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Consultant with a journalistic pedigree (WSJ, Reuters, BBC), advising organisations, media and business on the future of information, media and engagement. Based in Singapore, with clients in Asia, Europe and the U.S. Founder and director of the Loose Wire Organisation, which has a network of researchers throughout Asia and has strategic partnerships with a dozen specialized companies. Some more background: Award-winning writer, columnist and commentator on technology, social media and journalism. I work with election observation and governance organisations, from running field missions and communications to advising on election automation, social media usage. I'm also a political/economic/general news journalist: Based in Asia since 1987, I have been staff reporter and editor for Reuters, the BBC, The Wall Street Journal and the Far Eastern Economic Review. I've lived in four Asian countries and worked in more than 14. Between 2000 and 2008 I wrote a weekly column on technology for the WSJ and (up until its shift in format in 2004) the Review. I also record a brief weekly slot for the BBC's World Service. I am also currently working on a book about recent Indonesian history. I give speeches, train journalists in new media and teach journalism at university level. I have published a collection of my columns in book form, called Loose Wire, which is available on Amazon. Specialties Good writing and speaking style, ability to make complex issues entertaining and simple. Organize training courses in media to practitioners and organisations seeking to improve their public profile. Good at bridging disciplines and cultures.