Daragh O Brien is Managing Director of Castlebridge Associates, a company which changes how people in organisations think about information. Castlebridge Associates focuses in particular on Data Governance, Information Quality, Data Privacy, and other information-related Information Governance areas.
Castlebridge Associates supports a range of clients spanning SME start-ups to multinational corporates to public sector bodies in Ireland and elsewhere. He has been working in Data Governance and Information Quality related Change management since 1998 (but only got a label for it in 2002).
He is a founder member and former Director of the IAIDQ, and was one of the first people in the world to attain the IQCP certification. He is a member of DAMA-UK, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and the Innovation Value Institute (where he has helped develop the IT-CMF EIM capability). He is also Fellow of the Irish Computer Society.
Daragh has developed professional certification courses and training in Information Quality, Data Governance, and Data Protection practice for a range of organisations, including the Irish Law Society and Dublin City University. He has also written and blogged extensively in a variety of forums on a range of Information Management issues. He is a regular highly rated presenter and teacher at conferences in the US, Europe, and beyond