Dan is the Strategy and Partnerships manager for the Smart Cambridge programme, set up to explore how data and emerging technology can help address the challenges that Cambridge and the wider county face such as congestion, poor air quality, infrastructure constraints and the creation of better places. Funded by the Greater Cambridge Partnership the programme has trialled new sensors technologies, networks such as Lora/Sigfox and now 5G, built data infrastructure and tools to primarily support a move to sustainable modes of transport.
Dan has led on the development of autonomous vehicle pilot which launches shortly in the city. The programme recently received funding from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority to expand the work started in Cambridge out into the market towns across Cambridgeshire. The programme is highly collaborative and has worked extensively with the University of Cambridge, local businesses and local communities.