December 9, 2023
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A sort of homecoming: Kilkenny woman lands top job in healthcare provider’s new HQ in city

A Kilkenny woman has been appointed to head up a global technology operations centre for healthcare giant UPMC in her native city.

Joanne Fanning has been appointed chief information officer at UPMC in Ireland and head of the new UPMC Global Technology Operations Centre, which opens soon at MacDonagh Junction.

Ms Fanning brings a wealth of international experience to her new role, having spent 20 years working with global healthcare and multinational companies. She has extensive experience leading IT strategy and operations, most recently as group head of information technology at Centric Health in Dublin.

The company said Ms Fanning has “successfully delivered IT solutions and services across multiple business units spanning Ireland, the United Kingdom and UAE”.

Welcoming the appointment, UPMC Ireland managing director David Beirne said: “With her varied IT background and her passion for innovation and challenging the status quo, Joanne is a fitting leader to help drive UPMC’s transformation of healthcare in Ireland and beyond.

“As we expand our use of technology to improve the quality and convenience of care in Ireland, we are excited to have Joanne join our dedicated team of more than 475 staff serving patients in the South East and Midlands.”

As part of her new role, Ms Fanning will develop the team, infrastructure and services to deliver on UPMC’s multinational technology strategy, supporting operations in Ireland, Italy, China and Kazakhstan.

The Kilkenny woman earned her degree in information technology from Dublin City University, with a post-graduate diploma in Environmental Engineering from Trinity College.


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