Barry Lowry, CIO Irish Govt. - Keynote Speaker
Barry will provide a keynote address at the Irish Organisation for Geographic
Information, IRLOGI, conference on 10 October at the Irish Management Institute
campus in Sandyford, Dublin 16
His topic will be “The European and Irish Policy Context for Better Use of Data”.
Barry Lowry has been the Chief Information Officer for the Irish Government since April 2016
with the primary task of taking forward the Public Service ICT and eGovernment
Strategies. These set out ambitions for developing the use of shared services, digital
services and data to better serve the people of Ireland and ensure that Ireland is well-
placed to benefit from European initiatives such as the Digital Single Market.
Barry was previously the Director for IT Shared Services and Strategy and Head of the IT Profession within the Northern Ireland Civil Service.
Barry is a Fellow of the Irish and British Computer Societies and is a former winner of
the BCS Northern Ireland IT Professional of the Year. He was awarded an O.B.E. for
services to the Northern Ireland Government and the Northern Ireland Computer
Industry in 2017.