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Covid-19 The Response

10:00 – 11:00 at Online

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COVID-19 The Response – A panel discussion with Marco Daglio, Professor Martin Curley and Noeleen McHugh

Marco Daglio, Deputy Head of the Public Sector Reform Division and Head of Observatory for Public Service Innovation (OPSI),
Professor Martin Curley, Director of Digital Transformation and Open Innovation at Health Service Executive (HSE)
Noeleen McHugh, Assistant Chief Executive in the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA)

Moderated by Vinny Lanigan, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

The programme has been developed with a public service audience in mind.


About the Speakers

Marco Daglio

Marco DaglioActing Head of Division at OECD
Marco Daglio is the Deputy Head of the Public Sector Reform Division and Head of OPSI, a flagship initiative of the OECD to support and advice governments in making the most of innovative approaches to transform their public sector. Previously, he was Head of Unit in the same division in charge of public service delivery and public engagement. His last edited study “Promoting Innovation in the Public Sector” looks at the combined role of regulations, budget mechanisms, human resource management and organizational change to create space for innovation in the public sector.

From 2005 to 2009, Marco has worked on several policy analyst positions at the OECD on digital government, fight against corruption, access to information and open government. Marco is a volley enthusiast (less so after spraining his ankle) and Juventus supporter. He can be found on Twitter at @Daglio


Professor Martin Curley

Director, Digital Transformation and Open Innovation at Health Service Executive

Martin Curley Martin Curley is Director of the Digital Transformation and Open Innovation at the Health Service Executive (HSE), helping enable the digital transformation of Ireland’s health service. Most recently Martin was Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the HSE. Prior to joining the HSE Martin was Senior Vice President and group head for Global Digital Practice at Mastercard. Previously Martin was vice president at Intel Corporation and Director/GM of Intel Labs Europe, Intel’s network of more than 50 research labs which he help grow across the European region.

Martin has a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering and a master’s degree in business studies, both from University College Dublin, Ireland. He received his Ph.D. in information systems from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Curley is the author of eight books on technology management for value, innovation and entrepreneurship. He is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland, the British Computer Society and, the Irish Computer Society. Martin is co-founder of the Innovation Value Institute at Maynooth University, a unique industry-academia collaboration driving research and development of advanced IT and Digital maturity frameworks. He was previously a visiting scholar at MIT Sloan Centre for Information Systems Research and a visiting research fellow at the CERN Open Lab in Geneva. He was the inaugural winner of the Engineers Ireland Innovation engineer of the year in 2006 and was jointly awarded European Chief Technology Officer of the year for 2015-2016.

Noeleen McHugh

Noeleen McHughAssistant Chief Executive in the Local Government Management Agency
Noeleen McHugh, is an Assistant Chief Executive in the Local Government Management Agency. She holds an MBA from Dublin City University and in responsible for providing supports to the local government sector in the area of Project and Programme Management, Reform and Innovation. Noeleen has also spent many years working in Fingal County Council prior to her move to the LGMA and most recently worked in Fingal as a senior manager with responsibility for Economic and Tourism Development.