About me

I am a (single) Mum to two fabulous girls: Jess and Amy. After decades of commuting to various cities (and farms!) across the world, I now work and play pretty much exclusively at home in Guildford. I travel to London for meetings usually on Wednesdays, but otherwise I combine work, school runs and getting to know my teenage daughters before they move on to the next stage of their lives.

I run Rewired State and Young Rewired State as founder and CEO, with the support of an incredible team in both organisations. I call it work, but I consider YRS and RS as much a passion and child as I do my daughters. I speak at conferences around the world about young people, coding and open data.

Bio for you to copy and paste if I am speaking at your event

Emma is the founder of Rewired State and Young Rewired State, is a Commissioner for the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy and a Google Fellow.

She has recently been included in the 166th annual edition of Who’s Who, voted onto the Wired 100 list, Tech City 100, BIMA Hot 100, has been voted one of the top ten women in technology by The Guardian, into the top ten Tech Heroes for Good by NESTA and named as one of the 25 most influential women in IT by Computer Weekly.

Emma writes regularly for the British Press and on her own blog, speaks on radio and on television, is best known for her campaign: ‘Year 8 is too Late’ (encouraging girls into technology subjects) and relentlessly pushing the potential of open data.

I am on the following things:

The Speaker’s Digital Democracy Commission

The London Mayor’s Digital Advisory Board

Design Council Advisory Board for the Working Well design challenge

Mozilla learning advisory group

BIMA executive

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The writing and speaking page links to everything I have been saying in the media

I was profiled by Imperica here

All about me in The Next Women online magazine

Other useful stuff to know about me:

Coffee/Tea: white no sugar (prefer tea – builders)

Wine: Red (Rose in Summer)

Snacks: Twiglets

Passion: Open Data: the un-mined seam of gold in the UK, Young Rewired State

CV: on linkedin

twitter: @hubmum

Security clearance: yes to SC level (plus immigration/security checked to Home Office standard)

19 responses

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  2. This is the result of one of those late-night online odysseys and how interesting it has become! I came across your work on a Google search for social media and democracy which I’m teaching to an A level class. I’m about to retire this summer, and the “we media” is a subject that has really caught my attention and makes me wish that I had control of the passage of time. Oh, how I’d love to be able to run with it for a while longer! It seems to me to be such an exciting development – one that is taking place almost unacknowledged, submerged as it is by mountains of dross as we gleefully post videos of ourselves “givin’ it some” as my son says. I’ve made a bit of a mess of replying to you elsewhere, but I want to say I’d be delighted to be involved in any future fora that address this issue and its fascinating potential. Thanks.

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  11. I admire your passion and interest but I think (and its only my view) that coding/programming is a diversion. Why concentrate on that when the field of ICT is so much more than simply that? Sure you can engage and enthuse some through programming (it always fascinated me – I loved solving logic problems) but I suspect in any one class the number of people who have the aptitude or interest will be relatively small.

    That you do need people with programming skills is a given and some (like me) may go on to wider and more senior roles within the industry but give them a broader education and experience and I think you could enthuse far more and potentially open their eyes to a multitude of differing roles within the industry.

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