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

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

Head of Commercial

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 Head of Commercial 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

Head of Technology

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 of People

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.
Jonathan O’Neill

Jonathan O’Neill

Head of Finance

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."
Jaquelyn Lacovara

Jaquelyn Lacovara

Head of Service Delivery

Jaquelyn Lacovara

New Yorker turned Carlow woman, Jackie, is an experienced IT/BI Consultant with a broad range of experience across a number of heavily regulated market verticals. Jackie joined The Information Lab as the company seemed a good home for her passion for process automation, superb service delivery and driving bottom-line business value.
Katie McEntegart

Katie McEntegart

Director of Services

Katie McEntegart

An enterprise sales & service professional, experienced in delivering global infrastructure transformation projects across manufacturing, pharmaceutical, technology and retail sectors. She's passionate about working with clients to understand how data and digital transformation can support their organisation's productivity, growth and profitability. Aside from her business expertise, Katie is a musician, sweet fiend and class clown.
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.
Tom Connolly

Tom Connolly

Snowflake Data Architect

Tom Connolly

With over 20 years of experience as a Data Engineer in the Financial Services industry, Tom has a diverse range of experience in data engineering, data warehousing, data-driven automated tests and database version control solutions. Not only is Tom passionate about building well engineered performant data solutions, he also cares about using his knowledge and experience to mentor others.
Christophe Berenger

Christophe Berenger

Commercial Business Analyst

Christophe Berenger

A detailed and business focused Commercial Business Analyst, with over 13 years of experience in the IT industry, Christophe is always looking to improving operations and service while preserving the highest levels of quality. "I always aim to provide a unique blend of creative flair and passion for improving business processes, and given the future of data, there's no company better for me than The Information Lab."
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.
Soha Elghany

Soha Elghany

Senior Consultant

Soha Elghany

Soha has a passion for creating data visualisations and the ability to use imagery and creativity to showcase analysis and insights in a way that gets people to interact with the story. Her focus in her work is to humanise the data we work with. Soha is also on the board for Viz for Social Good, where they use data visualisation for social change.
Jess Hancock

Jess Hancock

Senior Consultant

Jess Hancock

Jess loves chaos - particularly the type of chaos that allows her to untangle complexities to find patterns, stories and insights. Apart from untangling all manner of chaotic data sets, Jess enjoys the opportunity working at The Information Lab affords her to meet and learn from colleagues with a vast array of specialities.
Daisy Jones

Daisy Jones

Senior Consultant

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.”
Theo Isaac

Theo Isaac

Senior Consultant

Theo Isaac

Coming from a bioscience background, Theo enrolled in the Information Lab UK as part of the Data School, after seeing the superiority of Tableau compared to other analytical tools. He spent two and a half years there as a Tableau and Alteryx consultant before joining the Information Lab Ireland, where he hopes to impart his knowledge to help companies make sense of their data.
Siobhán Purcell

Siobhán Purcell

Senior Consultant

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.
Clare Fox

Clare Fox

Consultant

Clare Fox

Clare's background working in not-for-profit art galleries inspired her to embark in a career in data analytics after she saw the power of data storytelling for fundraising. Clare has an immense appreciation for how effective design can make data understandable & accessible.
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."
Nikita Parab

Nikita Parab

Senior Consultant

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.
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.”
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.