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Dr Jerry Fishenden FIET FRSA is a technologist, writer, composer and Non-Executive Director (NED). City University of London identify Jerry as one of their famous alumni, and Wikipedia as “one of the UK’s leading authorities in the world of technology”. His blog about the interaction of technology and public policy can be found here.
Jerry was the Chief Technology Officer / technology business leader at Microsoft UK; the City of London lead financial regulator; Parliament, where he pioneered the Parliamentary data and video network, and put Parliament on the World Wide Web; and the NHS. 30+ year track record of technology and business leadership, and the delivery of internet-scale services including as Lead Product Manager for the UK Government’s authentication and transaction orchestration platform with over 120 live digital services cross-government, 400m+ identity authentications a year, and more than 50m active accounts.
He was the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee specialist adviser for their inquiry into Digital Government, as well as the earlier House of Commons Public Administration Committee inquiry into Government IT. He has regularly given expert evidence, written and oral, to Parliamentary inquiries.
He is a 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.” His article ‘Our Future State’, on the future of technology and democracy, appears in ‘After Shock‘ — a collection of the world’s foremost futurists’ reflections on the 50th anniversary of Alvin Toffler’s ‘Future Shock’ (2020).
Current and recent roles include Specialist Adviser on identity, privacy and security to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Spot (DCMS); Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee; Technical Consultant to the National Audit Office; Chief Technical Advisor to the Home Office; interim Deputy CTO for the UK Government; serving as the specialist advisor to the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee for their inquiry into Government IT; and advising the Scottish Government on identity, security and privacy as a member of their Expert Panel.
Jerry is working for a range of clients in interim CIO/CTO and technology leadership roles, while also developing mobile apps and websites, and writing regular blogs and columns. He also undertakes a range of non-executive roles. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey, a Senior Research Fellow at Bath Spa University and a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics. He is also a Co-Founder and Principal of Stance Global. Jerry was formerly a long-standing Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS) and Chartered IT Professional (CITP), resigning in 2019.
A selection of his compositions can be found on SoundCloud. His latest book is a novel, ‘Tales of the Riverbank‘, available from all good bookshops and online from places such as Amazon.
Dr Jerry Fishenden (far left), Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee inquiry into Government IT.
Dr Jerry Fishenden opening a debate at the Cambridge Union Society 2016. Photo © Chris Williamson.
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