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About Smart Footprints

James Sankar is the Founder and Customer Success Consultant for Smart Footprints Pty Ltd.  He shares his professional and personal story here

3 facts about James

 

  • James chairs a Standards Australia Smart City Systems Committee on Smart City Systems, he is also the IEC Australian Head of Delegation.

  • He has more than two decades successfully leading service transformations in the UK, Europe and Australia.

 

  • Examples of success include co-founding a secure guest WiFi global service (eduroam), unified national collaboration platforms, collaborative storage, cyber security and professional services.

James is the chair of the Standards Australia IT-269 committee responsible for IEC Electrotechnical and Electrotechnology Smart City Systems.  He  has more than two decades of experience successfully leading service transformations in the UK, Europe and Australia. Examples include a secure guest Wi-Fi global service (eduroam), unified collaboration platforms, collaborative storage, cyber security and professional services. 

In 2020, he founded Smart Footprints a carbon neutral consulting, advisory and managed services company bringing together Internet and Data expertise and applying this to Smart Sustainable Cities.  The aim being to develop and adopt “smart” standards that can meaningfully progress a much needed transition in the way we work, rest and play in a sustainable way. 

 

He is an active volunteer with interests in extending smart city practices to be inclusive especially to support the vulnerable such as the poor, homeless and refugees and in the use of technology and systems to accelerate the recovery of our natural environment for all living creatures for future generations.

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