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Ritchie Somerville

Head of Strategy, DDI Programme

Ritchie leads the strategy activity of the Data Driven Innovation Programme, enabling the operational activity of the programme across its five Innovation Hubs, ten economic sectors and the five forms of innovation being pursued. He has a diverse portfolio of experience in innovation and the public sector. From running CAD Design Labs, to roles in Urban Planning, Project and Programme Management, Business Development, Company Formation, Broadband, ICT and Smart City development; throughout there has been a linking thread of people-focused data and systems innovation.

A co-founder of the Edinburgh Living Lab, he is a current Committee Member of the BSi SDS/2 Smart Cities Committee, a Member of the Institute for Leadership and Management (ILM) and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

Head of Strategy

DDI, University of Edinburgh