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Paul Copping - 2018 Smart City Innovation Accelerator: Smart Cities Europe

Paul Copping

Chief Innovation Officer

Digital Greenwich


Paul Copping is Chief Innovation Officer at Digital Greenwich, serving the Royal Borough of Greenwich, population 270,000.  His role is to engage with industrial partners to deploy integrated technology solutions that will result in more innovative, agile and cheaper services for Greenwich citizens. Paul is currently working on connected and autonomous vehicles; 5G wireless; and a collaborative smart city procurement framework.  Paul has an MBA in Marketing from Cass Business School and an MA in Spanish and French from the University of Cambridge.  His earlier career background is in telecoms (Nortel, BT) and mobility (Transport Research Laboratory) with a focus on corporate development and innovation management. He is a Director of the City Protocol Society and the Chairman of “City Digital Profile” – a new Industry Specification Group at the European Telecommunications Standards Institute