Cassie Robinson
Co-Director, Producer

Cassie leads on partnerships, community building and works as a producer on some of our content. She's worked in social innovation and tech for over a decade and cares about connecting the dots to grow the field and reach new audiences. Cassie is also a Co-founder of the Point People.


Beatrice Pembroke
Co-Director, Producer

Beatrice leads on partnerships and strategy as well as producing some of our content. She developed and directs the global Creative Economy programme at the British Council and spent the last few months working with digital entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox.


Abby Schlageter
Co-Director, Producer

Abby leads on research and writing for Tech For Good, as well as being a producer on some of our content. She's a polymath-in-training, studied both Physics and Art,  and is excited to be a coder, farmer, physicist, writer and designer for now. She's currently working with Government Digital Service.


Cat Cochrane
Content Writer & Editor

An award-winning journalist, Cat is a content writer, digital editor and social media manager for us. She concluded her role at Glasgow-based service design agency Snook last year, where she was project manager of Dearest Scotland. Her latest project is the book production of 100 Glasgow Hairdressing and Barbers' Tales.


Jo Barratt

Jo is an audio producer and leads on all our Podcasts. He has created features and documentaries and has a wide range of other professional interests from Open Data ( He works with the Open Knowledge Foundation) to olfaction design.


Sarah Bucknall
Co-Director, Operations

Sarah leads on all things operational and behind-the-scenes for Tech For Good. She's also a Digital Product Manager at NHS Blood & Transplant.  


Alex Blogg
Co-Director, Filmmaker

Alex is one of our filmmakers and has a real talent for capturing emerging stories with beautiful imagery. 


Olly Burton

Olly is a producer, production sound mixer and sound editor based in London. In 2010, he began producing his first documentary on Senegalese music and culture in remote villages, for which he oversaw the full production process from concept to screen. 


Ade Adewunmi
Chair of Advisory Board

Ade is the Strategic Advisor to the Executive Director of Government Digital Service. She initialised and socialised the Government as a Platform concept. She's currently working with the Executive Director, in his capacity as Chief Data Officer, to set out the government's Data Programme and its underpinning governance to help ensure a standardised approach to government's management and use of data.

She blogs about strategy and culture in digital organisations over at:

Giulio Quaggiotto
Advisory Board

Giulio is a Senior Programme Manager in the Innovation Skills team, responsible for advising international development and public sector organisations on the implementation of their innovation strategies. He is currently based in Dubai, working with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Government Innovation. 

Prior to joining Nesta, Giulio managed the Jakarta Lab of the UN Global Pulse, a flagship innovation initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General on big data for public policy. He also set up UNDP's first innovation practice with a focus on Eurasia.

Giulio’s development experience also includes stints at WWF, UN University and the World Bank. His interests include user driven innovation and the social side of data innovation. Giulio is a regular speaker at international conferences on the intersection of social innovation, technology and international development. 


Deborah Szebeko
Advisory Board

Deborah is an experienced social entrepreneur, service designer and senior business leader who set up thinkpublic, the UK’s first social design agency. She developed thinkpublic based on personal insight and passion as a start up in a sector that simply didn’t exist in 2003, putting design at the heart of public service reform. thinkpublic has worked with a broad range of partners including: The Alzheimer’s Society, SERCO, MIND, HMRC, NESTA, The Design Council, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lily Cole, BT, Bebo, Age UK and more than 50 NHS Trusts and Local Council across the UK. 

Successes include the co-design, prototyping and launch of The Dementia Advisor Service for the Alzheimer’s Society across the UK. Working with the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement to develop Experience Based Design (EBD), an innovative method of co-designing health services with patients and HCPs.

Since returning to work after having a baby in 2014, Deborah worked as the Interim Director of Strategic Design for the Young Foundation and currently works as the Innovation Director for DigitasLBi leading global innovation and service design practice for AstraZeneca’s Digital Innovation Group (DIG). This involves running rapid innovation cycles to identify business challenges, customer needs and opportunities to design, develop and launch innovative digital health services.


Anna Cronin
Advisory Board

Anna is a senior digital and TV executive who has designed and delivered digital businesses, strategy, papers and product portfolios for TV networks and global brands, including launching a new TV network in 2014. She is a creative technologist and an expert in future-proofing IP, has experience of leading both technical and editorial teams to transform iconic, global brands and commercial sponsors, and has worked across digital platforms to deliver engaging, award-winning, groundbreaking interactive content that resonates with audiences at scale. Her global title portfolio includes: The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Coronation Street, I’m A Celebrity, Jamie Oliver and Million Pound Drop and The Paralympics.

She is currently the Manager for Rocket Pictures - Sir Elton John's multi-platform entertainment production company and she is  in the process of setting up and managing  the strategy, business and operations of a whole new digital company for him. Prior to this she was Head of Digital for London Live, leading their launch and working with colleagues to scope, plan and deliver a multi-platform new TV channel from scratch. Anna has also worked as a Commissioning Editor at Channel 4 (where she set up and managed two new innovative, commissioning units: Convergent Formats & Games) and as a Producer at ITV.

In 2014 - 2015 Anna was selected to go on Google's global Digital Marketing Leadership Programme.


Paul Miller
Advisory Board

Paul actually coined the term "tech for good" and so really he has all the rights to this company! 

Paul is a Partner at Bethnal Green Ventures, the first Tech For Good accelerator programme in the world. He's got a huge amount of experience in helping to build ventures that solve important social and environmental problems.

Prior to Bethnal Green Ventures Paul Co-founded Social Innovation Camp, set up his own tech start-up ( School oF Everything) and wrote several research reports documenting the growth of tech and social innovation acclerator programmes globally.

Paul was also a Senior Researcher at Demos and a Policy Advisor at Forum For The Future.


Sarah Gold
Advisory Board

Sarah is a London based designer operating at the creative edge of emerging technologies and digital infrastructures. She is well known in the UK tech-scene for her pioneering work on the Alternet, a proposal for a civic network. Her work extends from the Alternet to imagine, build and test future web infrastructure and digital tools for a more democratic society. 

Originally a student of architecture (first), Sarah chose to change direction and complete her masters degree in industrial design (distinction) at Central Saint Martins. Architecture gave Sarah a strong belief in the importance of public space and design for the common good. This civic design focus has continued to influence much of Sarah’s work.

She is co-founder of WikiHouse Foundation, a Royal Society of the Arts Fellow and an Associate at CoLAB. Sarah co-facilitates the Personal Data and Trust Design Group at the Digital Catapult in London.

Sarah has worked with a number of organisations on technology and digital design including NHS England and Government Digital Service, as well as for a variety of prestigious brands such as Dior and Apple. She regularly speaks at conferences and technology events on the future of the Internet, digital citizenship and how decentralised technologies can inform alternative products and services.