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Joe Dignan is a Smart City expert and an hybrid professional. He has a working record both in the public and private sectors and in several development areas. His public side has included academia, government and joint ventures. His private sector work ranged from the likes of of Microsoft through major outsourcing deals with EDS to boutique strategy and design houses and as a chief analyst for a global research company.
Joe was recently hired by Future Cities Catapult, assuming the role Global Channel Partner Lead. He is also part of the World Bank Smart City Expert group, the EU-China Smart City group, the Global Advisory Board for Participatory Cities, the PWC India Global expert network and he is Chair of the Cityzenith Strategic Advisory Council.

He has a notable international contacts network in several areas of expertise. During the years he collaborated with the BBC News and The Economist and was interviewed/quoted by the BBC, The Economist, CNN and Financial Times.