Prof. Brian Donnellan is Vice-President and Dean of International Affairs at Maynooth University.
He is Professor of Information Systems Innovation at Maynooth University and is Co-Director of the Innovation Value Institute. He researches and develops unifying frameworks and road-maps to deliver IT enabled innovation whilst validating that these frameworks/tools have a broad applicability across differing industries and contexts. Prior to becoming an academic he spent 20 years working in the ICT industry.
He is also the chairperson of the All Ireland Smart Cities Forum (AISCF), which represents the seven cities on the island of Ireland. It is focused on the advancement of cities in both Ireland and Northern Ireland through the deployment of, and value creation from, technology enabled urban services. The members include Dublin Local Authorities, Cork City Council and Cork Smart Gateway, Waterford City and County Council, Limerick City and County Council, Galway City Council, Derry City and Strabane District Council and Belfast City Council.