John Thornhill

Innovation Editor

Financial Times

John Thornhill is the Innovation Editor at the Financial Times (FT) writing a regular column on the impact of technology. He is also the founder of the FT125 forum, which holds monthly events for senior business executives, and host of Tech Tonic, the FT’s weekly podcast on technology.

John was previously deputy editor and news editor of the FT in London. He has also been Europe editor, Paris bureau chief, Asia editor, Moscow correspondent and Lex columnist.

John Thornhill is the Innovation Editor at the Financial Times (FT) writing a regular column on the impact of technology. He is also the founder of the FT125 forum, which holds monthly events for senior business executives, and host of Tech Tonic, the FT’s weekly podcast on technology.

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Data as a commodity

If designed correctly, a form of tax paid in data could not only benefit the public sector and help improve government services, it could also stimulate a new wave of innovation.Data companies are set to grow increasingly rich and powerful. New-generation tech companies are particularly elusive entities to tax. Movement towards partial payment of taxes in data rather than money...

30 Oct 2018
4 min

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