• Theo Blackwell

    Chief Digital Officer, Greater London Authority (GLA)

    As London’s first Chief Digital Officer, Theo will play a leading role in realising the Mayor’s ambition to make London the world’s smartest city, ensuring that the capital’s status as a global tech hub helps transform the way public services are designed and delivered, making them more accessible, efficient and responsive to the needs of Londoners.
     
    Theo joins with extensive public and private sector experience. As Cabinet member for Finance, Technology & Growth at Camden council, Theo established Camden as London’s leading digital borough through its use of public data – and this year they received national recognition as Digital Leaders ‘Council of the year’.
     
    He’s worked at GovTech accelerator Public Group, advising start-ups on the growing market in local public services, and was previously Head of Policy & Public Affairs for the video games industry’s trade body, Ukie.
     
    Theo was recognised with an MBE for services to local government digital transformation in the Queen's 2019 New Year's honours list.
     

    Speaker for following sessions
    • GIS and Open Planning Data
      14:20 - 14:40 Kings Suite

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