London Borough of Camden

Outcome of Expression of Interest: Not shortlisted

In the new digital world, there is a strong drive to make better use of connected devices and sensors to monitor on-street activities such as traffic flow, footfall and parking. Being able to offer services which have live updates, particularly for traffic flow, parking availability and air quality is seeing a rise in demand, alongside traditional long term traffic observations to assess the impact of activities like roadworks or crisis management.


Camden already has a developed open data portal which provides access to over 400 data sets from Camden’s services, along with a map tool. Being able to offer live on-street data is a challenge which is restricted by the number of data sources available.


Additionally, Camden has a strong relationship with its Business Improvement Districts, many of whom are looking at being able to utilise sensors and data to provide analysis of customer/visitor movement volumes and habits.


Whilst many councils have a handful of sensors, and portals to display and analyse the gathered data, lack of infrastructure and proliferation of sensors reduces their effectiveness. In order to make best use of sensor data then there needs to be a large pool to analyse along with the supporting connectivity infrastructure.

  • Digital leadership training (for council leaders, service managers or senior executives)
  • Digital and agile awareness
  • Introduction to user research
  • Introduction to service design
  • Introduction to delivery management
  • Introduction to product management
  • Introduction to digital business analysis
  • Agile for teams

Other training requests

Our Camden Plan, the Council’s response to the Camden 2025 vision, has ambitions for us to become a digital council and to continue our digital transformation journey so that all of Camden benefits from the opportunities that modern digital developments bring. Camden would like to ensure that our Leaders in the council have the right skills, knowledge and confidence about ‘all things digital’ to empower our workforce to deliver modern, digital and citizen-centric public services. To help us equip our leaders with the skills and knowledge to realise our digital potential, we would like to pilot the Digital Leadership training proposition by bringing the course into Camden and enabling our leaders to become champions, as well as operating as a host to support partner councils to make the journey with us.