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Submitted by Robyn Francis on November 22, 2023

Washington, 22 November 2023 - 

Smart Cities Council has today announced the appointment of Tom Pennington as Vice President and Global Advisory Lead, a strategic move that reinforces the organization's commitment to advancing urban innovation and sustainable development by advancing the application of science, data, technology, and engineering to enable a safer, more activated, beautiful, and sustainable world now for the future, for everyone.

Tom Pennington is a highly regarded senior executive with extensive experience across a breadth of technologies and platforms, from start-ups and scale-ups to some of the world’s largest global enterprises. With a strong foundation in technology engineering, platforms, and systems, Tom brings a deep understanding of each key business lifecycle stage. His proven track record in creating and implementing growth, execution, and sales strategies, as well as operating models, positions him as a valuable asset to the Smart Cities Council.

Tom's breadth of industry experience, including Technology, Mining, Resources, Energy, Oil and Gas, Financial Services, Defence, Government, and Manufacturing, provides him with an unparalleled network and wealth of contacts not just across Australia but internationally.

"We are confident that Tom's expertise will significantly contribute to the Smart Cities Council's mission and enhance our influence on a global scale," said Corey Gray, who will continue to act in his capacity as President of Smart Cities Council.

Tom's appointment is a testament to the organization's commitment to bringing in top-tier talent to drive positive change in urban environments.

About Smart Cities Council

Smart Cities Council is an objective and neutral network for sharing knowledge and driving capability and capacity. Smart Cities Council is the world's longest-running and most impactful global network that develops and applies science, data, technology and engineering to make the world a safer, more activated, beautiful, sustainable and resilient place, and to inspire and enable others to do the same.

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