Founder and Project Lead
Jonny Shipp is a social entrepreneur and adviser on technology, strategy and public affairs. He spent 22 years in senior corporate roles in Internet and communications, delivering products, partnerships, strategic communications, industry self-regulation, thought leadership and cultural change programmes across Europe and the Americas. He served six years as Vice-Chair of the Internet Watch Foundation and is a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Julian Coles is an independent digital media policy consultant. He has worked for Ofcom and the UK Government's Department of Culture, Media and Sport on social media policy and for the EU toy industry on digital marketing to children. He's on UNICEF's working group on GDPR and children's rights, a member of the Internet Watch Foundation's Ethics Committee and a Trustee of Childnet International. Until April 2015, Julian was Senior Adviser, Editorial Policy at the BBC, where he was responsible for editorial policy for the Corporation's online and interactive services for 15 years. He wrote the BBC's award winning Online Guidelines and created the BBC's policy for all forms of social media including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
Dr Ioanna Noula
Dr Ioanna Noula holds a PhD in Citizenship Education. During her doctoral studies she explored the concept of citizenship in primary education settings in post-2009 Greece, while fully sponsored by a major EU grant (FP7 2007-2013). She has conducted research for award winning projects on global citizenship education and active citizenship in the UCL Institute of Education and LSE’s Media and Communications Department respectively. She is currently a researcher at the UCL Institute of Education and a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications of the London School of Economics. She has also worked as a teacher in primary schools in Greece and in the UK. Her research interests include citizenship education, digital media, critical pedagogy and social justice.
Strategy and Communications
Jessica Sandin is a digital industry veteran. She covered the early days of the mobile content industry as a prominent editor and analyst, before moving on to consultancy and subsequently leading app strategy at Nokia/Microsoft. She now works on innovation, strategy and service design projects, with a strong focus on end-user insight and face-to-face interaction. In 2015 Jessica co-founded Thrive with Digital, a project focused on the need to improve our relationship with screens while keeping all the great aspects of digital.
Juraj Kosturik has worked in public affairs and communications since completing his university studies. His work experience comprises jobs at the European Commission, the European Parliament and in the private sector. In recent years he has worked on thought leadership initiatives exploring the digital economy and its social impact. Juraj holds an economics degree from Bocconi University in Milan and an M.A. in Political Economy from the Brussels School of International Studies.