Dr Mark Thompson has 25 years' experience in public sector ICT. He is Professor of Digital Economy at Exeter Business School, Strategy Director at Methods, member of Digital Leaders Advisory Board, and Digital Advisor to Scottish Government. He has been a member of NAO Digital Advisory Panel, Cabinet Office Data Steering Group, and Visiting Professor at Surrey Business School.
Mark is acknowledged as one of the architects of government's shift towards Open architecture, and is a frequent contributor to columns and chair of panels and conferences on Digital public services. His co-authored book, Digitizing Government, appeared in December 2014. His co-authored Manifesto for Better Public Services appeared in March 2018.