Global software company LiveTiles announced recently that it will establish an Intelligent Innovation Centre in Sligo, Ireland to support the further development of its design and artificial intelligence (AI) products.
The project is supported by the Irish Government through Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Ireland, with LiveTiles planning to create up to 50 jobs. This includes a number of key roles such as AI developers, marketing, management, presales and a new product solutions team that will create industry-specific digital platforms that incorporate AI.
Speaking at the announcement, LiveTiles Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Karl Redenbach said: “This is a wonderful opportunity, and we’re really excited to establish a new centre in Sligo. There is an up-and-coming technology scene here, and we look forward to working with technology businesses, universities and Microsoft in Ireland to expand our AI agenda.”
Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD welcomed the announcement saying: “I warmly welcome this announcement by LiveTiles to establish their new Intelligent Innovation Centre in Sligo, creating 50 quality jobs initially. This wonderful regional investment is a great vote of confidence in Sligo and the North West region. I have no doubt that the company will thrive and prosper here in Ireland, aided in no small way by our rich talent pool. I wish them well for the future.”
CEO of IDA Ireland Martin Shanahan said: “It’s great that this global software company is establishing an Intelligent Innovation Centre in Sligo and exciting news that part of the work in Sligo will be in creating industry specific digital environments that use Artificial Intelligence. Attracting investment to Regional locations is a key focus for us and the arrival of LiveTiles, creating 50 jobs in the first instance, will be of significant benefit to Sligo and the North West Region. I greatly welcome this announcement, wish LiveTiles every success with its operations here and assure them of IDA Ireland’s continued support.”
Founded in 2014 and headquartered in New York, LiveTiles is a Microsoft partner that is defining the market for the Intelligent Experience Platform (IXP) – with no code, ‘drag and drop’ technology giving business users the tools to create easily adoptable dashboards, portals or corporate intranets that can be heightened with personalized artificial intelligence and analytics features.
LiveTiles began as an Australian startup company in 2014 and has expanded rapidly, with a customer list spanning all major verticals and some of the biggest organisations in the world such as PepsiCo and the US Department of Defence.