Neil is a scriptwriter, ideas junkie, entrepreneur and professional optimist. He is Chairman of the Digital Media Forum, a network of digital media companies in Ireland and a board member of the Broadcasting Authority Of Ireland’s Contracts Committee as well as sitting on the board of a number of tech start-ups. He is project advisor for WorldIrish.com - an initiative to connect the Irish Diaspora online and was also the winner of Your Country, Your Call - a nationwide competition to get ideas that will lift Ireland out of the economic gloom. The big idea: to create an International Digital Services Centre to make Ireland the global gateway for digital content and services between the US and Europe.
Industry Expertise (3)
Areas of Expertise (3)
Winner of Your Country, Your Call (professional)
In 2010, through the auspices of the Irish Presidency, a competition was run globally to come up with an idea to help Ireland out of economic turmoil. The prize was 100,000 euro for the individual and 500,000 euro towards the execution of the project. Out of over 9000 entries, I had the winning concept for an International Digital Services Centre. In the last quarter of 2012, we aim to launch the Centre.
North by Northwest: Cert, Screenwriting for animation 2003
Dublin Institute of Technology: Diploma, Film Production 1996
University of Lusofona, Portugal: Cert, Interactive Television 2002
Scriptwriting, Pre-production, production, iDTV multimedia and post-production skills for interactive television.
University College Dublin: BA, English / History of Art 1994
New York University: Cert, Screenwriting 1996
Completed this summer course in scriptwriting theory and practice with mentors from NYU
Blackrock College: 1991
Tim Duggan, CEO | Screen Leaders Europe
“Neil is a thought leader and highly insightful individual in digital media, film, financing and the digital landscape at a higher level. Ive always enjoyed meeting up, working with and working parellel to Neil and his work in the Digital media services centre project is outstanding not only from its scope, but also in the projects regenerative effect on Irelands previously floundering attitude towards digital services. In some way he has been a mentor to me from bak in the Windmill Lane picture days and he continues to be the voice of reason. I hope that Neil continues to break new boundaries and put in place the frameworks for our new smart economy.” J
Marjorie Daleo, Senior Vice President - Digital Media, Entertainment and Telcoms, Enterprise Ireland (business partner) | Digital Asset Management Conference
“Neil is one of those incredibly talented individuals who can combine brilliant creative talent with insightful business savvy. I have worked with Neil for years and have found him to be a truly talented entertainment/media executive with great vision. If you haven't had the privilege of working with Neil, I highly recommend working with him.”
Event Appearances (5)
International Digital Services Centre introduction
Digital Asset Management Conference Los Angeles, United States
Doing Digital Business In Europe
Digital Asset Management Conference Europe Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Digital transformation
Screen Leaders Europe Barcelona, Spain
Telling Digital Stories
Screen Leaders Europe Frankfurt, Germany
Stereoscopic 3D over new platforms
3D Film Production Europe Dublin, Ireland
Sample Talks (1)
Gateway Ireland - Connecting the Dots
Presenting the interface of a Diaspora website to an invited audience.
- Workshop Leader
- Corporate Training