dotLAB Radio is a podcast series brought to you by DCU Business School and the Irish Institute of Digital Business. The series brings you insights into how digital technologies are transforming business and society. We meet business leaders, innovators, and experts from a wide range of industries and disciplines areas and find out how the leaders and learners of today, can position themselves to succeed in the industries of tomorrow.
Powering Digital Transformation in the Built Environment: a Discussion on Digital Twin Technology
How are digital technologies transforming the construction and renovation industries? Which projects are working towards making our buildings, facilities, and public spaces smarter? Host Patrick Haughey (Founder and MD of Audiobrand) sits down with Kieran Mahon (Smart DCU Projects Facilitator Manager), Richard Kelly (Estates Manager at DCU), and Sarah Ingle (Secretary General of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland) to discuss how digital tech is making Europe's built environments more energy efficient and sustainable.
Tune in to the latest dotLAB Radio episode and learn more about how deep renovation efforts are shaping our cities - and universities! - by applying technologies like 3D digital twin models to inform infrastructure development, accelerate standardisation processes, increase citizen engagement, and drive decarbonisation to better reach 2030 climate goals. This episode of dotLAB Radio is sponsored by RINNO, a Horizon 2020 project that aims to deliver a set of processes for managing deep renovation projects.
The Irish start-up experience: PeachyLean & FizFit
With the COVID-19 pandemic accelerating digital transformation and e-commerce adoption, digital-first start-ups are witnessing firsthand the ongoing change in consumer habits and mindsets. In this episode of dotLAB Radio, Patrick Haughey, CEO of AudioBrand, speaks to Fiona O’Carroll, Chief Operating Officer at PeachyLean, and Gary Twohig, Founder and Managing Director of FizFit. They discuss their start-up business origins and ethos, their own experience of pivoting from the corporate environment to an agile start-up and the need to balance growth and scaling with mental & physical health. Finally, they share their advice for anyone looking to start up or scale up, including the importance of leveraging authenticity, agility, community, passion and your own story.
Transforming the digital delivery of mental health care
Recent years have seen a growth in demand and the necessity for digital mental health care delivery. This has allowed organizations to provide earlier and easier access to services to help manage resilience, sleep, stress, depression, anxiety, and illnesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and COPD which can result from these.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has seen the need for digitized mental health supports being further accelerated and transformed. In this episode of dotLAB Radio we speak to Ken Cahill, CEO and co-founder of SilverCloud Health, the world’s leading digital mental health platform. In October 2020, Ken joined the Irish Institute of Digital Business for their TRANSFORM Health webinar series. Ken discusses the origin and growth of SilverCloud, the need for constant agility in the health sector, and the opportunities and challenges of transatlantic expansion and operation.
How to do case study research
In this episode of dotLAB Radio, Prof Tony Dundon of University of Limerick discusses his experience of using case studies as a research method within management research. He specifically draws on his worker voice research in an Irish organisation in the mid 2000's and key lessons he learned.
In this podcast Tony covers the following areas:
+What is case study research?
+Best practice advice on setting up and carrying out interviews.
+How to interview reluctant respondents and develop rapport.
+Case studies in a post-Covid world – remote v in-person interviews.
+The importance of fully immersing oneself in the case study.
+Well known case studies and what can be learned from them.
Professor Dundon refers to two case studies in particular:
1.Interviewing Reluctant Respondents: Strikes, Henchmen and Gaelic Games
2.Accessing the Law to Enforce Employment Rights: A Case Study of Worker Activism in a Non-Union Workplace
About Professor Tony Dundon
Tony Dundon is Professor of HRM and Employment Relations in the Kemmy Business School at University of Limerick. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS); Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD); former Chief Examiner for the CIPD; and was Editor-in-Chief of the Human Resource Management Journal (HRMJ). He is Visiting Professor at the Work & Equalities Institute, The University of Manchester; Honorary Professor at St Andrews University Management School, Scotland, and previously Head of Management at NUI Galway. His research has been published in journals such as: Human Relations, Organizational Research Methods, British Journal of Management, Work Employment & Society, International Journal of HRM (among other). Recent books include: Handbook of Research on Employee Voice, 2e (2020, Edward Elgar); Case Studies in Work, Employment and Human Resource Management (2020); A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Employment Relations (2017, Sage); Routledge Companion of Employment Relations (2018); HRM: Texts & Cases, 5e, (Pearson, 2017); Routledge Companion of Employment Relations (2018).
Sustainability and the circular economy in construction – How the RINNO project aims to improve efficiency and reduce emissions
Under the current Programme for Government, Ireland has set a target of 500,000 homes to be retrofitted to improve energy efficiency by 2030. With the European Union committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050 under the European Green Deal, the construction industry is a key player in helping society migrate to a circular economy and cutting emissions.
Launched in June 2020, RINNO is a four-year project, funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme, that will focus on developing solutions for the construction industry to accelerate the rate of deep renovation in energy inefficient buildings across Europe. The Irish Institute of Digital Business at Dublin City University are leading the business research on the project and are working with 17 partners across industry and academia.
In this episode of dotLAB Radio, Patrick Haughey (CEO, Audiobrand) is joined by Joseph Kilroy (Policy and Public Affairs Manager, The Chartered Institute of Building) and Dr Mohamad Kassem (RINNO Partner & Professor of Digital Construction and Engineering, Northumbria University). They discuss:
· The role of the Chartered Institute of Building in Ireland in bringing multiple stakeholders together to address sustainability in the building industry.
· The innovative technologies and processes being developed by the RINNO project to improve cost-efficiency, productivity and sustainability in European building renovation.
· An overview of deep renovation, retrofitting and the benefits these offer for public health, employment and regional rebalancing.
· How COVID-19 has presented an opportunity for developers to rethink and reimagine the built environment.
Find out more about RINNO by visiting the project website and by following the project updates on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
The Irish COVID-19 Oral History Project: Using digital technologies to capture and preserve Irish lived experiences
The Irish COVID-19 Oral History Project is a rapid response oral history project launched by Dublin City University (DCU) in June 2020. The project is archiving the Irish experience of the COVID-19 pandemic and how communities are living through it, both at home and abroad. The project aims to collect individual stories, thoughts, hopes & fears related to the COVID-19 pandemic for historical purposes to help future generations piece together an understanding of our experiences.
In this episode of dotLAB Radio, dotLAB Radio presenter, Patrick Haughey (CEO, Audiobrand), is joined by Prof. Daire Keogh, Professor of History and President of DCU, and Caitriona Ni Cassaithe, Assistant Professor in History Education at the Institute of Education, DCU. They discuss:
· How The Irish COVID-19 Oral History Project is using digital technologies to capture and preserve personal experiences that would otherwise be lost.
· The importance of oral histories in shaping a rounded picture of major events.
· The benefits of oral histories for future policy planning and crisis planning.
· How to get involved with the project and share your story.
You can join The Irish COVID-19 Oral History Project by uploading your story, requesting an interview or submitting a written history. Visit https://covid19oralhistory.ie/ for more information on how to get involved.