Mark Brown is Ireland’s first Professor of Digital Learning and Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) at Dublin City University (DCU). He is a Fellow and Executive Committee member of the European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN) and serves on the Supervisory Board of the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU). He also chairs the Innovation in Teaching and Learning Steering Committee for the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) and until recently served on the Board of the Irish National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Mark has played key leadership roles in the university-wide implementation of new models of teaching and learning and has published extensively in the fields of Blended, Online and Digital (BOLD) education. In 2017, the Commonwealth of Learning (CoL) recognised Mark as a world leader in Open and Distance Learning and he is Chair of the ICDE World Conference on Online Learning which will be held in Dublin in November 2019.