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Sir Nigel Shadbolt

Open Data Institute
Chairman and Co-founder / Président et co-fondateur
UK / Royaume-Uni

Nigel is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Southampton and is Head of the Web and Internet Science Group within Electronics and Computer Science. He is Chairman and Co-Founder of the Open Data Institute (ODI). Launched in December 2012, the ODI focuses on unlocking supply and stimulating demand for open data. It promotes the creation of economic, environment and societal value from open data releases. Since 2009, Nigel has acted as an Information Advisor to the UK Government, helping transform public access to Government information, including the widely acclaimed data.gov.uk site. In May 2010, he was appointed to the Public Sector Transparency Board responsible for setting open data strategy across the public sector. He Chairs the Local Public Data Panel, seeking to promote and develop open data approaches within local government and the UK midata programme whose goal is to empower consumers through access to their data. In 2013 he was appointed a member of the UK’s Information Economy Council. Nigel is a Director of the Web Science Trust and of the Web Foundation which have a common commitment to advance understanding of the web and promote its positive impact on society. Nigel is the author of the critically acclaimed The Spy in the Coffee Machine: The End of Privacy as We Know It (with Kieron O’Hara). He is a regular keynote speaker at high profile events, and is available for media comment and articles.