31 January 2017

Showcasing DataSparks at the National Sustainability Summit


Derilinx were delighted to participate as an exhibitor at the 2017 Sustainability Summit, in the City West Convention Centre, Dublin.
We connected with manufacturers, service providers, energy suppliers, waste reduction technicians, energy agencies and other knowledge leaders. The stands and floor were busy with potential business partners reaching out to each other, discovering the latest technology and trends.
We showcased both DataSparks and datAdore at the Summit.  

  • DataSparks is our data insights solution, enabling smart decision-making in the energy and property sectors. DataSparks incorporates up-to-date market information to ensure that energy and property stakeholders receive reliable and timely insights, helping you meet the needs of your customers.
  • datAdore makes it easy for organisations to start publishing Open Data quickly. Publishing Open Data has huge benefits, from enabling informed decision-making, to fuelling real-time business intelligence. It combines an easy-to-use interface with rich functionality.

At the Sustainability Summit, industry leaders shared their expertise in respective fields, discussing a diverse range of topics including the implications of the Energy Efficiency directive and Irelands position as a European leader in green tech adoption. For example, Paul Kenny, CEO at Tipperary Energy Agency, gave a captivating overview of the Superhomes programme, decarbonising Irish homes with deep retrofit, and Brian Gray from ESB Group highlighted data as key driver for energy efficiency and innovation in his talk on leveraging value from the Energy Efficiency Initiative. The insightful speakers were able to serve up enough food for thought for everyone.

See you all next year!

5 October 2016

Talking Open Standards at the International Open Data Conference


What Open Standards should I be using to make sure my data is reusable? How do I find what Open Standards exist? How are Open Standards being developed?

These were among the topics of conversation at the Open Standards Day, held in conjunction with this year’s International Open Data Conference (IODC). Participants from around the world came together to share their experiences, pose challenges and offer solutions. There was a great mix of knowledge from community groups, standardisation bodies, governments and civil society.

Notes from the session are available here and follow-up collaboration from participants is taking place in Google Docs if you want to contribute!

2 August 2016

NDRC HealthTech Blog: Benefits of Open Data in eHealth

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NDRC and eHealth Ireland are currently running the HealthTech Pre-Accelerator Programme, with the aim of surfacing digital health technology that has the potential to disrupt and solve global healthcare challenges. Health tech startups are encouraged to apply for the HealthTech Pre-Accelerator Programme by Friday 12th August.

Open Data for Health is a fundamental element of the eHealth Ireland Strategy and an important resource for health tech startups. Read more about the benefits of Open Data in eHealth in my full blog post at NDRC HealthTech.

I’m looking forward to collaborating with the HealthTech Pre-Accelerator Programme participants as a NDRC HealthTech mentor.

10 July 2016

The Sunday Business Post reports benefits to regulators


The Sunday Business Post this week highlights the application of Derilinx’s data solutions for all public sector bodies, including regulators.

Read the full article at Sunday Business Post.

(Picture by Maura Hickey)

30 June 2016

Derilinx awarded SBIR to develop smart technology solution for BER

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We are excited that Derilinx is one of three winners of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) competition to develop smart technology solutions for Building Energy Ratings (BER). The SBIR competition is run by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), together with Enterprise Ireland. Derilinx will receive €30,000 from SEAI to research and demonstrate the viability of their smart solutions to help make BER more influential for homeowners.

Derilinx’s solution involves a smart Energy Data Hub that will provide data to property and energy supply chain stakeholders giving them insights into a buildings energy rating. Stay tuned for more information on the results of Phase I.

Full SEAI Press Release

21 June 2016

GovCampConnect – Unconference for Digital Government, 24 Sept 2016

Register for GovCampConnect today!

Narrow Water Castle by Carlingford Lough, halfway between Belfast and Dublin, is the impressive venue for GovCampConnect – Ireland’s first unconference for people interested in digital government. An unconference means that there is no predefined agenda – everyone can come along and pitch a session.

Are you working in the public sector, private sector or academia, or are an interested citizen? – GovCampConnect is for everyone.

Participation for GovCampConnect is free, but numbers are limited, so please register early. Doors open at 9am and session pitches at 10am. See you there!

(Narrow Water Castle picture source)

3 June 2016

Data on the Web Best Practices invites feedback


The Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group are delighted to announce the publication of the Data on the Web Best Practices document, the Dataset Usage Vocabulary and the Data Quality Vocabulary.

These deliverables are the outcome of two and a half years of collaborative effort from the Working Group. We believe the Best Practices document and vocabularies are complete, and would love to hear your final comments before they become a W3C Candidate Recommendation (BP doc) and Working Group Notes (vocabs). We are also eager to hear how you are implementing, or plan to implement, the Data on the Web Best Practices.

  • The Data on the Web Best Practices document offers advice on how data of all kinds – government, research, commercial – can be shared on the Web, whether openly or not. The underlying aim is to make data intelligently available, maximizing the likelihood of its discovery and reuse. The provision of a variety of metadata, the use of URIs as identifiers and multiple access options are key to this.
  • The Dataset Usage Vocabulary offers a framework in which citations, comments, and uses of data within applications can be structured. The aim is to benefit data publishers by enabling assessment of the impact of their efforts to share data, and to benefit data users by encouraging the continued availability of data and the visibility of their own work that uses it.
  • The Data Quality Vocabulary offers a framework in which the quality of a dataset can be described, whether by the dataset publisher or by a broader community of users. It does not provide a formal, complete definition of quality, rather, it sets out a consistent means by which information can be provided such that a potential user of a dataset can make his/her own judgment about its fitness for purpose.

Please send any comments or examples of how you are using the Best Practices to public-dwbp-comments@w3.org until June 12th. All feedback is welcome and will be responded to.

Deirdre Lee, CEO of Derilinx, is co-chair of the DWBP WG. We look forward to hearing from you!

30 May 2016

Travel to Digital DNA in Style!

Digital DNA, Belfast’s annual business and technology event, along with Deloitte Digital are taking over the Enterprise train to Belfast. The Digital DNA Express is a complimentary return carriage from Cork to Dublin to Belfast on 7 June, 2016 for all Digital DNA delegates, giving you the unique opportunity to network & meet mentors.

The Dublin to Belfast leg of the journey will include a speed networking event hosted by Deloitte Digital experts on five themes: MARKETING, DATA, SECURITY, FINTECH, INNOVATION. This will provide Digital DNA passengers with the opportunity to engage with experts and peers on specific topics – to explore, to learn, to collaborate and to form and build relationships.

Find out more about the Digital DNA Express.

4 May 2016

Derilinx talks ‘Digital Trust’ at U.S. Embassy’s Creative Minds Conference

The U.S. Embassy in Ireland today hosted its Annual Economic Conference, “Creative Minds: Creative Disruption”. The program featured a range of speakers from the business, tech and creative industries.

Deirdre Lee, CEO of Derilinx, participated in a panel focused on “Digital Trust in the Age of Disruption”. The discussion looked at closed vs. open data, transparency of our own data held by different organisations, and how to improve trust in both the business and public sectors.

Read the U.S. Embassy’s complete blog post on the Creative Minds: Creative Disruption conference

Picture American Embassy Creative Minds 2016, Conor McCabe Photography

14 April 2016

Predict Conference – Journey from Data to Predictive Analytics


Following the success of last year’s conference, Predict 2016 is shaping up to be an exciting event, focusing on Data, Predictive Models, Technology and Decision making. With a great mix of speakers, exhibitors and workshops, Predict promises to be an interactive gathering of mature and budding data scientists alike. We look forward to taking part.

Conference website