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Our Industry Advisory Council 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.

Kelvin Gillen - Chair

Kelvin is a senior manager and leader with over 20 years broad international experience in Technology, Financial Services and the Public Sector - currently Director of Customer Analytics, Insights & Marketing with Bank of Ireland and a member of their Retail Leadership Team.

Prior to this he has worked in senior roles in Danske Bank (Copenhagen), Uni Credit (Milan), ABN Amor (Amsterdam), ACC (New Zealand) and the Principal Financial Group (USA).

He holds a 1st Class MBA from UCD as well as completing studies in INSEAD (Paris) and IMD (Lausanne).

Passionate about the ‘customer’ and a strong believer in leveraging data to create insight and drive decision making - Kelvin is also an experienced marketeer (#5 in Business & Finance CMO 100) and recognised thought leader in insights and analytics.

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 - AIB

Emmet is Head of Data Commercialisation at AIB. He is working on new offerings for AIB in the fields of Corporate Insight and Data Integrations across all AIB data resources, and the Google 360 Suite.

Previous roles include:

  • Head of Digital Data Analytics at eir / Meteor
  • Inventor Reep Rewards - Ireland's first coalition loyalty app (iOS/Android)
  • 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
  • Statistics and Social Research Lecturer - UCD
Specialities include: New Data Product Development, Data Integration and Insights, Google 360 , Block Chain and Crypto-currencies, Market Research, Writing & Statistical Modelling

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.

Anthony O’Neill - EIR

Anthony O’Neill is the Director of the Analytical Centre of Excellence at eir. This unit was established in 2015. The aim is to build a sustainable competitive advantage for eir through commercial insight and understanding drivers of value in our market.  The team is a shared service based within the finance team, interfacing into all of the BU’s. In addition to analytics and reporting, the team do competitive analysis, key forecasts and work with the technology team to evolve our analytics infrastructure.  Insights from the team have been used to answer question such as; where should we locate retail stores?; what bundle journeys have the highest yield for the organisation?; who contacts eir most frequently?;  and where should we prioritise the build of our mobile 4G capability?

Anthony joined eir in 2010 as Director of Insight and Analytics within the Consumer Unit and has been a driver in modernising the organisation’s data warehousing, data mining, campaign management, segmentation infrastructure, processes and skill sets.   Throughout the last seven years, Anthony has also worked as Director of Organisational Effectiveness and Director of Customer Value Management.

Anthony’s previous experience was with Telefonica o2, where he was Head of Consumer Segments, as co-founder and MD of a start-up, Idiro Technologies, with Vodafone Ireland as Head of Analytical CRM, and the New York Times as a Strategic Planning Analyst.

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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