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James B McCarthy

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FSIC

FSIC
Cork University Business School
O'Rahilly Building
UCC, Cork

+353 21 4205152 +353 86 1722255 jb.mccarthy@ucc.ie LinkedIn profile

Biography

and expert located in the () in UCC as well as being a member of the Consumer Advisory Group of the Central Bank of Ireland. The FSIC research centre is part of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems with the Cork University Business School (CUBS).  JB is focused on stimulating industry/academic research engagements as well as research funded by the EU Horizon2020 programme and other national and international funding agencies. Developing relationships and engaging in innovative research and/or development projects with companies anywhere in the Financial Services value chain has been the hallmark of the FSIC since its inception.

JB is also engaged with Executive Education programme development tailored to the fast moving digital economy. He is also presently supporting the internationalisation effort of the  by extending the network of agents for student recruitment as well as linkages to relevant business and university partners in the Middle East. 

In addition, JB is an accomplished IT executive with multiple years of experience in a North American Corporate HQ environment as well as managing complex projects across several disciplines and geographies (EMEA, ASIA and South America). Responsible for infrastructure, telecoms, application development, data warehouse, business intelligence and IT portfolio projects. Managed all international IT for Fortune 500 company which included large scale shared service projects to support Finance, CS, Marketing, Manufacturing as well as being IT Integration lead for M&A project.

Specialties: Research interests include (i) governance, risk and compliance in financial services (ii) electronic, mobile and large scale payment systems (iii) service based business and industries (iv) innovation in financial services (v) outsourcing in financial services (vi) AML, KYC and automation in the funds industry (vii) workflow automation in financial services (viii) queuing solutions in retail banking and other retail industries (ix) channel strategies for financial service companies (x) engaged scholarship

 

Research Interests

Research interests include (i) governance, risk and compliance in financial services (ii) electronic, mobile and large scale payment systems (iii) service based business and industries (iv) innovation in financial services (v) outsourcing in financial services (vi) AML, KYC and automation in the funds and other industries (vii) workflow automation in financial services (viii) queuing solutions in retail banking and other retail industries (ix) channel strategies for financial service companies (x) Big Data, Open Data, BI, DSS, EIS (xi) FuturICT FET Flagship project (x) engaged scholarship

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Research Projects

  • Financial Regulator The Nature & Scope of the market for Immigrants Remittances from Ireland, includinding mechanisms, providers... (Financial Regulator) €26,564.00 (26-MAY-08 / 31-DEC-11)
  • EI"FP-2015-2110 Travel Support"JB McCarthy (Enterprise Irl) €1,287.00 (03-JUL-15 / 02-JAN-16)
  • A campaign to raise the power of ERC as a popular brand that means "cool science" - broadening its support in science, policy and the economy across all EU member-states. (Horizon 2020) €28,500.00 (01-OCT-15 / 31-MAR-19)
  • Undertake a Business Model Canvas workshop and to explore the drivers behind the rate and pace of business evolution in Irish based Financial Institutions. (Enterprise Irl) €11,500.00 (01-JAN-14 / 30-APR-14)
  • Travel Support (Enterprise Irl) €1,200.00 (02-OCT-14 / 01-APR-15)
  • EI - Service Software Engineering for Innovative Global Infrastructure for Financial Services (Enterprise Irl) €22,355.00 (21-MAY-09 / 03-NOV-09)
  • Compare and contrast the benefits and efectiveness of the existing Mirrio product offering with existing and emerging technologies such as EMC, Symantec, Iron Mountain, EDS, Carbonite and others. (Enterprise Irl) €6,500.00 (25-JAN-10 / 24-APR-10)
  • A working prototype of some elements of the service delivery solution together with a documented review of the kep components of the solution. (Enterprise Irl) €13,000.00 (01-JUN-10 / 31-OCT-10)
  • EI FP/2010/710 Travel Support (Enterprise Irl) €2,319.00 (12-JUL-10 / 02-DEC-10)
  • Explore innovative ways to accelerate the introduction of payment services. (Enterprise Irl) €5,000.00 (15-OCT-10 / 15-DEC-10)
  • Workplace 2020 (Industry) €47,600.00 (21-JAN-11 / 30-JUN-13)
  • EI IV-2011-1206 (Enterprise Irl) €5,000.00 (01-MAY-11 / 14-NOV-11)
  • The FuturICT Knowledte Accelerator - creating Socially Interactive Information Technologies for a Sustainable Future (European Union) €154,722.00 (01-MAY-11 / 30-APR-12)
  • To identify and illustrate underlying business modelas and technical approaches to achieving their mission. (Enterprise Irl) €5,000.00 (15-JUL-11 / 15-SEP-11)
  • Development of an application to audit and report on commercial banking charges for business customers. (Enterprise Irl) €6,500.00 (01-AUG-11 / 31-JAN-13)
  • Explore new business and service models and improved GTM concepts. (Enterprise Irl) €6,500.00 (07-NOV-11 / 06-MAR-13)
  • Review existing and future remote device management tools and software. Explore the highest impact software or services that could be developed to deploy solutions. (Enterprise Irl) €6,500.00 (18-JUN-12 / 21-MAY-13)
  • Explore the emergence of new business/service models that are being delivered via mobile devices. (Enterprise Irl) €6,500.00 (18-JUN-12 / 31-DEC-15)
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Other Activities

  • Presenter and Session Chair for Mobile Money Asia Conference & Expo - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Jan 2013Innovation panel member “Innovation and technology in financial services – a regulatory perspective.”Irish Funds TA event in Citi Dublin Offices12th April 2018The Futue of Payments for Irish SMEs - report funded by VISA with foreword by Dr Fergal Carton and JB McCarthy. Panel member at the Galway launch of the report  in Nov 2017.Speaker and Panel Chair at FinCoNet/Central Bank of Ireland International Seminar: Fintech and Financial Consumer Protection – Challenges for Supervisory Authorities, and Open Meeting, held on 7 April 2017 in the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI), Dublin, IrelandIFS2020 Education and Skills Liaison Forum - Weds 29th June 2016Moderator for Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A ""Presenter and Panel Member at PayExpo Europe 2016, June 7 & 8th 2016 at the Excel, London. Presentation title "Using social platforms to make payments exciting". Panel member: "How far will payments embed in social networks".Presenter and panel member at the European Technology Summit 2016 Presentation title "Fintech - The Myth and the Reality"Member of the Consumer Advisory Group (CAG) of the Central Bank of Ireland - CBI  (2015 - 2017)Panel member at the 2nd National Future Bank Summit - THE NEW BANKING ERA held in Carton House, Co. Kildare in May 2015. LOCKNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION: Putting the Customer at the Heart of Digitisation.  Presenter and panel member at the CEPS ECRI conference titled Consumer Protection in Financial Services: The Challenges of Innovation and Capital Markets Union. Held in Brussels on 12th May 2015. Panel 1. New business models: Innovation, competition and consumer protection – getting the balance right.  Presenter and panel member at Sunday Business Post Mobile Conference, November 2010, DublinPresenter and panel member at the FSI (Financial Services Ireland) Annual Conference, April 2010, Dublin
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Education

  • Northeastern University , MBA, Executive MBA (2005)
  • APICS , Certificate, CPIM - Certified in Production and Inventory Management (1990)
  • UCC , BSC COMPUTER SCIENCE, Computer Science and Maths (1987)
  • IMI , DIPLOMA, MIS (1989)
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Employment

  • Senior Director IT, EMC (09-JAN-89 / 30-JUN-06)
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Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
2012 Developing a Framework for Mobile Payments Integration
Carton, F., Hedman, J., Dennehy, D., Damsgaard, J., Tan, K.T. and McCarthy, J.B (2012) Developing a Framework for Mobile Payments Integration. : Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation [Details]
2012 FuturICT: Participatory computing to understand and manage our complex world in a more sustainable and resilient way
Helbing, Dirk; Bishop, Steven; Conte, Rosaria; Lukowicz, Paul; McCarthy, J.B (2012) FuturICT: Participatory computing to understand and manage our complex world in a more sustainable and resilient way. : European Physical Journal-Special Topics [Details]
2012 Big Science and Big Administration Confronting The Governance, Financial And Legal Challenges Of FuturICT
J. Smart, M. Scott, J.B. McCarthy, K.T. Tan, P. Argyrakis, S. Bishop, R. Conte, S. Havlin, M. San Miguel, D. Stauffacher (2012) Big Science and Big Administration Confronting The Governance, Financial And Legal Challenges Of FuturICT. : The European Physical Journal Special Topics [Details]
2013 The use of E-Payment in the distribution of social welfare in Ireland: Charting the daily experience of recipients
Csáki, C; O'Brien, L; Giller, JB; McCarthy, J; Tan, K; Adam, F (2013) The use of E-Payment in the distribution of social welfare in Ireland: Charting the daily experience of recipients. : Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy [Details]

Book Chapters

Year Publication
2010 Virtual and Augmented Reality in Finance: State Visibility of Events and Risk
Maad, Soha;Garbaya, Samir; McCarthy, JB; Beynon, Meurig; Bouakaz, Saida; Nagarajan, Rajagopal (2010) Virtual and Augmented Reality in Finance: State Visibility of Events and Risk. : : InTech [Details]

Published Reports

Year Publication
2010 Standards: Classification, Development and Economic Benefits
Laura Lynch, Kieran Giller, Kay-Ti Tan (2010) Standards: Classification, Development and Economic Benefits. : Unpublished Reports [Details]
2009 The Nature & Scope of the Market for Immigrants Remittances from Ireland, including Mechanisms, Providers, Risks & Costs
JB McCarthy, Dr John O'Donoghue (2009) The Nature & Scope of the Market for Immigrants Remittances from Ireland, including Mechanisms, Providers, Risks & Costs. : Unpublished Reports [Details]
2009 Analysis of Innovative Mobile Payment Ecosystems
Kieran Giller, Kay-Ti Tan, Laura Lynch, JB McCarthy (2009) Analysis of Innovative Mobile Payment Ecosystems. : Unpublished Reports [Details]
2008 Industry Analysis of Two-Factor Authentication Solutions
Laura Lynch, Kieran Giller, Kay-Ti Tan, JB McCarthy (2008) Industry Analysis of Two-Factor Authentication Solutions. : Unpublished Reports [Details]

Conference Publications

Year Publication
2009 Evaluating the Integration of Leading Edge Pervasive Technologies to Improve Service-Based Performance
O'Donoghue, John and McCarthy, J. B. and Sheng, Huang and Adam, Frederic (2009) Evaluating the Integration of Leading Edge Pervasive Technologies to Improve Service-Based Performance. [Details]
2011 Conflicting Expectations in Transforming Government Service Processes: The Story of E-Payment for Social Welfare in Ireland . In: Ghoneim, A., Weerakkody, V. and Kamal, M eds
O'Brien, L., Giller, K., Tan, K-T., McCarthy, J.B., Csáki, C., and Adam , F (2011) Conflicting Expectations in Transforming Government Service Processes: The Story of E-Payment for Social Welfare in Ireland . In: Ghoneim, A., Weerakkody, V. and Kamal, M eds. [Details]
2012 Cash or Non-Cash: That is The Question – The Story of E-Payment for Social Welfare in Ireland Part 2 . In: Kamal, M.M eds
Csáki, C., O'Brien, L., Giller, K., Tan, K-T., McCarthy, JB, and Adam , F (2012) Cash or Non-Cash: That is The Question – The Story of E-Payment for Social Welfare in Ireland Part 2 . In: Kamal, M.M eds. [Details]

Conference Contributions

Year Publication
2012 ECIME 2012. [Plenary Lecture]
Helbing, D; Bishop, S; McCarthy, J (2012) ECIME 2012. [Plenary Lecture]. [Details]
2010 Payments workshop for academics and practitioners. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]
Glenbrook Parners, Fergal Carton and JB McCarthy (2010) Payments workshop for academics and practitioners. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]. [Details]
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