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If/When Jul 6, 2021

Cyber Cities: Smart and Secure

Show Contributors: Dr. Rick Robinson, Nigel Stanley, Paul Thies


On this episode of If/When, we’re discussing cybersecurity with an emphasis on the built environment and the infrastructure needs of smart cities with Dr. Rick Robinson, Jacobs Director – Smart Places, Telecommunications & Digital Infrastructure, and Nigel Stanley, Jacobs Director of Cybersecurity - People & Places Solutions.

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Dr. Rick Robinson is Director of Smart Places, Digital Infrastructure and Telecommunications for Jacobs. He advises cities, infrastructure operators, property developers and investors on the use of technology to improve buildings, infrastructure, places, communities and business and organisational performance. Previously, he has led Smart Cities businesses for Arup and IBM, and was Director of Technology for Amey, where he was responsible for driving advances in digital technology into public services and infrastructure that are used by about 1 in 4 people in the UK every day. Rick collaborates with a network of technology entrepreneurs, Universities and social institutions to explore innovations in digital technology, and has advised the UK Government and United Nations on their impact on the built environment, economy, communities and society. Rick is a member of the UK5G Steering Group, a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the RSA and a member of the Academy of Urbanism. He founded and co-chairs the Birmingham Smart City Alliance.

Nigel Stanley, MSc CEng FIET MIEEE, Director of Cybersecurity – Jacobs, is a specialist in cybersecurity and business risk with over 30 years’ international experience in the industry. Nigel has in-depth knowledge of cybersecurity, information security, business risk, threat intelligence, cyber warfare, cyber terrorism, systems engineering, SCADA and industrial control systems (and applying standards such as IEC 62443 across these domains.) In addition, he has significant mechanical and electronic engineering experience in multiple engineering sectors including light and heavy rail, power transmission, maritime, aviation and communications systems cybersecurity. Nigel is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He has an MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London.