The Smart London Board was first brought together in 2013 to help advise the Mayor of London on how to put digital technology at the heart of plans to make London a better place to live, work and invest. Its members are leading experts in academia, business and entrepreneurship.

In its first year, the Board developed the Smart London Plan, a strategy for utilising smart technologies to help London remain a global leading city. The Plan was launched by the Mayor of London in December 2013 and the SLINs were created as a key commitment of the Plan.

Members of the Smart London Board are:

Professor David Gann, Vice-President (Development and Innovation) at Imperial College London and holds the Chair in Innovation and Technology Management in Imperial College Business School and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Chair of the Smart London Board)

Volker Buscher, Director, Arup

Neil Crockett, CEO of Digital Catapult

Professor Dr Martin G. Curley, Vice President of Intel Corporation

Kru Desai, UK Head of Government & Infrastructure at KPMG UK

Rupert Green, Smart Design Lead at Parsons Brinckerhoff

Gerard Grech, CEO of Tech City UK

Dr Andy Hudson-Smith, Director and Deputy Chair of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at The Bartlett, University College London.

Gordon Luo, CEO of Huawei UK

Peter Madden, CEO of Future Cities Catapult

Alwin Magimay, Head of Digital and Analytics at KPMG UK

Dennis Moynihan, Director of the London Node of EIT ICT Labs

Professor John Polak, Professor of Transport Demand and Head of the Centre for Transport Studies at Imperial College London.

Ian Short, Chief Executive of Institute for Sustainability.

Dr Mike Short, Director of Telefonica Europe

Gavin Starks, CEO of Open Data Institute.

Mike Steep, Senior Vice President of Global Business Operations, PARC

Mukhtiar Tanda, Partner Real Estate and Urban Development at Berwin Leighton Paisner

Paula White, Software Client Architect at IBM

Dr Tim Whitley, Managing Director of Research and Innovation at BT



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Competition winners pitch tech innovations to map London’s utilities underground

Tech businesses in London had the chance to pitch their innovative solutions to an audience of organisations involved in providing infrastructure across the capital, including UK Power Networks, National Grid and Thames Water, at an event at City Hall on 7 June.

The innovators were winners of a challenge-led competition, run by the Mayor of London in partnership with BRE, aimed at bringing forward new forms of technology that could help the capital’s major infrastructure providers gain a shared understanding of the location and state of their underground assets.

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