Bristol is Open’s CEO, Julie Snell, has been announced as a finalist in this year’s Smart City Leader of the Year award. Voting is now open online for people to choose their winner from six entrants.

The team at Smart Cities UK has ‘selected 6 of the most dedicated leaders who are accelerating smart city progress within the UK and Europe. Based on their efforts in the past twelve months we believe these 6 nominees harness the exceptional leadership skills required to drive progress for towns and cities across the UK.’

On hearing about her nomination, Julie commented:

“I’m truly delighted to be a finalist at the Smart City awards. Hearing about the nomination was a total surprise. This recognises the hard work and success that my team at Bristol is Open has achieved. Winning this would be fantastic for the city of Bristol, our citizens, Bristol is Open’s partners and for smart city development. Fingers crossed for success!”

You can vote for Julie here.  The winner will be announced at the Smart Cities national ceremony on February 7th in London.