Public Consultation on Ireland’s new National Digital Strategy

Ireland’s new National Digital Strategy aims to map out how we can positively embrace digital advances for the benefit of every citizen, business, and community in Ireland. We want to educate and empower all our citizens to embrace digital to improve their lives. This Strategy builds on the previous National Digital Strategy – Phase 1: …Read More

The Airport of Things!

We really enjoyed our October event hosted by DAA at Dublin Airport. This interactive event showcased the unique and diverse set of analytics challenges that the airport environment presents and how daa is using data & analytics as a strategic enabler to improve the passenger experience across all aspects of the passenger journey. DAA shared …Read More

Major Sponsors line up to support the National Analytics Conference

We are delighted and honoured to announce our sponsors for this years National Analytics Conference in the Mansion House on November 6th 2018. www.nationalanalyticsconference.ie Aon, AIB, IBM, EY, Cap Gemini, SAS and GeoDirectory have all decided to come on baord to help us to bring our memers a truly world calls event. Speakers include Hitachi’s …Read More

Great event at Deutschebank

Sheamus Causer, CEO, Deutsche Bank in Ireland addressing our event in Deutsche Bank.  Along with Sheamus, Bronagh Riordan delivered an outline of the highly impressive work of the Analytics and AI teams in DB. Iain Brown, Chief Data Scientist SAS shared some real life examples of where his public and private sector clients are achieving …Read More

Data Analytics Skills Shortage

Research conducted by Hays Ireland found that 78pc of employers experienced skills shortages in 2017. Many companies have had to hire from overseas as there are not enough skilled workers in Ireland to meet demand. This represents a significant opportunity for college students. Choosing one of the most in-demand job markets will almost guarantee a …Read More

What will future jobs in Artificial Intelligence be like?

A recent Gartner report noted that, by 2020, AI will generate 2.3 million jobs, exceeding the 1.8 million it is expected to replace. At the 2017 Web Summit in Lisbon, when Sophia, a humanoid robot powered by artificial intelligence (AI), joked “We will take your jobs,” behind the nervous laughter of the 60,000 attendees was …Read More

New initiative in Blockchain for Ireland

A Government-backed platform called Blockchain Ireland has been launched in a bid to showcase Ireland’s capabilities in the blockchain ecosystem. Far away from the mainstream cryptocurrency craze where unsustainable mining and speculation are rampant, a flurry of start-ups has risen up to use the blockchain technology on which it is based to full effect. Now, …Read More

Interview with Helen Dixon, Data Commissioner

With two months until the EU’s GDPR privacy law comes into force, Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon faces her busiest year yet. Adrian Weckler asks her about dealings with Facebook, fines, national identity cards and US spies Adrian Weckler [AW]: A criticism your office – and that of your predecessor Billy Hawke – has faced …Read More

Cognative Analytics Research Labs – University of Ulster

We recently visited the new Cognitive Analytics Research Lab (CARL) in Magee College Derry (University of Ulster) to discuss how the Analytics Institute can help support the University in the roll out of their fantastic new research lab. The lab will deliver world-class cognitive analytics research capability, attracting significant local and international industry engagement as …Read More

Genesys acquires the AI powerhouse that is Altocloud.

From left: Stephen Coney, SVP of engineering at Genesys, with Barry O’Sullivan, co-founder and CEO of Altocloud. Image: Genesys Genesys acquires the AI powerhouse that is Altocloud. Silicon Valley software player Genesys has acquired Altocloud, the Galway- and California-based AI customer conversion platform founded by Irish man Barry O’Sullivan. The acquisition price has not been …Read More