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Eddie was Nesta's Director of Government Innovation.

He oversaw the organisation's work helping governments and the public sector to improve public services, increase citizen engagement and tackle big social challenges.

Previously he was Head of Technology Policy at Policy Exchange, a think tank. He is the author of five reports on government use of technology and data, and a book on UK think tanks. Eddie is a regular writer and speaker on how government and public sector organisations can deliver more and better with less through smarter use of people, data and technology.

He is also a member of the Smart London Board, a group that advises the Mayor of London on how London can harness digital technology and data for the benefit of those who live and work in the capital. In 2018 he was on Apolitical's list of the World’s 100 Most Influential People in Digital Government.

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