William Flanagan, Commercial and Technology Director, OpenSky; Pat Breen T.D., Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection; and Michael Cronin, Managing Director, OpenSky
OpenSky announced that it has invested €2.5 million in its own expansion and will create 80 jobs over the next two years.
The company’s employee numbers are set to reach 160 by the end of 2021. New roles will include digital transformation consultants, software engineers, sales and marketing executives, and project and team leaders.
OpenSky is an IT and consultancy solutions company, based in Naas in Co Kildare, that provides solutions and managed services to public sector bodies. Their systems manage more than 100 million digital transactions per month between Ireland and the UK.
A growing market and business
Over the last two years, OpenSky has achieved continued growth, with revenue increasing 30% year-on-year. As well as investing in new additions to the team, 10% of revenue is put towards research and development activities.
The company’s success has been driven not only by the increasing demand among government agencies and public bodies for digital transformation, but OpenSky’s extensive range of services which now includes Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation and Information Intelligence.
Furthermore, the business is planning to expand further in international markets, including the UK and the US. OpenSky’s customer base has grown in recent years with both international and Irish customers including the Health Service Executive, the National Transport Authority, the Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation, North London Waste and Surrey County Council.
Michael Cronin, Managing Director, OpenSky, said: “More and more public service agencies and government organisations realise how important it is for them to be able to boost productivity, deliver services and support citizens as directly and efficiently as possible.
By transforming, they can not only streamline their own processes and optimise resources, but also enhance the citizen experience and create a digital government that works. In order to meet this increasing and evolving demand, we have invested in expanding our team and adding new services.