Paul is a Senior Advisor to UK5G, Chair of Smart Cities World’s Advisory Board, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Bristol’s Smart Internet Lab. He has more than 25 years’ international leadership, sales and marketing experience in the B2B Technology Media Telecom sector, including being CMO of global digital transformation association TM Forum and $3Bn SunGard Financial Systems. Paul was a founder of the multi-award-winning Bristol Is Open smart city project in 2014 and created the widely endorsed City as a Platform Manifesto a couple of years later. He went on to advise the UK Government on the design of its £200m 5G Testbeds & Trials Programme, and then on how the Programme should evolve for its second phase.

Paul has lived in London, Hong Kong and Geneva, and worked extensively in America. These days he enjoys living with his family in rebel-city Bristol, England.