At UrbanTide, we have expertise in transforming our cities, innovating new products, extracting value from data & technology and engaging diverse communities.

UrbanTide was formed from members of the team that helped bid, plan and deliver the Innovate UK’s £24m smart cities demonstrator for Glasgow. There we worked on the OPEN Glasgow programme that opened up the city's data and created engaging solutions for a broad range of urban challenges. Since then, UrbanTide has grown from strength to strength, working with a wide variety of clients and partners, including Scottish Government, Welsh Government, Scottish Cities Alliance, UK-wide local authorities, National Records of Scotland and Future Cities Catapult. UrbanTide is also in partnership with other private sector organisations including Jacobs, AECOM and CGI.

We believe we can make our cities smart by focusing on the integration of peopletechnology and data to deliver a sustainable, prosperous and inclusive future for everyone.

The urban tide is rising. We will make sure you are ready. 

The Management Team

Pippa Gardner

Steven Revill

Chief Executive Officer
Strategy and Finance

Steven is a project and programme manager with 12 years’ experience delivering technology products and projects with a focus in transportation and infrastructure. 

He co-wrote the winning Glasgow City Council Future Cities Demonstrator bid, led the OPEN Glasgow data team and project managed the City Technology Platform to create a data integration and open data publication platform.

Simon Tricker

Chief Digital Officer
Products & Engagement

Simon has 20 years' experience in the creative and interactive industries. His expertise is in simplifying complex stories into beautiful, accessible products that engage diverse communities.

He led the OPEN Glasgow Design and Engagement team on the UK’s first Future City project and visited India to witness their 100 smart cities plans in action.

Tobi Tonner

Chief Technology Officer
Data & Product Development

Tobi has over 11 years of experience in delivering data management solutions for local and national government organisations across the UK and abroad. 

With his expertise in designing modern web applications and a keen interest in complex data analytics he is now developing UrbanTide's product range. 

Photography by © Julie Broadfoot 

Photography by © Julie Broadfoot 

Pippa Gardner

Co-founder & Director

Pippa is a project and programme manager in smart cities strategy development and smart cities project delivery.

She co-wrote and project managed the successful Glasgow City Council Future Cities Demonstrator bid in 2012, winning a grant of £24 million from Innovate UK. She then led the £7.2M OPEN Glasgow demonstrator programme.

Pippa managed the Smart Cities Readiness Assessment and developed an Outline Investment Roadmap for the Scottish Government in partnership with the Scottish Cities Alliance. She delivers Open Data Training for the Scottish Government and facilitates utilisation of the Smart Cities Maturity Model. She works with local authorities across the UK and represents UrbanTide on an international Smart Cities Reference Panel in Australia.

Our Team


Jacek Dudek

Senior Software Engineer

Jacek is a skilled full-stack developer with specific experience in scalable software solutions. He has worked on the USMART platform since it's early days.

Jacek is pushing the use of the latest industry standards and focuses on engaging the growing USMART Clan of developers and data scientists.

Silvia Colombo

Junior Software Engineer

Silvia is a recent Informatics graduate with experience in smart cities and big data. She is a winner of the Smart Campus Community Contest 2014 and co-author of a big data-related scientific paper published in the Journal for Natural Language Engineering. 

At UrbanTide she applies her passion for big data and UX design by working on both the front-end and the back-end of the USMART platform.

Réka Kovács

Smart Cities Consultant

Réka has 5 years' project management and business development experience in innovative technology projects as well as in community engagement, interfacing and managing communications with users and partners. 

At UrbanTide, Réka engages clients around UrbanTide’s USMART platform. She provides smart cities and open data advice to clients and contributes to partnership developments.