A former government ‘technology ambassador’ Simon is the co-author of the Conservative Party’s Digital Plan for Britain and is a director of the open market policy think tank, Aediles.
He advises government, business and media on the evolution, development and application of eGovernment, internet-related technologies and their impact. He is also an expert on the trends and technology of politics, social media, cybercrime and information security, online government and aviation.
Simon’s breadth of knowledge spans from the IT and infrastructure side of technology to the rapidly developing areas of online, social and cloud computing. He covers the ‘nuts and bolts’ of acquiring, sorting and storing ever increasing amounts of data through to disruptive technologies, the latest gadgets and applications, and the business strategies to deal with them.
He also plays the role of strategic futurist, looking at the key changes ahead in technology and how organizations can prepare for them.
Working closely within Westminster and Whitehall on information security issues, Simon is also a member of the Information Communication Technology Policy Group, advising members of the European Parliament.