Mo McRoberts

Music • Broadcasting • Technology


Experienced technologist, digital strategist and technical architect with a background in software development. Solid, practical, understanding of editorial issues, intellectual property law, fair trading/state aid legislation, and data protection regulations. Comfortable working in office-based, studio, and outside broadcast environments.

Please note that I am not actively seeking new opportunities outside of the BBC at this time.



BBC Datalab

River City


Research & Education Space

General Election 2017

BBC micro:bit

BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals 2016

Historical Hookups

T in the Park 2016

Scottish Parliament Elections 2016

BBC Three


Hackstage Pass

BBC Question Time

Glasgow 2014

G in the Park

The Space

London 2012

Digital Public Space prototype



A Report on the Development of a Repository of Moving Image Material to Support the Implementation of the New National Curriculum for History

Enriching Britain

Culture, Creativity and Growth

Digital Public Spaces

A usable identity management system for the Digital Public Space

W3C Workshop on Identity in the Browser

APIs and URLs for Social TV

Second W3C Web and TV Workshop

Abbreviated employment experience

Lead Technical Architect

BBC Archive Development, BBC Research & Development, BBC Scotland

Chief Technical Architect—Archives & Digital Public Space

BBC Archive Development, BBC Research & Development, BBC Scotland

Data Analyst—Digital Public Space

BBC Archive Development, BBC Research & Development

Technical Lead

Web Developer

Hobbies & interests

Outside of work, I have a keen interest in music and sound, both as a producer and engineer, and as part of an audience, and I also enjoy other creative pursuits (photography, design, writing, and so on). I'm reasonably active and sociable, and I regularly attend gigs at local venues to see both large well-known and new unsigned acts alike.

I generally have several personal projects in progress at any time, to exercise different interests and skills—often mixing creative, strategic and technical approaches to solving problems and bringing ideas to life.

References are available upon request.