Peter O’Connor is Academic Director and Professor of Information Systems at Institute de Management Hotelier International (IMHI), an MBA program specialising in international hospitality management administered by ESSEC Business School, France.  He received his Doctorate in hospitality e-commerce from Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, holds a Master’s degree in Management Information Systems from Trinity College, Dublin and a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Catering Management from the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Dr. O’Connor’s primary research, teaching and consulting interests focus on the use of technology in the hospitality and tourism sectors.  He has developed expertise on the use of electronic channels of distribution in tourism, and on how information technology can be used to enhance both the management and operational effectiveness of hospitality organisations.