Director, Smart Cities - Schneider Electric

Gordon is Director of Smart Cities for Schneider Electric, based in Singapore, and is a former Director of Cisco, Urban Innovation and also the former Head of Masdar City Real Estate & Strategy. He is a smart city expert, city consultant, global thought leader in cities, technology clusters, property & infrastructure developer, city developer, and chartered surveyor.

He has more than 20 years of experience in urban innovation, smart city consulting, innovation cluster creation, smart city pilots, urban development, sustainable property development, utility and infrastructure development.

Prior to joining Schneider Electric in 2008, Anne-Marie has held senior leadership roles involved mainly in the IT industry since 2000 in positions directly interfacing with customers.

Gordon has worked heavily in the urban environment on cities and city scale projects globally for the last 4 years with Cisco Systems as a trusted advisor to both the public and private sectors, NGO’s, government leaders with including World Bank and European Commission. In Singapore, he is an advisor to Government agencies & R&D panels and in the UK he is an advisory board member of University College London’s City Leaders programme. He is also on the Advisory Board for the Barcelona Institute of Technology & Habitat.

Gordon brings a strategic understanding and economic development perspective to smart cities and urban development given his background in property development and city / urban development.

He was formerly head of strategy and real estate for Masdar City, one of the world's most innovative greenfield and sustainable city projects in Abu Dhabi. During this time, he was heavily involved with strategy for both sustainable real estate and sustainable utility integration in the areas of clean energy, water, infrastructure, information and communications technology, (ICT), and ICT financing. In particular, he was involved with the development of Masdar City as an economic cluster to drive foreign direct investment and economic diversification.

Gordon was also Vice President, Asset Management Real Estate, at The National Investor, a leading Abu Dhabi Investment Bank. He also held executive positions at Jones Lang Lasalle and CB Richard Ellis in Australia. In 2013 he was ranked No.47 by UBM Future Cities in their Top 100 City Innovators index. Based in Singapore, Gordon is also engagements with cities, governments, and corporations in South East Asia, India, and internationally. He is a member of both The Australian Property Institute and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.