Readie is managed by Nesta, the global innovation foundation, and supported by Google.

Working with Readie

If you have an idea or challenge that you would like to explore with Readie, please contact carmen.margarit-stoica@nesta.org.uk

Media enquiries

For all press and media enquiries, please contact olivia.chapman@nesta.org.uk or media@nesta.org.uk

Speaker bookings

To enquire about Readie attending or speaking at your event, please contact info@readie.eu

The Readie team

Valerie Mocker

Valerie Mocker is Head of Development & European Digital Policy at Nesta and leads Readie.

She set up Nesta’s programme to foster collaborations between established companies and technology startups. With Startup Europe Partnership and Founders Forum, Valerie authored “Winning Together: A guide to successful corporate-startup collaborations” which is utilised by over 300 leading corporations.

Valerie regularly speaks on digitalisation and entrepreneurship at events including CeBIT, the OECD Forum, and the Global Entrepreneurship Congress. Valerie holds numerous advisory positions, for example as Ambassador for Strategy of the Global Entrepreneurship Research Network, which is managed by Kauffman Foundation, the Global Entrepreneurship Network and Global Entrepreneurship Week.

@vkmocker

Olivia Chapman

Olivia Chapman is Policy and Communications Manager for Readie.

Olivia manages Readie’s policy network and speaks frequently at events about the digital economy and impact of digitalisation. Olivia co-authored two “Digital Pulse” reports that explore how open UK and German people are to new technology. She also co-authored Policymaking for the 21st century: How digital tools can help, which compares European attitudes towards using technology to participate in politics and policy decisions.

Prior to joining Readie, Olivia developed communications strategies for the New York Times International and PRS for Music. At PRS for Music, she managed the widely publicised Streamfair campaign to raise awareness about online copyright with policymakers.

olivia.chapman@nesta.org.uk
@occhapman

Jack Orlik

Jack Orlik is a Senior Researcher for Readie.

Before joining Nesta, Jack worked as an innovation consultant in the commercial sector, where he designed new approaches for developing and evaluating products for clients that included Samsung and Twitter. He has experience in remote ethnography, trends forecasting, conference and workshop curation, and agile delivery in a startup environment.

Jack has an MSc in Digital Anthropology from UCL, and a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology from Oxford University. He has an interest in the social impact of emerging technologies, and once co-authored an illustrated history of Techno music.

jack.orlik@nesta.org.uk
@jackorlik

Felix Szabó

Felix Szabó is a Research Assistant for Readie.

Felix authored the report Digital Pulse: How ready is Sweden for the digital life? which compares the openness of Swedes, and other Europeans, to new technology.

Before joining Nesta, Felix worked in commercial primary research, supporting investment and consultancy decisions. He previously completed research projects with ComRes, the polling expert and Ceartas, a small human rights charity. He holds degrees in PPE and Political Theory from Lancaster and LSE respectively.

felix.szabo@nesta.org.uk
@fgszabo

Carmen Margarit-Stoica

Carmen is the Programme Coordinator for Readie. Carmen previously supported Nesta’s State of Small Business project.

Prior to joining Nesta, Carmen worked on a number of research and advisory consulting projects at Forrester, focusing on customer experience and digital business. She has also been developing her project management skills by securing a PRINCE2 Foundation certificate.

Carmen has a MA in Diplomatic Studies from The Diplomatic Academy of London, University of Westminster and a postgraduate certificate in Human Rights & Business. She is also an avid sci-fi fan.

carmen.margarit-stoica@nesta.org.uk