is Vice-President and Managing Director at EMC Ireland. He is site manager for EMC’s Centre of Excellence (COE) in Ovens, Co Cork, which employs almost 2,000 people. Bob has worked in EMC for over 20 years, playing various key roles in turning what was exclusively a manufacturing facility into a world-class EMC COE - one of only seven worldwide. The COE is EMC’s largest manufacturing site outside the US spanning 600,000 square feet, with 28 business functions and 44 nationalities on site speaking 26 languages. Bob leads the COE’s team of highly skilled information technology (IT) professionals, working across engineering, advanced manufacturing,  software development, finance, customer service, sales and marketing, and research and development divisions serving the global market. Bob is Chairman of the Governing Body of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT). A native of Glounthaune, Co Cork, Bob is a board member of Enterprise Ireland. He is an electronic engineering graduate of CIT and a former lecturer there. EMC is accelerating the journey to cloud computing for customers and partners, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyse their most valuable asset - information - in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. This year, EMC partnered with CIT to develop and deliver the world’s first Industry-led cloud computing degree and masters programmes remotely. EMC owns RSA Security in Shannon, Co Clare, and VMware in Ballincollig, Co Cork, with both playing strategic roles in EMC’s journey to the cloud.