Kevin Cooney is recognised as one of the most dynamic leaders in the global IT industry.
Xilinx CIO and senior vice-president Kevin Cooney has been recognised with a Distinguished Fellowship award from the Irish Computer Society.
Cooney leads the global organisation to define, manage and continuously improve all technical infrastructure and business application systems and processes.
‘His in-depth knowledge from a global and Irish perspective has provided invaluable insights and expertise to the strategic development of the industry in Ireland’
– DECLAN BRADY
“As one of the most dynamic leaders in the global IT industry, Kevin Cooney is an outstanding contributor to the success of the IT sector in Ireland and internationally,” said Declan Brady, president of the Irish Computer Society.
“His in-depth knowledge from a global and Irish perspective has provided invaluable insights and expertise to the strategic development of the industry in Ireland. His vision and energy is inspirational and motivating for everyone who he works with, and his contribution to the ongoing success of the Irish Computer Society has been immense,” Brady continued.
“Kevin was founding chair of the Irish Computer Society’s CIO advisory board and its CIO Forum, which launched the ICS Leaders conference and training programme as an enhancement to IT professionalism throughout Ireland. Distinguished Fellowship is the highest honour that we can confer and he is a worthy recipient of this award in recognition of his many achievements and his contribution to our industry.”
Cooney was promoted to his current position at Xilinx after more than 12 years of managing information technology worldwide for the company and serving as the EMEA managing director for the past eight years.
Prior to this, he worked for Digital Equipment Corporation and the Youghal Carpets group.
Xilinx is a ‘fabless’ chipmaker that creates programmable chips for use in 5G, industrial IoT, embedded vision and cloud computing applications.
The company first established operations in Dublin in 1995, and today employs 350 in Citywest, Dublin.