Merrick Spain

Founder and CEO, Civic Analytica

Merrick is a strategic thought leader in emerging technology markets, and the Founder and CEO of Civic Analytica, a specialist advisor and provider of Data Platforms, Insights and Services that enhance Liveability, Workability and Sustainability for Cities, Communities and Citizens.

With over 28 years’ experience in a variety of roles including senior management and consultancy roles, Merrick previously led strategy and market engagement in Australia for Telstra in the Smart Cities space, and has been involved in a wide range of technology-oriented sectors enabling an expert understanding of the socio-technical impacts of emerging technologies.

Merrick leverages his diverse experience and deep insight, helping governments, businesses and civic groups understand the possibilities presented by the convergence of the informational and physical worlds for the way cities and communities function and the changing aspirations of the people who live in them.