Daragh O'Brien
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Daragh O'Brien is Managing Director at Castlebridge Associates, a company which provides training, training, consulting, project management, and coaching/mentoring services for organisations on Information Asset Management. He was the first person in Ireland to achieve professional accreditation in the ICQP certification from the International Association for Information & Data Quality.

He is a Certified Data Protection Professional and a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society. He has worked with a range of organisations in the telecommunications, financial services, insurance, local government, education, and central government, in Ireland and overseas, to help them define and execute effective Information Management strategies encompassing Information Quality, Information Governance, and Data Protection.

He is an advisor to the IDMA, a Global Privacy Advocate for DAMA International, a former Director for the IAIDQ, and is an active contributor to the Innovation Value Institute’s IT-CMF. Daragh has lectured in DCU and the Law Society of Ireland. He has also advised a number of academic research projects on aspects of Information Quality, Information Governance and Data Protection.

He is the author of two books (Defining and Executing an Effective Data Quality Strategy and the Data Strategy and Governance Toolkit) and has recently started work on a third, due for publication later this year. He has also contributed book chapters and papers to a number of other publications. He is a regular speaker at conferences in the EU and US.

For 12 years Daragh worked in the Telecommunications industry leading Single View of Customer strategy and execution programmes, and latterly leading Regulatory Assurance functions. His clients now range from Financial Services, Telecommunications, Education services, Not-for-Profits, and SME startups, in Ireland and elsewhere.


invited talk
flag From Near to Maturity - Making Big Data relevant to Business
as author at  European Data Forum (EDF), Dublin 2013,