Joan Mulvihill was appointed CEO of the Irish Internet Association in November 2009 and is privileged to work with the best and brightest of technology start-ups as well as supporting all businesses in the adoption of web-based technologies. Over the past seven years, under her leadership the IIA has led and collaborated on new initiatives such as ‘Digitise the Nation’ and ‘Clicktailing’ to bridge the digital divide. A voice for industry in the development of national policy on Digital Skills and Open-Data, Joan has served on the HEA ICT Skills Taskforce and the Forfas Expert Group on Future Skills Needs and the EI National OpenData Cross-Industry Working Group.
As the driving force of the IIA, Joan has been at the forefront of the supporting cloud adoption through the delivery of the IIA NSAI Swift10 “Adopting the Cloud” decision-support matrix, the national standard for cloud strategy. This summer the IIA Ecommerce Working Group will launch “MyEComKit”, a diagnostic tool to support the growth of online business in Ireland available to all businesses seeking to establish, scale and accelerate their online sales.
A regular conference chair, keynote speaker and media contributor on all things business and technology related. An associate lecturer at the NCI, chief collaborator for conference organizers, champion of innovation and mentor of many. Winner, 2011 “Professional Business Woman of the Year” Award, Image Publications Winner, 2012 “Best Public Affairs Campaign”, PR Excellence Awards, PRCA, PRII, CIPR Winner, 2013 “Innovation Luminary” Award - Innovation Champion for Ireland Winner, 2013 Dublin “Lord Mayor Awards”, Dublin Digital Champion