John  Egan

John Egan

The Head of Innovation at Lafferty Group, John Egan is an economist specialising in Innovation in Retail Banking. He has previously founded and sold engineering and finance businesses, earning multiple entrepreneurship awards including Emerging Irish Entrepreneur of the year. Prior to his current role, he was the CEO of Swiss Network Technology firm Sandbox where he oversaw the launch of over 20 new bases in Latin America and Africa as well as the expansion of the orginisations anthropological and economic laboratory where he initiated a digital economy environment, digital currency programme and created the mobile society concept. He currently sits on the University College Dublin Innovation Academy Board of Studies, is faculty at the International Academy of Retail Banking and has authored or contributed to numerous books and reports on Innovation theory and the future of retail banking. He is a regular speaker, advisor and consultant on innovation and foresight. More information can be found at or he can be followed on Twitter @iamjohnegan