Professor Mark Thompson

Professor Mark Thompson

Professor of Digital Economy
INDEX (Initiative for the Digital Economy at Exeter) within University of Exeter Business School.

About this Speaker

Mark Thompson is Professor of Digital Economy at INDEX (Initiative for the Digital Economy at Exeter) within University of Exeter Business School. He is also Strategy Director at London-based public sector digital specialist Methods, as well as Methods Analytics, and Core Azure. Mark has served as Senior Technology Policy Advisor to the Shadow Chancellor (2010-2012); IT Futures Advisor, Cabinet Office (2012-2012); Digital Advisory Panel, National Audit Office (2014-16); Advisory Panel, Digital Leaders (2015-current); Digital and Data Advisory Committee, Cabinet Office (2015-17); Senior Digital Advisor, Scottish Government (2016-current) and Board Member, TechUK (2018-current). He has made various ad-hoc contributions to Treasury/Cabinet Office on digital/technology, including (recently) strategic direction of NHSX and Police ICT Company. Mark is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. His work has been published in a range of journals including Organization Science, Journal of the Association of Information Systems, Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, and Information and Organization. Mark’s co-authored book Digitizing Government was published in 2014, and Manifesto for Better Public Services was launched at Institute for Government in 2018. Mark’s twitter is @markthompson1.

Proudly supported by