Paul Wilson is Managing Director of Bristol Is Open, a city-scale research infrastructure for the study of software defined networks, internet of things and big data technologies that contribute to smart city solutions. Paul was Chief Executive of the West of England LEP which owns the economic strategy for the Bristol & Bath City Region, where he led the development of the regions Strategic Economic Plan. Before this Paul worked as Chief Marketing Officer of SunGard Financial Systems, during this fifteen year period the business grew from $2.8bn to $5bn and became a Fortune 500 company. Paul has an MBA from Cass Business School and Political Science degree from the University of Birmingham, UK. Paul is married with two children, his family are enjoying life in Bristol and previously lived in Switzerland for five years. Paul is learning the trombone.