Like all personal websites, this one is just a little bit gratuitous. Here you’ll find a brief overview of who I am, what I do, and what gets me excited. My name’s David Wilkinson, and I’m a London-based techie. I spend a lot of time reading, primarily sci-fi, and a pretty wide-range of non-fiction. I travel quite a lot (often several times a month), but the UK is very much home.
My prime interests lie in the area of market failure, and how failings can be solved in practice, through technology and innovation. I’m the CEO of HASH, a web-based platform that enables the modelling and simulation of complex systems. Using the platform, huge organisations and single individuals alike can model everything from physical environments and the global economy, through to domain-specific war-games and complex biological systems, like the human brain.
I also Chair London-based consultancy, Soho Strategy (Bio), which I founded in 2008. Through its work, SOHO has developed a reputation for specialising in particular types of targeted influence work, and now serves clients including the United Nations Security Council, UK government's Behavioural Insights Team, and hundred-billion dollar a year organisations like the NHS. We develop automation systems, software, and apps; advise on strategy and campaigns; and develop our own products and tools in-house.
Previously I built a multi-million PV a month blog network; studied Political Economy at King’s College London, gaining first-class honours; and out of university was appointed by Lt Gen Sir Edmund Burton to Chair the UK Information Assurance Advisory Council’s Access Programme, which brings together top British government, academia, and industry leaders around cybersecurity issues pertinent to national security. Today I sit on the IAAC management committee.
To get in touch, find me on Twitter at @nonparibus