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 | Sep 2, 2013Try – just for a moment – to imagine your life without the internet. No web browser, no email, no smartphone. No online shopping. No TV on demand. No Skype, no Facebook and no Twitter. Definitely no Angry Birds, Words with Friends or WhatsApp. For most of us...
by Chris Yiu | May 16, 2013Stephan Shakespeare’s independent review of public sector information marks an important milestone in UK open data policy. At the heart of its recommendations is a call for the government to develop and commit itself to an explicit national data strategy,...
by Chris Yiu | Mar 19, 2013The digital revolution is here and governments are running out of places to hide. Policy Exchange wants your help to understand the challenges and opportunities ahead A couple of months ago it was time to renew my driving licence. This didn’t seem like a big deal. Our...
by Chris Yiu | Dec 19, 2012Policy Exchange’s Sarah Fink and Colleen Nwaodor reflect on a recent round table discussion convened by Policy Exchange’s Digital Government Unit. The event explored the problem of predatory behaviour on social networks designed for children, and how this...
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