Rachel Coldicutt

Careful Industries

Rachel Coldicutt is an expert on the social impact of new and emerging technologies, and director of research consultancy Careful Industries.

She was previously founding CEO of responsible technology think tank Doteveryone where she led influential and ground-breaking research into how technology is changing society and developed practical tools for responsible innovation. Prior to that, she spent almost 20 years working at the cutting edge of new technology for companies including the BBC, Microsoft, BT, and Channel 4, and was a pioneer in the digital art world. Rachel is an advisor, board member and trustee for a number of companies and charities and a member of the Ofcom Content Board. In 2019, Rachel was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours for services for the digital society.

She is currently writing a book about careful innovation.

09:35 - 10:10

Wednesday 12 May

KEYNOTE: People Shaping Data

Who gets to structure, analyse and benefit from data is just another articulation of who has power, status and recognition in society. People and communities deserve to be able to shape and have a say in how information that concerns them is collected, and charities have a hugely important role in reshaping data both data use and data discourse, to make sure everyone is counted and included in a fair and representative way.