How do you turn an FBI interrogation into an art project? In 2002, when artist Hasan Elahi was returning to the US after an exhibition overseas, he was met and questioned by the FBI. Hasan had accidentally ended up on a terrorist watch list, and it took months of interviews and polygraph tests to prove that he wasn't a threat to national security. This episode of the podcast features an interview with Hasan, and audio from a special LIFELOGGING event with Orla Barry (The Green Room, Newstalk). You can listen to the podcast on this page, or subscribe on iTunes.
Conor joined Google in 2015 and currently leads the Scaled Engagement and Learning (SEAL) team, which focuses on engaging, informing, and educating all parties in the Advertising ecosystem, in order to drive customer success with Google advertising products.
Conor trained as an electronic engineer and designed microchips for mobile applications for four years with Nasdaq-listed semiconductor intellectual property company ParthusCeva, Inc. Conor’s team delivered the world’s first commercially licensed Bluetooth IP, selling to clients such as Panasonic, Sharp, Hitachi, and Fujitsu. After obtaining his MBA he transitioned into management consulting, spending 10 years with McKinsey & Company — the last four as Managing Partner of McKinsey’s Irish practice. Conor’s work with McKinsey focused on Telecoms, High Tech and Media clients across EMEA and he was Global co-Lead of the Customer Experience Practice, writing a number of articles on the subject for the McKinsey Quarterly and HBR.
Conor is married with three young children and lives in Dublin, Ireland. In his spare time he works with a number of local NGOs. On the weekend, Conor coaches his kid’s GAA academy and hopes they can reach the heights he didn’t.
Conor graduated from University College Dublin with a BEng in 1999, and obtained his MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management in 2005.