Niall O'Connor

Niall O'Connor
CIO, Apple Inc.

Last Updated: 10/18/2016

Executive Summary

O'Connor has been Apple's Chief Information Officer since 1997. Under his leadership, Apple says, its worldwide IT organization has undergone a major transformation highlighted by a streamlined, simplified systems environment; integration of Apple's state-of-the-art enterprise products; and a fine-tuned cost model that allo (there's more...)

Personal Attributes and Interests

  • In April 2011 O'Connor was honored by The Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) as one of the top 50 Irish American technology executives.

Current Focus

  • Prefer augmented reality over virtual reality: During an exclusive interview with ABC News in September 2016, CEO Tim Cook said he favors augmented reality (AR) over virtual realit (there's more...)

Key Challenges

  • Scale back automotive ambitions: According to an October 2016 Bloomberg article, Apple has drastically scaled back its automotive ambitions, leading to hundreds of job cuts and a new direction that, for now, no longer i (there's more...)

Biographical Highlights

  • O'Connor was born and raised in Ireland.
  • He earned his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the National Institute for Higher Education (now University of Limerick) in Limerick, Ireland.
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Other Boards and Organizations

  • Member, Advisory Board, Irish Technology Leadership Group

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