Annika Small is a social entrepreneur who is passionate about the power of digital technologies to address big social challenges. As CEO of Nominet Trust, Annika is committed to using online tools to galvanise new approaches to social problems. Online peer mentoring for those experiencing bullying, the first online clinical research trial and new forms of micro-volunteering to help those suffering from social isolation are just some examples of how Nominet Trust has encouraged the use of digital technologies to mobilise new forms of knowledge and social action.
Prior to Nominet Trust, Annika led the Tony Blair Foundation’s internationally-acclaimed education programme where she used digital technologies to bring together young people of different cultures and faiths around the world to learn directly with, from and about each other. Prior to this, Annika was Chief Executive of Futurelab, a leading educational R&D organisation, which develops radically new approaches to teaching and learning. Winner of multiple awards including the prestigious BETT award for special achievement in education and technology, Annika is passionate about bringing together policy, industry and academia to create imaginative digital resources and practices that mobilise positive social change.
Annika is a member of BAFTA and a Fellow of the RSA. In the remaining minutes she has spare, she enjoys cycling and likes to dabble in extreme sports.