Niall is a Research Fellow in Lero, the SFI research centre for software.
Niall’s particular research focus is: Business Model Innovation; Digital Strategy; Governance; and Creativity. His work focuses on how to enable sustainable technology adoption, particularly in urban settings. This addresses strategic alignment of digital strategies with city goals, governance structures and business models. This entails understanding the commercial, social and organisational contexts in which smart technology is deployed in cities so that barriers to implementation can be overcome and system implementations have a greater potential to be successful
Niall is Vice Chair of the all Ireland Smart City Forum