Theo Blackwell MBE

Chief Digital Officer


Biography

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. 

The new Smarter London Together Roadmap, launched by Mayor Sadiq Khan in June 2018, is supporting the collective capabilities of the city through citizen-centred design, data-sharing, smart infrastructure, digital skills and collaboration.  Progress can be followed on the Smarter London Together Report Card.