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Business Life After the Virus: Disruption


Jun 26, 2020 11:56 AM

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Sir Nigel Shadbolt
Principal; Chair @Jesus College Oxford; Open Data Institute
Sir Nigel Shadbolt is chairman of the Open Data Institute which he co-founded with Sir Tim Berners-Lee. He is also Principal of Jesus College Oxford, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Oxford and visiting Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Southampton. He is a leading researcher in artificial intelligence and was one of the originators of the interdisciplinary field of web science. In 2009 the Prime Minister appointed him and Sir Tim Berners-Lee as Information Advisors to transform access to Public Sector Information. This work led to the data.gov.uk site that now provides a portal to tens of thousands of datasets. In 2010, he joined the UK government’s Public Sector Transparency Board — overseeing Open Data releases across the public sector. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow and former President of the British Computer Society. He was knighted in 2013 for ‘services to science and engineering’.