David Colls

PRINCIPAL Consultant

David is an experienced and innovative technology leader, with over 20 years’ experience leading the strategic and technical delivery of data and AI, digital strategy and change solutions. Passionate about all things technology, he combines his diverse experience delivering complex technology solutions with his passion for technology to develop high performing teams capable of solving our client’s complex problems.

Currently the Data and AI Practice Lead at ThoughtWorks, he oversees all facets of developing the data and AI capability within the team whilst shaping the Data and AI service offering, identifying business opportunities within the market and securing clients for the practice. Over the course of his career, he's held a range of diverse roles including Principal Consultant, Business Development and Applications Team Lead.

The diversity of his experience at both a strategic and operational level has allowed him to gain the ability to understand technological problems at an operational level and apply expertise to develop efficient solutions.

The Interview

I came to find ThoughtWorks by

Playing ultimate frisbee with another ThoughtWorker.

My geeky passion is

Quirky mathematical visualisations.

The thing I'm most proud of from my time here is

Helping people see their world differently and then watching as they find amazing new ways to work.