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Company of the Month March 2022: FD Technologies expands reach of its data analytics platform

By Business & Finance
06 April 2022
Pictured: Seamus Keating, Chief Executive Officer, FD Technologies

FD Technologies, the real-time analytics and consulting specialist is the Business & Finance Company of the Month for March 2022, in association with KPMG.

FD Technologies, founded in 1996 and headquartered in Newry, has signed a strategic partnership with Microsoft to expand the reach of its own KX Insights streaming data analytics platform. The partnership is a landmark agreement for KX and CEO Seamus Keating has described it as having significant strategic benefits supporting the company’s growth ambitions.

He said: “This partnership with Microsoft accelerates our mission to enable organisations to drive value from their real-time data assets. Enterprises will benefit from the unrivalled performance, scalability and security of KX Insights optimised for Microsoft Azure. In addition, we are excited to partner with Microsoft in developing technology solutions that address the demanding requirements of financial services organisations, particularly in capital markets where KX has a market-leading position.”

KX can capture any data, from any location and in any format. The streaming analytics platform provides real-time continuous intelligence. It is used in the financial industry across a range of data-intensive areas and is also deployed in other industries including manufacturing, automotive, energy, utilities and telecommunications. It also powers the MRP Prelytix digital marketing platform.

FD Technologies employs up to 3,000people across three separate divisions and last year announced the expectation of creating an additional 500 jobs with the opening of a new tech hub.

Business & Finance, Company of the Month

Business Person the MonthBusiness & Finance, in association with KPMG, recognises excellence in business through the ‘Company of the Month’ award. The Company of the Month award recognises the company which best demonstrates outstanding business leadership, sustainable growth, innovative strategy, strong financial returns and employee development.