Digital innovation consultancy Futurice appoint new MD

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Digital engineering and innovation consultants Futurice have appointed David Mitchell as their new UK managing director.

Mitchell takes on the role after three years as the company's commercial director, overseeing projects for brands including Ford.

He will take over from Timo Hyväoja, who had been in place as acting managing director.

Futurice work on digital product design and emerging technologies for brands in retail, publishing, financial services, energy, automotive, and mobility.

In March they announced the launch of a new project for payments provider Moneycorp, building a new platform to harmonise Moneycorp customers' experience across territories. The company employs around 550 people around Europe.

Commenting on the appointment, Futurice chief executive Teemu Moisala said: “I’m delighted to promote Mitch to the UK MD role. He has excellent commercial instincts, understands clients’ imperatives around delivering ROI and has a gift for bringing teams together to deliver successful products to market.

"Combined with a clear grasp of emerging tech and how it can accelerate innovation and business processes, he is ideally placed to lead our UK office.”

Mitchell added: “I’m a true believer in the way we work with our clients to create value quickly, and without massive upfront investment.

"Futurice represents a new breed of small independent consultancy; we bring together service design, data science and quality engineering with a proven methodology and a desire to attack problems worth solving.

"Futurice has real breadth and depth of sector expertise, particularly in automotive, mobility, energy, utilities and financial services.  There’s a great opportunity to leverage this knowledge in the UK where these sectors are changing rapidly. I’m really looking forward to working with our talented, multidisciplinary team to do just that.”

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