Personal data as an asset class: creating a more valuable digital citizen

In my last 2 posts I talked about how the fight for privacy is a fight for scraps and what we really want to fight for is economic power by being more superior digital citizens with our own tech capability which we can have with HATs. This post talks about the data inside our HATs and why it’s… Continue reading Personal data as an asset class: creating a more valuable digital citizen

Provocation

The Royal Society/British Academy Report on Data Management and Use: Governance in the 21st Century Available here: https://royalsociety.org/topics-policy/projects/data-governance/ My response to the Royal Society/British Academy’s invitation to submit a provocation paper : “If you were Chair of a Stewardship Body, what would be your priorities, 1) short-term? 2) medium-term? 3) long-term?” I write in response to… Continue reading Provocation

The nation of the Internet (2): Stop fighting for privacy. Start fighting for economic power.

(Cont’d from The nation of the Internet part 1) The Internet is a rather strange nation, and quite different from what we are used to. For one, in this Internet nation where the digital persona is citizen, almost all Internet services are commercial, so the moment we step into the connected digital world we are… Continue reading The nation of the Internet (2): Stop fighting for privacy. Start fighting for economic power.

The nation of the Internet (1): the fight for privacy is a fight for scraps

The Internet has grown into a digital nation. Almost all of what we do offline, we are now doing online. We shop on Amazon, interact on an Apple/Android smartphone, search and browse on Google and socialise on Facebook/Whatsapp. Every nation need citizens. The Internet has created this too. Every time we get online, we generate… Continue reading The nation of the Internet (1): the fight for privacy is a fight for scraps

DataBuyer – the last of HATDeX tech suite, finally released

After a few months of building, I’m finally able to write about it. The HAT platform will be releasing its retail data-buying service – the DataBuyer – on beta tomorrow (currently viewable on test mode at databuyer.hubat.net). DataBuyer is built on DEX (the data exchange service), both are part of HATDeX suite of tech products and… Continue reading DataBuyer – the last of HATDeX tech suite, finally released

Industrial Strategy: my comments

Innovation Caucus – Industrial Strategy Response: my contribution   The Innovation Caucus (http://innovationcaucus.co.uk) will submit a response to the Industrial Strategy (see green paper here). As a member of the caucus, here is my contribution to their questions. Which challenge areas should the Industrial Challenge Strategy Fund focus on to drive maximum economic impact, and why?… Continue reading Industrial Strategy: my comments

The knowledge base for designing complex systems

This was a guest article for servsig and originally appeared as a blogpost here. My research lies in the understanding and design of complex service systems, which come in many forms. An outcome-based contract for Rolls Royce engines to the Ministry of Defense, complex service and logistics contracts to deliver a bank of flying hours for… Continue reading The knowledge base for designing complex systems