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James Norris – Speakers Biography (long version)

James Norris is the founder of the Digital Legacy Association and MyWishes

James has consulted various governmental and non-governmental organisations across the globe in areas relating to death and the internet. He also sits on various technology, legal and social care related boards.  James often contributes and provides thought leadership in areas relating to death, bereavement, technology and the internet on TV, online, print and in scientific journals. Appearances and publications range from BBC Breakfast, the Channel 4 News, the New Scientist, the Royal College of Physicians and the British Medical Journal to the Queen Latifah Show, Vice magazine and Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Worrier. James’ book contributions include ‘A Matter of Life and Death’ by Rosalind Bradley,

Digital Legacy Association is the global association dedicated to improving awareness and standards in areas relating to digital asset planning and digital legacy safeguarding. They highlight the importance of making plans for our digital lives to help ensure that each person’s preferences for their digital lives are adhered to. 

The Digital Legacy Association supports end of life, palliative care, social care, healthcare, legal, celebrant and funeral professionals in areas relating to death and the internet. They advance professionals practice through education, training, campaigning, events and developing best practice frameworks. The Digital Legacy Association organise the annual Digital Legacy Conference to further disseminate information and celebrate innovation within this area. The Digital Legacy Conference has taken place at UCL Partners, St Joseph’s Hospice, Siena College (USA) and at the European Association of Palliative Care World Congress (Germany).

MyWishes is an end of life planning software that empowers the general public to document and share their end of life preferences. MyWishes has evolved from the digital legacy planning service formerly known as ‘DeadSocial’ into a holistic platform evoking thought, planning and storytelling. 

MyWishes utilises non-medicalised approaches to help make planning less daunting and approachable. The platform highlights the positive things that can occur when our wishes are documented and shared. By integrating playful features MyWishes makes this often hard to address area accessible and engaging to the masses. 

MyWishes was developed with guidance, feedback and direction provided by members of NHS England, NHS Wales, The Law Society, The National Association of Funeral Directors, Hospice UK, Together for Short Lives and an array of technology companies.

 

James Norris – Speakers Biography (medium length version)

James Norris is the founder of the Digital Legacy Association Digital Legacy Conference.and MyWishes

The Digital Legacy Association is the global association dedicated to improving awareness and standards in areas relating to digital asset planning and digital legacy safeguarding. They highlight the importance of making plans for our digital lives to help ensure that each person’s preferences for their digital lives are adhered to. They advance professional practice through education, training, campaigning, events and developing best practice frameworks. The Digital Legacy Association organise the annual Digital Legacy Conference.

MyWishes is an end of life planning software that empowers the general public to document and share their end of life preferences. James has consulted various governmental and non-governmental organisations across the globe in areas relating to death and the internet. He also sits on various technology, legal and social care related boards.  James often contributes and provides thought leadership in areas relating to death, bereavement, technology and the internet on TV, online, print and in scientific journals. 

 

James Norris – Speakers Biography (short version)

James Norris is the founder of the Digital Legacy Association and MyWishes. James researches and develops end of life technologies, apps and websites. He organises the annual Digital Legacy Conference and publishes regular tutorials helping to empower both professionals and the general public. 

James runs educational workshops, has consulted various governments and  provides thought leadership in digital death, bereavement, technology and the internet.

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