Dr. Daniel McCaughan

Partner Emeritus
Belfast based

Dr. Daniel McCaughan
Danny joined Kernel Capital in 2006 having been an advisor since 2003 and is Partner Emeritus with the Company. Danny’s investment focus is ICT, Telecoms, Big Data and Energy Efficiency. Danny is an experienced industrial executive with a long record of achievement in business leadership and technology and has held a wide range of Directorships. From his initial employment in Bell Labs, USA, via a senior position in RSRE UK, Danny later served as President and COO for NASDAQ listed Cambridge Display Technology. Prior to this he was Chief Scientist of Nortel Networks and a member of the Nortel Futures Council. Prior to Nortel he held senior and Board positions in STC, GEC and Marconi.

As a Founder member and Chairman of the Technology Board for Northern Ireland, and subsequently acting as first Chairman of Industrial Research and Technology Unit (IRTU), of IDB, Danny was awarded an OBE for contributions to technology and national/regional high-tech strategy and development in Northern Ireland. From 2004 to 2010 Danny chaired the UK Home Office Science Advisory Committee (HOSAC), the high-level strategy body overseeing Home Office Science, Engineering and Technology. From 2006-2010 he was an Independent Member of the Board of the Northern Ireland Health Service, DHSSPS. He has served on advisory boards in 10 different universities.

He has filed over 20 patents and is widely published in technical and managerial subjects. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Irish Academy of Engineering, Engineers Ireland, the Institute of Physics, the IET, the Royal Photographic Society and the IoD, and is an Honorary Professor of Engineering, Queen’s University. With BSc in Physics and Maths from Queens University Belfast, Danny also holds two Doctorate level degrees - PhD in Physics and DSc in Electrical Engineering.

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