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Theo Blackwell
London’s first Chief Digital Officer. Putting data and technology at the heart of making London an even better place to live, work and visit.
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Cities Today 13h
London launches new tech and office to streamline and coordinate faster adoption of , data and digital skills.
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Corinne Pinfold 14h
Croydon Digital Service is looking for a apprentice! Check it out if you're ready for a change of career and interested in writing stuff for the web that actually improves peoples' lives:
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Theo Blackwell 14h
Replying to @technickle @Medium
Try now - I wasn't my intention to but Medium have done recent changes I think. If behind a paywall obviously defeats purpose!
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Peter Wells 17h
I hear Nick Clegg of that was talking data portability on the radio this am. Some relevant work on Government’s role (incl levelling playing field): Consumer benefits: Competition policy:
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Theo Blackwell 18h
Replying to @LDN_CDO
For 2.0 we’re currently in the process of working in collaboration with partners across the innovation ecosystem to define this year’s challenges and have some exciting announcements to make soon.
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Theo Blackwell 18h
Replying to @LDN_talk
Working with — our 46,000-strong online community — allowed us to involve Londoners directly in user-research, proving very beneficial to the SME when developing their services.
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Theo Blackwell 18h
Replying to @LDN_CDO
Co-design phase resulted in new products being designed, existing ones refined, and business opportunities emerging even for those who didn’t ‘win’.
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Theo Blackwell 18h
Replying to @LDN_CDO
Greatest value to the companies was having their own assumptions about their products challenged during the proposal drafting stage.
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Theo Blackwell 18h
One of last year’s winners  built relationships with , Virgin Media, and National Grid, installing first-of-a-kind public Electric Vehicle charging bays in SE1 & currently developing plans for a Capital-wide rollout...
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Theo Blackwell 18h
Replying to @LDN_CDO
We received over 120 applications, interviewed 35 companies and 14 were selected to take part in the programme with £15k grants. Over a period of 6 weeks these companies worked with their challenge partner (TfL, NHS or a council) &developed a pilot proposal.
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Theo Blackwell 18h
How we are developing Civic Innovation Challenge 2.0 - what we learned from our first year of open call innovation (THREAD)
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Mayor of London Jun 20
To celebrate we’re announcing our biggest-ever this September where 20km of roads will close, so we can leave our cars behind and reimagine our city on foot, or by bike.
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AL and AL Jun 19
Proud to announce the has been nominated as a finalist in the Best Culture and Arts category Industry Awards 2019. Congratulations to the amazing team and all the artists who have made this possible. 🔥💥🏆🥇🍾
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PLEXAL Jun 20
Did you hear? has entered intro commercial negotiations with four members of the programme Plexal’s delivered, which allowed them to procure innovations in a new way. Congrats to ,, and !
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Theo Blackwell Jun 20
Great discussions today with CDOs from fellow European cities & New York on how we build a digital rights framework between cities for deployment of AI and tech
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Rebecca Kemp Jun 20
We need a part-time freelance product person to help people having problems with scams. Diverse applicants welcome! And yes, we are specifically looking for part-time. Quite a few of the team work part-time - including me - and it’s going pretty well so far if I do say so myself
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Eddie Copeland Jun 19
. have launched a call for senior, strategic leaders from councils across the country to take part in a new collaborative network. Get in touch if you are experimenting with new models that work ‘upstream’ of social problems
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Thea Snow Jun 18
Calling tweeps. The Govt Innovation Team is interested in knowing what data you wish you had access to, which would help you do your job better. Looking for personal reflections & anecdotes; or any articles/presentations etc you've come across on this topic.
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PLEXAL Jun 18
is now Europe's hotspot. And there are plenty more entrepreneurs ready to make an impact. If you've got a project, product or solution that can make work more , Plexal wants to help you scale. Apply for support by 12 July:
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Theo Blackwell Jun 18
Boom! Recognition for great work by team over last 18 months. Well done everyone!
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