Jamie Cudden, Smart City Programme Manager, Dublin City Council
Jamie leads Dublin City Council’s Smart City program which is transforming Dublin’s reputation as a hub to fast track Smart City innovation. As one of the founders of the regional ‘Smart Dublin’ initiative he is passionate about the adoption of emerging tech which is being applied to create better outcomes for residents as well as new economic opportunities.
His work with ‘start-ups’ through challenge based calls have been key to the success of the wider Smart Dublin programme. One of his flagship projects is the ‘Smart Docklands’ district which has created a unique platform for start-ups, big tech, the city, and academia to fast track innovation.
He has brokered successful collaborations with companies such as Google, Dense Air, Softbank, Accenture, Microsoft, Mastercard, Big Belly, IBM and Intel. He represents Dublin on Smart City Alliances including the Harvard Tech Innovators Forum, Cities Today Urban Innovation 2020 forum (co-chair) and Mastercard’s ‘City Possible’ initiative.
Jamie holds a science degree from Trinity College Dublin and a MSc in Geographic Information Science (GIS) from University College London. He previously worked in roles with the Home Office, Met Police and Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science.