Laurence Oakes-Ash, CEO, City Science - Imagine Festival

Laurence has spent his career bringing together large, real-time datasets and turning them into actionable strategies. This has been in the areas of business management, automated systems, risk and now energy and transport. In his former life, he managed high-value share trading platforms across Europe and witnessed the radical digitization and automation of the finance industry. He is now applying his knowledge and experience to data-driven decision making in cities.