Managing Director, RnR Organisation
Pauline Roche is an award-winning (winner of West Midlands Women of the Year 2016 award for outstanding contribution to technology, and listed #InspiringFifty) tech connector, do-er and fosterer of skills and knowledge in the West Midlands and beyond as Managing Director of social enterprise RnR Organisation.
She received an honorary doctorate in Business Administration from Arden University in June 2018. She chairs both the West Midlands Open Data Forum and regional charitable funders’ group, WM Funders Network. She is on the Steering group of the Open Data Institute Birmingham node and the organising team for the national Open Data Camp unconference. She co-founded and runs both the Net Squared Midlands: tech for social good meetup series and the UK unconference for voluntary sector infrastructure organisations VCSSCamp. She is a member of the global community for Women in Tech, Adas List, and organises meetups of the West Midlands members, as well as being a member of the women's business organisation Shakti Women.
RnR Organisation is a not for profit social enterprise company. It is a member of Birmingham and Solihull Social Economy Consortium CIC (BSSEC), Digbeth Social Enterprise Quarter, Enterprise Nation, NCVO, ODI Birmingham and West Midlands Open Data Forum (WMODF).