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David Wong
Senior Technology and Innovation Manager at Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)


David Wong is Senior Technology and Innovation Manager at SMMT, the UK’s automotive industry body with more than 800 members including all major vehicle manufacturers, component suppliers, aftermarket businesses, technology and engineering firms, and mobility start-ups. David is SMMT’s lead on connected and automated vehicles, digital and future mobility innovation, and electric and fuel cell vehicles. In addition to automotive companies, David often works with stakeholders from technology, transport, telecoms, energy, legal, insurance, infrastructure and government on policy, strategy and market development issues. He is also SMMT’s interface with the start-up community and leads open innovation initiatives to connect the industry with autotech and mobility start-ups from all over the world.

 David sits on the UK Automotive Council Technology Group and is a Non-Executive Director of Cenex. He was a member of the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Future Communications Challenge Group, which advised the UK Government on 5G strategy. David previously worked for the Big Innovation Centre, Relationships Foundation and the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute.