Innovative City Convention 2013
Nice·18 & 19 juin 2013
Présentation de Stuart SMITH
- Etudes: Président, Wood Holme / CEO, Wood Holmes
- Stuart SMITH
Stuart Smith is an expert in Smart Cities, Environmental Technologies and Innovation. He originally trained as an environmental technologist at Imperial College of Science Technology & Medicine, London.
After graduation Stuart was employed as a consultant advising organisations on environmental monitoring and policy. He built up an expertise in environmental informatics including GIS, environmental monitoring networks and computer models. He was part of a team which developed and managed some of the most advanced environmental sensing networks of the time.
During the dot.com boom Stuart joined a major global telecoms firm working in an “Internet Centric” strategy team. Reporting into the Board, this team developed and delivered some of the most ambitious ICT transformation projects of the time primarily using internet based technologies. Stuarts primary role was to research and scout new technologies and provide innovation leadership in adopting these technologies.
Since acquiring marketing research agency Wood Holmes in 2008 he has transformed the organisation into a leading global innovation company focussing primarily on digital, sustainability, urban innovation projects. The companies projects tend to focus on the human aspects of technology and urban infrastructure.
Clients include Cisco, BT, Johnson Controls, Marks & Spencers, BBC, The Design Council, Bouygues Travaux Public, Vinci Construction, Balfour Beatty, British Urban Regeneration Association, UK Government, City of Manchester, City of Sunderland, City of Newcastle,
Stuart divides his time between Europe and Singapore and is an adjunct lecturer in Service Innovation at the Institute of Systems Sciences at the National University of Singapore.
In 2009 he set up the www.smartcitythinking.com blog and regularly hosts events across the UK and Asia which are aimed at bringing together ‘Smart City’ practioners to discuss this emerging field.