Don Sharples

Founder and Director Altometer Business Intelligence

Don is the founder and director of Altometer Business Intelligence, an agency created to make the benefits of data science more accessible to organisations focused on social good.

He developed a passion for the benefits of data during four years as General Manager of Bang the Table, developers of specialised public sector community engagement software. While there, it became clear many organisations collect or have access to rich data able to be used for positive change, but there can be issues turning that data into information to guide decisions. He believes this is where data science can help.

Don’s career spans 15 years in government and community relations and issues management. He has worked in some of the UK’s largest utility providers and managed a successful government and community relations consultancy in Australia.