I love technology and building companies. From my first
role as an engineer at Netscape working on Virtual Reality,
through stints with Fortune 500's to CEO of my own company I have
provided band aids for the bleeding edge - I make internet
technology accessible, useful and profitable.
Raised in Limerick, Ireland I attended the University of Limerick
and graduated with honours in IT and telecommunications. I
worked in Silicon Valley from 1996 to 2000 and then moved to
Australia from 2000 to 2017 when I moved back to Ireland with my
Realar is an exciting company
leveraging Augmented Reality to enable life size walkthroughs of
architectural models. I'm the co-founder and leading the
product and technical development.
Shojo is hardware and
software to bring beer tap decals to life. Made from milled
aluminium the rugged display attaches to a bar tap and displays rich
content about the beer on tap. Many craft breweries have
interesting stories to tell and Shojo is the perfect
way to tell it. I created all the software for the single board
computer inside the display.
Alligator Hour box
The Alligator hour is a radio show on Apple Music. On a
family camping holiday I was playing it through a convoluted set
up of powerbacks, bluetooth, google drive and more. I then
set about creating a single use box, the Alligator Hour box, which
has one job - to play the Alligator hour. It has 2 controls
- play/pause with a brass toggle switch and volume with a brass
volume knob. The box is custom made with laser cut wood,
faux alligator skin (!), machined brass, a Raspberry PI, amp and
other bits. The idea was to give it the look of a 70's
guitar amp customized for someone with no taste.
Adomatic was a clever service which analysed (still image) ads and
animated them automatically using AI and image processing.
Adomatic could find calls to action, headlines, terms and
conditions, backgrounds and other interesting elements. It
would then animate them to different themes and export them as video
or HTML5 ads. Adomatic was ahead of its time but also a
difficult concept to explain and was shutdown in 2017.
Oomph was and probably still is the
best digital publishing software for creating interactive magazines
for tablets. Oomph was embraced by magazine publishers
especially in Australia and has won many awards. It was very
powerful while being very simple. As co-founder and CEO I went
on an extraordinary 9 year journey with Oomph which was known as
Mogeneration in the early days. Oomph was sold to one of our
primary customers in 2017.
Over my career I have occasionally been asked to comment on emerging
technology especially smart phones, apps, start ups and Augmented
Reality. I have been interviewed on or contributed to ABC
(Australia), Forbes, B&T, Sydney Morning Herald and
many more specialised outlets.