JOE DIGNAN

What I am working on at the moment

My area of focus is the future of cities and communities. Based in London, my primary engagement is with the Future Cities Catapult but I am also on the World Bank’s Smart City expert framework. 

Why I wanted to join the Participatory City Global Advisory

What attracts me to Participatorycity is that it addresses why people want to be inclusive and how we can build social capital through doing many of the things that come naturally to us as a social species. 

A little bit about my background

Previously the Chief Analyst, EMEA Public Sector of Ovum, I joined Ovum from Microsoft where I was the World Wide Industry Managing Director for Local and Regional Government. I have been involved internationally in national security, economic development, education and digital enablement