User Researcher and Community Engagement Worker
Toyebat has recently graduated from the Diverse & Equal’s Agile bootcamp which refined her ways of working and passion for centring people in design and making things usable, accessible, inclusive and enjoyable.
She has a BSc in Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology and has experience in supported housing.
In her spare time, she crochets and runs a small business. She enjoys leisurely walks and baking.
Doctor Phoenix Andrews
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Data – Research Lead
Phoenix can often be found in the gym, performing on stage, attempting leatherwork and explaining misinformation online. His interests include queer history, Doctor Who, internet cultures and pop music.
Previously, Phoenix has worked as a university researcher in politics, human-computer interaction, digital humanities and information science.
Before that, he performed at festivals and conferences across the world, had songs played on Radio 1, was a feminist disability activist and bad administrator.
Mat has several years experience in facilitation, citizen participation, and research projects.
Mat previously worked at Democratic Society, supporting citizens to be more involved in decisions that affect their lives. He has also worked as an academic research assistant, in the Citizens Advice policy team, and for a political party.
He currently works part-time for Open Data Manchester, alongside studying for a PhD in Ethics.
Programme Development Manager
He is a skilled workshop facilitator with experience of making data accessible to ‘non-data people’ and building strong community and stakeholder engagement.
Previously Sam has worked for Code Club and ReadingWise. In 2011, he co-founded Time/Image Online, responsible for the digitisation and cataloguing of the British Council’s film archive. He can sometimes be heard co-hosting the Tech For Good Live podcast.
User Researcher and Community Engagement Worker
Prisca works primarily on the Right to the Streets project.
Prisca is also one of Collaborative Future’s co-founders, a social enterprise supporting young people and organisations to make the world of work inclusive and accessible to all. She is also a Board Associate at the Economic Change Unit, a non-profit working to build a fairer, more sustainable and resilient economy.
Prisca was born in Italy and has lived in the UK since 2014. She has a law degree from the University of York.
Tom is the CIO and Co-Founder of Dsposal, an award-winning circular economy tech company which demystifies the world of waste to empower people and organisations to make better decisions with their rubbish, recycling and resources through software, data and research.
Tom has worked for over a decade in the waste industry, as well as a stint as a data analyst with the NHS. He has led a multidisciplinary project team on a 3-month feasibility study for Defra looking into Smart Waste Tracking, supported the development of the Open 3R and Open 3P data standards, and created Your Dsposal’s Waste Thesaurus.
Previously, Tom cycled 8,700 miles around North America, where he came up with the idea for Dsposal and still thinks that commuting by bike is the best.
Open 3P Help Desk
Rose is based in Northern Ireland, and has held a number of technical roles in the food and packaging industries. She has extensive experience in new product development, and has specialised in the management and launch of new packaging formats.
Having dealt with UK and Irish retail customers, Rose has an in-depth knowledge of the changing sustainability agenda and the opportunities this provides for the packaging industry.
At ODM, she’s helping with the rollout of the new Open 3P standard for packaging.
Adam lives in Liverpool and is a technologist who’s interested in the field of social-ecological futures.
He has worked on a range of projects that explore how we represent and connect social and ecological systems in the face of climate change and resource scarcity.
He is also interested in how we increase participation in the design and evaluation of projects that use social and ecological data to drive and improve decision making.
Outside of ODM, he leads Ecosystem 2, a platform to support the production of and response to environmental data.
Chief Executive Officer
Julian is a passionate advocate for technologies that build stronger communities, encourage new forms of economic activity and give people a stake in decision-making.
He’s spent more than a decade creating projects that prove the benefits of open and accessible data.
While working at FutureEverything, Julian co-developed Manchester’s Open Data Cities programme, and he’s been involved with many local, national and international initiatives. He is a co-author of the Open Data Handbook, The Open Book and other papers. He is also on the board of directors.
Sophie is the COO and co-founder of Dsposal a clean-tech company, which is on a mission is to empower people to make better decisions with their resources and waste by increasing transparency and accountability.Prior to founding Dsposal, Sophie gained a degree in Conflict Resolution, cycled 8,700 miles around North America and enjoyed a winding career encompassing supply chain, the food industry and sustainability.She was shortlisted for the NPW Outstanding Entrepreneur award 2020, voted joint 5th in the 2019 Resource Hot 100, is group coordinator of the Waste Compliance Taskforce, and an alumna of the CSC Leaders Programme.