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About: Jon has combined creative understanding of audiences and business with enthusiasm for science and technology. He now advises large organisations on outreach, media and technology strategy and mentors and invests to in technology start-ups.

Jon is a Trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, The Woodland Trust and Wildscreen and is Chairman of the UK Parliament’s Advisory Council on Public Engagement, RBG Kew Enterprises and the Wingate Foundation. He is a Visiting Industrial Professor at Bristol University, specialising in misconceptions in science and the educational uses of technology.

He previously worked at the Department for Culture Media and Sport, as Director of Culture Online, and was the Head of Commissioning for BBC Online and an Executive Producer of more than 50 popular science and education TV series.

He was made CBE in December 2006

Twitter: @jondrori

Professional role Chair, Non-Exec, Board Director, CEO, Creative Director

Organisation, if you have one Kew, Woodland Trust, Wildscreen, UK Parliament, Nesta

Interests trees, flowers, education, technology, start-up companies

Will you be blogging about ALT-C? No

Will ALT-C 2012 be your first ALT conference? No

What topics are on your radar? autism, special-needs, novel technologies, tax incentives, social action campaigns

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