Exscientia has announced its appointment of Andrew Douglas as the new director of data engineering. He joins the company from Winton Capital, a global investment management and data science company, where he led the design and creation of platforms, algorithms and models to automate data processing, analyse data and predict outcomes as a core element of the firm’s strategic investment approach.

He has 10+ years’ experience in data engineering and in developing systems that support the functioning of AI-powered approaches. At Exscientia, he will leverage his expertise to streamline, scale up the company’s data systems and automated processes alongside supporting the AI to perform design work.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Andrew to the team”, says Adrian Schreyer, CTO at Exscientia. “This is a very exciting time for us, as we are rapidly expanding our talent in computer science and drug discovery in anticipation of rapid growth, so this timing could not have been better.”