Web-based business management systems company Intelliflo has signed up as a partner of the Science to Data Science (S2DS) programme, an initiative that brings the best and brightest academic talent together with commerce for the mutual benefit of both.
S2DS is run by Pivigo and is the brain child of CEO Kim Nilsson. She started the initiative as a result of her experiences transitioning from a career in astrophysics into a commercial role. The aim of the programme is to help academic talent make the leap into data science jobs within industry. Candidates are drawn from 22 nations, with 18 different disciplinary backgrounds, making the pool of talent highly diverse.
The first phase of Intelliflo’s partnership will involve four data science academics joining the Kingston-based firm for an intensive five-week programme, working on projects proposed and mentored by the Intelliflo data specialist team.
Kim Nilsson from Pivigo comments, “When I was first introduced to Intelliflo I was impressed with the wealth of data they possess, and the potential for exciting innovation in it. Our S2DS team will be extremely excited about working with them on this fantastic data source and we are very pleased to welcome the company as a partner.”
Hamish Purdey, CEO of Intelliflo comments, “When I heard about this initiative I thought it was a fantastic opportunity for both sides of the partnership. We are able to give these incredibly bright academic minds a taste of what’s it’s like to work within a highly commercial environment while at the same time benefit from their focus being applied to specific challenges and opportunities that exist for us. It’s a perfect match and one which I am confident will benefit us all.”
Intelliflo (www.Intelliflo.com) has been providing information technology services to financial services companies since its formation in 2004. Its leading web-based business management software, Intelligent Office, helps financial businesses large and small to improve efficiency and increase profits. Intelligent Office supports over 1,400 firms and 12,500 users with assets under advice of £194 billion (as at 31 March 2015).
In July 2013 HgCapital, a leading European private equity investor in B2B technology companies, became a majority shareholder in Intelliflo Ltd. HgCapital has a wealth of expertise in developing web-based software businesses and is committed to supporting the next phase of Intelliflo’s growth.
In March 2015 Intelliflo was listed among the top 25 best performing privately owned technology companies in the UK mid-market. The list is compiled by Megabuyte’s independent and highly-regarded research team and is based on financial performance and long-term potential.
The S2DS – Science to Data Science – programme is organised by Pivigo Ltd, a London-based start-up dedicated to supporting companies in their data science journeys, and graduates and PhDs in their career transitions to data science. Besides the S2DS programme, Pivigo runs bespoke training programmes, and can help companies struggling with how to start harnessing the value of their data. For more information, visit www.pivigo.com.