Damien Ribbans

Operations Director at  Noise Solution

Damien is a social entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in the Third Sector, working within disability, homelessness, older people and children’s mental health. Damien is the Operations Director for Noise Solution, working with the organisation to scale nationally over the next three years.


What are your biggest goals in your life/career?

I don’t have any really! I like to do work that interests me, and have had a wide variety of different roles all working to tackle some of the biggest social issues we face. I am driven by social change, and think I will always do work that has some kind of social impact.


What 3 technologies do you think will change business in the next decade?

I think in my sector, the technologies that will have the biggest impact will be artificial intelligence/machine learning, IoT and social networks. One of the biggest issues across all of my work has been the need to make visible and share issues that people have. Technology gives us the opportunity to make issues visible quickly, share those issues amongst people who are in a position to help and to give those people the opportunity to come together to help others.


If you could do any job, what would it be?

Honestly, I am absolutely loving my current role (and I am not just saying that because the boss will read this!). Noise Solution has an absolute focus on achieving social change, and makes real changes to real peoples lives on a daily basis. It’s pretty epic.

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