Joining Dots is me, Sharon Richardson. The name comes from a passion for exploring and explaining the potential in trends connecting people, information and technology. Balancing the art of the possible with evidence-based reality and bridging multiple, often competing and conflicting, perspectives. Connecting the dots…

Through Joining Dots Ltd, I provide independent thought-leadership, coaching, and research publicly and for clients. The core theme is the intelligence – decision – action cycle that underpins the performance and behaviour of all cognitive systems, human and artificial. The approach is to deliver visual evidence-based narratives to inspire, challenge, inform and guide decisions. Current topics include AI, smart spaces, cognitive computing and data-driven strategies. All client engagements are strictly confidential. Public research is shared here on the blog. If you have a project or idea, or would like some more information, please get in touch. Details are in the sidebar.

In addition to independent research, coaching and consulting, as an experienced international speaker, I am available for conferences and discussion panels, and can provide comments for media purposes.

Conference speaker bio

Sharon Richardson is a data scientist with a background in cognitive and computer sciences. She has over 20 years of industry experience, an MSc in smart cities & urban analytics, and is just finishing a PhD in spatial data science at University College London. With her independent practice, Joining Dots, Sharon provides thought leadership and evidence-based narratives to help clients discover and apply insights from data. Sharon publishes online at and tweets as @joiningdots.

Conference company bio

Joining Dots is an independent research, coaching and consulting practice specialising in the intelligence – decision – action cycle. We help clients discover and apply insights from data to improve cognitive performance.

Company Details

Joining Dots Ltd is registered in England and Wales, company number: 5800018. Registered Office: Hazeldene, Sutton Road, Fovant, Wiltshire, England. VAT registration: GB 889 703 269., and are the only domain names representing Joining Dots. Other domain names involving the words joining and dots are in no way affiliated.