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Welcome Keynote Address

Join Theo Blackwell on the main stage during the opening ceremony as he explains the role that Generative AI plays in the Greater London Authority as well as the importance of strong startup ecosystem and innovation community for a local government.

Oct 12

09:00 - 09:10

Main Stage

Theo Blackwell

Theo Blackwell

Chief Digital Officer, Greater London Authority

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Appointed in 2017 as London's first Chief Digital Officer, Theo leads on London-wide digital transformation, data and smart city initiatives at City Hall.

His role involves:

* strategic leadership on the digital transformation agenda for London's public services, across the GLA group and the wider public sector
* convening on behalf of the Mayor, across London local government to support the take-up of innovative, technology, and data-led approaches to service delivery and public engagement
* developing and promoting partnership between the public, private and community sectors to enable and support the development of new public service-oriented technology and innovation.


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