John Boland

Chief Executive

John Boland is Chief Executive of HEAnet Ltd, Ireland's National Education & Research Network.

He was appointed in October 1997 following HEAnet’s incorporation as a limited company on behalf of the Higher Education Sector.

Prior to 1997 he worked as Systems and Networks Manager in the Computer Services Department of Dublin City University.

John also worked in industry for a number of years, for international companies including Marconi Communications Systems in the UK, Motorola Information Systems in the UK and the US and Westinghouse in Australia.

He holds a B. E. in electronic engineering from University College Dublin and has embarked on an M. Sc. in Computer Applications.

John represents HEAnet on the GÉANT N.R.E.N. Policy Committee – a collaboration between the European National Research Networks and the European Commission, delivering advanced pan-European research and education networking.

Talk Title:

HEAnet Strategic Highlights

Welcome and Opening

Plenary Speakers:
Patrick O'Regan - Maynooth UniversityPaul Jones - TCDRonan Byrne - HEAnet Valerie King - UCC
Parallel A Speakers:
Adrian Rath - Royal College of Physicia...Dave Wilson - HEAnet Keith Rochford - Dell
Ken O'Kelly - Juniper NetworksKilian Murphy - UCCMark O'Leary MBCS - JANET
Nora Clarke - University of Agder, NorwaySanjay Chohan - Juniper Networks
Parallel B Speakers:
Parallel C Speakers:
Rebecca Grant - Digital Repository IrelandSinéad Redmond - Maynooth University
Parallel D Speakers: (Workshop Area)
Rob Gallagher - HEAnet Robert Hackett - HEAnet
Lightning Speakers:
Andy Byrne - Agile NetworksAudrey Drohan - UCDBob Coggins - Campus.ieHenry Batten - Meru Networks
Jeremy Britton - UCDPeter Clarke - UCDPeter Trevaskis - DellRegina McNulty - Smartbay Ireland
Rosalind Pan - UCDStuart Kenny - Digital Repository Ireland