Rohan Silva


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Rohan Silva was Senior Policy Adviser to the UK Prime Minister David Cameron until July 2013, working across all areas of policy.

Before the 2010 Election, Rohan created the Conservative Party’s ambitious technology and ICT agenda (Information and Communications Technology), including the commitment to open standards, open source software and open data, as well as policies to open up public sector IT procurement to SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises).

Rohan was also responsible for key policies to improve the environment for technology entrepreneurship in the UK, including the Government’s ‘Tech City’ initiative, Entrepreneur Visas, Entrepreneur Relief, angel investment tax breaks, and the Government’s Life Science Strategies in 2011 and 2012.

Rohan was named a World Economic Forum ‘Young Global Leader’ in 2014, and is a Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).