Keynote Speakers

Professor Brian Fitzgerald

Brian Fitzgerald is Director of Lero – the Irish Software Research Centre where he previously held the role of Chief Scientist. He holds an endowed professorship, the Krehbiel Chair in Innovation in Business & Technology, at the University of Limerick, Ireland, where he also served as Vice President Research. He was recently elected as President of the Association for Information Systems,  the global body for information systems worldwide. He holds a PhD from the University of London and his research interests lie primarily in software development, encompassing open source and inner source, crowdsourcing software development, agile and lean software development, and global software developmentHis publications include 17 books, and almost 200 peer-reviewed articles in the leading international journals and conferences in both the Information Systems and Software Engineering fields.  Prior to taking up an academic position, he worked in the software industry for about 12 years, including positions with Citibank in Frankfurt and Brussels.

Professor Lawrence Brooks

Laurence Brooks is Professor of Technology and Social Responsibility in the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. His research interests are around the area of ICT and people, whether at the individual, group or societal level. I have engaged with this in a number of areas, including social media, eGovernment, ICT4D and health, and mostly using a range of social theory (ie. Sociomateriality, Structuration Theory, Actor Network Theory), as well as developing an interest into the ethics of emerging technologies.

Professor David Wainwright

Prof Wainwright is an Emeritus Professor of Information Systems.