Atheneum Enhances Word-Class Insights Platform With Appointment of Chief Technology Officer

Atheneum Enhances Word-Class Insights Platform With Appointment of Chief Technology Officer
30th August 2019 James Brooke

Atheneum Enhances Word-Class Insights Platform With Appointment of Chief Technology Officer

Europe’s leading Global Insights Platform, Atheneum, has appointed David Adams as Chief Technology Officer. Bringing over 30 years of experience, David’s appointment will complement Atheneum’s technology-enabled Research-as-a-Service (RaaS) model to provide faster insights and better data to its clients.

Based in the company’s London office, David will play a key role in developing Atheneum’s Global Insights Platform, utilising machine learning that will underpin the system to support the organisation’s plan to grow in excess of 50% year-on-year to 2025.

Atheneum provides a gateway to reliable industry knowledge, sought after by renowned investment firms, leading global corporations and well-known professional service firms.  The platform currently features a network of over 450,000 experts, spanning a wide range of industries including healthcare and life sciences, consumer goods and services and technology.

David was previously the Founder and Managing Director at DSC, a software development company with a diverse portfolio of clients, including JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Virgin Atlantic Airways.

David also co-founded Chime Advisors, an expert network where he built a machine learning-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform, allowing it to compete in a highly competitive industry.

Atheneum will integrate its existing technology with Chime Adviser’s machine learning model to deliver the next-generation expert network. Utilising Atheneum’s global scale and infrastructure, the advancements will improve the speed and agility of the platform in delivering innovative solutions to clients.

David Adams, Chief Technology Officer at Atheneum, said: “Atheneum has the fantastic combination of having a large client base, a global presence and the personnel and infrastructure to deliver a system that will enable us to provide reliable insights to a huge audience.

“I’m delighted to be part of this exciting phase of the company’s growth and leading the development of our Global Insights Platform, positioning Atheneum as the market-leading expert network business.”

The appointment of David follows the company’s recent funding round which saw Atheneum raise €10m (£8.9m) to support its ambitious growth plans, including investment to develop the platform’s technology.

“David brings a wealth of industry experience and relevant machine learning-based techniques to Atheneum and will play a key role in scaling the business further.” said Ammad Ahmad, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Atheneum.

“His previous experience in the industry means that he understands the business needs of our clients and teams, and how best to utilise our resources to drive business growth, improve productivity and increase client satisfaction.”

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Notes to Editors
David Adams and Ammad Ahmad, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Atheneum is available for comment or interviews on request.

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About Atheneum:
Atheneum is a global insights platform providing access to 450,000 leading industry experts for faster insights and better data.

Pioneered in Europe, Atheneum is the leading provider of industry expertise, delivering tailored insights to professional service firms across a wide range of sectors, including: Life Science & Healthcare, Energy & Utilities and Consumer Goods.

Founded in 2010, Atheneum currently employs 350 people across 10 offices around the world; its client base includes the top 10 global Management Consulting Houses as well as many Corporate and Investment Houses. Atheneum raised €10m investment in Q3 2018 to grow a further 50% by end of 2019.

Ammad Ahmad, Co-founder and Managing Director is available for comment and interviews on request.

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