Fergal is Entrepreneurial Specialist at the Innovation Academy, University College Dublin and Founder/MD at Open Innovation Services. His focus is on facilitating and mentoring innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship for Corporates, SMEs and the undergrad/postdoc startup community. He has advised on a wide range of innovation initiatives at ESB, MetLife, Deloitte, PwC, BDO, Adobe, Roche Pharma, Primark, Colgate-Palmolive, Bank of Ireland, New Ireland Assurance, Enterprise Ireland, Irish Stock Exchange, Health Research Board (HRB), US Embassy and numerous SMEs. Fergal is lead facilitator for the Innovation Pillar on Enterprise Ireland’s Go Global 4 Growth management development program and is a mentor to awardees of the not-for-profit Social Innovation Fund (SIF). Fergal co-founded Open Financial Services, a fintech company, in 2001, with many Fortune 500 clients, which was scaled and sold to GreatWest Life, one of World’s largest financial services firms in 2014.