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Thomas Deely

Thomas Deely, Executive Director for Corporate Partnerships at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies (SPS), successfully developed the school’s Master of Science in Applied Analytics program as its first full-time Academic Director.

He has worked as a business development strategist, technology investor, advisor, and speaker. Prior to joining Columbia, he was a Senior Engineer at Goldman Sachs, responsible for the Adoption Strategy for Enterprise Platforms across global businesses and led the Innovation Awards program and thought-leadership on FinTech engagement at Goldman Sachs.

Deely joined Goldman Sachs in London in 1997 as a Senior Application Developer and relocated to New York in 2000 where he progressed to hold a number of senior management roles implementing critical new business and regulatory initiatives. He has managed global technology teams, the set-up of new hedge funds, new trading flows and financial services businesses, new balance sheet and P&L reporting platforms, and Dodd Frank regulation reform legal and compliance implementation post the 2008 financial crisis.

Prior to Goldman Sachs, Deely was an Application Developer in the Technology Division at JPMorgan Chase where he joined the Graduate Training program in London in 1994.

Deely is a CFA charterholder and earned a Executive Master of Science in Technology Management from Columbia University in 2008 and a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering from University College Dublin in 1994.

Deely has studied and applied open innovation concepts emphasizing the imperative for companies to profit from technology investments. He has an active interest in markets, the socioeconomic impacts of technology, emerging technology driven business models, open source, analytics and the dynamics of successful businesses.

Deely is a core member of the Digital Irish Angels investment group and is active in the Irish American Community in New York. He is married with two kids.