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  • 8 October 2019 20:16


Data Republic, Asia Pacific’s leading data sharing platform, announced today the appointment of Geoff Sweeney as its new Chief Technology Officer, effective immediately.

With over 20 years in the technology industry, Mr Sweeney’s experience in driving growth through innovation and digital transformation is in line with Data Republic’s plans to further grow its business capabilities.

Mr Sweeney has worked as the Global Head of Engineering at Nuix, Vice President Software Engineering at MasterCard, Lead Architect at IBM Global Services and also designed and founded an innovative AI based SIEM software solution.

Based in Sydney, Mr Sweeney will oversee the strategy, architecture and technical delivery of Data Republic’s technology suite including the Senate Platform and its accompanying privacy-preserving matching solution, as well as future platform developments designed to support the expansion of the company’s product portfolio.

Data Republic CEO Danny Gilligan said Mr Sweeney was known for his deep technical and transformation skills which would be of great value in the development of Data Republic’s technology suite.

“We are pleased to welcome Geoff on board at a truly exciting time in Data Republic’s growth and product maturity. Geoff has unique experience at the intersection of enterprise solutions, data, complexity at scale, governance, security and privacy. These are all meaty challenges we are collectively solving for our customers and his leadership will be invaluable.” Mr Gilligan said.

Mr Sweeney said: “The opportunity to create enabling technology for the data economy is huge and will have so much impact on the way we govern data flows between individuals, businesses and across society as a whole.” “I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running with Danny and the team to further solidify Data Republic’s leading technology offering and demonstrate what’s possible in a connected, governed data world.”

Mr Sweeney’s appointment as Chief Technology Officer reinstates the position following Ryan Peterson’s departure and appointment to advisory board member in late 2017.

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