- David Wilde joins as an advisor, driving DADI's engagement with local and central government
- Wilde is a vastly experienced government advisor, and former Chief Information Officer for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
Today, British technology startup DADI (Decentralized Architecture for a Democratic Internet) announces the appointment of David Wilde to its board of advisors. As a technology advisor to public sector bodies, David's hands-on experience will help drive DADI's engagement with central and local government in the UK and beyond.
DADI technology represents a real opportunity for public sector organisations. The DADI network can leverage spare capacity within equipment already in use in government offices, enabling highly cost effective (or even cost-neutral) provision of digital services for communities on a local and national scale.
David has previously held multiple leadership positions for large councils including Essex, Westminster City and Waltham Forest - and was CIO for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
Research from Deloitte highlights that strong digital leadership is now a 'game changer' in local and central government. Over half of government and public sector bodies cite digital transformation as a board-level issue, being overseen by executives and the C-Suite.
David's expertise in the practical application of new technologies across government will ensure DADI brings value and actionable insight to these leaders, unlocking the potential of decentralised networks and web services in a governmental setting.
DADI founder and CEO, Joseph Denne, explained: "DADI was conceived as a project with community at its heart, aiming to return the power of the internet to the public. As governments begin to reach digital maturity, blockchain presents a huge opportunity to radically improve infrastructure, reduce costs and keep pace with citizens' expectations when it comes to service provision. David's vast experience will help us engage with these organisations in a way that is meaningful, insightful and delivers on the potential of decentralised digital services at scale."
David Wilde, DADI advisor, added: "Globally, governments are undergoing digital transformation on a historic scale. As the fourth industrial revolution continues to accelerate that transition, we expect the public sector will increasingly engage with proven, disruptive technologies like DADI's network - both organically as part of ongoing digital transformation, and as a means of future-proofing digital infrastructure and citizen services. DADI is a highly credible, ground-breaking business, and I look forward to helping bring that level of purpose-driven innovation to the public sector."
DADI is the Decentralised Architecture for a Democratic Internet. Its network provides an optimised marketplace for computing resource that allows individuals and businesses to contribute spare capacity - from laptops, games consoles, mobile phones and other connected devices - and earn a residual income through its use.
The marketplace is decentralised, autonomous and governed by blockchain technology, in contrast to traditional cloud platforms that centralise control and network revenues. The business will launch a suite of web services over the course of this year, powered by the DADI network.