Board of Directors

Louise O'Brien

Louise O?Brien, B.Sc.(hon), is an Associate Director in KPMG and the President of the Irish Chapter of DAMA. Louise is a recognised data management specialist with over fifteen years? experience working with multiple clients across Financial Services, Healthcare Organisations and the Public Sector. Most recently Louise has focused on regulatory projects covering EU GDPR, MiFID 2, and the Irish Data Protection Act and Consumer Protection Code.

Ken O'Connor

Ken is a data supply chain management evangelist. He helps organisations to extract business value from their data by helping them to:

Understand their data supply chain
Identify and remove pain points
Make their data more easy to find, trust and access
Deliver the right data to the right people at the right time

Ken specialises in helping companies to comply with data intensive regulatory requirements including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); BCBS 239; Solvency II; Single Customer View, KYC, AML, MIFID, PRIIPS.

He has extensive hands on experience helping multi-national organisations ensure that their data supply chain delivers the right information to the right people at the right time, while complying with regulatory requirements, such as GDPR.

Ken has worked across multiple industries including airline, insurance, banking and IT. He's a founding board member and Vice President of Marketing of DAMA Ireland.

Carl Kane

Carl Kane is an experienced campaign/digital data marketer. He advises on digital implementation in a corporate environment and guides startups on strategic collaboration. Carl won a lucrative scholarship to study Digital Marketing and Analytics with the Dublin Institute of Technology in 2015 and was elected to the board of DAMA Ireland in 2017 as the VP of Programs.

Uli Bethke

Uli is liberating data from data siloes and complex industry data standards such as ISO 20022, XBRL, HL7, FPML (just to name a few). He is the CEO of Sonra , the data liberation company, a founder of the <a href="" ;>Hadoop User Group Ireland </a>, a co-founder and VP of DAMA Ireland, and an Oracle ACE. Uli is a regular speaker at conferences and a passionate blogger and author about anything data.

Brendan Tierney

Brendan Tierney, Oracle ACE Director, is an independent consultant (Oralytics) and lectures on data science, databases, and Big Data at the Dublin Institute of Technology/Dublin Technological University. He has 24+ years of experience working in the areas of data mining, data science, Big Data, and data warehousing. He is a regular presenter around the World including Ireland, UK, Belgium, Holland, Norway, Baltics, Spain, Canada, and USA. He has published 4 books in Data Science, Predictive Analytics, In-Database R and SQL , PL/SQL Development in Oracle.

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Eoin Delahunty

Eoin is an experienced data professional with expertise spanning industries, platforms and technologies. His specialisms include data analysis, data architecture and the design of business intelligence solutions. He operates at the nexus of the business and technology worlds, engaging stakeholders at all levels. He leverages his skillset to solve complex problems and drive business performance.