Ben Ward




Ben is founder of seed funded start-up Flood Network, creating the largest network of flood sensors in the UK.

By getting out and building an IoT demonstrator in Oxford Ben has showed how smart cities can address specific needs, and help the community add to the data by using low-cost sensing techniques. Bringing over 20 years’ experience of designing and operating telecoms networks to the problem of flood response, he’s spent the last few years really trying to understand how to apply the technology to problems that matter, uncovering the real value in IoT.