An additional investment by Aon into its Dublin-based Aon Centre for Innovation and Analytics (ACIA) is to create 30 analytical and business intelligence (BI) jobs by March.
Aon is a provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, human resource solutions and outsourcing services. The new jobs will strengthen the ACIA’s expertise in IT, specifically in the areas of data warehousing, database management, application development, business intelligence and data visualisation, as well as in data science, in the areas of statistics, data modelling and predictive analytics.
The ACIA team supports clients and Aon team members worldwide through the provision of advanced insurance research, analytics and business intelligence.
Stephen Cross, chairman of the ACIA, said its team in Dublin is central to the company’s strategy of building and growing global expertise in business intelligence.
“The quality of people that we have employed to date has been fantastic and we look forward to recruiting people with a diverse range of backgrounds and qualifications to join the ACIA team in the weeks ahead,” Cross said.
Constantin Beier, CEO, the ACIA, said this investment highlights Aon’s commitment to innovation and analytics and demonstrates the growing use of data and business intelligence by the insurance industry.
“The calibre of our Dublin-based team, our analytical tools and the nature of the insights that we share with clients across the globe is a real differentiator for Aon,” he added.
The ACIA, which opened in 2008, is one of only two in the world (the other is in Singapore). One hundred people work at the Dublin centre and the new jobs will add to Aon’s 600-strong Irish team.
Richard Bruton, TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, said Aon’s decision to deepen its commitment through the creation of an additional 30 permanent positions at its Centre for Innovation and Analytics is a major vote of confidence in Ireland’s reputation as a leading location for investment in innovation, analytics and technology.
Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland, echoed Bruton’s sentiments.
“Aon’s Centre for Innovation and Analytics is at the cutting edge of providing analytics to the insurance industry and strengthens Ireland’s reputation as a location for research and development in the international insurance sector.”