Futures People

STEPHEN HILTON.  
DIRECTOR. BRISTOL FUTURES GLOBAL. 

Stephen Hilton 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, Stephen 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.  Stephen is a Fellow at the University of Bristol's Cabot  Institute.   He is also a non exec Director of the Bristol Pound  - the leading local currency.

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SUZANNE WILSON.  
HEAD OF CITY INNOVATION.   BRISTOL FUTURES GLOBAL.   

With experience in local and national government , Suzanne Wilson is experienced at research, innovation and smart city policy development and implementation. As Bristol City Council’s City Innovation Manager, Suzanne spoke at key national events and addressed several international delegations regarding smart cities. She supported inward investment, and led successful grant applications as well as delivered major smart city projects in the fields of data, energy and mobility. She is interested in supporting change in communities, organisations, sectors and cities; and how technology can support people in urban environments to live healthy, sustainable, flourishing lives.

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FUTURES GLOBAL ASSOCIATES

We have an extraordinary eco system of talented Associates who have a proven track record of close collaboration spanning, environmental sustainability; urban resilience; smart cities; smart energy grids; circular economy; creative industries; open data; broadband and wireless infrastructure.  


DR CHRIS TUPPEN

Dr Chris Tuppen has been involved in sustainability for over twenty years. He runs  Advancing Sustainability Ltd is Visiting Professor of Smart Technologies at University Campus Suffolk and an Honorary Professor at Keele University. He was previously BT Group's Chief Sustainability Officer. Chris specialises in smart cities, sustainability impact assessments and the circular economy.  Chris and Stephen Hilton launched the Bristol Smart City Strategy in 2011.

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HELEN BREAM MCMI

Helen has gained a wealth of experience across many sectors including ICT consultancy, flocal government, local, national and European bids and programme management.  Helen programme managed the Super Connected Cities programme on behalf of Bristol City Council, a high profile programme consisting of five projects with a value in excess of £11m - of which Bristol Is Open was born. As an experienced Prince2 project manager, MSP Programme Manager and a Member of the Chartered Management Institute, Helen has an in depth knowledge of technologies and infrastructure supporting Smart Cities development.