Jessica Figueras, Hither Ventures
Jessica is a tech strategist specialising in government, policy and regulation, and civil society. She currently advises start-ups and scale-ups on growth strategy, as well as carrying out tech futures research for the UK government.
Previously Jessica ran multi-million pound research programmes for companies including Dods, GlobalData and Ovum. Over her 25 years in the tech and information industries Jessica has advised senior executives in large established tech businesses as well as many VC-backed scaleups. She is a sought-after commentator and speaker, and as an industry analyst has published extensive research and analysis on the application of emerging technologies across government, telecoms and other industries. Her current research interests centre on digital trust, governance and corporate transparency.
Jessica has an MA from the University of Cambridge and a Diploma in Computing from the Open University. She is Chair of the Board at NCT, the UK’s largest charity for parents.