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Heads of IS in Local Authorities Conference

2016 Conference

The 2016 Heads of Information Systems in Local Authorities Annual Conference was held on 20 and 21 October 2016 at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone Co. Westmeath. Speaker presentations are available below for those who are members of the Heads of IS/IT Network.

This Conference is only open to Head of IS / IT in Local Authorities in Ireland.

Speaker Presentations

Please click on the presentation title below to view the Speaker Presentation.

Day 1: 20 October 2016

Professional Development for Ireland's ICT Professionals
Dudley Dolan, Chairman of the CEN, (European Committee for Standardisation) Workshop on ICT Skills

Data Protection Regulation 2018: Implications for IT
Lanre Oluwatona, Data Protection Consultant, Irish Computer Society

Data Management Strategy Issues
Jacqui Hayes, Archivist, Limerick City and County Council

Building IT Capability in Local Authorities: Case Studies and Future Models
Michael Porter, Senior Consultant, IVI, National University Maynooth  

Local Digital Strategy
Stephen Brennan, Chief Digital Advisor to the Irish Government 

Irish Government Public Service ICT Strategy
Barry Lowry, Government Chief Information Officer

A Customer Perspective on Business and Community Needs
Mark O’Mahoney, Product Manager, Chambers Ireland

The Rural Broadband Initiative
Patrick Neary, Chief Technology Officer, DCCAE and StJohn O Connor, Principal Officer, DAHGRRA

The Economic Planning and Development Challenge
Ed Hearne, Director Economic, Enterprise and Tourism Development, Fingal County Council

Day 2: 21 October 2016

Managing Local Government Social Media Safely & Effectively
Paul McGarrity, Octave Digital

Virtual Project Teams
Padraic Ludden, Hewlett Packard Enterprise & PH.D Candidate, ERC, University of Limerick and Dr Ann Ledwith, Director, Continuing & Professional Education, University of Limerick

The Need for an ICT Strategy in Local Government
David O’Connor, Dept. of Housing, Planning Community and Local Government and Chair of LGMA ICT Committee
No presentation available for this speaker.

Planning the IT Strategy
Angelo McNeive, Senior Associate IPA
No presentation available for this speaker.

From Aspiration to Action
Valerie Piece, Clear and Critical Thinking
No presentation available for this speaker.

Bookings / Enquiries

For further information about Heads of Information Systems Conferences, please contact:

Jane Greer
Institute of Public Administration | 57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin D04 TC62
Tel: (01) 240 3661 | Fax: (01) 668 9135 | Email:

57-61 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 | Tel: +353 1 240 3600 | Fax: +353 1 668 9135 | Registration no: 21087