Become a Certified Data Professional


Joe Keating, CDO, Glantus. Iain White - Fennell Photography.

Joe Keating, CDO, Glantus.
Iain White – Fennell Photography.

Learn from Data Leaders, and get certified as a Data Professional by the Analytics Institute, in partnership with Independent College Dublin.

In our latest focus on the data leaders, we hear from Joe Keating who over the past 20 years, has helped companies all over Europe and beyond to bring the benefits of Data and Automation into their business. Starting out with PM Group, Joe became a founding member of the Data and Analytics practice at Version 1, and spent several years driving Data Strategy implementations for diverse companies across Ireland and UK. At Dublin Airport, Joe helped shape the Group Data Strategy and managed key Data and Analytics initiatives to improve efficiency, drive revenue and reduce costs.

As Chief Data Officer at Glantus, Joe drives the company strategy to optimise the use of Data, Analytics and Automation based on the Glantus technology platform.

In his spare time, Joe is the Chairman of the ‘Data & Technology Advisory Group’ at Airfield Estate, working to identify areas where Data/Tech can be applied effectively to progress the organisation and their vision.

What can you expect on Module 6 – Analytic Approaches and Techniques

There are many ways to approach Analytics, depending on the problem to be solved. The challenges that businesses face today are typically very different to those that been faced in the past. Expectations have shifted, standards are higher, and disruption is the new norm.

This module will involve an introduction to the most widely used approaches to applying Analytics, within business today. We will explore and discuss each of these approaches; to understand “what” they provide, “when” they are effective as well as “how” they work. We will also delve into the science and the Data that underpins the Analytics, as well as the key dependencies to a successful Analytics initiative.

A vital part of any business initiative is employing the right technique to suit the situation. In the second section of this module, a range of the most common Analytics techniques will be discussed and assessed as to “why” they are used. We’ll look at some examples and discuss the role that technology can play; to reduce the human effort and time required to deliver value.
Join this course now – first module is next week 12th February.

The graduation of Class of 2019


Graduating after a long period of dedicated study is a day of enormous pride. Of course it can start out somewhat stressful, getting ready to join friends and family and study comrades for a big day, but the overwhelming emotion is definitely that of pride and satisfaction.

As the Independent College Dublin classes of 2019 came together at St. Anne’s Church on Dawson Street, many were re-grouping for the first time in months, and the excitement was palpable. Padraig Hourigan, President of the College, welcomed everyone and put them at ease, and congratulated them on this incredible achievement. Highlighting the needs of some in our community who cannot partake in society in this way, he encouraged them to both celebrate their success and then to use it for good.

Guest speaker, and leading economist Jim Power, reminded each of the graduates, that this is something that no one can ever take away from them, it is something that stays with them for life. As we filmed some of the feelings captured on the day, from those starting their careers as legal executives in professional firms, and graduates of Master programmes in Dispute Resolution or the business graduates planning to extend their skills and progress their careers, each and every one of the Independent College Dublin team shared in the feeling of how worthwhile it is to work in education, to help people go forward and realise their dreams, and to use graduation as the start – not the end – of their exciting journeys.

We wish everyone so much success with their next chapter and we encourage you all to stay involved with Independent College Dublin long into the future.

Now enrolling for February 2020


At Independent College Dublin, the campus is full of life with hundreds of students progressing their development at our courses. As they get stuck into learning, and further education, we are now taking registrations for February 2020 on all undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Develop your career path with a degree in Marketing, Business or Accounting and Finance at Independent College Dublin. And watch this space for new courses which will be added soon.

The Diploma in Radio Production and Podcasting in association with Today FM due to start in October 2019 is now full, so please register your interest for future courses by applying today.

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