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Jen Hawes-Hewitt

Global Cities - Consulting and UK Lead

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Jen leads Accenture’s work with Local and Combined Authorities in the UKI, and is also part of the leadership team supporting Accenture’s Consulting work with city clients around the world.

Jen is regarded as an expert in the domain of Smart Cities. With over 13 years of experience as a strategy consultant, she has worked with national and city governments, developers, utilities, telcos, think tanks and non-profits on smart urban initiatives around the world. She has led teams to provide digital masterplans, business casing and value analysis, new service design, governance and operating model definitions and develop strategic roadmaps to clients in Mexico, Malaysia, the Middle East, Denmark and Estonia. She is passionate about the power of data combined with human-centred design to improve public service outcomes. She has helped cities clients to secure both European and Innovate UK Funds to develop their smart city ambitions.

More recently, Jen has been developing Accenture’s Cities, Communities and Infrastructure practice in the UKI. She is responsible for bringing global best practice to UK clients, understanding the implications of emerging tech to UK cities and councils, and developing relevant thought leadership and industry partnerships. She has delivered multiple digital engagements with West Midlands Combined Authority, supporting their regional digital vision as well as harnessing digital to help tackle homelessness. Jen is an active member on Sadiq Khan’s Smart London Board, helping to develop the Smart London Plan.


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