Profile Back to Task Force

Geoff Snelson

Geoff Snelson

Milton Keynes Council

Geoff has worked at Milton Keynes Council since 1998. His role embraces the promotion of Milton Keynes to external audiences and investors and major projects to secure the long-term success of the city – the fastest growing economy and place in the UK. He leads the MK Futures 2050 programme that is delivering a new long-term vision and strategy for the city’s growth. A key project is the creation of a new technology university in the city centre. Geoff also leads MK:Smart 2.0 – an internationally prominent smart city collaboration with a strong focus on innovation and citizen engagement. Projects include a city data hub and internet of things network plus low carbon and intelligent mobility, including the UK Autodrive project that is introducing autonomous transport services to the city.
Geoff chairs the Directors’ Group of the Fast Growth Cities Network and the User Panel of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the World Broadband Alliance and was expert advisor on smart cities for the TCPA & UK Embassy Urbanisation Roadshow to China (November 2016).