About Us

Derilinx provides high-quality Linked & Open Data solutions, paving the way for evidence-based decision making, cost savings through greater organisational efficiencies, and improved use of business intelligence.

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 is 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.

Deirdre Lee - Founder

I’m 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.

My expertise is in Linked & Open Data, originating from my experience as a Research Associate in Digital Government at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway. During this time, I saw the challenges that public bodies face in finding, accessing and using the data they need. I founded Derilinx in 2014 to directly support public bodies address these issues.

For me, it’s critical to use open and web-based standards to ensure the interoperability of our solutions. I participate in many international working groups, including being co-chair of the W3C Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group, and contributing to a number of European Commission Joinup Working Groups.