Digital Transformation in a Post Covid-19 World


UCD Discovery is delighted to invite you to join thought leader Cathriona Hallahan, Managing Director, Microsoft Ireland on UCD Discovery's Zoom for Thought 15-min chat series on;


Wednesday, January 27th @ 11.30 am 

where she will discuss:

Digital Transformation in a Post Covid-19 World


Join the UCD Discovery Zoom for Thought chat via zoom -


 The event kicks off at 11.30 am sharp and finishes at 12 pm.



As Managing Director for Microsoft in Ireland, Cathriona has been responsible for driving Microsoft’s commercial business on the island of Ireland since 2013.  In addition to managing the continued growth and expansion of the business, Cathriona also represents the Company in Ireland on all strategic policy, corporate affairs and communications issues including overseeing a number of community, education and innovation programmes.

Cathriona joined Microsoft in 1986 and over the past 34 years has held a variety of senior roles in both Finance and Operations. She has managed large teams with regional and global responsibilities across a range of functions including global responsibilities for Microsoft Business Services and Enterprise Services, as well as directing Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Customer Care and IT & Financial support for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

In addition to her Microsoft responsibilities Cathriona also sits on a number of Boards including Ibec, Ibec Finance & Audit Committee, Ibec National Council, UCD Advisory Board, Trinity Business School Advisory Board, and Keelings. Cathriona is also Chair of Ibec’s Innovation, Science and Technology Policy Committee.  She is a member of the International Women’s Forum, Institute of Directors, Institute of Accounting Technicians (IATI) and is a fellow of ACCA, and a fellow of the IMI. In 2020, Cathriona also received an Honorary Fellowship from Engineers Ireland, joining a select group of senior industry leaders who are dedicated to the vital work engineers undertake for the good of society.

Cathriona is a qualified Executive Coach and is passionate about Change Management and Leadership Development.  In June 2015 the Women’s Executive Network inducted her into its Hall of Fame following three successive years of recognition as one of Ireland’s Top 25 Most Powerful Women.  She was awarded CEO Businesswoman of the Year 2014 by Image Magazine, O2 WMB Businesswoman of the Year in 2009, Business & Finance Person of the Month during 2013, and honoured with the Praeses Elit Award from Trinity College Dublin 2017.

In 2018, Cathriona was recognised by the Ireland Chamber of Commerce USA with the Sir Michael Smurfit Business Achievement Award, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber with the Business Leader of the County Award and the Women of Concern Honouree Award.