UKtech50 2017 – The most influential people in UK IT

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20. Theo Blackwell, chief digital officer to the Mayor of London

Theo Blackwell was appointed London’s first chief digital officer in August 2017, where he is helping to develop a Smart London Plan. He is also working to promote pan-London collaboration on connectivity, digital inclusion, cyber security and open data and contribute to plans for a London Office for Technology and Innovation. Blackwell has spent 15 years as a councillor in the London Borough of Camden where he has led the implementation of an ambitious digital strategy for the borough. In 2010, he advised the then UK digital champion Martha Lane Fox on local government engagement. 

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