Raidiam adds Open Data strategist to team

Ellie Duncan
02 May 2024

Raidiam, creator of data-sharing ecosystems globally, has added to its team with the appointment of Jacob Morgan as Open Data strategist.

In his new role, Morgan will help governments, regulators, and enterprises understand their Open and Smart Data strategies, and “advise them on securing trust while delivering transformative change for their ecosystems”.

Jacob Morgan, Open Data strategist at Raidiam

He was formerly an analyst at Forrester, where he led its research on Open Finance, collaborative business models, as well as the future of payments and banking.

Morgan is the second Open Data strategist hired by Raidiam, having appointed Jamie Leach in the same role last year, to boost its presence in the Australasia and Asia-Pacific regions.

“We are at an inflexion point in our ability to share data responsibly, ethically, and securely – between citizens, businesses, industries, governments, and countries – unlocking all sorts of collaborative business models and communities,” said Morgan.

“Raidiam is unique in having built the trust platforms and networks that power solutions like Open Finance in several countries, including Brazil and the UK, and is well positioned to make this collaborative future a reality.”

Barry O’Donohoe, Raidiam co-founder and chief executive officer, added: “Our ultimate goal is to enable everyone to safely and securely unlock the benefit and value stored in their previously inaccessible data.

“Jacob has an incredible passion for data strategy, and his expertise will help our clients and their customers to unlock endless possibilities through the value of their data.”

In April, the UK government published a Smart Data Roadmap, in which it labelled banking, finance, energy and road fuels, telecoms and transport as “priority” sectors.