Linda Chandler is an Industry Advisor in the Local and Regional Government team at Microsoft UK with a particular focus on Smart Places. Her interest is in the role of digital in place leadership in the 2-5 year timeframe and with that, the convergence of adjacent industry sectors of transport, built environment and energy. Linda is a returner to Microsoft having been the Smart Cities Lead for Microsoft Services at Microsoft both in the UK and APAC for 10 years.
In between her Microsoft roles, Linda was an independent smart cities advisor, working on a portfolio of projects across the pillars of built environment, energy and mobility. Prior to Microsoft, she was Chief Information Officer for the London Development Agency. Linda has experienced many facets of the technology industry in her 30 year career, having worked for systems integrators, large independent software vendors, an analyst firm and a number of start-ups.
Linda is currently part of the Design Council Expert network, an RSA Fellow and Member of the IET. She also sits on the LandAid Tech Network Steering Group.