Andrew Bone is the CEO & Co-founder of Dayshape, an award-winning enterprise software company founded in Edinburgh.
Bone graduated with a First-class degree in Computer Science from St Andrews University. This led to his first job as a software engineer. It was there he met Dayshape co-founder, Alastair Andrew. Bone went on to train as a Chartered Accountant, working with PwC and RBS. Andrew (not to be confused with Bone) went back into academia to pursue a PhD in combinatorial optimisation, an area with applications in artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Bone and Andrew remained friends. Over a pint in 2013, Bone convinced Andrew to launch a start-up focused on taking AI and optimisation techniques from academia, and wrapping them in a product which would allow people in the real world to benefit. Professional services was a sector Bone knew well, including first-hand familiarity with the pain of “resource management”.
Together, and with a growing team of PhDs and software engineers, they built what is now known as Dayshape. Dayshape is an AI-powered planning and scheduling platform developed specifically for professional services. Dayshape has gone from strength to strength, counting two of the Big Four as customers, with over 15,000 users across ten countries.