Are you ready to grow your business and cut costs through the smarter use of affordable digital technology?

I will quickly analyse your business and help you select and deploy game-changing digital technology.

I will help you to identify business technology opportunities. I will then support you in evaluating, selecting and implementing the right technology. This can transform your business by driving out costs, growing your sales and improving your bottom line.

With 25+ years of experience in ‘hands-on’ business operational roles and Information Technology, I can understand your business’s needs, and I provide the IT knowledge and expertise to make your business a success.’s business, is business improvement.

Explore how I can help you through my various service offerings:

Project Management

Project Management is a service where businesses hire me to manage a specific project from start to finish. This helps my clients ensure timely completion of projects, control costs, and maintain quality standards by leveraging my expertise. My project management services provide clients with access to expertise, flexibility, cost savings, improved project outcomes, reduced risk, and the ability to focus on their core business activities.More ........

Technology Strategy

IT strategy service helps my clients to align their IT strategy with their overall business strategy. This involves conducting an assessment of the business's IT capabilities and recommending a roadmap for technology adoption and integration to maximise business value, enhance efficiency, and achieve long-term growth. I can help you align your technology investments with your business goals and achieve greater efficiency, flexibility, and competitiveness.
More ........

Technology Selection

Clients leverage my Technology Selection service to evaluate and recommend appropriate technology solutions to meet their needs. This helps businesses to identify the most suitable technology products, systems, and platforms to optimise their operations, reduce costs, and improve customer experiences. Overall, I can help you make the right decision for your business, saving you time, money, and resources in the long run.More ........

IT Director as a Service

IT-Director-as-a-Service (ITDaaS) is a model where businesses outsource their IT leadership to This provides businesses with access to high-level IT expertise, cost savings, scalability, strategic alignment, risk management, and the ability to focus on core business activities. This model can be especially beneficial for small and medium-sized businesses that need IT leadership but may not have the resources to hire a full-time IT director.
More ........

Digital Transformation

By utilising my Digital Transformation service I can help your business stay relevant and competitive in an increasingly digital world, and to better meet the evolving needs of customers and stakeholders. Digital Transformation refers to the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business or organisation, resulting in fundamental changes to how the business operates and delivers value to customers. It involves leveraging emerging technologies such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), and big data analytics to create new business models, streamline operations, and enhance the customer experience. Digital transformation can enable businesses to become more efficient, responsive, and agile, and to better meet the changing needs of their customers in an increasingly digital world.
More ........


Noel is a seasoned business director with senior leadership experience in Information Technology and Operations in FMCG beverage manufacturing (PepsiCo), manufacturing outsourcing (Banta Corp) and QA Management in the automotive electronics sector (Kostal). His early career was spent building hands-on functional skills in the ICT, Quality, Production and Operations Management side of businesses, servicing top-brand customers including Microsoft, Apple, HP and Dell.

Noel’s work included the setup and leadership of manufacturing facilities in Ireland and Japan. Throughout the following 20 years, as Vice-President of Information Services with Fortune 1000, Banta Corporation and Global IT Director with Fortune 100, PepsiCo he worked with business leaders to identify the key technology value-drivers and put in place teams, solutions and programmes that consistently delivered impactful results.

Noel’s current role as an Independent IT Advisor is focused on bringing his extensive experience managing ICT programmes and strategy to clients on an advisory basis. Noel is very experienced working with a wide range of customers and stakeholders and ensuring that business customers receive the value that ICT can offer.

See Professional Experience and Education below


Years CompanyRolesAchievements
2018 - Present ITdirector.ieManaging DirectorIndependent IT Adviser, driving improvement through targeted technology deployments.
See Testimonials Page.
2005 - 2018 PepsiCoGlobal Division Plants IT Director

Co-Lead SAP Program
Driving business value from technology across PWF Global manufacturing plants in Asia, Ireland and Americia's regions.

Benefits analysis/ business case for the divisional $60M+ SAP ERP. Lead the project-prep/blueprint phase and co-lead the realisation and final prep stages of SAP. Won a prestigious PepsiCo Board of Director’s award. Led the setup of outsourced SAP Sustain team and helped drive significant costs out of the model. Responsible for partnering with the plant leadership. Plant IT plant strategy, planning & budgeting, portfolio, project and people mgmt.
1989 - 2005 Banta CorpVice-President IS, IT Director

Ops Plant Mgr (Japan)
Mfg Mgr,

QA Mgr
Developed and deployed global Supply Chain divisional IT strategy. Built IT org – capable of delivering world-class IT solutions in a very challenging environment. 70 x IT staff based in Ireland/US, including 4 IT Directors S/w Dev, ERP, IT Ops and IT PMO. 40 x plant-based IT. Managed major enterprise IT projects including ERP, integration, B2B and major infrastructure changes. Member of business strategy steering committee on Boston Consultant Group strategic review.

Setup and managed Mfg. plant operations in Ireland and Japan for Microsoft, Apple and SUN Micro operations.

Designed/deployed ISO9001 QMS for for 4 European plants. QMS Customer awards (Apple, Microsoft).
1986 - 1989 KostalQA SupervisorSet-up automotive compliant QMS. Digitalised QMS using computing technology.


YearsCollegeQualificationAreas of Study
2020UCCMasters of Business Studies (Digital Transformation)
(1st Class Hons)
Encompassing cloud computing, Innovation, digital business (transformation) and digital marketing strategy.
2004TUDMSc Supply Chain Management
(1st Class Hons)
Supply chain management, Mfg/Ops, IT strategy, business strategy.

What my clients say:

Sector: Health Care
We embarked on a root to branch review of our current IT infrastructure in 2021 and have in the past twelve months worked with to drive an implementation plan to ensure we can deliver our services in a secure, efficient and cost effective manner. The project once completed will transform how we deliver our services and allow us to expand at scale. ITDirector has provided a full project consultancy service including delivery plan that allows us to benchmark weekly on timelines and costs. This is crucial for any large scale IT project in an SME as we need to continue to delivery our services in a timely manner to our existing clients while transforming the business. Thanks to IT Director we will be able to deliver on this project. The ability to also communicate with the board, key partners and other suppliers in a coordinated manner has been crucial to the success of the project delivery.
Paula Cogan,
CEO Cognate Health

Sector: Not for profit
Noel’s guidance and support throughout our review process was invaluable. We spent a number of weeks searching for a suitable expert to help us navigate the IT environment and how to get best value out of our IT infrastructure and we couldn’t have found a better person in Noel. He took the time to learn our sector and really helped to simplify and streamline our systems and management approach. He was always accessible, well-informed, and responsive to any queries that we had. We feel we got excellent value from working with Noel and would recommend him to any company.
Sarah Jane Hennelly

Sector: B2B Retail
Noel took a very practical, hands-on and objective approach to helping TPI map a way forward for the business. His broad business experience and innovative methodology ensured we got to the optimal solution quickly and cost-effectively
Martin Davern
Managing Director, Top Industrial Ltd

Sector: Business Services
Noel took the time to understand our culture, our clients and the ways that we did things. He worked directly with our support team to create requirements and rapidly moved into delivery. At every stage along the way has been conscious to transfer capability and knowledge while also innovating to meet our sometimes quirky requests. The analysis and diagnosis of our needs, and what was available to meet them, has meant that the build phase has been executed quickly without fuss. Implementation has been characterised by a strong focus on social process ensuring that change management has been attended to. We now have a technology platform that can grow with us, is cost effective and provides all the functions we need. We can see the status of our colleagues, the pipeline, work in progress and have a coherent and secure document platform. As a bonus we have saved on the multiple subscriptions to various other APPs that we used.
Jim Wicks
Managing Director, Cultivating Leadership

Sector: Government Agency
Noel Dillane of “ “ recently completed a report for BIM, SMART NET , which explored the capacity and readiness of the key stakeholders, involved in net management, for the upcoming directives. The topic area is challenging and complex due to a number of overarching new directives and the various and often unconnected stakeholders. Noel’s experience and expertise in critically assessing the barriers and opportunities from the stakeholders perspective and his own capacity to conduct thorough research in this emerging area was a significant asset to BIM in building a comprehensive picture on the challenges facing the sector. Noels piece of work was completed as part of a multi interdisciplinary team with BIM staff, industry practioners and other consultants. Noel was extremely generous with his time, professional knowledge from other sectors and practical application which benefited the other related phases of research and studies.
Catherine Barrett
Officer, Board Iascaigh Mhara (Irish Sea Fisheries Board)

Privacy & Cookie Policy

1. Introduction
Transform Squad Ltd T/A respect your right to privacy and comply with our obligations under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2002. The purpose of this Website Privacy Policy is to outline how we deal with any personal data you provide to us while visiting this website. Naturally, if you are not happy with this Website Privacy Policy you should not use this website. By visiting this website, you are accepting the terms of this Website Privacy Policy. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such, and we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these other websites.
2. Types of Information Collected
We retain two types of information:
“Personal Data”
This is data that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you and may include your name, address, email address, user IP addresses in circumstances where they have not been deleted, clipped or anonymised, telephone number. Such information is only collected from you if you voluntarily submit it to us.
“Non-Personal Data”
Like most websites, we gather statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate basis of all visitors to our website. This Non-Personal Data comprises information that cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as demographic information regarding, for example, user IP addresses where they have been clipped or anonymised, browser types and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our website.
3. Purposes for which we hold your Information.Non-Personal Data:
We use the Non-Personal Data gathered from visitors to our website in an aggregate form to get a better understanding of where our visitors come from and to help us better design and organise our website.
Personal Data:
We will process any Personal Data you provide to us for the following purposes:
to provide you with information on our services you may have requested;
to contact you if required in connection with your query or to respond to any communications you might send to us;
to contact you by email in relation to news, events, services, products and offers available within Transform Squad Ltd and other related third-party offerings where appropriate.
4. Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
We may provide Non-Personal Data to third parties, where such information is combined with similar information of other users of our website. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique users who visit our website, the demographic breakdown of our community users of our website, or the activities that visitors to our website engage in while on our website. The third parties to whom we may provide this information may include potential or actual advertisers, providers of advertising services (including website tracking services), commercial partners, sponsors, licensees, researchers and other similar parties.
We will not disclose your Personal Data to third parties unless you have consented to this disclosure or unless the third party is required to fulfil your query (in such circumstances, the third party is bound by similar data protection requirements. We will disclose your Personal Data if we believe in good faith that we are required to disclose it in order to comply with any applicable law, a summons, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order, or other statutory requirement.
5. Sale of Business
We reserve the right to transfer information (including your Personal Data) to a third party in the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, receivership or transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of our company provided that the third party agrees to adhere to the terms of the Website Privacy Policy and provided that the third party only uses your Personal Data for the purposes that you provided it to us. You will be notified in the event of any such transfer and you will be afforded an opportunity to opt-out.
6. Security
Your Personal Data is held on secure servers hosted by our Internet Service Provider. The nature of the Internet is such that we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us via the Internet. No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. However, we will take all reasonable steps (including appropriate technical and organisational measures) to protect your Personal Data.
7. Updating, Verifying and Deleting Personal Data
You may inform us of any changes in your Personal Data, and in accordance with our obligations under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2002 we will update or delete your Personal Data accordingly. To find out what Personal Data we hold on you or to have your Personal Data updated, amended or removed from our database, please email us at Any such data subject requests may be subject to a prescribed fee.
8. Changes to the Website Privacy Policy.
Any changes to this Website Privacy Policy will be posted on this website so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any time we decide to use Personal Data in a manner significantly different from that stated in this Website Privacy policy, or otherwise disclosed to you at the time it was collected, we will notify you by email, and you will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in the new manner.
9. Cookies
We use a number of different cookies on our site and we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy, meaning that we assume you are happy with this usage. This can be changed by disabling or deleting the cookies, or using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (e.g. “Incognito Mode” in Google Chrome). For further information on how to manage and opt-out of cookies please visit:
First Party Cookies: These cookies are set by this website directly and include web analytics tools like Google Analytics which are used to collect anonymous information about how users browse the site. This cannot be used to identify personal information (e.g. name or address).Certain cookies are deemed strictly necessary to the working of the website. For brochure sites and ecommerce sites a session cookie is necessary for remembering your log-in for you, whether you are a registered user or not or remembering what has been put in the shopping basket. If this cookie is disabled it will disrupt the functionality on the site.Third Party Cookies: These cookies are set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type include the social network content sharing buttons across the site (e.g. Youtube and Facebook). To facilitate the implementation of these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website which we do not control and cannot access. You should check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.Transform Squad Ltd T/A
+353 (0) 87 8377347

Contact Me:

If you would like to discuss a potential opportunity,
please feel free to email or call me.

Noel Dillane

Address, Carrigaline, Co. Cork
P43 P685, Ireland.
Mobile: + 353 87 8377347

Alternatively complete and submit this form and I will get back to you quickly:

Digital Transformation Service

Digital Transformation can bring a variety of benefits to businesses and organisations, including:
Improved efficiency:
Digital tools and technologies can help automate and streamline business processes, reducing the time and resources required to complete tasks.
Enhanced customer experience:
Digital Transformation can enable businesses to provide more personalised and convenient services to their customers, leading to higher satisfaction and loyalty.
Increased agility and innovation:
Digital technologies can enable businesses to rapidly respond to changing market conditions and customer needs, and to quickly develop and launch new products and services.
Greater data insights:
Digital tools can help businesses gather and analyse large amounts of data, providing valuable insights into customer behaviour, market trends, and business performance.
Competitive advantage:
Digital Transformation can help businesses differentiate themselves from competitors by providing unique services or experiences that are difficult to replicate.

Actions & Deliverables at each stage:

Step 1.

Prepare for the Journey

(Setup for Success)


  • Agree scope, objectives, deliverables & budget.

  • Identify Steering team (for sign-offs).

  • Provide prep info (org charts,, business process, strategy, IT org, ICT, budgets & service providers)

  • Project plan, project team and resource input requirements

  • Present/align with steering team


  • Both parties understand the resourcing required and expected deliverables

  • Project set up for success to “hit the ground running”

  • Leadership buy-in to support

Step 2.

Where are we today?

(Assess current Capabilities)


  • Comms to interviewees

  • IT data gathering and assessment

  • Survey users . Interview business process owners

  • Interview key executives (SWOT)

  • Identify Key Business Objectives

  • Prioritise findings

  • Present/align with steering team


  • Key employees lined up to support the assessment

  • Detailed report highlighting key challenges, issues, gaps, opportunities with current ICT

  • Prioritised plan on ICT challenges and opportunities

Step 3.

Where do we need to be?

(Envision the Future)


  • Trends (e.g.PESTLE, Market, IT). Value Proposition tech levers

  • Synthesise Step #2 Inputs Envision future state

  • Gap analysis (people, process, tech, data, governance)

  • Scenarios and strategic options (Est. value, Est. cost, complexity),

  • Roadmap (+ budgets & resources)


  • An articulated strategy for your business which leverages tech to improve internal ops & support growth

  • A practical 3~5 year IT roadmap to deliver business benefits

  • Leadership support for resourcing & budget

Step 4.

How do we get there?

(Plan benefits & delivery)


  • Develop program plans ( & POC/MVP)

  • Develop individual project plans

  • Prioritise solution requirements ( step #3+)

  • Solution/provider selection

  • Detail costs/benefits

  • Deliver recommendations

  • Signoff from steering team


  • Program Project Plan

  • Solution selection/ confirmation

  • Business case

  • Budget/resourcing sign off

Step 5.

Navigate the Route

(Deliver the benefits)


  • Integrated Program/project management

  • Secure ext/Internal resources

  • Stakeholder engagement Plans

  • Risks and Issues Tracking

  • Scheduling and task mgmt.

  • Budget and benefits tracking.


  • Program and Project Mgmt.

  • Project Charter

  • Stakeholder Mgmt. Plans

  • Risks and Issues Tracker

  • Schedule/Task Plans

  • Budget /benefits tracker

Project Management Service

My project management services provide clients with access to expertise, flexibility, cost savings, improved project outcomes, reduced risk, and the ability to focus on their core business activities.
There are several benefits to my project management services, including:

Access to Expertise:
I bring a wealth of knowledge and skills to the table. I have experience in managing projects across various industries and can bring new ideas and approaches to project management.
My PM services are flexible, allow clients to engage on an as-needed basis. Clients can engage me for a specific project or for a longer-term arrangement, depending on their needs.
My PM services are often more cost-effective than hiring a full-time project manager. Clients only pay for the services they need, and they don't have to provide benefits or other employment-related costs.
Improved Project Outcomes:
I bring a structured and disciplined approach to project management. I can help to ensure that projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the required quality standards.
Reduced Risk:
I can help to mitigate project risks by identifying potential issues early and implementing appropriate risk management strategies.
Focus on Core Business:
Clients can focus on their core business activities and leave project management to the experts.

Technology Selection Service

I can help you make the right technology decisions for your business, saving you time, money, and resources in the long run.
This will provide a number of benefits, including:Expertise and Experience:
I have the expertise and experience needed to evaluate different software solutions and make recommendations based on your specific needs. I can provide insights and recommendations that you may not have considered on your own.
Time Savings:
Selecting the right software for your business can be a time-consuming process. I can help streamline the process by doing the research, evaluating the options, and providing recommendations. This can save your team time and resources, allowing them to focus on other priorities.
Cost Savings:
Making the wrong software choice can be expensive. I can help you avoid costly mistakes by ensuring that you choose software that is the best fit for your business needs. This can help you save money in the long run by avoiding the need to switch to a new system or invest in additional software to fill gaps.
Increased Efficiency:
The right software can streamline your business processes and increase efficiency. I can help you identify the software that will have the greatest impact on your business, and help you implement it in a way that maximises the benefits.
Objective Perspective:
I can provide an objective perspective on your business software needs. I am not biased towards any particular software solution and can help you evaluate the pros and cons of different options without being swayed by marketing hype or vendor bias.

Technology Strategy Service

I can help you align your technology investments with your business goals and achieve greater efficiency, flexibility, and competitiveness.
Benefits of my Technology Selection Service include:Expertise and Experience:
I have the expertise and experience to help you develop a comprehensive IT strategy that aligns with your business objectives. I can provide insights on the latest technologies and best practices, and help you identify the most effective ways to leverage technology to support your business goals.
Objective Perspective:
I can provide an objective perspective on your IT needs, helping you identify opportunities for improvement and areas where you may be overspending or underinvesting. I can also help you assess the strengths and weaknesses of your current IT systems and provide recommendations for improvement.
Cost Savings:
An IT strategy developed with me can help you optimise your IT investments and reduce unnecessary spending. I can help you identify cost-effective solutions that meet your business needs and reduce waste.
Increased Efficiency:
A well-designed IT strategy can help you streamline your business processes and increase efficiency. I can help you identify the most effective IT solutions for your business and help you implement them in a way that maximises their benefits.
I can help you develop an IT strategy that is flexible and scalable, allowing you to adapt to changing business needs and technology trends. This can help you stay competitive and ensure that your IT investments continue to provide value over time.
Focus on Core Business:
By partnering with me to develop your IT strategy, you can free up internal resources to focus on core business activities. This can help you avoid the distractions and complexities of IT management and ensure that your business is operating at peak efficiency.
Please see here for further details on:
My Digital Transformation Process

IT Director Service

IT Director as a Service (ITDaaS) is a model where businesses outsource their IT leadership to
IT Director as a Service can provide businesses with access to high-level IT expertise, cost savings, scalability, strategic alignment, risk management, and the ability to focus on core business activities.This model can provide a number of benefits, including:Access to Expertise:
Businesses get access to an experienced IT leader who can provide guidance and direction on a range of IT issues. This can be especially beneficial for small and medium-sized businesses that may not have the resources to hire a full-time IT director.
Cost Savings:
Outsourcing IT leadership can be a cost-effective way to access high-level IT expertise without the cost of hiring a full-time IT director. It also provides businesses with flexibility, as they can adjust their level of service as their needs change.
I offer scalability, allowing businesses to ramp up or down IT leadership as needed. This is especially important for growing businesses that may not know what their future IT needs will be.
Strategic Alignment:
I help ensure that a business's IT strategy aligns with their overall business strategy. This will help to maximise the value of IT investments and improve the overall performance of the business.
Risk Management:
I help businesses manage IT risks, including security, compliance, and data protection. This will help to protect the business and its customers from the negative impacts of a cyber attack or data breach.
Focus on Core Business:
By outsourcing IT leadership businesses can free up internal resources to focus on core business activities. This can help to improve productivity and profitability, as well as enhance the customer experience.

Update cookies preferences