This lecture took place on 10 November 2021.

For years car manufacturers have delivered a simple message to retail their product: “Get behind the wheel of our vehicles, and you will own the road. You, the driver, are in control.” The same can not be said of the data now been exuded from the cars they own. Who does the data belong to? Will drivers consent to it being shared? How do we manage driver privacy? Ultimately, it is this lack of user control which has stymied the growth of the mobility data economy. Data products worth tens of billions have in no way been able to realise their potential because the key stakeholders are not yet aligned, data can not be shared and digital services based on that huge trove of information can not be realised. In this Community Innovation Lecture, Shiv Malik, CEO of Pool, will lay out a practical vision for cracking this long-standing problem and show how the advent of Data Unions will lead the mobility data industry from fear and stagnation into cooperative revenue-generating success. 

About the Speaker

Shiv Malik is a technologist, award-nominated broadcaster, author and former investigative journalist. He began his career in 2004 reporting from Afghanistan and Pakistan and subsequently worked for The Guardian for five years breaking exclusive front page stories on everything from UK government social policy to secret ISIS documents. He co-founded the Intergenerational Foundation think tank and is the author of the 2010 cult economics tract, Jilted Generation, and the 2019 non-fiction book The Messenger.  His 2020 true crime Audible original podcast of the same name was nominated for an Ambie award.

In mid-2017 he joined the Web3 space as an adviser to the Golem project and was appointed Head of Growth for the Streamr project where he spent three years co-creating a revolutionary framework for monetising personal data. In 2021 he founded Pool and as CEO he now leads the organisation to build a federation of Data Unions so that digital citizens can reclaim control of their data and have a genuine equity stake in the digital economy in the decades to come.