Barney Smith, CEO, Bristol is Open
Barney 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:
In his spare time, Barney sails, explores the countryside and volunteers in the community – for instance as a Chair of a local Outstancing Special Educational Needs school.
Barney studied at Cambridge University (MA) and Imperial College (MSc), and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
The UK Government has recently announced £1 billion to invest in full-fibre broadband and trialling 5G networks via a new Digital Infrastructure Fund. With funding supporting trials of 5G mobile communications the UK local authorities will be able to access £740 million intended to help them trial and roll-out future ultrafast 5G based Mobile Broadband […]