Michael is Programme Manager of Dublin’s smart city testbed – Smart Docklands – an initiative of Dublin City Council and CONNECT research centre which gives startups and innovators an opportunity to trial and test technology in an urban environment.
The initiative also brings together tech companies such as Google, Softbank, Microsoft and Intel to implement cutting edge IoT technology in the city of Dublin. Michael engages with multiple stakeholder groups in The Docklands with the goal of creating smart city solutions with the citizen and communities at the centre.
Michael developed the Smart Districts approach which is now used in five districts across Dublin and being rolled out across London. He also leads many of the 5G projects in Dublin, including chairing the Connected City Infrastructure Solution Group on behalf of Telecom Infra Project. He has worked with startups for many years as Digital Lead for Startup Ireland and events such as Startup Gathering, Startup Island and Startup Nations Summit.
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