Development ActivitiesRegulatory Body Service / Consultancy / Other Appointments: Member of the Irish Computer Society and the Association of Data Protection Officers BiographyJohn is head of IT for Griffith College. Over the past 19 years, he has held a range of IT and senior management roles, specialising in the areas of education, software and strategy. As Griffith’s Head of IT, John oversees all technology operations, analysing business requirements, and devising and implementing IT strategies and policies. He has been instrumental in transforming the use of information technology within the College. Under his management, Griffith became the first 3rd level institute to offer Google's G Suite email and productivity tools in 2006 and that innovation continues to this day, John's work on the Programme for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning Spaces having being shortlisted for the Best Use of Educational Technology category at The Education Awards 2019 and his work on institutional analytics being described as sector-leading by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. John sits on various College committees including the Academic & Professional Council (APC), the E-Learning Committee, the IT Committee and the Data Protection Sub-committee. He is also a co-founder of GMCS Ltd. a software company developing cutting edge solutions for the 3rd level sector. John is an advisor for MKOD, a member of the Irish Computer Society and the Association of Data Protection Officers.