Founder & CEO, Creme Global; Founder & Director, Predict Conference; Chair, Irish Software Association
Cronan’s passion is in applying data and predictive models to solve problems and to help people to make better decisions. His vision is a world where everyone makes better decisions, based on real data and expert models.
Prior to founding Creme Global in 2005, Cronan worked in financial risk analysis and derivative option price modelling with Merrill Lynch Capital Markets Bank. Cronan then moved to Trinity College Dublin where he adapted the same mathematical methods to the food safety sector while developing the science and technology that underpins Creme Global.
In 2015, Cronan founded the Predict Conference in Dublin, became Chair of the Irish Software Association and joined the Government’s Open Data Governance Board.
Cronan has received the Trinity College Innovation Award (2010) in recognition for the success of Creme Global. Creme Global has been awarded the Deloitte Irish Technology Fast 50 award in every of the last six years (2010-2015) and the Deloitte Technology EMEA Fast 500 award twice (2011, 2012).
Cronan holds a BSc in Physics from University College Dublin (UCD), an MSc in High Performance Computing from Trinity College Dublin (TCD), a post graduate diploma in International Sales from the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and a certificate of completion from the CEO Accelerated Growth Programme in the Judge Business School in Cambridge University. It was during his time studying Physics in UCD that Cronan realised that computing and developing predictive models would be his life’s work.