2018 Alumni Achievement Awards
Barry O’Sullivan - 2018 Awardee
Barry O’Sullivan is Managing Director of Palo Alto Technology Partners and has over thirty years’ experience in the Technology industry.
Prior to Palo Alto Tech, Barry founded Altocloud, a company focused on using artificial intelligence to transform customer experiences. Barry served as Altocloud’s founding CEO, growing the business rapidly in the US and Europe until the company was acquired by San Francisco based Genesys Inc. in February 2018. Barry has since been appointed to the board of Genesys, and is a Senior Adviser to private equity company, Permira LLC.
He spent most of his career in Silicon Valley, joining Altocloud from Cisco where he was Senior Vice President and led Cisco’s Collaboration and Unified Communications businesses for over 10 years, growing revenue from $100m to over $4 billion.
Barry serves on the Board of Ireland's national science foundation, Science Foundation Ireland, as well as IOT company, Asavie Technologies. A prolific technology investor, Barry is also known from the TV series Dragons’ Den.