Brendan is a serial commercially focused founder & entrepreneur with 25 years founding, building and scaling technology companies primarily in the SaaS, AI & data analytics and IoT spaces. He has led three successful exits as founder & post acquisition by Cisco, spent five years in Silicon Valley, was a Cisco founders board member and advised on the buy side of multiple acquisitions. He has also led large business units driving international growth in IoT, SW & Service as well as digital marketing. Brendan has significant experience in global marketing, business development and sales, along with deep expertise in the digital transformation, data derived insights, IoT, new business models, including creating and scaling new businesses. His current focus areas are developing innovation ecosystems, applying AI/Data Analytics/ML to solve problems in multiple sectors, including the future of thrust.
Brendan is an avid outdoor sports person an active volunteer serving on multiple trustee boards. Dr O’Brien holds a BSc. Engineering, a Masters in Management Science, a PhD in Business and an Adv Dip in International sales. He has also been an adjunct professor with UCD Graduate School of Business on programmes in Singapore & Hong Kong, & guest lecturer on Digital Transformation with MIT Sloan.