David Dickinson

David Dickinson

(Founding Director)

A digital navigation visionary, David is passionate about helping people make meaning from information in the context of their lives. Over two decades he has presented his ideas at international conferences, including in 2010 at the EU Future Information Societies programme for the European Commission in Brussels. His 2001 publication ‘Towards an androgogy for living in an information society in Teaching and Learning Online: Pedagogies for New Technologies (Kogan Page) is testament to his years of leadership in information dissemination for the digital era.
The many organisations that benefit from David’s contribution include the Edward de Bono Foundation UK, The RSA Council, Neurofiles, the trustee board of The Monastery of St Francis and Gorton Trust, the World Health Innovation Summit and, as sole lay member, the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership Digital Collaboration Board.
Together with David Oliver, David founded Unlike Minds in 2008.

David Oliver

David Oliver

(Founding Director)

David  is  a  pioneer  of  nurturing  ‘Breakthrough  Performance  Environments’,  having  led  the team  at  ICL-Fujitsu with  the  introduction  of  the  groundbreaking  UK  National  Grid  for  Learning and CyberSkills programme. David is  Founding  Member  of  BAFTA  Interactive,  the  ambitious  new  chapter  of  the  British  Academy of  Film  and Television  Arts  dedicated  to  Learning. He is Head of The Monastery Studios in Manchester offering 360 degree and 4D immersive technology, augmented reality, drone filming and a full suite of green screen studio and location filming options.

David Alexander

David Alexander

David has over 40 years experience working across, private and public sector in digitally based services and solutions including Identity, personal data, CRM, command and control, housing, local government and healthcare, security and trust based platforms

David is the co-author of the CRM Pocketbook and a master coach and advisor on the key areas of market entry, proposition development, leading virtual teams, partnership development, identity and personal data.

David is the Chief Executive of Mydex, a community interest company that built and operates the Mydex platform. The Mydex platform is a person centred public digital trust platform which equips individual’s to play and active part in the management of their lives, their identity and the data that underpins it and how they interact with the world around them.

David is the Mydex platform architect.  As part of seeking external verification of the trustworthiness of the platform and the company David sought out the independent certification of the Mydex platform and company via ISO 27001 (information Security Management System) and FairData certification.  The platform has been in operation successfully for over 6 years. The Mydex platform is considered by an increasing spectrum of organisations and policy makers as a key utility to deliver social impact.

David is a Fellow of the RSA, a Fellow of the Association of Professional Sales where is also the Chief Customer and Information Officer. David is a member and active supporter of Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Open Rights Group. David is passionate about protecting individuals privacy and personal data and its associated rights.  David is a passionate advocate of ensuring interoperability between systems and services based on open standards and the use of open source software and independent inspection and certification as means of ensuring trust can be established and maintained.

David is on the Governance committee of the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium and is a Non Executive Director of tScheme the independent, industry-led, self-regulatory scheme set up to create strict assessment criteria, against which it will approve Trust Services in the UK. GOV.UK Verify the UK identity assurance scheme mandates the use of tScheme assessment of all identity providers services against the recognised verification requirements set out in the scheme including GPG 45 Identity Proofing and Verification of an Individual and GPG 44 Authentication Credentials in Support of HMG Online Services.  David was the lead architect for implementing these within the Mydex platform as part of their involvement in the Identity Assurance programme.

Prior to Mydex he was Director of Strategy and Marketing at Northgate Information Solutions and Group Development Director at Computacenter plc. In both cases he led EU wide programmes of innovation and change management using culturally, geographically and organisationally diverse teams to deliver transformation and the creation and launch of new products and services including the first high availability cloud based infrastructure as a service solutions.

David has an extensive background in software architecture design and engineering and mission critical systems development coupled with proposition development, innovation and commercial management.

David has written numerous articles and contributed to a wide range of consultations surrounding the emergence of a personal data ecosystem and the implications of a re-balanced ecosystem between the individual, the state and the economy and how a person centred approach to identity and personal data can deliver more flexible, scalable and resilient public services and remove risk, friction and cost in customer journeys and back office processing.

David is a co-founder of the Future Societies Platform consortium and is leading core architecture and design of the FSP which will use a combination of components to deliver transformation on how communities work together to deliver significant sustainable transformations.

David is also working on the open source project that seeks to bring the next generation of independent experience layers to the digital society allowing for personal control and configuration over one’s environment. David believes that independent, experience, identity and data layers are the backbone of a modern society and digital economy that places individual’s at the centre as the logical point of integration.

David is and has invested in a number of enterprises which rely on the GDPR compliant use of personal data to deliver innovations and person centered services.  David is also a part owner in three patents.

David is an active volunteer in his own community acting as Group Scout Leader for a 100 strong Scout Group and as Treasurer and Director of a Community owned Post Office Stores.

 

LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidealexander/

Dr Simon Grant

Dr Simon Grant

Physics & Philosophy degree, school teaching, practicing hypnotherapy and house renovation; PhD studying Cognitive Science (Strathclyde); lecturing in human-computer interaction (City University) and postdoc work in Italy, learning about the Web (on the side); on to Internet skills training (University of Liverpool); attempted entrepreneurship; focused on interoperability and standards around personal development and skills. I try to discern where I am being led — open, commons, non-hierarchical: values, spirituality, technology, learning and governance (Quakers, Lancaster Cohousing, Green Elephant, CETIS LLP); wishing to join with others to build greater ideas for the future and put them into practice.

Key research Interests: interoperability, skills, competence, values, governance, peer-to-peer

Dr Amir Hannan

Dr Amir Hannan

Chairman
West Pennine Local Medical Committee
July 2016 – Present (1 year 8 months)

Doctor, General Practice Haughton Thornley Medical Centres
October 2000 – Present (17 years 5 months)
I am a GP partner at Haughton Thornley Medical Centres.
Chairman
World Health Innovation Summit
July 2015 – Present (2 years 8 months)United Kingdom
I am chairman of the World Health Innovation Summit #TogetherWeInspire
Director
Orbit Healthcare Ltd
April 2016 – Present (1 year 11 months)
Director for Orbit Healthcare Ltd GP federation in Tameside & Glossop along with Dr Asad Ali, Dr Timothy Dowling and Dr Guy Wilkinson. Orbit is chaired by Yvonne Pritchard. Angela Welsh is our Business Manager. You can contact her here Email: angela.welsh2@nhs.net
Vice Chairman
West Pennine Local Medical Committee
April 2015 – June 2016 (1 year 3 months)
I have been vice-chair of our Local Medical Committee and a member representing Hyde and Hattersley GP practices
Primary care IT clinical lead
NHS Northwest
2009 – April 2013 (4 years)