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The Open Co-op Team
Dr. Gary Alexander - ICT Department, Technology Faculty, Open UniversityPioneer of on-line collaborative learning, author of eGaia, Growing a peaceful, sustainable Earth through communications .
Tom Salfield & Josef Davies-Coates - Uniteddiversity LLPTom and Josef both graduates of LSE, worked at the New Economics Foundation and other key policy groups concerned with social enterprise before co-founding Uniteddiversity LLP. Tom was also Web Development Manager for Via3.net a leading organization offering collaborative software and systems for social enterprises and the charity sector.
Oliver Sylvester Bradley - Defacto DesignDefacto Design is a design and communications consultancy promoting the true definition of Sustainable Development, specialising in the promotion of environmentally responsible design which encourages the development of positive alternatives to exploitative activities. Defacto aims to accelerate the instigation of sustainable ideas and solutions, social and cultural change which lead to a more ethical World.
Oli has written an important paper outlining an ICT based method for the implementation of ‘Gaian Democracies’.
Dr. Stephen Peake - Design Department, Technology Faculty, Open UniversityExpert on climate change and energy. Will manage the project jointly with Gary Alexander.
Dr. Angela Espinosa - Hull University Business School, Scarborough Management CentreExpert on co-operative development. Former colleague of Stafford Beer, and consultant on the application of his Viable Systems Model to organisational development. Currently developing a related project creating an infrastructure to link organic food producers and consumers.
Jon Walker - Out of this World (organics supermarket and distributor)Author of The Viable Systems Model, a guide for co-operatives and federations (see background docs. Expert on co-operative development and working on Dr. Espinosa's food project.
Francesca R. Giordano' – Director of International Relations, World Future CouncilExpert on environmental and social networking and initiator of the Sustainable Society Directory and Earth Emergency
Dr. Mikael Nordfors - Vivarto Co-operative, Nornia
Mose - TikiWIki, Networkers Guild (n'guild), etc.