Leadership

Dan Byles - Chairman, SmarterUK

dan-byles-mpDan Byles is a former soldier and MP. Whilst in Parliament he was a member of the Energy & Climate Change Select Committee and the founding Vice-Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Smart Cities.

In addition to being Chairman of SmarterUK, Dan is also Vice President of Corporate Development at Living PlanIT where he has responsibility for building and leading the company's strategic corporate development relationships.

 

Mathew Evans - Executive Director, SmarterUK

mathew-evansMatthew is the CEO of Broadband Stakeholder Group and Executive Director of SmarterUK.

He started with the techUK in April 2014 as the Broadband Stakeholder Group’s Policy Manager.

Matthew now heads the BSG and SmarterUK as well as leading techUK’s Internet of Things Programme.

Matthew joined from Arqiva's public policy team where he worked for over two years across the broadcast and telecoms markets. Before that he was a researcher for an MP at Westminster.

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Jessica Russell - Programme Manager

jessica.russell

Jessica joined techUK in 2017 as the Programme Manager for the Transport and Smart Cities streams under techUK’s SmarterUK initiative.

Prior to techUK, Jessica worked primarily in cybersecurity, counterterrorism and public security related roles with the United Nations in Italy, and management consulting firms and law enforcement agencies in Australia.

Jessica holds a Bachelor of International and Global Studies (BIGS) from the University of Sydney and a Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counterterrorism (MPICT) from Macquarie University. She has also been a member of Australian state and national representative teams in elite and international sailing competitions.

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Advisory Council

The team are supported in the governance of SmarterUK by an Advisory Council. Members of this Council are drawn from the invidual Steering Boards of each workstream and help drive the strategy and work programme of SmarterUK. 

Members include:

Dan Byles (CHAIR) 

Living PlanIT

Gavin Jones

Gavin Jones Consulting

Darren Jones

BT

Rich Hampshire

CGI

Steve Vallis

Mercato Solutions

Angus Panton

SQS Group Ltd

Natalie Trainor

Pinsent Masons

Peter Gould

MAC Ltd

Nanda Menon

Athonet

Claire Temple

Osborne Clarke

 

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