Behind The Information Lab

Behind The Information Lab

Culture is all about people, and making a difference. Before we help you create a data-driven culture in your organisation, meet the people behind the figures.

Meet The Team
Dave Hackett

Dave Hackett

CEO, Dublin

Dave Hackett

Dave brought The Information Lab’s vision to Dublin in 2016 with the blessing of TIL’s CEO and founder Tom Brown, who he met while he worked in finance in London.
“We dedicate ourselves to helping people make sense of data… it’s a culture shift,” Dave says.
Rob Carroll

Rob Carroll

Enterprise Account Manager, Dublin

Rob Carroll

Dubliner Rob lives and breathes data and has been helping our customers get the most from theirs since he joined The Information Lab. Rob is our Enterprise Account Manager but he is also one of the top Tableau and Alteryx experts in Ireland.
His motto: “Analysis should add value… it’s not just about crunching numbers.”
Kevin Lynch

Kevin Lynch

Chief Technical Officer, Dublin

Kevin Lynch

While he’s a graduate of pure mathematics, it’s not just about numbers for Kevin. He’s been a Tableau convert since he discovered the methods while working for a business intelligence team in 2012.
“Data is about reflecting reality and answering questions,” he says.
Dave Pansegrouw

Dave Pansegrouw

Consultant & COO, Dublin

Dave Pansegrouw

David has 15 years’ experience in leading PMO teams and software engineers in enterprise organisations. His passion for data analytics started during his previous roles, driving change through process automation with Alteryx and Tableau. In November 2020, David became an Alteryx ACE.
“I love analysing data to derive value and uncovering truths that enable business leaders to make better business decisions,” he says.
Tom Pilgrem

Tom Pilgrem

Head Coach, Dublin

Tom Pilgrem

A former SCUBA instructor and marine biologist, Tom decided to dive right into data analysis after discovering Tableau in a research lab. Before joining the Irish team in 2020, he spent two years working in The Information Lab’s Data School in the UK.
“The biggest draw for me with Tableau is the speed to insight,” he says.
Jaunine Conradie

Jaunine Conradie

Enterprise Data Architect

Jaunine Conradie

Jaunine is a student of understanding the fundamental facets of complex systems, whether it's an enterprise's data architecture, the anthropological psychology of cultures or the individual psychology of people. Once understood, these complex systems can be transitioned from the current as-is to the desired to-be state in a predictable manner. Making this happen is her passion.
Abhishek Tripathi

Abhishek Tripathi

Senior Data Engineer

Abhishek Tripathi

After gaining a degree in Computer Science & Engineering from the Silicon Institute of Technology in India, Abhishek started his Data Engineering career in 2013. Abhishek's innate understanding of data has meant he has successfully used a number of data management systems throughout his career but has a particular passion for Snowflake, seeing it as "the new technology on the horizon."
Richard Mangold

Richard Mangold

Enterprise Project Manager

Richard Mangold

Prior to joining The Information Lab, Richard worked as a Project and Programme Manager in a variety of industries, including the IT, Automotive, Chemical, Manufacturing and Service industries. Richard enjoys working in a team environment, where everyone's unique skills and abilities can be harnessed to create something unique.
Marcia Santos

Marcia Santos

Business Analyst

Marcia Santos

Hailing from São Paulo, Brazil, Marcia enjoys solving complex business problems, as well as testing and implementing new solutions. When asked what the best part of her role is, Marcia says "I'm amazed by the possibility of improving a process, functionality, or product".
Hendrik de Beer

Hendrik de Beer

Functional Business Analyst

Hendrik de Beer

Hendrik started his Data Management career in 2007 in the telecoms industry before moving into the financial services sector in 2014. Throughout his career, Hendrik has developed a broad understanding of complex processes, across multiple data platforms and a deep mastery of all data governance methods - skills he looks forward to utilising with The Information Lab's clients.
Jonathan O’Neill

Jonathan O’Neill

Enterprise Project Manager

Jonathan O’Neill

Jonathan comes from a finance background and has over 15 years experience in the field. Financial modelling and analysis have always played a big part in his working life.
"The need for real time analysis and data driven decision making is driving the fourth industrial revolution. I want to be part of that revolution."
Kate Brophy

Kate Brophy

Digital Marketing Manager

Kate Brophy

After getting her marketing chops in the hospitality and healthcare industries, Kate joined The Information Lab in 2021. Kate is passionate about creating and growing digital communication channels that make our Data Consultants' expertise accessible for all.
Gary Vance

Gary Vance

Senior Consultant

Gary Vance

Gary joins The Information Lab Ireland with 15 years of IT experience under his belt in roles varying from Quality Assurance & Automation to IT Management. From there he gained experience in a number of data disciplines and eventually fell in love with Visualization and PowerBI. One of Gary's favourite parts about working with data is seeing the reaction of a user when they first see their data come to life.
Daniel Ling

Daniel Ling

Senior Consultant with The Information Lab, Munster

Daniel Ling

Manchester’s Daniel Ling joined us in June 2018. His name kept popping up on our radar and when a number of his visualisations featured on Tableau Public it downright rude to ignore his talent. Luckily, Daniel had been keeping an eye on us too and the rest, as they say, is history.
“Looking back to how manual everything was amazes me as I now take Tableau's speed and ease of use for granted,” he says.
Louise Shorten

Louise Shorten

Senior Tableau Consultant & Trainer, Dublin

Louise Shorten

Louise is from Dublin and has been working with data throughout her career in finance and analytics teams. Louise likes nothing more than finding solutions that give people the ability to access and analyse data, so they can do their jobs more efficiently.
“For me, data provides a solid foundation for decision making,” she says.
Daisy Jones

Daisy Jones

Consultant, Dublin

Daisy Jones

After a Chinese studies degree and experience in retail, East Hampshire native Daisy caught the data bug when she met The Information Lab at the London Graduate Fair in 2019. Within a year of intensive self-learning, she was invited to Dublin to join the Graduate Training Programme.
Her favourite thing about data: “I can be creative with the design, and still get valuable insights.”
Siobhán Purcell

Siobhán Purcell

Consultant, Dublin

Siobhán Purcell

Siobhán’s data journey has involved biological research at Trinity College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and rapidly evolving technologies inevitably led her to Tableau, and The Information Lab.
“I’m always impressed by its ability to generate beautiful and interactive stories and dashboards,” she says.
Kofi Bonsu

Kofi Bonsu

Consultant

Kofi Bonsu

Looking for a change from Biomedical Science, Kofi joined The Information Lab UK office as part of the Data School. He spent over two years as a Tableau and Alteryx consultant in the UK before joining the team in Ireland.
"I enjoy helping others to use their data to make better-informed decisions."
Ian Baldwin

Ian Baldwin

Consultant, Dublin

Ian Baldwin

East Londoner Ian is simply the most qualified Irish-based Alteryx consultant — and one of only 28 people in the world who’s qualified as an Alteryx Designer Expert. We’re glad that he sidestepped his civil engineering degree in 2016.
“Learning about concrete mixtures wasn’t for me,” he says. “The tool demos at TIL’s Data School blew me away.”
Nikita Parab

Nikita Parab

Consultant, Dublin

Nikita Parab

Nikita, from Mumbai in India, was destined to join us when she started exploring Tableau for her Data Analytics Masters, then read about our graduate training programme.
“Data is always eager to answer the questions you have,” she says.
When she’s not serving up dynamic Tableau dashboards, she indulges her other passion, cooking.
Hania Nykowska

Hania Nykowska

Consultant

Hania Nykowska

Hania loves a good challenge. She enjoys leveraging tools like Alteryx and Tableau to support clients in tackling problems. One of her goals is to share knowledge and empower others on their problem-solving path. When asked to describe herself, she replies "I ask questions and solve problems.”
Harry Cooney

Harry Cooney

Consultant

Harry Cooney

Coming out of his Psychology degree, Harry knew he wanted a career which focused on stats and data. This led him to The Information Lab UK where he enjoyed two years of consulting with Alteryx and Tableau before joining the Irish team.
“I love using data to make people’s lives easier by cutting out the mundane and repetitive tasks”.
James Fox

James Fox

Consultant

James Fox

James previously studied International Relations and Politics. Through these studies he realised the power of data and its importance in the decision-making process. James spent two years with The Information Lab UK before joining the team in Ireland.
“I love making data easier to access and understand, and through this ease, help people make better-informed choices.”
Débora Contente

Débora Contente

Consultant

Débora Contente

With a background in Computer Science, Débora started her data visualisation and analytics journey in The Data School (TIL UK) as a Tableau and Alteryx consultant. She is now focusing on sharing her knowledge at TIL IE. Her goal is to “help people getting insights from data as quickly and effortlessly as possible “. She internalises TIL’s motto to empower people by helping them make sense of their data.