Gearóid Ó Riain, Managing Director and Co-Founder
Gearóid Ó Riain co-founded Compass Informatics Limited, and is the company’s Managing Director.   He leads company development strategy and delivery, but combines this with hands on design of projects and solutions across a wide range of sectors.   Gearóid is also a director of GoParkit, a parking payments and management provider, and iGeotec, a geospatial technologies company focussed on new spatial multimedia technology and product development.

Gearóid holds an M.Sc. by Research from Trinity College, Dublin, and a number of project management qualifications.  He has also completed the International Sales Programme with Enterprise Ireland and Dublin Institute of Technology.

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Vivienne Kelly, COO

As Chief Operating Officer, Vivienne is responsible for the day to day operations of Compass Informatics, including programme management and overseeing the successful delivery of clients’ projects.   Vivienne has a strong background in business architecture and business analysis with extensive experience delivering large scale, complex projects.   Vivienne combines COO responsibilities with working closely alongside project delivery teams to ensure projects deliver excellent value for money.  Vivienne holds an M.Sc. by Research from Trinity College, Dublin and an Honours Degree in Science from Trinity College Dublin.

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Seamus Brady, CTO

Seamus brings over 20 years of software development experience to Compass Informatics and as Chief Technology Officer is responsible for the overall technical success of Compass product/project deliverables. Seamus started his career in Skillsoft and later moved on to help found and build InnerWorkings. Seamus initially joined Compass Informatics to help take GoParkit, a parking and permit payments solution, from a prototype to full release with clients in USA and Europe. Seamus has a track record in delivering clear and intuitive solutions to customers through innovate use of technology and design and continues to do so by helping to guide development efforts within the company. Seamus holds an M.Sc in Computer Science from Dublin City University and an Honours Degree in Mathematical Science from Trinity College Dublin.

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Ken Dowling, Senior Projects Manager
Ken Dowling acts as a senior projects manager across a range of service areas, most particularly across systems development.  Ken has a strong technology and also GIS background and as a senior company staff member has proven knowledge of company capabilities and client requirements. Ken holds a BA from University College Dublin, project management qualifications, and technical qualifications.

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Walter French, Senior Projects Manager
Walter French acts as projects manager across geomatics and data analytics projects. With a strong technology background including a B.Sc in Computer Science and Software Engineering, he provides project design and management skills and also key account management for a range of longstanding clients. Walter continues to lead the company development of new analytics approaches and reflects this in his academic qualifications, including an M.Sc. in Geographical Information Systems from Maynooth University.

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Liam Lysaght, Centre Director at the National Biodiversity Data Centre
Liam Lysaght is a senior Compass Informatics staff member and acts as Centre Director of the National Biodiversity Data Centre. The National Biodiversity Data Centre is operated under Service Level Agreement by Compass Informatics.  Liam provides strategic and operational direction and management to the Centre and to development of its core data management systems.

Liam holds a doctorate from Trinity College, Dublin, on birdlife and habitats.  He previously was Wildlife Officer at the Heritage Council, Ireland, and before that a park ranger and lecturer.  He is a member of the National Biodiversity Forum and Ireland’s representative on the Global Biodiversity Information Facility node managers working group.

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Gert Conradie, Country Manager – South Africa, Compass Informatics

Gert Conradie is Country Manager for Compass Informatics SA and is based in Cape Town.  Gert was previously based in the Dublin office for over four years and continues his links to Irish and UK based clients, alongside the development of our South African services.

Gert has a background in agricultural engineering coupled with systems development and data management expertise.  He worked in the agri engineering area and in the IT/Geo/Engineering sectors in South Africa before spending time in Ireland.  He combines a senior systems analyst/developer role with  business and strategic development and a strong awareness of client requirements across Ireland, UK, and South Africa.

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