Research Profile

Brian O'Flaherty

Biography

Dr Brian O’Flaherty is a member of faculty in the Department of Business Information Systems at University College Cork. Having initially worked in the software industry, he has been teaching in UCC for over 21 years. He originally studied Computer Science and completed his doctoral research in Management Science at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He was involved with Business Information Systems in UCC from its inception and is the current academic director of the MSc (Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship), an Innovation practise programme. He is an active academic entrepreneur, with a spinout in Green IT and recently licensed a predictive analytics platform to a company. He is co-founder of the Alta Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Learning in UCC and his areas of interest include Information Infrastructures, Service Innovation and Design Science, and University wide Entrepreneurship Education.

Since January 2015, he is coordinating the EU-XCeL (Accelerating Entrepreneurial Learning Across European Regions) Project, an EU funded Horizon 2020 project, which will establish ICT entrepreneurship education initiatives and spaces across Europe. It sets out to train ICT entrepreneurs to be ‘incubator ready’ and this is informed by research into current practice in incubators across Europe. EU-XCEL will develop a network of ICT entrepreneurship creative physical and virtual spaces and coordinate European-wide intensive entrepreneurial action training events called ‘Start-up Scrums’ between consortia members with international teams.

 

Research Interests

My research interests include: Innovative Software, Information Infrastructure, New Product Development; Predictive Analytics, IS Entrepreneurship Education, Innovation and the Entrepreneurial Process. I  endeavour to undertake high impact research as an academic entrepreneur and this activity has produced three licenses to companies and one campus spin-out.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Proposal Preparation.Enterprise Irl20-JAN-1423-APR-14€655.00
COPIT CO2 Reduction for Profit in ITIndustry/EI Projects01-OCT-0931-DEC-12€35,500.00
Predict X - A Cloud based predictive Analytics Service Platform for Customer Retention in Publishing.Enterprise Irl01-OCT-1230-JUN-14€146,090.00
To create a prototype that would allow a person to interact with a service delivery expert.Enterprise Irl01-MAY-1231-OCT-12€6,500.00
Travel SupportEnterprise Irl30-JAN-1431-OCT-14€3,000.00
Innovation Voucher Calibration Services System ExplorationEnterprise Irl05-AUG-0817-OCT-08€6,500.00
COPIT CO2 Reduction for Profit in ITEnterprise Irl01-OCT-0930-SEP-10€130,875.00
An exploration of Predictive Analytic Services.Enterprise Irl01-JUN-1130-NOV-11€15,000.00
Proposal Preparation.Enterprise Irl30-JAN-1431-OCT-14€12,500.00
Accelerating Entrepreneurial Learning across European Regions.European Union01-JAN-1531-DEC-16€447,398.00
Predict X - A Cloud Based Predictive Analytics Service Platform for Customer Retention in Publishing.Industry/EI Projects01-OCT-1231-DEC-13€28,370.00

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2009)'The Lead-User method in Practice, Cases on Technology Innovation: Entrepreneurial Successes and Pitfalls'
O'Flaherty , B. O'Donoghue, J. ; (2009) 'The Lead-User method in Practice, Cases on Technology Innovation: Entrepreneurial Successes and Pitfalls' In: Lessons from Technology Entrepreneurship Education. Ireland: IOS Press. [Details]
(2014)'Positioning Predictive Analytics – A Design Evaluation'
O’Flaherty, B. and Heavin, C (2014) 'Positioning Predictive Analytics – A Design Evaluation' In: DSS 2.0 - Supporting Decision Making with New Technologies. Amsterdam Netherlands: IOS. [Details]
(2009)'Lessons from Technology Entrepreneurship Education - The Lead-User method in Practice'
O’Flaherty, B. and O’Donoghue, J. (2009) 'Lessons from Technology Entrepreneurship Education - The Lead-User method in Practice' In: Cases on Technology Innovation: Entrepreneurial Successes and Pitfalls. London: Business Science Reference.   [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2010)'An international survey of EEG use in the neonatal intensive care unit'
Boylan, GB; Burgoyne, L; Moore, C; O'Flaherty, B; Rennie, JM; (2010) 'An international survey of EEG use in the neonatal intensive care unit'. Acta Paediatrica, 99 :1150-1155 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Using smart phone technology to teach neonatal endotracheal intubation (NeoTube): application development and uptake'
Hawkes, C. P.,Hanotin, S.,O'Flaherty, B.,Woodworth, S.,Ryan, C. A.,Dempsey, E. M. (2012) 'Using smart phone technology to teach neonatal endotracheal intubation (NeoTube): application development and uptake'. Acta Paediatr, 101 (33)   [Details]
(2015)'Positioning Predictive Analytics for Customer Retention'
O’Flaherty, B. and Heavin, C. (2015) 'Positioning Predictive Analytics for Customer Retention'. Journal of Decision Systems, [Details]
(2013)'Innovation Intermediation and Emerging Medical Devices – The Lead-User Method in Practice'
O'Flaherty, B., O'Donoghue, J. and Bogue, J. (2013) 'Innovation Intermediation and Emerging Medical Devices – The Lead-User Method in Practice'. Journal of Cases On Information Technology, 15 (3):23-37 [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2006)14th European Conference on Information Systems (Ljungberg J., Andersson, M. eds.)
O'Flaherty B., Kiely G., Hayes E., Bartlett; (2006) The Dynamics of a Spatial Data Infrastructure: A National Case Study 14th European Conference on Information Systems (Ljungberg J., Andersson, M. eds.) Goteborg, , 12-JUN-06 - 14-JUN-06 [Details]
(2004)Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on e-Government
Hayes, E.; O'Flaherty, B.; Bartlett, D. and Kiely, G.; (2004) The Dynamics of an NSDI - Towards an Analytical and Comparative Framework Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on e-Government Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland, , 17-JUN-04 - 18-JUN-04 [Details]
(2013)2013 International Conference on Information Systems
O'Flaherty, B., Pope, A., Thornton, C. and Woodworth, S. (2013) Capturing multi-stakeholder needs in Customer-Centric Cloud Service Design 2013 International Conference on Information Systems [Details]
(2012)ECIME, 6th European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation
O’Flaherty, B., and Bogue J. (2012) An Exploratory Study of Innovation Intermediation in IS Education ECIME, 6th European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation Cork, Ireland, , 13-SEP-12 - 14-SEP-12 [Details]
(2012)Gmunden Retreat on NeuroIS 2012
Gleasure R, Feller, J & O'Flaherty, B. (2012) SCOPED: The Development of an IS Design Theory from Neurologically Grounded Models of Visual Cognition Gmunden Retreat on NeuroIS 2012 [Details]
(2012)European Design Science Symposium (EDSS) 2012
O’Flaherty, B., Woodworth, S., Thornton C., & O’Connor Y. (2012) An Exploration of Customer-Centric Cloud Service Design European Design Science Symposium (EDSS) 2012 [Details]
(2009)UCC Translational Health Research Conference
Burgoyne, L., O’Flaherty, B., Moore, C & Boylan, G. (2009) Neurological Monitoring in the Neonatal setting – A Disruptive Innovation Perspective UCC Translational Health Research Conference [Details]
(2013)Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Conference
O’Flaherty, B., and Bogue. J., (2013) An exploratory study of Innovation Intermediation in Information Systems and Food Business Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Conference Waterford Institute of Technology, [Details]
(2012)International Conference of Information Systems
Gleasure, R, Feller, J. & O'Flaherty B. (2012) Procedurally transparent design science research: a design process model International Conference of Information Systems [Details]
(2012)European Conference on Information Systems
Gleasure R, Feller, J. & O'Flaherty, B. (2012) Human-Centred Design: Existing approaches and a future research agenda European Conference on Information Systems   [Details]
(2014)DSS 2.0 – Supporting decision making with new technologies IFIP WG 8.3
O’Flaherty, B. and Heavin, C. (2014) Positioning Predictive Analytics – A Design Evaluation DSS 2.0 – Supporting decision making with new technologies IFIP WG 8.3 [Details]

Other

 YearPublication
(2005)Towards A Stage Model For Gis and Sdi Deployment In Local Government.
O'Flaherty, B, Bartlett, D, Lyons, G, Keankeo, W, Endig, M, Schutz, JE; (2005) Towards A Stage Model For Gis and Sdi Deployment In Local Government. Other [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2010National Award for Entrepreneurship Education Enterprise ireland
2012UCC Research Commercialisation Award UCC technology Transfer Ofice

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Association of Information Systems Member01-JAN-15 / 31-DEC-15

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2012)InterTradeIreland - All-Island Innovation Programme Annual Conference,
Bogue J. and O’Flaherty, B. (2012) Student Enterprise as a University Innovation Intermediation Resource – A Comparative Study. InterTradeIreland - All-Island Innovation Programme Annual Conference, NUI Galway , 12-JUN-12 - 13-JUN-12. [Details]
(2005)Pacific-Asia Conference on Information Systems. Bankok, Thailand, July 7th ¿ 10th 2005,
O¿Flaherty, B., D. Bartlett, G. Lyons, W. Keankeo, M. Endig, J. Schulz and D. Birnbaum ; (2005) Towards a Stage Model for GIS and SDI Deployment in Local Government. [Non-Peer reviewed published proceedings], Pacific-Asia Conference on Information Systems. Bankok, Thailand, July 7th ¿ 10th 2005, . [Details]
(2004)4th European Conference on e-Government, Dublin Castle, Ireland, 17th - 18th June 2004,
Hayes, E., O'Flaherty, B., Bartlett, D., and Kiely, G; (2004) The Dynamics of an NSDI: Towards an Analytical and Comparative Framework. 4th European Conference on e-Government, Dublin Castle, Ireland, 17th - 18th June 2004, Dublin, Ireland , 17-JUN-04 - 18-JUN-04. [Details]
(2014)European Conference in Information Systems (ECIS),
Brian O'Flaherty, Katerina Pramatari, Ciara Fitzgerald & Liora Katzenstein (2014) Entrepreneurial Teaching and Research in IS Panel. [Other], European Conference in Information Systems (ECIS), Tel Aviv , 09-JUN-14 - 11-JUN-14. [Details]
(2009)Translational Health Research Conference Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC,
Burgoyne L, O'Flaherty B, Moore C, Boylan G (2009) An international study of EEG monitoring in the neonatal intensive care unit. [Oral Presentation], Translational Health Research Conference Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC, UCC . [Details]
(2013)Research Symposium on Entrepreneurial Universities, Technology and Knowledge Transfer,
O'Flaherty, B & Bogue, J (2013) An exploratory study of innovation INtermediation in Entrepreneurship Education. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Research Symposium on Entrepreneurial Universities, Technology and Knowledge Transfer, Whitaker Institute, NUIG Galway , 15-AUG-13. [Details]
(2004)10th EC-GI&GIS Workshop, Warsaw, Poland, 23rd and 24th June 2004,
Rauschenbach, P., Bartlett, D., Schulz, J., O¿Flaherty, B., Watcharaporn, K., Birnbaum, D. and Hayes, E. ; (2004) European assistance in SDI development for Thai Local Government: the SAGIS-LoG project. [Non-Peer reviewed published proceedings], 10th EC-GI&GIS Workshop, Warsaw, Poland, 23rd and 24th June 2004, . [Details]

Patents

 Patent NumberTitleInventorGranted
GB110297616A computer with energy saving capability and a computer application to provide energy saving capability Dr Brian O'Flaherty21-FEB-11

Licensing

 TitleInventorLicensee
Energy Watch IT: Method and Software for Green IT Policy Mapping and Management Dr Brian O'Flaherty3pro EnergyWatch
Predict-X An Exploration of cloud technology to predicitive analytics Dr Brian O'FlahertyStatistical Solutions Ltd
Predict-X - A SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RETENTION MANAGEMENT, USING PREDICTIVE SEGMENTATION Dr Brian O'FlahertyStatistical Solutions Ltd.

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Innovation Platform Working Group member2013 /
Quercus Selection Committee (Entrepreneurship Stream) Chair2014 /
Business School taskforce In Entrepreneurship and Innovation Co-Chair2014 /
Cork Innovates UCC Representative2012 /
Green Campus Committee Member2014 /

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Journal Of Decision Systems Guest Editor01-SEP-14 -

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Thornton Colm Henry Masters Degree by Research
Treacy Stephen Thomas Doctoral Degree (Structured)

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Technology Business Planning PG7030Technology Business Planning
2015Information Systems Controls and Security Policy IS4420Information Systems Controls and Security Policy
2015Technology Business Planning IS6306Technology Business Planning
2015Innovation Project CO6301Innovation Project
2015Creativity and Opportunity Recognition PG7031Creativity and Opportunity Recognition
2015Accelerating a Technology Business IS6308Accelerating a Technology Business
2015Creativity and Opportunity Recognition IS6307Creativity and Opportunity Recognition

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