About Us

The UDDR project benefits from the leadership and support of a unique group of political and technology professionals from around the world.

Meet the Team


Derek WyattDerek Wyatt was a Member of Parliament from 1997 – 2010, where he founded the Oxford Internet Institute and the House of Commons All Party Communications Group, of which he is now co-chair. Derek has been involved with many pioneering internet businesses and is a veteran of influencing the evolution of internet policy in the UK and internationally.

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Derek WyattPhil Noble is a recognized online politics pioneer. Phil is responsible for developing over a dozen major innovations and global industry firsts including the first online fundraising tools for politics and non-profits. A veteran of over 350 political campaigns and public affairs projects in 40 states and 45 countries, Phil is a former Fellow at Harvard's Institute of Politics and John F Kennedy School of Government.

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Derek WyattDele Atanda is a social entrepreneur and thought leader on current and emerging digital culture. He is a global digital platforms and global digital governance expert and has delivered comprehensive digital strategies, systems and award winning solutions for several fortune 100 companies and UK Government Agencies. Dele has worked on social action and voter registration campaigns between the US and Europe and is the author of The Digitterran Tsunami: Web 3.0 and the Rise of The Neo Citizen. Dele is the First Citizen and founder ofDigitteria.

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Derek WyattSimon Robinson is a leading ICT practitioner with expertise in delivering award winning global internet, applications and mobile software solutions. He is a Computer Science MSc. a Law School graduate and musician with cross sector skills used to deliver solutions across many verticals. Simon is an expert in using leading edge technology to deliver strategic innovations for multi-nationals and UK Government Agencies.

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Derek WyattBen Way is a leading futurologist, technologist, inventor, and entrepreneur. With over twenty years of experience in technology and innovation, Ben has travelled the world seeking out and developing new technologies. As a leading voice on the challenges and benefits of tomorrow's technology, he has advised some of the world's leading institutions, including the White House and 10 Downing Street, regarding technological preparations for the future. He is the recipient of the millennium entrepreneur of the year award and has appeared on numerous technology and philanthropy television programs, as well as presenting Bright Young Wonders on Robotics.

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Derek WyattLuc Delany is the Founder and CEO of Delany & Co, a public policy consultancy that helps disruptive technology firms manage regulatory risk. Luc was formally a policy executive at Facebook, working across a range of policy issues including privacy, safety and new business models. Prior to joining Facebook, Luc worked on public policy issues for Google and YouTube and was director of the European Digital Media Association. Luc is a Fellow of the British American Project, and sits on the University of Maastricht External Advisory Board of the Faculty of Arts and Science.

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