Seven Hills drives campaign to establish the capital’s first truly digital Mayor with the launch of London’s first technology manifesto for the city’s next mayor.
Alongside the combined expertise of Tech London Advocates’ 2,500 tech professionals, business leaders and investors, techUK, the industry voice of more than 850 companies, and London’s only dedicated think tank, Centre for London, Seven Hills launched London’s Digital Future: The Mayoral Tech Manifesto 2016.
The Manifesto offers 13 ambitious policy recommendations across five areas: future-proofing London, infrastructure, investment and funding, skills, immigration and funding and digital London government.
These recommendations are already influencing the candidates’ own manifestos – Zac Goldsmith plans to hire a Chief Digital Officer, while Sadiq Khan has announced his support of a tech talent pipeline, similar to New York’s.
The candidates will have the opportunity to lay out their responses in full at DebateTech, a formal technology hustings event organised by Seven Hills on the 9th February at Here East in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.