Dan is a leading figure in the Smart Infrastructure and Internet of Things sector where he Chairs SmarterUK - the UK smart infrastructure initiative within techUK - and heads global Corporate Development at the award winning software, data and AI technology company Living PlanIT. Dan also chairs the British Standards Institute (BSI) Standards Policy & Strategy Committee.
A former British Army officer, Dan stepped down from Parliament in 2015 where he served on the Energy & Climate Change Select Committee and the Science & Technology Committee, in addition to chairing a number of influential All Party Parliamentary Groups including the All Party Environment Group.
Dan was founding Chair of the All Party Smart Cities Group and has a strong reputation as a thought leader with regard to Smart Cities, the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital transformation. As an MP he was a Parliamentary Adviser to the Green Alliance and a President of the Young Persons Trust for the Environment.