Smart London 2018

Smart London Camp 2018

Smart London Camp 2018 was the GLA's first Unconference. It took place on 21 April 2018 at City Hall. 

We’re harnessing London's digital talents to improve collaboration and innovation, to investigate how we collectively and collaboratively use data and smart technology, and how we can make it work for us.

The ideas pitched and discussed at Smart London Camp 2018 could directly shape London’s digital future and become part of a new Smart London Plan, to be launched by Mayor Sadiq Khan at London Tech Week in June 2018.

Read the session notes from Smart London Camp 2018.

What do we mean by Smart?

A Smart London uses data and technology together for the good of the city. It mobilises the power of data as the fuel for innovation to design and develop safe, open and inclusive solutions for challenges London faces over the next decade and beyond.

London will grow to more than 11 million people by 2050, which will strain environmental, housing, healthcare, and transport infrastructure across all 33 boroughs if we don’t harness data and digital technologies for our public services. 

To stay ahead of the technology curve, rather than follow it, a Smart London needs new city-wide collaboration between public institutions, private sector, creative, scientific research and tech communities.

What is an Unconference?

An Unconference is an exchange of innovative ideas, where everyone attending has the option of taking part or leading sessions. Leave your job title at the door - everyone is on a level playing field: it’s the ideas that matter.

The agenda is decided on the day. Attendees can pitch their own idea, help shape others’ proposals in discussion and network during and afterwards with fellow practitioners who make things happen in this field.

We hope to run a series of London Unconferences to mobilise the strengths of our great city.

Who's invited?

If you would like to take part in future events, email us on [email protected].