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Aidan McCullen

Entrepreneur, Lecturer, Former Professional Rugby Player and Transformation Expert

Aidan is a proponent of constant reinvention. As a former international and professional rugby player of 10 years he now applies his discipline to the world of digital disruption and business imagination. As a pioneer in digital media marketing solutions, products and business models, Aidan is renowned for making complex topics enjoyable and easy to understand.

Aidan is the host and founder of the Global Innovation Show, broadcast on RTE and the only English-speaking show on Finland's Business FM and writer of The Thursday Thought weekly blog. He is Senior Consultant with Flow Consulting Group, where he works with organisations to radically change how they interact and engage with each other.

Aidan has over 100 caps for Leinster, Toulouse and London Irish and is a full Ireland Rugby International. Aidan is a champion for change and has evolved in his own career after rugby.  He worked in transformation for digital, innovation and now culture and leadership. 

He developed the digital eco-system for Communicorp Radio Group, served as Head of Innovation for RTE (National broadcaster), worked as an innovation consultant for Global company Katawave and sat on the board of the Irish Internet Association.

He also developed and delivers a module on Emerging Trends and Technology in Trinity College Business School, ranked 1st in Ireland and in the top 100 globally.

  • Social Media Landscape & Strategy
  • Business Disruption
  • Digital Publishing Strategy
  • Future Trends and Technology
  • Innovation in Advertising
  • The Future of Publishing
  • Business and Sport

“Aidan was a fantastic facilitator and teacher for the day and encouraged participation from everyone. It has been a long time since I have seen a group of managers engage fully like that in a course.”  Fran Carey, HR Partner, Mastercard

"Aidan was MC for one of our biggest events of the year, the Chartered Accountants Ireland annual conference. Aidan's role was pivotal, providing a consistent voice throughout the day, linking session, introducing and interviewing speakers. Aidan brought gravitas to the event and added real value with his insightful and provocative questions during the panel sessions. Importantly Aidan engaged the audience, making them feel welcome and at ease by his openness, his insights and humour." Joseph Carroll, Chartered Accountants Ireland

"We had a pleasure to have Aidan delivering keynote presentations at several EGTA events in the past. Aidan has a rare talent of blending high-quality content, translating complex ideas into understandable and thought-provoking messages. And all that delivered by Aidan in a light and engaging manner with a healthy touch of humour. We were glad to recommend Aidan to some of our members for their events and received only complimentary feedback."  Yuri Loburets, Director EGTA


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