I am currently a freelancer on topics around technology, digital, data and artificial intelligence. I am motivated by reducing the harm caused by technology and trying to make it benefit everyone.
I spent 20 years working with telecoms businesses and regulators in most European countries before accidentally moving into policy. In 2014 I worked in a voluntary role to organise an independent review of digital government for the UK Labour Party. From 2015-2019 I worked in the policy team at the Open Data Institute (ODI).
Having worked with businesses, governments and civil society in policy and delivery roles I have a grasp of the complexity of how technology impacts society, a knack of making that complexity accessible, and the ability to navigate that complexity to try to create change.
Sample public projects
committee member of the Royal Statistical Society’s Data Ethics & Governance section
advisory member of the Digital Catapult’s MI Garage Ethics Committee
Sample Open Data Institute work:
- What is data infrastructure?
- The Data Ethics Canvas
- Data trusts, lessons from three pilots
- Data innovation for the UK: research and development
- Using cat data to think and talk about authoritative lists of government data
- Using swearwords to think and talk about how reference data is governed, used and abused
Open Addresses: an attempt at creating a sustainable not-for-profit organisation that would maintain and publish UK addresses as open data
Making Digital Work for Everyone: an independent review of digital government for the UK Labour Party