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!The Open Co-op Team
!!!Dr. Gary Alexander - ICT Department, Technology Faculty, [http://www.open.ac.uk/|Open University]
Pioneer of on-line collaborative learning, author of ''eGaia, Growing a peaceful, sustainable Earth through communications ''.
!!!Tom Salfield - [http://uniteddiversity.com/|Uniteddiversity LLP]
!!!Josef Davies-Coates - [http://uniteddiversity.com/|Uniteddiversity LLP]
Tom 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 - [http://www.defactodesign.com/|Defacto Design]
Defacto 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, [http://www.open.ac.uk/|Open University]
Expert on climate change and energy. Will manage the project jointly with Gary Alexander.
!!!Dr. Angela Espinosa - [http://www.hull.ac.uk/hubs/|Hull University Business School], [http://itsy.co.uk/ac/hubs/|Scarborough Management Centre]
Expert 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 - [http://www.ootw.co.uk|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, [http://www.worldfuturecouncil.org/|World Future Council]
Expert on environmental and social networking.
!!!Dr. Mikael Nordfors - [http://vivarto.com/|Vivarto Co-operative]
!!!Mose - [http://tikiwiki.org/|TikiWIki], [http://nguild.org/|Networkers Guild] (n'guild), etc.