Chris Horn was the co-founder, CEO, and chairman of technology middleware business IONA Technologies. He is a former member of the board of Trinity College, Dublin, where he previously lectured in computer science, and has been a non-executive director of a number of privately held software companies and business associations and advisor to a number of venture capital firms. He is a former director of Science Foundation Ireland, and a former chairman of the Irish Management Institute and of UNICEF Ireland.
Dr Horn regularly contributes to debate on Ireland’s high-tech industry, and was a member of the ICT working group at IBEC and was the founding chairman of the Ireland China Association. He currently serves on the board of Gridstore (a grid storage company), is chairman of Sophia Search (a search company) and chairman of Science Gallery International. In 2001 he received an honorary Doctor of Science from TCD, became a Fellow of Engineers Ireland and received the RDS Gold Medal for Industry.