Charles Arthur is technology editor on The Guardian, where he has been since 2005. He co-founded the Free Our Data campaign, which aimed to get government data such as mapping and Treasury data made available for free to the public – and was effective with the release of large amounts of Ordnance Survey data in mid-2010.
Before that he worked at The Independent from 1994 to 2004; before that, at New Scientist, Business magazine and Computer Weekly.
His latest book, Digital Wars: Apple, Google, Microsoft and the Battle for the Internet is available from Amazon.
Charles Arthur is delivering the closing keynote – Death of the manual – on Thursday afternoon.