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Our Approach

Datanet is established in Ireland as one of the leading consulting companies in Information Technology and Data Protection. Our philosophy is to only undertake projects where we believe we can add value and become trusted advisors to our clients.

Since our formation in 1985, we have striven to become trusted independent advisors to our clients. All of our consultants focus on delivery and being their to help clients implement their projects.

Our Story

Datanet International is a leading independent Information Technology and Privacy consultancy company based in Ireland.

We were established in 1985 to focus initially on telecommunications and IT consulting, which over time broadened into strategic and technical consulting across a wide range of projects. And over the past five years, we have broadened our offering into Privacy and Data Protection consultancy. Today we have a domestic and international client base in the government, corporate and service provider sectors. For over 30 years we have delivered impartial advice and support to our clients covering all areas of technology.

Our senior consultants, David Hickey, David Campbell and Jim Salisbury are professional engineers, each with more than thirty years’ working experience, employed in the public and private sectors before joining Datanet.

Datanet helps its clients to maintain and increase their competitive position in their market, by appropriate use of technology. We also ensure that our clients are using technology in the most cost-effective way while providing the highest possible level of service. Our experienced consultants provide advice, analysis, design, project management and training to our clients in Ireland and internationally.

Our projects are both International and domestic (Ireland). We have assisted US companies with their European strategy, set up networks linking client offices in Ireland, the UK, USA, South America, South Africa, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Australia, and the Far East, and advised on mergers and acquisitions in the US and Europe.

To complement our services, we have a network of associates in Ireland, the UK, USA and Europe.

Trusted Adviors

Our Senior Leadership team provide independent technical expertise as well as strategic consulting and interim management services to our clients. All of our consultants are professionally qualified and have a minimum of ten years experience in their specialist field. Each of our Directors has a minimum of 30 years experience.

David Campbell

Director

DAVID CAMPBELL joined Datanet from AT&T as a telecommunications consultant. Prior to this, he worked with Eircom (now Eir) in middle and senior management positions.

David's experience with Datanet includes projects ranging from network design, project management, procurement, as well as board-level strategic studies.

David has over 30 years experience in network design, telephony, network implementation, LAN technologies, switching and wide-area networks for both private and public-sector clients.

David has provided consultancy services in the following sectors

  • Public Sector Bodies
  • Financial Services
  • Legal Profession
  • Telecoms Operators
  • Electronics Sector
  • Hotel and Hospitality

David is an Honours Graduate in Electrical Engineering from University College Dublin (Ireland).

Contact Details:  david.campbell@datanet.ie

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David Hickey

Founder and Managing Director

DAVID HICKEY is a Managing Director of Datanet, and over 30 years experience in the consultancy field.

David specialises in the design, implementation, and project management of major IT projects.

In the past five years, David has specialised in Privacy and Data Protection and has advised a number of private and public-sector clients on the implementation of GDPR.

David has also worked with US public corporations expanding into Europe, and has lived and worked in the USA and Netherlands, with specific experience in mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and financing.

David has provided consultancy services in the following sectors

  • Government Departments
  • Public Sector Bodies
  • Financial Services
  • Legal Profession
  • Telecoms Operators
  • Retail & Distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Agribusiness
  • Food and Drinks industry
  • Tourism sector

David is an Honours Graduate in Electronic Engineering from University College Dublin. He holds a Certificate in Data Protection from the Law Society of Ireland, and CIPP/E (Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe).

David holds memberships of Engineers Ireland, Institution of Engineering and Technology, Irish Computer Society, Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland, Association of Data Protection Offices, International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Contact Details:  david.hickey@datanet.ie

Jim Salisbury

Director

JIM SALISBURY is a telecommunications and training expert with over 35 years’ experience in the industry. While with Datanet, Jim has co-authored a number of reports on the national telecommunications infrastructure for IDA Ireland. He also carried out reviews of IT strategy in both the public and private sector.

Jim has also been involved in the design and delivery of telecommunications training programmes to the major network operators and is an associate faculty member of the Irish Management Institute.

Jim has provided consultancy services to clients in the following sectors :

  • Government Bodies
  • Financial Services
  • Legal Profession
  • Telecomm Operators
  • Tourism sector

Jim is an Engineering Graduate from UCD & has a Master of Science in Management from Trinity College Dublin. He also has a Diploma in Public Administration & Diploma in Managerial Finance

Contact Details:  jim.salisbury@datanet.ie

Next Steps...

If you would like to discuss how Datanet can help your organisation, please contact us for a no-obligation initial discussion. We only take on projects where we believe we can add value.