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Dr Brian O'Flaherty

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Brian O'Flaherty

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Business Information Systems

Business Information Systems
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

+353-21-490-3000 boflaherty@afis.ucc.ie

Biography

is a member of faculty in the Department of Business Information Systems at University College Cork. Having initially worked in the software industry, he has been teaching in UCC for over 21 years. He originally studied Computer Science and completed his doctoral research in Management Science at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He was involved with Business Information Systems in UCC from its inception and is the current academic director of the MSc (Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship), an Innovation practise programme. He is an active academic entrepreneur, with a spinout in Green IT and recently licensed a predictive analytics platform to a company. He is co-founder of the Alta Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Learning in UCC and his areas of interest include Information Infrastructures, Service Innovation and Design Science, and University wide Entrepreneurship Education.

Since January 2015, he is coordinating the EU-XCeL (Accelerating Entrepreneurial Learning Across European Regions) Project, an EU funded Horizon 2020 project, which will establish ICT entrepreneurship education initiatives and spaces across Europe. It sets out to train ICT entrepreneurs to be ‘incubator ready’ and this is informed by research into current practice in incubators across Europe. EU-XCEL will develop a network of ICT entrepreneurship creative physical and virtual spaces and coordinate European-wide intensive entrepreneurial action training events called ‘Start-up Scrums’ between consortia members with international teams.

 

Research Interests

My research interests include: Innovative Software, Information Infrastructure, New Product Development; Predictive Analytics, IS Entrepreneurship Education, Innovation and the Entrepreneurial Process. I  endeavour to undertake high impact research as an academic entrepreneur and this activity has produced three licenses to companies and one campus spin-out.

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Research Projects

  • Proposal Preparation. (Enterprise Irl) €655.00 (20-JAN-14 / 23-APR-14)
  • COPIT CO2 Reduction for Profit in IT (Industry/EI Projects) €35,500.00 (01-OCT-09 / 31-DEC-12)
  • Predict X - A Cloud based predictive Analytics Service Platform for Customer Retention in Publishing. (Enterprise Irl) €146,090.00 (01-OCT-12 / 30-JUN-14)
  • To create a prototype that would allow a person to interact with a service delivery expert. (Enterprise Irl) €6,500.00 (01-MAY-12 / 31-OCT-12)
  • Travel Support (Enterprise Irl) €3,000.00 (30-JAN-14 / 31-OCT-14)
  • Innovation Voucher Calibration Services System Exploration (Enterprise Irl) €6,500.00 (05-AUG-08 / 17-OCT-08)
  • COPIT CO2 Reduction for Profit in IT (Enterprise Irl) €130,875.00 (01-OCT-09 / 30-SEP-10)
  • An exploration of Predictive Analytic Services. (Enterprise Irl) €15,000.00 (01-JUN-11 / 30-NOV-11)
  • Proposal Preparation. (Enterprise Irl) €12,500.00 (30-JAN-14 / 31-OCT-14)
  • Accelerating Entrepreneurial Learning across European Regions. (European Union) €447,398.00 (01-JAN-15 / 31-DEC-16)
  • Predict X - A Cloud Based Predictive Analytics Service Platform for Customer Retention in Publishing. (Industry/EI Projects) €28,370.00 (01-OCT-12 / 31-DEC-13)
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Affiliations

  • Member, Association of Information Systems (01-JAN-15 / 31-DEC-15)
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Modules

  • Technology Business Planning
  • Information Systems Controls and Security Policy
  • Technology Business Planning
  • Innovation Project
  • Creativity and Opportunity Recognition
  • Accelerating a Technology Business
  • Creativity and Opportunity Recognition
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Journal Activities

  • Guest Editor, Journal Of Decision Systems (01-SEP-14 -)
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Committees

  • member, Innovation Platform Working Group (2013 /)
  • Chair, Quercus Selection Committee (Entrepreneurship Stream) (2014 /)
  • Co-Chair, Business School taskforce In Entrepreneurship and Innovation (2014 /)
  • UCC Representative, Cork Innovates (2012 /)
  • Member, Green Campus Committee (2014 /)
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Current Postgrads

  • Thornton Colm Henry (Masters Degree by Research)
  • Treacy Stephen Thomas (Doctoral Degree (Structured))
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Professional Achievements

Honours and Awards

  • Enterprise ireland: National Award for Entrepreneurship Education (2010)
  • UCC technology Transfer Ofice: UCC Research Commercialisation Award (2012)
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Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
2010 An international survey of EEG use in the neonatal intensive care unit
Boylan, GB; Burgoyne, L; Moore, C; O'Flaherty, B; Rennie, JM (2010) An international survey of EEG use in the neonatal intensive care unit. : Acta Paediatrica [Details]
2012 Using smart phone technology to teach neonatal endotracheal intubation (NeoTube): application development and uptake
Hawkes, C. P.,Hanotin, S.,O'Flaherty, B.,Woodworth, S.,Ryan, C. A.,Dempsey, E. M (2012) Using smart phone technology to teach neonatal endotracheal intubation (NeoTube): application development and uptake. : Acta Paediatr [Details]
2015 Positioning Predictive Analytics for Customer Retention
O’Flaherty, B. and Heavin, C (2015) Positioning Predictive Analytics for Customer Retention. : Journal of Decision Systems [Details]
2013 Innovation Intermediation and Emerging Medical Devices – The Lead-User Method in Practice
O'Flaherty, B., O'Donoghue, J. and Bogue, J (2013) Innovation Intermediation and Emerging Medical Devices – The Lead-User Method in Practice. : Journal of Cases On Information Technology [Details]

Book Chapters

Year Publication
2009 The Lead-User method in Practice, Cases on Technology Innovation: Entrepreneurial Successes and Pitfalls
O'Flaherty , B. O'Donoghue, J (2009) The Lead-User method in Practice, Cases on Technology Innovation: Entrepreneurial Successes and Pitfalls. : : IOS Press [Details]
2014 Positioning Predictive Analytics – A Design Evaluation
O’Flaherty, B. and Heavin, C (2014) Positioning Predictive Analytics – A Design Evaluation. : : IOS [Details]
2009 Lessons from Technology Entrepreneurship Education - The Lead-User method in Practice
O’Flaherty, B. and O’Donoghue, J (2009) Lessons from Technology Entrepreneurship Education - The Lead-User method in Practice. : : Business Science Reference [Details]

Other

Year Publication
2005 Towards A Stage Model For Gis and Sdi Deployment In Local Government
O'Flaherty, B, Bartlett, D, Lyons, G, Keankeo, W, Endig, M, Schutz, JE (2005) Towards A Stage Model For Gis and Sdi Deployment In Local Government. : Other [Details]

Conference Publications

Year Publication
2006 The Dynamics of a Spatial Data Infrastructure: A National Case Study
O'Flaherty B., Kiely G., Hayes E., Bartlett (2006) The Dynamics of a Spatial Data Infrastructure: A National Case Study. [Details]
2004 The Dynamics of an NSDI - Towards an Analytical and Comparative Framework
Hayes, E.; O'Flaherty, B.; Bartlett, D. and Kiely, G (2004) The Dynamics of an NSDI - Towards an Analytical and Comparative Framework. [Details]
2013 Capturing multi-stakeholder needs in Customer-Centric Cloud Service Design
O'Flaherty, B., Pope, A., Thornton, C. and Woodworth, S (2013) Capturing multi-stakeholder needs in Customer-Centric Cloud Service Design. [Details]
2012 An Exploratory Study of Innovation Intermediation in IS Education
O’Flaherty, B., and Bogue J (2012) An Exploratory Study of Innovation Intermediation in IS Education. [Details]
2012 SCOPED: The Development of an IS Design Theory from Neurologically Grounded Models of Visual Cognition
Gleasure R, Feller, J & O'Flaherty, B (2012) SCOPED: The Development of an IS Design Theory from Neurologically Grounded Models of Visual Cognition. [Details]
2012 An Exploration of Customer-Centric Cloud Service Design
O’Flaherty, B., Woodworth, S., Thornton C., & O’Connor Y (2012) An Exploration of Customer-Centric Cloud Service Design. [Details]
2009 Neurological Monitoring in the Neonatal setting – A Disruptive Innovation Perspective
Burgoyne, L., O’Flaherty, B., Moore, C & Boylan, G (2009) Neurological Monitoring in the Neonatal setting – A Disruptive Innovation Perspective. [Details]
2013 An exploratory study of Innovation Intermediation in Information Systems and Food Business
O’Flaherty, B., and Bogue. J (2013) An exploratory study of Innovation Intermediation in Information Systems and Food Business. [Details]
2012 Procedurally transparent design science research: a design process model
Gleasure, R, Feller, J. & O'Flaherty B (2012) Procedurally transparent design science research: a design process model. [Details]
2012 Human-Centred Design: Existing approaches and a future research agenda
Gleasure R, Feller, J. & O'Flaherty, B (2012) Human-Centred Design: Existing approaches and a future research agenda. [Details]
2014 Positioning Predictive Analytics – A Design Evaluation
O’Flaherty, B. and Heavin, C (2014) Positioning Predictive Analytics – A Design Evaluation. [Details]

Conference Contributions

Year Publication
2012 Student Enterprise as a University Innovation Intermediation Resource – A Comparative Study
Bogue J. and O’Flaherty, B (2012) Student Enterprise as a University Innovation Intermediation Resource – A Comparative Study. [Details]
2005 Towards a Stage Model for GIS and SDI Deployment in Local Government. [Non-Peer reviewed published proceedings]
O¿Flaherty, B., D. Bartlett, G. Lyons, W. Keankeo, M. Endig, J. Schulz and D. Birnbaum (2005) Towards a Stage Model for GIS and SDI Deployment in Local Government. [Non-Peer reviewed published proceedings]. [Details]
2004 The Dynamics of an NSDI: Towards an Analytical and Comparative Framework
Hayes, E., O'Flaherty, B., Bartlett, D., and Kiely, G (2004) The Dynamics of an NSDI: Towards an Analytical and Comparative Framework. [Details]
2014 Entrepreneurial Teaching and Research in IS Panel. [Other]
Brian O'Flaherty, Katerina Pramatari, Ciara Fitzgerald & Liora Katzenstein (2014) Entrepreneurial Teaching and Research in IS Panel. [Other]. [Details]
2009 An international study of EEG monitoring in the neonatal intensive care unit. [Oral Presentation]
Burgoyne L, O'Flaherty B, Moore C, Boylan G (2009) An international study of EEG monitoring in the neonatal intensive care unit. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2013 An exploratory study of innovation INtermediation in Entrepreneurship Education. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)]
O'Flaherty, B & Bogue, J (2013) An exploratory study of innovation INtermediation in Entrepreneurship Education. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)]. [Details]
2004 European assistance in SDI development for Thai Local Government: the SAGIS-LoG project. [Non-Peer reviewed published proceedings]
Rauschenbach, P., Bartlett, D., Schulz, J., O¿Flaherty, B., Watcharaporn, K., Birnbaum, D. and Hayes, E (2004) European assistance in SDI development for Thai Local Government: the SAGIS-LoG project. [Non-Peer reviewed published proceedings]. [Details]
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