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Twelfth session of the Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies

5 - 6 December 2019

Salle XII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Christopher Hire is Director Data at 2THINKNOW based in Melbourne, Australia. 2THINKNOW publish the Innovation Cities Index city ranking, since 2007 – the largest of its kind. He shares knowledge from a practical industry background of application of innovation from data science / analysis spanning 20 years solving a wide range of government and corporate problems. A broad range of clients have included numerous US Fortune 500 firms, Australia’s largest firms, Mid-East government, Deloitte (UK), Savills (UK), Samsung, Victorian Government, and municipal governments in U.S., Europe, Japan and Asia.
 
Hire has led or worked hands-on on 800+ data, technology or innovation engagements, and has trained numerous data analysts.  He has special strengths in data related to urban economics, innovation culture, financial services and infrastructure (including mobility). He started his career in design at 20 before switching to data and technology at 23. Having studied Fine Arts and Design in Tasmania, and business later in Sydney he maintains a personal interest in French art, history of innovation, and food of different cultures.
 
Christopher is always open for a meal and a chat on innovation, data, sport or arts.