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The University of Southampton
Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

Digital Technologies in the Public Interest – where are we in 2016? Event

Time:
18:15 - 19:15
Date:
8 July 2016
Venue:
B58, Murray Lecture Theatre, Level 1 Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ *Refreshments will be available after the talk in the foyer area outside the Theatre.

For more information regarding this event, please email Samantha Collins at S.A.Collins@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

The Web Science Institute is delighted to invite you a Distinguished Lecture with Tom Steinberg, consultant and writer on tech and social impact issues.

About the Speaker

Tom Steinberg was the founder and director of the international social enterprise mySociety. In this role he helped to launch a variety of civic technology websites and apps that focused on holding power to account, and improving the experience of service delivery. Over a decade Tom grew an organisation that helped NGOs, journalists and regular citizens in dozens of countries to launch websites that helped people to ask governments for answers to questions, and to build relationships with politicians. Outside of mySociety, Tom has been frequently asked by governments to help formulate policy advice relating to digital issues. He was the lead author of the 'Power of Information Review', a report by the UK government that helped kick-off the contemporary wave of interest in government data in all forms.

He is now a consultant and writer on tech and social impact issues, being Senior Contributing Editor at Civicist, a publication focused on the Civic Technology sector.

 

Speaker information

Tom Steinberg,mySociety,Tom Steinberg was the founder and director of the international social enterprise mySociety. In this role he helped to launch a variety of civic technology websites and apps that focused on holding power to account, and improving the experience of service delivery. Over a decade Tom grew an organisation that helped NGOs, journalists and regular citizens in dozens of countries to launch websites that helped people to ask governments for answers to questions, and to build relationships with politicians. Outside of mySociety, Tom has been frequently asked by governments to help formulate policy advice relating to digital issues. He was the lead author of the 'Power of Information Review', a report by the UK government that helped kick-off the contemporary wave of interest in government data in all forms. He is now a consultant and writer on tech and social impact issues, being Senior Contributing Editor at Civicist, a publication focused on the Civic Technology sector.

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