Ian Watt

Open data advocate; Charity Founder and Trustee; Data Scientist

Ian has led the campaign for better open data in Scotland / UK for many years, initially within local government, and for the last 5 years from civic society. He co-founded and runs a charity – Code The City – which uses tech and data for social good. He was for five years on the board of Democracy Club a UK CIC which uses government and crowd-sourced open data to improve access to democracy. He was on the steering group for Stirling University’s Data Commons Scotland project and was one of the authors of the Scottish Government’s Open Data Strategy 2015. He is an ambassador for Open UK.