On why everyone should look after their own personal data.
Julian Ranger is on a mission to help the world share more personal data – safely, ethically and consensually. With a background in aeronautical engineering, Julian developed expertise in sharing data between national service aircrafts. A serial entrepreneur, Julian founded his own company in 1987 at the age of 23 and sold it to Lockheed Martin in 2005. Julian is now an angel investor, consultant, and the founder of digi.me – a company designed to revolutionize the way personal data is gathered and managed, giving consumers more control while helping organizations benefit from that data in a richer and more effective way.
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Data’s New Age of Consent
“We are at peak complexity for data today.”
Julian Ranger is a former aeronautical engineer who turned his attention to the issue of personal data a decade ago: how can businesses and individuals manage the tidal wave of data that surges around each of us and threatens to engulf us? He founded the company digi.me with a simple philosophy: to put the individual firmly in the pilot’s seat with all the controls at hand to decide which data we want to share and with whom.
In this episode of Health To Wealth, Julian discusses with Anni why we need more personal data sharing to create better services and products; and why the personal-centric approach is both ethically and technically desirable. Julian predicts that in five to ten years everyone will have a ‘digital twin’, and that will mean not just better health and mental health outcomes from consensual sharing, but also an unprecedented sense of security and safety, as we each take charge of what is rightfully ours.