The former Mayor of Milton Keynes Amanda Marlow is taking up a new role as Business Development Executive at Aiimi, an AI company based in Milton Keynes.
Founded in 2013 and with a team of 150, Aiimi uses AI to help teams find, make sense of and retain control of their data. Their technology and services are used by the likes of FTSE100 companies, the UK government and the FCA.
As Business Development Executive, Amanda will help strengthen Aiimi’s relationships with companies locally and further afield. She will also be working to further cement Aiimi’s highly engaged role within the wider community.
Aiimi’s recent work within the local community includes hosting a technology festival for students at local schools to learn about different pathways into the industry, as well as hosting fundraising events for Milton Keynes YMCA. This September also saw Aiimi launch the 2024 Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards.
The event brought together over 80 local business leaders at Aiimi’s offices and was Amanda’s first public engagement in her new position.
Amanda joins Aiimi after four years of working as a City Councillor for Milton Keynes City Council, which culminated in her role as the city’s Mayor between May 2022 and May 2023.
Amanda’s advocacy for children and adults with special educational needs and disabilities also earned her the Women Leaders Award for Public Services in 2023, and align her closely with Aiimi’s ongoing efforts to create equal opportunities for neurodiverse tech talent.
Amanda Marlow, Business Development Executive at Aiimi, comments: “I have lived in Milton Keynes since 1987, and in that time I have seen MK grow in size and strength, before finally becoming a city last year when I was Mayor. As the community gears up to hosting the world’s first AI Safety Summit at Bletchley Park in November, I could not be joining Aiimi at a more exciting time.
"The only thing more inspiring than AI’s potential, is that a local business is right at the centre of its development; setting the gold standard for innovation and the application of technology which is both safe and ethical. The work that Aiimi does, honours Bletchley Park’s computer science legacy, and I am absolutely delighted to be a part of the Aiimi team.”
Steve Salvin, Founder and CEO of Aiimi, comments: “Aiimi’s connection to Milton Keynes runs deeper than an office location. Besides being the birthplace of modern computing, the area has been my home for over 30 years, is home to many of our team, and is at the centre of so much of the company’s culture. We don’t just work here. This is where we learn and play, and where opportunities to engage with the local community have increased the team’s sense of purpose and connections to others.
"That’s why bringing Amanda onboard was a no brainer. Amanda feels as strongly about Milton Keynes and its potential as I do, and I’m excited for us to work together to grow the city’s reputation as a hub of technology and innovation, with Aiimi at its core.”