Atos launches Digital Vision for London

London, January 28, 2016

The incoming Mayor of London is being urged to embrace a period of “unprecedented change” to shape the city’s digital future, with Londoners being empowered to transform, innovate and revolutionise the use of digital services to power the public services of the future.

Those were among the calls outlined in a new report Digital Vision for London launched today (Thursday 28 January) by Atos, an international leader in digital services.

The opinion paper was produced by Kulveer Ranger, Director of Digital Public Services at Atos and former Transport and Digital Advisor to Mayor Boris Johnson. It features contributions from a range of experts from the fields of business, technology and civic society.

It sets out a range of policy areas where “Digital Devolution” can empower London and local government to deliver more nimble, efficient and responsive public services.

Noting the foundations already in place to support London’s digital ambitions, the paper sets out a variety of policy areas where the increased use of digital and technological innovations can support better public services in areas including health, emergency services, local government leadership and transport. Specifically focussing on the need for:

  • Redesigning public services for digital accessibility, convenience and value for money
  • Modernising policing via better use of data and technology
  • Taking transport management into an era of dynamic mobility
  • Understanding the future ‘Value of Data’
  • Making London the best ‘Connected Experience’ City in the world

Adrian Gregory, Chief Executive, Atos UK & Ireland said: “Moving around London it is impossible to miss the plethora of new digital services that have emerged almost overnight.
“From Deliveroo to FitBit we are witnessing the near future, and before 2020 citizen sensor networks, social media growth and the digital sharing economy are three of the models that will enable us to produce, use and consume digital services differently. This means it’s about to get easier to connect all the things we do in London; travelling, working, socialising, visiting world famous attractions and discovering new opportunities. All of this will become transformed by the greater availability of digital technology.
“Our public services are also on a transformative journey to ensure they deliver efficiently and provide new levels of engagement, access & mobility as well as new transaction channels, all available via the smartphones, tablets and social media networks that we have already.

“There is a real potential to enhance our experiences through predictive real time mobility, cyber-secure services, personalised visualisation dashboards and much more, realising the real ‘value for data’. My team and I are looking forward to playing our part in making these citizen focused digital visions a reality and making London the best connected services city in the world.”

Kulveer Ranger, Director, Digital Public Services at Atos added: “In this era of political devolution, more will be expected from the public sector in terms of value for money in return for greater autonomy and control. Cities and Local Government will need to harness the opportunities that digital transformation, big data analytics and the mobile smart citizen present.

“No one knows the exact shape of the future, but we are excited and committed to playing our part to ensure that the political leaders of our city develop and deliver a digital vision for London that provides the opportunities and services that this city and its citizens deserve.”

Digital Vision for London also outlines a series of case studies from Edinburgh, Eindhoven and Blaenau Gwent where the use of digital innovations has improved the responsiveness and delivery of public services.

Notes to Editors

For further information please speak to:

Jackie McColl on 0141 221 0707/ 0771 065 1973 or jmccoll@3×

Chris Young on 0141 221 0707/ 07824817977 or cyoung@3×

A copy of the report can be downloaded from the Atos website –

Contributors to the Digital Vision for London report include:

Adrian Gregory – CEO, Atos UK&I

Kulveer Ranger – Director, Digital Public Services, Atos and Chair, Digital Cities Exchange Advisory Board, Imperial Business School

Professor David Gann CBE – Vice-President (Development and Innovation) Imperial College London and Chairman, Smart London Board

David Fitton – Head of Sales, UK Public Sector, Google

Jon Mottershead – Client Executive, Police and Home Office, Atos

Matt Haynes – Digital Public Services, Atos

Andy Everitt – Client Executive, TfL, Atos

Elaine Bennett – Partner, Atos Consulting (Healthcare)

Martin Ferguson – Director of Policy and Research, SOCITM

Alan Grogan – Associate Partner, Atos Consulting

Sandy Forrest- Client Executive for Cyber Security, Atos and Member of Mayor of London’s Cyber Security Advisory Panel

James Frayne – Director of Policy, Policy Exchange

Business Services Association – Policy and research organisation promoting the delivery of efficient, flexible and cost-effective service and infrastructure projects across the private and public sectors.

Tom Dutton – SME Harbour Programme Lead, Atos

Richard Wilson – Portfolio and Strategy Manager, Canopy

Colin Stanbridge – Chief Executive of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)

Tony Lacy – General Manager, UK Transportation and e-Ticketing, Atos

Christopher Joynson – Digital Transformation Consultant, Atos

Isaac Swanton – Business Consultant, Atos Consulting

Jasper Thompson – Digital Sales, Atos

Tom Mault – Business Consultant, Atos Consulting

David Dinsdale – Entrepreneur, Digital, Atos

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion and circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.

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