The Digital Catapult has announced Jeremy Silver as its new CEO, a role he will take on at the beginning of June 2016. Silver who is an author, investor and business mentor, has a wealth of experience including the role of CEO at Sibelius Software and Executive Chair of Semetric Ltd as well as having held senior positions at Virgin Records and EMI.

“I'm delighted to be taking on the leadership of the Digital Catapult. The UK continues to be transformed in radical ways by the stream of digital innovation coming from academia, start-ups and larger companies,” said Jeremy Silver, CEO, Digital Catapult. “I'm excited to be able to help grow the Catapult's contribution to accelerating that process through encouraging and increasing the responsible sharing of data. Other new areas such as blockchain, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and virtual reality, offer further opportunities for digital innovation. They can capture the public imagination and offer great commercial prospects for the UK in global markets. Neil Crockett has done a really impressive job in establishing the Digital Catapult; I'm very much looking forward to taking up the baton and working with the team, so that together we can drive these achievements forward and on to the next level.”