Award for Best Use of Data Science in a Large Company2018-09-12T09:59:50+00:00

Award for Best Use of Data Science in a Large Company

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Entry Criteria

Entries for Large Company of the Year must be self-nominated;

This category is open to any open to businesses operating within the Island of Ireland with more than 250 employees, with turnover in excess of €50 million.

Entries should provide detail on a data science project conducted by the company that showcases why they should be the Large Company of the Year.

The data science project should have been conducted by the company in the prior 12 – 18 months.

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Category Judges

We are proud to present our Judging Panel. We have assembled some of the finest intellects in the community who will judge and score all entries to select this year’s deserving winners.

DR. Mick Kerrigan

Chief Science Officer | RecommenderX DAC

Vincent Vilcreest
Vincent Gilcreest

Head of Data Science | Tenable

Andrew Mullaney

Co-founder & CTO | Newswhip

Pat Moriarty
Pat Moriarty

Technology Advisor | Enterprise Ireland

Dr. Adam Bermingham

Engineering Lead - Intelligence Platform Zalando Ireland


Companies will be scored on a number of different criteria, receiving a score out of 100:

Business Problem:

Demonstrate the organizations understanding of the business problem, describe the key stakeholders and customers. Document how the project came about, how your organization got it off the ground and how it was funded. [10 Points]

Solution Overview

Document the solution developed for the business problem. Showcase the complexities and challenges in the project and how your organization overcame them. [15 Points]

Describe the data science skills, tools and techniques that were applied in order to deliver this project, in terms of both quantitative analysis of datasets and the application of machine learning for delivering predictions or recommendations. [15 Points]

Detail the team and infrastructure that was required to deliver this project. Was this all in place prior to the project or did your organization need to put it in place to deliver the solution? [15 Points]

Outline the innovation in your solution. What differentiates it from solutions that others may have taken to the same problem. [15 Points]

Business Impact

Describe the return on investment of the project to your business. What other effects has the project had within your organization? What new market opportunities are now available to you. [15 Points]


Describe the vision for data and data science in your business. Show us why you are the Large Company of the Year. [15 Points]

Note: With regards to the categories Large Company of the Year and Public Body of the Year – entrants are only eligible to submit to either the Large Category or the Public Category – not both.

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