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Dr. Pol Mac Aonghusa

IBM Senior Research Manager, Smarter Cities Technology Centre, IBM Dublin Research Laboratory

Pól Mac Aonghusa is a Senior Manager at the IBM Ireland Research Laboratory located in Dublin, Ireland. The Ireland Lab is one of twelve IBM Research Labs and is charged with spearheading IBM Research activities in Smarter Urban Systems, High Performance Computing and Risk Analytics. 

Pól leads research teams focused on next generation High Performance Supercomputing (Exascale) and Big Data & Open Data for Urban Systems (City Fabric). Much of the research activity in the Big & Open Urban Data research program is being actively used with the Dublin Region to create their Open Data Portal (www.dublinked.ie). Pól has led several emerging technology projects exploiting Big and Open Data, including Smartbay (www.smartbay.ie) an environmental sensing research program, collecting live sensor data from the Atlantic Coast of Ireland for research purposes. Smartbay was named as one of the 100 Icons of Progress in 2011 (www.ibm.com/ibm100/us/en/icons/smarterwater/).

Pól joined IBM 25 years ago, at the IBM Software Development Laboratory, Dublin. During his IBM career Pól has held key Management, Technical & Consultant positions in IBM's Software, Services and Industry & Research Divisions.

Presentation title: Future Cities = Content + Connection + Collaboration