Establishing LOTI

The London Office of Technology and Innovation (LOTI) is a collaborative vehicle to strengthen the boroughs’ ability to innovate, build common capability and to scale-up digital innovation across London’s public services.


GLA, London Councils, Brent, Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Greenwich, Hackney, Kensington & Chelsea, Kingston, Lambeth, Newham, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Westminster.


We will build a shared capability with our Core LOTI membership, to improve London’s capacity to experiment, collaborate on digital and data innovation and to scale the application of successful innovation across London’s public services. We aim to help all London Local Authorities lead, promote, learn from and replicate digital innovation across the capital. 


The project aims to deliver benefits to its members and the wider London Local Authority family through 7 workstreams: 

  1. Digital leadership skills: upskilling senior and middle managers
  2. Collective knowledge: documenting impact and sharing best practice, and supporting market-shaping
  3. Sharing & re-using: better digital networking and systematic sharing
  4. Shared endeavour: better collaboration with GovTech, Tech for Good, and universities
  5. Embedding standards: including the Local Government Digital Service Standard, supporting London Local Authorities’ capacity to benefit from digital transformation
  6. Data analytics coordination: project management for collaborative analytics initiatives
  7. Special Projects: One off opportunities for collaboration (e.g. Govroam WiFi)

What has motivated you to sign up to the Local Digital Declaration?

London Councils represents the 32 London Boroughs and the City of London. We recognise the huge opportunities that digital and data innovation offer for improving the quality and efficiency of local public services and citizen engagement. The LOTI represents our commitment to securing those benefits for London and, together with boroughs and the GLA, have agreed that membership of the LOTI should require commitment to the declaration from all parties.

What do you hope to achieve by signing up?

To lead by example – through the LOTI we aim to help all London Local Authorities lead, promote, learn from and replicate digital innovation across the capital. We therefore want to encourage not only LOTI members but our wider membership and partners to adopt the open and collaborative digital principles the declaration sets out. As an organisation, we also intend to participate in the collaborative technology and service development projects developed by the LOTI for the development of our own pan-London services.