We are pleased to welcome two new members to the Open Knowledge Foundation’s Board of Directors:

The first is James Casbon, a bioinformatics programmer:

James Casbon has been working with open knowledge throughout his professional career. He has been responsible for analysing and managing large scale data sets in genomics, aerospace and finance. He is currently working on a project to enable parallel resequencing of the human genome at Population Genetics Technologies. He is looking forward to contributing to the Foundation’s work on an open data grid and on open data in science.

The second is Paula Le Dieu, a new media expert and OKF Advisory Board member:

Paula Le Dieu is a new media executive and advisor. Paula has worked with the BBC, Guardian, Fairfax, Ofcom and Creative Commons as well as online content and activism communities such as iCommons and the international documentary community. Her experience spans advising on the future of public service media, open culture theory and practice, the role of archives in the digital age, leading international communities of volunteers, building e-commerce solutions and sitting on the executive board of the leading European Documentary Festival – Sheffield Doc/Fest…amongst other things. More information at ledieu.org.

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Dr. Jonathan Gray is Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, where he is currently writing a book on data worlds. He is also Cofounder of the Public Data Lab; and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam) and the médialab (Sciences Po, Paris). More about his work can be found at jonathangray.org and he tweets at @jwyg.