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Data Cities

Data has become vital in planning our city housing and transport - but who owns our data and how is it being used?

Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer for the London Mayor's office will be speaking at Future Cities Forum 9 'Intelligent Cities' at White City Place, London on 3rd July.

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 servics 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'.

Previously, Theo has worked at GovTech accelerator Public Group, advising start-ups on the growing market in local public services and was Head of Policy & Public Affairs for the video games industry's trade body, Ukie.

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