Kildare IT company which uses robotic and artificial intelligence to create 80 new jobs after €2.5m investment

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Kildare company to create 80 new jobs after €2.5m investment

Allan Shine, CEO, County Kildare Chamber; Anthony Lawlor, Kildare Senator; William Flanagan, Commercial and Technology Director, OpenSky; Pat Breen T.D., Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Busin

Naas based company, OpenSky is to create 80 jobs after €2.5M investment in expansion.

The company's services, which include artificial intelligence and robotic process automation, is expanding into new markets including the US. Boasting a 30% revenue growth year-on-year, Ireland’s only GovTech transformation specialist which provides process automated solutions to public sector bodies, today 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.

Allan Shine, CEO of County Kildare Chamber today said: “This announcement today is further testament that Kildare is the ideal location for companies to locate in, we welcome the decision by Michael and the team in OpenSky to commit a further 80 jobs to Naas. 

"The company has all the supports it needs in Kildare to expand its successful company here in Naas.  Kildare is now home to a multitude of tech companies who are all benefiting from the quality of lifestyle that employees are now demanding in the workforce.  Companies continue to expand and set up in Kildare and the Mid-East Region and the high end jobs that are been created in Naas are very welcomed.”

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.”

Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen said: “Innovation and digitisation are key to Ireland’s continued economic success and so I very much welcome OpenSky’s ambitious plans for expansion. I would like to congratulate them on their continued success and of course very much welcome the 80 high-end jobs that will be created.”

OpenSky is an IT and consultancy solutions company, based in Naas in Co Kildare, that provides innovative solutions and managed services to public sector bodies. The team has successfully delivered major projects for 50 organisations in the sector, impacting 2.5 million people every day. Their systems manage more than 100 million digital transactions per month between Ireland and the UK.

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.