Dan Cowan | Co-Founder

I have passion for code, a practical management approach and thrive when being creative

Dan’s background

Dan is now in a new phase of his life, dedicating his time to Zen Buddhism, focussing on mental wellbeing and guiding others on their life journey.

Dan graduated from Sussex University in 2001 with an MSc in Evolutionary and Adaptive systems and a first class degree in philosophy. He went on to found Codefarm software and bring his grasp of practical AI and search techniques to challenges within the financial services sector. It is at Codefarm Software that the founders  of BrightMinded first started working together.

Dan has coded solutions to portfolio construction tasks in the derivatives sector and for LDI/ALM, developed a credit DSL and created rich UIs to explore complex multi-dimensional data sets. Dan has led globally distributed teams covering development, QA and support roles and managed many software projects from conception through to completion.