Tom is Co-Founder of Ubiquity Press and a PhD student on an interdisciplinary project between University College Hospital and the Mullard Space Science Laboratory. His research interest is in how critical care data can be better managed, shared, and analysed for the benefit of patients. Ubiquity Press is a researcher-led publishing company specialising in open access to academic journals, books, and data.
Linda Gillard lives on the Black Isle and has been an actress, journalist and teacher. She is the author of six novels, including STAR GAZING, short-listed in 2009 for /Romantic Novel of the Year/ and HOUSE OF SILENCE, which became a Kindle bestseller and was selected by Amazon UK as one of their Top Ten "Best of 2011" in the Indie Author category.
Alex Porter formed Scot News Limited with the aim of establishing a democratising digital media platform with a self-sustaining financial model. We have the goal of meeting demand from consumers for news via digital devices who feel dissatisfied by the traditional top-down media. Our news and trends platform will lead to democratisation via readership participation in challenging the news agenda. We aim to pilot our platform during Scotland's referendum with our news brand Scottish Times.
Rachel is the Founder and 'Chief Everything Officer' for Luzme, the ebook search site. Rachel has been working at the bleeding edge of technology for nearly 3 decades. She's been on the Internet since 1986, and has watched with fascination how this most disruptive of technologies changes everything when introduced into established industries.