Chief Information Officer for the Irish Government
Barry Lowry has been the Chief Information Officer for the Irish Government since April 2016 with the primary task of taking forward the Public Service ICT Strategy, which sets out ambitions for developing the use of shared services, digital services and data to better serve the people of Ireland.
Barry was previously the Director for IT Shared Services and Strategy and Head of the IT Profession within the Northern Ireland Civil Service.
Barry has worked in ICT within Government for more than 30 years and has been involved in a host of challenging ICT projects and initiatives including the first Northern Ireland Driver Licensing and Planning Application computer systems, the NI Animal and Public Health Information System and the creation of IT Assist, the award-winning ICT shared service centre for the Northern Ireland Civil Service.
Barry is a Fellow of the Irish and British Computer Societies and in 2011 was chosen as the BCS Northern Ireland IT Professional of the Year.