Smart London: leveraging data to address complex city challenges
Smart cities and public sector organisations are major application areas for the advanced use of analytics. The variety and depth of the data available in a city environment allow local authorities to tackle complex urban issues and to develop new services for citizens and businesses.
In this ‘We Invite for You’ session, Mr Andrew Collinge, assistant director of the Intelligence Unit at the Greater London Authority (GLA) and a public sector advocate for the use of big data and analytics will share the story of how GLA uses data and analytics to support the formation of policy and strategy in London, providing a great, real-life example for public and private sector organisations looking into data analytics in the smart city environment.
||Welcoming drink and sandwiches
||Introduction by Joachim Van den Bergh (senior research associate in the field of Smart Cities and Digital Transformation at Vlerick Business School)
||Smart London: leveraging data to optimise complex city problems, Andrew Collinge, Assistant Director Intelligence Unit (Greater London Authority)
||Closing drink Vlerick Lounge
BIO Andrew Collinge, Assistant Director Intelligence Unit at the Greater London Authority
||Andrew is a member of the Senior Management Team of the Greater London Authority (GLA). He runs the GLA Intelligence Unit, whose job it is to manage and exploit city data so that it feeds policy and strategy development in the authority. He is director of “Sharing Cities”, a €25m European Commission Smart Cities and Communities demonstrator programme being run across the cities of London, Lisbon and Milan. Andrew is passionate about how data and supporting technologies can be used to drive public service improvement and city life. He is responsible for the London Datastore, recognised internationally as a winner in the Open Data Institute’s annual awards, and is working with Nesta to trial a data science approach to public service modernisation. Andrew holds a number of external posts. He is a board member of Funding London, he is also an Honorary Fellow at University College London, a member of the external advisory board of the University of Warwick’s Institute of Science in Cities, and he sits on the Global City Leaders Advisory Board for the World Council on City Data.