Lucy Knight

Open Data Lead at Devon County Council

Lucy is Open Data Lead at Devon County Council, and cofounder of the Open Data Institute node ODI Devon and the Devon Open Data Forum.

She worked first in fine arts and then in opto-electronics manufacturing, where she developed an interest in data analysis and information management; before moving into local government, spending the last 15 years at Devon County Council in analytics and policy roles.

Building on her experience of working at the extreme ends of the technical/creative spectrum, she advocates for better communication between technical and non-technical groups and the importance of making technological advances both useful and accessible. Lucy is a regular facilitator and speaker at open data and transformation events, conferences and unconferences across the country.

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