Andrew Collinge | Smart City Lead, Assistant Director of Intelligence and Analysis
Greater London Authority

Andrew Collinge, Smart City Lead, Assistant Director of Intelligence and Analysis, Greater London Authority

Andrew is a member of the Senior Management Team of the GLA.  

He runs the GLA Intelligence Unit, a collection of teams (economics, public opinion research, city data team, demography and policy analysis) whose job it is to provide the insight and analysis and evaluation services that feed policy and strategy development in the authority.      

He is also the Greater London Authority’s lead officer on the Smart Cities Agenda, supporting the work of the Smart London Board and driving a range of partnerships with business, academia and other cities.  He is Director of “Sharing Cities”, a €25m European Commission Smart Cities and Communities demonstrator programme being run across the cities of London, Lisbon and Milan.  

Andrew is passionate about how data and supporting technologies can be used to drive public service improvement and city life.  He is responsible for the London Datastore, recently recognised internationally as a winner in the Open Data Institute’s annual awards, and is working with Nesta to trial a data science approach to public service modernisation (London Office of Data Analytics).

Interested in new models of financing city services, he recently played a key role in organising a collective effort across 6 Boroughs and attracting Big Lottery funding to support the development of a Social Impact Bond for children on the edge of care.  

Andrew holds a number of external posts.  He is a board member of Funding London, an organisation which through loan and equity finance supports small businesses in the capital.  He is also an Honorary Fellow at University College London (CASA), a member of the external advisory board of the University of Warwick’s Institute of Science in Cities, and he sits on the Global City Leaders Advisory Board for the World Council on City Data (WCCD).  In the past he has been a school governor.

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