A finalist in JCI’s Top 10 Outstanding Young Persons in Dublin 2018, David Pollard is the Innovation Projects Manager at the Rehab Group. He was also an Institute of the Future fellow for his work on positive platforms to support people with disabilities in employment and his projects include creating smart rooms for people with disabilities to live more independently. David is the organiser of Hack Access Dublin, a 3-day event to create innovative solutions to the city’s accessibility challenges.
David has a passion for education with a Masters in Learning & Teaching and organises Digital Citizenship Summit Ireland. He is the founder of Learning Tech Labs, a 3,000+ community of educators, developers and entrepreneurs based in Ireland, England and Mexico. On the side, David organises Ireland’s Startup Weekend Education and Sustainability verticals to support people to build their own startups. David also founded an inclusive coding network, CodED Club, at Trinity College Dublin and is Irish Ambassador for the Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe and European Maker Week, two European Commision projects as well as Disabilities Ambassador for DiverseIn.