Russell Davies and Matt Jones


Russell Davies is a writer and strategist.

He's spent twenty-five years working with organisations like Nike, Apple, Microsoft, Honda and London 2012), figuring out what happens when organisations and services meet the internet. He was Director of Strategy for the Government Digital Service for four years, Director of Digital Strategy at the Co-op and CEO of Doteveryone.

He's currently VP Marketing at Bulb.

He cofounded Newspaper Club and RIG, is a Contributing Editor for Wired Magazine and is an investor in Run An Empire, Juno and Breakroom.

In his spare time, he's been blogging regularly since 2003, made a BBC programme about the 'Internet of Things', organised the Interesting conferences and written a book about great British cafes. He talks regularly at tech/culture conferences and relentlessly mucks about on the internet. As far as he knows he's the only person ever to have won an APG Gold Award for Planning and a DandAD Black Pencil for Writing.

His work has been featured at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

Matt Jones is a designer. Most notably, Creative Director for the BAFTA award-winning BBC News Online. Prior to this, he spent time at Nokia working on design research and prototyping. He was one of the founders/lead designers of Dopplr, a service for intelligent travel.

He is currently at Google working in Research & Machine Intelligence.

He has spent the past two decades writing about interaction design and planetary-scale, self-replicating robot dogs on his blog.


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