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Dr. Larry Stapleton

Senior academic and international consultant in advanced information systems, organisational culture and business

Waterford Institute of Technology

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Dr. Larry Stapleton is a leading international expert in the development and social impact of advanced digital systems. He has lectured at Waterford Institute of Technology for over 30 years where he is the founder and Director of the Centre for Information Systems and Techno-Culture (INSYTE) which organises postgraduate research and teaching programmes for over twenty years. In his consulting practice he has advised private companies, NGOs, business development agencies, universities, regulators, the European Commission, and governments both inside and outside the EU. He holds several international professor positions and has won “Best International Professor” awards, publishing over 140 academic peer-reviewed publications in digital systems, culture and related topics. He holds many international academic positions on various boards, including several journal editorial boards and is editor of the Springer journal “Artificial Intelligence and Society”, He is technical Board member at the International Federation of Automation and Control (an organisation comprising several thousand members across over fifty countries) and Honorary Chair for the Technical Committee for Technology, International Stability and Culture as well as Coordinating Chair for the Social Effects of Automation and Control Systems. In 2020 he won the prestigious “IFAC Outstanding Achievement Award” which was presented at the IFAC 2020 World Congress in Berlin.