Steering Group


Pauline Roche (Chair)

My company RnR Organisation provides project and operational management and event/unconference management to mission-driven organisations and SMEs in the voluntary and community sector , and to grassroots and minority cultural and community groups.

RnR Organisation is a small #techforgood infrastructure social enterprise, supporting the use of tech for impact and social justice.





Stuart Lester

Digital Projects Officer, West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority

Secialises in spatial data


Chris Price (Secretary)

digiconsultancy  formerly of BCC and Digital Birmingham. Local government networking, Public Sector data providers


Glyn Simpson

Systems Development Manager at West Midlands Combined Authority


Hugo Russell

Project Manager, Innovation Birmingham Limited


Jason Davies

Team Leader, Data Intelligence Hub, West Midlands Fire Service


Darren Wright

Director at Inside Outcomes CIC


Teresa Jolley

Future Highways Programme Lead and Secretariat, ODI Birmingham, Director at DEFT153 Ltd; Founder,


Raj Mack

Head of Digital Birmingham in Birmingham City Council


Susannah Goh

Director, Birmingham City University


Heike Schuster-James

Senior Development Manager – Institute for Sustainable Futures

Si Chun Lam

Corporate Performance Officer for Coventry City Council

Supporting Organisations

Bethan Bishop

Making an impact in healthcare. Creating opportunity, unlocking potential. Innovation through collaboration