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Mayor of London to support Launch of 'Digital London' at ExCeL London's ICC

05 September 2011

Boris Johnson is delighted to support the launch of Digital London at ExCeL London's ICC.

"The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson is delighted to support the launch of Digital London which will take place on 13th-14th March 2012 at the International Conference Centre (ICC), ExCeL London.

This is a key event to galvanise the creation of London as Europe's Digital Hub, the building of Tech City and to deliver a legacy from the London Olympics in 2012.

The event will outline plans to make London the 'Digital Capital of Europe' in terms of its infrastructure to attract inward investment. It will also create an environment to facilitate digital innovation in services and will showcase how digital solutions can stimulate citizen engagement and enable enterprise.

Commenting on the launch, Boris Johnson, Mayor of London: "Digital London is a fantastic showcase for the city. London's position as a centre for technology, innovation and creativity underpins its growing position as the digital capital of Europe. With the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games just around the corner, there is no better time to bring the technology industry together, so that we can ensure London becomes one of the most digitally connected big cities in the world."

Adam Malik, Managing Director, Maven Cast: "We are very excited about the launch of what we think will be a truly innovative event, imagine the 'Davos of Digital', which will be a key driver for growth and opportunity. With the partners we have in place we believe that Digital London will be a key event for building and delivering London as the digital Capital of Europe. We will be inviting visionaries, policy makers and technology leaders from around the world to share their experiences on delivering digital services for both public and private sectors and creating an environment for innovation."

 

Organisations that are helping to shape the event through an industry Steering Group include:

  • Adobe Systems
  • BroadVision
  • COLT Technology Services
  • Google
  • Intel Corporation
  • Match.com
  • Microsoft
  • Qualcomm Incorporated and Vodafone.

Media partners include:

  • NewMediaAge
  • silicon.com
  • ZDNet UK

David Pegler, Managing Director, ExCeL London: "Digital London is not only a fantastic showcase for London and ExCeL, but it also complements the Tech City East initiative and creates a truly sustainable event at ExCeL which will serve as a platform for innovation and investment. London has always been cutting edge and renowned as a city of diversity and culture. It is a city where the world connects, with more destinations accessible in less time than any other international city and we are investing billions in new commercial developments, transport, regeneration and sustainability. Technology is vital part of how London will remain competitive and create jobs, infrastructure and inward investment."