Eoin’s background is in law having worked as a lawyer/mediator and educator for over ten years. Having completed a Bachelor of Civil Law at UCC, Eoin completed the MSc in Information Systems Management at NUI Galway in 2013 and finished first place in his class. He is completing a PhD in information systems and has won speaking awards for his research. Eoin is working on an Irish Research Council project looking at the use of crowdsourcing and crowdfunding by Scientific Research Funding Agencies. He teaches in the business school and has lectured in the areas of IS Strategy & Innovation and IS Security & Ethics. He has also tutored in C# / ASP.NET, Excel and Management Project Technologies.
Mairead is currently working on the initial stages of a PhD. The PhD centres on temporality within software development teams. Other areas of the PhD include flow and temporality within sports. This research will follow a mixed method methodology. Mairead's previous research includes an MSc which focused on resistance towards Internet of Things (IoT) technology.
Peter O Sulivan
As a recent NUIG MSc graduate in Could Computing, my masters thesis was based on the ROI of cloud SAAS for the enterprise. During this process formed valuable relationship with Lero @ NUIG, and continue to be involved as a practitioner of IS solution innovation and architecture with Vodafone's MNC clients and also working on academic studies with the Lero @ NUIG group. My current research interests include gamification, user adoption and motivation. I am also working on a study of team performance and what we can learn from the sporting world to held predict and influence the performance of the corporate athlete.
Ken is a Principal Engineer with Cisco's Cloud Solutions group. He lives in Galway, Ireland and works with teams and organizations around the world. His responsibilities include leading the agile transformation for Cisco’s largest software group. He is also a doctoral researcher with Lero/NUIG in agile, lean and software engineering research. He is currently completing a PhD in Flow-based software development with Dr. Kieran Conboy. His work and research interests include agile, lean, flow, complex adaptive systems, and organisation effectiveness, as well as software and systems architecture, Cloud, DevOps and software engineering management. He is a frequent speaker on these topics at the major international agile, lean and software engineering conferences, and has published numerous papers on agile, lean, and software engineering, including winning the IEEE Software best paper award. Ken is a Fellow of the Lean Systems Society, a certified Human Systems Dynamics Professional, and a trained Co-Active Coach and Organization & Relationship System Coach.
Roger is currently part of the Lero software research center in NUI Galway. He previously worked as a software design engineer with a number of ambitious companies in the IT RAID storage and processor design sectors. He has extensive public and private sector experience having also worked for both the Irish Department of Marine as a storage architect and NUI Galway as a research accountant. He holds a degree in experimental physics from Trinity College Dublin, he is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has an Executive MBA from NUI Galway. He is currently completing a PhD in information systems in NUI Galway.Roger’s research is focused on how emergence can be managed in portfolios of software and information systems projects. Information systems project portfolio management is a complex endeavour, comprising many projects and teams and enacted in a highly dynamic environment. This results in unpredictable, emergent outcomes that are difficult to manage using traditional portfolio management approaches. The purpose of his research project is to use complex adaptive systems theory to identify practices that enable the project portfolio management function to manage emergence. He is addressing this by identifying practices in other complex adaptive systems and adapting them to the specific challenges of information systems project portfolio management. To do this he is interviewing both academic experts and industry practitioners. His research has been presented at international conferences such as LESS2013, ICIS2015 and the Irish Engineers Journal