Irene C L Ng

I am Dasein: Be-findlichkeit, Verstehen, Rede

Personal data as an asset class: creating a more valuable digital citizen

In my last 2 posts I talked about how the fight for privacy is a fight for scraps and what we really want to fight for is economic power by being more superior … Continue reading

November 2, 2017 · Leave a comment


The Royal Society/British Academy Report on Data Management and Use: Governance in the 21st Century Available here: My response to the Royal Society/British Academy’s invitation to submit a provocation … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

The nation of the Internet (2): Stop fighting for privacy. Start fighting for economic power.

(Cont’d from The nation of the Internet part 1) The Internet is a rather strange nation, and quite different from what we are used to. For one, in this Internet … Continue reading

September 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

The nation of the Internet (1): the fight for privacy is a fight for scraps

The Internet has grown into a digital nation. Almost all of what we do offline, we are now doing online. We shop on Amazon, interact on an Apple/Android smartphone, search … Continue reading

September 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

Making my HAT smarter – the next episode

  With the 7 products in the HAT tech suite complete and in beta, (DataBuyer with conditions set to release end of the month), I do feel we now have … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

DataBuyer – the last of HATDeX tech suite, finally released

After a few months of building, I’m finally able to write about it. The HAT platform will be releasing its retail data-buying service – the DataBuyer – on beta tomorrow … Continue reading

August 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Today we begin the journey to change the Internet

Today we begin the scale up journey of the HAT platform. 110 people at the Shard, this time a rather different set of people. A third from investment capital firms, … Continue reading

May 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Industrial Strategy: my comments

Innovation Caucus – Industrial Strategy Response: my contribution   The Innovation Caucus ( will submit a response to the Industrial Strategy (see green paper here). As a member of the … Continue reading

April 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Privacy matters even to those who are prepared to give it up

Last Christmas, hubby gave me Alexa (Amazon echo) as a present. While I enjoyed playing with it, hubby often remarked that I didn’t look like I was as tickled with … Continue reading

February 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

The knowledge base for designing complex systems

This was a guest article for servsig and originally appeared as a blogpost here. My research lies in the understanding and design of complex service systems, which come in many forms. … Continue reading

January 25, 2017 · Leave a comment