Steering Group


Pauline Roche (Chair)
My company RnR Organisation provides project and operational management and event/unconference management to mission-driven organisations and SMEs in the voluntary and community sector, and to grassroots and minority cultural and community groups.

RnR Organisation is a small #techforgood infrastructure social enterprise, supporting the use of tech for impact and social justice.

Chris Price (Secretary)
Digi Consultancy formerly of BCC and Digital Birmingham.

Dr Peter Bishop
CIO & Assistant Director

Nic Cary
Director at Waysphere, Transport Intelligence Ltd. Specialises in helping organisations find and make better use of their data.

Si Chun Lam
Insight Development Manager (Place and Public Sector Transformation)

Jason Davies
Spatial Data Analyst, Transport for West Midlands

Charlotte Johns
Head of Local Economy at the City of Wolverhampton Council and the lead for the smart city agenda.

Teresa Jolley
Future Highways Programme Lead and Secretariat, ODI Birmingham, Director at DEFT153 Ltd; Founder,

Stuart Lester
Digital Projects Officer, Transport for West Midlands

Hugo Russell
Project Manager, Innovation Birmingham Limited
ODI Node Birmingham

Ted Ryan
Director – RnR Organisation

Heike Schuster-James
Senior Development Manager – Institute for Sustainable Futures
BCU Institute for Sustainable Futures

Glyn Simpson
Systems Development Manager at West Midlands Combined Authority

Darren Wright
Director at Inside Outcomes CIC

Ravi Kumar
Digital Leader working in e-Health, life Sciences, digital / Fibre / 5G infrastructure and economic regeneration across the West Midland.

Ardavan Amini
Ardavan is professor of enterprise systems at Birmingham City University.
Tel: 0121 331 5400

Supporting Organisations

Bethan Bishop
Making an impact in healthcare. Creating opportunity, unlocking potential. Innovation through collaboration