Galway company nominated for prestigious DatSci Awards

Dr Brian Moore, Founder and MD of ORRECO.
Dr Brian Moore, Founder and MD of ORRECO.

A Galway-based company, who have worked with Olympic athletes and elite professional sports teams around the world, Orreco, have been nominated for the prestigious DatSci Awards.

The awards, organised by The National Centre for Applied Data Analytics, were created in an effort to celebrate the very best of data science talent in Ireland as well as to bring the Irish and international data science community closer together.

For nearly 20 years, Orreco scientists have led the science of biomarkers as drivers of athletic performance. More recently, Orreco data scientists have led new approaches to mining, modelling and getting meaning from a wide variety of team and athlete data sets.

The company has profiled more than 2,000 athletes, including Mark Cuban’s Dallas Mavericks, NBA player Wilson Chandler of the Denver Nuggets, and pro golfers Henrik Stenson and Patrick Reed.

Speaking about the nomination, Dr. Brian Moore, Orreco CEO, said that:

“It’s great to have DatSci recognise the impact Orreco’s analytics and machine learning solutions are having on elite sports. In future these solutions will be available to amateur athletes, helping us all to prepare for our next sporting event just like an Olympian or a pro-basketball player.”

Orreco are continuing to grow their team of experts in Galway, with current vacancies on their development team and upcoming data science and data engineering vacancies. Successful candidates will help develop solutions, and uncover insights from data for teams and athletes in the Premier League, NBA, PGA Tour and Major League Baseball to name a few.

The winners of the DatSci Awards will be announced at a Gala Awards Ceremony on September 21.