About Oxford Information Labs

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Introduction by Emily Taylor, CEO

I'm very proud to introduce the Oxford Information Labs team. In the past few years we have brought together world-class software programmers and policy experts to provide a unique mix of expertise and hands on technical solutions. We are now able to deliver cutting-edge cyber intelligence across multiple services, such as cyber audits, big data driven research, post-graduate level and professional training, as well as in depth policy analysis from clients ranging from the domain name sector (ICANN, EURid, CENTR), the think tank Chatham House, civil society organisations and the public sector. Members of the Oxford Information Labs team advise government on technical standards development and cybersecurity.

Note: Emily’s extensive work including work for Chatham House, Media appearances, and teaching, is presented in her own page.

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Mark Robertshaw

Founder and Systems Architect

Mark has been at the cornerstone of Oxford Information Labs’s technical development as a co-di- rector of Oxford Information Labs - the development team behind Oxford Information Labs. Mark is the architect behind several successful software administration systems: including Nominet’s DRS system, educational systems, Text 2 Speech for the BBC and more. He also provides database expertise for the annual IDN World Report - a multi-year research project by EURid, UNESCO, with the support of Verisign and the regional ccTLD organisations.

Lucien Taylor

Founder, Security and Business System Design

Lucien is the founder of Oxford Information Labs, with a wide range of experience across all aspects of technical and business system development. Working closely with Oxford Information Labs core technical team, Lucien designed the original Nominet Dispute Resolution workflow, a legal system rationalising the workflow of hundreds of cases as any time. He has designed innovative business systems for many sectors including Government, the BBC, schools, the insurance industry and internet retail. His current passion is security, anything that makes security easier to manage, and sleep-easy internet systems.

Lucien had a successful career as an actor for 10 years, and later qualified as a Computer Engineer, gaining a First Class Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, and a Masters in Business Administration.

Nathan Alan

Principle Software Engineer

Nathan is responsible for UX, back-end development, and specialises in mobile apps and Angular frameworks. Nathan is also a chief contributor to the Kinikit and Kinibind open source frameworks.

Carolina Caeiro

Senior Policy and Governance Specialist

Carolina is a Senior Policy and Governance Specialist at Oxford Information Labs and Queen Elizabeth II Leadership Academy Associate at Chatham House. She specialises in Internet policy with a focus on the role of the technical community in the governance landscape and regional perspectives from the Global South. Her most recent research has focused on policy challenges at both core and upper Internet layers, including questions such as Internet fragmentation; trends in the development of digital technical standards; disinformation and content moderation practices; data governance; and AI regulation. Prior to joining Chatham House, she worked in the Internet and media industry for over seven years, including the Regional Internet Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean (LACNIC) and Argentina’s first fact-checking organisation, Chequeado. She holds an MA from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and a BA from Middlebury College.

Georgia Osborn

Senior Research Analyst

Georgia is a Senior Research Analyst at Oxford Information Labs with 5+ years of experience previously working within counterterrorism and law enforcement, intelligence analysis, investigations and policy analysis. Georgia has previously worked in an international law firm chaired by Cherie Blair QC and in a Policy Think Tank. She has a Masters’ degree in International Studies and Diplomacy with Arabic language courses from SOAS University of London. Georgia has developed advanced analytical skills that have been trained both in the public and private sectors and is highly skilled in writing and communicating threat and risk assessments for internal and external organisations in both strategic and operational settings. Georgia holds a BA(Hons) from the University of East Anglia in International Relations.

Mark McFadden

Senior Associate and Cyber Security

With more than 30 years of operational and policy experience with IP addressing and Internet Governance, he has extensive experience in large-scale internet- working. Previous roles include Director for Internet Governance, Infrastructure and Cybersecurity at InterConnect Communications in the United Kingdom, and Consulting Resource Manager for Addressing, Naming and Protocol Issues at the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). Since 2012, Mark has been a member of the UK delegation to the ITU’s Study Group on Security and has been the UK lead on Cloud Computing Security. Mark is an active contributor to work in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and ICANN, and he also is involved in the development of global internet security and addressing standards and policies. He is also a regular contributor to the work of the Regional Internet Registries, including serving as the Chair of the Address Supporting Organisation. Prior to working for IANA, Mark was the Senior Strategist for IP Addressing and Naming at BT for four years. Qualified as an ISO/IEC 27001 Architect, Mark has also taught in the Computer Science program at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Igor Weilemann

Web Developer

Igor is a WebDeveloper at Oxford Information Labs. He is responsible for maintaining the websites, writing Kinisuite documentation as well as building new websites under the Kinisuit Framework. Igor also works closely with the media team, creating and directing videos for documentation and news for Oxford Information Labs.

Pete Spain

Backend Developer

Pete is a backend developer at Oxford Information Labs, having recently graduated from the University of Bristol with an MSci(Hons) in Mathematics. Working within the technical team, his main focus is the development of the core software libraries.

Patrick Taylor

Website Manager, Graphical Design and Animation

Patrick joined Oxford Information Labs in 2017, and contributes to the development of help documentation, website materials, graphics and design. As well as bespoke client video and animation production.

Katie Miles

Project Coordinator

Katie is Project Coordinator at Oxford Information Labs. As a recent graduate from Oxford Brookes University, with a BA(Hons) in International Business Management, Katie is responsible for monitoring the progress of OXIL’s many projects as well as ensuring all team members have every resource they need to complete their roles efficiently and effectively.

Katie Cranwell

Bookkeeper

Katie is the bookkeeper at Oxford Information Labs. She is a fully qualified ACCA accountant with a background in management accounting and business process improvement.

Abid Adonis

Senior Associate, Mobile and Cyber Security

Abid is a research assistant at Oxford Information Lab and a DPhil student at Oxford Internet Institute, the University of Oxford. His research interest primarily includes the intersection of international relations and technology, digital sovereignty, and politics of cyberspace. Abid also develops a regional specialization in Asia Pacific, Southeast Asia, and Indonesia. Previously, Abid earned his dual master’s degree in International Affairs at Sciences Po and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). At Sciences Po, Abid studied International Security with a concentration in Research Methods. In the following year at LSE, Abid studied International Relations with Foreign Policy Analysis and Politics in East Asia and Southeast Asia as his academic focus. Abid is also part of Abdurrahman Wahid Centre for Peace and Humanities, Universitas Indonesia (AWCPH UI) as a junior researcher.

Dominique Lazanski

Senior Associate, Mobile and Cyber Security

Dominique is a London-based digital policy and strategy consultant. Dominique began her career with positions at Yahoo!, eBay, and Apple, where she helped launch the first iTunes stores in the US. In 2005 she moved to London to complete a master’s degree in information systems management at the London School of Economics. She has worked in policy ever since in the mobile and cybersecurity environments. She was formerly the Director for Public Policy and Institutional Relations for the GSM Association, coordinating closely with the UN, OECD, WTO and others. She has been appointed to international multistakeholder committees, including NetMundial and the UN Internet Governance Forum. She taught within the GSMA’s capacity building program for regulators and policy makers and sits on the board of several international companies. Dominique holds a bachelor of arts from Cornell University, a second master’s degree from the University of Bath and is currently working on her PhD. She is an amateur biathlete in her spare time.

About Oxford Information Labs

Oxford Information Labs (Est. 2002) is a cyber intelligence company founded by Lucien Taylor and Mark Robertshaw. Its roots are in two businesses which merged in 2017 - Emily Taylor’s Internet research consultancy, and Oxford Information Labs’ software development and research business. There are two branches to our work, a) monitoring of global policy issues and threats arising from Internet and cyber technologies and b) design implementation and delivery of cyber security solutions, wifi configuration, website protection, domain name protection, network hardening, PEN stress testing, certification and training. Emily Taylor has been working closely with the international affairs think tank, Chatham House, where she is Editor of the Journal of Cyber Policy. With her team provided research, training and media comment and remains close to the evolving world of cybersecurity. The company now has a deep knowledge of the internet world, its key players, organisations, issues, and unique international governance processes. The team is regularly asked to contribute to media publications, and news broadcasts about emerging issues such as 5G and Huawei, Facebook, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and cyberattacks, and terrorism involving cybersecurity in general. Clients include UK Government and major technical Corporations and NGOs.
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