Feeds

Microsoft UK NTO leaves to spend more time with IT policy

Lobby now while there's still a government, Jerry

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

Is it something in the air? Microsoft UK national technology officer Jerry Fishenden is jumping ship to spend more time with his family, his doctoral research and UK technology policy.

Fishenden has worked for Microsoft since 1997, and has held the NTO post since 2004, along with being a Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. Over the past few years he has had a hand in projecting the human face of Microsoft UK, publicly weighing in to the ID cards debate* and arguing for a better government understanding of privacy, identity and e-government issues.

He says he can't be specific yet about some of what he'll be doing post-Microsoft. He will "continue to provide independent tech policy advice to senior elites and influencers around the political scene, and work on some new projects with former colleagues and other orgs on technology and technology policy".

More immediately, he says he'll be doing tech policy outreach work with the LSE "ahead of the next election". But as he isn't leaving Microsoft until June 17, he might well miss that particular bus.

Jerry's Microsoft blog, which we hope they'll let him keep, can be found here, and some of his research work is over here. ®

* Disclosure: The Register currently has an article from Jerry covering this very area in the works.

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

More from The Register

next story
KDE releases ice-cream coloured Plasma 5 just in time for summer
Melty but refreshing - popular rival to Mint's Cinnamon's still a work in progress
NO MORE ALL CAPS and other pleasures of Visual Studio 14
Unpicking a packed preview that breaks down ASP.NET
Secure microkernel that uses maths to be 'bug free' goes open source
Hacker-repelling, drone-protecting code will soon be yours to tweak as you see fit
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Put down that Oracle database patch: It could cost $23,000 per CPU
On-by-default INMEMORY tech a boon for developers ... as long as they can afford it
Another day, another Firefox: Version 31 is upon us ALREADY
Web devs, Mozilla really wants you to like this one
Google shows off new Chrome OS look
Athena springs full-grown from Chromium project's head
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable
Learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.