Wal McConnell

Wal McConnell

Software Engineer & Data Scientist


Hey 👋

I’m a data scientist and software engineer based in Dublin, Ireland ☘️. I’m facinated by the complexity, ambiguity and challenge of building really successful SAAS products. I work as part of the Analytics & Data Science team at Intercom where I help product and engineering leadership research and operationalise the commercial, adoption and engagement metrics needed for building 👌 SAAS products.

Before all this finance and product 📊 stuff, I was a software engineering leader building massive scale data processing systems. I also spent time working with elite sports organisations helping them think about how analytics can help optimize sporting performance.

I’d ❤️ to hear from you, please drop me a note via the messenger, or the social links below!


  • SAAS Product and Commercial Analytics
  • Leadership & High Performance teams
  • Storytelling with Data
  • Performance analytics in elite sport


  • Computer Science (1st class Hons), 1999

    Trinity College Dublin

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