Joe Dignan is the Interim Head of Business Development and leading Smart City Expert at the Future City Catapult. He was previously the Chief Analyst - EMEA Public Sector of Ovum, an international research company leading their Industry Technologies team producing research and analysis on the use of technology in government. He joined Ovum from Microsoft where he was the World Wide Industry Managing Director for Local and Regional Government. During his thirty years in the business he has been involved internationally in national security, economic development, education and digital enablement. He is a regular speaker including keynotes at Smart Cities Africa, SmarterCities, eIndia, eDubai and an expert speaker for the EC in China.