Dr Sarah Walton

Dr Sarah Walton

Counterpoint was set up in 2003 by Dr Sarah Walton to advise and support organisations to become digital. Digital requires cultural change. She loves helping organisations innovate and grow.

She works on the cutting edge of digital with cognitive computing, AI, VR and digital identity as well as running programmes to kick off new stuff. She’s also an agile coach and has mentored start up entrepreneurs and civil servants.

Sarah set up a dot com in 1994 with digital text guru Frode Hegland. They went to Silicon Valley and learnt a lot about digital. Doug Engelbart (co-inventor of the internet) was on their management team and Ted Nelson (inventor of hypertext) was a strong supporter of their first company.

Sarah continues to speak at industry & academic events and regularly speaks at Digital Identity events, particularly advocating Digital and Digital ID Inclusion and the need to ethically support those who cannot, or do not wish to have a Digital Identity. She advocates Digital ID must be an enabler to access to services for all, not a mechanism that creates exclusion.

Sarah welcomes you to contact her: sarahwaltoncounterpoint@gmail.com

OIX Making Digital ID a Reality – 14 October 2021

Sarah presents the findings from the OIX ID Inclusion report she was commissioned to author (funded by UK government) at the OIX Making Digital ID a Reality in London.

Sarah has spoken as an independent consultant about Digital Identity & ID Inclusion at the following events (she also represented client brands at a number of other digital conferences).

October 2021 – Sarah presented the findings from the OIX ID Inclusion report she was commissioned to author (funded by UK government) at the OIX Making Digital ID a Reality.

September 2021 – Sarah joined OIX & the Post Office & Women in Identity in talks at ID Week. The focus was ID Inclusion, with particular reference to the recent OIX Report (ID Inclusion & Data Sets and Alternative ID-Proof techniques)

ID Week September 2021, London – Sarah with Nick Mothershaw, CEO OIX & Jim Purves, Post Office

November 2020 – ID Week Asia: Sarah moderated an international Digital ID and Privacy Panel.

May 2019 – OIX/ TechUK: Sarah moderated a pivotal Digital Identity Event run by TechUK/Open Identity Exchange in London, drawing together Leaders of Industry and Government to find a way forward to take the next step in making digitally enhanced services safe and accessible for all.

2019 Think Digital for Government: https://www.thinkdigitalidentityforgovernment.com

Sarah supports Women in Identity and spoke about identity and writing at The Post Office Headquarters in London in 2018: https://womeninidentity.org

Sarah was honoured to be on the line up with Vint Serf (co-creator of the internet) and Dame Wendy Hall at Future of Text Symposium at Southampton University


Sarah also runs Corporate Mindfulness Workshops and Innovation Retreats for teams to get away from the office, think out of the box and allow each team member to shine.
Retreats are usually run in an organic spa in Asia but can be run anywhere.
Workshops are bespoke and each package is different.

Find out more at: Soul Business at Sarah’s Mindfulness Website: Drsarahwalton.com


Email Sarah: sarahwaltoncounterpoint@gmail.com

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