Jim Fennell
Vice President for Finance & Corporate Services
Jim Fennell has served as Vice President for Finance & Corporate Services of GMIT since 1993. He served as Interim President from April - September 2015 and Dec 2010 - Apr 2011.

Before joining GMIT, he was Financial Controller of a number of divisions within McInerney Properties plc in Ireland and Portugal. He has also lectured in GMIT and for the Professional Accountancy Bodies. He is a graduate of GMIT, a Fellow of the Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and holds a MSc in Executive Leadership from University of Ulster.

He holds a number of non-executive directorships including:

* Chairman of HEAnet (Ireland’s National Education Research Network)
* Vice President of Galway Chamber of Commerce
* Member of Mayo County Council Audit Committee

In the past, he held a number of other non-executive directorships including:

* President of Galway Chamber of Commerce
* Chairman of the Marine Institute 2008-2013
* An Chéim (Collaborative Higher Education Information Management) 2000-2013
* Member of the 2020 Strategy Committee for the agrifood, forestry and fisheries sectors

A native of Co Clare, Jim now lives in Kinvara, Co Galway.

Welcome and Opening

Plenary Speakers:
Anna Wilson - HEAnet
Glenn Wearen - HEAnet
John Boland - HEAnet
Jon Holgate - University of Cambridge
Liam Kennedy - HEAnet

Parallel A:
Dr Kevin O'Rourke - National Forum T&L
Dr Terry Maguire - National Forum T&L
John Cox - NUIG
Sean Towns - Dell
Steve Mulhearn - Fortinet

Parallel C:
Robert Allen - Unity Technology Sol...

Parallel D: Workshop Area

If you require information about any aspect of the conference please contact: Fi Coyle: fi.coyle@heanet.ie / +353 1 6609040