Nessa has a long career in learning technology, most recently working at Touchpress, Digital Skills Academy and Independent News & Media. Before that Nessa had a long and distinguished career at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Riverdeep culminating in the position of VP for Strategic Initiatives and VP of Program Management. As COO for Touch Press Inc. she was responsible for all operations in Dublin and New York including product development, marketing, legal and HR. She worked hand-in-hand with the CEO, CFO and the extended team in the execution of strategy, business planning and operations. She holds an MSc in Innovation & Technology Management from Smurfit Business School in UCD.