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We had a fantastic day at the inaugural Analytics Institute Awards 2019, in the magnificent Banking Hall in the Westin Hotel on Friday June 21st.

The awards were hosted by Sile Seoige and the Analytics Institute team and were sponsored by the Aon Centre for Innovation & Analytics, EY, AIB, Bank of Ireland, Oracle, Idiro Analytics, Client Solutions, PwC, GeoDirectory and SAS. The event was packed out with over 200 industry leaders from across the sector in attendance.

Following a Prosecco Reception in the atrium (sponsored by Tableau) we made our way to the Banking Hall where lunch as served.

There was palpable excitement in the room as we firstly announced the recipients of Fellowship of the Analytics Institute of Ireland. These are awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the Analytics Industry in Ireland.

Such for the success of the event, we have already booked  the Westin Hotel again for 18th June 2020 (this time the Awards event will a Black Tie Gala Dinner)

Fellowships of the Analytics Institute of Ireland were awarded to:

  • John Farrelly, Technology & Innovation Leader EY
  • Shemas Eivers, Chairman Client Solutions
  • Yvonne Holmes, Head of Consumer Strategy & Design AIB
  • Ray Cleary, Business Information Manager DAA
  • Martin Duffy, Director Analytics Advisory PwC

The Industry Awards following. As the awards were selected through member voting, many of the categories were very hotly contested. Although we received over 1,300 votes, there were less than 10 votes separating many of the nominees.

Winners of the 2019 Analytics Institute Fellowship & Industry Awards

  • Customer Insights Award: Idiro Analytics
  • Analytics Innovation Award: AIB
  • Implementation of AI Award: Microsoft
  • Business Value Award: Pfizer
  • Public Sector Analytics Award: Dept of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
  • Emerging Tech Award: Sonalake
  • Analytics Team of the Year: AIB
  • Analytics Leader of the Year: Jo O Donovan Eir
  • Analytics Practitioner of the Year: Sean Mullan AIB
  • Diversity in Analytics Awards: Specialisterne and Accenture Women in Data Science

Celebrations went on until late in the Mint Bar after a wonderful event which celebrated excellence in the Analytics, AI and Data Science sector in Ireland.


Colin Kane

Bank of Ireland Director of Customer Analytics

Regina Twohig

Irish Water Customer Business Intelligence Manager




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Not deterred by the outbreak of coronavirus, we continued with our second Analytics Institute awards this 2020, streaming the COVID-safe ceremony live from the convention centre in Dublin on the 17th of September 2020.

Returning for a second year, Sile Seoige joined the Analytics Institute team to host the awards, sponsored by Glantus, EY, PwC, Idiro Analytics, GeoDirectory, Heineken, AIB, Oracle, Bank of Ireland, The Information Lab, Accenture and the Aon Centre for Innovation & Analytics.

Fellowships of the Analytics Institute of Ireland were awarded to:

  • Dr. Yvonne Goff, Director of Scheduled Care Transformation Programme and Integrated Information Service, HSE
  • Patrick Callinan, Head of Insights and Data Science, Cartrwaler

Winners of the 2020 Analytics Institute Analytics and AI Awards:

  • Customer Insights Award: ESB
  • Analytics Innovation Award: Deutsche Bank
  • Implementation of AI Award: Heineken
  • Business Value Award: Gannon Homes & Glantus
  • Public Sector Analytics Award: Dept of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
  • Emerging Tech Award: Three
  • Analytics Team of the Year Award: Pfizer
  • Analytics SME of the Year Award: Idiro Analytics
  • Analytics Leader of the Year Award: Aidan Connoly, CEO, Idiro Analytics
  • Analytics Practitioner of the Year, Ciarán Hickey, Analytics Lead, IBM
  • Diversity in Analytics Awards: Women in AI

We look forward to seeing you all, back at the Westin Hotel, as soon as we're able to celebrate the awards event together in person with a Back Tie Gala Dinner.


  • National Analytics Awards Judge

    Dave Fitzgerald

    Head of Analytics, VHI

  • National Analytics Awards Judge

    Elaine Robinson

    Analytics Manager, ESB

  • National Analytics Awards Judge

    Jonathan Boylan

    Chief Technology Officer, FINEOS

  • National Analytics Awards Judge

    Richard Murphy

    Head of Supply Chain Innovation, Logitech




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This year, we continued to promote excellence across Ireland’s Analytics Industry with our 2021 Analytics & AI Awards: The ultimate in peer recognition with winners in each category selected by our members in a nationwide vote.

Sile Seoige joined the Analytics Institute team for our third annual awards, sponsored by Accenture, Bank of Ireland, AIB, PwC, EY, Aon, Salesforce, Tableau, Janssen, PAT, Capventis, Sogeti, Quidel, Le Meas and our Headline Sponsor: KPMG.


Customer Insight Award: AIB
Analytics Innovation Award: DAA & DCU Insights Centre
Implementation of AI Award: Johnson Controls
Business Value Award: Dunnhumby
Public Sector and Analytics Project Award: HSE & EY
Social Impact Award: Deloitte Emerging Tech Products Award: Bristol Myers Squibb
SME of the Year Award: Gamma Location Intelligence
Team of the Year Award: CarTrawler
Leader of the Year Award: Kieran Towey, KPMG
Employer of the Year Award: Accenture
Inclusion & Diversity Programme Award: Aon


Women in AI, Ireland
Fergal Collins, CEO, Aon Centre for Innovation & Analytics


  • National Analytics Awards Judge

    Aran Brady

    Senior Director Digital
    Science FTI Consulting

  • National Analytics Awards Judge

    Colm Sheridan

    Global BI Application Lead

  • National Analytics Awards Judge

    Mark Kelly

    Vice President Centre for
    Intelligent Power Eaton

  • National Analytics Awards Judge

    Neil Carson

    Client Director

  • National Analytics Awards Judge

    Yvonne Goff

    National Director of Acute
    Strategy and Planning HSE


Special thanks to all of our sponsors, including our headline sponsor:

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