Intel global IT R&D director joins university academic staff

30 Oct 2008

The global director of IT Innovation and Research at Intel has been appointed to the academic staff of NUI Maynooth to spearhead the university’s industrial collaboration efforts.

In his current role at Intel, Dr Martin Curley (pictured) is responsible for the development and adoption of emerging technologies and innovation practice in support of new business solutions. Previously he has held IT engineering and senior management positions at General Electric and Philips.

As professor of technology and business innovation, Dr Curley will lead advanced research in the area of IT innovation and entrepreneurship, working to improve predictability, probability and profitability from IT innovation investments.

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Dr Curley has an extensive body of work in this area and has published a number of books on the subject including Deploying IT for Business Value and Managing Information Technology for Business Value. He has also given more than 100 lectures on all five continents on the subject.

NUI Maynooth also announced that world-renowned finance professor Gregory Connor, has joined the Economics, Finance and Accounting Department of the university from the London School of Economics where he was a professor of finance for over six years.

“Dr Curley and Professor Connor are recognised as the leading thinkers in their fields,” said NUI Maynooth president, Professor John Hughes.

“Their additions will continue the commitment of this university to bringing in the best and most respected individuals to undertake research and help our students prepare for their future careers. NUI Maynooth is committed to providing a first-class education to all who attend our university”.

NUI Maynooth and Intel already have strong established links through the Innovation Value Institute (IVI), of which Dr Curley is a co-director. IVI was set up in 2006 as a partnership between the college and the Intel Information Technology Innovation Centre in Leixlip.

It is a multi-disciplinary research and education institute which develops frameworks to help organisations achieve sustainable economic value from IT and to quantify and understand the true business value of strategic IT investments.

Among the companies currently working with IVI to inform their own IT investments and those of their clients are Intel, Chevron, The Boston Consulting Group, ESB and Ernst &Young.

By John Kennedy

Pictured: Dr Martin Curley

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years