Owen Valentine Pringle
Owen is a co-founder of Arc, which helps organisations to develop and embed new mindsets, behaviours and ways of working for the digital age. Owen is a senior digital strategist with over 20 years of experience and has been recognised by the Financial Times as one of the 100 most influential Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) leaders in technology across the UK and Europe. He has worked across cultural, media and NGO sectors, having led digital departments at ITN, Sky, Southbank Centre and Amnesty International, where he was Global Director of Digital Communications.
At Amnesty International, Owen led the organisation's global digital transformation process and launched a unit dedicated to the creation of technology solutions with and for individuals directly impacted by human rights transgressions. Owen is also on the Digital Advisory Board for the University of Nottingham, a Non-Executive Director of Culture24 and Theatre Royal Stratford East, a Mentor for the Greater London Authority Digital Leadership Programme and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Throughout much of his career, Owen has helped organisations to assess the technology-related challenges facing their sector, whilst developing strategies to capitalise on the opportunities. His primary focus today is on how customer and employee behaviours are changing as a result of technology, and how this will impact the future of work. For Arc, Owen has advised a wide range of organisations across a variety of sectors, including Allianz, Barbican, Chubb, GSK, HM Government and the United Nations.