frank odea
Emerging technologies continue to overturn entire industries. For example, Artificial intelligence (AI) is equipping the workforce with superpowers allowing people to complete tasks faster and more accurately than ever before, so they can focus on higher-value work for clients.

Frank O'Dea

Ernst & Young — Ireland (EY Ireland) Chief Innovation Officer

Client-orientated technology and innovation professional with buckets of energy.

Office Dublin, IE

Frank is Chief Innovation Officer at EY Ireland and is responsible for technology strategy and fostering an innovation culture throughout the organisation. Frank has overall charge of building and running an effective, transparent and efficient innovation process. Central to this is the development of Wavespace, a place for innovation, talent and technology to collaborate, solve problems and create meaningful outcomes.

Frank has extensive experience in shaping and leading major business transformation programmes. Having cultivated over 25 years’ service across the telecommunications, technology, software and IT sectors, he has an in-depth understanding of business leadership and change management.

Frank has a master’s degree in Management science from Trinity College Dublin, a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science from University College Dublin, and a certified diploma in Accounting and Finance from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

How Frank is building a better working world

“I am involved with the implementation of Wavespace, a place where organisations can explore operating models and emerging technologies that can transform their businesses. Fostering an innovation culture that benefits both our people and clients is how I’m building a better working world. "

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