Global analytics body to bridge gap between business and technology

5 Jul 2010

The Revenue Commissioners, Queen’s University Belfast, UCD, the Central Statistics Office, Trinity College and SAS Ireland are the driving forces behind a new Analytics Institute in Dublin that will bridge the gap between business and technology.

The focus the new Analytics Institute (AI) is to improve the world we live in using advanced analytics in resolving real-world, critical problems.

A non-profit, AI collaborates with industry sponsors, public-sector bodies, professionals and academics to transform the way organisations derive value from Analytics.

By uniting these interest groups, the Analytics Institute collaborative network aims to optimise the business value of analytics and analytics practices to enable better decision-making – so whether you want to know the best place to put a hospital, how to reduce risk, or how to help the planet – Advanced Analytics can help you do just that.

The new CEO of the Analytics Institute is Kevin Magee, a strategic thinker and process innovator, with key strengths in business intelligence, cloud computing and SaaS, business transformation, product development, service delivery and technology operations.

“Kevin was selected by the board because he has the perfect blend of business savvy, strong execution skills, proven ability to lead high-performing teams, technology and operational experience, and most importantly, personal integrity,” said John Farrelly, chairman of the Analytics Institute.

“He truly understands the significance of analytics and how it can be applied to enhance business performance and recognises how critical the role of culture is in shaping an organisation’s success.”

Prior to this, Magee held senior executive roles in Daiwa Securities, Cap Gemini, Cross Atlantic Capital Partners, Information Mosaic, Smartforce and various other international firms.

As former CIO for Daiwa Securities (Global Asset Services), a complex data intensive role, Magee positively impacted the P&L through the use of analytics on several extensive business change programmes.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years