About Us

 

We are CirroLytix Research Services, a social impact data analytics company. Our mission is to help governments, non-profits, researchers, international and local organizations succeed at addressing collective social problems around the world by harnessing the full power of their data. Our ultimate contribution to society is in enabling social impact professionals and entities make positive data-driven change on the lives they seek to uplift.

Our clients and partners span many social impact fields, including public health, democracy, elections, fake news, human rights, education, justice reform, peacebuilding, urban planning and agriculture. In all of our work, we leverage the Data Value Chain™, which distills our expertise in data collection, storage, analysis, and developing actionable insights and interventions.

 
 

The CirroLytix Story

In 2012, Harvard Business Review first broke the story about Data Scientists being the sexiest job of the 21st Century. This article also kicked off a massive hype bubble around “Big Data” and “Data Science” that now also includes terms such as “Machine Learning, “Deep Learning” and “Artificial Intelligence”.

I was having coffee along Union Square in San Francisco in late 2016 when the idea dawned: it had been four years since that HBR article but companies still struggled to leverage data for their needs. The hype cycle was also producing an army of firms, consultants, and agencies that were nothing more than salesmen taking advantage of the marketing hype around data. Worst of all, the “experts” were obfuscating “data science” to a complexity that most business leaders would never appreciate. On the Uber back to my hotel I decided that a viable alternative needed to exist. I came home to Manila later that year to kick things off and CirroLytix was born. Over the next few years we would start building a track record of helping companies with a no-nonsense approach to their data. Throughout this journey I met and was joined by many like-minded collaborators all looking to break the data mysticism and bring things back to hard reality.

It was in 2019 when the team made its bold decision to move to social impact. While we were moving the needle slightly in the commercial space, we saw that our technology and expertise could be put to maximum effect dealing with social challenges such as education, health, and human rights. We first took a shot with some competitions and awards and found this calling to be worthy and true. We found that social impact projects are not for the faint of heart, but the challenges NGOs, governments, and researchers face about data were the same as in any corporate and private sector endeavour, and most especially: the opportunity to directly improve the lives of people was a far more fulfilling path than any for-profit project. We happily took the plunge.

Challenge accepted.

And now the next chapter of our journey begins.

Dominic Ligot
Founder and CTO

 

In The Media

NASA Space Apps Pinoy champion AEDES helps worldwide Coronatracker for COVID-19

Good News Pilipinas - March 13, 2020

Filipino dengue case predictor Project AEDES wins NASA Space Apps Challenge global hackathon

Good News Pilipinas - March 13, 2020

Aedes Project: The Filipino-made app that aims to map dengue hotspots

Rappler - March 12, 2020

Pinoy teams, nanalo sa NASA Space apps challenge

Net 25 Technology News - March 6, 2020

NASA Space Apps Challenge: Aedes Project

ABS-CBN Future Perfect - March 4, 2020

Sparta to produce 30,000 graduates on data science by 2022

BusinessMirror - March 1, 2020

How The Philippines Won the NASA Space Apps Challenge With a Dengue-Fighting Data Project

Esquire - February 17, 2020

CirroLytix: The Ethics and Social Value of Data

CIO Advisor - December 12, 2019

Focus on Data Science: Doc Ligot, CirroLytix

Tech Shake - November 27, 2019

CirroLytix: Leveraging IoT for Social Impact

The Technology Era - November 25, 2019

Pinoy-made ocean waste collector, dengue mapper to join NASA global hackathon

Rappler - November 15, 2019

Philippine Trio, Troglodyte, Wins the Inaugural Break the Fake Grand Hakathon to Solve Fake News All Over the World

Adobo Magazine - September 23, 2019

Visual mapping of disinformation in the web wins international hackathon

Vera Files - September 16, 2019

Filipino Programmers and Developers Won the Break the Fake, a Grand Hackathon Supported by YSEALI

US Mission to ASEAN - September 15, 2019

Dominic Ligot: Data-driven innovation and talent

ABS-CBN News Channel - November 2018

Security In A World of Too Much Data

BusinessWorld - November 28, 2018

Data Analytics Startup CirroLytix Mounts Business Analytics Masterclass

BusinessWorld - October 24, 2018

Everything About Data Analytics And Its Future

SuperDataScience Podcast - August 16, 2018

Dominic Ligot Judges Accenture Data Challenge

Accenture - March 2018

Dominic Ligot: On Big Data Analytics

ABS-CBN News Channel - February 2018