sean audainSean is the City Innovation Lead at Wellington City Council. His career has focussed on Innovation, Smart Cities and the strategic transformation of Local Government.

Sean has lead leads the development of Wellington’s smart city, exploring how Open Data and technologies can help Council understand the city, better talk with citizens and make better decisions.

Sean has an Urban Planning Degree from the University of Auckland and serves on a number of Partnership Bodies including the Open Government Partnership Expert Advisory Panel, Digital Twin Taskforce, the World Economic Forum’s G20 Smart Cities Advisory Group and the Global Futures Council.

Sean's work has received a number of international awards, including Global Innovator of the Year from Harvard University's Innovation Programme and ANZ Smart Cities Leader 2020.