Boyd holds a Ph.D. in Strategy & Entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado. Boyd is an expert in entrepreneurship, innovation, sustainability and cities. He developed the smart cities wheel and has benchmarked smart cities around the globe. In recent years he has turned his focus towards urban innovation and entrepreneurship and the sharing economy in cities. His second book will be released in April 2016, entitled: The Emergence of the Urban Entrepreneur, with a foreword by Richard Florida. Boyd is currently a professor of entrepreneurship and sustainability at EADA Business School and Universitat de Vic.