Founded by eBay founder & CEO Pierre Omidyar, the Omidyar Network is one of the world’s leading impact investors. digi.me was the first investment of their Digital Identity division.
Guy had a long and distinguished career in the financial services industry, retiring from his final role as Group Finance Director of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC. Previously he served as Group Finance Director and Executive Director of National Westminster Bank PLC while before that he held several roles at Citigroup Inc including Group Treasurer and Global Head of Foreign Exchange Sales and Trading. He was elected a Lady Beaufort Fellow of Christ's College Cambridge in 2004. He graduated from Cambridge University with honours in 1977 and gained an MBA from the University of West Georgia in 1980.
Fraser started his career in automotive marketing and strategy at Renault UK before spending just under nine years in private equity where he was responsible for investing in technology and media businesses including August Equity LLP. In 2010 Fraser founded Preparation Capital Limited, a firm focussed on supporting the strategic growth and communication strategies of young software, in particular SaaS and digital media businesses. Fraser is an angel investor and also a director of SynchTank Limited, freemarketFX Limited and Outsourced Events Limited.
Eric is an entrepreneur with a history of introducing innovative products and services into new markets. He previously served as lead investor and Chairman of Personal, which merged with digi.me in 2017. He is known for pioneering the development of the space tourism industry as Co-Founder & Chairman of Space Adventures, and until recently served as CEO of Intentional Software, which was acquired by Microsoft. He is a trustee of the X Prize Foundation, the Koshka Foundation, Seattle’s Museum of Flight and is a member of the Board of Governors for the National Space Society. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Virginia with degrees in aerospace & software engineering and resides in Seattle with his family.
Gordon has had a long and distinguished career in the computing industry, with his involvement going back to 1965 and designing Digital's PDP-6, PDP-10's antecedent, one of the first multiprocessors and the first timesharing computer. In 1987, he led the cross-agency group as head of NSF's Computing Directorate that made 'the plan' for the National Research and Education Network (NREN) aka the Internet, and he continues to give talks on industry trends including the future of computing, especially supercomputing, clustered personal computing, and cloud computing. A pioneer of lifelogging, he is acknowledged as the father of the personal data world, and wrote the seminal book on the subject: “Your Life, Uploaded”.
Stephanie was a Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP focusing on corporate and commercial issues in the communications sector. She has acted for numerous companies active in the UK, European, and international communications markets, including investors, telecoms operators, Internet providers, equipment suppliers, cable operators, and electricity companies. She sits on the board of directors of the European Competitive Telecoms Association, is Vice Chairman of the Communications Committee of the International Bar Association and has been named a leader in her field in the Chambers and Legal 500 directories for several years. She serves as a Non Executive Director at Ofcom.
Doc is an author and journalist who is an acknowledged expert in identity, the internet and personal data. As an author he is known for his books The Cluetrain Manifesto and The Intention Economy, which initiated the VRM economy, and he has run ProjectVRM at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society since 2006. A fellow there between 2006 and 2010, he is also a senior editor at Linux Journal, where he has been on the masthead since 1996. One of the world's most widely-quoted bloggers, he is also a speaker and consultant.
Mick is an experienced global exec, leadership and customer strategist, who drives action from Big Data insight and has worked across global firms, start-ups and non-profit. As visiting Professor at University of Leeds Business School, Mick works on the leadership, ethical and strategic challenges arising from the impact of Big Data & Social Media and is also a co-investigator at the University of Leeds Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC). Previously he was in the leadership team at Dunnhumby, the global consumer data specialists, responsible for developing new partnerships across the world with major retailers.