A British technology start-up developing the 'internet of the future' has announced the appointment of David Wilde to its board of advisors.

Wilde will bring his hands-on experience to DADI, which works as a technology advisor to public sector bodies, and will drive engagement with central and local government in the UK and beyond.

The start-up improves the efficiency of the technology already in use in government offices, enabling cost effective digital services for communities on a local and national scale.

“Globally, governments are undergoing digital transformation on a historic scale,” said David Wilde, DADI advisor.

“As the fourth industrial revolution continues to accelerate that transition, we expect the public sector will increasingly engage with proven, disruptive technologies like DADI’s network.”

Wilde, who previously held multiple leadership positions for large councils including Essex, Westminster City and Waltham Forest, was CIO for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

“DADI was conceived as a project with community at its heart, aiming to return the power of the internet to the public,” said DADI founder and CEO, Joseph Denne.

“As governments begin to reach digital maturity, blockchain presents a huge opportunity to radically improve infrastructure, reduce costs and keep pace with citizens’ expectations when it comes to service provision.

“David’s vast experience will help us engage with these organisations in a way that is meaningful, insightful and delivers on the potential of decentralised digital services at scale.”