Dermot is currently CEO of smartKYC, a cognitive computing business that helps large banks and corporates mine risk relevant intelligence from structured and unstructured sources. He has led two businesses to successful exits to Nasdaq-quoted acquirers, first a political risk intelligence business to IHS Markit (INFO) and second, mainstream and social monitoring specialist Gorkana Group to Cision (CISN). Previously he served in senior leadership positions for large media and information services brands such as LexisNexis, PR Newswire, Independent News & Media and Frost & Sullivan.