Ardonagh Analytics Lab welcomes Irish Tánaiste to new office
The Ardonagh Analytics Lab celebrates the start of a new chapter as it officially opens the doors to its new office in Mullingar.
The Irish Tánaiste (deputy prime minister), Micheál Martin, IDA Ireland representatives and business leaders were welcomed to the Ardonagh Analytics Lab last week to celebrate the official opening of its new state-of-the-art office in Mullingar.
The lab, which provides world-class data & analytics insights for Ardonagh’s set of leading international businesses, first opened in 2021 with support from the Irish Government through IDA Ireland. The Analytics Lab currently employs across a range of highly skilled roles and plans to double its workforce to its target of 60, as announced at launch, over the coming years.
Micheál Martin, Irish Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence outlined the importance of regional hubs like Mullingar to support Ireland’s FDI ambitions and described the lab’s success as a clear demonstration of how the Irish tech talent pool can drive remarkable outcomes for international businesses.
The ceremony was also attended by IDA Ireland representatives, local politicians and colleagues from Ardonagh, including Kieran Donoghue, Global Head of Strategy, Public Policy & International Financial Services, IDA Ireland, Shane Keating, Chief Data Officer, the Ardonagh Analytics Lab, David Ross, CEO The Ardonagh Group, Conor Brennan, CEO Ardonagh Europe and Arachas, and Andrew Wallin, Ardonagh Group M&A Director.
Shane Keating, Chief Data Officer, Ardonagh Analytics Lab said:
“The Analytics Lab has come a long way in two years when we set out with one goal; to use leading edge technology, including Big Data, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, to deliver analytics and data insights for our businesses, their customers and insurance partners.
“As Ardonagh has grown, welcoming new international firms to the Group and expanding its reach across continents, so too has the remit and capability of the Analytics Lab.
“Alongside supporting homegrown Irish businesses such as Arachas, we’re now working with more recent entrants to the Group, including Australian based Envest, and it’s gratifying to see that our scope is now truly global, stretching all the way from Mullingar to Brisbane.
“Our world-class insights are driven by the expertise of our people and as we begin the next exciting chapter of the Analytics Lab, I look forward to welcoming more talented experts to the team and exploring the many possibilities they will bring.”
Micheál Martin TD, Irish Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence said:
“The Ardonagh Analytics Lab is a great example of a business that has achieved remarkable results thanks to the unique and unrivalled pool of expert talent we have here in Ireland.
“Since its launch, the Lab has gone from strength to strength and has supported job creation in the Midlands by expanding its team and its capabilities to offer a valuable service to its businesses across the world. I wish Shane and the team every success as they embark on the next stage of this exciting journey.”
Kieran Donoghue, Global Head of International Financial Services at IDA Ireland said:
‘’Today’s official opening of Ardonagh’s Analytics Lab in Mullingar and the company’s commitment to offering highly skilled employment opportunities in the Midlands is a very significant development.
“The investment represents the achievement of a key milestone in the company’s business development plan and emphasises Ireland’s attractiveness for FDI and IDA’s ongoing commitment to investment in the regions. I wish the team at Ardonagh continued success.’’
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