The company is led by the founder Joe Dignan who has thirty years’ global experience.  A professional hybrid; at home in both the public and private sector, he has substantial international vendor experience in the Public Sector working with companies such as Microsoft and EDS complemented by a background in Government (where he spent six years as a chief officer in local and regional government focused on economic development), national security (has clearance), economic development, education and digital enablement in EMEA, APAC and the Americas.

He has an excellent international supplier network and has worked closely with International Financial Institutions (IFIs) such as the EC and World Bank. He is a recognised international speaker and chairman on smart cities. Recent Events have included eDubai, eIndia, Smart Cities Africa and his research focus while Chief Analyst for EMEA Public Sector for OVUM was dedicated to smart cities.