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In July 2020 the Mayor of London tasked the Chief Digital Officer for London and the Smart London Board to develop a set of criteria to guide emerging technology in London. In early December 2020, a draft version of the Emerging Tech Charter was published to gather wider views and comments.

As a world-leading smart City Hall is actively considering how new technologies could affect how public services are delivered, support economic recovery, and improve transport and public spaces, and how we work now and into the future. Whilst ensuring that emerging technologies meet the highest standards for all Londoners, including privacy and cyber security.

With its set of principles, it is expected that the Charter will act as a guide to makers of tech for implementing technology in London in a way that will maximise the benefits to the city and Londoners. Suppliers are encouraged to consider the principles in the design and development of any new technology that they are seeking to sell into the public sector, particularly technology that will be deployed in the public realm.

As such as we are pleased to be hosting a workshop with the GLA on the Charter to gather the views of tech suppliers on the principles, including:

  • Are the principles fit for purpose?
  • In what ways could these principles be adopted into your products and services?
  • How can the principles support existing work you are leading on with local authorities on recovery and smart places?
  • How can the Charter help create conditions necessary for SMEs, new entrants and innovators to engage with local public services?
Georgina Maratheftis

Georgina Maratheftis

Programme Head, Local Public Services, techUK

Charlie Wyatt

Programme Assistant, techUK

Laura Foster

Laura Foster

Programme Manager, Technology and Innovation, techUK