Dgen is an emerging federated network of people and organisations that tackle a specific problems @web-scale.
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Dgen constellation overview 2017 07-25 from dgenhq


I’ve been working on/with the web, data, science, art, media, and creating new businesses for over 20 years. This has led me to create data-driven companies that have employed 100’s of people, delivered £100Ms in impact, and tackled everything from climate change to government transparency.

I’m driven by creating impact@web-scale: resolving issues that require the web-scale co-ordination of constituencies across the private and public sectors.

Things in orbit at the moment include the impact of the web on society and culture, data infrastructure, data-driven business models, shortening the path between innovation and policy, open banking, global supply-chain provenance, city-wide impact networks, addressing modern slavery, air pollution, open justice systems, and quantum computing…

“The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data”, said The Economist. I disagree, it’s bigger than that.

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  1. […] ODI is a start-up — the first of its kind in the world. As its CEO, as an entrepreneur, as a geek, and a citizen, I am incredibly excited about the value that we will help […]

  2. […] development and startups, what would you do with it? That’s precisely the opportunity that Gavin Starks (@AgentGav) has been given as the first CEO of the Open Data Institute (ODI) in the United […]

  3. Javier says:

    Hello Gavin,

    Do you do angel investments in start-ups? Around 20K in size? I am working on an initiative(www.Niru.in) I thought you might find interesting. Let me know and I can share more information.


  4. […] into our home and cruising barge. Today, the artist Julie Freeman and the Open Data Institute’s Gavin Starks live and work on Hans, which is currently berthed at Hermitage Moorings, the first official […]

  5. simon jackson says:

    having read the article ‘out of the box’ in the current issue of the economist, i am curious to see if i can do the simple maths test involving two probabilities that most british mps could not do.
    is it possible to let me have a link to the test?