IU35 Judges 2023



2023 Judges

Aislinn McBride

CTO of Digital Services - Kainos

Brian O’Connor

Chair - European Connected Health Alliance

Carla Tully

CEO & Co-Founder, Earthrise Energy

Danny O'Brien

Managing Director of EMEA & Global Programs

David E. Steitz

Deputy Associate Administrator (Retired)

Denise McQuaid

Director of Innovation Scouting at Co-Cubed

Dr Adrian Johnston MBE

Director of Strategic Business Development

Dr Andrew Woods

CEO & Founder 

Dr Andrew Woods


Dr Joe Dugan

General Medical Practitioner ,Chair West Belfast Federation of Family Practices and West Belfast Primary Care MDT Professional Lead

Dr Luis Alonso

Research Scientist in the City Science group and Principal Investigator of the Andorra Living Lab Project

Dr Róisín Loughran

Manager of the Regulated Software Research Centre

Dr. Carmine Bailey

President and CEO of Bailey Solutions

Fergal McCaffery

Founder and director of the Regulated Software Research Centre

Giancarlo Di Vece

CEO of Unosquare

John Ferris

Regional Ecosystem Manager, Ulster Bank

Marko Grobelnik

AI Researcher

Mary Ann Pierce

Founder and CEO

Mary McKenna

Co-founders of Learning Pool

Michaela Black

Professor at Ulster University

Prof. John Domingue

Director of The Knowledge Media Institute

Professor Jim McLaughlin

Director of the Nanotechnology and Integrated Bioengineering Centre (NIBEC)

Robert Smith

Director of AI and Data Science at Digital Catapult UK

Sara El-Hanfy

Head of AI and Machine Learning at Innovate UK

Seamus McAteer

Founder in Residence at AI Fund

Sean Flood


Susan K. Whoriskey

PhD Member of the Founding Executive Teams of Vera Therapeutics, Moderna, Momenta Pharmaceuticals and Cubist Pharmaceuticals

Tara Simpson

CEO/Founder of Instil Software

Tom Gray

Group CTO and Director of Innovation at Kainos and Curator of EmTech Europe 2021