Enablers include judges, mentors (solution enablers) and anyone who is giving their time, energy and expertise to help us make #HackAccessDublin happen. We thank everyone listed below for their support. 


2017 JUDGES

Jamie leads the development and implementation of Dublin City Council’s Smart City strategy and ensures that the council takes advantage of the opportunity of technology innovation (Internet of Things, Big/Open Data) to drive better quality services and address priority city challenges in areas such as mobility/transport, environment and energy efficiency. He manages key relationships across industry, academia and government to promote and build out smart city solutions and demonstrators. He has extensive experience working across industry, local and central government to deliver projects that enhance Dublin’s economic competitiveness. Currently holds the position of Company Secretary with ECO-UNESCO, a leading Irish environmental education charity that works with young people across Ireland.

Jamie’s qualifications include a science degree from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in Geographic Information Science (GIS) from University College London. He previously worked in policy and technical advisory roles with Kensington and Chelsea Borough in London, Government office for London, the Home Office, Met Police and the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science in the UK. 

JAMIE CUDDEN

Smart City Program Manager, Dublin City Council

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NOELLE DALY 

Co-founder at Mobility Mojo 

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Cormac Woods

Head of Learning at Rehab Group 

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Paul Pierotti

Head of Analytics, Accenture Digital Managing Director

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Lizbeth Goodman

Professor of Inclusive Design & Chair of Creative Technology Innovation at University College Dublin


SOLUTION ENABLERS

Solution enablers will be on hand to not only help participants distil their ideas into viable solutions to the challenges, be it by providing technical expertise or industry knowledge, but will also support participants understand the challenges from the perspective of someone with mobility impairment.  

 
Antonio Santos, social media business evangelist at Atos, a global leader in digital services and World IT Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, ranked n°1 as the most sustainable company in its industry group in the Dow Jones. Antonio provides digital consultancy across the different sectors of the organization specializing in Business Intelligence, Social Business and Social Media Analytics. Heʼs also a social entrepreneur having co-founded 3 startups, one of which helped children learn and develop their IT and social skills. Antonio helps run one of the largest tweet chats in the world called #AXSChat, focused on accessibility, neurodiversity and digital inclusion. He believes the art of communication starts when we listen first and that respecting others by understanding their struggles and needs is the first step to create a more inclusive world at work and outside work. You can find Antonio on Twitter at @akwyz

Antonio Santos, social media business evangelist at Atos, a global leader in digital services and World IT Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, ranked n°1 as the most sustainable company in its industry group in the Dow Jones. Antonio provides digital consultancy across the different sectors of the organization specializing in Business Intelligence, Social Business and Social Media Analytics. Heʼs also a social entrepreneur having co-founded 3 startups, one of which helped children learn and develop their IT and social skills. Antonio helps run one of the largest tweet chats in the world called #AXSChat, focused on accessibility, neurodiversity and digital inclusion. He believes the art of communication starts when we listen first and that respecting others by understanding their struggles and needs is the first step to create a more inclusive world at work and outside work. You can find Antonio on Twitter at @akwyz

Antonio Santos

Social Media Business Evangelist at Atos

 
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Claire Behar

Managing Director of Girls in Tech Paris

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Cathy Coleman

Organisational Psychologist & Management Consultant, Accenture 

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Stuart Lawler

Head of Technology Innovation Service at NCBI

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Muthu Thangaramanujam

Clinical Academic in Rehabilitation Technology

 

 
Colin is a mechanical engineer with experience in product design, vehicle transport systems, renewable energies, materials recycling, medical/Assistive technologies and innovative design.  He has acted as a collaborator and technical adviser with a range of technology start-ups, established companies, large corporations and government bodies. He acts as a 3D printing specialist and as a consultant in the areas of 3D printing, 3D modelling and product design.  He lectures in the Institute of Technology Tallaght & UCD, in the Instrumentation and Control and engineering design/prototyping fields. Colin co-founded The Rapid Foundation in 2014; a charity project which aims to disperse 3D printing technology to 3rd world locations and conduct printing workshops with schools in the UK and Ireland. This charity project won the IMechE Charity grant, won him the 2016 Fritz Schumacher award and was a noted project in the 2016 UN Global Sustainable Development Report. 

Colin is a mechanical engineer with experience in product design, vehicle transport systems, renewable energies, materials recycling, medical/Assistive technologies and innovative design. 

He has acted as a collaborator and technical adviser with a range of technology start-ups, established companies, large corporations and government bodies. He acts as a 3D printing specialist and as a consultant in the areas of 3D printing, 3D modelling and product design. 

He lectures in the Institute of Technology Tallaght & UCD, in the Instrumentation and Control and engineering design/prototyping fields. Colin co-founded The Rapid Foundation in 2014; a charity project which aims to disperse 3D printing technology to 3rd world locations and conduct printing workshops with schools in the UK and Ireland. This charity project won the IMechE Charity grant, won him the 2016 Fritz Schumacher award and was a noted project in the 2016 UN Global Sustainable Development Report. 

Colin Keogh

MECHANICAL ENGINEER/DESIGNER AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

 

As a UX designer, Filip helps organisations to create better connections with their customers through joyful experiences. He is also a local leader of IxDA Dublin, a member-supported organisation dedicated to the professional practice of Interaction Design, and a co-founder and co-organiser of a design conference called Rebase.   Twitter: @fs_filipek

As a UX designer, Filip helps organisations to create better connections with their customers through joyful experiences. He is also a local leader of IxDA Dublin, a member-supported organisation dedicated to the professional practice of Interaction Design, and a co-founder and co-organiser of a design conference called Rebase.

 

Twitter: @fs_filipek

Filip Szymczak

UX designer

After serving with The RAF, Gavin began an 18-year career with Guide Dogs for the Blind.  His comprehensive knowledge of visual impairment and routine experience of poorly installed pedestrian crossings led him to design a unique system by which any person living with reduced mobility, could safely and automatically operate a pedestrian crossing using their own smart technology.  The company has installed the system in various locations, recently throughout the entire town of Largs on the West Coast of Scotland and is receiving increasing interest from across the UK for further installations.      This success has led to a range of smart solutions based on the challenges disabled people face every day and his latest development, “Welcome”, provides a smart platform which performs the simplest and most important of tasks, the improvement of human to human interaction between people with disability and those without.     With an increasingly aged population and a need to address the challenges, this presents not only is Gavin’s work of social importance but has the potential to address many of the issues society will experience as our aged and disabled population increases.  

After serving with The RAF, Gavin began an 18-year career with Guide Dogs for the Blind.  His comprehensive knowledge of visual impairment and routine experience of poorly installed pedestrian crossings led him to design a unique system by which any person living with reduced mobility, could safely and automatically operate a pedestrian crossing using their own smart technology.  The company has installed the system in various locations, recently throughout the entire town of Largs on the West Coast of Scotland and is receiving increasing interest from across the UK for further installations.   

 

This success has led to a range of smart solutions based on the challenges disabled people face every day and his latest development, “Welcome”, provides a smart platform which performs the simplest and most important of tasks, the improvement of human to human interaction between people with disability and those without.  

 

With an increasingly aged population and a need to address the challenges, this presents not only is Gavin’s work of social importance but has the potential to address many of the issues society will experience as our aged and disabled population increases.

 

Gavin Neate

neatebox founder & Ceo

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Hannah Twomey 

Financial Services Tech Advisory Consultant & Accent on Enablement Lead

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Elaine O'Neill 

Digital Health Consultant at Accenture

Mark Bennett consults on projects spanning smart cities, cleantech and CSR strategy. He is currently building an Internet of Things mobility startup. He has worked in the public and private sectors on environmental and business strategy in Ireland, the US, UK and Italy in addition to placements with the US Environmental Protection Agency and the European Commission. Mark holds a BA in Environmental Science from Trinity College, an MSc in International Management from King’s College London and a postgrad in Sustainable Energy Finance from Dublin City University.

Mark Bennett consults on projects spanning smart cities, cleantech and CSR strategy. He is currently building an Internet of Things mobility startup. He has worked in the public and private sectors on environmental and business strategy in Ireland, the US, UK and Italy in addition to placements with the US Environmental Protection Agency and the European Commission. Mark holds a BA in Environmental Science from Trinity College, an MSc in International Management from King’s College London and a postgrad in Sustainable Energy Finance from Dublin City University.

MARK BENNETT

Consultant on Smart City, Cleantech and CSR strategy. 

 
 
Caroline is founder of Sound Advice, which is an eGovernment-awarded social venture, global learning network and connector in mainstream education and inclusion for hearing difficulties – known as "Irish Deaf Kids", 2007-14.  Caroline is a verbal cochlear implant wearer who does not use sign language and she is among the first born-deaf verbal children in Ireland to be mainstream-educated in the 1970s. Caroline graduated from Trinity College Dublin with an honors degree (no access supports).Caroline worked in Canada, the US, UK and Ireland for 15 years in research, digital publishing, journalism and corporate IT marketing before starting up Sound Advice.A proactive adviser and trainer to government, public and cultural entities, Caroline brings hearing and ability awareness to the education, health, training and employment spaces.

Caroline is founder of Sound Advice, which is an eGovernment-awarded social venture, global learning network and connector in mainstream education and inclusion for hearing difficulties – known as "Irish Deaf Kids", 2007-14. 

Caroline is a verbal cochlear implant wearer who does not use sign language and she is among the first born-deaf verbal children in Ireland to be mainstream-educated in the 1970s. Caroline graduated from Trinity College Dublin with an honors degree (no access supports).Caroline worked in Canada, the US, UK and Ireland for 15 years in research, digital publishing, journalism and corporate IT marketing before starting up Sound Advice.A proactive adviser and trainer to government, public and cultural entities, Caroline brings hearing and ability awareness to the education, health, training and employment spaces.

Caroline Carswell

FOUNDER, SOUND ADVICE

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Sean Loughran

Clinical Technician at Enable Ireland

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Neasa O'Reilly

Director of PMO & IT at Rehab Group

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Tim Delany

 Consultant on medical device projects at S3 Connected Health