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Ian Watt

Ian Watt Open data advocate; Co-founder, Code the City 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 …

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Paul Clarke

Paul Clarke Photographer & Digital Services Consultant  Paul Clarke has had a portfolio career across transformational government and digital media. With Directgov he worked on innovation and strategy propositions for the government’s online relationship with citizens, one of which was featured by Tim Berners-Lee in his TED talk “The Year Open Data Went Worldwide”. He …

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Rob Bryan

Rob Bryan Equity partner and Head of Science and Technology at BPE Solicitors Rob is an equity partner and Head of Science and Technology at BPE Solicitors. He is a Commercial Contracts and Corporate Governance Lawyer who advises learned societies, leading STEM universities and other research based organisations. He co-authored the leading text on Data …

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Jennifer Pougnet

Jennifer Pougnet Global Data Policy Strategy Lead, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd OR Roche Jennifer has served in large-scale public health systems in Canada implementing Electronic Medical Records as well as developing and implementing both operational and legislative health policy and strategy.  She has been with Roche since 2015 and serves as the Global Data Policy …

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Alex Butler

Alex Butler Digital and data transformation leader, NED Alex Butler is a champion for digital and data technologies, innovation and culture. She was one of the original architects of data and digital transformation in UK government and previously, in consumer technology and telecommunication. She started Directgov, the UK Government’s original citizen website, she also established …

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Volker Buscher

Volker Buscher CEO ds30 Volker is the founder and CEO of ds30 – Data Changes Everything. He is experienced in developing and implementing data strategies for businesses and ventures. He was the Global Chief Data Officer, Arup and a Group Board Digital Executive member. Leading the firm’s data strategy across Arup’s £1.7bn revenue and 16,000 …

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Louise Burke

Louise Burke ODI Managing Director Louise is the ODI’s Chief Executive Officer and leads the team to deliver on the organisation’s mission and vision. Having joined the ODI in 2012 Louise previously held roles as chief finance officer and chief operating officer. She has expertise in data governance, data literacy, data institutions, data assurance and …

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Frank Karltischek

Frank Karltischek Nextcloud Founder Frank Karlitschek studied computer science at the University of Tübingen. He founded several startups in Germany and the US. He is a long time open source developer and former board member of the KDE e.V. In 2016 he founded Nextcloud to create a fully open source and decentralised alternative to big …

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William Wardrope

William Wardrope With 32 years of experience in the delivery of special communications projects, management of information systems and the provision of information assurance and security advice in cyber environments across UK Government Departments as well as leading aerospace companies like Airbus and Leonardo and latterly the UK financial sector, William has a unique background …

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Andreas Kurth

Andreas Kurth Andreas Kurth, PhD (he/him) is senior hardware/software engineer at lowRISC, where he works on the OpenTitan project, including hardware architecture and design, security analysis and hardening, and hardware/software interfaces. Prior to joining lowRISC, he obtained his PhD from ETH Zurich where he architected and led the development of the first open-source research platform …

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