Andrew Keith Walker.

Andrew Keith Walker writes about cutting edge technology, and its effects on society and the economy. With over 20 years experience in digital technology and four successful tech start-ups, he now writes for a wide range of clients from global corporations to newspapers and TV channels, and advises companies on digital strategy, data analysis and product development.

After graduating with an MA in politics from Edinburgh University, and a PG Dip in multimedia, Andrew started out as a games developer in 1996. In 2000, Andrew founded successful digital creative agency Thin Martian, during which time he was involved in setting up the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre. He later went on to co-found the UK’s first Twitter-based politics newsfeed company Tweetminster, and was also an early stage investor and MD of social media data analysis company Semetric (now part of iTunes) and co-founder of data privacy company Optanon (now part of One Trust).

Since exiting the tech scene, he has written for The Guardian, The Independent, Huffington Post, .Net Magazine, Web User, The BBC College of Journalism and the Journal of Securities, Operations and Custody. He has also delivered a series of talks about the effects of digital transformation on financial institutions and public services at a number of conferences around the world, and broadcast feature stories on the alternative economics TV show ‘Renegade Inc.’

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