With a keen, hard-earned ability to quickly analyze key business drivers and emerging technologies to develop and execute strategic solutions, Josh Smith has a storied career involving the innovative use of cutting-edge, emerging technology.
An Arkansas-native and military veteran, Smith was instrumental as Metova’s CEO in the founding of the Arkansas Coding Academy and the 10x Cyber Accelerator, a unique program designed to scale Arkansas’ high-growth, tech-enabled ventures. In addition, Smith is the technology advisor for Innovate Arkansas, working with early-stage companies launched in, or relocating to Arkansas, as well as a founding member of the Governor’s Innovation Council.
As CEO of Metova, Smith works with the world’s most interesting companies to develop and implement strategic digital transformation solutions in fintech, telehealth, automotive and industrial manufacturing leveraging mobile, IoT, cloud, data visualization and other advanced emerging technologies. All this while championing and implementing programs that leverage Metova’s world-class tech talent to assist in Arkansas’ technology initiatives.
Before Metova, Smith served as co-founder and chief operating officer at PrivacyStar and has held senior positions with FIS Global and Acxiom.