Chairman and/or non-executive director of a small number of Irish technology-based companies that address international markets.
Member of the Open Data Governance Board of the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform
Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
Served (2007-10) on the Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN, ICANN.org), which is responsible for the coordination of the technical identifiers of the global Internet.
An “Angel” / early stage investor in new technology companies.
Internet Pioneer: Responsible for the decisions that developed NSFnet (1985/86), the US national research internet that evolved into the Internet, while working for the US National Science Foundation
Current Interests: Data Sharing Legislation; Estonian X-Road approach to e-government; The Valentia Transatlantic Cable Foundation; Digital Rights Ireland.
An opera and classical music enthusiast, and chairman of the UCD Choral Scholars Advisory Committee. Still attempting to learn to play the piano.