Academic Systems - Meet the Team

Olivier Kazmierczak – Head of Academic Systems

Olivier leads the Academic Systems Unit (ASU), which enables both operations and development of systems and associated services within the unit’s remit. These information systems are mission-critical and core to the business of the University. Olivier joined DCU as Head of Academic Systems in November 2022. He has over 32 years of previous experience, 24 of which in senior management positions in diverse sectors, with responsibilities spanning across department & general management, project & programme management, digital media & communication, software development lifecycles, enterprise applications, process improvement & quality management. Olivier holds 3 master's degrees: an MBA, an MSc. in Management of Information Systems, and an MEng. (”diplôme d’ingénieur”).


Aengus Gordon – Senior Business Analyst

Aengus’s primary areas of responsibility are to provide support to the Student Information System (ITS, CAO, PAC) and the Timetabling & Room booking applications (Scientia suite of software). His role as a Business Analyst includes systems upgrades, process redevelopment and improvement, business analysis, data analysis, requirements gathering, process mapping, ITIL framework, project initiation, project planning, project execution, project monitoring and control. He is a Graduate of TCD and DCU.  He joined Academic Systems in 2017, but is a DCU employee since 1998 and has worked on various I.T. projects within the Information Systems and Services Department.


Niall O'Flanagan – Senior Business Analyst

Niall joined DCU in 2019 and is presently seconded from Academic Systems to the Student Information System (SIS) programme. His role as a Business Analyst in DCU has afforded him the opportunity to work across the full project lifecycle and has been responsible for documenting the “as-is” and “to-be” business processes, system configuration, business & systems analysis, workshop facilitation, presenting at project design fora, system testing, training, as well as supporting the Project Management Office with various project planning activities. He is a graduate of Trinity College and has over 15 years of experience working as a business analyst in the Higher Education sector.