Deirdre Lee is CEO & Founder of Derilinx, working in the field of Linked and Open Data. Derilinx’s vision is to support the provision of effective public-services through the coordinated use of data. Derilinx has collaborated with many Government Departments and Public Bodies on Linked Data, Data Sharing and Open Data projects, including on the implementation of Ireland's National Open Data Initiative.
Deirdre has many years’ experience in the Digital Government domain and has been an active participant of the international Open Data community since 2010. During this time, she coordinated and participated in multiple international projects, including coordinating the successful European Commission project ‘Puzzled by Policy’. Deirdre is also involved in many standardisation activities, including her role as Co-Chair of the W3C Data on the Web Best Practice Working Group. Deirdre holds a B.A. in ICT at Trinity College Dublin in 2004 and a M.Sc. Computer Science (by research) in Trinity in 2008. She worked as a Research Assistant in the IBM Zurich Research Lab from 2004-06 and as a Research Associate at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Ireland from 2008-2014.