Mary Cleary is Deputy CEO of the Irish Computer Society/ICS Skills, overseeing certification programmes and digital inclusion policy and initiatives for more than 10 years. She holds a Master's Degree in Education, has 20 years’ experience as a primary school teacher and extensive experience of professional programme design and implementation. She has worked on several national education initiatives, promoting ICT as a teaching and learning tool and is an active member of ECDL Foundation Expert Working Group. For the ICS, Mary manages education and skills initiatives, as well as the professional and advocacy activities of HISI (Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland), its membership and Annual Conference, overseeing the HISI academic and industry fora, which endeavour to integrate current HI research, government policy and the introduction of new healthcare technologies. She is a member of the CEN Workshop on ICT Skills, the NSAI ICT SCC, and represents the NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) on the CEN TC 428 Project Committee. She contributes to the EU – US Standards and Interoperability Health IT Skills Workgroup. Mary is also a member of and expert advisor to the AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) Global Health Workforce Council.