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John Callinan
Chief Operating Officer

John Callinan was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Media Lab Europe in July 2000. Prior to that Callinan accumulated twenty years experience in public service, including several policy areas of the Irish Revenue Service, and four years at the European Commission in Brussels. From 1998, Callinan was at the Department of the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) where he advised on Information Society and e-commerce policy and strategy. He was responsible for development of the Irish Government's Action Plan to Implement the Information Society in Ireland and he co-ordinated negotiations with MIT on the establishment of Media Lab Europe. Callinan has a degree in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin.