Matt Allison is Senior Public Policy Manager at Vodafone Group, covering Data, Platforms and Artificial Intelligence. Matt has worked at the cutting edge of tech public policy for a decade in a variety of roles spanning industry, consultancy and NGOs. During this time, he has grappled with some of the key public policy challenges facing the technology sector and helped shape the policy landscape as governments and regulators look to confront and harness the rapid growth of digital services.
At Vodafone, Matt is responsible for developing policy and regulatory strategies for data, AI and digital platforms, influencing new regulation and creating alignment between Vodafone’s local market activities. Prior to joining Vodafone Matt was a Manager in the International Public Policy team at Access Partnership, the leading government affairs consultancy in the technology sector where he helped to establish and grow the firm’s Brussels practice, as well as working in the NGO sector focused on the development of Internet safety policy. Matt holds a Master’s degree in Politics, Security and Integration from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), part of University College London. His studies focused on Russian and Eastern European politics, European integration and national identity. Prior to this Matt obtained a Bachelor’s degree in History at the University of East Anglia where he specialised in Soviet history and English economic and social history.