Pat O'Connor, is co-founder and managing director of VRAI where he leads on strategy and investment. VRAI are an innovative Irish technology company who have developed an AI powered VR training platform called HEAT (www.heatvr.io). VRAI have been "adopted" by Google in recognition of their high potential technology and are working with a number of Global 500 companies across aviation, defence and manufacturing. Pat served for 20 years in the Irish Defence Forces in reconnaissance, public affairs and strategy development roles, serving operationally in Liberia, Syria, Lebanon and Israel. Pat holds two MAs, one in Political & Public Communication, and the other in Business Innovation & Management, both of which are areas Pat has a particular interest in.