Pleased to be named LGIU Digital Innovator for 2014 at last night's awards ceremony in Westminster. Camden got this award because of our Digital Strategy, the highlights of which include:
- First council to propose coding afterschool clubs with Code Club in all 43 primary schools, in conjunction with Google and UCL.
- Led London-wide procurement of free public wifi for high streets: now established in 17 boroughs – creating a funding stream for future Digital innovation in the borough.
- Data hackathon with Big Innovation Society and Google, EDF, Barclays, GSK and local residents. Results and learning lessons produced as a report for wider collaboration.
- First London council to use peer-to-peer lending via Funding Circle to lend to local businesses unable to get finance through traditional banking.
- Working with FutureGov and 150 residents to use tech as a driver for social innovation via the Camden Challenge.
- Created various digital inclusion initiatives for social housing and integrated Camden’s IT systems with the Post Office to ensure adequate face to face access for those unable to access the internet.