Jennifer James, Global Readiness Program Director

Jennifer James leads the Smart Cities Council’s Global Readiness Program, which helps communities accelerate their smart cities initiatives and benefits. Prior to joining the Council, she was in leadership roles in smart cities, smart infrastructure and data analytics businesses in the the engineering, utility and technology industries. She has worked with municipal leaders and stakeholder groups to plan, implement and operate smart infrastructure systems to achieve integrated goals of sustainability, resilience, economic development and community well-being.

Jennifer has also advised numerous technology companies about their strategic growth initiatives, and she enjoys applying sustainability and systems thinking best practices to help communities and businesses transform.