Amanda Brock is CEO of OpenUK the UK organisation for the business of Open Technology – open source software, open hardware and open data - with a purpose of UK Leadership and International Collaboration in Open Technology and is the Executive Producer of State of Open Con.
A lawyer of 25 years’ experience, she previously chaired the Open Source and IP Advisory Group of the United Nations Technology Innovation Labs, sat on the OASIS Open Projects, Initiative and UK Government Energy Sector Digitalisation Task Force Advisory Boards and was an elected Board Member of the Open Source Initiative. She was General Counsel of Canonical for 5 years from 2008 and set up their legal function.
She is an appointed member of the Cabinet Office's Open Standards Board; Member of the British Computer Society Inaugural Influence Board; Advisory Board Member, Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance and Mimoto; and European Representative of the Open Invention Network.
Amanda is a judge in the IDG Foundry CIO 100 2023 having been a Judge in the We are Tech Women Rising Star Awards 2020-22. She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards UK 2022; listed by Computing’s IT Leaders 100, and in Computer Weekly’s 50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech 2023. She was included in the 2022 https://heroes.involverolemodels.org/ Involve HERoes list of 100 global women executives driving change by example.
She is the editor of Open Source Law, Policy and Practice (2nd edition) published by Oxford University Press in October 2022, with open access thanks to the Vietsch Foundation https://amandabrock.com/books/.