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David Cocks, CEO

David Cocks, CEO

After completing an MA in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, David immediately began his career in the technology sector. He has been successful in a number of roles over 30 years, including software development for various enterprises in the UK, Germany and the USA. David was at the very heart of the start of the technology boom in Silicon Valley. He specialised in the new disciplines that brought about the global communication revolution, including seminal developments in data networking protocols and network management. After this he moved on to Management Consulting with eight years at PA Consulting in London, then five years establishing Orbian, an early supply-chain-finance joint-venture for SAP and Citibank, followed by several other senior IT management positions within the financial services industry. In 2009, he co-founded CloudTrade as CEO, with the specific remit to use computational processing and cognitive reasoning to automate the capture and interpretation of business documents. In 2018, David and the CloudTrade team secured over £2million of investment from Calculus Capital to help fuel expansion into new markets. CloudTrade continues to grow, and now has over 40 employees with offices in London and Newcastle (UK) and Boston (USA). Outside of work, you can usually find David exploring the countryside in his camper van and going on very long walks!

A message from David Cocks, our CEO

A message from David Cocks, our CEO

As the new year begins, it is an ideal time to reflect on the previous year and what we learnt during this time. As we all know, 2020 was a bit of a strange year, but CloudTrade still managed to grow and hire more colleagues,...
What we did right in 2018 and our aims for 2019

What we did right in 2018 and our aims for 2019

Recent reports suggest digital payments and financial solutions are falling foul of fraudsters. Is this a sign that companies should return to paper? Let’s revisit why we moved away from paper to begin with… 2018 was a seminal...
CloudTrade migrates to Microsoft Azure

CloudTrade migrates to Microsoft Azure

CloudTrade launches public cloud services to meet global demand, following successful global expansion of its unique e-invoicing, e-order and complex data capture services.