Alex Singleton

Alex Singleton

Professor of Geographic Information Science at the University of Liverpool

Professor Alex Singleton is a Professor of Geographic Information Science at the University of Liverpool, Deputy Director of the ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) and Director of the ESRC Data Analytics & Society CDT. His research is concerned with how the complexities of individual behaviours, attitudes and contexts manifest spatially, and can be represented and understood through a framework of geographic data science.

Jeni Tennison

Jeni Tennison


Jeni Tennison is the CEO of the Open Data Institute. She sits on the UK’s Open Standards Board; the Advisory Board for the Open Contracting Partnership; the Board of Ada, the UK’s National College for Digital Skills; the Co-operative’s Digital Advisory Board; and the Board of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data.

Jeremy Morley

Jeremy Morley

Chief Geospatial Scientist at OS

Jeremy Morley is Chief Geospatial Scientist at Ordnance Survey where he leads the Research team who carry out research and standards development. He has worked in geospatial research since the mid-90s, first at University College London before moving to the University of Nottingham in 2009 as Geospatial Science Theme Leader in the Nottingham Geospatial Institute. His academic career spanned a range of geospatial information topics from radar mapping of ice and terrain, through crowd-sourcing and citizen science to applications of geospatial science in fields from the digital economy to planetary mapping.

Nathan Cunningham

Nathan Cunningham

Head of Research Technologies at the University of Surrey

Nathan Cunningham is a senior/executive scientific computing leader who is very experienced operating at the helm of high-profile Research IT, technology and transformation projects to deliver new platforms and products for world-leading research institutes and universities. He is the Head of Research Technologies at the University of Surrey.  Nathan leads the IT Infrastructure and Research IT Portfolios, including Information Security Management, Cyber Security and Digital Transformation for researchers.

David Whallom

Prof. David Wallom

Associate Director of Innovation at e-Research Centre

Prof. David Wallom is Associate Professor and Associate Director – Innovation of the Oxford e-Research Centre, where he leads two research groups: Energy and Environmental ICT and Advanced e-infrastructure & Cloud Computing. He is a member of the GCHQ recognised Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security and the UK Space Agency Ground segment Advisory Group.

Gordon Blair

Prof. Gordon Blair

Distinguished Professor of Distributed Systems at Lancaster University

Gordon Blair is a Distinguished Professor of Distributed Systems in the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University. His current research interests include distributed systems architecture, middleware, model-driven engineering techniques applied to adaptive distributed systems, and the applicability of contemporary distributed systems technologies to environmental science.

Mark Enzer

Mark Enzer

CTO of Mott MacDonald and Digital Director at the Centre for Digital Built Britain 

Mark Enzer, OBE, is a keen champion of innovation in the context of collaborative delivery models and is particularly interested in transformational change in the infrastructure industry (including the application of Digital Transformation, Smart Infrastructure, connected digital twins, low-carbon sustainable solutions; platform-based delivery, BIM and DfMA).

Paul Watson

Prof. Paul Watson

Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Digital Institute at Newcastle University

Paul Watson is Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Digital Institute at Newcastle University. He is a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute, PI of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cloud Computing for Big Data, sits on the board of Dynamo North East and a member of the Department for Transport Science Advisory Council.

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