VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
September 2 - 3, 2020

THE WORLD’S LARGEST
ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE

Converge. Create. Elevate.

JULIA THOMSON

Smart Cities Policy Lead, Greater London Authority

Julia Thomson is the Smart Cities Policy Lead for the Greater London Authority. She oversees the Mayor's Smarter London Together road map and advises London's Chief Digital Officer in utilizing data and technology to meet the needs of Londoners and help make London a better place to live, work and play. Julia is interested in how technology can improve city services and spaces for a diverse range of people, and the role of government in shaping the use of emerging technologies. She has over 10 years experience working across a wide range of public policy areas in both London and Melbourne. With a Master of Urban Planning and a Bachelor of Science, Julia sees technology as one of the tools that policy makers can use when working in the built environment, and takes a collaborative, cross-disciplinary and inclusive approach to smart cities policy.