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 21, 2012The Prime Minister says he wants the UK to be the best place in the world to start, run and grow a high-tech company. As a strategy for rebalancing the economy, this makes a lot of sense. The internet is where the growth is. It accounts for a greater share of UK GDP...
by Chris Yiu | Sep 21, 2012The UK has tremendous potential for growth powered by high-impact digital entrepreneurship. We need to do everything we can to help our start-ups to scale up. Digital businesses really are changing the world. Four in ten of us carry an iPhone or similar device. Amazon...
by Chris Yiu | Jul 25, 2012Getting to grips with data and analytics could revolutionise the business of government, but presents challenges as well as opportunities. Recent research from Policy Exchange points a way forward. The modern world generates a staggering quantity of data. Counting...
by Chris Yiu | Jul 25, 2012Way back in 2011, the government’s consultations on Making Open Data Real and Data Policy for a Public Data Corporation left many people – including org – wondering whether the government’s heart was really in it. Now that the dust has settled...
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