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DataBuilders Team at Analytics Summit 2023

IMGS & DataBuilders Year In Review 2023

IMGS & DataBuilders Year In Review 2023

2023 was yet another dynamic, thrilling, and successful year at IMGS, and we’re eager to share our major achievements with you in our “IMGS and DataBuilders Year in Review 2023” blog.

January - DataBuilders Kicked off 2023 with a
"Sisense Fusion Embed Webinar"

During this webinar Ciaran Kirk and Conor McIntyre demo how Sisense Fusion Embed can add value to your existing analytic offerings, thereby ensuring faster adoption and an improved customer experience.

This webinar demonstrates how Fusion Embed can:

  • Seamlessly integrate analytics to your product or service.
  • Customise your analytics offering to suit your application.
  • Deploy in the cloud or on-prem while ensuring the security of your solution.

You can view this webinar HERE

Sisense Fusion Embed Webinar

February - IMGS Presented with a 20 Yr. Hexagon Partner Award

Hexagon European Partner 20 Yr Award

In February, Ciaran Kirk, Operations Director IMGS, was delighted to accept an award on behalf of IMGS, at the Hexagon European Partner event in Mallorca.  This award notably, celebrates IMGS being a Hexagon Partner for 20 years. 

IMGS are a Hexagon SIG (Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial) Platinum Partner and work with them to provide organisations with powerful solutions that help make sense of the dynamically changing and challenging world.

March - Data Quality with FME Webinar

On March 8th, Ciaran Kirk and Gavin Park presented a webinar titled “Data Quality with FME”. You can view this webinar HERE.

This webinar illustrates how FME can detect and repair data quality issues and furthermore, you will also see how FME is used to provide data preparation and data stewardship, to ensure only quality data is used to deliver quality insights.

April - New CTO Announcement and Hosting the
IMGS GeoIntelligence Event 2023

Gavin Park CTO Announcement

New CTO Announcement for IMGS & DataBuilders

In early April we were delighted to announce the appointment of Gavin Park, as Group Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for IMGS and DataBuilders.  Consequently, Gavin’s appointment further strengthens our executive leadership team.

Gavin brings a wealth of experience spanning over two decades to the role. This experience will play a key role in our next phase of growth across both IMGS & DataBuilders.

As CTO, Gavin is responsible for leading the development of the next phase of modern and sustainable solutions for our customers, while ensuring a strong synergy between IMGS and DataBuilders.

IMGS GeoIntelligence Event 2023

The IMGS GeoIntelligence Event 2023 took place in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin 8 on Thur, 20th April.

We had a fantastic line-up of presenters from across the island of Ireland and Europe showcasing the latest advancements in Sustainability, Digital Twin and Remote Sensing,  We enjoyed presentations from Hexagon, Dublin City Council, Cork City Council and Leica Geosystems.

Dublin City Council Presentation at the GeoIntelligence Event 2023

May- IMGS & DataBuilders Host Accelerator Workshops, the Team Enjoy a Volunteer Day at Peter McVerry Trust and
AI Awards Finalist

FME Accelerator

On May 16th IMGS hosted a popular, free, and interactive FME training workshop “Building Data Pipelines FME Accelerator”.  This session teaches participants how to get the most use from their data with FME.

This training workshop is best suited to users beginning their FME journeys and users refreshing their FME Knowledge.

Sisense Accelerator

On May 30th, this was followed up with an equally successful free and interactive Sisense workshop “Building Sisense Dashboards Accelerator”. This workshop provided an introduction to, Data Modelling and building an Integrated Analytic Dashboard with Sisense.

Peter McVerry Trust Volunteer Day

Team Volunteer Day!

At the end of May, the team headed to the Peter McVerry Trust Mid-Regional Service, at Kerdiffstown House in Naas for our annual volunteer day.

We had a very productive and enjoyable day, painting fences, picnic tables and outdoor seating in the glorious sunshine.

Analytics & AI Awards Finalist

At the end of May, DataBuilders were thrilled to announce that our customer, Diaceutics PLC, were selected as a finalist in The Analytics Institute of Ireland “Analytics Innovation Award” category.

June - HxGN Live Global Event, Analytics & AI Awards,
DataGalaxy Webinar, IMGS/ DataBuilders Summer Staff Night
and AGI-NI

Ciaran Kirk HxGN Interview

Digital Transformation of Property Asset Mgt.

Ciaran Kirk sat down with Beth Keener, at the HxGN Live Global Event in Las Vegas, 12-15 June.  They discussed how IMGS have helped local authorities in Ireland to digitally transform their property asset management, by moving from paperwork to real-time insights with M.App Enterprise from Hexagon.

Click HERE to watch the full interview.

Analytics & AI Awards 2023

On June 15th we attended the Analytics & AI awards at the beautiful Mansion House, where our customer, Diaceutics PLC, were the worthy winners of the Analytics Innovation Award for 2023. What a fantastic fun night it was with great hospitality and company!

IMGS Summer Night Out

IMGS & DataBuilders Summer Night Out!

On Friday June 23rd we enjoyed a summer night out at Fade Street Social. Great food, drinks, and atmosphere on a rare balmy evening in Dublin.

AGI NI Conference

IMGS were a platinum sponsor at the 2023 AGI NI Conference in Belfast.

Ciaran Kirk and Garrett Cronin travelled to the Belfast event on June 28th, where Ciaran presented “Property Asset Management in local authorities in Ireland”.

August - FME & ArcGIS Training,
DataBuilders and DataGalaxy Partnership

IMGS Training

FME & ArcGIS Training

From 1-3 August,  IMGS ran an FME and ArcGIS on-line training course. This course shows how you can set up FME to work with ESRI. It covers traditional data formats and using ArcGIS Pro with FME to enable access, as well as how you use the next generation of GIS Platforms like ArcGIS Online or Portal Features service.

Watch our website training page and social media channels for details of training opportunities in 2024.

DataBuilders & DataGalaxy Partnership Announcement

At the end of August DataBuilders formally announced its partnership with DataGalaxy, to advance Data Governance Solutions in Ireland.  DataGalaxy are an innovative company, specialising in metadata management and enterprise data governance.  

You can view the full press release HERE.

DataBuilders and DataGalaxy join forces to advance DIata Governance Solutions in Ireland.

September - Safe Software "The Peak of Data Integration" Conference in Bonn, DataBuilders Data Intelligence 2023 event

Gavin and Garrett present in Bonn, delivering web applications with FME

The Peak of Data Integration

Garrett Cronin, Commercial Manager, Gavin Park, CTO and Hrvoje Vukasinovic, Technical Lead IMGS travelled to Bonn, Germany for the Safe Software Conference “The Peak of Data Integration” from the 5th – 7th September.

On September 6th Hrvoje delivered a presentation on “Migration of National Child Protection Data using FME Automations”. Then, the following day, Gavin and Garrett presented “Delivering Web Applications with FME.”

IMGS Marketing Momentum Award

IMGS and DataBuilders were delighted to be announced as the 2023 Winners of the Marketing Momentum Award at “The Peak of Data Integration” Conference.  It was certainly the perfect end to a superb partner summit..

IMGS received Marketing Momentum Award from Safe Software

Data Intelligence 2023 Conference

On September 20th, DataBuilders hosted the Data Intelligence 2023 conference in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin. It was an engaging event with a superb line-up of speakers and topics including:

  • New Horizons with the FME Enterprise Platform – Don Murray, Safe Software.
  • Digital Transformation: The “Fit It” App – Mark Geoghegan, Dublin City Council.
  • Enterprise Data Integration – Sean O’Boyle, Northern Ireland Water.
  • Data Linage & Governance – Ciaran Kirk & Conor McIntyre, IMGS.
  • Digital Reality Modelling & Visualisation – Gavin Park, IMGS & Pierre Nowacki, Sphere.
  • FME Supporting a New Monitoring System for Farming – Walter French, Compass Informatics.
Gavin and Mark presenting Digital Transformation with FME
Compass Informatics Presentation by Walter French

October - Analytics Institute Summit, Accelerator Training,
3D Digital Realities Webinar

DataBuilders Team at Analytics Summit 2023

IMGS Stand at the Analytics Summit in the CCD

On October 4th the DataBuilders team exhibited at the Analytics Summit 2023 in the Convention Centre Dublin.

We enjoyed considerable interest at our stand throughout the day and consequently met so many inspiring people across a range of industries, who are doing amazing things with data!

Ciaran Kirk and Conor Doyle discuss "Harnessing the Power of Embedded Analytics"

At the 2023 Analytics Summit, Ciaran Kirk, Operations Director, DataBuilders and IMGS, hosted a fascinating fireside chat with Conor Doyle, Business Intelligence and Product Manager, Luzern eCommerce.  They discussed the topic “Harnessing the Power of Embedded Analytics.”  You can view this session HERE.

We are looking forward to the 2024 Analytics Summit already!

Ciaran Kirk and Conor Doyle, Luzern eCommerce presenting "Harnessing the Power of Embedded Analytics" at the Analytics Summit 2023.

FME Accelerator at TUD, Bolton St., Dublin

Ciaran Kirk, Operations Director IMGS and DataBuilders, delivered an FME Accelerator Training Workshop, to the 4th Year Geographic Surveying students in the Technological University Dublin, Bolton St, on Friday, October 20th.

3D Digital Realities Webinar

At the end of October, Ciaran Kirk, Operations Director IMGS & DataBuilders and Andrew Paul, Remote Sensing Lead, IMGS hosted our “3D Digital Realities” Webinar. 

In this session, you learn how Safe Software’s FME and Hexagon Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial technologies, provide an end-to-end solution for building and managing 3D digital realities.  You can view this webinar at your leisure HERE.

3D Digital Realities Webinar

November - 2 FME Webinar Hosted this Month,
Hrvoje Vukasinovic Awarded his FME Certified Trainer Badge

Save Time and Boost Productivity with No-Code-Web Apps Webinar

Save Time & Boost Productivity with No-Code Web Apps Webinar

During the month of November, we hosted 2 FME focused Webinars. The First webinar  “Save Time & Boost Productivity with No-Code Web Apps”, was run in conjunction with Dublin City Council and Safe Software.  

In this hour long webinar we explored the power of #FME for delivering web apps.  Click HERE to view this session.

FME Top Features 2023 Webinar

The 2nd webinar titled “FME Top Features”, hosted by Ciaran Kirk and Gavin Park, delivers an overview of the latest features in #FME & how they can elevate your business & data to new heights. 

Click HERE to view this session.

FME Top Features 2023

FME Certified Trainer Badge awarded by Safe Software

Congratulations to Hrvoje Vukasinovic, Technical Lead at IMGS, who recently received his FME Certified Trainer Badge, from SafeSoftware.

December - Christmas Celebrations and Final Webinar of 2023

Christmas Party Night

We enjoyed our Company Christmas night out in the fabulous Iveagh Garden Hotel on Friday December 8th.  A lovely festive night was had by everyone and a great start to the party season!

IMGS Christmas Party 2023

Sisense Top Features Webinar

In December we hosted our final 2 webinars of 2023. The first webinar was hosted by Ciaran Kirk, Operations Director IMGS and DataBuilders and Conor McIntyre, Business Development Executive DataBuilders.  This webinar is titled “Sisense Top Features” and showcases the latest functionality released by Sisense

You can view this webinar on demand HERE.

Actionable Analytics with Sisense Webinar

The 2nd webinar “Actionable Analytics with Sisense”, was hosted on December 14th by Ciaran Kirk, Operations Director and Conor McIntyre, Business Development Executive. 

In this webinar you see how Sisense provides actionable insights where you most need them. The first part of the webinar provides an overview of Sisense BloX. Sisense BloX makes it easier than ever to create custom actionable analytic applications from complex data, by leveraging powerful prebuilt templates to integrate application-like functionality into dashboards.

The second part of the webinar covers Sisense Infusion Apps. Sisense Infusion Apps are for users who spend most of their time outside of their BI.

You can view the full recording of this webinar HERE.

Actionable Analytics with Sisense Webinar

We are excited to see what 2024 has in store for IMGS and DataBuilders!

IMGS

IMGS Year In Review 2021

2021 was a very busy and prosperous year for IMGS and we would like to share some of the key highlights with you in our “IMGS Year in Review Blog”.

February - Location Intelligence 2021

We hosted our first virtual event of the year: Location Intelligence 2021 with excellent presentations from Hexagon on the latest M.App Enterprise Updates and from our own Ciaran Kirk, Operations Director IMGS, who focused on Predictive Analytics using M.App Enterprise and how Photogrammetry is being used in Land and Property Services in Northern Ireland.

Photogrammetry in Land and Property Services
FME Desktop 2021.1

March – FME 2021 Sneak Peak

Garrett Cronin, Commercial Manager IMGS and Gavin Park, Lead Solutions Consultant IMGS hosted a webinar in early March giving us a sneaky peak of all that is cool and new in FME 2021!

May – FME World Fair 2021 Sponsorship

IMGS were delighted to be one of the partner sponsors for the Safe Software FME World Fair that ran 4-14 May 2021.  On the 2nd day of this event Garrett Cronin and Gavin Park teamed up again to present “Infusing & Embedding Analytics with FME, Snowflake & Sisense”.

Also in May, IMGS Operations Director Ciaran Kirk, took part in a webinar hosted by The Analytics Institute of Ireland which examined how the adoption of analytics are greatly increased by the embedding of analytics into enterprise systems.

June – Platinum Sponsor at the AGNI 2021

The AGNI Conference was hosted virtually on June 17th with the theme “Geographic Information: Supporting a sustainable future”.   IMGS, as one of the Platinum sponsors had the opportunity to address attendees and Ciaran Kirk, Operations Director IMGS delivered a presentation within the sustainable theme titled – “Solar Farm Monitoring with Hexagon M.App Enterprise”.

July – Launch of Zero to Dashboard in 3 Months

IMGS were featured in the Irish Tech News Business Showcase on July 17th to highlight the launch of our Zero to Dashboard Platform.  

To coincide with the launch of our new platform we also produced a Zero to Dashboard webinar providing an overview of our Data Intelligence platform solution and the benefits it delivers.

Aoibhinn Stuart and Ciaran Kirk Business Feature
The Future of FME

September – FME Intelligence 2021

Like many events in 2021 our annual FME Intelligence event went virtual aswell.  The highlights of this event included presentations from: Don Murray (Co-CEO and President) – “The Future of FME” and customer presentations from NI Water: “FME in NI Water – Helping things flow and Dublin City Council: “Dublin City Council Digital Transformation”.

November – Analytics Institute Summit 2021

On Nov 23rd IMGS attended the Analytics Institute Summit in the Convention Centre Dublin, as a partner sponsor.  We hosted branded booths both on-line and at the Convention Centre on the Day.  We were supported on the day by our Data Intelligence Platform Partners – Talend and Sisense.  This was an excellent event with fantastic content and we look forward to a larger presence in 2022.

Sisense Logo

December – Sisense Certification

Sisense certification was the focus for the last quarter of 2021 and we’d like to offer a huge congratulations to the following IMGS Team members that successfully completed their Sisense Certification with flying colours!

  • Keith Duffy – Applications Engineer IMGS – Sisense Solution Developer & Sisense Embedded Analytics Professional
  • Kieran Massey – Applications Engineer IMGS -Sisense Solution Developer & Sisense BI Consultant
  • Ryan Bannon – IT Solutions Lead IMGS – Sisense Solution Developer & Sisense Embedded Analytics Professional
  • Aoibhinn Stuart – Delivery Director – Sisense Analytic Project Manager

Training Courses Delivered by IMGS in 2021

IMGS had a very busy training schedule in 2021, with all 8 FME Training Courses that we ran booked to capacity.  The list below details the course topics delivered during this period.

  • FME Desktop Standard x 2
  • FME Desktop Advanced
  • FME Server & Cloud
  • FME & ArcGIS Online
  • FME & Open Data
  • FME & Reporting
  • FME & Python

Thank You

We would like to thank all of our customers and partners that supported us in 2021 and we look forward to continued success for 2022 and beyond.

Find Out More

At IMGS, Data Intelligence and information are at the core of what we do.  We provide solutions to automate data flows, visualise information and power data insights for a wide variety of customers included Local Authorities, Government Agencies, Utilities and Communications Organisations.

Our data solutions are built on our partner’s technology platforms and serve the citizens of Ireland every day, from managing water and electric networks to publishing key e-Government information through Government Portals.  Through our market leading partners, we provide organisations with end to end solutions that drive operational and capital efficiencies.

To learn and to arrange an initial data session with us, please CLICK HERE to fill in our contact form.