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Pauline Roche

Winner of the West Midlands Women of the Year 2016 award for Outstanding contribution to technology, Pauline Roche has been an information science professional for 30+ years, specialising in community building, outreach and developing better processes for social good organisations to use technology and data to improve their organisations and to make better decisions for economic, social, community and service benefits. She is passionate about increasing the digital skills and data literacy of people in charities. Pauline is a tech connector, do-er and fosterer of skills and knowledge in the West Midlands and beyond. She is on the Steering group for the Open Data Institute Birmingham node, chairs the West Midlands Open Data Forum, is on the organising team for Open Data Camp and chairs the regional funders forum. She co-founded the Net Squared Midlands: tech for social good meetup series and the UK un-conference for voluntary sector infrastructure organisations VCSSCamp. She is a member of the global community for Women in Tech, Adas List, and organises regular West Midlands members’ meetups. Pauline brings together charities, funders and community groups to address social issues by organising events, blogging and tweeting through her business RnR Organisation, a social enterprise supporting data informed programmes focussing on asset-based community development and tech for good. She tweets as @paulineroche and as @RnRWorks.