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Thursday 23 November 2017

Open Sky wins London transport tender

Chief technology officer William Flanagan, left, with Open Sky managing director Michael Cronin
Chief technology officer William Flanagan, left, with Open Sky managing director Michael Cronin
Gavin McLoughlin

Gavin McLoughlin

Irish IT company Open Sky Data Systems has won a tender to design a database for London's public transport network.

Transport for London (TfL), the local government body responsible for the network, will use the database as part of its procurement of professional services. TfL split its professional services procurement into separate "framework" agreements in 2013, with each agreement targeting different types of consultants. The Open Sky database will be used for the transport planning and impact monitoring framework.

The Irish company, based in Naas, Co Kildare, did not reveal what it offered to win the tender.

It already provides software to the National Transport Authority here, and to a number of Irish and UK local authorities.

Chief technology officer William Flanagan told the Irish Independent that the company is currently looking to expand into France, and will be targeting a move into the US within two or three years. It also provides software used in the waste management and healthcare industries.

Open Sky won the 'High Potential Exporter' award at last year's Export Industry Awards.

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