Julie Snell is the CEO for Bristol is Open, a joint venture between University of Bristol and Bristol City Council developing an ~Open Smart City Research and Development City wide, fixed and multiple technology wireless network. Julie has many years of experience in the telecoms industry, from the technology start-up days of Mobile and as a member of the BT Openzone Public Wi-Fi leadership team.
She has great enthusiasm and passion for innovation that improves the quality of people’s lives.
Julie has a wealth of business expertise gained through her time at Vodafone, BT and the Wireless Broadband Alliance, where she represented BT as board member and latterly Chair of the global Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA). An industry association, which has major telecom operators and technology companies as it members. Julie was instrumental in driving the strategic vision to establish global public Wi-Fi governance in the legal / technology / billing and customer experience areas. Latterly Julie has been working with the WBA’s Connected City Advisory Board engaging the Smart City experts from around the world, which is what lead to the Bristol is Open role.