We believe that data is a valuable resource that should be cared for, nurtured, and when appropriate, shared and reused. Unfortunately this is not the case in many of today’s organisations, where data is locked away in silos and is of poor quality. This makes the data difficult to find, access and use.
The Derilinx Team have rich experience in working with Open Data – data that is freely available so that anyone can use, Linked Data – data that is standardised based on Web technologies so that it is interoperable, and Data Governance – the overarching management of processes and people surrounding data.
Everyone in an organisation uses data and many of us are data publishers too. Yet when we think of ‘data’, most of us think it’s a technical matter for the IT department. At Derilinx, we want to make sure everyone is comfortable with finding, using and publishing data in a consistent and secure manner.
Derilinx was founded in 2014 by Deirdre Lee and Fergal Marrinan, as a spinout from the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway.
We are passionate about releasing the potential of data that is currently locked away in government agencies.
Public-sector data can, and should, be used to drive decision-making, fuel innovation and inspire change; but this data can also be difficult to source and needs to be of high quality to be useful.
Founder – Director
I have 25 years’ experience in delivering digital platforms and solutions to the public sector across the globe, specifically focusing on building products and systems to facilitate the maintenance of regulated entities, and entity data.
I am very honoured to join Derilinx as CEO and I hope to bring my experience to bear to enable Derilinx to continue to drive decision-making and inspire change. The potential of the continued evolution of the shared and open data domain is enormous; and the capability of Derilinx to provide impactful and purpose-directed products and services to our global customer base really excites me.
Derilinx is internationally recognised as a leading provider of Linked and Open Data solutions. Derilinx has extensive experience in the provision of fully hosted and managed data solutions, as well as providing guidance and support for data sharing and Data Governance programmes. By making it easier for clients to organise and share their data, we are paving the way for enriched data underpinning intelligent digital services.
Derilinx is responsible for the management of the Irish Government’s Open Data Portal (customer story). We also provide technical guidance and support on many aspects of the Open Data Initiative, including the Technical Framework, Open Data Strategy, outreach and governance. With our support, the Irish Open Data Initiative has being ranked as one of the top countries for Open Data Maturity in a European Commission study for 7 years in a row.
Derilinx also provides the Public Service Data Catalogue for the Irish Government for the private identification and classification of whole-of-government data (customer story).
Derilinx is working with a growing number of global organisations on data-sharing and transparency projects. Derilinx provides technical support for:
UNESCO has become a strong customer of ours in the last year.
We have a strong initial Smart City client base, with the Smart Dublin and Cork and Limerick smart city data platforms being designed, built and operated by Derilinx. Other smart city programmes internationally are growth opportunities for Derilinx.