Dr Simon Moores

Futurist and leading authority on Internet-related technologies and Big Data

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Dr. Simon Moores is a disruptive technologist and security futurist. A Vice President of the Conservative Technology Forum and Director of the open market policy think tank, Aediles. Formerly a UK ‘Technology Ambassador’ during the Government of Tony Blair, he was also a co-author of the Conservative ‘Digital Plan for Britain’ and author of ‘March of the Spiders’ a consultative publication on evolving copyright challenges for the European Parliament. He advises government and businesses on the evolution and development of new technology,

Simon Moores is regarded as an expert on ‘disruptive innovation’, the introduction of any technology that has the potential to rapidly disrupt and displace an earlier technology with consequential market and societal implications. He writes and lectures extensively on Information Security and the topic of ‘Big Data’,

His areas of expertise and interest are eclectic and include technology, politics, social media and information security and transformational government

He writes extensively on Information Security, the impact of new technology on society and increasingly on the topic of 'Big Data'' The latter topic is becoming an increasingly important management challenge for corporations, as expanding information sources converge with the introduction of powerful analytics tools, Cloud Computing models and processor speeds.

A former Chairman of The Research Group, Simon Moores has chaired many well-respected IT User Groups and Forums and conferences, which include Visa's annual Payment Card Industry (PCI/DSS) Europe, the 'Emirates Forum' in Dubai, the 'Middle-East e-Government' and 'ecrime Conferences. He has keynoted IDG Europe's security conference in Milan, 'Free Software World' in Spain and the Ministry of Justice's conference at the QE II Centre in London.

As a technology and eGovernment 'Ambassador', Dr Moores has assisted The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and UK Trade Invest and in 2000-2002, represented the British government's Office of The e-Envoy, (Cabinet Office) presenting and speaking at Middle-east, European Union and International Government events and conferences across the globe.

A vice chairman of the Conservative Technology Forum and a co-author of the Conservative Party's 2005 "Digital Plan for Britain" is a director of the centre-right open market policy 'think tank', Aediles and has advised government, business and the media on the evolution, development and application of eGovernment, Internet-related technologies and their impact.

Acknowledged as an authority on Microsoft and as an original 'Futurist' thinker, he has appeared regularly on the BBC News and Sky News and is frequently called-upon as an analyst and technology expert on Channel 4 News, ITV, CNN, CNBC and Bloomberg television and radio.

A former columnist for Silicon.Com and Computer Weekly, Simon Moores has made frequent contributions to a number of leading publications in the IT industry and national press, which have included eGov monitor, The Economist, The New Statesman and The Observer newspaper. Simon has also written for The Times, Arab News, The Saudi Economic Review and many other national and international publications.


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When I was looking for IT expertise in a niche area, I was passed from one 'expert' to another until I was connected to Simon Moores. He delivered. It is impossible to imagine someone whose breadth and depth of IT knowledge surpasses his own, and this is reinforced by Simon's extensive IT connections.

Jeff Bauer, Supervisory Special Agent, Cybercrime Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Simon Moores is a key person in bringing people together from all key players in the high tech security world from private industry, law enforcement, and academia. His activities in awareness building amongst the public audience made the Internet safer and computers more secure in general. All his presentations are of high value and are setting standards in the IT world.

Bernhard Otupal, Head of High Tech Crime Unit, Interpol General Secretariat.

Simon Moores helped us in a recent lobbying campaign [where] the objective was to influence and meet politicians and government officials in order to set out our point of view on a critical policy issue. The biggest challenge was of course getting their attention. This is where Simon came in, he is extremely well networked and very well respected. He was able to introduce us to people that we would otherwise have had great difficulty getting to.

Keith Marsden - Managing Director i-CD & 192.Com.

Simon is an analyst who is able to dissect and report on the most complex of issues in a broad spectrum of IT and non-IT related subjects; a rare skill. Simon is adept at providing concise reporting and analysis in a style that can be easily understood by the masses via any media.

Tony Larks - EMEA Director of Marketing, Trend Micro.

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