• Simon Collins appointed as Chairman of Decoded
  • Will support Decoded’s rapid growth as it helps UK businesses transform their data skills

PRESS RELEASE 25th January 2019: Decoded, has today announced the appointment of Simon Collins as its new Chairman. Simon joins Decoded with considerable experience, most recently as UK Chairman of KPMG.

Simon, alongside co-founders, Kathryn Parsons and Richard Peters, will guide Decoded through a period of rapid growth, powered by its Data Academy offering. Launched in 2018, Decoded’s Data Academies are becoming embedded across all sectors, but particularly within financial services, where the latest skills and tools are needed to access the value of data. Decoded’s ambition to fill the worldwide data skills gap will see the company scale rapidly to onboard thousands of new learners each month.

Kathryn Parsons, co-founder and co-CEO Decoded: “We are honoured to have Simon Collins join as Decoded’s new Chair. Simon comes with considerable experience in managing global B2B business and was selected based on his strong leadership and mentorship skills as well as his passion for and understanding of technology and innovation.”

Simon Collins, Chairman, Decoded: “Businesses need digital transformation and to develop digital skills in their boardrooms. Decoded does exactly that. I am very excited to become Chairman as the business begins a new phase of strong growth and I am really looking forward to working closely with the founders alongside the strong team they have built.

Decoded launched the Data Academy in 2018 for high performing talent across industries. Learning to programme in R or Python, participants can harness cutting edge data analytics tools and techniques such as machine learning, and in the process build a portfolio of real world data science projects.

Decoded launched the Data Academy to help its clients’ top talent develop skills in programming, machine learning and analytics — quickly enabling them to understand and access data science in a way that brings immediate benefit to practical business issues and opportunities.


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