Pat is the managing director of Hyperassure Ltd., a company that provides social media based risk management software solutions as well as consultancy and training. He has over 30 years experience in the multi-national ICT sector, much of it at a senior level. During his time with Hewlett-Packard and Digital Equipment Corporation he was responsible for designing and developing some of their largest global software systems. He also led Hewlett-Packard’s Semantic Web Research Group which was researching leading edge web technologies and took part in a number of European Union Framework 5 and 6 consortia. He is a member of the National Standard Authority of Ireland’s (NSAI) risk management advisory committee and contributed to NWA 31000:2010 which is Ireland’s National guidance on implementing ISO 31000:2009 Risk Management Principles and guidelines. He is also a member of the ISO/TC 262 project committee which was set up to develop ISO 31004 “Risk Management – Guidance for the implementation of ISO 31000.” Pat holds a Master of Science degree from The Open University in Computers for Commerce and Industry.