As Innovation and Policy Foresight Manager, Niki is responsible for the delivery and coordination of all of the All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) within Big Innovation Centre.
She personally leads the APPG on Artificial Intelligence, ensuring it is designed and delivered in accordance with the vision of the APPG Chairs, Officers, and Advisors. As part of her core responsibilities, Niki conducts the background research and compiles the evidence gathered by the group; and, next, applies these findings in various research and engagement projects used to inform Parliamentarians and other key stakeholders.
Her approach lies primarily on horizon scanning and scenario-building, looking at how new technologies will economically and socio-ethically impact our societies.
Niki has over six years of experience in the space, having held various research/project development positions in which she explored impact in the contexts of innovation, technology, and education. Her experience includes working for a global foundation (Centre for Public Impact – a BCG Foundation), a primary research firm (Third Bridge), an international think tank (Strategy International), an education-focused NGO (Centre for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe), and the Embassy of the United States.
She holds a BSc in Political Economy from UC Berkeley and an MSc in Public Management from London School of Economics.