About me

Hello, I’m
I work on technology, business and China.

I experiment with improving productivity at Octocol.com, write about the latest emerging trends with China and Innovation and build websites and apps for companies around the world.
Skills and Services

I can help to your business.

I have a background in web application development as well as product design and launch. I can can help take your ideas from idea to launch. 

  • Node.JS
  • Javascript
  • MongoDB
  • React.JS
  • WordPress
  • PHP
  • Photoshop & Illustrator


BA Oriental Studies (Chinese)
University of Oxford
Oct 2016 - Jun 2020

Classification: First Class
Specialised in Chinese Governance systems and researched digital governance in the blockchain sector.

Peking University
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018

Studied Modern and Classical Chinese alongside Chinese Economic History.



Management Consultant
Baringa Partners
Oct 2020 - Present

Analyst in Financial Services practice using technology to help make insurance and wealth & asset management products serve customers better.

Octocol Limited
Aug 2019 - Present

Creating tools and services to help navigate the digital economy.

My portfolio

Some of my

  • All
  • Apps
  • Publications
  • Websites


Blockchain Landscape Report

Blockchain Landscape Report

Artificial Intelligence Landscape Report

Artificial Intelligence Landscape Report

Try Octopus

Try Octopus

CHEW Oxford

CHEW Oxford




About Octocol

At Octocol I focus on working towards the company’s infinite goal of creating incredible experiences around tools and products. So far this has seen the launch of two core products, an open source personal analytics platform Octocol.org and Silicon Roads, a publication which documents the Chinese digital economy. 

Core Products
With one further release currently in production.
Satisfied Clients
Providing consulting, hosting or web development services.
My Blog

Latest Posts


China’s Blockchain Landscape

Whilst living in Beijing in 2017 - 2018, I became interested in the growth of China's blockchain scene and was inspired to carry out an ethnographic study into blockchain entrepreneurs.…

Reflections on Beijing

For almost as long as Beijing has existed people have continually warned about its cultural last days. Whenever I mentioned to my well-travelled friends that I would be living in…

Chinese Studies Book Club #1

Welcome to the inaugural post in my Chinese Studies Book Club. Every week I will be reading a different book related to China. It might be about history, art, culture,…
Contact me

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I’m always interested in hearing about new projects and opportunities.
You can tell me about the problems you are trying to solve. I’d love to listen and see if there’s anything I can do to help you.

benedict (at) altier.co.uk