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Social & Networking Evening

Thursday 1st June
18:00 to 19:30 GMT

Dogpatch Labs, Custom House Quay

Join us for our next event at the Analytics Institute. This informal event is designed to give you the opportunity to meet your peers in the analytics industry in a relaxed setting over some drinks and canapes.

The event takes place in the Events Room in the fantastic Dog Patch Labs venue in the heart of the IFSC.

Our guest speaker is Alan Swanton, Performance Analyst with the Irish Sports Institute. Alan will be sharing some insights into how Analytics is employed to improve the performance of our Elite Olympic Athletes. We will also be joined by former Leinster and Ireland Rugby Player, Kevin Mc Laughlin, who will share how top coaches use analytics to give their teams a winning edge.

John Farrelly of EY will update us on an exciting new app EY are launching for the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand this summer.

This social event is a great opportunity for you to extend your network in the Irish analytics community.

Please note that places are limited to 100 guests so early booking is advised. (There will also be a limit of 10 guests from any one organisation). Sponsored by EY.

Tickets are free to Members Only. Non Members tickets are available at €40+vat.

Past Events
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Inspire Event

Friday 10th March - 08:00 to 10:00 GMT
Chartered Accountants Ireland

Our Inspire events are designed to share with you some inspirational and thought provoking insights from leading data analytics experts.

These talks offer use cases, best practices, challenges to face, successes to be had and lessons to be learned. They are also the perfect opportunity to meet your peers from the industry to build your network. View the talk from our latest event below.

You can download a copy of the accompanying presentation in our membership section.


Dr Georgiana Ifrim (Insight Centre for Data Analytics)
Machine Learning Methods for News and Social Media Streams’

Georgiana is an assistant professor in the School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, and a funded investigator with the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Ireland. She holds a PhD (2009) and MSc (2005) in Computer Science (research area: Machine Learning), from Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany and a BSc (2003) in Computer Science from University of Bucharest, Romania.

Max Cottica (Head of Data Science, AIB)
‘Out of The Swamp’ - Suggestions to bring your analytics back on track.

Max has been working with data and analytics for over 30 years. He has been at the heart of change and transformation in IT companies, government bodies and finance firms. In recent years Max has embraced the big data and open source revolution and he is an evangelist for the adoption of Hadoop and its ecosystem in the enterprise. His expertise also includes modern data warehousing, organizational models, delivery execution and SDLC, agile methodologies and team building.

John Thompson (Regional Manager for BI and Analytics, Avnet)
‘GDPR and the Data Warehouse’

John a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant and Regional Manager with over 11 years’ experience. His primary focus is Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and Analytics. John has a wide range of key skills including: data warehouse and ETL architecture, source data and requirements analysis, dimensional modelling, performance tuning and design of data models for large data volumes. John has delivered a number of successful projects to customers, key projects to date include: customer base segmentation, single view of the customer, call centre and retail outlet performance dashboards, data quality system, and many more.

Logan Deans (Global VP at and Lecturer at Stanford University)
‘Deriving Business Value from Big Data to drive sales growth’

Logan joins us on a short visit to Ireland from Utah USA where he is Global VP of Predictive Analytics for Inside who recently announced the creation of 120 jobs in Ireland. Logan also lectures in the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University where he is the co-creator of a Stanford course focusing on design process for breakthrough innovation. Logan is an entrepreneur having founded a number of successful companies including Groupit and Davia.

Inspire Event

Thursday 26th January
Chartered Accountants Ireland

Our Inspire events are designed to share inspirational and thought provoking insights from leading data analytics experts.

We had a fantastic turnout at our January 26th event at Chartered Accountants Ireland, where we discussed a range of topics including methods of establishing an Analytical Function. Predictive analytics in online advertising and the over-personalisation paradox; what happens when predictive models are so effective that they fail, and the need for collaborative efforts in Data Analysis.

Speakers were Gurchand Singh, head of An Garda Siochana Analysis Service. Eamonn O’Raghallaigh, Managing Director of Digital Strategy and Cronan McNamara, Managing Director Creme Global.

The Analytics Institute Official Launch Event

Wednesday 16th November
George’s Hall, Dublin Castle

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Our Launch Event in Dublin Castle on Wedneday November 16th was a great success. We were well over subscribed with over 150 delegates - leading to a really packed venue and a great athmosphere. The delegates included representatives from across Industry, Government, Academia - including Revenue Commissioners, Garda, CSO, NAMA, IBM, EY, SAS, Ulster Bank, AIB, Creme Global, Microsoft and Creme Global.

Feedback from attendees was universally positive and enthusiastic. Regina Doherty, Government Chief Whip and Minister of State Department of the Taoiseach gave the Key Note address. She very much welcomed the estabishment of the Analytics Institute and said it would underpin Ireland's position as a global leader in Data Analytics.

We enjoyed interesting and informative presentations from Ken Finnegan IDA Ireland Chief Technologist and Aidan O'Driscoll Sec Gen of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

We then had a very engaging and information panel discussion around the role of Data in Business and in Government and the opportunities and challenges ahead. Panelists included Dr Patricia O'Hara Chair of the National Statistics Board, John Farrelly Head of Analytics Advisory EY, Yvonne Holmes Head of Customer Engagement AIB and Dr Mike O'Neill Professor of Business Analytics UCD.

Lorcan Malone, Chief Executive of the Analytics Institute said ' We were overwhelmed with the hugely positive response we have received from the Industry today. There was a real energy in the room and the demand for invitations was extraordinary. Organisations are keen to get involved - to raise the profile and understanding of data analytics and business intelligence in business and in Government. We want to build a Community of professionals who can share insights, improve skills and knowledge and to support research and innovation in analytics. The support and enthusiasm of so many organisations and professionals here today is a sign that this initiative has come at the right time for the industry.'