Barney Smith is a Smart Society Leader with particular experience in Sustainable Development, Innovation and Technology.
After a many successful years implementing economic, social and environmental regeneration whilst maintaining his interest in technology, Barney went onto a more diverse set of roles:
More recently, Barney has been leading 2 major initiatives:
The work Barney has been involved in has led to Bristol being announced as the Smartest City in the UK by Huawei Smart Cities Index 2017, and you can get more in depth detail about what a smart operations centre can deliver for the people of a place here and how to focus on building fair smart societies here.
In his spare time, Barney sails, explores the countryside and volunteers in the community – for instance as a Chair of a local Outstanding Special Educational Needs school.
Barney studied at Cambridge University (MA) and Imperial College (MSc), and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.