Allergy Standards Limited works along side a number of consultants in various sectors.
Dave has been involved professionally in the IT industry since 1998. In this time his company developed many web sites for national and International clients, including e-learning Sales courses for IBM worldwide software group. Dave has also advised companies on their IT infrastructure, which have lead to many cost savings and more efficient work practices.
Dave joined Allergy Standards in an IT consultant role in 2006 and has been responsible for web site development since 2008, redeveloping the ASL, ASC, HFA and the AAAFCP web sites in that time. ASL are leaders in using IT and web technologies for brand and service awareness, and Dave is at the forefront in this development.
Prior to his involvement with IT, Dave was a professional musician, recording several critically acclaimed albums and touring the world.
Barre Fitzpatrick has been working in the area of innovation for 25 years. The pioneers in this field, Synectics Inc. of Cambridge, Mass., hired him in 1984. There he met Bill Gordon and George Prince, who introduced him to their innovation process, and a unique treasure trove: a library of 100,000 hours of videotape capturing teams working on problems. He also got the chance to work with Bill Wilson of Kimberley Clarke, and George Knight of the University of Chicago Graduate Business School. Subsequently he was invited to join the UK Department of Trade and Industry's Innovation Unit by Jim Marshall as part of their Foresight project. McKinsey used him to train their fast track execs in creative process. And Sir John Rose, Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce described him as having made ‘an indelible impression' on the company - a rare accolade for a consultant.
In addition to working as a trainer and consultant to industry, he runs an annual workshop in Glenstal Abbey for people with an interest in philosophy.
Barre's grandfather set up the original Mitchelstown creamery in Cork; his father founded Waterford Glass in 1948 when he brought Karel Bacik over from Czechoslovakia to train local glass-cutters. Innovation runs in his veins. His website is www.stride.ie.
Paul Dowding, M.A., Ph.D.
Paul Dowding is a fully qualified mycologist and botanist with 40 years' experience, he set up the Dublin Pollen Counting Service in 1976 for Met Èireann, the Irish Meteorological Service. He ran this service until 2006 and was a Lecturer in Botany, University of Dublin (Trinity College), 1968-99. Fellow of Trinity College, 1980. Dean of Graduate Studies, University of Dublin, 1982-85. Director of Environmental Sciences Unit, University of Dublin, 1984-89. Senior Lecturer in Botany, 1999-2006.