Who Is Innovation Works
Hi, I am the founder of InnovationWorks.ie and a PhD candidate with three post graduate specialist diplomas in Innovation & Quality Management; certifications in Training, Coaching and Project Management including ITIL v3, PrinceII, Wireless & Smart data capture technologies and Software Development. With over 20 years professional experience delivering projects in multinationals, small & micro enterprises; and non-profit organisations. Complemented with two black belt awards in both Lean and Six Sigma from the University of Limerick achieving significant bottom line productivity & quality improvements, waste & defect reduction and innovative lean thinking in a growing portfolio of successful projects.
Researching the role of innovation in rural economic and social revitalisation; and the design and delivery of innovative training and support programmes for small businesses, non-profits and long term job seekers, I can deliver FETAC group accredited, projectised learning and online learning content and programmes in the areas of new technology development, business management, service design and continuous improvement in manufacturing .
I write on research topics as diverse as Brexit and GDPR preparation project implementation in small enterprises and non-profits; and a ‘Simple Project Implementation’ approach aimed at supporting better project outcomes in small teams.
Below you will find more details about ‘Past Projects’, a ‘Professional Timeline’, a portfolio of ‘What Others Have To Say…’ and ‘What The Media Has To Say…’ about past projects. If I can be of any further assistance, why not reach out and make …
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What others have to say …
"Working with Brendan was certainly a pleasure. Brendan is very detailed at what he does and had successfully delivered a number of projects on time & on budget, attributes that are usually hard to find hence I have no hesitation in recommending him for any type of project, small or enterprise level."
"I have worked with Brendan on a number of barcoding related areas in my business. I found Brendan very easy to deal with and he was extremely helpful in resolving the issues. The problems and questions I had were solved in an analytical manner."
"I have had the pleasure of working with Brendon McLoughlin on a number of IT infrastructure, SmartCard, Mobile and Barcode label printing project over the last 7 years. I have always found his in-depth and wide ranging background knowledge over many years of experience to be enlighten and most valuable and beneficial to any project. His determination to deliver real quality benefits to a project is a real breath of fresh air and quite the inspiration. I very much look forward to a long and productive future working with Brendon."
"I worked with Brendon whilst we were colleagues at VisionID, and I am pleased to say that our relationship in a business and personal capacity has retained ever since. Brendon is a true professional with a passion for all things IT. His attention to detail is second to none and his commitment to ensuring that quality remains a priority is obvious from the start. I have worked with Brendon on several projects, his enthusiasm and creativity never waned and his dedication to ensuring every detail of each project was completed on time and within budget was always a priority. I have no hesitation in recommending Brendon as a technology partner for any third party and I am happy to clarify same directly should it be required."
"I first met Brendon while volunteering with The Jobs Factory project and quickly Brendon became my mentor, as I was first dipping my toes into the world of business. Brendon gave me a thorough grounding in key business concepts and planning methodologies such as lean innovation, while also challenging me every step of the way as I set up my first business. Brendon has always proven to be an innovative problem solver with a wealth of knowledge and experience in IT, Business and start-ups and has been very generous with his time and advice."
"I have worked with Brendon since 1997 and at all times found him extremely helpful, very passionate in anything he gets involves in, great ideas man and always thinking outside the box as well as having the ability to work within in it. He has always acted with integrity and is highly professional and honest. Definitely recommend Brendon to anyone."
"Brendon and I worked together for a number of years. I have watched Brendon’s continual personal development as he transitioned with ease from software developer to professional services manager during his years at VisionID. His ability to adapt communications style and refine what is most important to the customer is a valuable skill. Brendon's soft polite approach is contrasted only by his dedication to customer satisfaction and ethical honesty. Brendon reported directly to management, so as a director we worked side by side on many notable ground breaking enterprise technology deployments. Brendon is a capable customer facing trouble shooter taking the lead in some of the most demanding auto id, mobile, wireless and smart technology implementations. Some of his early work at VisionID today remains as a vital basis for a number of technical projects which have an estimated value in the millions of euros. Brendon’s ability to trouble shoot, problem solve and explore alternative thinking and approach is a high value competency he brings to any project or venture. He is a detailed project manager and gifted customer focused champion. His pursuit of customer satisfaction is very much akin to my own. Brendon is a real power house, creative thinker, team player and friend who continue’s to be a great pleasure to work with. His personal transformation to date is an inspiration to others. I wish him continued success and very much look forward to working with him on future projects. Cathal Murtagh, Director, VisionID Ltd"
"I had the pleasure of working with Brendon on a number of technical solutions to deliver a rebost software platform to support the financial management systems for a range of Irish customers. Brendon's ability to understand and appreciate the customers needs and expectations along with his focus/expertise on the technical development and delivery of a solution is second to none. Brendon's involvement enabled successful project delivery and the customer base were very impressed with his knowledge/expertise and ability to deliver on time and one budget. I would be delighted to work with him again should the opportunity present iteself."
"During my days in Dell (Limerick), Brendon worked with VisionID on the installation of an RFID label printing solution on the main assembly lines. Later he helped train Dell European lead engineers to support the related technologies. A few years later, we teamed up as part of an innovation management postgraduate at UL. Brendon’s obvious drive and passion for all things innovative combined with his extensive business knowledge and experience was invaluable as a team member and leader. His ability to constructively challenge and question across industries and technologies was illuminating, insightful, informative and often entertaining. Brendon clearly stands out as a creative and innovative pragmatic “ideas man”. He often opens new directions in the thinking of others that would not be obvious otherwise. He is also an excellent project manager bringing a wealth of knowledge from a number of technologies and businesses into valuable commercial solutions. Brendon and I continue to work together on a number of ecommerce and technology based business ventures. I regularly seek his guidance as an important sanity check for my ongoing business development, technology, project management and project resourcing efforts as a most valuable resource. I have no hesitation in sincerely recommending Brendon to anyone engaging him in any project. In recognition of my thanks for his continued support and guidance. Joe O’Toole, Managing Director at J & F Water Treatment Ltd (Ireland)."
"Some time back, we had a problem ramping up for a price-checking project and Brendon provided us with the best technology and commissioned the software implementation in a very short turnaround. He was extremely dedicated and helpful and worked day and night to ensure that we made our deadline."
"Brendon and I worked together on a number of large scale highly regulated validated enterprise implementation projects during his time in EtQ. He is a skilful communicator and client focused all around technical expert. Over the course of nearly a year, Brendon demonstrated the real flair for supporting a more collaborative and respectful approach than I had previously experienced. His ability to dig deep when required and pull the best from otherwise difficult situations will always be an eye opener. I am confident that Brendon’s diligent agile approach to projects, customer communications and support instils considerable confidence and empowerment in others. His ability to call on different project management methods and combine them in simple visual ways clearly shows his passion for project management. The EtQ global family will miss his colourful humour, guidance and sense of empowerment. I have every confidence in recommending Brendon, your friend and colleague Paul – Technical Implementation Consultant at EtQ EMEA."
"I had the pleasure of working with Brendon with a number of projects in the areas of IT support and Network troubleshooting. He was always professional and customer focused. I would be delighted to work with Brendon again should the opportunity arise"
"I worked as a colleague of Brendon's back some years ago and I would have no hesitation in recommending him, although he came to that industry with limited direct experience, he became highly proficient very quickly and was a strong asset to the company." Now that we have both moved on from there, I have regularly gone to Brendon for professional advise and assistance and this has always been given freely and accurately. I hope to continue working with Brendon in the future and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Brendon to anybody and I have no doubt his knowledge and professional work ethic will stand to him as a Project Manager.
"Provides a great and detailed service in the areas of web design,innovative Technology and project management"
"Brendon was very professional and was quickly able to assess the clients needs and the best way of delivering a solution that suited them. He was very pro-active in his approach to the project and more than met the clients expectations. A good team player who was very approachable which put the client at ease."
"Brendon is very efficient and a true professional with a knowledge base second to none. I would have no hesitation in recommending him."
"I met Brendon over the Internet more than 15 years ago, and face to face not long thereafter on two trips to Ireland -- first as a journalist, next as a hospital administrator. He is empathetic, quick witted, a gifted communicator and will go to great lengths to do the right thing."
"Brendon has really opened our eyes and minds so much, we are truly thankful to him for taking the time and effort as well as showing such patience with us. I am finding his contribution invaluable to not only the Clonmel Swimming Club but also other clubs that I am personally involved with. Polly Murphy, Chair person, Clonmel Swimming Club."
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Brendon McLoughlin is a Technical Project Manager and Lean Black Belt Innovator. Brendon has extensive design and development experience across technology based businesses, product manufacturing and service provider industries, social and not-for-profit organisations.Brendon has over 20 years of experience within start-ups, SME’s and global enterprises. Brendon continues to build a reputation as a creative lean thinker, innovator, researcher, blogger and evangelist. Brendon’s chosen area of research focuses on 'Rural Innovation' and Capacity, Capability and Competency building and cultivating creative core cultures in small high performance teams from small organisations to realise greater commercial value and social gain.