john ward
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John Ward

Ernst & Young — Ireland (EY Ireland) Wavespace Ireland Head of Emerging Technology

Skilled communicator with strengths in distilling complex architectural designs.

With over 20 years of experience in software delivery, John heads the EY wavespace Emerging Technology team in Ireland. Focused on the cutting edge of innovative software architecture and development, he held several roles leading technology architecture change (from strategy to delivery) in very large and complex programmes in the Financial Services, Government and Commercial sectors.

Having worked in various sectors, including financial services, government and commercial, John’s skills pan a number of areas such as digital channels, systems integration, messaging, enterprise service bus, agile software delivery, banking technology and payments.

Prior to joining EY, he served as Chief Architect for a leading multinational investment bank where he worked with global and regional technology, business and operations stakeholders, helping with implementations in line with enterprise architecture standards and practices.

He holds a postgraduate diploma in New Business Development from Dublin Institute of Technology, and a BSc in Computing Science from Griffith College Dublin.

How John is building a better working world

“I am a member of the board of management for Belvedere Youth Club, which is the oldest youth club in the state. Operating out of Lower Buckingham Street, the club is a registered charity and provides comprehensive youth services for around 400 children and young people from the North Inner City, aiding them to prepare for their future and running programmes that benefit the wider inner-city community. Being part of the group helps me contribute to building a better working world.”

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