Ian Taylor is a former MP who now serves on the board of several companies, mainly involved in software and technology applications. He is Chairman of the National Space Academy steering group and on the UK Science & Technology Facilities Council. He has spoken, written and been interviewed extensively on these subject areas. His hands-on experience encompasses business, Parliament and charitable organisations. Ian is currently Executive Chairman of Living PlanIT SA which is developing an open standards software operating system for urban areas, connecting devices, sensors, and infrastructure. He is a founding non-executive director of Celebrus Technologies Limited, a software developer for real-time, individual-level online customer intelligence. www.ian-taylor.eu .