Seán Donnelly - Project Manager, Techspectations, DCU LINK. Ask me about Digital Marketing, Social Media, PPC, ECommerce Risk Management...

Project Coordinator - DCU Leadership, Innovation & Knowledge Research Centre (Link) at Dublin City University



Current location


Work category

IT and Technology



I have just finished a Masters in ECommerce in Dublin City University and am now working as an ECommerce Professional with the DCU Learning, Innovation and Knowledge Research Centre.

I specialise in business strategy, social media strategy, Google Adwords, SEO and ecommerce risk management.

"If you challenge yourself your life will grow. It’s not always easy to reach your goals but that’s no reason to stop." - Richard Branson

Seán Donnelly's Professional Experience

2010 - Present

Dublin City University - Project Coordinator - DCU Leadership, Innovation & Knowledge Research Centre (Link)

I work in DCU's Leadership Innovation & Knowledge Research Centre (Link) where I assist SME's and advise them in areas of digital marketing.

I also act as a project coordinator for the Techspectations Seminar Series.

Techspectations is a digital participation project that wants to help people, schools and businesses participate more fully in the Information Society. In order to do this we arrange free online seminars in areas of digital marketing, e-commerce and e-learning. We also arrange free mini conferences for SME's and DCU Masters Students and alumni.

Key Skills
Business Strategy Digital Marketing Marketing Project Coordinator Project Management relationship management Training
2009 - 2010

Dublin City University - Master Student of Ecommerce

MSc in ECommerce at DCU

Subjects include: Web Design, Networks & Internets, Object Oriented Programming (Java), Strategic Thinking in the Information Age, Organisational Management in the Networked Era, Business Process Modelling, Next Generation Management, Social Media Strategy and Digital Marketing, Google Adwords

I also attended the World Expo in Shanghai.

I entered the Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow competition and made it to the final where my colleague and I presented our business case to leading industry figures.

ECommerce Experience:
· I developed a Social Media Marketing Strategy for two web based Irish businesses
· I ran a Google Adwords marketing campaign for a Dublin based photography business
· I contributed to a Social Media Marketing Strategy textbook by writing a chapter on Viral Marketing.
- I developed a market entry strategy to the Middle East for a digital education content provider

Key Skills
adwords business process modelling commercialisation Digital Marketing digital strategy ecommerce google adwords Google online marketing challenge Java market entry strategy Marketing photography programming social media marketing strategy web design
2004 - 2007

Northern Trust International Fund Administration Services (Ireland) Limited - Supervisor

2004 - 2006: Senior Fund Administrator
2006 - 2007 Supervisor

Key Skills
Administrator Fund Administrator Supervisor
2000 - 2003

Baring International Fund Managers Ireland Limited - Fund Administrator

Summer (July - September) 2000
Summer (July - September) 2001
Summer (July - September) 2002
Summer (July - September) 2003

Seán Donnelly's Education and Qualifications


Masters/PostGrad - ECommerce

Dublin City University


Diploma - Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA)

Institute of Bankers Ireland


Bachelor/Degree - Diploma, Stockbroking Investment

Dublin Business School


Bachelor/Degree - BA, International Business & Languages (German & Spanish)

Dublin City University


Bachelor/Degree - , Erasmus

Leopold-Franzens Universität Innsbruck


Bachelor/Degree - , Leaving Certificate

CBS Synge Street

Seán Donnelly's Additional Information



Outdoor pursuits: hiking, kayaking, surfing, cycling, playing guitar and having a go at whatever other musical instruments I can lay my hands on. Music, travelling, languages.
Order of Malta Ambulance Corps: First Responder
Gaisce Presidents Award Leader


Order of Malta Ambulance Corps
Tar Éis Óir - Gaisce Gold Award Holders Association
Vox Populi Toastmasters
Institute of Bankers Ireland


Gaisce, The Presidents Award: Silver (2000), Gold (2007)
Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow Finalist (2010)