Tanya McDonald, Marketing Executive IMGS

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Can you describe your role at IMGS?

I hold the position of Marketing Executive at IMGS, with key responsibility for Event Management, Branding, Marketing and Sales Support.

 

How long have you worked here?

I joined in October 2017, so just over a year ago (Time flies when you’re having fun!)

 

Before working at IMGS, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

I was the Marketing Manager at GameStop for over 10 years.  It was a really fun industry to work in and I have fantastic memories from my time there.

 

What do you like to do in your free time?

I am a recent convert to hiking, nothing like a mountain walk to clear your head on a Sunday!

 

If you could travel anywhere in the work, where would you like to go?

Definitely Italy, as I love everything about it – landscape, art, architecture, food and climate 😊

 

What piece of technology could you not live without?

I hate to say it, but definitely my Smartphone – I’d be lost without it.

 

 What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?

I love to bake – but don’t get to do it as often as I’d like.

 

What do you enjoy most about working at IMGS?

The people and great working atmosphere.

 

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David Rhind, Systems Administrator IMGS

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Can you describe your role at IMGS?

Is there electricity involved? Ah…it’s probably David who looks after that! Officially though I look after the PCs, servers and the VMware virtual environment.

 

How long have you worked here?
Since June 2018

 

Before working at IMGS, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
Working in a guitar shop for 12 years when I was younger.

 

What do you like to do on the weekends?
I Just bought a house so there’s usually something to do involving a screw driver, drill & tape measure. My hobby is playing guitar badly, but screwdrivers are taking precedent at the moment.

 

Where’s your favourite place in the world?
Probably Bali but I’m very fond of my bed too!

 

What app do you find most useful?
Android Auto – music, navigation and phone in one spot. And the Adverts.ie app, great for finding a bargain.

 

What do you enjoy most about working at IMGS?
There’s a nice mix of people and there’s a focus on quality work.

Pragruthi Murali, Application Engineer IMGS

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Can you describe your role at IMGS?

I am an application engineer (IT GRAD), working on a GIS application.  My work revolves around software development, testing and environment management tasks.

 

How long have you worked here?

I joined back in March.

 

Before working at IMGS, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

I was a part-time teaching assistant in NUIG for a short while. Teaching has influenced my belief in social constructivism, we learn a lot by teaching!

 

What do you like to do in your free time?   

I love to watch movies, and horror is my favourite genre. I’m really Looking forward to the new Halloween release!

 

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you like to go ?

There is no place like home, so of-course India.

 

What piece of technology could you not live without?

A camera, simple yet vital for capturing  memories.

 

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?

An Interest in art was passed to me from my mother.  Check out some of my sketches below.

 

What do you enjoy most about working at IMGS?

Joining IMGS as an IT grad, I enjoyed how they encouraged serious learning and gave me an opportunity to grow, whilst initial mistakes were overlooked as a lesson learnt.

 

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Garrett Cronin, National Account Manager IMGS

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Can you describe your role at IMGS ?

My job is to ensure our customers have the right tools, support and training to achieve their goals.

 

How long have you worked here?

Three years this coming January.

 

Before working at IMGS, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

I spent over a decade working in retail telecoms so fairly normal stuff, but when I was 18 I sold Eircom phone-watch alarms door to door.  Needless to say I met a lot of interesting characters doing this job.

 

What do you like to do on the weekends?

My weekend routine is very mundane, in the morning I go for breakfast with friends, in the afternoon I spend some time with my three crazy nieces and nephews, and if I’m lucky I’ll get to have a beer or two in the evening in my local.

 

What’s your favourite App?

This is a tough question. On the social side, I like Instagram and Youtube but I have a love for cars. I’m always checking Car Zone & Done Deal for a bargain on a nice classic car.

 

What’s on your bucket list?

I have been fortunate enough to have ticked a few things off my list already, things like seeing the Pyramids and swimming with dolphins. In saying that I still have a lot on the list to do, things like sky diving and to swim in every Ocean.

 

What do you enjoy most about working at IMGS?

I really enjoy my job, I think we have a great team here in IMGS so this definitely is up there along with our coffee machine but it has to be our customers. Every week I meet someone new with an interesting idea or project they’d like us to support them with.  It keeps the job fresh and interesting.

Staff Profile – Polyanne Aguiar, GIS Analyst IMGS

 

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Can you describe your role at IMGS?

I am a GIS Analyst with IMGS, focusing primarily on the implementation of Photogrammetry Systems for government land agencies.

 

How long have you worked here?

Almost 5 months

 

Before working at IMGS, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

I am a biologist and ecologist from Brazil, and when I was in College I worked with monkeys and cave environments.  I used GIS tools to develop and improve my research work.

 

What do you like to do on the weekends?

I like going to the cinema, eating out, and when the weather is good heading to the park/beach.

 

What’s your favourite blog?

I really like Brazilian blogs, especially comedy blogs. Brazilians are very creative!

 

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

I would go to Asia, as I think the continent, food and people are very different.

 

What do you enjoy most about working at IMGS?

The team at IMGS! I love the people that work here, everyone is super friendly.  Plus the great coffee machine!

 

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Staff Profile -Ryan Bannon, Applications Engineer IMGS

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Can you describe your role at IMGS ?

I’m an Applications Engineer here in IMGS, so my role mainly consists of developing solutions and improvements to the GIS software and systems of our customers.

 

How long have you worked here?

I started here in June this year after graduating from college.

 

What are you passionate about outside work?

I play Gaelic football with my local GAA club which I’m passionate about. I train 4-5 times a week and love the great sense of community that surrounds our native games.

 

What’s the most recent app you’ve downloaded but have yet to use?

I downloaded the Ryanair app to book flights, but with the havoc with strikes, I am yet to use it. Maybe I’ll delete it and download the Aer Lingus app…

 

If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be?

I’d love to instantly know a different language, but I would definitely go with being able to cook. Unfortunately my cooking skills are stretched at scrambled eggs on toast.

 

What do you enjoy most about working at IMGS?

The environment and people I work with for sure. Everyone is extremely goal orientated, driven and friendly.

Staff Profile of the Week – Lisa Nolan, Project Manager IMGS

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Can you describe your role at IMGS?

I am the Project Manager for the deployment of GIS systems to our utility customers.

 

How long have you worked here?

Since April 2018.

 

What do you like to do outside of work?

I love to spend as much time outdoors as possible with my family and our dogs exploring and then enjoying good food and wine after all the adventures.

 

If you were stranded on a desert island what piece of tech could you not live without?

Obvious answer but sadly true would be…. my iPhone so I could listen to music and hopefully call for help 😊

 

Do you have any hidden talents?

With my love of all things outdoors, I really enjoy taking part in adventure races and survived Hell and Back and completed the Achill Triathlon along with some other crazy mud filled races! I try to set myself a challenge every year to learn a new skill or complete a new adventure much to my family and friends amusement!

 

What do you enjoy most about working at IMGS?

The people and the working atmosphere for sure.  Everyone here is 100% customer focused to bring their best work daily to meet what their customers’ requirements are.