Robin is Director of Global Insight at Future Agenda. He played a key role in recent programmes focusing on the future value of data, and authored the key output of the ‘future of digital identity’ global open foresight programme. He is also recognised as one of the early pioneers of the use of anthropological and ethnographic techniques in applied research and innovation settings. After completing his PhD on the anthropology of Chinese leadership in 2004, he founded a multiple-award winning research agency specialising in the use of these methods in the UK and beyond. He is also the founder of Encounter Consulting, which focusses on research, strategy and transformation in local government and public service delivery.