Trainline, the independent rail and coach platform, has appointed Facebook’s Mike Hyde as Chief Data Officer. Joining in early October, he will be responsible for Trainline’s data teams and leading innovation strategy. Mike joins from Workplace by Facebook where he held the role of Data Science Director.
With over 20 years’ experience in leading data teams and organisations, Mike has spent the last four years at Facebook, where he headed the data science and engineering teams for Workplace. Prior to this, he was at Microsoft and led data and insights at Skype.
Jody Ford, Trainline CEO, said: “Mike and his team will be essential in making sure our innovation strategy remains rooted in data-led insights that give customers an increasingly personalised and intuitive experience. This will empower people to make more sustainable travel choices, helping them pick train, over car and plane, time and time again.”
On joining Trainline, Mike commented: “I couldn’t be more excited to join a home-grown tech company leading travel tech innovation across Europe and help it to thrive and grow as a data-driven organisation. Data is a powerful tool with vast potential to drive real impact on rail adoption, by modernising the experience, increasing accessibility and driving innovation throughout the experience.”