Great story to tell
London-based Julian has joined Opencast after a successful career as a journalist, editor and event producer. Julian worked at in-house publications in the charity sector before going freelance, writing for the likes of The Guardian, The Observer and Time Out. He was editor for the respected website TechCityInsider before founding DigitalAgenda, a startup publishing and events network.
His role is also about growing Opencast: “I’ll be helping to share the company’s stories and knowledge – they have such a great story to tell and it deserves a wider audience.
“I’ll also be managing editorial insights and strategy as well as producing company events, all to help with Opencast’s impressive growth trajectory. The events will range from internal webinars to external sector conferences.”
Julian, who founded the ‘tech for good’ programme DigitalAgenda, wrote a research paper for Opencast on government technology and the Covid crisis late last year.
“Opencast is a dynamic, ambitious company working in a progressive and thoughtful way. It’s not like other tech companies in the way it cares for its team and its commitment to tech for good. The internal mantra is ‘work hard and be nice to people’ and that’s what they do,” he says.
Opencast chief executive Tom Lawson says: “It’s an exciting time to join Opencast. We’re growing at pace as demand for our services increases, but we continue to work hard to ensure that growth isn’t at the expense of our culture. We will always place our people at the centre of our organisation.
“It’s great to welcome Lindsey and Julian who will further support our growth plans – which could increase our scale by a further 50 per cent this year.”