Learn from Data Leaders: Karl Purcell


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Over the course of two modules with Karl on the Independent College Dublin Management Diploma in Data Analytics, you will learn about the role of analytics in business from data mining to interpretation, a manager’s role in this, data governance, predictive analytics and the future of analytics. The second module on risk and fraud, covers people, financial, project and health risk in the context of data analytics and throughout Karl will be leveraging his own industry experience.

Karl is currently working with the Behavioural Economics Unit in the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) as Programme Manager.

Prior to SEAI, Karl previously worked in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in Ireland applying behavioural economics to public policymaking. Working with policymakers, senior officials, and frontline staff, he gained invaluable experience driving the adoption of behavioural economics in Irish policymaking. He has published a number of papers summarising his work on the website of the Irish Government Economic Evaluation Service (IGEES).

Karl holds an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies (Finance) from Dublin City University and an MSc in Behavioural Science for Management from the University of Stirling. He is currently studying for his Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics.

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