As Centre Director for the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4) at DCU, Joan Mulvihill has been at the heart of the tech community in Ireland for the past decade, having served as IIA CEO for the previous 7 years. Working with the very best technology entrepreneurs and researchers across the spectrum of start-up and scaling indigenous business to established global operators, Joan is long-term champion of innovation and a recognised industry spokesperson. As a driving force for the delivery of the IIA NSAI Swift10 “Adopting the Cloud” decision-support matrix, Joan has been consistently at the forefront of cloud adoption and her new role at IC4 allows her to continue this work in supporting business optimisation through research and development. A regular conference chair, keynote speaker and media contributor on all things business and technology related. Chief collaborator for conference organizers, champion of innovation and mentor to many.