ContainDS is a product suite created by Ideonate Ltd based in Cambridge, UK.

Ideonate was founded in January 2019 and has offered consulting and development services in the fields of Machine Learning and Data Science.

ContainDS was created out of the need to share our own dashboards privately, and is now used by companies across the globe to automate and secure distribution of their own data science prototypes and dashboards.

Dan Lester

Founder and lead developer Dan Lester is a serial entrepreneur with a history of building open source products serving developers and IT departments.

Most recently, Google Apps for WordPress helped thousands of organizations, from small businesses to NASDAQ-listed companies and government bodies, build intranets by integrating G Suite services tightly into WordPress.

In 2010, he co-founded Conversocial, an enterprise SaaS application to deliver social customer service over Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and more. It is used by companies including Sephora, Groupon, Tesco, Net A Porter, and McDonalds. The company has raised over $24m in venture capital to date.

Previously, he co-founded iPlatform which was the first app development agency in the UK to be recommended by Facebook directly to their advertising clients.

His professional software career began in financial services in London, working at Citi and APT (acquired by SunGard).

He holds a Master of Mathematics from Oxford University.

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