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LOTI unveils dashboard for improved tech governance in London

The dashboard aims to provide transparent and easily accessible information that will enable the capital city’s 32 boroughs to map and coordinate technologies, contracts and IT capabilities.

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City Tools: London will showcase technologies used across the London boroughs
City Tools: London will showcase technologies used across the London boroughs

The London Office of Technology and Innovation (LOTI) has launched a toolkit and interactive dashboard that aims to help the capital city’s 32 boroughs map and coordinate technologies, contracts and IT capabilities.

 

By making this information transparent and easily accessible, LOTI hopes boroughs will be able to identify new opportunities to collaborate and improve service delivery for Londoners. It also believes it could help re-shape the government technology market

 

Municipal consulting service

 

The City Tools: London platform was developed in partnership with municipal consulting service, Bloomberg Associates.

 

A report also launched outlines key findings and trends, describes several case studies, and provides recommendations for local, municipal and national government.

 

The dashboard, which will become a real-time resource, hosted and maintained by LOTI, has mapped 809 IT systems and their respective contracts and identifies skill levels for peer training opportunities at each borough.

 

“By connecting the dots between boroughs, City Tools: London paves the way for collaboration across boroughs.”

 

“All London boroughs care deeply about providing amazing services for their residents. To do that, they need to have great technology and strong relationships with the best suppliers,” said Eddie Copeland, director of the London Office of Technology and Innovation.

 

“Thanks to City Tools: London, boroughs will now have much richer information about how their technology compares to their peers’, making it easier to share their knowledge and expertise with each other, and look for areas where they can work together.

 

Global City Tools report

 

The City Tools: London report was composed by Omid Shiraji and funded by Bloomberg Associates. The report is based on Bloomberg Associates’ 2018 Digital City Tools report which details how city governments around the world use technology to address and solve urban challenges and drive progress.

 

“Stemming from Bloomberg Associates’ Digital City Tools report, City Tools: London goes a step further and reveals in granular detail the technologies, vendors and contracts that enable London’s services,” added Katherine Oliver, principal of Bloomberg Associates Media & Digital Strategies.

 

“By connecting the dots between boroughs, City Tools: London paves the way for collaboration across boroughs and creates a model for other government entities that seek to work together across arms of government.”

 

LOTI was established in June 2019 to help London boroughs collaborate on projects that bring the best of technology, data and innovation to improve public services and outcomes for Londoners.

 

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