Simon Sylvester-Chaudhuri
Managing Director at Global Futures Group

Simon is a Managing Partner at Global Futures Group spearheading products and programs driving urban innovation as well as the executive director of Civ:Lab, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to scaling solutions for cities globally.

Simon is also a Strategic Advisor to the US Department of Commerce and the International Trade Administration on Smart Cities.

Simon teaches as an Adjunct Professor at NYU's Center for Global Affairs and founded Urban Data NYC - NYC’s largest smart city Meetup (+1,000 members). Simon served on the founding group of the UN’s Digital Technologies for Sustainable Urbanization Network and holds an MS in Global Affairs from NYU where he was the O'Mara Energy Fellow, an MSc in International Business Economics from the Westminster Business School and a BS in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Sussex.