avatarFounder and Programme Manager of the GIST Foundation and part of the Sheffield City Region LEP CDI team developing the collaboration ecosystem and network.

A community strategy specialist, with particular focus on public/third sector and social enterprise, Jag Goraya looks after the technology community in Sheffield. He has been instrumental in building up the profile and network of grassroots technology workers in the city region since 2008, producing a series of regular practitioner knowledge exchange events as well as cross-sector participatory conferences to strengthen and grow the community.

As Programme Manager at the GIST Foundation he curates a broader and growing portfolio of in-real-life and online collaborative learning and sharing projects while managing the GIST Lab, South Yorkshire’s original technology community collaboration centre. He has deep and practical experience of using web technologies to nurture communities and unlock, capture and share their tacit knowledge.

His work harnesses open source collaboration platforms and facilitation techniques to bring people, processes and technology together. Jag’s background is in user-focussed product and service design, software delivery and operations management. He has broad cross-sector business analysis and programme management experience, with emphasis on technology innovation, service development and cultural change projects.

Other current projects include the South Yorkshire WordPress Community and  Open Data Sheffield.

Profile: http://linkedin.com/in/jagusti
Twitter: @jagusti