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Message from the CEO

Data analytics is a massive global research effort aimed at taking the guesswork out of decision making in society. It is improving our approach to everything from hospital waiting lists to energy use to advertising.

At Insight the SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics we conduct research that enables us to use massive amounts of data to enable better decision making for individuals, society and industry. Making good decisions is dependent on having the best and most accurate information at your fingertips. Our research helps to transform data into knowledge.

We are in a unique position at the interface of academia and industry. With Insight, businesses can work with the finest minds in academia to come up with solutions to problems they encounter. As a research centre, Insight also conducts blue sky research in exciting fields such as the semantic web and linked data, areas that have the potential to transform society.

But here at Insight we are also acutely aware of the need for trust and respect when it comes to people's data. Data is changing our world. At Insight, we want our research to ensure it’s changing for the better.

 

Noel O'Connor, Acting CEO