Wednesday 25th March, 2015
10:30am to 11:45am
University of Southampton / Practical Participation
Tim is a PhD candidate in Web Science at the University of Southampton, and an affiliate of the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society. He is also co-director of Practical Participation, and an independent researcher and practitioner working the social impacts of open data.
From 2012-2014 he led the World Wide Web Foundation’s Open Data in Developing Countries research programme, and was lead author of the Open Data Barometer study in over 80 countries.
He has worked on the development and use of data standards with the International Aid Transparency Initiative, the Open Contracting project, and 360 Giving campaign on transparency of philanthropic funding.
Loren is Executive of Indigo Trust, a grant making foundation which supports technology-driven projects in Africa.
She holds a PhD from Cambridge University and has expertise in international development, transparency and accountability, health and the use of new technologies to stimulate social change.
She was recognized as one of 2014’s Powerful Women to Watch in the Huffington Post and regularly writes in the international press including Al Jazeera, the Guardian, and CNN.
As part of Nesta’s Innovation Lab, Alice leads on a portfolio of work looking at how the web is transforming communities and civic life.
Before joining Nesta, Alice worked for Involve.org.uk where she led on a range of research driven and practical projects exploring how public involvement in decision making can improve policy responses and public services.
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