Justin Baird FRSA
Innovation, Technology, Management & Strategy
Justin Baird, Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA) brings over twenty years of management and high-tech experience, in areas ranging from research and development engineering, analog and digital signal processing, embedded systems development, hardware and software product management, high speed digital networks, large scale audio processing systems, mobile and web application deployment, android and iOS mobile applications, multimedia technologies, agile team management, and impact focused technologies. He holds two U.S. Patents, four pending U.S. Patents, and has written a number of technical papers within these areas of research.
Justin’s primary focus throughout his career has been to drive positive change through technology, and he has done this at Google, at other corporates, with NGOs including the United Nations, with non-profit organisations, and startups including founding Blue Carbon S2C whose purpose is to achieve real action on climate change at scale, by developing, operating and financing carbon projects, and trading third-party credits and co-benefits.
He has founded, advised and invested in numerous startups, with a focus on the development of emerging technology solutions that deliver societal benefit across many sectors.
Beyond work, Justin is actively involved in many music technology related projects including the establishment of the Global Orchestra that he co-founded to “Harmonize Humanity through Community”. He is a multi-instrumentalist mostly playing saxophone, bass, analog synthesisers, and digital audio processing systems.
At the University of Miami, Justin completed his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, with a dual degree in audio engineering. He continues to follow this passion supporting the local music community.
Always intrigued by the juxtaposition of creativity and technology, he has developed multiple thought-provoking performances of music, robotics and artificial intelligence - from improvisational robots singing and playing real-world musical instruments, through to generative AI agents that translate music into art.