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ONE was founded by Anthony O’Connell, a designer, marketer, and educator. Tony began crafting the web 25 years ago, after he graduated with a degree in marketing from Portobello College (Ireland) in 1994. He worked as an internet strategist for the EuroMBA Consortium (The Netherlands), EADA Business School (Spain), and TEFL (Ireland) and as a teacher of animation to in Saint Gabriel’s College (Thailand).
He set up & managed marketing & research companies for Ogilvy Interactive Research (Ireland) and iMarketing (Australia). He developed strategies for companies in a diverse range of industries from smart drugs e.g. Prymd Labs (US) to consumer products e.g. Unilever (US), to media e.g. The Government of Thailand.
Tony helps companies escalate web traffic, browser to buyer ratios and customer value. He builds, manages and markets ecommerce websites for companies like Gemcal (Thailand) and Wonderfully Diamonds (UK), Mid-century Online (UK) and The Vintage Hub (Ireland).
In 2009 Tony was asked to join the Education and Business Advisory Board’s of the Lifeboat Foundation, a nonprofit nongovernmental organization dedicated to ensuring that humanity safely adopts increasingly powerful technologies, including genetics/biotechnology, nanotechnology, and robotics/AI, as we move towards the Singularity. He was honoured to join other board members including inventor/futurist Ray Kurzweil; Alex Wolszczan, discoverer of the first planets ever found outside our solar system; Ian Foster, “father of grid computing,” Frank Wilczek, winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics; Sir Clive W.J. Granger, winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Economics; and Wole Soyinka, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature.
His career has brought him to the intersection of medicine, education, marketing, and artificial intelligence. He leads the research and development of ONE robots, systems, market, and intelligence. You can read his story here.