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Ritchie Somerville Innovation & Futures Manager at City of Edinburgh


Ritchie has worked in a wide range of roles in local government.  He was Programme Manager for the Connected Capital Programme, part of the Urban Broadband Fund.Since 2013 he has worked within the City of Edinburgh Council’s ICT Solutions Team. Originally in the role of Planning, Strategy and Relationship Manager, in 2016 he took on the role of Innovation and Futures Manager.  He developed the Council’s ICT and Digital Strategy for Edinburgh and fosters innovation in the Council and wider city, including establishing the Edinburgh Living Lab.  A Board Member of Digital Leaders Scotland and the Cities Standards Institute, he is a BSI Committee Member and has also worked on the Scottish Cities Alliance Digital programme, most recently in the development of the Smart Cites Blueprint.Ritchie is Member of the Institute for Leadership and Management (ILM) and an Associate of the Association of Project Managers (APM).