Derry IT leader wins major UK award

Robert O’Brien, CEO of MetaCompliance

THE Derry CEO of a leading cyber tech firm has won a prestigious UK award.

Robert O'Brien, CEO of MetaCompliance, based in the city, has won the UK Gamechanger of the Year Award at the ACQ5 Global Awards 2018.

The awards recognise the most outstanding organisations and professionals across the globe and celebrates the best in achievement, ability and performance.

Having successfully grown and sold a number of technology firms in the past and with 30 years of experience in the IT industry, Mr O'Brien was recognised for his achievements by the awards panel.

MetaCompliance has been developing software and content for the cyber security and compliance market since 2005 and is experiencing a strong phase of growth as worldwide demand for its products increases.

MetaCompliance has created a product range that directly addresses the specific challenges that arise from cyber threats and corporate governance, and the company has helped over 600 organisations around the world stay cyber secure and compliant.

Clients of the company include BUPA, ITN, Jaguar LandRover, Vodafone, Volkswagen, ESB, Schroeders, Dentons, Top Oil, Jamie Oliver Ltd and one of the largest banks in the world, with a network of over 360,000 staff in 172 countries.

Mr O'Brien said he was delighted to win the award.

"It's a real buzz," he said.

“Our purpose is to help organisations keep their staff safe online and protect their brand and reputation.

“As disrupters in our industry, we recognise that cyber security is hard for ordinary people and we are relentless in our vision of making this palatable, whilst ensuring people are equipped with the skills to protect themselves online.”

The award win continues the winning streak for the company after it recently won the award for the Most Innovative Cyber Security eLearning solutions, by Corporate Vision Magazine.

To support its continued growth, the company recently announced a major recruitment drive of 30 graduates for its Derry office and is still welcoming applications across all disciplines including software development, software testing, sales, marketing, HR, support, design and motion graphics.

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