Paul Francis

Director - IoT, Smart Cities and Connected Campus Lead @ KPMG

Paul Francis is a Director in KPMG’s Internet of Things practice, with a focus on Smart Cities including integrated transport and infrastructure, and Connected Campus.

Paul works with clients to tap into the forecast $120 billion uplift in annual economic impact from IoT by 2025. Paul draws on the Firm’s deep industry, technology, policy and analytics insights, to assist organisations to better deliver safe and effective IoT solutions. Paul helps clients with new markets, IoT strategy and implementation, security, data analytics, technology advisory, local and international policy, growth plans, revenue, tax compliance and more.

Paul is actively involved in the Internet of Things community, and is a member of the IoT Council, a think tank for IoT.  Paul is also active with Australian IoT and Smart City organisations, including ASCA and IoTAA.  He continues to write extensively about emerging technologies, including IoT, M2M and Smart Cities.

Paul has more than 20 years’ experience spanning Industry and Consulting across Europe, the US and Asia-Pacific.  Prior to joining KPMG Paul was a Director with another Big 4 consulting firm. Before that his roles have included CTO at a global IIoT organisation as well as Director for a leading Digital agency in the UK.

Relevant Experience includes

  • Smart City strategy, roadmap and community engagements
  • Connected vehicles strategy and rollout for large transport/logistic company
  • Industrial IoT strategy, roadmap and rollout for global mining clients
  • Future of transportation
  • Wearable rollout, targeting health and safety
  • Digital workplace strategy for major Energy operator
  • Smart / connected campus strategy and roadmap