David Carr is Programme Manager for Open Research at the Wellcome Trust, where he is responsible for developing and taking forward a range of activities to maximise the availability and re-use of research outputs – including publications, datasets, software and materials. Previously, David worked as a Policy Adviser at Wellcome – leading on work to develop and communicate policy in several areas – including data sharing, open access publishing, biosecurity and genomics. In 2001, David worked on secondment at the World Health Organisation in Geneva, where he assisted in the preparation of the Advisory Committee on Health Research (ACHR) report on Genomics and World Health. Prior to joining the Trust in 1999, David worked as a project researcher at a scientific consultancy firm in Cambridge. He has undergraduate and master’s degrees in genetics from the University of Cambridge.
Aude Charillon works as a Library and Information Officer at Newcastle Libraries. She was part of the first cohort of Carnegie Library Lab Partners, which allowed her to develop the project Commons are Forever – encouraging citizens to discover and re-use creative works.
Her current areas of responsibility include the Business & IP Centre Newcastle, open data and digital literacy activities. Since 2016 she has co-organised several cryptoparties at Newcastle City Library and has been exploring ways for Newcastle Libraries to take a more active stance in helping citizens and visitors to protect their privacy online.
David’s research interests encompass issues around information and library policy, including information ethics, intellectual freedom, freedom of expression, and the philosophy of information. David is author of The Public Library (Facet, 2009) and the forthcoming work, Information Ethics: reflection and practice, which will be published by Facet in late 2018. David was editor of Library Review between 2006-2011 as well as co-author of Librarianship: an introduction (2008), and A Handbook of Ethical Practice (2007).
Javier Ruiz Diaz
Javier helps Open Rights Group (ORG) navigate their complex policy landscape, which includes diverse areas such as intellectual property and copyright, surveillance, privacy and data protection, open source innovation, transparency and access to information. This includes extensive work on digitisation and open access to archives and cultural heritage. Javier was in the advisory group to the Ministry of Justice on transposition of EU Public Sector Information Directive.
Malcolm heads the policy function at The National Archives. Prior to that he has worked in information and records for over 20 years.
His team leads for the UK government on re-use of Public Sector Information, the Public Records system, the management of Crown copyright and the impact on archives of other legislation such as the GDPR.
Martyn started as a Trainee Librarian in the County Reference Library in Northumberland and worked for a number of authorities until he was appointed as Head of Libraries, Information and Learning in Glasgow City Council in 1999.
In 2002 he was the first public librarian to be appointed as National Librarian and Chief Executive of the National Library of Scotland, a role which provides him with a clear understanding of academic and research libraries. Throughout his career he has focused on developing accessible, innovative services aimed at meeting the needs of users, citizens and society.
In 2010 he was appointed Honorary Fellow of the Department of Information Studies, University of Aberystwyth, and in 2011 Honorary Professor at Robert Gordon University. He is a Trustee of several charities and experienced in strategic, finance and governance issues.
Benjamin has a background in publishing having worked for Pearson Education internationally, as well as for Ordnance Survey. He is active in the Intellectual Property field within the UK having sat on a number of bodies including the BBC's Creative Archive Advisory Board, the UK Government's Creative Economy Programme (Competition and Intellectual Property), i2010 Digital Libraries Programme, as well as the Institute of Public Policy Research's Advisory Board on Intellectual Property and the Public Sphere. Benjamin currently chairs the copyright group of the Council for European National Librarians and sits on the UK Intellectual Property Office’s Copyright Research Expert Advisory Group.
Stephen leads the policy and advocacy work at IFLA, with a particular focus on copyright, access to information, freedom of expression and digital issues.