraine is at the forefront when it comes to the move to mobile within the Irish Public Sector.



Tim Gaston, National Transport Authority

Tim GastonTim Gaston is the Head of Ticketing and Integration Measures at the National Transport Authority of Ireland. Over recent years Tim led the project implementing integrated ticketing into Ireland.  The scheme called the Leap card, was launched late December 2011 and now accounts for well over 50% of passenger transport in the State.

Tim has also become involved in the NTA’s Real Time Passenger Information systems and the National Intermodal Journey Planner, both national schemes introduced in Ireland.


Tim joined the ticketing project in 2003 from Translink, Belfast where he was project manager for their smart card project.

12:00 - Close


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