Ben Warner

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Person.png Ben Warner  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(data scientist)
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Alma materOxford University, University College London

Employment.png Commercial Principal

In office
2016 - Present
EmployerFaculty Science Ltd

Ben Warner is a British data scientist who has been named as one of the 23 attendees of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) meetings.[1]

On 26 April 2020, Carole Cadwalladr tweeted:

"Ben Warner: 2 years ago he was doing physics postdoc. Now he’s a ‘data scientist’ advising govt & sitting on SAGE. His brother, Marc - who worked with Cummings on Vote Leave - won £250m NHS contract when Cummings entered Downing Street. And now the contract for NHS tracking app."[2]


Ben Warner is brother of Marc Warner. He gained his Master’s Degree in Physics at Oxford University (2005-2009) and a PhD from University College London (2009-2014)[3] with a thesis on single molecule spintronics that was awarded the Marshall Stoneham prize.[4]


Ben Warner was a post-doctoral research fellow in quantum physics at the Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London.[5] Warner left to join Faculty (previously ASI Data Science), a company founded by his brother Marc Warner in 2014, where he is now Commercial Principal.[6][7]

Ben Warner was a "key figure" in the computer model used by Vote Leave's successful 2016 EU Referendum campaign. He was brought in by Dominic Cummings to run the UK Conservative Party's private UK/2019 General Election computer model, which predicted that the Tories would win 364 seats (they won 365).[8][9]


Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Why the NHS Covid-19 contact tracing app failedArticle19 June 2020Matt BurgessOn 18 June 2020, Matt Hancock announced that the planned centralised NHS Covid-19 contact tracing app, which has been trialled on the Isle of Wight and downloaded by tens of thousands of people, has been ditched in favour of a decentralised system developed by Google and Apple.
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