TRANSFORM Smart Cities & Communities

Transform Smart cities and comunities

TRANSFORM Smart Cities & Communities

This event is part of TRANSFORM, a series of virtual mini-conferences brought to you by The Irish Institute of Digital Business and DCU Business School. TRANSFORM Smart Cities and Communities will feature industry experts and academics discussing the impact of increased connectivity on quality of life and economic development in urban and rural communities. More speakers to be announced soon.

  • Date08 - 12 Feb 2021
  • TimeDaily from 1pm-2:30pm
  • WhereZoom Webinar



  • Kieran Mahon8th of February
  • Ramy Saad8th of February
  • Audrey McKeown8th of February
  • Grainne O'Keeffe9th of February
  • David Curtin9th of February
  • Amanda Byrne9th of February
  • Michael Drea9th of February
  • David Zambrana10th of February
  • Leon Nielsen10th of February
  • Dirk Ahlers10th of February
  • Tiernan Mines11th of February
  • Neil Cunningham11th of February
  • Juan Sabada11th of February
  • Noam Berson12th of February
  • Robert Sanders12th of February
  • James Noakes12th of February


Grainne O’Keeffe

Grainne O’Keefe is the Chief Executive Officer at Ludgate in Skibbereen. Her main priority with Ludgate is to continue the strategic goal of job creation in the rural area ensuring future generations have the option to pursue interesting and challenging careers without the need to leave.

Amanda Byrne

Amanda Byrne M.Agr. Sc. is Acting Director of Services in Wexford County Council with responsibility for Capital Projects, Human Resources, Corporate Services and Gorey Kilmuckridge Municipal District. Amanda’s background is in Community and Enterprise Development.

Michael Drea

Michael Drea is the District Manager at the Gorey Kilmuckridge District at Wexford County Council leading on exciting projects such as Esmonde Street re-generation whilst supporting both business interests and community groups to develop their digital capabilities.

Tiernan Mines

Tiernan Mines is the Co-Founder and CEO of Hello Lamp Post, the AI engagement platform that makes places interactive by bringing objects to life. Helping to connect people to decision makers, Hello Lamp Post encourages communities to playfully interact with an urban environment.

David Zambrana

David Zambrana Vasquez is the Technology Project Manager at CIRCE. He has more than 10 years of professional experience in R&D project management in the field of Sustainable Urban Development and Integrated Life Cycle Assessment (Energy, Economy, Social and Environment modelling). 

Leon Nielsen

Leon Nielsen is the Project Manager at CIRCE. He is a European project manager for innovative sustainability directed projects. Leon has broad experience across technical and business aspects of innovation from many years as a practicing engineer and recent involvement in H2020 projects.

Kieran Mahon

Kieran Mahon is the Smart DCU Projects Facilitator. Kieran is responsible for deployment of Smart City testbeds on the main DCU academic campus and Croke Park Smart Stadium under the umbrella of the overall Smart Dublin initiative. 

Ramy Saad

Ramy Saad works in the international department of Bouygues Construction as a Project Manager of H2020 European projects (energy and environment) and as a Product Engineer to create technical and commercial offers to new energy solutions.

Audrey McKeown

Audrey McKeown is the CEO of Acquis BI, specialists in geospatial intelligence and cloud technology. Their cloud collaboration platform AcquisCONNECT is used for national geospatial mapping, utility asset management, connected health, and smart device integration.

Register HERE to secure your place!