Head of Digital Government, 2011-13
Chris is currently Director of Digital Participation at the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO). He works across the public, private and third sectors to increase digital participation in Scotland and to build digital capability in the third sector.Chris Yiu was Head of the Digital Government Unit at Policy Exchange from 2011-13, where he led research on public policy and technology, data and the internet. Before joining Policy Exchange he worked as a civil servant at HM Treasury and the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, and as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He holds a first class degree in economics and a master’s degree in economics and finance, both from the University of Cambridge.Authored Publications
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by Chris Yiu | Jan 7, 2013Read Publication The Superfast and the Furious argues that politicians have become overly focused on broadband speeds. The internet is central to modern life, and next generation fixed and mobile broadband are unquestionably vitally important for the economy. But the...
by Chris Yiu | Sep 21, 2012Read Publication The UK has enormous potential to be a world-leader in the high-tech and digital economy, but it is tough for start-ups to find enough coders, designers and other highly skilled staff. Bits and Billionssays that UK policymakers need to learn lessons...
by Chris Yiu | Jul 3, 2012Read Publication The modern world generates a staggering quantity of data – and the business of government is no exception. The term ‘big data’ has come to refer to the very large datasets involved, and ‘big data analytics’ to refer to the...
by Chris Yiu | Mar 15, 2012Read Publication Policymakers need to move on from a skewed debate around bank lending, and do more across the entire funding “ladder” for high growth businesses and investors. In particular government should concentrate efforts on removing barriers and...
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