Prof Ray Walshe
Director and Assistant Professor of Emerging Technologies Standardization, EU Observatory for ICT Standards and Dublin City University
Ray is Senior Researcher in the ADAPT Research Centre in Dublin City University (DCU), IRELAND. He began his career in industry as a software engineer, software consultant and project manager with LM Ericsson, Software and Systems Engineering Limited and Siemens. Joining the School of Computing DCU in 1995 he delivers AI, IoT and Data Governance modules on Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD Programmes and is current (2021) Chair of the Graduate Diploma in Web Technologies. Ray is Chair of Big Data Value Association (BDVA/DAIRO) Standards Task Force, Chair of Network Development @ Gender Responsive Standards at UNECE (United Nations Economic Committee for Europe), Chair of the External Advisory Board of StandICT.eu, Chair of the Foresight Committee for EUOS, Research Partner in StandICT2023.eu and Co-Lead on ELITE-S Fellowship Project for Emerging Technologies Standardization (Elite-Fellowships.eu). Ray has been a Digital Leader with World Economic Forum since 2016 and was appointed to the IEEE European Public Policy Committee on ICT in 2019 as the AI WG Lead for IEEE EPPC. Ray was also appointed in 2020 to the OECD Network of Experts (ONE AI) and in 2021 became a member of Strategic Advisory Board of JTC 21 Artificial Intelligence for European Standards Organisation CEN CENELEC. Ray is currently (2021) serving on the Geo-Political Standards Advisory Group (GCSAG) for the European Commission and is a member of the EC Multi Stakeholder Platform Task Force for the Rolling Plan for ICT Standardization.