StateUp is pleased to announce the addition of Sam Gilbert, entrepreneur and Cambridge researcher, as Advisor. The appointment reinforces StateUp’s commitment to providing cutting edge insights and advisory services at the intersection of government and technology, and deepens our expertise in data-led innovation.
An expert in data-driven marketing, Sam was Employee No.1 and Chief Marketing Officer at Bought By Many, the multi-award winning fintech ranked in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Previously, he was Head of Strategy and Development at Experian, and Head of Consumer Finance at Santander.
At the Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge, Sam researches the intersection of politics and technology, with a focus on data ethics and methods of innovation using big search data. His forthcoming book, Good Data: An Optimist’s Guide to Our Digital Future, is forthcoming in April 2021. Sam is also an Advisor for the Coronavirus Tech Handbook, a crowdsourced resource for technologists, medics, scientists and civic and public sector organisations developing effective responses to the coronavirus pandemic.
Tanya Filer, Founder and Director of StateUp, commented: “The appointment reinforces StateUp’s commitment to building the leading insights and advisory practice focused on public purpose technology. Sam’s experience will strengthen our position as we expand our range of data-driven GovTech insights products and further our advisory and training services, including to governments, international organisations, and start-ups, on innovative and responsible technology practices.”
Sam commented: “In StateUp, Dr Tanya Filer has built a boutique insights and advisory firm which bridges the worlds of government and technology. As a tech entrepreneur turned researcher, I’m particularly excited by StateUp’s deep expertise in the emerging GovTech sector, and I look forward to supporting its ambitious growth agenda.”
“I’m particularly excited by StateUp’s deep expertise in the emerging GovTech sector, and I look forward to supporting its ambitious growth agenda.“
– Sam Gilbert