GAS stands for “Guest And Shearer” – G. A. S. – and is a consultancy made up of Ian Guest and Matt Shearer.
GAS Labs Credentials
Matt’s background in innovation stems from the BBC in the early 2000s. From his early days launching innovation projects for BBC Education online, Matt went on to found BBC News Labs.
Distributed Computing – collaboration with Oxford Uni Atmospheric, Oceanographic & Planetary Physics on a climate change experiment.
Innovation Events – Matt’s BBC News Labs team started the #newsHACK events, a collaboration with Paul Wakely & Adrian Woolard’s Connected Studio
Innovation Technology Platforms – Matt’s News Labs team incubated many ongoing innovation projects, including the NEWS JUICER – an innovation platform which has been supporting prototypes and experiments for BBC News and partners since 2012.
Outside of GAS Labs, Matt currently freelances on innovation projects with Outlandish.com, a worker-owned cooperative that focuses on fairness and social good, and Datalanguage.com, specialists in innovation with metadata and semantic web technologies.
Ian has spent 20 years in various corporations (being less loyal to one company than Matt) 15 of which was running procurement and supply chains across multiple spends and disciplines.
This includes 6 years on supplier innovations at Allianz Plc including collaboration with multiple global suppliers.
Ian’s innovation projects have included supply chain and procurement areas with spends in the hundreds of millions.