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Meet the IBM core team and volunteers December 14, 2009

Posted by Kristina O'Regan in Uncategorized.

Deirdre Kennedy is Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs manager for IBM Ireland and is managing IBM’s first time participation at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition and in the BT ‘Future Learning Zone’.  When not working on this event, she is responsible for IBM’s education programmes and outreach activities with schools across Ireland.  She also manages IBM’s Corporate Responsibility programmes and their extensive community involvement and employee volunteering programmes and is a member of Chambers Ireland CSR Policy Council.   Deirdre has been with IBM since 1994, working in both internal and external communications prior to this role.  As a full-time working mum of two young children, in her limited amount of spare time, she likes to go for the ‘burn’ in the gym, socialise with friends and dream about how good her garden could look some day . . . given some more free time.


Hi, I am Kristina O’Regan. I work in the marketing communications team for IBM Ireland and focus on the web and social media.  I have been with IBM for almost 10 years in various areas such as software manufacturing, software marketing and now am part of the local integrated marketing team involved in planning and deploying local events and campaigns.  I am originally from the US (Los Angeles, Ca) and moved to Ireland in 1991.  I have a bachelors in International Relations and Business from University of San Diego and received my Master’s in Economic Science from UCD in 1992.  My hobbies would be sailing and taking my kids to the zoo, park, aquarium (you name it)

This will be my first time attending and volunteering at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition and I am really excited about it.  I look forward to your feedback in the blog and hopefully see you at our Stand No. 26.


Brian O’Donovan works as a Program Director in the IBM Dublin Software Lab where he leads a team of software developers who develop collaboration software that is sold under IBM’s Lotus brand. He has worked in the computer industry for over 25 years and has a B.E. degree from NUI Galway, an M,Eng.Sc. from the University of Limerick and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin. He has attended the Young Scientists Exhibition for many years since his own school days. He will be organising the part of the IBM stand that deals with Open Source software. When not writing software, he is also keen on sports. He coaches a girls soccer team for Castleknock Celtic and also regularly cycles and runs himself.


Alessandra Pollicini (pollicia) is a member of the IBM Ireland Marketing and Communication team. She moved to Ireland from her native Italy ten years ago, straight after graduating from University… and she has been working for IBM ever since! This will be her first time attending the Young Scientist Exhibition and she is already looking forward to tweeting live from the RDS. During the exhibition, you may also see her and other members of the team ‘buzzing’ around the BT stand, taking photographs and video footage for our blog and YouTube channel. In her free time, Alessandra usually gets her hands on anything that’s creative. At the moment, she is practising life drawing and is attempting to finish her first children’s book, which she is writing as well as illustrating.



1. Deirdre Kennedy - December 14, 2009

Hi, Deirdre Kennedy here, I’m managing IBM’s stand and involvement at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition 2010. Little did I know how BIG this project was going to be when we started! It’s been great though and has brought people from all parts of IBM together to work on this project. We’ve also had a terrific response from employees who have volunteered to help out on our stand (#26). That’s not surprising given how great IBMers are when it comes to volunteering, over 42’000 hours of volunteering with schools and community organisations in the past 6 years. I guess we’re all going to clock up quite a few more hours in January! We’re getting there and still friends 🙂

2. Sohil - June 16, 2010

Hello IBMers

I am sales consultant for Cognos in mumbai, with 4 years of Work Exp and with MBA in marketing as my background. i am intrested to work with IBM in there core marketing team in India -Mumbai.
If possible please let me know, whom should i contact for same apart from HR team.

Cognos Consultant

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