About us



The Irish Institute of Digital Business is an institutional research centre located in Dublin City University. It was established in December 2018 with the vision for the research centre is to be an internationally recognised centre of excellence for theoretical and applied research that investigates and accelerates the adoption of digital technologies and the transformation of business using these technologies.


The Irish Institute of Digital Business will build upon the legacy and achievements of The Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4), expanding the focus of its work from cloud computing to social, mobile, analytics and blockchain technologies.


The mission of the research centre is to develop an academic research environment that will foster innovative and high quality multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research and support the development of both faculty and research. The economic mission of the centre is to transfer research insights and outcomes to DCU’s student body and the national industry base to accelerate the adoption of digital technologies, optimise digital processes, and as a result transform those businesses.



Mark Cummins
Professor Mark Cummins

Deputy Director

Lisa van der Werff
Dr. Lisa van der Werff

Research Director

Pierangelo Rosati
Dr. Pierangelo Rosati

Director of Industry Engagement

Edel Conway
Edel Conway

Director of People Management