CEO of Cambridge Spark makes The LDC's Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders List

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that our Founder and CEO, Dr Raoul-Gabriel Urma, has been recognised as one of The LDC’s Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders of 2023. 

Raoul's impressive journey is a testament to his dedication, expertise, and leadership in the field of Data Science and education technology. As the dynamic CEO and founder of Cambridge Spark, he has successfully steered the company to significant growth, impacting thousands of learners and creating a substantial workforce of over 100 staff since 2016.

As a best-selling author and an affiliated lecturer at the University of Cambridge, where he earned his own PhD in Computer Science, Raoul wears many hats. With a rich history of collaborating on large-scale software engineering projects with industry giants like Google, Ebay, and Goldman Sachs it comes as no surprise that Raoul's dedication to the field also earned him a nomination as an Oracle Java Champion.

Created by trusted investment partner The LDC, part of Lloyds Banking Group and supported by The Times, The LDC’s Top 50 advocates business leaders that are pushing for growth and building successful medium sized businesses.

John Garner, Managing Partner at LDC, added: “We started The LDC Top 50 six years ago to champion the remarkable success stories of medium-sized businesses, the unsung heroes of the British economy. Since then, we’ve received more than 3,000 nominations and celebrated more than 500 business leaders through the programme, surpassing all our expectations. Every leader in this year’s cohort has a story as impressive as the next, and I'd like to congratulate them on their achievements so far. We can’t wait to see where they go from here!” 

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The Top 50 Ambitious Business Leaders span from every corner of the UK and collectively employ over 6700 people and turn over more than £1.2 billion! 

Find out more about The LDC’s Top 50.

About Cambridge Spark

At Cambridge Spark we equip workforces with essential digital transformation skills that are vital for thriving in the age of AI.

We offer an array of adaptable learning solutions tailored to corporate requirements, ranging from shorter term Skills Bootcamps for swift skill acquisition to more prolonged workforce development through apprenticeships.

Our exclusive online learning tool, EDUKATE.AI, mirrors genuine industry situations, offering immediate feedback on users' coding efforts. This immersive, practical methodology guarantees that participants understand how to use newly acquired on actual datasets, amplifying the positive impact they can bring to their businesses.


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