Chief Technology Adviser, IDA Ireland
Ken Finnegan is the Chief Technology Adviser for IDA (Industrial Development Authority). He advises and provides strategic insights into technology trends both nationally and globally for the agency and client companies. Ken was recognised as one of the top influencers in the Internet of Things in Ireland and is currently working on a national value proposition and strategy for Artificial Intelligence for Ireland. Through his work in IDA Ken supports the research and development agenda for client companies in Ireland to explore and exploit technology trends. Ken has a track record of helping companies innovate and succeed in Ireland and globally. He worked in the software, telecommunications and big data industries for 15 years before joining the IDA in 2014.