Belfast Fintech company Datactics is investing £2.3million in its business, through Research and Development (R&D), skills development and the creation of 18 jobs.
The Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) spinout provides data quality solutions to the financial services sector and central government, using its Datactics Data Quality platform to rapidly measure, match, report and fix data assets.
Once all are in place, the 18 roles will contribute over £700,000 of additional annual salaries to our local economy.George McKinney, Director of Technology and Services, Invest NI
Stuart Harvey, CEO of Datactics, said: “We’ve seen increasing demand for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) across the Fintech and Regtech sectors. We’re using this £2.3million investment to take advantage of this growth opportunity which will help us to increase our visibility on the global stage by expanding our team, innovating and driving export growth.
“Invest Northern Ireland’s ongoing support has been fundamental in helping us get to where we are today. The R&D project will use ML to develop new analytics functionalities for our Datactics Data Quality platform. Invest NI’s in-market teams have given us great advice on how to expand in GB and the US, and to enter new markets like Japan and Singapore. By creating 18 jobs, investing in technical, digital and sales skills, and with our new Data Academy for graduates, we will be able to expand our team’s capacity and expertise to secure new sales in these markets.”
Invest NI has offered Datactics £347,601 of support towards the creation of the 18 jobs, R&D and skills development. Job opportunities include software and AI developers, support engineers, and sales and management positions. Five of the roles are in place.
Datactics has also undertaken a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with QUB to extend the capabilities of its data quality applications and develop new knowledge-driven analytics.
Invest NI’s in-market teams have given us great advice on how to expand in GB and the US, and to enter new markets like Japan and Singapore.Stuart Harvey, CEO, Datactics
George McKinney, Director of Technology and Services, said: “Thanks to our dynamic Fintech cluster, Northern Ireland is leading the way in international financial services solutions. As we have continually supported its business journey over the years, I have enjoyed watching Datactics grow and succeed in this sector.
Read the full piece written by Invest NI here.