CattleEye crowned KPMG Ireland’s top tech innovator

Terry Canning
Terry Canning Terry Canning

CATTLEEYE, a company which has harnessed the capabilities of advanced AI in video analytics to deliver the world’s first academically verified autonomous livestock monitoring platform, has won the inaugural Ireland leg of the KPMG Global Tech Innovator competition.

The Belfast-founded company was short-listed from almost 50 entries of early stage Irish and Northern Irish tech start-ups, and took home the prize after pitching to a panel of judges.

CattleEye will now progress to the final at Web Summit 2021 in Lisbon in November, where it will compete with the finalists from 17 other countries for the title of KPMG Global Tech Innovator.

The prize also includes travel and accommodation to Lisbon, tickets to Web Summit as part of KPMG’s delegation, an exhibition stand for a day, and access to exclusive networking events and mentoring opportunities.

Terry Canning, chief executive of CattleEye, said: “Our technology platform provides a completely new way of monitoring and gaining insights on dairy cows.

“Through machine learning, the platform can alert farmers to problems before they’re aware of them, by walking cattle under a security camera that uses a number of neural networks, enabling them to intervene.

“This will improve the lives of animals, while allowing farmers to become more efficient and reduce carbon emissions.”

Johnny Hanna, Partner in Charge at KPMG in Northern Ireland, said:

“We’re delighted that CattleEye has won the inaugural Ireland leg of the KPMG Global Tech Innovator competition. Since being founded in 2019, the company has been a major success story, uniquely harnessed the power of AI technology to help farmers monitor livestock and improve efficiency.

“Terry’s pitch at the Ireland qualifiers was inspirational, showing how CattleEye has disrupted the market and laying out plans for future global growth. Congratulations to Terry and all the team at CattleEye as they go on to represent the island of Ireland in November’s competition.”