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We have a new Head of Business Development: Mark Wilkinson

We have appointed a new Head of Business Development

We are delighted to welcome Mark Wilkinson to our team!

With more than 25 years’ experience in senior data and analytic roles within a number of global businesses, Mark Wilkinson joins The Data Lab from Teradata, where he led a multi-disciplinary team to deliver high impact business outcomes for customers through the use of data intelligence.

Prior to joining Teradata, Mr Wilkinson worked with Experian in a number of leadership roles, heading up teams dedicated to supporting clients in achieving their overall strategic business objectives in both the short and long-term by maximising value from data and analytics.

Mark will be lead our team at hubs throughout Scotland

In his new role, he will be responsible for all aspects of business development, leading a team of executives located across our hubs in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness.

Mr Wilkinson has been tasked with helping us deliver our mission to maximise the value of data for Scotland and lead the world to a data powered future. He has also been asked to identify future strategic funding opportunities from both public and private sector, and spearhead collaborations with external partners across industry, public sector and academia.

Commenting on his new role, Mr Wilkinson said:

As we all start to plan for life beyond Covid-19, I look forward to joining The Data Lab team, helping tackle the challenges and opportunities that the ‘next normal’ brings to Scotland and our global partners.

Data innovation will be key to how we transform; compete and create better lives for our citizens in the new world and Scotland is ideally positioned to be a global leader in this area.

The chance to join such a talented team and help build on their successes to date by embracing and driving their overriding mission to help Scotland maximise value from data is an opportunity that I’m incredibly excited about.

 

Gillian Docherty, CEO, The Data Lab, added:

We are delighted to welcome Mark to The Data Lab team. Mark’s extensive experience within the world of data and analytics, his wealth of knowledge and drive for collaboration within industry will prove extremely valuable for our plans in the months and years to come.

As we continue to ensure the data science community is well served by delivering more value, skills and expertise as well as identifying key areas of growth to unlock Scotland’s potential as a global leader in data innovation, Mark will play a vital role in supporting our ongoing growth plans, investing in our clients with time and consideration.

 

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