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The World’s Smartest City

Recording: The World’s Smartest City, Date TBA

Cities are getting smarter by the day, leveraging technology and data to improve city life.

In 2017 Mayor Sadiq Khan appointed the capital’s first Chief Digital Officer, Theo Blackwell, with no easy mandate: to make London “the world’s smartest city”. Theo brings extensive public and private sector experience to the job, including working for Camden council and advising start-ups. Katherine Oliver created the original Municipal Chief Digital Officer position in New York City in 2011 under Mayor Bloomberg. Through her work at Bloomberg Associates, Katherine now advises city governments globally on civic innovation and technology.

Join Theo and Katherine as they sit down for a candid discussion about building a game plan, smart city trends, and what Theo’s got in store for London.

[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Theo Blackwell

Greater London Authority

Katherine Oliver

Bloomberg Associates

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Format:

Dual

Type:

Session

Track:

Intelligent Future