Sensible Code appoints Gerry O'Hanlon non-exec director

  • Belfast-based firm, SensibleCode has appointed Gerry O'Hanlon, former Director General of Central Statistics Ireland, as a non-executive director.

    SensibleCode recently signed a £1.3m contract with the UK Office of National Statistics for Cantabular, its data privacy technology that delivers real time statistical disclosure control.

    It will help to spread anonymised Census 2021 data for three years.

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    Gerry O'Hanlon expressed his delight for his new role: “As a career statistician, an ever-present key challenge was to maximise the statistical potential of available data to meet the needs of all users while ensuring that the principle of statistical confidentiality was fully adhered to in respect of all data subjects.

    “The Cantabular software provides a cutting edge solution to assist statistical offices and other data holders in meeting this challenge in a timely and safe manner in an era of ever-increasing data availability and a concomitant focus on data protection."

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    CEO Aidan McGuire added that Gerry’s arrival comes at a key time for the company: “…the coronavirus pandemic shows the importance of timely granular statistical data for accurate modelling and planning.

    “Cantabular has the capacity to transform and accelerate data dissemination to enable better policy and economic decision making.”

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