Barry Smith is Head of Technology at Foster + Partners. He is a career technology professional and has specialised in leading technology teams in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction sector since 2001. He joined the Practice as an Associate Partner in 2008 from WS Atkins - Where he held technology leadership roles for seven years. He spent the last year of this working in India, setting up the technology and operations for a 550 person offshore design centre.
From 2008 to 2015 Barry lead the Practices global Information Technology function, supporting expansion into new geographies, refining IT operations and ensuring the right technology was in place as the organisation broadened its portfolio of services.
Barry sits on the company’s management board and provides strategic leadership for a number of technology teams in the Practice: Applied Research and Development, Building Information Management (BIM), IT Operations and Information Systems. He is a member of the British Computing Society, trained in Agile and Prince Project Management and accredited to 'Expert' level in ITIL which is an industry best practice for IT.