Current members

Digital Advisory Group member John Howie

John Howie

John Howie is the Chief Information Security Officer for Climate Corporation. He is a Visiting Professor at Edinburgh Napier University’s School of Computing, and a Research Professor at the University of Arizona. John graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a BSc (Hons) in Computing, in 1991, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Technology (h.c.) in 2012, and holds CISSP, CISM, CISA, CIPP/US, CIPP/E and CIPP/IT certifications.

Fiona Dent

Fiona Dent

Fiona is CEO of Makerversity, the award-winning creative-tech incubator. She was a Board Director of Time Inc and led the launches of and She is a member of leading angel syndicate 24 Haymarket and non-executive director of RPD, the pioneering technology start-up. She was named one of the most inspiring women angel investors by the UK Business Angels Association.

Dr Chris Westcott

Dr. Chris Westcott is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Policy Institute at Kings College, London, specialising in Open Source Intelligence. From 2003 to April 2015, Chris was the Director of BBC Monitoring, the BBC’s open source division. Chris led the development of BBC World Service’s digital media portfolio, founding the World Service New Media department in 1995. His awards include a Webby for World Service Online, and multiple BAFTAs.