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.

HEAnet - Strategic Highlights
Welcome and Opening
Closing Remarks - Green-Campus Award

Plenary Speakers:
Parallel A:
Anthony Keane - IT Blanchardstown
Dave Wilson - HEAnet
Dr Mike Harris - Grant Thornton
Jason Flood - IT Blanchardstown
Joao Fernandes - CERN (via VC)
Lars Fuglevaag - UNINETT
Mark Rowlands - Amazon
Péter Szegedi - GÉANT
Pearse Ryan - Arthur Cox

Parallel B:
Eoin O'Grady - Marine Institute
Guy Roberts - GÉANT
Mike Agnew - Ellucian

Parallel C - Workshop Area:
Eamonn Power - TSSG/WIT
Jerry Horgan - TSSG/WIT
Nigel Oakley - Juniper Networks
Paul Yates - TSSG/WIT
Sean Flack - Arista Networks
Shane Grennan - Fortinet Meru

Parallel D - Libraries:
Cillian Joy - NUIG Library
Crónán Ó Doibhlin - UCC Library
James Molloy - UCD Library
Jane Burns - RCSI
Marta Bustillo - TCD Library
Peter Hickey - UCD Library

Lightning Speakers:
Elaine Harrington - UCC Library
Enda Gilchriest - Agile Networks
Eoin Kenny - HEAnet
John Breslin - SmartBay Ireland
Meadhbh Murphy - RCSI Mercer Library
Niamh Walker-Headon - ITT Dublin
Peter Clarke - UCD Library
Tim Boundy - JISC

If you require information about any aspect of the conference please contact: Fi Coyle: / +353 1 6609040