Nesta, 1 Plough Place, EC4A 1DE
This event gave guests the chance to find out more about the key themes in the GLA's data strategy and set out how to get involved in the further work that it points towards.
Whether we are talking about planning and running city infrastructure, modernising public services, creating a thriving city economy, or simply improving the lives of Londoners, data is playing an increasingly prominent part in the discussion.
London has a rich history of open data, and the city is undoubtedly packed with talent generating value from this new utility. But now is the time to ask if the potential of our city’s data is always maximised. What are the urban challenges and opportunities data has the potential to answer, and what barriers need to be overcome to ensure that the right forms of data are shared to push the capital into a new era of city data exploitation? What role should City Hall play in establishing a city data market that works for all of government, people and business?
- Andrew Collinge, Smart City Lead, GLA
- Prof Helen Margetts of the Oxford Internet Institute
- Gerard Grech, CEO of Tech City UK
- Gavin Starks, CEO, Open Data Institute
The panel also included data experts from city government, central government and business and was be chaired by Nesta's Chief Executive, Geoff Mulgan. Additionally, there was an opportunity for guests to debate the issues that the strategy seeks to address.