The Software Alliance closes out successful year with the addition of Analytics Engines

Software Alliance CEO David Crozier and Analytics Engines CEO Aislinn Rice

The Software Alliance has welcomed its 70th member as AI-enabled search & discovery company Analytics Engines comes on board.

Founded in 2009, Analytics Engines has grown to become a leading one-stop-shop for Data & AI services as well as acting as a solutions advisor and implementation partner to larger tech giants to unlock business value with LLMs and AI. 

In 2022 they announced the completion of a £1M funding round and have since made significant senior hires into the leadership team. The company continues to expand in to new markets, delivering new and innovative solutions.

Analytics Engines now joins the swelling ranks at the Software Alliance nine months since the it’s official launch as the voice of Northern Ireland’s £1.7 billion software industry, one which includes 2,200 companies and employs around 23,000 people.

Analytics Engines Managing Director Dr Aislinn Rice, said: “We are excited to join the Software Alliance alongside locally established and multinational companies. We hope to deepen our understanding of the local and international tech ecosystems, whilst also contributing to the conversations that will help shape the future for software companies and the communities they operate in.

Belfast is known globally for the abundant talent and skills it has to offer in the tech sector, particularly in AI and data analytics. The speed and sophistication of which AI solutions are being created opens up massive opportunities for the region. We envision a future where AI serves as an invaluable ally, assisting businesses in positive change– we’re proud to be part of that change.

We’re looking forward to working with David and the rest of the members at The Software Alliance. In fact, we are already seeing some immediate value through wider network introductions, and engaging with David to explore new market opportunities in the UK and further afield”

Software Alliance Chief Executive David Crozier commented: “We are delighted to have Analytics Engines join the Software Alliance as our 70th member.

“We want to create the ideal conditions here whereby software companies can access a strong talent pool; attract the finance they require to grow and can get access to national and international markets. Under Aislinn Rice’s outstanding leadership, Analytics Engines is an example of an innovative and delivery focused indigenous software company that has been a strong contributor to this growing sector through its novel AI technology and its curation of Big Data Belfast.  I look forward to working closely with Aislinn and her team on areas of mutual interest for the whole software industry.”

Representing close to 30% of the total software workforce in Northern Ireland, the Software Alliance exists to champion the sector’s interests and support policy development which can capitalise on Northern Ireland’s potential to become the world-leading region for innovative software businesses.

Led by Chief Executive David Crozier, the alliance is an industry-led organisation with responsibility for representing the interests of the sector on issues relating to talent pipeline, increased productivity, access to new markets and securing investment. The strong membership base includes large multinationals like Aflac, Version1 and CME Group and indigenous businesses engineering innovative software solutions in Northern Ireland, such as Angoka, Obbi Solutions and UsedCarsNI.