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Scottish intelligence firm appoints chief commercial officer to help scale up business



A Scottish intelligence firm has appointed Ray de Silva as its new chief commercial officer to help scale-up the business.

Brainnwave uses ‘augmented intelligence’ to improve decision-making capabilities via artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data.

The Edinburgh-headquartered company uses customised software and approach helps businesses understand the value of data.

De Silva will be responsible for helping drive growth at the company, which plans to double its headcount in the next six months.

His commercial experience spans more than 20 years, working for enterprises such as Vodafone Group and GSMA, as well as launching and scaling fintech companies including ShuttleGlobal, Yordex and HUBX.

Brainnwave has also expanded into London, where it will grow its commercial team before international expansion planned for later in the year.

Steve Coates, chief executive at Brainnwave, said: “Business leaders are hungry for new ways of analysing information to spot opportunities, and now’s the time for someone with Ray’s expertise to join the team – we have big ambitions and Ray will be crucial to our next phase.”

De Silva added: “Organisations can either live or die based on how they respond to digital transformation.

“The way that Brainnwave’s Augmented Intelligence solution harnesses valuable data to identify growth and support strategic decision making is a no-brainer. I’m looking forward to driving this growth phase.”

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