21 / 06 / 2018
Truata sets up headquarters in Dublin and ramps up hiring
TRUATA, THE LEADER IN GDPR-COMPLIANT DATA ANALYTICS, PLANS TO HIRE UP TO 75 PERSONNEL – MAINLY DATA ANALYSTS, DATA SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS – FOR ITS DUBLIN HEADQUARTERS IN 2018.
Truata, the data analytics and anonymisation firm, today announced it plans to hire up to 75 personnel – mainly data analysts, data scientists and engineers – for its newly opened headquarters in Dublin. This recruitment drive comes three months after the start-up was launched as a trust by its founding beneficiaries, Mastercard and IBM. Last month artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) firm C3 IoT joined the company as a beneficiary and technology provider, and earlier this month Truata appointed Aoife Sexton to its core team as its Chief Privacy Officer.
Truata helps organisations conduct analytics in full compliance with Europe’s new privacy and data protection framework, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect on May 25th. Held in a trust structure with the partners as beneficiaries, Trūata provides an innovative approach to handling data anonymisation and analytics, focusing on full compliance with GDPR, both in practice and in spirit.
Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, warmly welcomed the news, saying: “I would like to congratulate Truata on its new headquarters in Dublin. Ireland is at the forefront of innovation in data management, which is more important than ever since the introduction of GDPR. Truata’s arrival is a great vote of confidence in what we have to offer, and we welcome the creation of 75 highly-skilled new jobs and wish them well for the future.”
“I’m delighted to announce the launch of our new headquarters in Dublin, a city that we identified as an engine of growth and a hotbed of technology talent. Today, Truata and I personally invite the city’s brightest minds to join us as we pioneer this new approach to data management. The GDPR has been a powerful catalyst for innovation. The scientists and engineers that join us will be working at the forefront of this exciting area,” said Felix Marx, CEO of Truata.
Truata’s recruitment drive was welcomed by Ireland’s inward investment promotion agency, IDA Ireland, as a boost to the local economy and a vote of confidence in the booming technology industry that has found its home in Dublin.
Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland added: “Truata’s decision to establish its headquarters in Dublin is an endorsement of the city’s reputation as a vibrant technology hub within the EU. Dublin continues to attract and retain a talented and well educated workforce. Ireland’s strong position on data protection is becoming a key factor in attracting data focused companies.”