About Me

I am an entrepreneur, academic and market design economist, Professor of Marketing and Service Systems at WMG, University of Warwick a Turing Fellow. I am the creator and co-inventor of personal data server technology infrastructure for data ownership by individuals themselves and also the CEO of Dataswift.io

Achievements and Awards

Turing Fellow, Alan Turing Institute, UK; Advisory Board member, Lloyds Register; CTF International Fellow, Service Research Centre, Karlstad, Sweden; Advisory Board member, NHH Centre for Service Innovation, Bergen, Norway; Senior Member, Wolfson College Cambridge; ESRC/InnovateUK Caucus Thought Leader (2016-17); ESRC/NIHR Public Sector Placement Fellow (Apr – Sep 2010); ESRC/AIM Service Fellow (Oct 2008 – Sep 2010); ESRC/AIM Lead Service Fellow (Oct 2008 – Dec 2009)


I am an active researcher in the domain of value, pricing, service systems and new economic and business models. I design complex service eco-systems e.g. outcome-based service contracts, markets etc. I did a servsig blog here that will give you an idea of the type of work I do.

My research team website is the Service Systems research group



My research blog is at value-basedservicesystem.blogspot.com
My papers, talks and presentations at Academia.edu → and research profile here at Researchgate
My projects are here The biggest project (and our global social movement to claim your data) is at H.A.T

My CV is here
Google citations here
Research Gate here


I am the Chief Executive and co-Founder of Dataswift.io. I invest in, and incubate startups through my company www.innovorsa.com providing early stage administrative, financial, business/economic model, technological and funding support together with incubation space in Cambridge and Kuala Lumpur.


I don’t do any formal teaching but I do conduct some masterclasses

Masterclass on value creation (1 day) – executives, doctoral & postdoctoral (capacity building) (on demand)
Masterclass on research for impact (2 days) doctoral & postdoctoral (usually in October)


Masterclass on creating new markets (2 days) – executives (on demand)
Masterclass on outcome-based contracts (1-day) – executives (on demand)
PhD supervision approach and teaching philosophy – Download it here  (important if you are looking to do a PhD with me)


I am the Director of HATLAB at WMG, University of Warwick, a Senior Member of Wolfson College Cambridge and as of 1 October 2018, a Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute.

I am also one of the ESRC/InnovateUK Caucus Thought Leaders (see http://innovationcaucus.co.uk/) tasked to integrate Social Science research to assist Innovate UK
Market Design and Micro economic Engineer

I am the product owner, designer and creator of the HAT Microserver as well as the HATDeX platform, a legal, economic, governance and technology platform for data exchange between HATs and websites and applications, operated by Dataswift.