Long Pham joined UCC as the AI4EU Community Manager.
Prior to Insight, Long was a business development manager for University College Cork, Ireland, in ASEAN markets, where she worked with governments, universities, industries and education services for UCC internationalization strategies. Long moved to the business role from being a researcher of the International Energy Research Centre at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork, for four years since 2014.
Long was an executive at IBM’s Governmental Programs for over five years and worked closely with Vietnamese and American governments on technology and free trade policies at all stages. She is also well connected to city and provincial leaders when she oversaw IBM’s Smarter Planet agenda and Smarter Cities cooperation programs in Vietnam, California in the US with a focus on major cities including Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang, Ha Noi, and Fresno (CA, USA).
Prior to joining IBM, Long was a career journalist and Managing Editor for the Viet Nam News, a daily English newspaper of the Vietnam News Agency where she oversaw the various publication channels.
In addition to policy advisory work and research, Long is a recent PhD graduate whose dissertation focused on resident engagement for smart city programs, local policy development, and regulation for technology adoption to promote smart and sustainable city development.