Renowned technology website Siliconrepublic has awarded CitySwift its coveted 'Startup of the Week' accolade.
In an article celebrating the award, Siliconrepublic journalist John Kennedy describes how the CitySwift platform can be used to deliver business intelligence, enable the monitoring of KPIs and automatically generate optimised bus timetables.
The article covers CitySwift's recent funding round and our plans to hire more software developers and data scientists, as well as establishing key functions such as HR, operations and finance.
It also delves into the backgrounds of our co-founders, Brian O'Rourke and Alan Farrelly, explaining how Brian's expertise in data and information systems blends with Alan's wealth of domain knowledge and experience managing a large bus fleet.
Interviewed for the article, Brian discussed where the business is right now, along with our future goals.
"We’re focused on delivering and scaling our product for clients. We are currently working with three of the major five UK publicly listed transportation operators as well as a number of smaller city council-owned operators."
"We see public transport as an industry that is ripe for digital transformation and our mission is to not just ensure the industry survives, but instead thrives in the future of the urban transportation ecosystem. The ultimate goal is to get our product active globally in major cities on every continent."
"We see public transport as an industry that is ripe for digital transformation and our mission is to not just ensure the industry survives, but instead thrives in the future of the urban transportation ecosystem."
When asked about being based in Galway, Brian said it's more of an advantage than people realise.
"I think Ireland – and specifically Galway – is a great place to start a technology company that is focused on international growth. The support from Enterprise Ireland is invaluable and the community around tech in Ireland is growing."
Read the full article at http://siliconrepublic.com.