Lorraine McNerney

Ordnance Survey Ireland
CIO of the Year

This year’s CIO of the year has been instrumental in bringing innovation into a traditional sector, and has shown clear business benefits with use case examples throughout COVID. Judges agree that work that creates impact and supports saving lives is most certainly worth recognition and celebration. This individual demonstrated that she is a leader in a highly specialised geo spatial data management area; that she is a sought-after innovator; and that she is helping to position Ireland as a global leader in the delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Her leadership in the development of the Geo Hive was standout. It has been a key part of the national COVID19 response in delivering a public hub, apps, dashboards and secure data rooms for the Chief Medical Officer. She is a voice for continued development of geo-statistical education and has spoken internationally and written papers in this area. Her ongoing commitment to research and education on a global scale is phenomenal. She is an inspiration to women and to all in her field.