For the second event in our 2018 series we are delighted to welcome Mr Barry Kennedy, CEO, Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) to share his thoughts on the future of the manufacturing sector in Ireland. Mr Kennedy will discuss the impact of robotics, artificial intelligence and the internet of things on a sector that currently employs over 200,000 people in Ireland.
Barry Kennedy is currently CEO of Irish Manufacturing Research, Irelands leading edge industrially focused research centre for advanced manufacturing. Barry qualified with an MSc from University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin in 1996. Barry has worked in a research environment in Trinity College Dublin for 10 years before commencing work with Intel. He has worked in many senior engineering roles in Intel as Process Integration, Failure Analysis engineer. He has held several senior management roles in Failure Analysis, Process Integration, Process Control and Statistics, Yield Analysis, Quality and Reliability, Yield Q&R. Barry has also worked as New Business and Strategic Program director for Ireland Fab Operations in Intel.