Baroness Lane Fox
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As the UK Government’s Digital Champion, Martha Lane Fox founded the Race Online 2012 campaign and sits on the Cabinet Office’s Efficiency and Reform Board. She is also non-executive director at M&S, Channel 4 and MyDeco.com. In 2005 she co-founded Lucky Voice, to revolutionise karaoke with its 6 venues and online business and in 2007 she started Antigone, a grant giving foundation. In 1998 with Brent Hoberman, she co-founded Lastminute.com, still Europe’s largest travel and leisure website - they took the company public in 2000 and sold it in 2005.

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Transparent Information: A Resource for Change

(10) Comments | Posted 12 June 2013 | (00:00)

Information is power - this is well-known. The publication of government information gives us the means to hold the government to account for the way it spends tax-payers' money. Likewise, the disclosure of corporate information allows the public and investors a choice as to how they interact with companies that...

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Launching Gov.UK

(1) Comments | Posted 18 October 2012 | (00:00)

I am sitting in the middle of the delivery team in the Government Digital Service where there is a mega buzz and a jubilant mood as Gov.uk went live in the early hours of this morning. This is an important moment in the move to a 'Digital by...

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Changing the UK's Entrepreneurial Landscape

(2) Comments | Posted 9 October 2012 | (10:52)

"For goodness' sake Martha, just don't be an accountant - at least be a bookie, then you will be your own boss and you get to work outside". This brilliant advice was given to me by my grandfather when I was 15 and pondering what to do with my life....

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Women, Boards and Disruption...

(6) Comments | Posted 4 July 2012 | (14:03)

I was unable to attend the summer party celebration of the 30% Club this week. Apart from feeling uncharacteristically grumpy that I couldn't physically manage it, I was also very disappointed.

The 30% Club was set up by the extraordinary Helena Morrissey, Head of Newton Asset Management...

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Putting Europe at the Forefront of Digital Development

(6) Comments | Posted 26 June 2012 | (13:03)

Yesterday I spent the day in Brussels with the newly created Digital Champions from the EU member states. The fantastic and energetic vice president and commissioner, Neelie Kroes has responsibility for the digital agenda in Europe, and we met a couple of years ago as I was embarking on the...

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Orange Prize for Fiction: Exciting and Important Opportunities Like This Do Not Come Around Very Often....

(0) Comments | Posted 23 May 2012 | (09:20)

In 2009 I was asked to be one of the Orange Prize for Fiction judges. I loved it. Although my boyfriend groaned every time I opened another book, I revelled in it. As I charged through the 30 or so books I was sent over in a large...

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Why I'll Keep Pushing for a Networked UK

(2) Comments | Posted 20 July 2011 | (00:00)

People thought I was crazy to consider a role championing digital stuff within Government. Now they know I am - because I'm actually enjoying it.

I love this job for two reasons. First, because in terms of ambition, ideas and human capital Whitehall's technological capability has made such big...

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