Martha Lane Fox

Martha is the founder and executive chair of Doteveryone, a think tank fighting for a fairer internet. She co-founded Europe’s largest travel and leisure website, lastminute.com, with Brent Hoberman in 1998; they took it public in 2000 and sold it in 2005. In 2007 she founded her own charitable foundation Antigens and also serves as a Patron of AbilityNet, Reprieve, Camfed and Just for Kids Law.

Martha was appointed as a crossbench peer in the House of Lords in March 2013, and was appointed Chancellor of the Open University in March 2014. In 2015 Martha joined the board of the Creative Industries Federation, the Scale up institute and the Open Data Institute. In 2017 she became a member of the Joint Committee on National Security Strategy.

She is a non-executive director at the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and in April 2016 was appointed as a non executive director of Twitter. She also co-founded and chairs LuckyVoice, revolutionising the karaoke industry.

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Responsible technology as the new normal

Martha Lane Fox outlines Doteveryone’s mission to make responsible technology the new normal.

What does it mean to make technology responsible, at every step of the process: the way it's developed, the way it works for users and its impact on society?

Martha addresses the challenges inherent in this approach: the required shifts in culture, the change in relationships between technology, government and society, and the new practices which will be needed. She outlines the promise of a future where digital technologies are useful, trusted and trustworthy — and why we must seize this moment to make that a reality.