Emer Coleman


Discussing strategies, techniques and interventions for transforming how local governments perceive and mange open data systems and policies, Emer will present her experiences of establishing digital policies and data stores in the UK.


Emer Coleman is the Former Deputy Director of UK Government Digital Service and architect of the London DataStore. A candid speaker about what it takes to turn governments on to what it means to be ‘open’, Wired Magazine voted Emer a key ‘digital influencer’ (2011). She has written extensively on issues such as public data, transparency and e-governance and currently divides her time consulting for DSRPTN and developing Placr a start-up powering innovation and change in transport, business strategy.



Date of publication

Mon 13 Jan 2014