Dr Jerry Fishenden
Technologist, writer, composer. 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. CIO columnist and 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 at HM Government; Senior Technical Advisor HM Government; Guest Senior Lecturer, Cambridge University Judge Business School; Member of the External Advisory Board for the Centre for the Digital Economy, University of Surrey; trouble-shooting major IT-enabled change programmes; mobile app development (see ‘London Streets‘); R&D into new 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 is a Fellow with Chartered status of the British Computer Society (FBCS CITP), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Member of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain and a member of the Computer Arts Society (CAS).
Jerry’s current roles include: Chief Technology Officer, VoeTek Ltd; Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Bath Spa University’s Centre for Creative Computing; 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; 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.
- Digitizing Government: Understanding and Implementing New Digital Business Models, with Alan Brown and Mark Thompson
- monthly column in CIO magazine (ongoing). Recent examples include:
- Rewiring Government for a Digitised World, IDG Connect, December 2014
- November and December 2014: a series of extracts from our book, Digitizing Government, serialised in Computer Weekly:
- (with Mark Thompson) “The great deverticalisation” series of articles, Computer Weekly, January 2013 onwards
- “Human-Computer Interaction with Palimpsests” (PDF). Centre for Creative Computing, Bath Spa University. October 2013
- Fishenden, J and Thompson, M. (2012). “Digital Government, Open Architecture, and Innovation: Why Public Sector IT Will Never Be The Same Again“, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART), September 6, 2012.
- “The implications of identity assurance for public services“, Computer Weekly, April 2012
- Fishenden, J. (2011). “Interactive Computer Visualisations of Time and Place.” Proceedings of the 2011 Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics, (pp. 69-70)
- “One site to rule them all“, Holyrood, September 2011
- Fishenden, J., & Hugill, A. (2011). “Palimpsests of Time and Place.” COMPSAC, IEEE 35th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, (pp. 336-345)
- House of Commons Public Administration Committee, Twelfth Report: “Government and IT – ‘A Recipe For Rip-Offs’: Time For A New Approach” (PDF), July 2011 (Specialist Adviser)
Last updated January 2016