About Pat is an IBM STSM at the IBM Dublin Software Lab. He has 24 years of software engineering experience with the latter 17 years at IBM, where he has had numerous executive facing leadership roles and responsibilities across many projects and teams. He graduated with a BSc in 1992 (Cork IT), an MSc in 1997 (University College Dublin) and a PhD in 2001 (University of Limerick). These were in the field of computer science and software engineering. Both of his MSc & PhD projects were IBM funded and won industry prize. Two published papers from his PhD work won the Smith Testimonial Prize and the Mullins Medal respectively at the Institute of Engineers of Ireland.
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