Trust is bust, democracy hangs on: Just, who has sussed, who is fussed?

Thirteen months in the making, today (29th June 2020), we published Digital Technologies and the Resurrection of Trust. Our Lord’s select committee report into democracy and digital technologies and a committee on which I was honoured to serve. Thousands of pages of written evidence, hundreds of hours of in person testimony and many more hours …

Blockchain – What Next ?

Hype or (game changing) Ledger? I’ve been ‘banging on about blockchain’ for a while; first publishing Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) for public good; leadership, collaboration and innovation in 2017. Today, I remain as positive about the potential for DLT (of which blockchain is one example) as I was in 2017. Whilst my interest has endured …

Accessibility, inclusion and being human.

I lost my sight at the age of fourteen. Ironically, one of the most challenging aspects was the fact that people immediately stopped seeing me. The attitudes of those around me became everything. Practical challenges can be solved with practical solutions but access to practical solutions – and the willingness of people to consider, or …