Arcadis, a global design and consultancy organisation for natural and built assets, has announced the appointment of Jamye Harrison to its Smart Cities team as global solutions lead.
Harrison has over 25 years of experience that spans strategy, public policy, design and delivery in transport, infrastructure and smart cities. He joins Arcadis from WSP, where he led the Smart Infrastructure practice, focusing on the convergence of technology, data analytics and digital operations in transport, energy, water and the built environment.
Harrison has held leadership roles in the public and private sector, including as national lead partner – Transport at Deloitte, and chief architect for Sydney’s rail operator. He is also founder of an incubator for early stage smart city and new mobility start-ups, as well as being a finalist in the Wolfson Economics Prize 2017 and Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2018.
Harrison has led the delivery of various inter-agency strategies for state government clients and numerous industry-wide service design and technology architectures for operational control centres, payments, public transport ticketing and energy trading. Most recently Harrison led the operational readiness review for the final commissioning of Sydney’s new Rail Operations Centre, a $300 million state-of-the-art control centre.
As global solutions lead for Smart Cities, Harrison will integrate Arcadis’ design, planning and digital expertise to deliver innovative solutions for building liveable, sustainable and connected places.
“I am looking forward to working with Arcadis to support clients in realising their potential in transforming infrastructure delivery and operations. I’m extremely passionate about using technology, innovation and data-driven insights to better connect people and places,” says Harrison.
“As our cities continue to grow, new challenges emerge, so it’s more critical than ever that we embrace digital disruption and smart design to create better places for people that ultimately improve their quality of life.”