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Meet the Industry Steering Group

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Our Industry Steering Group is made up of senior professionals from many of the leading global organisations in the Data Analytics industry. The role of the Board is to represent the interests of our members and to provide leadership and guidance to the organisation.

Martin Duffy - Chair

Martin is Head of Pre-Sales and Business Advisory SAS Ireland.

A Senior IT Professional/Consultant, Martin Specialises in applying Analytics to Business. Martin is currently the external Analytics Advisor to 2 Government departments. Martin has vast experience of Financial Services, Public Sector and Commercial/Manufacturing. Martin’s career also includes 20 years in Data Mining.

Martin is the Co-Inventor of SAS Neural Network Application (SAS' first data mining product)

Specialties: Data Mining, Statistics, Customer Intelligence, Fraud Analysis, Credit Risk Analysis, Data Warehousing, Software Pre-Sales, Business Consulting and Advisory Services.

Lorcan Malone - CEO

Lorcan is an international business consultant with over 20 years experience in helping companies to win new business in global markets. Lorcan is a former International Director with Enterprise Ireland based in Amsterdam. His career also includes senior management roles with Ericsson, British Telecom and the ECDL Foundation.

Lorcan has spent many years advising companies in the areas of international business development, business strategy, marketing and commercialisation.

Lorcan is a Business Advisor on the ISP and G4IG Programmes for Enterprise Ireland and a Business Advocate in the International Traded Services sector.

Jason Burns - IBM

Analytics Client Architect

Jason has had a number of roles during his career so far, starting in software development, project management, team-leading roles and finally moving into customer-facing positions.

He currently work as an Analytics Client Architect for IBM. As an architect, he helps customers understand where IBM can help them on the path to making the most of their data, keeping their business strategies aligned with the powerful capabilities of analytics in order to achieve business objectives consistently and cost-effectively. A focus on Big Data with an emphasis on data extract, transformation, analytics, and visualisation. Specialties include Hadoop and Information Management platform. Data can include social data, sensor output, weblogs, or any data that useful to an organisation.Because an analytics architect requires analytical skills and a data-driven mind-set, the role is somewhat similar to that of the data scientist. As an architect Jason takes a more holistic view, making the most of the organisation’s information, application, and infrastructure environment as well as the current technology landscape to design a complete and optimised analytics platform.He is currently studying for an MSc in Data Analytics at DCU.

Ronan Gavin -

With over 20 years’ international experience in analytics, corporate finance, sales, and marketing, Ronan is the Country Lead for big data and analytics at

Leveraging the innovation in cloud analytics is rapidly evolving with endless possibilities for both large and small organisations. Passionate about the opportunities presented by big data and cloud analytics, Ronan advises organisations internationally on how to monetise the value of data or deliver better citizen outcomes through business model innovation.

As well as advising organisations directly, Ronan is also supporting other professional organisations and their members in the area of analytics, such as the ACCA, CIMA and the Sales Institute.

Gurchand Singh - An Garda Síochána

Head of Analysis at An Garda Síochána, Gurchand Singh joined An Garda Síochána in 2007 as Head of the Analysis Service, with the key responsibilities of establishing and running the new service. Prior to this, he was Programme Director for the Crime and Drugs Analysis and Research programme in the Home Office in London. He has held other research positions at the Home Office covering community relations and race relations. Prior to this, he was a university lecturer specialising in social research methods, social theory, and social stratification.He holds a BA, MA and PhD in Sociology.

Emmet Kelly - EIR

Emmet is Head of Digital Data Analytics at Eir / Meteor. His work includes Data Integration, Conversion Optimisation, AB Testing and Insight. 

  • Mobile Research and Server Data Patent Applications
  • Invented and serviced the Joint National Internet Research method for Ireland (JNIR)
  • Founded Digital Media Buying Advertising Agency – Net Behaviour
  • Founded Ireland’s longest established Digital Market Research Company – Monitrack

Specialities: Marketing insight data and presentation / Innovation / Mobile data collection applications / Business Modelling / Research / Writing
Statistics and Internet Research Lecturer – University College Dublin
PhD Research – The Games People Play Online
Blogger / Writer

Jeremy O’Sullivan - NAMA

Jeremy O'Sullivan, is responsible within NAMA, for the provision of analytics systems. Prior to working with NAMA, Jeremy has held many Software Development and Research roles domestically and abroad with companies such as Ericsson and Huawei. Jeremy is a graduate of University College Cork.

Andrew O’Sullivan - CSO

Andrew O' Sullivan is Chief Information Office and assistant Director General of the Central Statistics Office.  Andrew is a senior executive who has worked in a leadership capacity with a number of global organisations. He has lead teams across Europe, USA and Asia. His experience includes the development of globally deployed mission critical systems, professional services with full P&L ownership and large information system governance with regulatory accountability.Andrews career includes senior roles with Citibank, Microsoft, Brandvis and Iona Technologies. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science and a Post Graduate Degree in Management for Engineers and Scientists from Trinity College Dublin.

Daniel Sinnott - Revenue Commissioners

Daniel Sinnott is the Chief Analytics Officer in the Office of the Revenue Commissioners, where he is responsible for work on information management and predictive modelling. Prior to working in Revenue, Daniel worked in analytics and strategy roles in Ding (formerly Ezetop) and the Boston Consulting Group. Daniel is a graduate of University College Dublin and Oxford University.

Thomas Downey - KPMG

Thomas is a data and analytics consultant working for KPMG. He has worked on analytics projects in KPMG and previously with Accenture delivering solutions and managing change for Energy, Healthcare, Retail Banking, Aircraft Leasing and Corporate Insurance clients. Thomas has a Masters in Management Consulting from UCD Smurfit School of Business, an undergraduate degree in Actuarial and Financial Studies from UCD and is a DAMA Certified Data Management Professional.

Martin Duffy SAS
Lorcan Malone
Jason Burns IBM
Ronan Gavin Microsoft
Gurchand Singh
Emmet Kelly
Jeremy O'Sullivan
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