John Sheridan is the Digital Director at The (UK) National Archives. He provides strategic direction to the archive’s work as a digital archive as well as overseeing its digital services. John’s academic background is in mathematics and information technology, with a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Southampton and a Master’s Degree in Information Technology from the University of Liverpool.
John is passionate about computers, archives, digital preservation and open standards. He is a former co-chair of the W3C’s e-Government Interest Group and serves on the UK Government’s Open Standards Board, which sets data standards for use across government. John was an early pioneer of open data and remains active in that community.