What or who is Ross Ferguson?
Hello, I am Ross Ferguson.
I work creatively with technology for the benefit of people.
I am a Business Analyst at the Government Digital Service. I work in the Inside government team, which is setting out to transform the way government publishes its corporate, policy and transparency information digitally. I specialise in monitoring and evaluation, but like most of my colleagues, I get involved in as many aspects of the development as possible.
Now is a good point to make clear that the views expressed on this blog are my own and don’t reflect those of my employers (past or present).
I’m using this blog for comment and analysis on the issues and trends that come up in my daily professional life on the off-chance that it will be of interest and use to others. It has also helped me form and test my views and reflect on my experiences.
Between 2003 – 2008 I worked at the Hansard Society, where I was director of its eDemocracy Programme. Between 2008 – 2009 I was agency-side, working as Business and Innovation Development Manager at Dog Digital. From 2009 – 2010 I was an Interactive Services Manager at the Central Office of Information. I then went on a secondment to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, between 2010 – 2012, where I was Head of Network & Platform in its Digital Diplomacy department.
I’ve written and presented on a range of democracy, technology and innovation topics. For a full(ish) rundown, pay a visit to my ‘Creds‘ section.
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