Mark Thompson is Professor of Digital Economy at London-based Initiative for the Digital Economy, Exeter (INDEX) – part of Exeter Business School. He is also 40% shareholder and strategy director at Methods Group where he has founded three successful startups, member of Digital Leaders Advisory Board, and Main Board member at TechUK. He has also been a member of the National Audit Office Digital Advisory Panel, Cabinet Office Data Steering Group, Intellect Main Board, Cabinet Office ICT Futures senior advisor, advisor on digital to the Scottish Government, and senior technology advisor to George Osborne when shadow chancellor.
He is co-author of the 2014 book Digitizing Government and the 2018 Manifesto for Better Public Services, and writes on digital transformation in the public sector. Prior to Methods, Mark was a change management consultant at Accenture.