9. Appendix: About this Report
9.1 The Report's Authors
Wallet.Services develops solutions which streamline, simplify and secure digital life by harnessing the benefits of blockchain. The team that undertook the research and consultation was:
Rab is an experienced business professional who spent ten years working for a global System Integration company as Account Director for Scottish Government. He was also Chair of the Digital Industry trade body, ScotlandIS from 2012 – 2014. He was involved in establishing CodeClan, ensuring its financial viability by implementing an innovative commercial scheme to ensure employers make an appropriate financial contribution. Rab has an MBA from Edinburgh University (2003) and recently completed the Common Purpose Meridian Programme. He was appointed Executive Chair of Wallet.Services in June 2017.
Gillian Thompson OBE
Gillian has deep experience in delivering the policies of the Scottish Government including development of devolved and reserved policies, leading legislative and organisational change, project and programme management, corporate and financial accountability, influencing and negotiation. She has full working knowledge and experience of Scottish political scene and has a well-regarded reputation for delivering organisational strategy and expertise, working at Board level as chair and member and as the responsible person for a national service. Currently Gillian is Chair, Management Advisory Board, Scottish Public Pensions Agency. She has an active interest in provision of high quality services to citizens by central and local government and third sector.
Peter is Commercial Director of Wallet.Services and focuses on establishing business strategy, customer and partner growth strategy, and company communications. Previously, Peter built a subsidiary with revenues of $120M as part of the founding team of Microsoft Corp in Scotland. He was architect of Microsoft Scotland's partner program. Building on his background as a software developer, Peter's experience in Microsoft spanned Technology Consulting across Scotland's larger enterprises in Financial and Public services, establishment of an award-winning SME business partner program, and P&L responsibility for Microsoft Ltd Solutions and Partner group in Scotland. He served on the board of ScotlandIS from 2013 to 2015, is on the National Cyber Resilience Leaders Board—Economic Opportunity working group, and was appointed the Honorary Consul for the Estonian Republic in July 2017.
Dr Hannah Rudman FBCS FRSA
Hannah is Director of Strategic Transformation at Wallet.Services. She is a highly experienced IT, Digital, and Organisational Transformation Professional. Previously, Hannah led £multi-million publicly funded, national digital transformation and innovation programmes, creating digital transformation in over 250 enterprises. Hannah advises governments on how to empower sectors to change and transform to maximise digital opportunities. She has made keynote addresses at international conferences in Mexico and Australia and is a persuasive communicator, as a speaker, writer, academic, interviewer and presenter of filmed case study documentaries. During '16 – '17, she worked with global science and technology solutions company Leidos as Associate Principal Consultant, developing their Digital Transformation practice, and over '17 – '18 worked as Associate Director for international firm BOP Consulting.
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