Niall McNulty is a digital specialist, with experience in the academic and local government sector as well as the educational publishing industry. While based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal – as digital resource manager – Niall was responsible for the development, implementation and deployment of digital content and associated systems for the facilitation of teaching and research. Niall was the founder of African local language and content platform Ulwazi, which he ran for several years in conjunction with the eThekwini Municipality. The platform facilitated the submission of user-generated content from the local community in isiZulu (a South African language).
Niall is currently the digital publishing manager at Cambridge University Press where he has been responsible for the development of several hundred e-books in various formats and for a number of diverse platforms. He is at the forefront of researching and developing publishing technologies for the creation of interactive e-books. Niall has a Masters degree in English and a postgraduate diploma in Educational Technology, sits on the Digital Subcommittee of the Publishers’ Association of South Africa, and is an Institute of Open Leadership (Creative Commons) fellow for 2016.
Interests include new digital business models (including open), big data and content development, trail-running and swimming in the Atlantic Ocean (brrr!).