What I do
Olly oversees all of the organisation's digital strategy from websites and publications to social media and digital training. He is also responsible for developing extra content around Nesta’s activity, creating video, animations, infographics and features to run across its digital channels.
He helped design FutureFest, Nesta's first two day event in September 2013 that brought together speakers and performers from around the world to imagine what the future might be like in the middle of this century.
In his career at Nesta Olly has implemented a new intranet, a new CRM, a digital-first publishing strategy and a website relaunch in November 2013 (do you like it? Let me know what you think).
The aim of the new site is to make your experience easier and, most importantly, focused on what you actually want to do.
Olly worked in TV before coming to Nesta. He started out as an online journalist for GMTV and then moved into digital strategy for ITV. He helped design ways for them bridge the gap between online and on-air content and make the experience more joined-up for viewers.
Olly has a first class degree in English from Oxford University.
In his personal life he is a keen swimmer, an OK runner, and a very amateur astronomer. He also likes blading, but those days are gone.