Based in the Crystal in London, the world’s largest exhibition on urban sustainability and Siemens Centre of Competence for Global cities, Julie is a Director for Urban Development for the Infrastructure and Cities sector. With her global remit working with cities around the world, she is responsible for engaging with cities to showcase the role of infrastructure and integrated technological solutions in urban development.
Julie leads on Siemens’ approach to Smart Cities and to enable and promote knowledge transfer, Julie works with the Siemens business on the benefit of digitalization in the city, in areas such as smart grid and energy management, intelligent transport systems and Industry 4.0. Julie represents Siemens on the UK Smart Cities Forum and the UK All Party Parliamentary Group for Smart Cities.
Particular areas of specialism include the financing and funding of urban infrastructure through the use of innovate mechanisms and value capture. On this topic, Julie recently co-authored a report entitled ‘Investor Ready Cities’ in conjunction with PwC and BLP Law.
Other recent projects include working with some of the world’s most innovative cities including Tel Aviv, New York and Ho Chi Minh City – both developing and developed cities seeking to enhance their global presence through the use of technology and innovation, and developing proposals for bringing manufacturing back into the city for the purposes of urban development and job creation.