Michael Mulquin has been working for the last twenty years on how technology can help neighbourhoods, cities and regions work better.

He is an active member of most of the International standards bodies working on developing standards and guidance documents for smart cities and is editor of the ISO/IEC JTC1 Smart City Study Group report.

He is technical author of two recently published British Standards Institution (BSI) publications: PD8101 Smart cities – Guide to the role of the planning and development process, and PD8100 Smart cities overview – Guide.

He brings a comprehensive understanding of the key issues involved in implementing a smart city and how standards can provide building blocks to help cities tackle the specific challenges and obstacles they face.