Panellists

 Privacy and identity in a digital age
The Royal Society, London
17:30 - 19:30

23-March-2010
 
Simon Davies
Simon Davies is one of the world's best known and most experienced privacy advocates. He is founder and director of Privacy International, a London-based human rights group formed in 1990 as a watchdog on surveillance and privacy invasions by governments and corporations. He is also a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics. Simon has advised a wide range of companies, international organisations and professional bodies. He is also a UNHCR Expert External Evaluator and a Fellow of the British Computer Society.
 
Professor Nigel Shadbolt
Nigel Shadbolt (FREng CEng FBCS CITP CPsychol) is Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Deputy Head (Research) of the School of Electronics & Computer Science, University of Southampton, and a director of the Web Science Trust. He was President of the British Computer Science in its 50th anniversary year, and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He is the co-author, with Kieron OíHara, of The Spy in the Coffee Machine: The End of Privacy As We Know It (2008). In 2009, he was appointed by the Prime Minister, as a government information advisor alongside Sir Tim Berners-Lee to transform access to Government information.
 
Liam Maxwell
Liam Maxwell is a Councillor and the Lead Member for Policy and Performance at the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, where his brief includes Information Technology.His background is as an IT Director in Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 business service companies. He is the author of Itís ours: Why we, not government, must own our data (Centre for Policy Studies, 2009) and co-author, with Mark Thompson, of Open Source, Open Standards: Reforming IT procurement in Government, a report for the Conservative Party, 2008.
 
Tim Kelsey
Tim Kelsey is Chair of the Executive Board of Dr Foster Intelligence, the UK's leading health and social care informatics organisation. The company, a joint venture with the NHS Information Centre, is a public-private partnership committed to improving the accessibility, coverage and use of intelligent information among frontline care professionals. Dr Foster Intelligence works with more than 80% of acute hospital trusts and 50% of PCTs and SHAs to help monitor the quality and effectiveness of patient care. In addition, it publishes a variety of interactive local health service guides to the general public. In 2007 Dr Foster Intelligence received the 'Innovation award' at the Laing & Buisson Independent Healthcare awards. The award is in recognition of the significant contribution RTM is making to the healthcare sector.

Tim was appointed a member of the National Quality Board in March 2009. In 2008 he won the Health Investor Award for "Outstanding Individual" for his work on NHS Choices.

A well-respected journalist and broadcaster, Tim graduated in history from Cambridge and then worked as a reporter for the Independent on Sunday and Channel 4, among others, before becoming News Editor of the Sunday Times. He co-founded Dr Foster in 2000.