Sir Nigel Shadbolt is Professor of Computing Science at the University of Oxford and Principal of Jesus College. He is also the Chairman and Co-Founder of the Open Data Institute (ODI). Since 2009, Sir Nigel has helped transform public access to Government information.With over 500 publications he researches computer science, artificial intelligence, open data and web science. In 2013 he was awarded a Knighthood for services to science and engineering. He is a member of the Data Advisory Board and in 2015 the Chancellor asked him to Co-Chair the UK French Data Taskforce. In 2018 he published The Digital Ape: how to live (in peace) with smart machines, described as a ‘landmark book’.