Educator / Engineer / Entrepreneur
Dr John Breslin is Director of TechInnovate and a Senior Lecturer in Electronic Engineering at the National University of Ireland Galway. He is also a Co-Principal Investigator at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. He co-created the SIOC framework (Wikipedia article), implemented in hundreds of applications (by Yahoo, Boeing, Vodafone, etc.) on over 25,000 websites. He has written 175 peer-reviewed academic publications (with best paper awards from SEMANTICS, ICEGOV, ESWC, PELS), and co-authored the books "The Social Semantic Web" and "Social Semantic Web Mining".
John is co-founder of boards.ie (Ireland's largest discussion forum website; Wikipedia article), adverts.ie (classified ads website), and StreamGlider (real-time streaming newsreader app). He has won two IIA Net Visionary awards. He is an advisor to AYLIEN, BuilderEngine and Pocket Anatomy. He is co-founder of Startup Galway and the Galway City Innovation District / PorterShed. He also serves on the boards of WestBIC and the American Council of Exercise.