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WSI Distinguished Lecture with Tom Steinberg

Published: 14 July 2016
Tom Steinberg
Tom Steinberg

The Web Science Instiute was proud to host a Distinguished Lecture with Tom Steinberg, founder of mySociety at the University of Southampton on Friday 8th July 2016.

 

Tom Steinberg gave a talk entitled "Digital Technologies in the Public Interest: where are we in 2016?"

 

Tom Steinberg, Consultant and Writer, '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

 

 

 

 

 

Blog

Read more here from a Blog written by Clare Walsh.

Video

Watch the full lecture here.

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