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Andrew Watkins

President and COO at


As President and COO, Andrew is responsible for’s relationship with the public sector, product/process integration and all operations.  Andrew co-founded in 2017 with Chris Foreman and Cameron Koczon on the principle that greater access to information and transparency would aid the growth of smart city technology.

Prior to, Andrew was the Managing Director of Strategy at UI LABS, an innovation accelerator in Chicago.  In that role, he focused on organization wide strategy and plan, program integration across all labs, business development and customer value capture/success.  Additionally, Andrew oversaw marketing, communication, finance and government relations.  Upon joining UI LABS, Andrew led the standup and launch of the smart city lab, City Digital, from the announcement through launch of the initial projects, including hiring an executive director and operations lead.

Prior to UI LABS, Andrew was a Senior Manager in the strategy consulting practice at Accenture.  At Accenture, Andrew focused on large scale enterprise and finance transformation across multiple industries.  He was responsible for project sales, planning, execution and delivery of client value.  In his time with Accenture, he sold and managed programs more than $10M in fees and delivered client returns of over $100M in recognized savings.

Andrew has an A.B. in Politics from Princeton University.  He lives in Chicago with his wife, Molly, and two kids. 

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