Stephen Hilton is founder and director of Bristol Futures Global. He is an internationally-recognised smart cities expert. At Bristol City Council he created and led Bristol Futures, a high-profile, award-winning team that achieved great success. The highlights include, winning the title of European Green Capital 2015; becoming the first UK Rockefeller Global 100 Resilient city; securing official designations as a UK Super Connected City and Future City Demonstrator; developing Engine Shed and Invest in Bristol & Bath, Bristol is Open and the Bristol-Brussels office; co-creating Playable City and securing funding for many successful projects on driverless cars, smart meters, smart grids, open data and large scale technology demonstrators. In his early career, he worked on technology and democracy and digital inclusion, establishing the Connecting Bristol partnership, the National Digital Challenge network and winning an award as Government Innovator of the Year for his work with the Oxford Internet Institute and Napier University. He is Strategic Adviser on Smart Cities and Regions to the West of England Combined Authority, a Fellow at the University of Bristol and a Trustee of Bristol Architecture Centre.
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