Digital Property and Cities Leader
I lead Arup’s Digital Property and Cities business, advising cities, infrastructure operators, developers and investors on the use of technology to increase value, performance, and user experience.
I regularly collaborate with a network of technology entrepreneurs, universities and social institutions to explore how digital innovation can be scaled to create smart places and cities that improve the everyday lives of citizens.
I’m a Fellow of the British Computer Society and the RSA, and a member of the Academy of Urbanism, Board of Innovation Birmingham, and Birmingham Science City Alliance. I also founded and chair the Birmingham Smart City Alliance, and advised the UK Government and United Nations on their impact on infrastructure, communities and society.
Prior to joining Arup, I was the Director of Technology for Amey, driving digital technology into public services and infrastructure that are used by approximately 25% of the UK population. I was also the Executive Architect for Smarter Cities at IBM.