Ellen Broad is a data policy wonk and data tinkerer, who moved back to Australia in September 2016 after working in London, the Hague and Paris.
While in the UK she was Head of Policy for the Open Data Institute, an international organisation headquartered in London and co-founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, and Sir Nigel Shadbolt, a leading expert in artificial intelligence. Ms Broad worked for senior UK government minister Elisabeth Truss as her expert adviser on data. Since moving back to Australia Broad has been an independent consultant for a range of organisations, including CSIRO’s Data61, federal and state government departments and universities.
Ellen Broad has been published in the Guardian, the New Scientist, the Royal Statistical Society’s StatsLife, the Australian Centre for Ethics and a range of technology and policy publications. She speaks about data issues in various settings in Australia and overseas and has been featured on ABC Radio National’s ‘Big Ideas’ program, or on Future Tense talking about artificial intelligence and data ethics.