According to the Mayor's office, the Chief Digital Officer will oversee London's transformation into the world's first smart city. He will also have a crucial role in "building collaboration across London’s boroughs, and businesses, to drive the digital transformation of public services and better data-sharing."
Critically, Blackwell will be responsible for London's cybersecurity, data and digital inclusion strategies.
Theo Blackwell, London's first Chief Digital Officer.
Blackwell, whose cabinet member position at Camden Council has him in charge of finance, technology and growth, has more than 20 years of experience in the digital space. He's currently a Policy Fellow at Public.io, helping startups to transform the public sector and advising them on growth practices.
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