The better the question. The better the answer. The better the world works. У вас есть вопрос? У нас есть ответ. Решая сложные задачи бизнеса, мы улучшаем мир. У вас є запитання? У нас є відповідь. Вирішуючи складні завдання бізнесу, ми змінюємо світ на краще. Meilleure la question, meilleure la réponse. Pour un monde meilleur. 問題越好。答案越好。商業世界越美好。 问题越好。答案越好。商业世界越美好。

What happens when great minds actually don’t think alike?

Disruptive innovation

Disruption is changing the way the world works. It’s happening quickly. And it’s creating opportunity, if you can keep up and even get ahead of it.

That’s why we’ve established an Irish Innovation team led by Frank O’Dea, our Chief Innovation Officer. The team is building new business offerings across all our services by developing and sharing new approaches, tools and services –realising our global vision in the local market.

Applying start-up thinking to today’s (and tomorrow’s) business challenges

In this shifting landscape, we are challenging ourselves to embrace disruption and think differently for our clients. How? By combining the experience of our global Tax, Accounting, Advisory and Transactions professionals (the “suits”) with start-up thinking (the “jeans”). This “suits+jeans” approach applies an entirely new mindset to today's challenges.

Global vision | local knowledge

Our global network of EY teams and innovation centres are creating powerful ideas for organisations and ourselves. Here in Ireland we are focusing on combining this global vision with our local knowledge, focusing especially on opportunities from artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics and data and analytics.

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Frank O’Dea – Chief Innovation Officer, Ireland


We’re thinking about how to harness the external forces changing our world and our profession.
Key technology areas EY is focused on include:

Irish Lead: Hesham Shokry, Head of Artificial intelligence

Global Lead: Keith Strier, EY Artificial Intelligence Leader

Irish Lead: Tim Cush, Head of Robotic Process Automation

Global Lead: Hans Jessen, EY Robotic Process Automation Leader

Irish Lead: Natalia Maslova, EY Ireland Blockchain Lead

Global Lead: Paul Brody, EY Blockchain Leader


Is powered by big data and advanced technologies to deliver insights to disrupt everything from how companies create competitive advantage to day-to-day business processes

Learn more:

Irish Lead: Eoin O’Reilly, Head of Data Analytics, Ireland

Global Lead: Chris Mazzei, EY Chief Data & Analytics Officer and EY Global Innovation Technologies Leader

Our focus on innovation is one of EY’s key business strengths, it’s central to how we work and a constant in our conversations with clients.”

Marie Treacy – Assurance Partner and Irish Technology Leader

Innovation today

Disruption is changing the way the business world works. We’re helping to change the way the business world thinks.


EY Ireland Emerging Technology Leaders

Our Irish Innovation team is building new businesses offerings across all our Service Lines by sharing, honing and deploying new approaches, tools and services – Realising our Global vision in the local market.

EY - Frank O’Dea

Frank O’Dea

Chief Innovation Officer Ireland

+353 1 2212 169

EY - Marie Tracey

Marie Treacy

Assurance Partner and Irish Technology leader

+353 1 2212 467

EY - Hesham Shokry

Hesham Shokry

Head of Artificial intelligence

EY - John Ward

John Ward

Head of Technology Innovation

EY - Yvonne Kiely

Yvonne Kiely

Head of EY-Seren

EY - Hugh Callaghan

Hugh Callaghan

Head of Cybersecurity

EY - Eoin O’Reilly

Eoin O’Reilly

Head of Data Analytics