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Q&A with Enterprise Ireland’s 2021 High Potential Start-Up ‘Founder of the Year, Mervyn O’Callaghan

Picture above: Mervyn O’Callaghan

In this week’s exclusive podcast we had the pleasure of speaking to the Co-Founder and CEO of CameraMatics, Mervyn O’Callaghan.

CameraMatics provides cutting-edge, award-winning SaaS technology for fleet and driver risk management. The company helps customers reduce accidents, improve operational efficiencies and manage compliance. Scaling fast, CameraMatics has close to 1,000 customers including global leading fleet operators.

Moreover, on the 24th June, Mervyn O’Callaghan was named the Enterprise Ireland High-Potential Start-Up (HPSU) Founder of the Year for 2021 at a virtual awards event, sponsored by Grant Thornton. The Founder of the Year Awards acknowledge and celebrate the commitment that entrepreneurs and start-ups have made to build world-class companies of the future. There were 12 nominees for the 2021 award, all of whom were voted for by their peers who have been taking part in Enterprise Ireland’s High Potential Start-Up (HPSU) Founders Forum over the last 24 months.

In the podcast itself, both Mervyn and our Council Journal editor Jack Mullen spoke about a variety of diverse topics. In the early part of the discussion, Mervyn walked us through what it is that he does on a daily basis and furthermore why he went about setting up CameraMatics back in 2016.

One of the main points that seemed to pop up over and over again was that of the“gaps in the information available to fleet operators” and how Mervyn and his colleagues have attempted to address these supposed gaps over time. In addition to these gaps, Mervyn was also quick to point out how CameraMatics has tried draw upon disruptive technology in order to gain a competitive edge.

In the latter part of the conversation, Mervyn was given the difficult of task of predicting what he thought the long term impacts of Covid-19 would have on fleet safety and whether or not operators would begin to realise the potential incorporating saas technology would have on the industry. This answer yielded some incredible insights.

Finally, Mervyn was asked to discuss what the future hold for himself personally and CameraMatics more generally. To which he provided both a nuanced and largely positive perspective.

If you wish to find out more or listen to the podcast, please see here or see the link below.

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