E18 Barry Lowry, Irish Government CIO at Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

In episode 18, Barry Lowry, the Irish Government’s CIO at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform discusses their public service ICT strategy, improving the customer experience, how the government apply their open data strategy and much more.

Welcome to episode 18 of AI in Action, the podcast that breaks down the hype and explores the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.

Our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is been done within AI in Ireland.

Today’s guest is Barry Lowry. Barry is the Irish Government’s Chief Information Officer at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform where he delivers the Irish Public Sector ICT Strategy. Barry has a demonstrated history of working in the government relations industry and he also has a strong consulting background being skilled in Government services, IT Service Management, IT Strategy and Business Transformation.

In today’s really interesting episode, Barry will discuss:

  • The challenges of the public service’s ICT strategy with data
  • How a more proactive use with data can improve the customer experience
  • What his utopia for the government would look like
  • The need to make data more transparent for data sharing
  • How the government apply their open data strategy
  • How AI can help the government tackle a number of day-to-day problems

What did you make of Barry’s podcast? Where do you see the future of Artificial Intelligence and data analytics heading in the next few years? I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment below.

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Author: AI Ireland

AI Ireland is a non-profit, community-led initiative that aims to showcase and share the knowledge in Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. We host monthly meetups, run the AI in Action podcast and will hold the AI Awards this November. Our goal is to bring together players in the field of AI in order to forge and strengthen ties, and to celebrate the development of AI for the greater good.

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