Dr Jerry Fishenden FIET CITP FBCS FRSA
Ex-Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Microsoft UK, City financial services and investments senior regulator, Parliament, and the NHS. Extensive track record of digital technology leadership, delivery and implementation. Co-Author of the successful business playbook “Digitizing Government: Understanding and Implementing New Digital Business Models“, described as “the most comprehensive and approachable account of the digital government movement, its recent developments, and future potential.” Annual CIO 100 judge.
Current and recent work includes a range of interim C-level exec roles working with a mix of private and public sector clients: Chief Technical Advisor to the Home Office; interim Deputy CTO UK Government; Senior Technical Advisor UK Government; Guest Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge Judge Business School; trouble-shooting major IT-enabled change programmes; mobile app development (see London Explorer and London Streets); R&D into new, emergent and future tech and its impact on society; Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee for their inquiry and report into the effective use of IT by government (“Government and IT ‘A Recipe For Rip-Offs’: Time For A New Approach”); independent specialist advice to Boards, MPs, Peers, Media.
Jerry’s current roles include: Chief Technology Officer, VoeTek Ltd; Visiting Professor, University of Surrey; Chair of the independent UK Government Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group; Member of Cambridge University’s Open Platforms and Innovation Group; Non-Executive Director and Trustee of Privacy International.
Samples of previous roles include: Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics; Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Creative Computing, Bath Spa University; Member of the Scottish Government’s expert panel on identity management and privacy; Non-Executive Director and charitable trustee of Leicester Arts Ltd; Non-Executive Director of Phoenix Square Film and Digital Media centre; Member of the Grid Computing Now (.ppt) Knowledge Transfer Network. Jerry is also a regular contributor to a variety of media and appears as a guest and keynote speaker in the UK and abroad.
Jerry is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET), a Chartered IT Professional (CITP), a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), a Member of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain and a member of the Computer Arts Society (CAS).