Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., is an urban strategist focused on the areas of urban innovation, entrepreneurship, smart cities and urban mobility. He has published 3 books (Climate Capitalism, 2011; The Emergence of the Urban Entrepreneur, 2016; Post-capitalist Entrepreneurship, 2017).
In 2017, he co-founded Iomob (iomob.net) which is a startup transforming the mobility sector by providing an open protocol for decentralized mobility as a service (MaaS). Iomob has participated in the Wayra UK/Transport Systems Catapult accelerator and the Techstars Arcadis accelerator in Amsterdam.
Boyd also led the foundation of the Blockchain Cities Alliance, forming a growing coalition of organizations committed to advancing the adoption of blockchain in smart cities.
Boyd created the Smart Cities Wheel as a framework for developing and implementing smart city strategies and for benchmarking cities around the globe. It has been translated into Spanish, Swedish, Hebrew and Dutch among other languages. After finishing a three-year stint at Accenture, Boyd obtained his Ph.D. in strategy and entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado (2001).
Specialties: Smart cities, urban & sustainable entrepreneurship, business development, clean technologies, open innovation, design thinking, smart and shared urban mobility.
Shift Automotive Conference
10 September, 2019 • 200 people in the audience
Boyd Cohen highlight where he believes the future of mobility is going, the role of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and the Internet of Mobility in supporting a transition away from single o...
Smart City Expo World Congress 2018
14 November, 2018 • 200 people in the audience
In this conversation we will discuss the role of blockchain in decentralising smart cities and its role in enabling open internet of mobility Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions.
Smart City, Blockchain City
3 September, 2018 • 200 people in the audience
Join us for a keynote from Boyd Cohen on how blockchain will enhance urban city living, and hear from an expert panel on how they are contributing to a smarter city through emerging techn...