Paul Smith

Paul is a communications expert who has also been one of the key figures in developing the UK’s tech startup sector.

He co-founded several international innovation programmes, and advised the Deputy Prime Minister’s office on the development and launch of Tech North. He has significant experience in government relations, as a managing director in the Government of Dubai, and as part the management team at Hyperloop One.

Paul started his career in the media, spending 16 years as a copywriter, editor and executive producer in both commercial radio and the BBC, as an award-winning author, and as a columnist for The Guardian.  Amongst his other interests, he is now an advisory partner for Tech Nation’s visa programme and advises DCMS on regional development in the technology sector.

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