The Future of the Cloud: The research project ensuring the seamless performance of streaming, SaaS, and connected devices

Developments in technology are having a dramatic impact on  how we work, learn and interact with colleagues, the so-called Future of Work. New software platforms and AI-powered applications are being widely integrated into workplaces, bringing benefits but also new challenges to HR professionals and employees alike. In turn, Universities are having to rapidly adapt how they train people for a totally new working environment.

In this episode of dotLAB Radio we look at the Future of Work, the evolution of the workplace, the technologies driving it, and how business leaders and students can adapt and thrive in this new environment. Our guests are Edel Conway, Professor of HRM and Organisational Psychology at DCU Business School; and Lena Rogova, Business Development Director at We cover areas including:

  • How big data and AI-powered technology has changed and challenged the HR role
  • Using new technologies to boost employee engagement
  • How Universities are evolving to close the gap between education and industry requirements
  • Trust and ethical considerations when rolling out new software platforms in the workplace
  • Why a candidate’s hobbies, interests, and volunteering are becoming increasingly valuable when job hunting

Work as researcher abroad: Ireland as a talent hub

Research is a key element for the development of new disruptive technologies. The partnership between research centres and industry brings innovation to a new level and makes knowledge more accessible. Researchers are very skilled professionals who are often required to move abroad to increase their skills and experience. Ireland is now one of most attractive places for such talents. In this episode of dotLAB Radio, Patricia Takako Endo shares her experience of working as a post-docitoral researcher at DotLab Ireland.Patricia is a professor at Universidade de Pernambuco (UPE) in Brazil. Over the last two years she has worked as post-doctoral researcher on a project named RECAP which focused on simulation of edge/fog/cloud computing scenarios. This episode covers the following topics:

– The experience of collaborating with different international institutions; – Academia-industry research collaboration; – The relevance of RECAP’s use cases from a research perspective; and – Synergies between edge, fog and cloud computing.