Forty of the world’s most powerful CIOs have developed the ‘IT industry’s MBA’ from NUI Maynooth.
The sleepy silence of NUI Maynooth’s leafy campus usually belies the snap and bustle of the busy university town a few hundred yards away. But now it belies something different entirely.
The world as we know it runs on IT and the professionalism of the IT world into the future has been redefined via the Innovation Value Institute (IVI) which has been established at the university by some of the most powerful chief information officers (CIOs) in the global business and government world.
These CIOs – who hail from entities ranging from the US Department of Homeland Security to Ernst & Young, Chevron, Microsoft and Intel – have invested some US$10m and 6,000 man hours of work to create professional diplomas and a new master’s degree that they intend to export globally.
Photo: CIOs as leaders of the new business world: Robbert Kuppens, CIO (Europe) Cisco; Sabine Brunswicker, project manager, Faunhofer Institute; Prof Martin Curley, global director of IT Innovation, Intel and IVI founder; Microsoft Europe chairman, Jan Muehlfeit; Prof John Hughes, president, NUI Maynooth and IVI director; Ralf Dreischmeier, IVI director and senior partner and managing director of The Boston Consulting Group (London); Martin McCormack, CIO, Beaumont Hospital; Sanjoy Ray, director of Technology Innovation at Merck; and Brian Donnellan, IVI director of Education
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