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Dr Natalie Byrom

Dr Natalie Byrom is an independent researcher and policy advisor with expertise in data driven technologies and justice system reform. Between 2018 and 2020 she was Expert Advisor to HM Courts and Tribunals Service, an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice where she worked with stakeholders to develop a data strategy to underpin the ongoing £1bn programme of digital court reform.

She currently holds a number of public appointments reflecting her expertise in data policy and is a member of the BBC Expert Women network and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at UCL Laws. Her research and writing frequently appears in the legal and national press.

Rachel Coldicutt

Rachel Coldicutt is a researcher and strategist specialising in the social impact of new and emerging technologies. She is founder and executive director of research consultancy Careful Industries and its sister social enterprise Promising Trouble.

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, from 2020-2023, served as a non-executive director at Ofcom. In 2019, Rachel was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours for services for the digital society.

Sarah Gold

Sarah Gold, the founder and CEO of Projects by IF, is a leading figure in the emerging field of Responsible Technology. With a commitment to prioritising people and societies in technology development, she established IF to develop new design-led approaches. Partnering with global leaders like Google and TikTok, IF has facilitated data sharing across sectors, improved consent mechanisms in mobile operating systems, and bolstered cybersecurity for multinational corporations.

Since 2022, Sarah has advised the Mayor of London's Data for London programme, guiding key stakeholders in leveraging data and infrastructure to benefit Londoners. Previously, she served as a Fellow of the RSA, and earned accolades such as Forbes 30 Under 30, Future Pioneer and New Radical among others.


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