Hosted in AIB's impressive new headquarters, this Inspire Event will explore the theme 'Agile Analytics' with a host of expert speakers sharing insights, learning and experiences in implementing agile tactics across the data analytics sector. 

Martin Duffy, a Director in PwC's Data and Analytics Advisory team, has worked in the analytics field for more than 25 years, and prior to joining PwC in 2017 was Head of Business Advisory for SAS Ireland. Over his career Martin has developed SAS' first machine learning product and has worked with many organisations both locally and internationally to help develop their analytical capabilities. The current main focus areas for Martin are Responsible AI and Analytical Operating Model/Analytics Organisational Design. 

His presentation will discuss how analytics needs to be agile for the business from two points (a) traditional model developments versus automation and (b) how to structure analytics functions to meet the needs of a business.

Niall Sisson who heads up the Analytics Practice within Sonalake and Ciarán Horgan, Lead RAN Capacity Design Engineer at Vodafone will jointly present a predictive analytics project delivered through an agile collaboration. Niall has over 20 years of experience managing software development and data analytics projects, and delivers solutions for Sonalake under four distinct pillars; data science, data platforms, data applications and data visualisation. Ciarán has over 10 years experience in the Mobile Telecommunication Industry. He has held various Radio Optimisation and Design positions in all top mobile operators in Ireland, he has also spent 12 months with Vodafone New Zealand delivering a Rural Broadband Initiative on behalf of the New Zealand Government. Ciarán currently is the Lead RAN Capacity Design Engineer at Vodafone Ireland with key focus on the capacity management and expansion of Vodafone’s 4G and 5G Network.

Their presentation will highlight how the project initiative explored the issue of mobile network congestion with a view to predicting and preventing service degradation in a rapidly changing environment.

Additionally, Johnathan Duggan, Chief Data & Analytics Officer for AIB will share a concise insight into AIB's experience of agile journey and Lorcan Malone, Chief Executive for Analytics Institute will present Certificates to a group of members, successful in their recent assessments.

Registration and networking with light refreshments from 08:30hrs - 09:00hrs.