About

I have a background delivering, managing and exploiting technology across a variety of sectors, including financial services, retail, software services and local government.

In 2017 I joined Southern Policy Centre as an Associate. Southern Policy Centre is the thinktank for southern England, and I’m leading activities around open data, including coordinating the Open Data Institute (ODI) node for Hampshire.

I’m an open data enthusiast. Back in my local government days, I founded the Hampshire Hub data store on behalf of 20+ organisations in-and-around Hampshire. I also founded Open Data Camp and co-organise BlueLightCamp (the unconference for emergency services).

I run “Open Data – Aha!”, a side-project, which is gathering and sharing ‘stories’ involving open data, from across the world. Commercially, I operate as AHA Digital Ltd which, as the name implies, doing digital and open data stuff, so you can hire me if you wish.

I’m interested in lots of things, in no particular order: society, politics, local public services, open data, technology (and what you can do with it), wildlife, photography (mostly photos of wildlife), the countryside, and long distance walking.

Happy memory - me on the Milford Track

Happy memory – Winter on the Milford Track

All views are my own, unless they’ve been borrowed from others. I always intend to give credit where it’s due. Please let me know of you think I should have tipped my hat to you or someone else. You can also find me on the following networks and blogs: