Kathryn Parsons (born 1982) is a British tech entrepreneur. She is the co-founder and co-CEO of Decoded, a Londonbased tech startup which aims to increase digital literacy. Decoded’s signature one-day course claims to train participants without any background in computers to “code in a day”.
Decoded is a technology education company dedicated to demystifying the digital dark arts. Founded in East London in 2011, Decoded’s first product promised to teach anyone “Code in a Day”. Code in a Day was experienced and recommended by over 5,000 professional organisations worldwide. The need for digital literacy and skills resonating with every sector, strata and geography of business globally. Decoded now have offices in London, Sydney, New York and Amsterdam and have taught in over 65 major cities worldwide. Their digital OnDemand and face-to-face education programmes span the worlds of code, data, cyber security and beyond. Designing education programmes to prepare the next generation of leaders to adapt to, innovate and thrive within a digital economy. Most famous for their “In a Day” experiences, Decoded believe there is no technology they cannot decode. Kathryn is a regular public speaker and campaigns for code on curriculums and gender diversity in technology.
She was part of the successful campaign to have code introduced as a mandatory to the UK national curriculum in September 2014 and now sits as Chairwoman of the UK Government Digital Skills Innovation Fund, supporting an academic centre of excellence to develop high-education cyber, data and code skills and also sits on the UK Government’s Cyber Security Board and the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board.