Declan McKibben, Executive Director, ADAPT Centre

Declan McKibben Commercial Director with the ADAPT Centre is responsible for directing ADAPT’s commercialisation and business development activities. Declan provides leadership for the strategic development, implementation and continuous review of ADAPT’s commercialisation strategy and is the key contact for Industry collaboration programmes . Previously, Mr McKibben was the Head of the Design and Innovation Lab at the ADAPT Centre, and has 20 years ICT and leadership experience across a range of industries driving digital transformation and innovation.

ADAPT is the world leading SFI Research Centre for Digital Media Technology hosted by Trinity College Dublin. ADAPT’s partner institutions include Dublin City University, University College Dublin, Technological University Dublin, Maynooth University, Athlone Institute of Technology and Cork Institute of Technology.

ADAPT focuses on how to get the most from digital content through extracting meaning from global content streams, through personalising content delivery and improving user interaction with the data. ADAPT’s research encompasses text, speech and video processing.

It is empowering collaborators in academia and industry to lead on ground-breaking Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovations and accessing vital tools, standards, and expertise across the whole life cycle of digital content.
ADAPT is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Q: Why partner with B&F?

A: Adapt research teams work across many industry sectors on ground-breaking innovations. The partnership with Business Show is an excellent platform for us to showcase our work and collaborate further on digital transformation to drive Reboot Ireland’s economy and drive impact.

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