John Breslin

Prof. John Breslin is Director of TechInnovate and holds a Personal Professorship in Electronic Engineering at the National University of Ireland Galway. He is also a Research Leader at the Data Science Institute, Co-Principal Investigator at the Confirm SFI Research Centre for Smart Manufacturing and the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, and FI at the VistaMilk SFI Research Centre for Precision Pasture-Based Dairying. 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 a h-index of 39 (6,200 citations) for 200 peer-reviewed academic publications (with best paper awards from IOT, SEMANTICS, ICEGOV, ESWC, PELS), and co-authored the books "The Social Semantic Web" and "Social Semantic Web Mining".

John is co-founder of (Ireland's largest discussion forum website; Wikipedia article), (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 board of WestBIC, where he is Vice-Chair.