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The Future Cast team is always here to help, we specialise in working with companies to achieve their goals. Get in contact today to learn more about our mission and how we can help you.

CEO

JJ O'HARA

CEO

JJ is the CEO of Future Cast, Innovation, R&D and Education Centre under Industry 4.0 and Industry 5.0 for the Quarry, Construction and Manufacturing industries based at W8 Complex. JJ has a great deal of experience as he has worked in the industry for many years.

Director of Education

Mary Whitney

Director of Education

As an Education professional, Mary is committed to enhancing the learner experience using digital tools and universal design learning. Mary is an effective leader who gets the best from her team by creating the right conditions to allow them to love their job, meet their goals and give their best every day.

Head of Research & Development

Patrick O'Donnell

Head of Research & Development

Patrick has worked for 10 years in the Construction Industry as a Project Engineer and Civil Engineer. He also worked within the Pharmaceutical/Medical Device Industry for several years as a Project Engineer and Facilities Site Lead managing Energy Projects & Utilities Maintenance. 

Financial Controller

Shaune Glackin

Financial Controller

Shaune is a Chartered Accountant since 2017. He has 10 years experience working in Construction and over 10 years working in Accounting and Finance. He has a BEng in Civil Engineering from Queens University Belfast (2003). In Future Cast he is responsible and accountable for the financial performance of the business with key focus on the effective operation of the accounting and financial control activities.

Marketing Head

Mamta Bhardwaj

Marketing Head

Mamta Bhardwaj is Digital Marketing Manager at Future Cast. She has an education background in electronic and communication engineering and has worked with MNCs in software development. She changed her career path by pursuing Master’s in Management and Marketing. In Future Cast she takes care of marketing, content creation & strategy. She is a creative person and involved in marketing of WICQI and organizing events. 

Training and Sales Manager

Ylenia Morselli

Training and Sales Manager

Ylenia has solid 5 years experience in training  providing the Irish AEC/Construction sector with 30% funding towards ICT courses’ fee to decrease skills’ gap, increase employees’ retention and to build a more digitized, greener and safer industry and over 10 years experience in digital marketing, event management, customer service excellence and finance in various sectors: charity, audit, online payments and construction.

Geological Scientist

Dave Plunkett

Geological Scientist

David brings over a decade of wide-ranging experience as a geologist, having worked for Irish and multinational companies in the mineral exploration and geotechnical industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Geology and Chemistry) from The National University of Ireland, Galway, along with a master’s degree in Geochemistry from the University of Leeds. At Futurecast, Davids is running the Materials Testing Laboratory as well as helping to design experiments as we work towards the green, and just, transition.

Administrative Assistant

Patricia Mc Padden

Administrative Assistant

Patricia has worked for local community development groups and has been involved with many projects and businesses in the North Leitrim area. She was a support worker with vulnerable groups. In Future cast takes care of administrative work, accounts, bookkeeping, payroll securing funding etc. She very closes works with our CEO JJ’O Hara as a Personal assistant. She is also involved with networking with various organizations such as LCC, LDCO, and funding bodies. 

3D Construction Printing Expert

Mark McGowan

3D Construction Printing Expert

Mark has over 23 years’ experience as a cabinet maker in the Wood Technology sector and has extensive knowledge of Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) milling/manufacturing processes. Mark achieved a BSc in Advanced Wood Technology and sustainable construction followed by a B.A. (Hons) in Industrial Design. Mark has been involved in the 3D technology world since 1999 and 3D printing since 2013. Mark is now working on 3D concrete printing research and development within Future Cast

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