Oxford Information Labs are specialists in ‘big data’ technology and research.
Our goal is to harness the power of the internet and global network technology to unearth the gems of information buried in the mass of publicly available information.
Our clients include internet specialist companies and global authorities – ICANN, EURid, Ofcom, Chatham House, UNESCO, among others – who require accurate research information and high-quality reports.
OXIL can help you with: charts, statistics, full reports and big-data mining. We offer research consultancy on an ad-hoc and continuing basis, as well as a range of training services, with seminars, for businesses and organisations.
OXIL’s Director of Research is Emily Taylor. Educated at Cambridge University, Emily is an Internet governance expert providing in-depth analysis and consultancy services to organisations worldwide. She can help your business understand the strategic implications of the ongoing changes to Internet governance.
She has worked at Nominet and is an Associate Fellow of Chatham House. She is Co-Editor of the new Journal of Cyber Policy and current lead author of the IDN World Report series.
Emily is a major contributor to key publications in the field. Recent high-profile work includes the IDN World Report 2015, ICANN regional reports on the Middle East and South America, and ‘Bridging the Trust Gap’, a paper for Chatham House and the Canadian institute CIGI which explored accountability issues exposed by the US government’s proposed relinquishment of IANA oversight.
In the mainstream media, Emily writes on technology and cyber law for the Guardian and New Statesman, and appears frequently on television (Reuters, Sky News, Newsnight) and radio (R4’s Today, and The Now Show).
Click here to read Emily’s full profile and list of publications.
IDN World Report 2015
The latest IDN World Report focuses on the current status of IDNS as drivers of multilingualism and diversity in cyberspace. Read more here.
ICANN: Middle East and Adjoining Countries
The Middle East and Adjoining Countries (MEAC) DNS Study 2015 sets the domain name industry and registration data in the broader context of the region’s historically varied Internet development, its usage patterns and user preferences, the state of the hosting industry and the importance of local language content. More here.