Pat McCarthy

VP Strategy and Business Planning, Huawei Ireland Research Center

Mr. McCarthy is a senior advisor for AI, Big Data, IoT, Cloud and Network Transformation with Carrier and Enterprise customers and partners in Europe, USA, India and Brazil. Pat has over 25 years’ experience in product management, marketing and R&D leadership roles at Huawei, Ericsson, Telcordia, ADC Billing Systems, Nortel, IBM and Apple. Since joining Huawei in 2014, he supported the establishment of the Ireland Research Center with a leadership role supporting our Network Cloud Joint Innovation Centers and the EMEA intro to Autonomous Driving Networks. More recently, he has led a startup in Ireland of a Big Data Lab focused on AI driven Data Governance. He is a member of the Science Foundation Ireland Center for Data Analytics Governance Board and Industry Advisory Committee, one of the largest AI and Data research centers in Europe and holds a Master of Computer Science in Distributed Systems from Trinity College (Dublin) and B.Eng Electronics (Limerick, Ireland).

Pat is speaking at

Focus Track 2 - Technology, Platforms and Trust
November 4, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


  • Prof. Ray Walshe (Speaker) Asst Professor of Emerging Technology Standardizartion, ADAPT Research Centre at Dublin City University
  • Pat McCarthy (Speaker) VP Strategy and Business Planning, Huawei Ireland Research Center
  • Silvana Muscella (Speaker) CEO, Trust-IT
  • Rob Brennan (Speaker) Assistant Professor, ADAPT, Dublin City University
  • Sonja Zillner (Speaker) Lead Trustworthy AI , Siemens
  • Lindsay Frost (Speaker) Chief Standardisation Eng., NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH
  • Ashok Ganesh (Speaker) Director Market Perspectives & Innovation, CEN-CENELEC


AI standards work is ongoing at ISO and IEEE primarily focusing on standards to improve market efficiency and address ethical concerns. Further policy objectives, like responsible deployment and use of safety specifications in fundamental research are absent and leading AI research organizations that have concerns about such policy objectives are not involved in ongoing standardization efforts. The panel will discuss Standards and the link with international strategies and policies.

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