My name is Jeremy Gould. Until early 2009 I was a civil servant with responsibility for digital media strategy at the UK Ministry of Justice. I led a team managing a portfolio of websites and was a leading light in shaping and pushing the agenda for web2.0 / social media adoption in government.
In 2007 I assisted the Cabinet Office in producing a review on the opportunities presented by social media for government communicators.
I organised the first two UK government barcamps for public servants working in digital media, held in January 2008 and January 2009, and set up a regular series of informal networking ‘teacamps’ that take place in Westminster, London.
Prior to joining the civil service, I worked on web ’stuff’ in wider public sector, corporate, and agency environments.
I’m currently taking an extended break from work to spend some time with my family but am available for short- and/or part-time projects, especially if they allow me to undertake some of the work remotely.
I’m really interested in helping organisations use the web better to communicate, transact and interact – particularly, but not exclusively, UK public sector organisations.
Outside of work, my interests are music, cooking, mountain bikes and my family – though not in that order. I confess I spend too much time ‘messing about’ on the internet and often think I have no real idea what this all means.