Ms Dearbhla O’Reilly
Head of IT Operations, Maynooth University
Dearbhla O’Reilly is Head of IT Operations at Maynooth University. She has responsibility for directing and leading a team of IT Operations managers and staff. She oversees support services and technology architecture planning and design for the operation and continuous improvement of University ICT services.
She is responsible for ensuring support and technology infrastructure services provided align with the teaching, research and support/administrative needs of the University. She has previously held roles in Dublin Institute of Technology and has been involved in many infrastructure development projects.
Dearbhla has an expertise and special interest in the following areas:
- Strategic alignment of technology services to HEI requirements.
- Changing roles for ICT and use of shared services to take advantage of opportunities for digital technologies for HEI.
- Digital technologies and communications and their transformative impact for HEI in research, teaching and innovation.
Dearbhla is the Chair of the HEAnet Group Audit Committee and is a member of the HEAnet Remuneration Committee.