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Kathryn Parsons


London, UK

Co-Founder & CEO


Kathryn Parsons


Kathryn is Co-Founder and CEO of Decoded, a technology education company that is up-skilling and re-skilling professionals in code, data, AI and machine learning.

Described as "an economic force" Kathryn sits on the UK Prime Minister and London Mayor's Business Advisory Boards and is a non-executive on the board of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

She was part of the successful campaign to have code introduced as a mandatory to the UK national curriculum in September 2014 and in 2016 received an MBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours list.

In 2018 Decoded launched their Data Academies with an ambition to fill the global skills gap, providing qualifications in advanced analytics and machine learning for professionals.

Kathryn is a passionate ambassador for women in technology and supports and mentors several female founded start-ups.

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What are the best career choices for your children in the age of automation?

Learning is the job now,’ confirms Kathryn Parsons MBE, co-founder and co-CEO of Decoded, a global tech company that aims to increase digital literacy. Parsons predicts that data scientists and engineers will be in particular demand, and is passionate about encouraging girls to pursue these careers...

The new IT crowd: Five women killing it in London's tech industry

Kathryn Parsons, 36, based in Marylebone, co-founder and CEO of tech education company Decoded. When Parsons co-founded Decoded in 2011, she did so armed only with a credit card and an office on a building site. It now teaches people about coding, data, AI and machine learning in 65 cities worldwide.

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Kathryn Parsons’ Background

Co-Founder & CEO
Aug 2011 - Present
London, UK

Current Non-Executive Positions

Board Member
Jan 2017 - Present
London, UK
Kathryn is a board member for Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Kathryn Parsons’ Education

BA, Classics & Classical Languages, Literature & Linguistics
2000 - 2003