Simon Moores is Managing Director of Zentelligence Research, and a Vice Chairman of the Conservative Technology Forum. He is also Programme Director and Chair of the Annual eCrime Congress.
A former Chairman of The Research Group, Simon has chaired many well-respected IT User Groups and Forums, which include Visa's Annual Payment Card Industry Event, IP Risk, 'Tackling Organised Crime' the, 'Emirates Forum' in Dubai, the 'Middle-East e-Government and ecrime conferences. He has also spoken at the Irish Software Industry's annual conference in Dublin, IDG Europe's security conference in Milan, 'Free Software World' in Spain and the Ministry of Justice's conference in London.
A co-author of the Conservative Party's 'Digital Plan for Britain' he is a director of the open market policy think tank, Aediles, and advises government, business and the media on the evolution, development and application of eGovernment, internet-related technologies and their impact. Simon is particularly recognised for his expert work on eGovernment, information economy, on-line espionage, hi-tech crime and information security issues. He also frequently acts as an advisor to corporations on their internet strategy. His many clients have included Microsoft, Unisys, Yell.com and the Serious & Organised Crime Agency (SOCA).
Simon has frequently advised The UK Foreign Ministry and UK Trade Invest. From 2000 to 2002, he represented the UK Government's Office of e-Envoy, as a technology and eGovernment 'Ambassador', presenting and speaking at GCC, European Union and International Government events and conferences around the world.
A columnist for Silicon.Com and Computer Weekly, Simon has made frequent contributions to many leading publications in the IT industry and national press, which have included eGov monitor, The Economist, The New Statesman and The Observer newspaper. Simon has also written for The Times, Arab News, The Saudi Economic Review and many other national and international publications.
Acknowledged as an authority on Microsoft and as an original 'Futurist' thinker on the internet, Simon has appeared regularly on the BBC and Sky. He is also frequently called-upon as an analyst and technology expert on Channel 4, ITV, CNN, CNBC and Bloomberg television and radio.