Inspirefest

Niall Dennehy

Co-founder and chief operations officer, Aid:Tech

Niall Dennehy is the co-founder and chief operations officer of Aid:Tech. Aid:Tech’s mission is to bring social and financial inclusion to the world’s undocumented and underserved populations using digital identity based on blockchain technology. Aid:Tech claims to be the first company in the world to deliver humanitarian aid using blockchain technology in a completely transparent manner.

In 2017, Aid:Tech won the Citi Tech for Integrity Challenge and was presented with the James Wolfensohn Global Game-Changer Award for using technology to fight corruption by Christine Lagarde at the IMF HQ in Washington DC.  Aid:Tech is also the current winner of IBM’s No 1 Global Startup Award.

Prior to his work in Aid:Tech, Niall founded a number of other companies and held senior technology positions in organisations such as HP, Ericsson, LG and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.