I’m the IT Director for Big Data and Smart Cities for Amey, one of the UK’s largest engineering and infrastructure services companies, and part of the Ferrovial Group. Previously, I was IBM UK’s Executive Architect for Smarter Cities.
In my home city of Birmingham, where I’ve lived for 25 years, I’m a founder and the current Chair of the Steering Group for the Birmingham Smart City Alliance, a member of Birmingham City Council’s Smart City Commission, and a Director of Innovation Birmingham.
In previous roles I was responsible for IBM’s strategy and first-of-a-kind project delivery in areas such as social media, service-oriented architecture and distributed computing. I hold a PhD in the physics of superconducting devices from the University of Birmingham, and am a visiting Research Fellow at WMG at the University of Warwick where my interests include dynamic supply chains, regional economic development and healthcare technology.