Colman Lydon

Lead of Content and Community Working Group


"The early development phase of the iDiaspora platform serves as a great example of collaboration across multiple disciplines, effectively mining the expertise of the IOM team, as well as leaders in the global academic and business communities. Given the ubiquity of modern software platforms, capable of engaging large numbers of people, the exciting iDiaspora initiative can flourish in service to diaspora constituents, in a new and purposeful way."


Colman Lydon is Vice President and Global Head of Partnerships at Everwise, a learning technology company, headquartered in New York. A successful entrepreneur, having founded and led his first startup, in the mobile telecoms space, to acquisition, he is passionate about how community and networks can be leveraged to advance people in their lives. Colman is an active board member, as founder or co-founder, of a number of successful empowerment initiatives, bringing communities and technology together. Having been born in Dublin, Ireland, he has a strong bias towards the Irish diaspora!