UKtech50 2013 – the most influential people in UK IT


11. Nigel Shadbolt, Chairman, Open Data Institute

Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Southampton. He is chairman and co-founder, with Sir Tim Berners-Lee of the Open Data Institute (ODI). Launched in December 2012, the ODI focuses on unlocking supply and stimulating demand for open data. Shadbolt is also an advisor to the UK government on how to transform public access to government information, including the site. He sits on the Public Sector Transparency Board responsible for setting open data strategy across the public sector.

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