Eddie Copeland

Eddie Copeland

Director, London Office of Technology and Innovation, NextGen Network

Eddie is Director of the London Office of Technology and Innovation, a new organisation established in June 2019 to help London’s boroughs collaborate on projects that bring the best of technology, data and innovation to improve public services and outcomes for Londoners.

Previously he was Director of Government Innovation at Nesta, the innovation foundation. There, he oversaw the organisation’s work helping governments and public sector organisations improve public services, increase citizen engagement and tackle big social challenges.

He is the author of five reports on government use of technology and data, and a book on UK think tanks. Eddie is a regular writer and speaker on how government and public sector organisations can innovate to deliver better results.

He is also a member of the Smart London Board, a group that advises the Mayor of London on how London can harness digital technology and data for the benefit of those who live and work in the capital. In 2018 he was on Apolitical’s list of the World’s 100 Most Influential People in Digital Government.