Who It's For

  • Data Governance
  • Data Architect
  • Data Quality Manager
  • Data Protection Officer
  • Data Privacy Officer
  • Data Scientist
  • CDO
  • Risk Officer/ Risk Manager


Daragh O Brien

Leading Consultant, Educator and Author


Daragh O Brien is the Managing Director of Castlebridge, one of Europe’s leading Business Information Strategy and Governance consultancies, Prior to founding Castlebridge in 2009, Daragh held senior roles in CRM Programme management and Regulatory Assurance in a leading telecommunications company. Since 2009, Daragh and his team have worked with organisations in a range of sectors, including Government and EU bodies, credit unions, semi-state sector companies, utilities, and retail, in Ireland, the UK, and further afield. Daragh has served on the boards of a number of professional bodies in the information management field and is a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society. He was a key contributor to the Innovation Value Institute’s IT-CMF in the areas of Enterprise Information Management, Data Quality, and Data Governance, and is a participant in the ADAPT Centre in Trinity College Dublin. He is a Course Consultant and lecturer with the Law Society of Ireland, specialising in data privacy, governance, and other information regulatory topics. His company Castlebridge also developed and deliver the Data Protection certification courses run by Public Affairs Ireland. From September 2019 he will join the teaching faculty in University College Dublin Law School lecturing on Data Governance. With over two decades of cutting edge experience, Daragh has written a number of books, his most recent (Ethical Data and Information Management) being co-authored with Dr Katherine O’Keefe and published in May 2018. He has also written countless articles and blog posts in a variety of forums and is a regular tutor and keynote speaker at conferences in Ireland, the UK, Europe, and the United States. In 2019 he was recognised by the All Ireland Business Foundation as a Thought Leader in Data Governance and Data Privacy. 

Data Ed Week Europe 2019 Workshop: Landing the Plane: Ethical Information Management Where it Hits the Ground