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Minister John Perry TD speaks at Presidion’s Launch

Peter O'Neill, Country Manager, IBM Ireland, John  Perry TD, Minister of  State for Small Business and Cathy  McGennis, Managing  Director, Presidion {formerly SPSS Ireland} at Presidion's Launch

John Perry TD, Minister of State for Small Business, announced the re-branding of Irish owned company Presidion, its’ expansion into the UK market and a Graduate Programme in which the company plans to recruit 20 graduates over the next 3 years.

In his speech, the Minister stressed the significance and importance of growth in the Irish indigenous economy, and that Presidion exemplified the type of company that will be central to Ireland’s economic recovery.

Presidion, originally SPSS Ireland, was established, in Dublin, in 1995. The organisation has evolved to become one the leaders in the provision of Analytics Software and Services in Ireland and a key strategic partner of IBM in the field of Predictive Analytics. Servicing over 500 accounts and thousands of customers, in Ireland, its client base spans across public and commercial organisations. Under the guidance of M.D. Cathy McGennis, Presidion is currently planning its expansion into the UK, providing an expected 20 jobs in the process.

A reception was held on the exclusive Hibernian Club on St. Stephen’s Green to celebrate the re-branding of the company where M.D. Cathy McGennis shared with guests the new and exciting plans of Presidion and welcomed guest speakers John Perry TD, Minister of State for Small Business and Peter O’Neill , Country Manager of IBM.

Peter O’Neill expressed his excitement at the recent IBM Partnership with Presidion as they become IBMs biggest predictive analytics partner, and emphasise the investment and vision IBM has globally to expand on their dominance in the analytics sphere.

The evening was furthered by a wine reception where guests enjoyed a light jazz piano music.

"Presidion exemplifies the type of companies that will be central to Ireland’s economic recovery. It is a company that is at the forefront of innovation, creating the software services of tomorrow, opening new markets, and securing economic growth and jobs."

"It is innovation that will drive the productivity growth that will push our economy to new levels and create new jobs for our people. I believe that companies like Presidion are essential for fostering the climate of innovation in Ireland and translating Irish entrepreneurial ambition into market-focussed reality."

John Perry TD, Minister of State for Small Business

"Smarter Planet is a great opportunity to recast how we see the world and how we interact with it.  Certainly in terms of our plans for Ireland, Presidion are absolutely central to how we want to execute that."

Peter O'Neill, Country Manager, IBM Ireland

"IBM acquisition of SPSS is proof of the importance that Predictive Analytics is gaining nowadays. Data is now everywhere and getting value out of it is crucial for the success for any organisation. We have been there for 17 years, and now we are ahead of the race with a big partner as IBM."

Cathy McGennis, Managing Director, Presidion {formerly SPSS Ireland}

 

 


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