About William G. (Bill) Hutchison

William G. (Bill) HutchisonBill Hutchison is one of the world’s leading pioneers and authorities on the digital transformation of cities into Smart/Intelligent Communities. His background includes more than 40 years of leadership in business transformation, with a focus of more than 20 years on Smart Cities. Smart Toronto ’94 and Singapore’s Intelligent Island in 1997 were early client pioneers; subsequently both cities and many other global city clients of Bill’s have won the world’s top prizes for their “Smart/Intelligent” transformations.

Bill is CEO of Hutchison Management International Inc, a firm that advises business and cities. He is also Chair of i-Canada150, a national consortium of cities interested in pursuing social, technology and economic transformation and opportunities. He is a Partner and Advisor for “Creating Digital Opportunity” and “iCity”, two research projects at the University of Toronto (“U of T”), and he recently completed five years as Board Chair of a ten-university research program into new cloud and IoT (Internet of Things) architectures led by U of T.

Bill has been the Founding Chair or Founding Director of fourteen not-for-profit industry and social service organizations including CANARIE (Canadian Network for the Advancement of Research, Industry and Education), CATA (Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance), i-CANADA150, the National Advisory Board for Science and Technology, chaired by Canada’s Prime Minister, and KINSA, the Kids Internet Safety Alliance. He has also created a number of business start-ups with successful exits.

Bill received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for Service to Canada, and he is a Fellow of the World Academy of Productivity Science. Other honours include: Private Sector Leadership in Canada’s Advanced Technology Sector, Integrity and Professionalism in Information Technology, and the Intelligent Community Forum’s first Lifetime Achievement Award, presented in 2006.

Bill is a professional engineer and a graduate of McGill University.