The Spark of Innovation

Brendan Hennessy, CEO - Spark

In the latest episode of Code Bytes, host Stephen Turkington sits down with Brendan Hennessy, CEO of Spark.

This week, we explore Bren’s inspiring journey to the helm of Spark, a fast-growing data and AI consultancy. Bren delves into the vital role mentorship played in his development, the bold move to start a business during the pandemic, and Spark’s innovative strategies for client engagement and data transformation.

Bren highlights the necessity of specialisation in the tech industry, the importance of empathy in navigating complex client environments, and the endless curiosity and learning essential for technologists. 

The pair cover Spark’s efficient hiring process and the delicate balance between a startup’s agility and the operational needs of large enterprises.

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