Juan Mateos-Garcia was the Director of Data Analytics at Nesta.
He led a team of data engineers, data scientists, data visualisation developers, policy experts and ethicists using data analytics to advance Nesta’s missions.
Juan has ten years of experience using novel data and methods to inform policy. He has led high-impact projects in partnership with the European Commission, BEIS, Innovate UK and Scottish and Wales’ Government and presented his research at MIT, Stanford University, the Santa Fe Institute, the OECD and NBER.
Juan is interested in how data analytics techniques such as machine learning can be combined with other methods to achieve social impact, in how scientific research and innovation are being transformed by emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, and in the role of policy in ensuring that these emerging technologies evolve in directions consistent with the public interest and conducive towards a fairer society.
Juan is an economist with a MSc in Science and Technology Policy (with distinction) from SPRU (University of Sussex).